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Republican lawmakers are behind Utah land grab, not LDS Church

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In response to the Sept. 21 “news analysis” by Christine Colbert, “Mormon...

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Horace Mann teacher supports Ogden school bond initiative

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This is my second year as a third-grade teacher at Horace Mann Elementary. I am a product of the Ogden School District. I went to Bonneville Elementary, Highland Middle School, and I am a graduate of Ben Lomond High School. I became a teacher because of the teachers I had. I love the...


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President Trump is a divider

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President Donald Trump knows how to divide. I thought the First Amendment guaranteed freedom of speech.  Trump forgets what America is about.  Mark Summers Ogden


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There are more important things than basketball hoops at weddings

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In response to a letter in the Oct. 11th Standard-Examiner, “Differences between Utah, Canadian weddings are remarkable” — unbelievable! People are facing death and destruction throughout the world and what keeps some people up at night are the existence of basketball hoops in a...


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What does Mark Saal know about experiencing racism?

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It is 2017. That is my response to Mark Saal’s Oct. 10 column, "Dove body was ad racist? Only if you don't watch the whole three seconds." It is 2017, and I have to ask why you chose to have a white male author an opinion piece about whether or not minorities had the right to be offended by...


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Republican lawmakers are behind Utah land grab, not LDS Church

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In response to the Sept. 21 “news analysis” by Christine Colbert, “Mormon history explains why we want less federal land,” I don’t know where she got her information, but I really resent her implication that the “Mormon Church” has a stand on...


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United States needs to ban bump stocks

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Candlelight vigils, moments of silence at public events, flowers, etc., are meaningless gestures unless we also forcefully speak out against the tyranny of the National Rifle Association and let our legislators know that our current gun laws are unacceptable. To remain silent on this issue is to be...


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NFL players aren't being disrespectful when they take a knee during the anthem

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I would like to respectfully add my voice to the debate over the actions of the NFL players taking a knee during the national anthem as a protest. The objective of the players who participate is to bring the attention of the nation to issues of social injustice. As a country ,we have been dealing...


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Pedestrians need to be cited for crossing against a red light

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Something which I have observed is how pedestrians have crossed the roads against the “don’t walk” signal. Might I ask why? Isn’t this just as illegal as driving a vehicle through a red light? I’d say it is. Of course it is. Motorists get cited for driving through...


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Differences between Utah, Canadian weddings are remarkable

My husband and I just returned from a family wedding in Calgary. Cultural differences between weddings here and there are striking. Here we stand in interminably long lines waiting to shake hands with and congratulate the bride and groom and make superficial conversation with bridesmaids/groomsmen...


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Force credit bureaus to let consumers freeze, unfreeze accounts without charge

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I am appalled at the cavalier way Equifax has treated our personal information during its recent security breach. I am angry that I now have to pay each of the credit reporting bureaus to freeze my account and then again to unfreeze it when I need more credit. Even when requesting to pay for a...


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