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Letter: Many thanks for putting on a wonderful concert

I'd like to thank the sponsors of the Excellence Concerts organization and the Perry Egyptian Theater for providing wonderful live music free for our community. Special thanks goes to Dr. Don Kiepp and his Crosstown Big Band for an absolutely FABULOUS concert Monday evening. We are grateful to ...

Letter: Praise for Roy City police officers

My grandson kept getting his blue lives matter (police flag) taken off his bike at school and thrown in the dumpster. The Roy city police got wind of it thru the school's on site officer. Ten police cars full of amazing officers showed up at my grandson's house, presented him with a big blue ...

Letter: Biden must support ending the filibuster

Biden has a choice to make: Does he want to establish his legacy as a president who fought for voting rights, or not? In order to be remembered as a president who fought for voting rights, Biden must do more than ask the Senate to pass voting rights legislation. He knows as well as we do that ...

Letter: The real inconvenient truth

Earth's atmospheric temperature has cycled through warming and cooling periods for millions of years, the major drivers being quite predictable changes in solar and cosmic radiation reaching the earth, and occasional volcanic activity. The warming trend of recent years has passed it's peak and ...

Letter: Streets are not safe for pedestrians

Today, October 3rd, I was almost hit 3 times while walking in crosswalks with signals giving me the right-of-way. All 3 people turned right in front of me, with the worst offender coming within 3 feet of me at the signal in front of Smith's in North Ogden. I had to jump out of the way or be ...

Letter: Elder Holland’s BYU speech reaffirmed church principles

The recent guest commentary under “Opinion” of A5 in the Standard-Examiner does show how some feel about Elder Holland’s BYU Education Week speech. The commentary adds to my understanding of how some feel “confused, frustrated, and hurt” by the speech. I believe this is because of ...

Letter: Will this be the future of public health?

It has been a long time since the answer to fighting disease was leading a clean and religious life. Science searched for a different answer through testing, analysis and finally, law. Early on, America was aware that there was a possibility that something other than birds were the cause of the ...

Letter: Inclusivity in schools is integral for children

As a parent of kids in three schools, I feel acutely each day the anguish of raising my children with good values in a corrupt world. And as a military brat and teacher for years in diverse settings, I have seen how different ideologies, political stances, and theological persuasions can make ...

Letter: Essay contest winners share views on ‘American Spirit’

On Monday, Sept 20 awards were given for the 12th Annual American Spirit Project at Liberty Hall in Farr West Utah. The theme of the essays was "Why American Spirit Matters." 1st Place went to Kristen Aeschlimann of Pleasant View who wrote about her experience as a wife and mother of a member ...

Letter: No masking in stores a sign of the times

Pre Pandemic a business such as a restaurant or store had signs in front "No Shirt, No Shoes, No Service". Now the signs in front are "No mask required if you are vaccinated. Unvaccinated must wear a mask." From my personal observations at several stores, contrary to the news reports, it ...