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Guest Commentary

Housing allowance rates have slight rise, but not in Ogden

Basic Allowance for Housing (BAH) paid to a million service members living off base in the United States will rise by an average half percentage point in January as...


Our View

Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus

We take pleasure in answering thus prominently the communication below, expressing at the same time our great gratification that its faithful author is numbered...


Letters

Obama shows courage on Cuba policy

Editor, Since many Republicans are rabidly anti-Obama 24/7, we shouldn’t be surprised that they’re now frothing at the mouth at President Barack...


Letters

Now is time to focus on growing economy

Editor, November saw the best job gains in three years, the federal deficit is shrinking, the stock market is robust, and the Fed is expressing enough faith in the...


Letters

We need to fund vaccinations

Editor, At any given time, my Facebook newsfeed contains at least one anti-vaccination post. How comforting that herd immunity and access to medical care...




National Commentary

Bushes 3, United States 0

Still recovering from the sonic bombshell dropped by Jeb Bush announcing he was officially upgrading his prospective candidate status from... considering the...


Standard Deviations

Saal in 60 seconds (or so): What do you hope Santa will bring?

This week, Mark Saal is asking people what they asked Santa for Christmas this year. Happy Holidays from the Standard Examiner!


Guest Commentary

Preserving holiday memories

Two years ago, my dad had a heart attack shortly before Christmas. That holiday season was devoted to caring for my father. He passed away less than a week after...


Our View

Our View: Utah can afford a gas tax

We remain impressed with the tenure of Utah Gov. Gary Herbert. He has led our state in a mature, reasoned manner, supporting conservative principles while also...


Guest Commentary

Peace and war at Christmastime

This Christmas season, devoted to charity and peace, is also the seventieth anniversary of the Battle of the Bulge, the largest land battle in the history of the...


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