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He had an appointment at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul to collect some documents he needed to marry his Turkish fiancee — a certificate showing that he was divorced from his first wife. He entered the consulate on Oct. 2 at 1:14 p.m., asking his fiancee to wait outside for him. She did. Un…

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In 2009 my picture was on the front page of the paper for an article titled "Who mows park strip in Clinton? Home owners want no part of 'useless' land". Fast forward 9 years and the recommended $60 a year is actually $120 a year. Not only that but for the past nine years I have been charged…

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“The ends justifies the means.” That is a rationale Democrats have adopted in a national conflict of ideologies. It is an open question as to whether or not this conflict will be peacefully resolved. When we resort to violent acts to win a disagreement we need to be absolutely sure of our op…

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There is an ongoing debate on Proposition 2 dealing with medical marijuana. Opposition groups want voters to vote against the proposition, but at the same time they propose that improvement and/or changes to the existing law and the proposition, if approved by voters, should be made by the l…

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We’ve all heard stories about possible interference in American elections by foreign states such as Russia, China, Iran and others. It’s become a topic of international dimensions and worldwide concern.

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On a Sunday morning two days before the crucial California presidential primary, hundreds of college-age volunteers crowded into their candidate’s campaign headquarters on Market Street in San Francisco to get their marching instructions for getting every registered voter the campaign had id…

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The U.S. Constitution guarantees that no American citizen shall “be deprived of life, liberty or property” without being afforded due process of the law. It is one of the bedrocks of our legal system. The 14th Amendment to the Constitution guarantees every person, including those in the coun…

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I overheard a young adult ask her mom how folks ever got anything done before we had the internet and social media. Her mom wisely responded, “Well, do you run them, or do they run you? Because I don’t know how people get anything done with those constant distractions.”

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These have been hard times for American institutions. Over the past four to five decades, confidence in nearly every institution of American life has declined. A 2018 Gallup survey found, for example, that trust in Congress stood at 42 percent in 1973 and dropped to 11 percent this year. Onl…

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With all the talk of division in our country, I believe clean air is something that we can all rally around. After all, who would vote to damage their own bodies, the future health of their progeny, or the beautiful vistas this state treasures? Assurances of a better life for our offspring i…

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I am not concerned that Judge Kavanaugh may have been a heavy drinker in high school and college. I am concerned about his list of lies and the Republicans willingness to overlook them in their hurry to confirm a conservative judge before the mid term elections.

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Am I the only person in the USA who has read the U.S. code concerning "Respect for the Flag"? May I quote US Code, Title 36, Subtitle 1, Part A, Chapter 3, Paragraph 301, Subtitle 171, "Conduct During Playing. "During rendition of the national anthem when the flag is displayed, all present e…

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Brett Kavanaugh gave high-profile testimony that very few people seem to have paid attention to in any detail.

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WASHINGTON — The tactical coup achieved by Arizona Republican Sen. Jeff Flake in gaining a one-week reprieve in the Supreme Court confirmation hearing of Judge Brett Kavanaugh assures more than the FBI investigation into the sexual allegation against him.

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As the campaign manager for Evan McMullin in 2016 I got to see up-close how incredible the people of Utah are. Even though we did not win Utah, we got a quarter of a million votes — 21 percent of the electorate — which was the highest share of any state’s vote for a non-major party candidate…

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What’s the last remaining group in America that can be slandered, smeared, maligned and accused of racism, sexism and homophobia with no proof required? White men.

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Layton desperately needs a homeless shelter. It breaks my heart to see these people, even families with little children without food or shelter. What if it were us - what if it were Jesus? Would we turn him away? 

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Totally unexpected: Recently I made a purchase of gasoline at one of our discount stores, after filling up the machine automatically discharges a receipt. All the receipt showed is the amount of purchase and the cost, and the last four numbers of the card you used.

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They live on the street, often foraging through dumpsters. Some threaten us. Occasionally, they assault people.

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I have drafted many letters because of the recent round of what I consider to be chaos created because a senior member of the Senate with 26 plus years of experience in politics, and others, sat on a document when she was interviewing a person of interest in the document, even when she had t…

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After serving during the Vietnam War as a civilian for the Tooele Army Depot, I returned to my country eager to enter back in to civilian life. While I am now retired, I worked as a mechanic, owner, and operator of semitrailer trucks throughout my post-military career. I have lived an exciti…

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In 1991, I was a college student during the Anita Hill/Clarence Thomas hearings. My friends and I discussed sexual harassment and whether we would report if something happened to us. I was emphatic that I would not allow anyone to compromise my job or make me feel less-than in any way. I was…

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Not for the first time, the criticism reads: “Why don’t you admit it, Shields? You reflexively like politicians.” It’s true. I do like most people who dare to run for political office.

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UDOT is obviously aware of the amount of bicycle traffic over Trappers Loop Highway, SR 167, as they have repeatedly warned cyclists of the potential hazards in traversing the road during the reconstruction period. Why then, was consideration not given to make the route safer for cyclists, p…

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President Trump began his address to the United Nations with some of the boilerplate braggadocio that forms the basis of his rallies. The audience laughed. And, not surprisingly, this became the main story for most news networks and headline writers. That's too bad, because no matter what yo…

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Goats are trending in Utah. Petting zoos are gaining in popularity, and herds of people gather together for “Goga,” a combination of outdoor yoga while goats roam among – and on top of — participants. And now residents are butting heads with city officials over their right to keep goats as pets.

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Every morning in our home, one of the first things I see is a necklace I cherish but have never worn. It is too delicate for that, too meaningful — 264 reminders of what a woman can do when she dares to hope.

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Last week, a man I knew from prison reached out to me and said he was looking for work. He told me he had “messed up a few times” (meaning he had used drugs.) He said, “It’s hard, you know?” He had made some assumptions about me and I had made some assumptions about him. We were both wrong.

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I would like to thank the Ogden City Downtown Alliance for the wonderful time my husband and I had at the Harvest Moon Festival held this past Saturday! One of the most enjoyable things was the restriction of pets (not service or working animals) allowed into the event. My apologies to those…

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The depressing Aug. 30 article by Robert Reich (Annulment instead of Impeachment) is an example of one of the many reasons newspaper readership is decreasing. Reich’s comments are not only depressing, they are treasonous and mendacious. Ex-government officials should be supporters of the ele…