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Our society has been devastated by the novel coronavirus. Although some measures have succeeded in controlling the rate at which it spreads, nothing has succeeded in eliminating it. Although they are good practices that we should follow, social-distancing, masks, hand washing and disinfectin…

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Every spring for the last nine years, I’ve emceed the graduation ceremony for my College of Engineering, Applied Science & Technology at Weber State University. We postponed the convocation this year, and I didn’t get the chance to talk to the graduates and their families, asking them wh…

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Do you really think, as Donald Trump said several days ago, that “We’re back,” and the crisis is ending? You shouldn’t. We need to be smarter and do more. So I write in response to Mr. Bishop’s rejection of the $3 trillion in new aid for Americans suffering from COVID-19 last weekend. Like h…

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Last week’s Mother’s Day was a true example of how we don’t realize how much we value something until we can’t have it. Like being able to hug your mom. My mom lives in an assisted living facility. Like similar facilities throughout the country, it houses residents who fill COVID’s “at risk”…

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Over the course of our nation’s history, Native Americans have suffered a long string of injustices. Among the most egregious, however, was the federal government’s neglect during the Cold War years when hundreds of the Navajo developed severe forms of cancer and respiratory illness as a res…

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Child exploitation cases merit federal prosecution. My office files dozens of child exploitation cases every year. Each year, the ages of the children in the images get younger, and an increasing number of offenders use online platforms to target children.

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Fortunately, since my last month’s column, the COVID-19 curve seems to have flattened somewhat through the sacrifices of many. But the repercussions have rippled through society, both imposing restrictions and offering opportunities on what remains possible.

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On Saturday, April 18, after a month of social distancing measures, over 100 protesters gathered in Austin in a “You Can’t Close America” rally in dissent to “an overreach of governmental power.” Similar protests were held in several cities across the U.S. Small government and checks and bal…

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All citizens of Utah should be worried, if not shocked, by the exclusion of Jan Garbett and any other legitimate candidates from the ballot for the upcoming election. Her exclusion by state official is disturbing, if not deplorable and dangerous. That action should be rethought, reversed and…

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America’s public lands belong to the American people. In normal times, many of us regularly visit national parks, wildlife refuges and other recreational sites spread out across more than 500 million acres of land managed by the Department of the Interior.

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In this time of economic uncertainty and the unfortunate requirement of social distancing, we understand the worry our residents and business owners have. We, like you, are concerned about our families, health, businesses and are looking forward to the day when the annual neighborhood block …

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“Please keep your arms and legs inside at all times and enjoy the ride,” the announcer would say before each roller coaster ride would begin. When I was younger, I can’t tell you how many times I heard this and it didn’t even phase me.

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National emergencies have a way of uniting us. They also have a way of highlighting those things that go unnoticed during everyday life but are essential to maintaining the standard of living we expect. The COVID-19 pandemic is certainly doing that now.

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Life as we have known it has gotten weird. Pandemics, earthquakes, social chaos — what comes next? Most of us assume this time will pass and life will soon return to normal. What if it takes longer than we expect? What good can possibly come from the current panic that has spread throughout …

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I recently sorted through a shelf of three-ring binders filled with four years of college work, tossing most of those papers into a large black garbage bag. Assignments from double majors of communications and English produced hundreds of papers that were once so critical, and now ... just t…

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In 1817 David Ricardo, in “Principles of Political Economy and Taxation,” proposed his theory of comparative advantage where he argued that trade policies in England were protectionist. Comparative advantage proposed that beneficial trade, between two countries and two products, for example,…

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When I was 19, I voted for Bill Clinton for president. I knew he was well-liked internationally, and I believed this would keep us out of war. In my painting class at a local university, I was the only one who voted Democrat. When I was 7 or 8, my father had brought me back a toy donkey from…

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The power of will is a free gift that is given to every person born into the world. This will can be either strong or weak depending on the desires and attitudes of the owner. Unfortunately, will is often diminished by our subject-driven school system. On the other hand, free will can be inc…

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Within hours of learning that Iranian General Qasem Soleimani had been killed by a U.S. missile strike, I issued a statement calling Soleimani’s death “a big victory for the safety of the American people.”

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Politicians’ rhetoric suggests that they are interested in fairness and efficiency in economic policies that are good for the society as a whole. However, they end up implementing economic policies that might please a selective group of voters or sectors. The book “Advice and Dissent” by Pro…

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My parents were experts at saving money. Not having much of something does that to you. Their frugality was so skilled that, growing up, I didn’t realize how limited their income was. Dad’s earnings as a TV repairman stretched to support a family of nine.

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Bloomberg should consider running as a Republican. Currently the Republican Party has no candidate for 2020 that has both money and minimal integrity. William Weld has integrity, but no money and Donald Trump has money but zero integrity. He was recently found to have taken money he claimed …

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You are cordially invited to help save the earth by standing up and speaking out at an Ogden City Council meeting at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 3, in the Municipal Bldg., 2549 Washington Blvd. The Community Renewable Energy Act (HB 411) enables cities to opt-in for 100% renewable energy sources by…

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I never set out to specialize in the concept of “work-life balance,” or what we now call “work-life integration.” But when I was a doctoral student at the University of Minnesota, I was asked to teach a semester-long course on work and family relationships. Did I mention that I had four smal…

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A few years back, I took up obstacle racing. Typical races are 8-13 miles long with 15-25 military style obstacles. It always intrigues me after every race to hear people talk about how it was the hardest thing they have ever done. Sure the races are difficult, but I wouldn’t consider them t…

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Weber County citizens have a rare opportunity to cast their votes on the question of whether or not a study of the current Weber County form of government should be undertaken. Other counties in Utah have recently engaged in similar studies as populations, budgets, staff and citizen demands …

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Last year, the world’s leading climate scientists warned that we had 12 years to limit global CO2 emissions, or our planet faces a bleak future. Meanwhile, closer to home, emissions cloud our air and produce a haze over our beloved Wasatch Front.

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On Oct. 4, Utah Sen. Mitt Romney spoke out about the president’s unusual request for China to assist in opposition research against Joe Biden, the leading Democratic candidate for the 2020 election. As of this writing, Romney is one of only four Republican senators to express his concern abo…