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Bears Ears National Monument is vital to Native American culture

National Monument West

With all the terrible headlines I have been getting in my newsfeed lately, I truly appreciate the courage of President Obama. The designation of Bears Ears National Monument is a late Christmas gift to the American people from our beloved leader. No matter what Utah legislators may say, this was a...


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Economy isn't as favorable as columnist Catherine Rampell paints it

Trump

I enjoyed reading Catherine Rampell’s column in the Dec. 30 Standard-Examiner (“Trump is being handed a great economy. What happens when it goes south?”). As an election post-mortem it's a perfect example of someone who doesn’t get it. Rampell’s “most favorable...


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Use of the Antiquities Act was justified to protect Bears Ears

National Monument West-2

In their continual carping about the designation of the Bears Ears National Monument, Utah’s elected officials continue to embarrass themselves through false rationalizations. Utah’s congressional delegation, along with Gov. Gary Herbert, continually make the assertion that local...


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Kids don't deserve attention for doing what they're supposed to do

Achievement Club

I really wish we, as a society, would stop glorifying and rewarding people who fail and give a little more attention to those who use the good old-fashioned hard work to get somewhere. In a story that was worthy of the front page Dec. 27, 2016, the Standard-Examiner profiled a student who is...


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Republicans have one standard for Obama and another for Trump

Trump-1

Just imagine if Russia had hacked the 2008 and 2012 presidential elections to help President Obama win. Then imagine Obama said we should all get on with our lives and tweeted how smart Vladimir Putin is. You can bet your bottom dollar the Republicans in Congress would’ve been climbing all...


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Making Bears Ears a national monument protects it from oil, gas interests

National Monument Utah-4

Thank you, President Obama, for designating Bears Ears a national monument for future generations to come. Utah's Republican elected officials don't feel the same way, however, because this designation will prevent some of the big oil, gas and mining interests and many lobbyists from making big...


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Utah needs to get tougher on drivers who use cell phones

Smartphone

Fourteen states, D.C., Puerto Rico, Guam and the U.S. Virgin Islands prohibit all drivers from using handheld cell phones while driving. I vacationed last fall in one of these states, Oregon, and I can assure you it really makes for a safer driving environment. One does not see drivers trying to...


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Fremont choral concert was a night to remember

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Obama deserves thanks for making Bears Ears a national monument

National Monument West-2

Thank you, President Obama! The process of designating Bears Ears as a national monument was transparent, open, and welcoming of all opinions. It has been talked about publicly for two years. Only after U.S. Rep. Rob Bishop's Public Lands Initiative failed, and our legislators couldn't pass their...


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President Obama got it right on Bears Ears

National Monument West-5

Thank you, President Obama, for protecting the unique and sacred lands within the Bears Ears National Monument. I applaud your vision and your courage to stand with all of us who so treasure and honor these places. This announcement represents the culmination of a long and well-vetted process that...


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