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Holiday is primarily to remember those killed on active duty

Obama Memorial Day-8

It’s a bit after our observance of Memorial Day and I’d like to share a few thoughts. My fellow Legionnaires from Baker-Merrill Post 9 of The American Legion, along with many of their...

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Survey says, support Utah's caregivers

Most people have a caregiving story to tell, whether it’s from their own experience as caregivers or that of a family member or friend. But few may realize...


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Users of water must pay for water

Reference to the Standard-Examiner's May 6 front-page article entitled “Relying on faulty water data”: I applaud the efforts of State Senator Wayne...


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Work for retirement security needed

Do you hope to retire one day? If you’re like most Utahns, the answer is a resounding yes. AARP surveyed 1000 Utahns age 25-64, and 89 percent hope to retire...


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Military Update: Dual-service couples could see housing

Many of the 40,000 dual-service couples in the military – members married to other service members – have for years drawn combined housing...


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Holiday is primarily to remember those killed on active duty

It’s a bit after our observance of Memorial Day and I’d like to share a few thoughts. My fellow Legionnaires from Baker-Merrill Post 9 of The American...




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Trade vote reflects long history

“Individual ambition serves the common good,” wrote Adam Smith, masterful eighteenth century analyst of emerging industrial capitalism. Freer trade...


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GOP hopefuls have split economic personalities

The severe recession of 2007-08 was very painful to many Americans. It caused severe economic problems in the country. Many of those problems are still unresolved....


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Why Republicans should support Healthy Utah

“It’s not about the cards you’re dealt, but how you play the hand.” — Randy Pausch, The Last Lecture I voted against President...


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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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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...


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Users of water must pay for water

Reference to the Standard-Examiner's May 6 front-page article entitled “Relying on faulty water data”: I applaud the efforts of State Senator Wayne...