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Guest op-ed: Do you have a plan in place for wildfire season?

As Ogden continues to deal with the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s important to recognize that other emergencies, such as wildfires, can still occur throughout the year — often with little or no warning. When these events happen, safety is the No. 1 priority, leaving little time to ...

Andrews: Resisting equality?

Gentle reader, I am coming to you today with a question. It may seem like a simple one, but really, it is multilayered and will require you to be patient with me. So, here goes: Do you believe in equality?What was your gut response? Yes? No? Maybe? Sometimes?Now, peel back the layers of your ...

The Homefront: This Boomer Zoomer is grateful for the technology

There’s something ironic about a Boomer sitting in a Zoom meeting talking to a 20-something professional about the Boomer’s 86-year-old mother’s needs. That thought went through my mind as I sought answers to some challenges my aging mother faces in her assisted living setting. I’m in ...

Guest op-ed: Join the fight for zero

We live in challenging times. Faced with a global crisis, we continue to experience the pandemic’s impacts on our communities, our economy and our way of life. Each of us has been affected in one form or another, some through financial strain and others through illness, loss and loneliness. ...

Guest op-ed: The Supreme Court and the wealth tax

As the Biden administration looks for sources of revenue to pay for legislation addressing <a href="https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2021-03-15/biden-eyes-first-major-tax-hike-since-1993-in-next-economic-plan" target="_blank">infrastructure and climate ...

Guest op-ed: We can act now to fight wildfires

For the 2021 fire season, the writing is on the wall. The West, despite a few days of intense winter, is far drier than it was leading up to last year’s record-breaking fires.As a hotshot crew member, the reality of what’s to come fills me with two distinct thoughts: money and dread. With ...

Ferro: What’s in your freezer

“Where’s the burger?” I heard from downstairs as my wife rummaged through our small basement freezer. I got up and checked our hand-written freezer inventory. “It should be there,” I shouted down, imagining her navigating around multiple objects including a huge, year-old bag of ...

The Homefront: We didn’t know what we didn’t know in 2019

The people we were in 2019 are different from the people we are in 2021. That’s because 2020 was sandwiched between those two years, and 2020 was a year that changed us.In 2019, we didn’t know how much of what we were doing was truly vital, and how much of it was unnecessary fluff. In 2020, ...

Guest op-ed: President Biden must do more on criminal justice reform

President Joe Biden’s executive order canceling contracts with private prison operators was a nice gesture. Given the perverse incentives behind for-profit mass incarceration, this was welcome news for the 14,000 people in applicable prisons.But what about the 2 million-plus Americans who ...