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Retired government worker becoming poorer every year

Digital Wallets-3

I am a retired government worker. I received a raise this year — the first raise in three...

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GOP leadership is out of touch with Republican voters

GOP 2016 Trump

I, like millions of others, held my nose and voted for Donald Trump. As we await his inauguration, here are some observations. When Trump won the Republican nomination, the Republican Party should have done a gut check to see if it had become insulated from the grassroots of its membership. What...


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Retired government worker becoming poorer every year

Digital Wallets-3

I am a retired government worker. I received a raise this year — the first raise in three years. It was 0.3 percent. I figured that by the time they raised my medical costs for just this year, not counting the last two years, I come up with $173 less cash in my pocket than last year. I know...


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Burning a flag doesn't mean you hate your country

Flag Burning Laws

Burning of the flag, in spirit, has nothing to do with dishonoring the country, its people or the armed services. It does have everything to do with disrespecting and rebelling against the policies, laws, injustices, and corruption of the nation's leadership.


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Kudos to students, teachers in Ben Lomond mentoring program

Achievement Club-1

I am writing in response to what to me was a mean-spirited letter from Tracie Gale complaining about giving attention to the current success a Ben Lomond student is finding through a mentoring program at the school (”Kids don't deserve attention for doing what they're supposed to do,:”...


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Driver grateful for help getting up hill in Jan. 4 snowstorm

Lead BZ 010416 Snow 01

I was driving home from work in Ogden the night of that terrible snowstorm on Jan. 4. The roads were snow packed and very slick. Some had not even been plowed. It was after dark, around 8:30 p.m. I am a 68-year-old grandma, and I drive a Volkswagen. I was alone and terrified. I was driving...


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NAFTA isn't the U.S. job killer Trump says it is

APTOPIX Trump NAFTA

What happened to that great sucking sound of NAFTA? Mexico stealing our jobs? Obviously, when a U.S. corporation shifts production south, our jobs go with it. You don’t have to be a genius to see that. But is this not a little too simplistic? Christopher Wilson and Duncan Wood of the Woodrow...


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Trump apparently doesn't want to antagonize Putin

Trump

President-elect Donald Trump has not accepted the findings of our government intelligence agencies in regard to Russia’s attempt to influence our 2016 elections by hacking. It appears he doesn’t want to antagonize President Vladimir Putin because of his business interests in Russia....


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China's infrastructure projects, tiger moms pose a threat to U.S.

China Pollution

I find it amusing to watch President Obama and President-elect Donald Trump play their macho games with Russia and China. The real contest for influence will be economic. Russia will be no match for us, but China will put the game into overtime. China is working on big infrastructure projects like...


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Shared bathroom use is normal

LGBT One School

This transgender bathroom controversy is so absurd. There is this strange but fairly widespread phenomenon where shared bathroom use is normal, if not necessary. It’s called marriage. Despite dire warnings, armpits and bums are washed, teeth brushed, hair and faces are made beautiful or...


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A market-based approach helped reduce sulfur dioxide. Did we learn anything?

APTOPIX Bush Library

My dad was a farmer. Climate was always a wild card. Some years, the climate would cooperate, and some years it wouldn't. But, if climate didn't cooperate one year, he had confidence in the following year. Farming is confidence in a climate norm. What if the farmer didn't have that confidence? If...


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