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Anyone who disrespects the flag should be charged with treason

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I am a senior citizen over 85 years old.  I am not a Democrat or Republican. I think President...

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Don't end the Affordable Care Act

Health Overhaul Medicaid in Maine-4

I have had a disability since I was 15 months old. I would like to challenge to President Trump and members of Congress to spend two days in a manual wheelchair or a walker, but you can’t use accessible parking spots, ramps made for wheelchairs or buttons to open automatics doors. Before the...


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Northern Utahns are paying too much for gasoline

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I wonder if people understand a simple formula: Cost (from the wholesaler) + transportation costs + markup (merchant profit) + taxes = consumer cost. I have to ask this question, because we in Weber and Davis counties are being taken to the cleaners on fuel prices. My wife and I went to Southern...


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Man grateful for ride home on a rainy day

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I was walking home from Winco in Roy. I was maybe halfway home, heading east on 6000 South. It was raining pretty hard. I stopped for a minute to take a drink from my water bottle. A guy in a truck rolled down his window and asked if I needed a ride home. I accepted his offer and directed him...


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Anyone who disrespects the flag should be charged with treason

Dolphins Panthers Football

I am a senior citizen over 85 years old.  I am not a Democrat or Republican. I think President Franklin Roosevelt did as much for the U.S. as Lincoln did for the slaves.  I am a military man who served five years on two destroyers. In March 1951 I was on a train headed for Korea. We went...


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Rifles are inanimate objects. They can't assault anyone

ADDITION Texas Church Shooting-12

EDITOR’S NOTE: The following letter has been edited to correct spelling and punctuation errors that reached publication. The Standard-Examiner regrets the errors. In my lifetime I have never seen a rifle ever assault anyone. Not even the time I spent in the military did I ever see this take...


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We need to save Antelope Island from ATVs

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The idea of allowing ATVs on Antelope Island has resurfaced and is more inappropriate now than ever. The detrimental effects of the increased noise, pollution, associated litter, trail erosion and vehicle traffic on the wildlife, and on the island itself, should be obvious to anyone. The beauty and...


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We can and should do more to prevent gun violence

Church Shooting Texas-8

It was an average Sunday for the worshipers in Sutherland Springs, Texas, until a white male armed with an assault rifle and tactical gear killed nearly 30 people. This type of horrific shooting has become appallingly familiar. Mass shootings are a nearly daily phenomenon in the U.S. Many respond...


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Lawmakers need to stop prostituting themselves to the gun lobby

Congress Las Vegas Shooting-10

So far this year we have had the Las Vegas and Texas church massacres and all our congressional folks can do is send their thoughts and prayers to the families and victims of those atrocious acts. Well, to that I say bull fritters. They need to stop praying and thinking and get off their sorry...


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The NRA is why we don't have smart guns

Church Shooting Gun Debate

To his credit, President Bill Clinton negotiated an agreement with the gunmaker Smith & Wesson. S&W would develop a “smart gun” (one that would read the owner’s fingerprint on the trigger and could only be fired for him). This would help prevent firearms from falling...


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Give free needles to diabetics, not drug users

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Regarding the needle exchange program going on in Ogden, why are we encouraging this? Let’s let all of the diabetics who have multiple injections a day get in line for free syringes also. My Medicare pays for my chem strips and lancets to monitor my blood sugar, but I spend a ridiculous...


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