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Grandparenting journey was tough, but worth it

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In regard to grandparents, grandparenting is as important as being a parent (”Grandfamilies program fights symptoms of opioid epidemic,” Nov. 5 Standard-Examiner). Unfortunately, some grandparents are still kids themselves. Sad, yet true. Some parents also are kids. They are either too...


We need to understand climate change and how it affects us

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Three massive hurricanes this year have a collective projected cost of more than $200 billion. Congress has voted for $51.8 billion in aid to help with recovery from hurricanes and wildfires and to bail out the FEMA National Flood Insurance Program, forgiving $16 billion of its debt. “Instead...


Clinton is a great place to live because of its people

Clinton Utah

I sat at my computer Nov. 7, surrounded by my family waiting for the election results. When they finally appeared, I felt suddenly and incredibly humbled by the support that was shown to me by the residents of Clinton. I wanted to take this opportunity to thank you for honoring me with your vote...


Congress cares more about its big donors than working-class voters

Congress Taxes Ryan

They've done it again. Our "representatives" in Washington have voted to raise our taxes and make health care less affordable for millions of citizens, while slashing taxes on large corporations and the wealthy. Reps. Rob Bishop, Mia Love, Chris Stewart and John Curtis all toed the party line and...


Don't end the Affordable Care Act

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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...


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...


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...


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...


Rifles are inanimate objects. They can't assault anyone

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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...


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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