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For over a decade our district has had strong legislative representation. With the change in political landscape, we now have the opportunity to select a new representative. It is critical that our voice is not lost in transition and we elect a state legislator that can continue the good wor…

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Three years ago or so, our Legislature increased the gas tax by five cents to repair roads because they did not want to receive any federal funding. Now, they want another 10 cent increase! I’m all for education, our children, and anything that goes along with educating our children, but the…

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Mitch McConnell just announced the Republican Party plan to reform Social Security to pay for their permanent tax cuts for the rich. Rob Bishop and Mitt Romney will also get in line. The answer is will you get in line behind them too?

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The last conversation I had with a dear friend before I learned of her suicide was about how she missed going to her Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints ward and how she longed to return. But was afraid too, because she knew her bishop would be required to excommunicate her and her w…

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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 nine years and the recommended $60 a year is actually $120 a year. Not only that but for the past nine years I have been char…

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We don't govern our country by mob rule, social or liberal media, but by our elected officials, who abide by the rule of law. Chuck Schumer declared "there is no presumption of innocence" regarding Judge Brett Kavanaugh.

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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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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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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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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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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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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…

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On behalf of the Alzheimer’s Association, Utah Chapter, I want to sincerely thank all those individuals and companies that participated in the 2018 Weber County Walk to End Alzheimer’s on Aug. 25 at the Historic Ogden Amphitheater. We had 99 teams and nearly 400 people attend the event. Toge…

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Two hundred and twenty-two years ago this month George Washington delivered his Farewell Address. Its solemn warning about partisanship shows remarkable prescience.

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It’s been a very unpleasant summer. It’s been hot and smoke has filled the air from July to September. Before opening the windows in the evening, I check the PM count. Most evenings the PM count has been in the yellow or orange range. Last week there were a few evenings when the skies had cl…

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General elections are coming up soon – November 6. Mail-in ballots will be mailed around October 16. It is every citizens’ right to vote and a right that should not be taken lightly. In order to make informed decisions, there are many resources that you can use. The third week in September a…

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At the Ogden City Council Meeting on Aug.28, 2018, Salt Lake Chamber representative Brynn Mortenson presented the Chamber’s Housing GAP Coalition Initiative, which aims to address Utah’s housing shortage “before it becomes a crisis.” She reported that the housing shortage, though already acu…

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Thank you Noellee for paying it forward to our community! I had something happen to me and I felt as if I needed to share. Someone that I have volunteered for many years is moving. She has a beautiful daughter that has been in everything that I have helped out with. She means the whole world…

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A lot of my fondest memories occurred at Pineview Reservoir. For most of my life I have found recreation in the Ogden Valley. Last Friday it was truly weird to see Pineview totally vacant. Pineview is the recreation gem of Weber County. Algae blooms are something to take seriously. Although …

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We urge Weber County Commissioners to act quickly to mitigate the risk of the high-speed traffic immediately adjacent to the Weber Pathways trail located on Highway 162 just north of Snowcrest School and the Eden 2nd LDS Ward in Eden.

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This is a very concerned American citizen. I do not want my hard-earned money that goes into taxes to be used on a useless and very expensive parade just to feed some power-hungry person's ego. The parade reminds me of when Hitler and Mussolini held their parades.

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There are several items from Tuesday’s Weber County Commission meeting regarding the “Retirement Incentive Policy” discussions that anyone should find troubling. Most retirement incentive programs are temporary and are used as a tool for adjusting employee headcount and avoiding forced layof…

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In a Letter to the Editor on August 26, "Don't use the American flag and anthem to protest culture", the author states "the American flag and the national anthem is a celebration of the positive things going on in America, never the negative problems." Should we celebrate the positive things…

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This past week I attended an informational meeting at the library concerning the proposed Nordic Valley ski area expansion plan. The Nordic Valley company desires to vastly increase the size and facilities of the existing slopes, including building ski runs and gondola trams all the way down…

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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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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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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…