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The kids can spy only so many bridges, or search for a Hawaiian license plate only so long before it’s time to move on to another game during those long summer road trips. Many families will test the strength of their relationships this summer by spending hours, maybe even days, seated next …

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“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness … we had everything before us, we had nothing before us.” — “A Tale of Two Cities” by Charles Dickens.

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Earlier today, I was talking to a friend I’ve known for more than two decades when, twice, she prefaced her opinion with, “I feel.” The third time she shared an opinion, she began with, “I think.”

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My husband and I have just returned from a trip to upstate New York. We rented a SUV for the six of us, my husband, and four teenagers: 12 and 13. We were there to see the historical sites of The Church and Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

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Clarity of thought and expression about moral issues is not a core competency of CEOs.

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It’s been just 18 months since I was released from prison, but it seems so long ago. At the same time, the experience completely changed me. I no longer sweat the small stuff in day-to-day life, but yet I really appreciate all the little things. I can’t think of the last time I was stressed.…

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As we approach our Nation’s Independence Day, let us reflect upon the last 240-plus years of the very freedoms that our founding fathers ‘envisioned’ for future posterity and prosperity.

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In Alabama, where a new law denies abortion to women even in cases of incest or rape, a rapist may still pursue custody rights of a child conceived during his assault.

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In 1964, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. predicted that America could elect a black president in 40 years or less. Implicit in King’s prediction is that such an achievement would show that racism was no longer a serious problem in our country. Three years later, King said: “Because of prejudices …

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A recent opinion article, “The Myth of Wage Stagnation” by Phil Gramm and John Early (GE), in The Wall Street Journal on May 18-19, caught my attention. Contrary to my understanding of the economic status of most Americans in the newly structured economy, they paint a very rosy picture of th…

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Both Republican and Democratic politicians want government to “do more” to give parents paid time off.

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It’s true. The American public is losing faith in its traditional news sources. A 2018 Gallup survey of the public’s confidence in U.S. institutions put newspapers and television news near the bottom. Forty percent of respondents reported little or no faith in the printed media, and 45% shar…

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Beneath the perfectly manicured lawns and under the pines and elm trees at the Normandy cemetery lie 9,388 Americans who died during D-Day or in the liberation of France that followed. Among them is a most unlikely combatant, a 56-year-old Army officer who was a wounded veteran of World War …

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I would like to propose legislation requiring the use of headlights 24/7. Many drivers already do this on their own, making it easier for other drivers to see them. All drivers should recognize that vehicles being driven with their lights on are more visible, even on perfectly clear days.

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For the past few months the Utah highway department has been breaking up and repairing Highway 84 eastbound and westbound from the mouth of Weber Canyon to Riverdale. In so doing, they break out bad sections of the highway and pour new concrete in the sections they broke out, but they do not…

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The intellectual right is in the middle of a huge brouhaha, as some prominent right-wing commentators celebrate what they believe is the end of the “conservative consensus” around classical liberalism — free markets, limited government, the sovereignty of the individual and even in some case…

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On the morning of April 28, 1986, an employee of the Forsmark nuclear power plant an hour north of Stockholm was returning from a restroom break when his shoes set off the radiation alarm. Soon klaxons were sounding everywhere. Technicians scoured the plant. No leak. After performing chemica…

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The For the People Act (FtPA), S. 949 and H.R. 1, will give states power and resources to modernize and secure election systems. It will make American elections more free, fair, and accessible to eligible Americans by modernizing voter registration, establishing public financing of elections…

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I'm a 14-year-old student at Roy Junior High School, and next year I'll be in ninth grade and student government. Right now, the school is going on a major renovation. If you've ever driven past it, you'll see what I'm talking about. They're completely demolishing the old building and moving…

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Governing a country of 330 million souls comprised of numerous ethnic groups and one founded on democratic principles that allow citizens to elect their representatives at the local, state and national level is a difficult task to say the least.

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One of Marriott-Slaterville’s residents died a few years ago because an ambulance couldn’t get on the street. There are high-risk children here. One small child almost died on 17th Street because it took so long to clear the crossing to get an ambulance in. It’s not just an annoyance to my c…

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What is it you are promoting with your front-page Memorial Day headline of praising and suggesting 15 children and all males become soldiers is the definition of success? What if everyone had 15 children and their children had 15 children and they were all soldiers? Sounds tribal to me i.e. …

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I want to thank the incredibly generous person(s) who paid for our family's dinner at Zucca Trattoria on May 30. We were celebrating our son's high school graduation and had 12 diners with us. We were completely in shock upon being told at the end of our meal that a kind soul had taken care …

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If there was “great love all around” during President Trump’s state visit to the United Kingdom, as he tweeted Monday, the participants royal and decidedly otherwise were deceptively discreet.

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What motivates us in these highly partisan days? Does the Mueller report exonerate or implicate the president? Does it matter? Is it a question of party loyalty, or is it about, or also about, knowing the facts?

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Uber just filed its first quarterly report as a publicly traded company. Although the company lost $1 billion, investors may still do well because the losses appear to be declining.

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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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The guided missile destroyer USS John S. McCain, “Big Bad John,” was christened in 1992 in honor of the U.S. Navy’s first father-son duo of four-star admirals, “Slew” and Jack. On July 12, 2018, their son and grandson respectively, retired Navy captain and U.S. Sen. John S. McCain III was ad…

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A recent news article shared the story of a baby girl born at 23 ½ weeks weighing just under 9 ounces — about the weight of an apple. Her parents were told they’d have maybe an hour with her before she died. But she didn’t. In fact, thanks to intensive neonatal care, she not only survived, b…

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Special Counsel Robert Mueller should be censured, if not disbarred, for violating Department of Justice rules and turning the legal system upside down for political purposes -- to "get Trump."

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With several septuagenarians competing for the presidency, the ghost of the 1990s looms over the 2020 race. Joe Biden has faced criticism for his sponsorship of the 1994 crime bill. President Donald Trump tweeted, “Anyone associated with the 1994 Crime Bill will not have a chance of being elected.”

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Not too long ago, this newspaper published a response to my article about the HOPE program at the Central Utah Correctional Facility (CUCF). It was written by none other than the executive director of the Utah State Prison — the guy who runs the whole show and is appointed by the governor. W…

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By the time this editorial goes to print, Box Elder School District (BESD) will have relocated all of their Special Education preschool classrooms -- nine to be exact. The Early Learning Center (ELC) will have been dissolved and the children will be placed in already overcrowded elementary s…

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I would like to publicly express my thanks to the management of the Ogden Megaplex Theater. On a recent evening I had reserved two handicap seats for the 7 p.m. showing of "Aladdin." It was difficult to see that one of the seats did not exist but was set up for a wheelchair. When we arrived …