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    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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    DWR to conduct checkpoints to help prevent the spread of quagga mussels

    By state law, DWR officials are authorized to conduct administrative checkpoints on various roadways throughout the year to help prevent the spread of quagga mussels. These are different than mandatory inspection stations at bodies of water and other areas because all vehicles — not just those transporting watercraft — will be directed off the road.

    Gas prices creep up as holiday dawns

    The national average price of gasoline has risen 2 cents per gallon in the last week, averaging $1.86 per gallon Monday.

    Nominees sought for Theodore Roosevelt Genius Prize Advisory Council

    It will focus on endangered species protection, invasive species management, poaching and wildlife trafficking prevention, and nonlethal solutions to human-wildlife conflicts, according to a press release from the department.

    Obituary: Michael Arehart, 1950-2020

    On Nov. 21, 1973, he married his wife of 47 years, Ann Sparks of Nephi, Utah, in the Manti Temple. To this union came four children, Teresa “Tee,” Mindee, Trevor and Monica.

    Obituary: Richard Fullam III, 1952-2020

    Richard was born in Brooklyn, New York on April 24, 1952 to Richard J. Jr. and Dorothea A. Baetz Fullam.