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Horace Mann teacher supports Ogden school bond initiative

BS_140703_Summer School_06-5

This is my second year as a third-grade teacher at Horace Mann Elementary. I am a product of...


NFL players are using the rights our president, military swear to defend

Colin Kaepernick 1 Year Later Football-5

I am writing in reply to Ed Rhodes’ Oct. 5 letter, “America would have no rights without the military.” I agree with many of his words, but here is my take on the words “flag,” “military” and “Constitution” — I put...


Separated truck tires pose a danger on Utah's highways

Truck Tire Danger

This is a letter to make the public aware that for the past few months we have been subjected to an invasion that could have been avoided if it had been addressed early on. The invasion came in the form of separated semitrailer tire sections that often wound up in or near travel lanes on all major...


It's hard to keep up with events in Washington

Trump Russia Money

Every day as I watch what's happening, in Washington, mostly, about five or fix times I will say to myself, "that's a letter.” But you know what? That first event gets buried by the next event, that event gets buried by the next event, and so on. By the time you get to the end of the day, you...


Defeating the Ogden school bond would be a tragedy

Polk Elementary Bond Open House

Our schools have issues that simply can’t wait. We have the chance to have a solution to several of those issues by voting yes on the Ogden school bond. These solutions will not raise our tax rate, but will give us the opportunity to address severe safety issues, lack of space, the inability...


NFL players are ingrates who have no reason to protest "racism in America"

Titans Browns Football protest

Football players who take a knee protesting “racism in America” are puzzling. Are they protesting the 630,000 white men who died freeing their enslaved ancestors and ensuring they, multi-millionaire football players, would be born in freedom? Are they against the 30-plus government...


Ogden kids don't need nostalgia. They need modern schools

Horace Mann Elementary Rendering

 Many people are concerned about the “super” schools proposed in the Ogden School District bond; that their student will be lost in the numbers; and that they will lose their “community.” To these folks I say there is no “maximum capacity” on community when...


Election letters deadline

Letters endorsing candidates and positions in the Nov. 7 general elections must be received by 5 p.m. Monday, Oct. 30. We’ll publish all endorsements by Sunday, Nov. 5. Letters are limited to 350 words. Please include a phone number so we can call to confirm you letter prior to publication....


Trump and McConnell are a couple of liars

Trump McConnell

President Donald Trump and Sen. Mitch McConnell's fiasco appearance would have been better titled, "No matter what people say we're liars!" Larry Brady Ogden


Schools have a responsibility to protect children from bullying

School Bullying Suicide-4

It mystifies me why the terrible bullying that goes on in our schools is never dealt with. The child is blamed, the parents are blamed, the bully is blamed, but it is never stopped. Where is the school in all this?  While the child is in his home, he is protected. But let him walk out the door...


Wheelwright has a business mindset needed on Ogden City Council

City Council approves new logo

This week, municipal election ballots are being mailed to voters across the state of Utah. As we prepare to mail in our ballots, it is important to examine each of the candidates running for Ogden City Council. While there are many, there is one that stands out from the rest of the pack. That...

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