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Bishop doesn't care about recreation, the environment or conservation

Bishop goes to bat for his Public Lands Initiative

Our illustrious congressman, Rob Bishop, has a plan. He wants to sue the federal government to the...

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It takes water to make food

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I am writing in response to the article published Aug. 6, 2016, “She wants to Convince Utahns to use less water,” about Faye Rutishauser, the new conservation coordinator for the Utah Division of Water Resources. I am amazed when I hear of people who don't understand it takes water to...


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Rocket scientists need instructors. So do teachers.

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I have been a frequent reader of Mark Saal's column for several years. I have always found his humor amusing and his ideas thought-provoking. However, his demeaning reference to teaching (


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Bishop doesn't care about recreation, the environment or conservation

Bishop goes to bat for his Public Lands Initiative

Our illustrious congressman, Rob Bishop, has a plan. He wants to sue the federal government to the tune of $14 million in taxpayer money to take the people’s public land and turn it over to the state to do with as it pleases. Then there is U.S. Sen. Mike Lee, who will try to ram this...


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Salaries for sheriff's deputies, Weber County commissioners should be reversed

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I just read the article about the sheriff’s office salaries and the commissioners’ salaries (”Weber's property tax proposal raises compensation questions,” Aug. 17 Standard-Examiner). I am very disgusted to think this is true. Weber County Sheriff's deputies make $34,778 per...


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Elect Trump to control immigration, bring jobs back to America

Campaign 2016 Trump Virginia

Donald Trump has been running contrary to the Republican establishment since day one. It is no wonder that he has had trouble endorsing some of the people that were trying to get him to conform to the establishment’s desires rather than what most of the people want. Let’s vote out all...


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Our public lands are an American birthright

Public Lands Battle

As an Ogden resident, I read “Congressman Rob Bishop aims for finality through Public Lands Initiative” in the Aug. 12 Standard-Examiner with dismayed interest. I’m also a Vietnam veteran and former Navy SEAL, who considers our public lands an American birthright. After Vietnam, I...


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Bishop does not represent Mormon values

Bishop hopes for finality with PLI bill

I am new to Utah — Christian but not Mormon. U.S. Rep. Rob Bishop’s campaign manager, Andy Pierucci, stated Bishop’s consistent support is due to Bishop “representing the values and views of the majority of the district.” I do not understand this. Bishop is rude and...


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We need to act on climate change before a Blue Cut fire happens here

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While hiking near home, I noticed an area of sage that had recently burned. My nostrils filled with an uncomfortable smell of charred vegetation and I thought of how quickly that could have had a huge impact on our family, community, and wildlife. I was grateful to read that the Ogden Waterfall...


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Ogden mayor considers bicyclists more important than police, firefighters

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I have several questions for Ogden Mayor Mike Caldwell: 1. Who really takes care of the city? 2. What is the real priority for your administration — a few cyclists or the entire police department and the firefighters? You and the city council approved a bicycle master plan in February that...


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Donald Trump is the lesser of two evils

Campaign 2016 Trump 8-17-16

What I am about to say is only my opinion but I want everyone to know how I feel. At this point in an election year, we always have two choices. Those two choices this year are Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. Trump is one of the most obnoxious people I have ever heard speak. On the other hand, if...


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