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Violence, killing won't end without a change of heart

APTOPIX School Shooting Florida-7

It’s senseless. It’s horrific. It’s tragic. It demonstrates the worst of...

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Simulated violence contributes to mass killings

School Shooting Florida

Once again we are at loggerheads relative to mass murders, and the same old arguments are put forth. It may be useful to ask: How does the thought “I want to kill a lot of people” become imbedded in the mind of a human? How does the thought, “I will plan and execute the acts, step...


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S-E Columnist was wrong about stock market gains

Financial Markets Wall Street-10

I am curious as to where E. Kent Winward, your guest columnist, gets his financial information. He states, “As I write for the newspaper and put my words out for the community to read, I strive for accuracy and relevance. … But as much as I’d like to think what I write is...


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School shootings are a result of kicking God out of our lives

APTOPIX School Shooting Florida

The Standard-Examiner published two letters Feb. 16 addressing the horrendous school shooting in Florida. One letter was absolutely correct (“Violence, killing won't end without a change of heart”), and the other couldn’t have been more wrong (“We need a moratorium on the...


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Ogden needs to restore its whitewater park

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Have you ever seen something in an advertisement that seems like it would completely change your life, but when you buy it, it just doesn’t seem to live up to your expectations? 7-Eleven running out of free slurpees on 7/11. Costco not having enough free sample booths for me to eat at least a...


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How can we keep allowing these senseless murders of our children?

School Shooting Florida-17

We had another shooting at one our public schools. Several of our young kids were killed at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. How can we keep allowing these senseless murders? Gun violence is happening so often, it is almost daily news. Is it becoming acceptable? Since the...


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Congratulations to Brian Wood on his new job

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I was overjoyed to read of Brian Woods’ success in obtaining employment so quickly upon his release (“Hitting the ground running with a job after prison,” Beyond Bars, Feb. 5). Getting hooked on his Monday column was the reason I upgraded from a weekend subscription of the...


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We need a moratorium on the production of firearms

Church Shooting Gun Debate

It is a strange, sad and perplexing fact that humans are one of the few, if not the only, species on this planet bent on their own annihilation. We gleefully denude the earth, poison the air and the water, and consider fleeting wealth as complete justification even as others of our kind succumb to...


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Violence, killing won't end without a change of heart

APTOPIX School Shooting Florida-7

It’s senseless. It’s horrific. It’s tragic. It demonstrates the worst of humankind. The latest school shooting in Florida leaves society struggling for understanding, politicians seeking advantage and families weeping, yet the problems remain. It’s a gun issue! It’s a...


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Food pantry director takes time to connect with clients

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Jaynann Johnson, lovingly known as “JJ,” is the heart of the Bountiful Community Food Pantry. JJ started volunteering at the pantry doing intake, interviewing and processing new and returning clients, but she was quickly hired as the pantry’s manager. Today she works countless...


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Republicans show they cannot lead us into the future

Trump

Our hope of getting out of the current political morass is to practice term limits by not voting for anyone in office over six years, Republican or Democrat. We can do it. Is the Republican Party the right one to lead us in the future? No. After eight years of opposing the Obama administration and...


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