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Guest op-ed: Cottages of Hope’s impact on our local community

Sometimes people just need a little help. Whether it’s from a church, the government, a teacher or a friend, we’ve all been in a position to need financial help or guidance to move forward. This is especially true for those who rely on the safety net our community and state provide to be ...

Guest commentary: Acceptance key for reducing suicide among LGBTQ+ in Utah

According to the Utah Department of Health, Utah has one of the highest suicide rates in the nation. It is the sixth-leading cause of death among adults, as well as the leading cause of death among youth ages 10-17. The risk of suicide is even greater among Utah’s LGBTQ+ population. A 2020 ...

Guest op-ed: The Constitution is more than an out-of-power buzzword

It's become a time-honored tradition in recent American history for the out-of-power concerns to begin talking about the U.S. Constitution, the checks and balances of our Republic and federalism. Often, resurgent forces rally to the idea of constitutional values and fight to take back control ...

The Homefront: Giving ourselves the best gifts money can’t buy

It’s the season for contemplating the right answer for the inevitable question, “What do you want for Christmas?” Remember what your mom used to say? “Oh, I don’t want anything. I’ve already got everything I want.” That was a really sweet response, but it didn’t help when you ...

Guest op-ed: Investment in children lays foundation for human capital growth

Human capital consists of skills and knowledge and is one of the most significant sources of economic growth in the country. Human capital makes people more productive and, as opposed to physical capital such as machines and instruments, it is the source of innovations and technical change. It ...

Guest op-ed: Faction — The Founders’ original sin

It has long been a truism that the strength of the Republican party lies in its head and the strength of the Democrat party lies in its heart. The Republican mind says that democracy can only be maintained when the nation preserves liberty and safety for persons and property and promotes ...

Ferro: Organizations navigate supply chain issues

Last month in this column, I noted how we can all navigate supply chain issues in time for the holidays. Organizations have been navigating and learning how to manage that for years, especially the last two years. The stories offer many lessons in creativity. Last week, I attended the weekly ...

Guest op-ed: Oh Christmas tree

Sometimes life hands you a moment of perfection. I don’t deal well with these moments at all. For example, one year we went to buy a Christmas tree. The first tree we saw was a perfectly proportioned spruce exactly the right height AND it was on sale! It was cut absolutely straight, so when ...

Guest op-ed: Appreciate moral courage

The secretary of the Weber County Republicans lost her job, in part because she “lamented the ‘cult of Trump’ within the county party" (22 Oct. 2021). The reality of the Trump cult is not debatable. Trump — not his enemies — told the nation there was a Trump cult when he boldly ...

Guest op-ed: Ogden community deserves a rejuvenated Marshall White Center

I’ve spent the last several days listening to folks talk about how influential the Marshall White Center was to their upbringing. My friend Omar remembers swimming at the MWC when his family first moved to the States. “It has always been a place that makes you feel welcomed no matter how ...