Letters

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Facts and opinions

Mr. Dennis Wakefield’s comments of June 28 relative to my letter of June 22 are interesting. He purports to value “facts” over “opinion” yet cites opinion to bolster his argument on the future of the U.S. economy. He quotes Mr. Rugaber (an expert) saying that...


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Hope lies ahead

This week my heart broke. My heart broke for our country and the people who lack civility and truth. My heart broke for our democracy and the leaders in it who think that they can say and do anything they want without consequence. My heart broke for the vitriol and divide that is being exhibited...


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A political coup

How many of your readers have realized that America has just had its first COUP? Wake up people… A Coup is when there is an organized attempt to over throw a government from within - In this case the United States of America… something no American ever dreamed to be possible. It was...


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Facts necessary in economics discussion

John Reynolds is entitled to his personal opinion as expressed in his letter to the editor on June 22. However, his opinion typically lacks documentation. He wrote about the lack of recognition for progress made in jobs and economic growth. To the credit of the Trump administration, the economy was...


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Probation not enough for animal abuse

I was beyond appalled to read the story entitled “Ex-LDS bishop gets probation for shooting out neighboring dog’s eye with BB gun.” I was outraged as I read that Kim Errol Tibbitts of Ogden repeatedly shot his neighbor’s dog with a BB gun over 9-months, but the dog’s...


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Stop Child-Parent Separation

We are writing to strongly object to the forcible separation of children from their parents at the U.S. border with Mexico. Families seeking asylum who present themselves at the border, as well as those crossing illegally, are having their children, including toddlers and school children, torn from...


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Barker Park doesn't need amphitheater

I applaud the couples who sued over the amphitheater. I hope they appeal. The Barkers must be turning over in their graves at the planned commercialization of the park. With the Amphitheater and parking there will be no park left. An almost $700 K upgrade is planned. An amphitheater is fine just...


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A Border Wall is Not Acceptable Justification for Separating Families

My husband, James, and I spent the summer of 2014 in El Paso, Texas while he completed an internship in Border Patrol’s communication office. That summer, there was a historically high influx of Central American migrants and unaccompanied minors crossing the border to claim asylum. They...


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Lesser of two evils and immigration

I've been talking a bit with family and friends about the current immigration problems, including the horrific family separation at the border. Here are some examples of justification I am hearing: "We don't have the whole picture," "What about human trafficking? We have to separate adults and...


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Send in The Clowns

While much of the civilized world watched with intense interest as leaders of the USA and North Korea met to explore the possibility of peace another segment of the population were treated to three hours of prime time TV entertainment as the theatrical elitist gathered for yet another presentation...


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