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I ran for mayor because I care about my family and community. As a longtime resident of Ogden, I’ve watched us tackle the challenges that a growing city faces with a grit that’s unique to us. That isn’t to say there haven’t been growing pains. I threw my hat in the ring because I was concern…

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Sen. Mitt Romney’s attacks on President Trump as he performs his duties under the U.S. Constitution are appalling. My career was spent as a corporate officer in a U.S. energy company regulated by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). I was involved in required filings made to th…

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In response to ‘Title IX’ letter published in the Standard-Examiner, I appreciate your letter, but I didn’t find going to school in the ‘60s as repressive as your representation. I was in college prep in high school, fully intended and was encouraged to have a career in science, went to a fo…

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It has recently come to my attention that the B-47 jet bomber at the Hill Air Force Base Museum is slated to be scrapped. The aircraft is in need of repair and restoration and the $250,000 needed to save it could not be raised. This is a sad day for our community. This is one of only 23 rema…

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Often times we don’t realize that we’re in the midst of “the good old days” until they’re past. We’re here with Weber State football. They’ve never been this good for this long and they need our support to keep it going. Please make an effort to get up to Stewart Stadium this season. With th…

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It took a lot of courage to speak out about Trump’s behavior. I’m extremely proud of Sen. Romney for putting our country over party and supporting our Constitution and democracy. Trump is a habitual liar and conspiracy theorist at its best. Sen. Romney showed his moral and ethical value to o…

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Proposition 3 again? Yep! But this time it’s only for Weber County voters and asks “Shall a study committee be appointed to consider and possibly recommend a change in Weber County’s form of government?.”

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How extremely fun to be President Trump today! He gleefully runs off to events like the UN Climate Actions Summit and disrupts them with his authority and whimsical speeches. He knows several things about life on planet America that serve him well.

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Don't let someone else choose your city elected officials! For the recent city primary elections, only 30.89% of registered Weber County voters bothered to vote. In Davis County, only 29.3% of registered voters voted. Both counties voted by mail, the easiest possible method. Have a voice in …

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As a concerned citizen of Utah and the United States, I add my voice to so many others who truly desire an honest consideration in the impeachment proceedings.

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Most Utah residents would describe the state as beautiful, safe and family oriented. With lower than average crime rates and a bustling housing market, what could be wrong with our magnificent state? As a young female college student pursuing a degree in social work, my hope is to enlighten …

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The Sept. 30 letter from Jo Stephens has expressed the pure essence of Donald J. Trump's presidency adequately and succinctly, in the best way that could ever be done. Indeed it further states my own sentiments exactly for these past three years of political upheaval in this nation. That is …

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Sen. Mitt Romney is busy chasing headlines, saying he is "concerned" about President Donald Trump's phone call with the president of Ukraine. Fine, Romney dislikes Trump. But why has he not shown any interest in the conduct of Joe Biden? Biden is on video bragging about his time as vice pres…

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Recently our high school celebrated the 30th anniversary of girls soccer. I have fond memories of coaching my daughters and watching them play on the high school teams. What they got from competitive sports was toughness and the courage to fight for their place in a man’s world. They all wan…

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I'm from a long line of horsemen, cattlemen and rodeo cowboys. As a kid, Native Americans came from all over the west to trade quarter horses with my father, Marv Dunbar. Dressed in colorful regalia, they proudly participated in both the Cache County and Box Elder rodeo, many parades, Pionee…

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After reading in the paper Gov. Herbert calls to scrap medical marijuana system, I must say it shows how inept our lawmakers in this state truly are! This has become a joke.

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If I find a magic lamp, rub it and a genie pops out, I will wish for a president who can unite the country instead of pitting us against one another — who will protect us from attack by foreign powers and domestic terrorists. Who keeps promises, pledges and oaths. Who is a student of history…

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Many writers believe the 2020 elections, both local and national, will be the most important in our nation’s history. They hold that so many key aspects of our democracy will be determined by these election results.

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I would like to thank the Ogden City Firefighters and Paramedics for their hard work and dedication to keep us safe. The compassion they show to each individual that may have suffered a injury or are scared after a car wreck, fire, etc. The men and woman of the OCFD and paramedics are withou…

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I think we can all agree that local elections are the place we as citizens can make the biggest impact to our daily lives. Being informed before you vote is crucial. It is not enough to vote, but we need to vote with intelligence and forethought. It is toward this end that in Roy we will be …

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After listening to the mayoral debate between Mike Caldwell and Angel Castillo, I have come to believe that Caldwell is not the mayor Ogden needs. The mayor showed up at this debate unprepared and out of touch with with real issues such as affordable housing, sidewalks, and the public safety…

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Hooray for Aimee Urbina, Rachel Love and all the young marchers that want to save the planet. They were not against anything but FOR changes​ that could save most life on earth. I am concerned for my grandchildren and great grandchildren.​

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Sixty-six years ago I carried a rifle in Korea. I have a card in my wallet that says I served. If I show it to a business I would likely get a “Thank you for your service” comment and maybe a small discount on my purchase. If I buy a meal or a ski ticket, I’m honored for something I did a lo…

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Next year the Trump deficit is expected to be one trillion dollars. (One trillion dollars is a stack of thousand dollars bills 67.9 miles high; were the stack laid on I-15 it would take about one hour to drive the length of it.)

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In response to Mr. Butts on global warming: There are a host of pressing concerns, but many of them are exacerbated by climate change. One is immigration. People move when they are no longer able to subsist as farmers due to a lack of rain. Our own farmers and ranchers are suffering from wea…

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Utah law anticipates that, despite elections every two years, at times the interests of our legislators and the aspirations of a majority of the citizenry will not always properly align. When this happens the citizens have a useful legal recourse. It is called the ballot initiative process.

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What is it that is so appealing by painting a brick house? I'm starting to see it all over Ogden. Brick homes are simply beautiful in their own right. They need no embellishment.

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We need A leader who holds themselves to a higher standard. Who leads by example, and I don't mean like a "BAD" Example!

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I just wanted to publicly thank the men and women of the Ogden City Police Department for the great job they do protecting and serving the city of Ogden.

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I have never been a Walmart shopper. For decades I have refused to spend my money in a place that brings in hundreds of billions in revenue annually. But in light of their recent stance to no longer sell ammunition for military style weapons and no longer allow customers to openly carry fire…

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On Aug. 20, Gov. Gary R. Herbert and the first lady hosted the annual celebration honoring Utah's centenarians. Among several centenarians that attended were Ogden residents Thelma Tripp, at age 105, and Joe McQueen, age 100.  

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The shooting of Mr. Mercado occurred two blocks from where I was visiting my mother. My condolences go out to his family, the witnesses and the officers who responded. I am sure it was a traumatic experience for everyone involved. Thank you to Ogden Police for placing a patrolman on that cor…

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What is happening to this country which I have loved and been so proud of all of my life? We were all equal regardless of race, creed, or color -- at least that is what we were taught. It's true there are always those who want to make their own rules and go against honor and decency and resp…

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An article published in the Standard-Examiner Aug. 22 titled "Promontory landfill could save $600K, but switch not expected soon" by Tim Vandenack contained some input from Scott Jenkins (Weber County Commissioner). Jenkins explained the county's position and concerns regarding the disposal …

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Recently CNN did a long discussion on global warming. Many Democratic candidates for president want to spend trillions of dollars to stop this earth-ending disaster, which many say will happen very soon -- AOC says in 12 years. My question is why is this topic so important right now. The U.S…

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President Trump claims to be the greatest environmentalist, the greatest negotiator and the greatest almost anything and everything. One thing for sure, he is the greatest liar of all time. It saddens me to have to say that our president has no respect whatsoever for the office of president …

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Already by 1980 atmospheric scientists were pretty sure that greenhouse gases were warming the earth — perhaps catastrophically. They issued reports and warned governmental policy makers. The first World Climate Conference was held in 1979.

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We are writing to express our gratitude and appreciation to any and all who contributed in any way to the wonderful biking and walking pathway along the Ogden and Weber Rivers.

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While Donald J. Trump is holding court at those race baiting rallies around the country inciting hate of brown skin people, calling and labeling them as rapist and drug dealers, he fails to mention that in the entire history of this country, Hispanics have won more medals, citations, and hon…

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This week, the United Nations hosted their 68th Civil Society Conference in Salt Lake City from Aug. 26-29. Representatives of the U.N. will spin their organization as the answer to America’s problems. But what aren’t they telling you?

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I attended the meeting concerning the 25% Ogden property tax increase for culinary water from Weber Basin. I believe the others in attendance were there mostly hoping to avoid further insult to injury-we were disappointed.

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Last year the Standard-Examiner reported on a Layton city council member pleading guilty to driving under the influence while driving a government vehicle (.214 BAC). Not only did the council member remain on city council even though he was fired by another city government, a year after the …

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Mr. Lovell was offered life in prison if he would tell authorities where Joyce Yost's body was. He did not and went on trial for her murder. He was sentenced to death. He has filed for several hearings and appeals since that time. The point I am trying make is that Joyce never had a hearing.…

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I read in the newspaper that former President Obama's basketball jersey that he wore at a Honolulu prep school was recently sold at auction for $120,000.00. I'm pretty sure that President Trump will now create a basketball jersey that he never wore and claim he did and it will sell for the h…

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Thank you for your coverage of the retirement situations of former Weber County Commissioners James Ebert and Matthew Bell. (Aug. 17, 2019, "Pension comes under scrutiny.") These two men seem to be clear examples of the corrupt politicians we must keep out of any public job or office. What t…