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Recently a young father, staring at his new firstborn son, wondered aloud how he could possibly be everything his little boy needs. His earnest words drove me to consider how my own father managed to be everything his eight children needed. Briefly, he was a man of presence, fearlessness and…

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WASHINGTON — With Donald Trump denied Facebook and Twitter megaphones, he was obliged to take his Big Lie on his reelection defeat to the hustings, where he retold it to the still-faithful in North Carolina and Georgia.

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H.R. 1 has achieved sacrosanct status on the center-left, such that the nation’s democratic future is said to depend on it.

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As lockdowns sent city dwellers “fleeing” to the suburbs for more space, the prices of homes offering that space took off. To play in the bidding wars, homebuyers had to cough up big money and chain themselves to giant mortgages. This painful scenario led many to choose renting over buying, …

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For the first time in American history, a federal judge last week authorized the government to admit as evidence in a criminal case in a public courtroom words uttered by the defendant that were obtained under torture.

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Reading last week’s article about "Weber Health Department vaccinating at its office, phasing out WSU clinics", reminds me that we are finally at the end of this pandemic. As a high school student who couldn’t get vaccinated until last month, this brings me huge relief.

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As in years gone by every Saturday in downtown Ogden, the farmer's market give us all a chance to go and enjoy a day of shopping for freshly grown veggies, fruits, and other items being sold. As well as listen to local musicians and meet friends and neighbors. But what gets me is the fact th…

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The weird and confusing term Critical Race Theory (CRT), appears as something all dressed up in academic gobbledygook with no useful place to go. I much prefer rearranging the letters to equate with a popular local acronym CTR (Choose The Right), as as a guide in teaching in schools about th…

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A driving-a-car request from two nice elderly Ogden people (me and my wife): Please, please drivers, when making left turns, wait for close, oncoming traffic and don’t make us oncoming drivers have to slam on our car brakes. Also, while I am at it, would Ogden City please consider installing…

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COVID-19 is still wreaking havoc globally. Cases in Africa are rising sharply. Hospital systems in many countries, including Nepal, Iran, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka, have been overwhelmed. And Japan — currently in a state of emergency — may postpone this summer’s Tokyo Olympics. This year, the…

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Speaking in Tulsa on the 100th anniversary of the racial atrocity there, Joe Biden belatedly turned to the issue of voting rights, to explain why he is having such difficulty winning passage of the party’s priority legislation.

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WASHINGTON — The refusal of Senate Republicans to join Democrats on a bipartisan commission to investigate the January 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol has confirmed anew that Donald Trump has taken over the Grand Old Party of Lincoln, Eisenhower and Reagan.

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In a May 29 letter to the editor, the writer suggested an instance of counter-culture resistance to bestowing an honorary name to Second Street. A quick search of the origin of the building of the fort yielded this: the fort was ordered to be built due to white settlers' fear of American Ind…

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As a parent and a retired teacher for 33 years I would like to voice my opinion on shortening the hours of school days for the students. A majority of children missed out on classroom teaching during COVID. The coming school year should be filled with as much class time for the students as p…

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This past year has been difficult for many Utahns. A global pandemic and ensuing problems have impacted our day-to-day lives and, for many, created questions about the future. As we finally look to recover from the havoc of the last 14 months, it’s incredibly disappointing to see some of our…

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It has been a problem with traffic and signage for almost a year on Washington Boulevard. I actually wrote an article about this many months ago and, once again, was promptly ignored. I have even filed a complaint with the police "chief" and left him a message or two. His secretary said she …

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Hedge funds are misunderstood aspects of our national and state economy. Many people don’t quite understand what they do, but hedge funds are important actors in our economic system that work and deliver for ordinary Americans. Legislative attempts aimed at curtailing hedge fund activity wou…

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Not that long ago, American shoppers cleaned store shelves of toilet paper. Pandemic panic had fueled the run on toilet paper, the point of it never clear.

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Oh, crud. Summer is here and despite my very sincere vows on Jan. 1, I still haven’t been seized with an uncontrollable urge to exercise, and still less of an urge to eat right. Instead, I’ve tried giving my brain explicit instructions on how it should use the energy from the food that I fee…

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Now that we’ve emerged from what seems like a 17-year quarantine, we see it everywhere: HELP WANTED. Across the state, across the country, businesses cannot find enough people to staff the needed shifts. For you and me, that could mean longer waits, higher prices and even the loss of a local…

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After nine people were shot to death by a public transit worker, who then killed himself in San Jose, the latest mass murder in America, California Governor Gavin Newsom spoke for many on the eve of this Memorial Day weekend.

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The folks visiting the Layton City Vietnam Memorial Wall on Sunday — the day before Memorial Day — walked the football field-long monument searching among the 58,317 names of those who died. Some pressed a finger or bowed their head against a name, left flowers or tried with failed words to …

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Since the founding of the United States of America (The Great Experiment) the world has evolved from where only “Nobles” had rights, were landowners, and there were no free markets. Today, the world generally has religious freedoms, personal freedoms, freedoms of speech, property rights, fre…

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When Mitt Romney raised his hand, along with all other senators, and made a sacred vow to vote the TRUTH as he saw it in the Tump Impeachment Hearings he ha dno choice but to vote the way he did. He is a man of honor. He honored the truth as he saw it, not as other Republican senators saw it.

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It’s been a given that Democrats would benefit from an official probe into the Jan. 6 rampage on the Capitol and Republicans would not. The thinking goes that Democrats would use a commission report to bash Republicans in the 2022 midterm elections. It would certainly detail how former Presi…

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Edward and Kim Caniglia had an argument in their Cranston, Rhode Island, home, during which Edward retrieved a lawfully owned unloaded handgun and placed it on their dining room table in front of Kim and said to his wife, “Shoot me now, and get it over with.” Kim did not touch the gun and le…

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At the turn of the 21st century, America was a unipolar global power. A decade after winning the Cold War, we were an economic, political and military hegemon.

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Raising the price of opioids is probably not a good idea. First, it will increase the cost of everyone's insurance. And for those who aren't covered, it will significantly increase the cost of their opioid prescriptions. 325 mg will be a $3.25 increase per pill. It will certainly encourage t…

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I read with dismay a previous article quoting Mayor Caldwell that he was "briefed" by the Weber Basin Water Conservancy District (WBWCD) on the condition of the water storage in Pineview Reservoir and its effects on the water supply for Ogden City. However after what seems like silly conserv…

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Lumber is among the pandemic’s most recent economic victims, with demand dramatically outpacing supply. Although lumber experienced a sudden drop in production during the COVID shutdown, production quickly recovered to pre-pandemic levels. Higher demand, rather than lower supply, seems to be…

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As soon as the Supreme Court granted cert in the case of Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, I rushed online to see the anticipated outcry.

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When he took the floor of the Senate to reject the Democrats’ Jan. 6 Commission, Mitch McConnell may have salvaged his party’s chances to recapture the House in 2022.

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WASHINGTON — The unholy alliance between former President Donald Trump and House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy in defense of the naked lie that the 2020 election was rigged in favor of Democrat Joe Biden is a peril not only to the Republican Party. It also undermines our basic rule of law a…

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Ogden has as a problem. I see it everywhere. Saplings spring-up in gardens, along fences, next to the foundations of the houses, sheds, and garages. I pull them out but some of my neighbors don't. For the most part the trees are the same species — the species that last September's East Wind …

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With major cases involving handguns (from New York) and abortion (from Mississippi) due to be decided by the US Supreme Court next year, dare we hope that our Congress might be moved — despite the lamentable climate of rancor, partisanship, and extremism — to revive the moribund art of legis…

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A recent report on the GOP session, included a reference to Deidre Henderson’s speech, where, “she accused Biden of jeopardizing the state’s energy sector with recent limits on development on public lands.”