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Having a long history of both hiking and biking the pathways above Ogden, I am familiar with the problems faced by trail enthusiasts. These tracks can be very narrow in some places with limited room for passing. I propose a compromise. Schedule hikers and bikers to use the trails on alternat…

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Let’s stop criticizing those folks who drive without seat belts, speed, go boating without personal protection gear, smoke, use illegal drugs, ride a bike without a helmet, drive around railroad crossing gates, don’t secure guns so children can’t get to them, drive drunk, run red lights, don…

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The document “Utah Leads Together” (Version 2) describes Governor Herbert’s plan to mitigate the economic consequences of COVID-19. The plan, available at https://coronavirus.utah.gov/, lists measures and targets for ranking COVID-19 risk as High, Moderate, or Low, and helps answer questions…

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I am appalled at the response in the Associated Press article in the April 30, 2020, Standard-Examiner this date regarding "Utah halts crime-detection deal over company's past ties to KKK and drive-by shooting."

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The vice president of the United States of America violated the rules of the Mayo Clinic, no less, even their Coronavirus Unit. He was informed of the clinic protocol before his arrival and refused to comply with such. Then, when confronted by the press he stated:

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Here are some more numbers to think about. The 2018-19 influenza season killed approximately 1 in every 1,038 people who was infected in the US. A .0963% death rate. Covid-19 so far has killed 1 in every 17.5 infected people. A 5.621% death rate. If the flu and Covid-19 were comparable, 2,02…

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"We will all get through this together." "Things will be better than ever when we get back on track." What we hear everywhere is the spirit of business advertising, political sleight of hand and religious status quo. But a well-educated mind knows things are in a real dither.

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Reference "Letters to the Editor" of April 27, 2020, “An epidemic that’s not COVID-19”. John Reynolds is an accomplished writer. I’ve read his stuff for years. He’s finally reached a tipping point with his clever array of misinformation. Being a good wordsmith, he has assembled a number of m…

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I must thank Mr. John Reynolds for his letter highlighting the plight of those suffering from Trump Derangement Syndrome (TDS). Unfortunately, I am badly infected! Since 2016, we have learned that DJT is good at many things. Before he took office, we learned he was good at: immorality (sex w…

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The proposed tax on railway fuel is not a fair or equitable tax. Road tax charged on fuel for trucks is used to maintain the roads which they use and destroy. The railroads of the United States pay for and perform their own roadway maintenance. They also own the right of way upon which their…

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An insidious malady is griping our nation and shows no signs of abating. It thrives in densely populated areas on both coasts and in major cities nationwide. Some victims aren’t aware that they are afflicted and go about their lives infecting others. No, it’s not COVID-19: this is a mental a…

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My question is: Why does Trump think he is above the law to pay his taxes? We all should pay our fair share. The head of our government thinks he can be a freeloader. Where does he think the money comes from for his travel expenses, playing golf in Mar-a-Lago, all the expenses of his entoura…

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I would like to make a suggestion for the sanity of the adults during the COVID-19 distancing rules and stay-at-home orders. If fishing were free, just until the threat is over, people could get out with their kids, get some fresh air, and go fishing! It would be a wonderful thing for the DW…

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I am deeply discouraged and outraged that the Trump administration is exploiting the cloak of the coronavirus to wipe away essential environmental regulations in this country. I strongly urge Sen. Lee and Sen. Romney to stand firmly with and join the bipartisan group of senators who oppose t…

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People think their dogs are nice enough to be off-leash. They are right until they’re wrong. This past weekend, my dog and I were injured during an encounter with an off-leash dog. My dog is a rescue and does not like other animals so when this dog came running up to us, it did not get a fri…

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Readers certainly know about the relief from command of Captain Brett Crozier, recently skipper of the carrier Theodore Roosevelt. Perhaps we will never know all the facts but here is my take: this man, a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy, Naval Flight School, the Naval War College, and Nuc…

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Covid-19 has been a terrible and eye-opening experience. We’ve discovered that you CAN live without sports (temporarily) and re-defined essential personal. People we can’t live without. We are a day late and dollar short – actually many dollars short — in recognizing how essential first resp…

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A local man who is older wrote a letter to this paper saying that people like him should be willing to take higher risk of dying from COVID-19 so their children and grandchildren can see the economy revive.

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We need to write down our thoughts, so we can look for the patterns. When we can see the patterns, chaos slips away. We begin to see the trees through the forest.

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Kudos to Costco and Smith’s. We appreciate you. We thank you for your early-hour senior shopping opportunity. What a joy to be able to shop while stock is on the shelves and not be brushed aside by aggressive, competitive patrons. We find staff to be polite and helpful. Very encouraging at t…

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I am 74 years-old. My wife is 72. We have some questions about each level of government’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic. Why must almost the entire country shut down when we older people are primarily those at risk of death? Our generation does not want to wreak havoc on the nation’s …

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I have been wondering if anyone else is upset with the way the registration fees for RVs have gone up. I have an older, smaller RV that used to run about $100 to register. In 2019 the State Legislature changed the fee structure for the registration by changing it from value to age, and now i…

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Many experts on disease prevention, scientists and medical personnel are expressing astonishment at how little was done that was urgently needed weeks ago to curb the spread of COVID-19. Too many people do not listen to anyone who has a difference of opinion from theirs and listen entirely t…

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Thanks for the articles on the missionaries and General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. They are very relevant for those who have children, grandchildren, grandparents and loved ones serving in many places to bring the message of hope and love from Jesus Christ…

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I would guess Kelly gets his political information from the Fox TV channel, Rush Limbaugh or some similar source! He also doesn’t understand the give and take when people negotiate! One doesn’t start with their final offer! That leaves no room to negotiate!

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As the responsible people in Washington, D.C., are hard at work on an economic stimulus bill, the Democrats seek to pillage, loot, and plunder the United States Treasury even further. Usually the Democrats are more than happy to spend tons of our tax dollars and they still are but this time …

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As I recall I sent a letter to you about putting an overpass/underpass on 12th Street. It has been 13 years and now the "powers that be" are considering my proposal. There are several items to be considered. Let's consider the facts.

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In late February, Utah’s legislative leaders awarded a citation of commendation to President Trump for various of his accomplishments. During this same period, our nation’s intelligence community was sounding ever more dire alarms about the possibility of a coronavirus epidemic, an alarm tha…

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I have a question, this virus starts with a fever, does the virus need the fever in your body to incubate it to the next stage of the illness? If so, could it be stopped by not allowing your body to have a full blown fever by taking fever reducing meds? If the fever is what helps the virus g…

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In the March 20 letter to the editor titled Just Another Sickness by Jim Tsakalos, he said he “never realized how stupid and wimps the people of the USA have become… over this virus which is a mild strain of the flu. There have been 1500 people who have died in the world and 15 in the USA. H…

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I feel lucky to be in Utah where our leaders are proactive and honest about the coronavirus. But they cannot do it alone and need the federal government to take control, yet President Trump has been slow to respond. He needs to take the advice of experts while there is still an opportunity t…

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At a recent Brigham City council meeting, it was reported that Brigham's elections before going to vote by mail cost the city between $8,000 and $9,000. Brigham's first voting by mail in 2019 cost $38,000.

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Everybody is indeed affected by the circumstances of the virus. Yet, every day when I read the paper I come across a full page, sometimes two, of the LDS faith promoting their own missionaries and where they are assigned to go on their mission. The conference is also mentioned. This is not r…

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Knowing how President Trump likes to take credit for many things he has absolutely no knowledge of, I’m sure that if and when the coronavirus is (we hope) finally brought under control, he will brag that it was his keen knowledge, insight and foresight that brought it under control and this …

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No matter how many problems come up, he has solved them all, ever since he was elected president back in 2016. The Democrats have been trying to impeach him for three years. He has just ignored them and he has taken care of nearly all of the problems. He just keeps on doing all the things th…

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I enjoy reading Ms. Brown’s biweekly column “The Homefront” but was saddened last week by the cheap shots she aimed toward the study of algebra. (When you’re through learning, you’re through.) Algebra equations that model burning candles, lumens and flames in outer space are very much valued…

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I talked to my daughter in South Korea last night, and she shared how they quickly controlled the epidemic in their country. When a community member is diagnosed, everyone in that community receives a text with the sick person's schedule from time of exposure to time of diagnosis. Citizens v…