Opinion

Standard Deviations: Lessons from the Ogden Marathon? Running is hard

Lead Print MH 051918 Ogden Marathon Mark Saal 03-1

On Saturday, this fat, aging journalist staggered through the 5K portion of the 2018 Ogden Marathon.

Our View

Repair, don't rebrand, Utah Transit Authority

BZ 121817 UTA Bus 02-1

Only in government would a plan to spend $50 million of the taxpayer’s money to “rebrand” a flawed organization gain any traction. Thankfully, here in Utah common sense has prevailed in the case of the Utah Transit Authority and the effort from some to give it a new look instead...


Column

The Innocence Project

Layton City CSI Evidence Room 01

On TV crime shows like "CSI," "NCIS" and "Law & Order," science gets the bad guys. In real life, "science" often ensnares the innocent. Former NYPD Detective Harry Houck gets annoyed when TV shows make forensic science look infallible. "You watch a detective get down and look at a body (and...


Column

Time to end abusive collection practices on student loan debt

Kent Winward

Instead of owing a debt to the benefits of education, we have a lot of debt we owe for education.


Our View

Breaking cycle of poverty in Weber County

Marlin Jensen

Intergenerational poverty is a major problem in Utah. A state report issued late last year, “Utah’s Fifth Annual Report on Intergenerational Poverty, Welfare Dependence and the Use of Public Assistance,” provides great detail into the problem and the larger effect it is having on...


Column

Trump's curious coalition

Robert Reich

Trump's curious coalition endures only because he's a clever salesman and con man. The only way it can possibly succeed at entrenching Trump is if Democrats say and do little or nothing.


Letters

Running first race very satisfying accomplishment

On Sunday, May 20th, I read with interest and amusement Mark Saal's account of his first time running a race. I, too, am a 59-year-old who ran a race for the first time on Saturday, May 19th. I experienced a sense of satisfaction reading his account. There is something inherently comforting in the...


Column

Medical marijuana debate in Utah resembles a NASCAR pileup

Rick Larsen

Along with a conversation about the ballot initiative process, or the appropriateness of threats and lawsuits, Sutherland suggests a conversation about civility: about our willingness to engage and discover for ourselves the facts of any given issue.


Editorial

Following tragedy, Utah's abandoned mines need addressed

Missing Teens Bodies

While it’s important to recognize and celebrate the importance of mining in Utah’s history, we should not let open mines create future tragedies.


Letters

Letter writer right on one hand, wrong on other

As a non-radical Democrat, I take issue with much of Mr. John Reynold’s letter from May 15, 2018. But I'd like to start with where I agree with John; that this is the most contentious period in the last 40 years, and there are a large number of people who distrust and dislike (President...


Column

The Seattle head tax is idiotic

Derugy

This head tax won't be paid by Amazon. Companies don't pay taxes. People ultimately pay taxes. That means that this tax will come out of the wages of future employees, the bonuses and wage growth of current employees, the dividends of shareholders, and the pockets of customers, who will face higher...


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