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South Weber City has a weak, inapt or collusional elected city government. This conglomerate of counsel members has blindly allowed the hiring of city and planning managers that have facilitated opportunist by rezoning properties to benefit developers in light of the once set community standards.

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Ever since I was a kid, I have loved horses. I was thrilled when Ogden did the "Painted Horses" for show during Pioneer Days. Whoever is responsible for keeping that tradition going and the horses in beautiful condition deserves a hearty "pat on the back" for the work being done to keep Ogde…

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On Tuesday, Aug. 6, it was necessary to close a short part of Aztec Drive to remove two big trees in my back yard toppled by a wind storm. Nye’s Tree service did a great job which included getting a very professional crane crew and setting up street barricades. Another aspect was coordinatin…

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The genie is out of the bottle, signs of its emergence appeared in the 2016 presidential election when media bias and favoritism toward the Democrat candidate were exposed, acts that then candidate Donald Trump called “fake news.” Today Trump haters are in full battle mode attacking his admi…

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Citizens of Ogden! If you had the chance to do something good that is for your health and your future, and save money at the same time, wouldn’t you do it? Let’s all urge the mayor and the City Council to take advantage of the opportunity to join with Rocky Mountain Power in a transition to …

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Sen. Mike Lee openly voted against our first responders and heroes of 9-11, by voting against the 9-11 health care bill. We promised to serve and protect our heroes, and rightfully so, yet Sen. Lee violated this sacred promise by turning his back on those who risked -- and gave -- their live…

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While traveling on business in Northern California, some of my associates there commented how much they appreciated Sen. Romney’s words condemning President Trump's behavior as documented in the Mueller Report. I agreed that his words are encouraging; although, Sen. Romney lacks the courage …

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I find it frustrating and lacking common sense that the road construction on I-15, between Layton and Riverdale, is the only road project in Utah that doesn’t have any “reduce speeds” or “uneven pavement” signage posted. It is ridiculous for people to be going the same speed limit posted for…

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To my fellow voters in the 1st Congressional District: Join me and pledge to make 2018 the last time you voted for Rob Bishop whether he keeps his pledge to make 2018 the last time he would run or no. Zero tolerance. No excuses. Help the poor man keep his word! (He just can't help himself)

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Re Mark Saal's column on Trump's offensive tweets, I am as disgusted as him. I detest Trump's behavior too. But Mark, since you have "had enough", and are telling me who not to vote for... I need to ask you my friend, who do I vote for?

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As a result of higher populations bringing a higher volume of use, Highway 89 in the Willard/Perry area has become an increasingly active traffic problem. It is often very difficult, and thus dangerous, to enter Highway 89 from the intersecting side streets.

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Well South Ogden is at it again, now they want a $12.31 million for a new park. South Ogden raised taxes by 30%, where is all of the money going? South Ogden spends money like it grows on trees (tax payers). Why does South Ogden need two city managers? South Ogden is going to improve the roa…

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I recently returned from the Women's World cup. Some insights from my trip.

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Any flexing of military muscle on domestic soil, or, indeed, any presenting of the military on a political par with civilian life, has always been a big no-no in democratic society. The president’s July 4 “salute” speech at the Lincoln Memorial with tanks, troops, and military brass in atten…

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Regarding the “Waste Removal” article in July 11’s Standard, we should be asking the Ogden City Council why the Ogden Redevelopment agency purchased a piece of property from Utah-Smith, LC that they knew, or should have known, was grossly polluted. That Utah-Smith lowered the purchase price …

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The Trump Administration has released a plan to end Gray Wolf protections from coast to coast. It will take us back to the days when wolves were shot on site, killed in traps and relentlessly persecuted. This proposal is based on politics not science.

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I can see nothing wrong with a person not wanting to go ahead with a pregnancy if this so-called child in the very beginning before it is even formed as a child. This child will be born with a lifelong dependency who will be unable to lead a normal life, may be exposed to bullying and other …

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A while back I wrote a Letter to the Editor complaining about the poor job of repair the highway department was doing on Highway 84 east and westbound from Weber Canyon to Riverdale; the bumps were really bad. Well, I've got to take my foot out of my mouth and say how great of a job they don…

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When I opened the Ogden Standard-Examiner recently -- the following headlines appeared without moving my cursor at all:

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It is a historic fact that, in the 2016 presidential election, Hillary Clinton got 3,801,000 more votes than did Donald Trump. But trump got 52.9% of the electoral votes. Therefore, because the system we have is the system we have, Donald Trump became president of the United States.

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I recently had the opportunity to go to the Vietnam Memorial wall in Layton. The wall is a replica of the Vietnam Memorial wall in Washington D.C. and has all the names of the men and women who died in the Vietnam war. Dennis Howland, president of the Utah chapter of Vietnam Veterans of Amer…

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On a recent Saturday as I wandered around 25th Street enjoying the Farmer's Market, I encountered a young man with a vicious looking and barking pit bull dog. The dog was luckily restrained by a chain, as he tried to attack other dogs as they passed by, barking. Eventually that young man cam…

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Golden Spike Chapter 27 of the International Footprinters Association, a law enforcement and civilian civic organization, recently chose Lt. Joshua Marigoni of the Weber County Sheriff’s Department as law enforcement officer of the year at a dinner held in his honor. Lt. Marigoni ‘s quick ac…

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Seldom am I so stunned at the behavior of people as I am currently with the so-called pro-choice crowd. Pro-choice is merely a synonym for the systematic, industrialized, genocide of innocent babies, whose only offense is that they were a predictable outcome of sexual intercourse. Further, t…

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Three times our state officials have allowed Utah’s utility, Rocky Mountain Power, to duck proven pollution controls on its Hunter and Huntington coal plants. Coal pollution hurts our air and our lungs, it contaminates our land and water, and jeopardizes the $1.7 billion tourism economy crea…

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I recently heard on a news cast that two or three candidates for Mayor of Salt Lake City were in favor of making the UTA bus ridership a FREE service. I do believe this is a good idea and I can support that, as MOST of the buses I see here in Ogden are usually devoid of any riders except for…

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Returning from Ogden Valley yesterday late afternoon, the canyon was quite busy, traffic moving safely. All of a sudden traffic slowed to almost a crawl... a cyclist was in the middle of the lane, returning to Ogden. His attitude, "I have the right to the road as much as an automobile." He w…

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This is reply to Russ Larsen’s Birthday greeting to America. As with most Trump supporters there are several accusations and misleading insinuations regarding “far left wingers” as well as several Democratic Presidential candidates and several elected Politicians including “Mutt Romney”.

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Easy fix to the traffic congestion and other problems on 12th street, just go nine blocks south to 21st street. It will give you a straight shot in and out of the city. It is never busy, no trains, no bumps, no engine idling, you should not even use 12th street unless you have business there.

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Concerning the June 17 article, “County leaders consider new board to help on Dyer’s Woad,” perhaps the commissioners should review their history. The county had a weed control board years ago, but they could give the board members no teeth to enforce their edicts, so the board’s telling a p…