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As an independent, I was raised to seek out qualified candidates with good character regardless of party. My parents also counseled me to follow the admonitions of our religious leaders, who spoke out plainly against immorality, dishonesty, racism and uncivil behavior. Accordingly, I voted f…

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Judges are ignoring the rules of the CDC moratorium. The CDC states clearly the purpose is to protect tenants from eviction due to of non rent payment and trespassing, and mitigating the spread of Covid. Let's say a tenant commits CLEAR criminal nuisance — arrest record, mugshot and witness …

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I understand that at the Republican Party’s Organizing Convention there were 9 co-sponsors of the censure attempt of Senator Mitt Romney. I also understand that there were 711 delegates who voted to censure Senator Romney. I have attempted to research who these co-sponsors of the censure and…

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Seems the GOP is missing the target. Why is the GOP looking to censure Romney, a man of character, morals and high ethics. Romney is clearly a man who sees what needs to be done and does it, always keeping the people of the state of Utah in mind. Gosh, exactly why we voted him in office.

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Many Utah businesses have suffered greatly during the COVID-19 pandemic. In these times where economic doom was a reality for many businesses like mine, digital tools have been a literal lifeline to help keep them running. The evidence of their benefit has shown to be crystal clear according…

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Reading today’s Standard Examiner (May 3), I found myself connecting two items: First, regarding the front page story on Mitt Romney’s being booed and barely escaping censure—when, in fact, he really deserves a medal of honor for integrity, courage and common sense. Second, the crytoquote on…

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I want to publicly applaud Governor Spencer Cox for doing the right thing and protecting Utah’s local businesses by vetoing the unconstitutional and dangerous SB 228, Electronic Free Speech Amendments. This legislation would have done little to address concerns over online misinformation and…

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For more than a decade, the American Medical Women’s Association (AMWA) has recognized Alcohol Awareness Month by talking about moderate drinking and alcohol abuse. But, reflecting on the past year, “awareness” is not enough for health and well-being. This year, AMWA follows the lead of the …

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How noble that the Weber County Commission cares so much for us that it made Weber County a sanctuary county so the big, bad federal government can't take away our guns. How nice they are protecting our rights. But then they request their attorney look into using eminent domain to take land …

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There are a lot of extremely important issues facing our country now and I urge Sen. Lee, Sen. Romney and Rep. Moore to provide real results to solve them. Luckily we have COVID relief and vaccines are being widely distributed. Unfortunately my elected officials voted against this legislatio…

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Most people were excited about the Derek Chauvin Verdict, however that is not going to stop the protests and rioting over Officer involved shooting until people are willing to address the real problem. In all the officer involved shootings whether the person was black, white or purple the co…

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There is a saying that a fool is born every day. The other day I was almost a fool. I received a phone call that I thought was from one of my grandsons. He told me he was in Tampa, Florida with a buddy and had rear-ended a woman in the rental car he was driving. He said he tested just barely…

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Recently, House Bill 60 was signed into law and will go into effect on 5 May 2021. This is when Utah’s Constitutional Carry law (or Permit-Less Carry) becomes effective. This means Utah residents over the age of 21 will be allowed to carry a weapon concealed without a permit. This law was pa…

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There is an easy solution to the problem of law enforcement mistaking guns for tasers. And that is what they are: mistakes, and not racist cops trying to gun down minorities. The Left loves to paint everything they don’t like as racist to keep America divided, but it’s a blatant lie to sugge…

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Does a week go by without news of yet another gun-related massacre somewhere in our country? Regardless, our cowardly elected leaders, both national and state, remain stubbornly opposed to do anything about it. Shivering in fear, they genuflect at the altar of the National Rifle Association …

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School is such a critical part of a child’s life, that we often find we are not starting the kids young enough with their education. Not only does school provide education to kids, but it also provides social support and food. By having kids start school officially in Kindergarten, it will n…

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On Monday, April 26th, there will be a virtual Town Hall meeting with Representative Blake Moore, our Congressman in district UT-01. The discussion will be on clean air, environmental stewardship, and climate. People of all faiths, ages, and political preferences from the District are invite…

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I viewed with interest your cartoon by Andy Marlette published on 12 April regarding "Cancel Culture". The cartoon appears to be gender and racially sensitive. Question for the Standard Examiner: Has anyone other than white males (as depicted in your cartoon) been a "victim" of "cancel culture"?

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Hopefully President Biden will make nuclear deals with Iran and North Korea. However, it is equally to be hoped that he does not repeat the fatal flaw of the first Iran deal: It imposed a waiting period for the inspection of suspected sites. This would have allowed them to move the materials…

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I went to a well known pizza place for takeout. I didn't see 1 mask from anyone oops only me. I'm afraid the mask mandate was lifted to soon. Hey citizens use your brains. I'm elderly and work in a high risk environment. I have not been sick since we started wearing masks. Before I was sick …

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I am ashamed of our legislators. There have been multiple mass shootings, and we all pray for the victims, watch interviews of the survivors and lower the flags as if these people were heroes. They were not heroes; they were victims. Their right to life has been snuffed so that gun advocates…

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I really feel like we are lifting the mask mandate too soon. Yes, we are doing a fine job with getting people vaccinated. I just think that a few more weeks would help keep infection down as we get more people vaccinated.

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I am a member of the Ogden 100 Community about which Tim Vandenack wrote (SE March 27). We’re urging Ogden City to stick with the Community Renewable Energy Program, through which Rocky Mountain Power would deliver net-100% clean electrical energy to Ogden customers by 2030.

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Time has come for the truth to come out of why this nation now finds it's in grave jeopardy directly from the government of Communist China. I listened to a retired Army General speak about the real prospect of China wanting to take the country of Taiwan by direct military force knowing that…

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If now isn't the time, when is? For all Utah State AND local executives and health dept. bureaucrats to rescind ALL mandatory Covid mitigation measures. 100% Return our freedoms.

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After an incredibly tumultuous year in regards to police shootings, it came as no surprise that the 2021 legislative session presented two new bills to try to bring about change. Senator Daniel Thatcher, R-West Valley City, proposed SB 47 and SB 53, both of which focus on mental health 911 c…

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Dateline St. George, Utah “Record Drought Strains the Southwest” the March 9 Wall Street Journal reported “For the first time ever, rancher Jimmie Hughes saw all 15 of the ponds he keeps for his cattle dry up at the same time this year.” Climate change is NOT a future risk. It’s here now and…

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I'm concerned like others for our country. We have been sucked in under the disguise of equality. Take from the rich and give to the poor, right? That's not what happens. It never has. This system cannot support itself, taxes continue rising. It's the middle class that bears the burden and c…

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Congressman Blake Moore made the correct decision at the start of his first term by not voting to overturn the election results, and now he has the opportunity to reaffirm another election — the recent vote in Puerto Rico in favor of statehood.

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As of this writing (March 23) we've had 62 days of the Biden presidency. We've seen prices going sky high. Primarily gas prices which have risen more than $1 per gallon since January. Oil industry observers say this is the fastest gas prices have risen by this much.

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In regards to the coronavirus which has plagued this planet and claimed many victims, the federal government has issued many regulations. And one of them is that facial coverings must be worn when entering and being in business buildings. But alas such coverings, both reusable and disposable…

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All faiths, all ages, and people all across the political spectrum are invited to an online Town Hall with Citizens’ Climate Lobby (CCL) Monday March 29th from 6-7:30pm. We’ll be continuing discussions about local solutions to our clean air problems here in Utah. You will hear presentations …

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HB 197 Voter Affiliation Amendments is not a good bill. It mimics Republicans across the U.S in trying to limit voter participation. This Utah bill restricts when members of third parties can change their voter registration, to vote in the closed Republican primary.

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We may consider the Judeo-Christian scripture condemning those who “oppress the hireling in his wages” as Congress considers increasing the minimum wage. The Rand Corp, a nonpartisan think tank, found that economic changes have resulted in deep inequality in the United States. Someone in 201…

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Everybody seems to want a part of the 1.9 trillion dollar relief bill that was just passed but I don’t know anybody who really wants to pay for it. It’s going to go down in history as the first of Joe Biden’s many progressive bills, the likes of which Americans have never before seen. Not on…

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Faithful political representatives of the people in ancient Rome participated in peaceful negotiation and regular compromise with their adversaries.

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With the legislation session just ending on Friday March 5, 2021, there is much to discuss regarding rehabilitation centers in the Ogden area. Driving under the influence penalties are becoming more stringent, but what are we as a community doing to rehabilitate those suffering from substanc…

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Racial discrimination is alive and well even now. Unlike Larry Elder’s national commentary in the Standard-Examiner, "The case against reparations" Parts 1 & 2 remains stuck in the ancient past of slavery. He conveniently overlooks the glaring sinister everyday horrors of living African …