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Reader hates daylight saving time, misses long, dark summer evenings

Spring Forward

I guess it’s time to get my opinion out of mothballs again. I hate daylight saving time. It...

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Utah teens don't have the maturity, experience to carry concealed weapons

Concealed carry

It's really hard to understand how our legislators could submit a bill to allow Utahns as young as 18 to obtain concealed gun permits and then for Gov. Gary Herbert to sign the bill and make it the law. Where, oh where is their common sense? I was 18 once, and so were our legislators and the Guv....


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It's time for Paul Ryan to resign as speaker of the House

APTOPIX Congress Health Overhaul Ryan

Where is the resolve in the House to vote on Obamacare II? The folks in the White House made it clear that the House was to take a vote Friday and let the chips fall where they will. When he agreed to become speaker of the House, Paul Ryan made it absolutely clear that he would be the Speaker just...


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Reader hates daylight saving time, misses long, dark summer evenings

Spring Forward

I guess it’s time to get my opinion out of mothballs again. I hate daylight saving time. It takes a month for my body to accept the time change. Do you know where MST begins? In Kansas. It makes sense if you live in Denver. The sun pops out of the prairie early in the morning, but if you live...


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We need to defend free speech, especially when it offends

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Two quick comments. First, our newspaper, the Standard-Examiner, does not report fake news. It has integrity and honesty. That is its lifeblood. I subscribe to it, and have since 1981, for two main reasons: 1) It tries hard to keep politicians honest by constantly exposing them. That is what keeps...


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Nonprofit entity wants to take responsibility for Farmington Canyon Road

Farmington Canyon Road


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Liberal media bias on full display in kerfuffle over Trump and Russia

Trump Russia Manafort

Intrepid reporters for major news networks may have unwittingly revealed little-known secrets of successful diplomacy. With all the kerfuffle over American diplomats, senators, and presidential advisers making contact with Russian officials, it has come to light that Republicans have been doing it...


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KUED-TV is a tremendous value for Utahns

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We’ve all heard about the cuts proposed in the president’s budget that include elimination of funding for public broadcasting. We also know from the experience of running our own households that prudent budgeting requires a prioritization of expenditures based upon how valuable they are...


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Utah lawmakers found a way around the 21st Amendment

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In 1933, the U.S. Congress passed the 21st Amendment to the Constitution, thus ending Prohibition. In 2017, the Utah Legislature found a way around that amendment when it lowered the BAC limit to .05. Instead of outlawing alcohol outright, our legislators made it as difficult as possible to drink...


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Sadly, our politicians aren't up to the task of addressing climate change

Ogden lawmaker goes to bat for local issues

Welcome to the Anthropocene! In August 2016, the British-led Working Group on the Anthropocene determined that human beings’ collective impact on the earth is so significant that it will appear in the geologic record. The invention of plastics, the widespread use of nitrogen fertilizers,...


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Cars speeding through crosswalks putting students at risk

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I am a crossing guard at Second Street and Madison Avenue. Since school started on Aug. 23, 2016, I have had eight cars drive through the crosswalk when children or I were in it. Many drivers go 35 to 40 mph, even with the 20-mph flashing lights on. I am convinced the chief of police is not...


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