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My husband and I have just returned from a trip to upstate New York. We rented a SUV for the six of us, my husband, and four teenagers: 12 and 13. We were there to see the historical sites of The Church and Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

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As we approach our Nation’s Independence Day, let us reflect upon the last 240-plus years of the very freedoms that our founding fathers ‘envisioned’ for future posterity and prosperity.

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I would like to propose legislation requiring the use of headlights 24/7. Many drivers already do this on their own, making it easier for other drivers to see them. All drivers should recognize that vehicles being driven with their lights on are more visible, even on perfectly clear days.

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For the past few months the Utah highway department has been breaking up and repairing Highway 84 eastbound and westbound from the mouth of Weber Canyon to Riverdale. In so doing, they break out bad sections of the highway and pour new concrete in the sections they broke out, but they do not…

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The For the People Act (FtPA), S. 949 and H.R. 1, will give states power and resources to modernize and secure election systems. It will make American elections more free, fair, and accessible to eligible Americans by modernizing voter registration, establishing public financing of elections…

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I'm a 14-year-old student at Roy Junior High School, and next year I'll be in ninth grade and student government. Right now, the school is going on a major renovation. If you've ever driven past it, you'll see what I'm talking about. They're completely demolishing the old building and moving…

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Governing a country of 330 million souls comprised of numerous ethnic groups and one founded on democratic principles that allow citizens to elect their representatives at the local, state and national level is a difficult task to say the least.

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One of Marriott-Slaterville’s residents died a few years ago because an ambulance couldn’t get on the street. There are high-risk children here. One small child almost died on 17th Street because it took so long to clear the crossing to get an ambulance in. It’s not just an annoyance to my c…

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What is it you are promoting with your front-page Memorial Day headline of praising and suggesting 15 children and all males become soldiers is the definition of success? What if everyone had 15 children and their children had 15 children and they were all soldiers? Sounds tribal to me i.e. …

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I want to thank the incredibly generous person(s) who paid for our family's dinner at Zucca Trattoria on May 30. We were celebrating our son's high school graduation and had 12 diners with us. We were completely in shock upon being told at the end of our meal that a kind soul had taken care …

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What motivates us in these highly partisan days? Does the Mueller report exonerate or implicate the president? Does it matter? Is it a question of party loyalty, or is it about, or also about, knowing the facts?

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By the time this editorial goes to print, Box Elder School District (BESD) will have relocated all of their Special Education preschool classrooms -- nine to be exact. The Early Learning Center (ELC) will have been dissolved and the children will be placed in already overcrowded elementary s…

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I would like to publicly express my thanks to the management of the Ogden Megaplex Theater. On a recent evening I had reserved two handicap seats for the 7 p.m. showing of "Aladdin." It was difficult to see that one of the seats did not exist but was set up for a wheelchair. When we arrived …

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Five days a week a group of men and woman assemble at meal production building to assemble hundreds of meals for home-bound seniors in Weber County and nearby cities.

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Wow, Mark Saal, you are pretty good with a dog whistle yourself. I really don’t know what to think of your last article. While reading it, I couldn’t help but feel you are in favor of big government. Maybe it was just supposed to be a cartoon. Of course, you will say you like the flying of a…

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On this Memorial Day weekend when America honors its fallen war heroes, I can’t help but wonder where our Commander in Chief (President Donald J. Trump) is. Oh, he’s over in Japan golfing, eating cheeseburgers and presenting the “President’s Cup” to a sumo wrestling champion. In other words,…

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Roberta Blain started her letter by trying to school Marion Jensen on tithing I read both letters and didn't understand why Roberta felt the need to write, but now I want Roberta to hear facts that she either doesn't know about or doesn't care about. I am not being negative, I just want to t…

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With the passing of HB 411, Ogden has a unique opportunity to authorize a path to achieve a net-100% renewable electric energy portfolio by 2030. The term “net” means that the total electricity needs of Ogden will be met by or offset with renewable energy generation from wind, solar, geother…

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People these days are too quick to jump on whatever bandwagon is rolling along without checking out facts for themselves. We need to do our research when a subject comes up that upsets us and we start spewing negativity. Most of the time, if we make the effort to stop before we speak out in …

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Just a note that in the 2018 general session, HB 281 was introduced and passed by the state Legislature that lowered the minimum voting age to 17 for Primary Elections in the state. Not sure if these legislators care to read the Utah State Constitution or if they understand the language cont…

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This country was formed on freedom. Our forefathers fought so all of us could be free, from George Washington fighting the English and Abraham Lincoln freeing the slaves to the U.S. fighting Hitler to free the Jewish and resisting Communism — and many more since then.

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One shooting was enough for New Zealand to responsibly and morally make a change. How many school children need to be killed, traumatized and afraid to go to school? How many worshipers need to be killed and threatened to pray publicly? How many citizens need to be killed and unable to atten…

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Sunday's cartoon, "ENDGAME", has it all wrong. This same cry was raised back in the 1900's when the telephone industry began to replace switchboard operators with automatic switches. Had they not done so, it is calculated that by the 1950s or '60s every man, woman and child on earth would be…

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Once again what is going on at the gas pump in Utah. Just traveled cross country from New York to Utah. The average price was $2.70 per gallon. New York City was $2.79 a gallon; Cleveland, Ohio $2.59; Iowa $2.69; Nebraska $2.65. Utah is in the top five in the country.

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In response to Cherie Gilmore’s letter on May 4, concerning small boy lost at the park: I loved the statement about "preparing your Sunday School lesson or cooking meth." Parents in all walks of life neglect their children. When my daughter was young, she constantly worried about the childre…

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I have followed Kerry Gibson's follies thru the reports that are posted in the standard examiner. This morning's paper portrays Gibson's lawyers opinion that he has a right to privacy which to a certain extent I agree with. The klinker in the mix is he was and is a public figure elected by t…

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On my way home from the mundanity of washing my car, I got to be a guardian angel. It didn't really make me as happy as you might suppose. Here's why. What if I had been a little more thorough at the car wash and someone less safe than I had arrived at the following scene first: A little swe…

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Trump deserves the highest award for the most lies, and conspiracy theories. This administration is like watching a reality TV show of crime and corruption by the rich and powerful. Trumps followers believe he is cleared of wrong doing but they are being fooled. You can’t indict a sitting pr…

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Whether you are a Republican or a Democrat or an Independent, I think it is hard to ignore all the negative things about President Trump that – yes, have been proven to be accurate. That said, I really don’t understand how President Trump ‘s base never seems to deviate from the 40% range. To…

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Another Salute to Willie Moore — although I was raised in Weber County, my family lived outside of Utah for 20 years. Over those years I started to visit different barbershops in various cites, counties and states across the country. Upon returning to Utah, my fine father, knowing my interes…

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The article on Saturday, April 13, about the BYU students wanting to change the Honor Code and how it conducts business causes me some concerns. Let's say there were 500 students that were involved in the protest. The student population at BYU in 2018 was 33,498. I invite you to do the math.…

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I was happy to read about the upgrade planned for the Treehouse Museum in Ogden. My 4-year-old grandson, Dax, and I have been attending regularly for the past two years. I will be signing us up for our third year soon.

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Once again Utah has taken the path of least resistance. Though we talk about clean air and quality of life, the truth is that we don’t want to undergo the challenges to make it happen. Rather than follow EPA guidelines to clean up our polluted air, we pursue litigation. This is the current i…

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The military has warned us that climate change is dangerous on many fronts, including direct impacts on our military infrastructure and the destabilizing forces causing conflict and migration abroad. Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson announced the need for $4.9 billion additional funding to…

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Jamal Bell’s shooting was completely justified and not in any way racially motivated, according to some reader’s comments that followed the SE article. After all, he had a knife and refused to comply with police shouting orders. Case closed.

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Last January, President Donald Trump quietly changed the traditional definition of Domestic Violence and rolled back women’s rights 50 years. Under Trump, the Justice Department redefined domestic violence to only include physical harm that would constitute a felony or misdemeanor. The new d…