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Visit to Washington oncologist spared woman months of chemotherapy

Doctor and patient

EDITOR’S NOTE: This letter has been edited to correct a word in the third paragraph. The...

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Statistics on gun deaths may be true, but they aren't correct

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I got a kick out of John Reynolds’ statistics that claim to illustrate Finland has more gun deaths than the United States (“Guns haven’t killed anyone. They aren’t the problem,” March 27). It reminded me of the time as a youth I put on my resume that I was a former...


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Ogden library is more fun, but is it helping children learn?

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This month the historic Ogden library opened its doors again after undergoing remodeling. As a person who reads and collects books, I decided to visit the new library and see what's taken place. The building has been updated. There is new acoustical tile on the ceiling and the fixtures in the...


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NBA players should not represent America if they don't respect the flag

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On Saturday, April 7, I read about the United States forming a 35-man pool for the USA Basketball national team. They’ll play for the Americans if they qualify for the 2019 Basketball World Cup and the 2020 Olympics. I read the names, and I think some of these players are not qualified to be...


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Meeting at Mar-a-Lago was just another Trump business deal

Trump US Japan

It doesn't make sense to me that President Donald Trump would have his meeting with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at Mar-a-Lago, his private resort in Palm Beach, Florida. What was wrong with having the meeting at either the White House or Camp David? Whoops, I forgot — the Secret...


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Visit to Washington oncologist spared woman months of chemotherapy

Doctor and patient

EDITOR’S NOTE: This letter has been edited to correct a word in the third paragraph. The Standard-Examiner regrets the error. In October 2017, I was diagnosed with invasive ductal breast cancer. Of the three lymph nodes that were removed during surgery, two were positive for cancer. Because...


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Brian Wood, you'll always have people cheering you on

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This is a note to Brian Wood, who writes the Beyond Bars column for the Standard-Examiner. It is a little late, but in your article about not getting your salesman's license, your wrote about being transferred to the service department (”My views on earning, spending money have changed since...


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Guns have a way of getting into the wrong hands and destroying lives

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Regarding the April 12 letter “Guns don’t kill people. Evil people kill people,” it’s true that a gun doesn’t go off by itself. What’s important to remember, however, is that guns always have a way of getting into the wrong hands and destroying lives. The...


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What happened to Trump's campaign promise of America first?

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Last week President Trump order a missile strike against Syria because Bashar Assad used chemical weapons on his own people. Trump called it a humanitarian mission. That’s all well and good, but at the same time he is in favor of cutting funding for Meals on Wheels, which feeds senior...


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Figures don't lie, but liars can figure

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I don't remember much of the plane geometry that Mr. (Scott) Wangsgard tried to teach me in the early 1960s at Ben Lomond High School, but I do remember that he often remarked, "Figures don't lie, but liars can figure." I thought of his saying again when I read John Reynolds’ "clarification"...


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Consumers prefer cleaner, fuel-efficient cars

Your Finances-Q A

I am writing regarding the editorial you republished from the Chicago Tribune, “We can clean up the air without tougher fuel economy standards.” The day the Standard-Examiner carried this editorial was April 7, 2018 – not April Fool’s Day. Maybe it appeared in...


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