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Letter: Why I’m supporting Hatch for Weber County clerk/auditor

In politics it is important to follow the money. Knowing who donates to a campaign can provide clues as to where that candidate’s loyalties might lie once they are elected. Being a numbers guy myself, I did some checking. The state website www.disclosures.utah.gov, provides financial reports ...

Letter: Looking in at my hometown Ogden from afar

Recent Standard-Examiner articles on "elimination of free parking" in downtown Ogden have my thoughts wondering where Mayor Caldwell's negative ideas originated! My hometown is a wonderful place. Over the years, Ogden has had to reinvent itself. From my youth (born in 1938) a rail switching ...

Letter: Shame on US leaders’ irresponsible behavior

In March 2020, a top leader made what I consider to be inciting remarks naming specific Supreme Court Justices, and stating they (the Justices) would pay the price. I thought at that time, "Shame on you! If anyone gets hurt, you have accountability with your statements." Jan 2021, I watched ...

Letter: Offended by use of family name for profit

I take offense to Ogden River Brewery's post about commemorating Memorial Day with Becker’s Beer. Our family never gave them permission to brew Becker’s Beer. My father, Frederick Carruth Becker, was brewmaster at our brewery and was severely wounded during world war 2. All of his brothers ...

Letter: Calling on Utah lawmakers to amend gun laws

The news out of Uvalde, Texas, was devastating: 19 children and 2 teachers murdered. But that was one of numerous mass shootings in a matter of days and weeks in this country. No community should have to go through what these communities are going through, yet, this happens all too often. The ...

Letter: Disputing recent letters about guns, Dems, Lee

Rebuttal to all three L.T.E.s dated 6-1-22. First of all, guns don't kill people. People kill people with any means of access to any form of weapons. Do you know that since the first of the year, over 11,000 guns were reported stolen in L.A. County CA. by auto smash and grabs or home ...

Letter: Don’t infringe on Americans’ right to own guns

I have read several articles lately regarding guns and gun control. One written by a Michael Bowcut with some ideas on gun control. Licensing any and all gun owners. Registration requirements for any and all guns. Renewal of licenses and registrations every X years. Confiscating guns not ...

Letter: Unhappy with Utah law on motorcycle use

Over the years, the Utah Legislature has passed some great laws and some not-so-great laws. One not-so-great law is the recent law making it legal for motorcycle drivers to drive their motorcycles between lanes of traffic on the roadways. There is barely enough room for a car or truck to travel ...

Letter: Why I support Rep. Blake Moore and Sen. Ann Milner

Many folks are seeking our votes at this time and two who stand out to me are Rep. Blake Moore and Sen. Ann Millner both of whom I’ve had extensive dealings with on Veterans Issues. Many may not know this but before Covid hit Sen. Millner hosted an Ice Cream Social for the residents of the ...