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Hatch and Lee need to strengthen the ACA, not replace it

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Our Utah senators should protect and strengthen the Affordable Care Act, not vote to replace it with Trumpcare. Members of my family would have had no coverage without the ACA, and if Trumpcare becomes the law of the land their coverage will be reduced or eliminated. And there are so many living...


James Comey is honest. No wonder everybody hated him

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Hillary Clinton has stated that James Comey cost her the election. Some have speculated that President Donald Trump was nervous about Comey’s Russia investigation. It would seem Comey, whom Trump fired as FBI director May 9, is hated by both Republicans and Democrats. One explanation might be...


Soulless thieves took an autistic boy's fidget spinner

Fidget Spinner Craze

I just want to thank those who had the gall to take my son's fidget spinner at our apartment building. For lying about not having it. For stealing it from a child who is autistic. For stealing it from a child who has ADHD. For not caring that he is upset and crying. For not having a soul. You think...


Trash along Interstate 15 in Utah is terrible

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I just read the May 12 comments from Mary Wilson regarding the trash along Interstate 15 (“Utah is a beautiful state. People need to stop trashing it, especially along I-15.”) It starts at Layton, and I travel to Roy so who knows how far it spreads. It's terrible. I saw it firsthand...


Sunset residents need to rally on behalf of their fire department

Sunset fire department

The Sunset City Council is preparing to vote on a decision to close the Sunset City Fire Department. Council members have not been very transparent in their deliberations and discussions on this issue. Most Sunset residents haven’t heard about this decision because it has not been reported...


Mussel infestation threatens Pineview Reservoir

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As an Ogden Valley resident who has been watching Pineview Reservoir fill up for the last few weeks, and now with warmer weather, I, like many others, am looking forward to using the reservoir for its beaches, for paddling and for boating. Unfortunately, with this anticipation of summer recreation...


Remember mom on Mother's Day — and every day

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She took her last breath that April morning in bed at Saddleback Women’s Hospital. Her pain had become unbearable. The doctor was consulted and was asked two questions: Could she be given stronger pain medicine and what were the chances of her recovering? Winifred (Winnie) was a month short...


Utah is a beautiful state. People need to stop trashing it, especially on I-15

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Hey, Northern Utah! Are you missing a red bumper, a silver bumper, rocking chair, white tailgate, shoes, buckets, full tires, retreads, a blue ball, large black tarp, kid’s coat or a roll of white plastic wrap? If so, they can be found along Interstate 15 between Willard and Layton. You can...


City needs to check traffic signal on 24th Street

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I believe there may be a malfunction in an Ogden traffic signal. On Wednesday, April 19, I was driving westbound on 24th Street. When the signal facing me went to yellow, I was too close to the intersection to stop safely. A pedestrian began to cross my path southward. I depressed my brake pedal to...


Utahns invited to "A More Perfect Union Constitution Rally"

Utah State Capitol Building, Salt Lake City

A couple months ago an idea for a rally popped in my mind and wouldn't leave me alone. Perhaps it came from the realization that liberty is being threatened both by outside forces and infighting among citizens. I am not your typical rally girl. I'm a mother who enjoys her children, loves America...

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