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Let's build a memorial for veterans of all wars

Editor, In regard to the proposed construction of a replica of the Vietnam Wall in Layton: I understand the emotion and drive to construct this memorial. A...


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Stupid computer overlords bent on destroying planet one lawn at

Finally. An actual, useful application for this newfangled social media thing that doesn’t involve posting videos of various animals being...


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Our View: Thumbs up, thumbs down

Thumbs up: To the Procter & Gamble Company, which plans to expand its operations in Box Elder County creating an additional 200 jobs. This expansion of the Bear...


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Senators accept plan to squeeze commissary benefit

The Senate Armed Services Committee has accepted a Defense Department plan to pare taxpayer support of base grocery stores, which if enacted into law would lower...


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Clearfield marriages: I now pronounce you $150 poorer

Just in time for the traditional June wedding blitz, I figured you young lovers out there could use a little free nuptial advice. And my advice is this:...




Guest Commentary

Careful response is required to North Korea’s missile moves

“Egregious” and “grotesque” is how United States Secretary of State John Kerry has described North Korea’s reckless international...


Letters

Veteran appreciates restaurant for military appreciation day

Editor, I wanted to take the time to thank Chick-fil-A for its outstanding tribute to the military with their “military appreciation day“ on Wednesday,...


Letters

Thought control run amok

Editor, Think like me, or else ... The Commander-in-Chief's graduation speech at the Coast Guard Academy this week added command guidance on how to think about...


Letters

Paper doesn't understand the Fourth Amendment

Editor, It amazes me that the Standard-Examiner lately seems to lean toward curtailing the rights of our ciizenship in disregard of the Constitution and the Bill...


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Bike stolen from wife suffering from Alzheimer's

Editor, A few weeks ago someone stole a keepsake bicycle from our garage. My wife and I bought our matched pair of Schwinn five-speed bikes 44 years ago. They are...


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