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Cars speeding through crosswalks putting students at risk

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I am a crossing guard at Second Street and Madison Avenue. Since school started on Aug. 23, 2016, I...

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Liberal media bias on full display in kerfuffle over Trump and Russia

Trump Russia Manafort

Intrepid reporters for major news networks may have unwittingly revealed little-known secrets of successful diplomacy. With all the kerfuffle over American diplomats, senators, and presidential advisers making contact with Russian officials, it has come to light that Republicans have been doing it...


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KUED-TV is a tremendous value for Utahns

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We’ve all heard about the cuts proposed in the president’s budget that include elimination of funding for public broadcasting. We also know from the experience of running our own households that prudent budgeting requires a prioritization of expenditures based upon how valuable they are...


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Utah lawmakers found a way around the 21st Amendment

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In 1933, the U.S. Congress passed the 21st Amendment to the Constitution, thus ending Prohibition. In 2017, the Utah Legislature found a way around that amendment when it lowered the BAC limit to .05. Instead of outlawing alcohol outright, our legislators made it as difficult as possible to drink...


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Sadly, our politicians aren't up to the task of addressing climate change

Ogden lawmaker goes to bat for local issues

Welcome to the Anthropocene! In August 2016, the British-led Working Group on the Anthropocene determined that human beings’ collective impact on the earth is so significant that it will appear in the geologic record. The invention of plastics, the widespread use of nitrogen fertilizers,...


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Cars speeding through crosswalks putting students at risk

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I am a crossing guard at Second Street and Madison Avenue. Since school started on Aug. 23, 2016, I have had eight cars drive through the crosswalk when children or I were in it. Many drivers go 35 to 40 mph, even with the 20-mph flashing lights on. I am convinced the chief of police is not...


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Eliminating mandatory vehicle inspections will hurt Utah public safety

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In your


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Members of Trump's cabinet may not need Meals on Wheels, but many people do

Meals on Wheels

I am writing because cutting Meals on Wheels would be a very serious mistake. I know many people who would be hurt if the program is cut, unlike the members of President Trump’s cabinet, who probably have lobster or T-bone steaks daily. My brother and his wife are in their 90s and still in...


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President Trump is taking everything away from us

Trump-2 health care

If you didn’t vote, shut your mouth and quit complaining. I voted for Hillary Clinton. I’m a divorced white woman in my 60s. I live alone, suffering from severe depression, anxiety and anger problems. I am also physically disabled and in constant pain. I live in a mobile home. Rent and...


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Making money as a paid protester? Sign me up, says this stay-at-home mom

Chaffetz Comes Home-1

I'm a stay-at-home mom, which in reality means I work for no pay. Oh, I've made some extra money here and there, but as every stay-at-home parent knows, it's tricky managing your kids' lives and trying to have a paying job at the same time. I'm also politically active and have been known to march...


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PETA billboard isn't targeting Sage the cat's family

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PETA’s billboard urging everyone to keep their cats indoors isn’t targeting Sage’s family (”Sage didn't deserve to be tortured. Neither does his family, PETA,” March 15 Standard-Examiner editorial). It’s a vital warning that we hope will prevent other cats from...


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