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Letter: Thank you, Congressman Moore!

We want to express our sincere appreciation to Congressman Blake Moore and his Outreach Director Travis Campbell. Their quick action to cut through the federal bureaucracy and facilitate decisions for Weber County's projects is greatly appreciated. When our Commission office reached out ...

Letter: Rejecting Republican efforts to change voting laws

150 years ago right-minded people, people who supported Republican Abraham Lincoln, pled, fought, and prayed that the opportunity to vote might be extended to all the residents of this country. It wasn’t until 100 years later that President Lyndon Johnson signed into law the Voting Rights Act ...

Letter: Letter of thanks to Washington Heights Church

Here at YCC Family Crisis Center, we were able to provide Christmas gifts for 189 children this year thanks to the generosity of our community. These are children whose lives have been impacted by domestic violence, homelessness, and other traumatic experiences. We have worked long hours to ...

Letter: Republican leaders do not honor Dr. King

Millions of Americans joined together on Monday to honor the life and work of Martin Luther King Jr. Here in Ogden, the local chapter of the NAACP organized a march and event with hundreds participating. Yet at this very moment every single Republican member of the House and Senate stands ...

Letter: A Republican’s response to Leonard Pitts

Recent national commentary by Leonard Pitts Jr., as printed in the Standard-Examiner on Tuesday, Jan. 18, is interesting and enlightening to some degree. Mr. Pitts offers several quotes ascribed to Martin Luther King that show Dr. King to have been in favor of replacing our current democracy ...

Letter: Rep. Wilcox mum on racial disparity questions

I spent the morning of Martin Luther King day reflecting on his life and accomplishments by listening to the “Community Spread” podcast, where a local black poet, Schkyra Mourning, read Dr. King’s famous letter from a Birmingham jail. Scrolling through social media that day, I saw many ...

Letter: Governor should be doing more during COVID crisis

When Governor Cox was first elected to office, I was so pleased to see that he respected the science of Health and worked to combat our COVID crisis. However, as the months of this Pandemic have continued, our numbers heightened and Utah has been in the top five states for high COVID numbers ...

Letter: Utah’s booming tech sector deserves congressional support

For decades, Utah's government has provided numerous resources and benefits for startups and small businesses and continues to help foster relationships between businesses, education, government, and our communities. In doing so, Utah remains among the top five states for businesses in the U.S. ...

Letter: LDS women lack equal opportunities in the church

Keith Burns, “LDS women need more opportunities, not more praise”, 12-11, hit the nail on the head, calling out LDS church leadership to end their “soft influence tactics”, praising sisters while simultaneously “restricting [them] from serving in upper leadership positions[,] ...