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Readers React: 'Safe-on-red' traffic measure considered by Utah Legislature

Red traffic light

Utah drivers might get the go ahead to run red lights when no other traffic is present if the Utah State Legislature gets its way.

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The opposite of violence is kindness — to everyone

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An employee at the DLD helped D. Louise Brown’s mother get her driver’s license back. He lifted her out of hopelessness, Brown writes.

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America's gun battle is over. The NRA has won

NRA Reaction

“School slaughters, concert-venue massacres and shopping mall bloodbaths are collateral damage – the price of doing business in these United States of America,” writes Don Porter.

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America's gold medal in curling can be traced back to Weber State

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Ogden has a unique place in the history of Olympic curling, writes David Ferro.

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Readers React: Northern Utah schools struggling with racism

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A recent incident involving a black Layton High School student who says he was spit on and called a racial slur at a recent school dance before being suspended himself quickly caught the attention of Standard-Examiner readers.

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The stock market, antidepressants and facts

Financial Markets Wall Street

When readers correct an error, it helps encourage dialogue, writes E. Kent Winward.

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Readers React: Support for Weber County students protesting gun violence

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Here’s how readers reacted to a recent story about how Weber County school districts are preparing for walk-out protests in favor of gun control. 

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We're making progress on juvenile justice reform — and our kids will benefit

Campus Sexual Assault Bill

“Peer courts, juvenile court judges, school districts, and others are now navigating significant systemic change. This requires time, resources, and innovation,” write Erin Jemison and Anna Thomas.

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Readers React: FrontRunner to abandon Pleasant View service in August

Pleasant View train station

Utah Transit Authority officials cited low ridership, the fact that Union Pacific owns the portion of the track that runs from Ogden to Pleasant View, and a $1.4 million price tag to upgrade cars, locomotives and tracks from Ogden to Pleasant View as reasons why service would stop at...

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Adults won't do anything about gun violence. Maybe teens can.

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“If this nation’s teens can convince voters to elect candidates that are not beholden to the NRA, maybe progress can be made toward lessening the carnage that so frequently visits our nation’s schools and public places,” writes Don Porter.

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