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Listen to reason, not the noisy narrow
When I listen to readers talk about problems in our political system, I don’t hear about individual issues (taxes, public land ownership, education funding, etc.). I hear readers say that elected o...
Dec 16, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Thanksgiving sales erode the holiday
On a television news program, a woman is seen on Thanksgiving complaining about retail stores opening on the holiday. It mars tradition, she says, and forces store employees to leave their families...
Dec 10, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Cyclops: How I’ll remember Bill Cosby
You have likely heard the accusations against Bill Cosby. You might be trying to process how you feel about the entertainer, the family-friendly comic and acclaimed spokesman for responsible “black...
Dec 03, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Letter from the Editor: Can Black Friday darkness give way to holiday brightness?
On the day after Thanksgiving, ABC News reported on some of the craziest moments from Black Friday shopping. In London, shoppers attacked each other over discounted electronics. According to a YouT...
Dec 03, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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From the Editor: 10 things I have learned about people during the holidays
The holidays are upon us and we will soon be meeting and mingling with our families. If you are like me, you love being with your family, but the holiday gatherings inevitably bring encounters with...
Nov 26, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Cyclops: Free markets and the government play a role in our quality of life
As an American, I live and breathe capitalism, the notion that free enterprise and individual behavior is a better solution than a doctrinaire government in meeting needs and challenges (of course,...
Nov 26, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Becoming a community in unity
by Gayle Horn, Cedar Area Interfaith Alliance member
Nov 26, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
The hectic holiday season is upon us. We are bombarded with the messages of acquiring and giving. We are beset with so many things to get done and so many expectations. In the time it takes for you...
Letter to the Editor: The arts in Cedar City
Nov 19, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
To the Editor: Six months ago I moved to Cedar City from another part of the country. I am a proponent of all of the fine arts – music, drama, and dance – and have been a teacher of music education...
Cyclops: Listen to the nuts – hold onto your wallet
by Bryan Gray
Nov 19, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
This column comes from a book, but it’s not “in” the book like you would think. Last year, during a trip to New York City, I bought a “bargain barrel” mystery at the Strand, the Big Apple’s most fa...
From the Editor: Lessons learned from football and food
by Jeff Lowe
Nov 12, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
Maybe you’re the same way, but every time I sit down to watch a sporting event that has any amount of personal meaning, I place a rather significant emotional gamble on the rest of my evening. In e...
Cyclops: In retrospect, we all make mistakes
by Bryan Gray
Nov 12, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
A teacher sent a note home to Thomas Edison’s mother. The boy, wrote the teacher, “was too stupid to learn.” Benjamin Franklin’s mother-in-law was hesitant about letting her daughter marry the prin...
Cyclops: An exam to discover ‘True Utahns’
by Bryan Gray
Nov 05, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
A talk-radio host analyzed Utahns last week as “normal and friendly peoples who hold similar values.” He feared, however, that the continuing trickle of out-of-staters migrating to Utah could chang...
National News
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Army has finished its investigation into how and why Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl disappeared from his base in Afghanistan and leaders were briefing Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel this afternoon, officials said Friday....
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WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama declared Friday that Sony "made a mistake" in shelving a satirical film about a plot to assassinate North Korea's leader and pledged the U.S. would respond "in a place and manner and time that we choose" to the hack attack on Sony that the FBI blamed on the communist government....
2014-12-19 14:49:13 -0700
DENVER (AP) -- The parents of Colorado theater shooter James Holmes begged Friday for his life to be spared through a plea bargain - a move that rekindled the long-running, emotional debate about whether the horrific details of the mass killing should be played out at his upcoming trial....
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