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Since the COVID-19 crisis, more and more customers opt to receive packages straight to their doorsteps, making e-commerce and affordable delivery a priority for all small businesses like mine. I frequently rely on the Postal Service to receive goods for my business and to ship products to cu…

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Standard Examiner Editor. Your article titled "Hooper family shocked by "racist" letter" does not say if the Morales family was violating any Hooper city codes/regulations by having parties at 2am in the morning (?). What are the Hooper codes/regulations regarding such parties? I was at a pa…

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In a disparaging reference to President Biden's initiative to have local community volunteers go door to door to encourage Coronavirus vaccinations and/or give assistance to those who have difficulty getting vaccinated, Brian Kilmeade, co-host of "Fox and Friends" said on 19 July that people…

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I find it ironic that the current administration expresses daily its grave concern with the number of US citizens who have not yet had their Covid shots and how this problem can result in the reemergence of increasing Covid cases and deaths.

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Another punishing heat wave is headed our way, bringing triple-digit temperatures to at least 16 million people in the west where numerous wildfires fill the sky with a smoky haze. Conditions like these are more common because of human-caused climate change. Remember 116 degrees in Portland?

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What the heck is wrong with Lex Scott and BLM Utah?! She has lost her mind. The American flag is not a symbol of hate. I am an American, raising my family, and working hard -- just living my life...and I proudly display the flag every day. I’ve never considered attacking anybody just because…

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Technology has helped our lives be better and more efficient. It connects us to the people, businesses, and things we love while making it easier and cheaper to find what we’re looking for. Our cell phones, and the apps they house, impact everyone, especially the people of Utah employed by o…

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It appears that the Biden Administration and the Democrats are intent on assuring that families with children are well taken care of. Child Tax Credit payments of $250-$300 per month per child for no other reason than they have children. And yet — those individuals that have worked and paid …

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Last week I watched truckload after truckload of sod trucks from Idaho headed for Ben Lomond high. Looks like at least a couple of acres of new sod being laid possibly for a new soccer field. This morning took a drive counted around 14 of the heavy duty sprinklers full blast watering the new…

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Congratulations to Mark Miller of Brilliant Lighting for taking the "bull by the horns" and offering his time and effort to give us all a wonderful and timely parade. The 4th of July parade has been a tradition in North Ogden for many years. But in 2020 because of the Covid 19 pandemic, like…

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I just finished reading a book that was written by a man who grew up in Ogden. Dr. Paul Conrad is now a history professor at the University of Texas in Arlington. His 2021 book is "The Apache Diaspora: Four Centuries of Displacement and Survival." Conrad's excellent historical review of the …

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I could write and/or respond to so many papers on so many topics that it's all I'd accomplish in my life. But I don't. However, this time I do, and in response to Richard Stallings Guest Commentary "Trump-America's liar in chief" article on July 3-5, 2021. I understand his "slowness to post …

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If Mark Shenefelt reported this event correctly I am very much afraid of "our" justice system. Stephen R. Ramirez already a restricted person, unprovoked lunges at the victim with a punching motion to his head, gripping a 4-inch long spike in his hand, which he uses to break the victim's nos…

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You can’t fight racism with racism. A recent letter to the editor stated that Intermountain Healthcare would be using “race and gender as key determinants of who it would do business with” and that this was discrimination. The reality is that Intermountain Healthcare joined 11 other healthca…

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This past 4th of July in Clearfield I stopped to ask a young participant the starting time of the parade. And the first thing out of his mouth was, “What?” Which told me immediately that his parents either didn’t teach him the correct manner of addressing an older person, or he wasn’t paying…

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The number of new COVID-19 cases in the Weber-Morgan health district has declined since peaking in early January thanks in part to the 109,724 residents who are now fully vaccinated. Yet as the interest in the vaccine has declined the number of new cases has plateaued at over 900 cases per m…

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A Utah Highway Patrol spokesman recently announced on television news that the discharging of firearms on the freeway in the direction of other cars is “a poor choice.” (KUTV news at noon, 6-29-21)

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The recent online ”predator hunting seminar" offered by the Utah Department of Natural Resources in which you can learn to call, shoot and trap coyotes adds fuel to the fire of an already out of balance wildlife management system. Many people who live in Utah are unaware that our state is on…

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I am concerned about the resistance to getting vaccinated against COVID-19. Some people seem to think the pandemic is under control. It is not. Since less than 50% of the population of Utah has been vaccinated and all mandatory safety restrictions to combat COVID-19 have been lifted, the cas…

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Once again I am deeply disturbed and disappointed by and concerned with our Senate and Congressional leaders' lack of commitment to protecting our voting rights. Our congressman failed to approve the For the People Act, and our senators recently failed to approve even a debate on the biparti…

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One of Utah's largest employers, Intermountain Healthcare, recently announced it would use race and gender as key determinants of who it would do business with. The new leader of the Intermountain Healthcare supply chain organization affirmed they would be discriminating based on race and ge…

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Utah is home to stunning landscapes, abundant natural resources, as well as a hardworking and highly educated population. Whether you are a cutting-edge innovator in the tech world looking to expand or simply a modest and scrappy small business entrepreneur, our state has become a dynamic hu…

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I don't know if nuclear first strike capability is possible. We need to determine if an arms race with Russia could lead to our annihilation; and if so, we need to have both countries agree to a freeze on new nuclear weapons. There should of course be immediate inspection of any suspected nu…

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The late great actor, John Wayne (who I once had the pleasure of an encounter) in his movie "The Comancheros" said to actor Stewart Whitman, "Oaths are words people live by, words they say and mean."

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Reading last week’s article about "Weber Health Department vaccinating at its office, phasing out WSU clinics", reminds me that we are finally at the end of this pandemic. As a high school student who couldn’t get vaccinated until last month, this brings me huge relief.

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As in years gone by every Saturday in downtown Ogden, the farmer's market give us all a chance to go and enjoy a day of shopping for freshly grown veggies, fruits, and other items being sold. As well as listen to local musicians and meet friends and neighbors. But what gets me is the fact th…

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The weird and confusing term Critical Race Theory (CRT), appears as something all dressed up in academic gobbledygook with no useful place to go. I much prefer rearranging the letters to equate with a popular local acronym CTR (Choose The Right), as as a guide in teaching in schools about th…

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A driving-a-car request from two nice elderly Ogden people (me and my wife): Please, please drivers, when making left turns, wait for close, oncoming traffic and don’t make us oncoming drivers have to slam on our car brakes. Also, while I am at it, would Ogden City please consider installing…

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In a May 29 letter to the editor, the writer suggested an instance of counter-culture resistance to bestowing an honorary name to Second Street. A quick search of the origin of the building of the fort yielded this: the fort was ordered to be built due to white settlers' fear of American Ind…

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As a parent and a retired teacher for 33 years I would like to voice my opinion on shortening the hours of school days for the students. A majority of children missed out on classroom teaching during COVID. The coming school year should be filled with as much class time for the students as p…

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This past year has been difficult for many Utahns. A global pandemic and ensuing problems have impacted our day-to-day lives and, for many, created questions about the future. As we finally look to recover from the havoc of the last 14 months, it’s incredibly disappointing to see some of our…

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It has been a problem with traffic and signage for almost a year on Washington Boulevard. I actually wrote an article about this many months ago and, once again, was promptly ignored. I have even filed a complaint with the police "chief" and left him a message or two. His secretary said she …

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Hedge funds are misunderstood aspects of our national and state economy. Many people don’t quite understand what they do, but hedge funds are important actors in our economic system that work and deliver for ordinary Americans. Legislative attempts aimed at curtailing hedge fund activity wou…

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Since the founding of the United States of America (The Great Experiment) the world has evolved from where only “Nobles” had rights, were landowners, and there were no free markets. Today, the world generally has religious freedoms, personal freedoms, freedoms of speech, property rights, fre…

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When Mitt Romney raised his hand, along with all other senators, and made a sacred vow to vote the TRUTH as he saw it in the Tump Impeachment Hearings he ha dno choice but to vote the way he did. He is a man of honor. He honored the truth as he saw it, not as other Republican senators saw it.

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Raising the price of opioids is probably not a good idea. First, it will increase the cost of everyone's insurance. And for those who aren't covered, it will significantly increase the cost of their opioid prescriptions. 325 mg will be a $3.25 increase per pill. It will certainly encourage t…

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I read with dismay a previous article quoting Mayor Caldwell that he was "briefed" by the Weber Basin Water Conservancy District (WBWCD) on the condition of the water storage in Pineview Reservoir and its effects on the water supply for Ogden City. However after what seems like silly conserv…

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Ogden has as a problem. I see it everywhere. Saplings spring-up in gardens, along fences, next to the foundations of the houses, sheds, and garages. I pull them out but some of my neighbors don't. For the most part the trees are the same species — the species that last September's East Wind …

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With major cases involving handguns (from New York) and abortion (from Mississippi) due to be decided by the US Supreme Court next year, dare we hope that our Congress might be moved — despite the lamentable climate of rancor, partisanship, and extremism — to revive the moribund art of legis…

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A recent report on the GOP session, included a reference to Deidre Henderson’s speech, where, “she accused Biden of jeopardizing the state’s energy sector with recent limits on development on public lands.”