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TV viewing a common source of prison friction

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I’ve been interrupted three times in the last two days by rack-ins while trying to write. A rack-in is when the lights flash and a cop yells, “Rack in,...

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Council member responds to letter's claims

Editor, I write this to politely respond to false and misleading claims in the Roger Butterfield letter dated Monday, August 31. Congratulations to Kaysville on...


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Reynolds gets on reader's nerves

Editor, I used to poke fun at John Reynolds’ letters and commentaries but for the last few years he is getting on my nerves. He’s everywhere. Every two...


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Job Corps prepares youth for tomorrow's labor force

Editor, For more than 100 years, Americans have celebrated the great contributions of the nation’s workers on Labor Day. I add my support and appreciation...


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Sowell a welcome addition to opinion pages

Editor, The addition of Dr. Thomas Sowell to the stable of Standard-Examiner editorial page commentators brings home to Top of Utah citizens an opportunity to...


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Reader must stand up and take the side of life

Editor, I must raise my voice and take a stand for life. "All Life Matters," that of all babies born and unborn. All life matters even that being persecuted by...




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Our View: Walk your pet to the dog park

When it comes to the com­plaints about park­ing ac­cess to the new, very pop­u­lar dog park in North Og­den, we agree with the...


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President Obama’s Arctic voyage provides opportunity

President Barack Obama’s trip to Alaska highlights vital foreign policy as well as environmental challenges. The difficulties confronting the global north...


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Republicans and racial fears

After the 2008 presidential election, it was obvious that American politics was entering a new era in which race would figure less than it had before. For the first...


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What the oath of office means to clerk Kim Davis

What’s in an oath? That fascinating question arose as part of a crusade by Rowan County, Kentucky, Clerk Kim Davis to seek a religious exemption from issuing...


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Reader enjoys Behind Bar column

Editor, For some time now, I have been reading and keeping up with Brian Wood’s column, Behind Bars. At first, I was surprised with an inmates sharing, but...


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