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A Supreme Court case about more than a wedding cake

Gay Marriage Cake

“The job of the state and the law is to protect civil liberties and eliminate discrimination,...

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Philosophically speaking, a college education is a great value

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Jeff Steagall provides four tips to make college “a truly transformative experience.”


Guest Commentary

A Supreme Court case about more than a wedding cake

Gay Marriage Cake

“The job of the state and the law is to protect civil liberties and eliminate discrimination, not promote one belief over another,” writes E. Kent Winward.


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Did a high school teacher go too far with a survey on sexuality and drugs?

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The Weber School District suspended Candace Thurgood for giving her students a 1981 “Dear Abby” survey on sexuality and drug use. After about a week, she’s back at Roy High School. Was her suspension warranted?


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Column: The portrait in Ogden’s Attic

MICHAEL VAUGHAN editorial contributor

The protagonist in Oscar Wilde’s The Picture of Dorian Gray displays an exterior of youth and beauty. Dorian is fixated on the image he displays to the world. Meanwhile, a portrait hidden in Dorian’s attic provides a continuing visual record of his true character, which is a life of...


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A look at how Trump's DACA decision may play out in the courts

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“The Trump administration’s defense of its announcement that DACA is being discontinued doesn’t comport with history, the rules, or even its own earlier attempts to use executive power to thwart and control immigration,” writes E. Kent Winward.


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Remarkably few prisoners die in the Weber County Jail

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“The few yet tragic cases of death in our jail are at a remarkably low level considering the high risk encountered with those we house,” writes Sheriff Terry Thompson.


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Recognizing my history does not minimize yours

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“Over the last nine days I have tried to unravel what this is about. Why would people come to spread hate at a place the community gathers to learn? I believe it must be fear,” writes Adrienne Andrews.


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Artificial intelligence is starting to get creepy

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“I look forward to a world in which technology serves us, not the other way around.” writes Don Porter.


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Ogden police helped UHRC establish needle exchange program

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“Contrary to the editorial by the Standard Examiner’s Editorial Board, the Ogden Police Department and Ogden city administration, including Mayor Caldwell, did not obstruct the opening of a much-needed needle-exchange program, we facilitated it,” writes Chief Randy Watt.


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Trump, the Arpaio pardon, and the balance of power

Arpaio-Pardon Trump

"Given the extreme politically charged nature of it, this case could be around a while,” writes E. Kent Winward.


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