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An unlikely candidate for president of the United States, Marianne Williamson, recently announced that in our current tumultuous political climate, her goal would be to fight hate with love. The pundits made fun of her. I wonder why. Have we as a society become so cynical that idealism is a …

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As a nation stumbling toward humanity, we recognize change is often slow to come and even slower to be accepted. Fifty-five years ago, President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act of 1964, preventing employment discrimination due to race, color, sex, religion or national origin. T…

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Summer finds me in my garden, pulling crab grass. I’ve tried everything to get rid of it, but it comes down to sifting through the dirt, pulling out one root at a time, which allows room for reflection as my mind searches for something to occupy it.

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OGDEN – Ogden School Board members approved a budget for 2019–2020 and voted unanimously against holding a truth-in-taxation hearing in August at its board meeting Thursday night.

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Life has a curious way of reminding you who is the boss. Most recently, I’ve been out of commission due to a spine surgery that I delayed because of an intense desire to get one more thing done. And, get it done I did. But now, I am taking time to heal, not because I necessarily want to, but…

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My family volunteered to help with Ogden’s Golden Spike Sesquicentennial, the celebration of a century and a half since the completion of the first North American transcontinental railway. What a great party. Of course, as Standard-Examiner columnist Mark Saal noted, given all the hype and c…

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Brent and Jennie Taylor’s story began at Brigham Young University. As undergraduates, their roommates set them up, pitching to Jennie that Brent was the male version of her.