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    Another Perspective

    Freedom isn’t free, it’s also not well understood

    It’s unfortunate that masks have been politicized when wearing them would benefit everyone.

    Opinion: Nature’s warning shot

    Some say that COVID-19 was completely unprecedented and unexpected. It was unprecedented in the sense that it is a virus not previously known to science. But it was far from unprecedented when you consider the previous emergences of SARS, MERS, Ebola, AIDS, the 1918 flu, to name the obvious ones.

    Opinion: Me and We

    How do you convince children to eat their food? You might say, “Think of all the children starving in poor countries and how lucky you are to have food.” If you want to get ahead in the...

    Coming to terms with growth

    We have all bumped up against taboo topics in everyday conversation, at work, in public discourse, and in popular culture. Death is one obvious example. It is difficult for death to get the attention it deserves as...

    Another perspective: Confronting climate change despite our fears

    When the two of us talk to people about climate disruption, there are three common responses. The first is something like, “Don’t disrupt my beautiful life.” The second is, “That’s too upsetting; let’s talk about something else.”...

    Another Perspective: Weighing rights

    It is common to hear people asserting their rights in many different ways. One is a shallow version of rights, such as when someone insists: “I have a right to faster service at this restaurant or a...

    Another Perspective – Aug. 8, 2019

    Recently, Fox News host Tucker Carlson said that Representative Ilhan Omar has “undisguised contempt for the United States and for its people.” Omar responded that, “Not gonna lie, it’s kinda fun watching a racist fool like this...

    What are capitalism and socialism?

    We hear the terms capitalism and socialism often these days, but rarely do we hear definitions or explanations. Politicians and commentators say things like, “There is no good alternative to capitalism!” or “Socialism is the fairest and...
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    Al fresco: COVID-19 pushes city to permit outdoor dining

    Distancing guidelines would have to be followed and businesses would have to apply for a license.

    The Market on Center

    A new type of farmers market is happening in Moab this summer, and it began on July 23. Dubbed “The Market on Center,” it includes vendors selling food and produce, artisan creations and other items.

    Domestic travel not replacing global visits

    The overall figures for 2020, not just the month of June, are more striking.

    CNY flights more empty than full

    The numbers align with anecdotes from businesses of seeing more Texas and California license plates than typical.

    Abandoned mine reclamation project could begin this fall

    The closure methods include masonry walls, steel grates, rebar barricade and earthen backfill.