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Tuesday’s primary results were hailed as “historic” by a number of media outlets. “Vermont Democrats made history Tuesday,” declared the Burlington Free Press. NPR framed the matter with the same word, “historic,” as did The New York Times, ABC and others. Most were pealing the bells for Ver…

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Your Aug. 16 editorial was "right-on." Calling out a "leader" who makes up his own facts and demeans those who provide actual facts and thoughtful, even if contrary, assessments is a necessary task of media who wish to wear the badge of integrity. It's especially good to see the criticism co…

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WASHNGTON — While Sen. John McCain remains in Arizona fighting brain cancer, President Trump continues his strange demeaning of the Vietnam war hero and former POW.

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“We cannot do it alone” is the phrase generally used by the First Presidency of the Mormon Church when it publishes its annual letter to church employees urging them to give during the United Way community campaign.

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During the 2016 presidential campaign, a man dressed like a construction worker, carrying a pickax, destroyed Donald Trump’s sidewalk star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce promptly replaced it. Just three weeks ago, a different man, presumably with a different…

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Less than a month into his term, President Donald Trump ramped up his “fake news” battle with several national media outlets, referring to them at that time as the “enemy of the people.” The rhetoric continues 18 months later as the term “fake news” now permeates all aspects of our national …

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Recently, I had an individual tell me I should stop focusing on our differences and focus instead on our similarities. She said it made her uncomfortable when I talked about my ethnic background or when I questioned if something might have sexist, racist or homophobic implications — because …

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Here’s an idea: Instead of turning our schools into fortresses to try to prevent the next school shooting, how about we do more? As we contemplate adding metal detectors and bulletproof safe rooms to schools, how about we try an additional approach?

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In the fourth century, the theologian Athanasius wanted Christians in the western Roman Empire to use the Greek word homoousios, meaning “of the same substance,” to describe the Trinity (the Father, Son and Holy Spirit). Some wanted to use the word homoiousios, meaning “of a similar substanc…

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I really enjoy your section Go! and I look forward to reading about upcoming activities, especially for my grandkids. What I’ve noticed lately is that the photos you have been choosing to put on the front cover (as well as on the inside pages) to advertise movies and upcoming events are show…

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Given the foolish consistency that comes with being the hobgoblin of little minds, there was no chance that our big-brained president would be consistent on the issue of “chain migration.” In November, President Donald Trump decried the practice of immigrants sponsoring other family members …

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The behemoths of the internet have shunned Alex Jones, the worm-tongued, often shirtless conspiracy theorist and paranoia monger who hosts a show called “Infowars.” The debate over this cartel-like decision is much larger than Jones now, and it’s taking place mostly on the right.

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Hollywood is getting out of prison this week. That’s the name a friend of mine went by. Having a prison “handle” somewhat designates that you’ve embraced the whole prison experience, and couldn’t hold more true in this situation. Hollywood was my cellie in my first housing unit in Gunnison a…

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“Have any big plans for the summer?” people sometimes ask by way of small talk. I reply literally: “Yes, housetraining a new puppy.”

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I would like to thank the Ogden Pioneer Days committee for the opportunity to serve as the grand marshal for 2018. It has been a privilege and honor and has provided a wonderful experience and great memories for myself and my family. We live in an extraordinary community with a great heritage.

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I encourage the citizens of Utah to vote “Yes” on Proposition #3, which will be on our statewide ballots this fall. Proposition #3 will expand Medicaid health coverage to those 150,000 Utahns whose meager incomes fall in a gap between the poorest of the poor (who currently qualify for Medica…

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As I mosey around town I cannot help but notice how many Trees of Heaven there are growing rampant all over town. I did a little research on those stinky trees and found they were brought to America in the 1700s to grow silk worms. They are horribly invasive. You pretty much cannot kill them…

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VANCOUVER, Canada — Saudi Arabia expelled the Canadian ambassador last weekend, recalled its own ambassador from the Canadian capital, halted new trade with Canada, suspended flights to Toronto, and suspended scholarships for Saudi students attending Canadian universities. The sudden uproar …

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Property taxes are unfair. I can't keep quiet any longer. Something has got to be said about Weber County property taxes. A 35.5 percent increase in two years is out of proportion with our earnings. While property tax has gone up 35.5 percent, my retirement income has gone up 2 percent. My p…

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Many of the nation’s colleges have become a force for evil and a focal point for the destruction of traditional American values. The threat to our future lies in the fact that today’s college students are tomorrow’s teachers, professors, judges, attorneys, legislators and policymakers. A rec…

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WASHINGTON — Democrats who were looking to Tuesday’s mixed bag of special and primary elections for firm confirmation of their much-sought “blue wave” of public Trump rejection had to settle for an interim maybe.

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I'm new to Utah, about nine months, and I am dismayed and shocked to see the lack of caring Utahns display. The Standard-Examiner ran a front page article explaining that the worst day for pollution is July 4, and fireworks are a strong contributor, but we have fireworks anyway. Now into Aug…

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I have been watching the TV news and reading about President Trump’s meeting with President Putin at the Helsinki Summit, and I can’t help thinking about the saying, “What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas.” I wonder if “What happens in Helsinki stays in Helsinki”?

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I went on a hike up Beus canyon recently. I came upon a lady with a dog. The dog came at me, and the lady was barely able to hold him back. The dog was on a leash but still almost got me. About 5 minutes later I came upon a man with three large Lab dogs. They didn’t try to eat me like the la…