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YCSO Sheriff David Rhodes’ statement on receiving an OUI at Lake Powell

As your Sheriff I have spoken many times about the need for accountability and truthfulness among our elected officials and especially law enforcement officers. Transparency is a critical tenant of our democracy. On Saturday afternoon August 7th, my family and I were boating on Lake Powell.  We had a designated driver for the boat I

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Opinion – Joining the Ranks of the Self-Employed: My Three Simple Rules

The post-COVID aftershocks are many. But a most interesting one to me is the trend towards self-employment. A recent survey conducted by Intuit reported that 28 percent of U.S. workers are self-employed and growing. Since I’ve been self-employed for 21 years, it’s a good time to share lessons learned. I still remember the day I

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Opinion: It’s Time for the U.S. Military to Restore Public Trust

A free, prosperous society is built upon three critical pillars: Trusted political institutions, robust economic institutions, and vibrant social and cultural institutions. These pillars rely upon one another – one weak pillar impacts the others and worsens society. And right now, America’s political institutions are extremely weak – caused in part by two divisive elections,

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Opinion: Fixing the Criminal Justice System Starts From the Bottom of the Ticket

With the final days of the 2020 election quickly approaching, allies of President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden are spending billions of dollars on advertising in an effort to sway undecided voters and gin up enthusiasm among supporters. Promises to “reform the justice system,” and messages of “law and order” have blanketed the

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