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Figures don't lie, but liars can figure

Student Gun Protests-18

I don't remember much of the plane geometry that Mr. (Scott) Wangsgard tried to teach me in the...

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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?

Trump US Syria-11

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

Student Gun Protests-18

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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WSU's CAPES program is an amazing experience for children with disabilities

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Thank you to Weber State University Dr. William and Dr. Zagrodnik for identifying a need in our community and creating a resolution. The CAPES program at Weber State University — the Children’s Adaptive Physical Education Society — is an amazing program for children with...


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Data on mass shootings came from Crime Prevention Research Center

Nightclub Shooting Florida-12

Recent letters are critical of my March 27 letter on gun violence and the Million Mom March (“Statistics about gun violence are fake news,” April 8, and “Guns do kill people. That’s why the military issues firearms,” March 29) so I am compelled to respond and note that...


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Guns don't kill people. Evil people kill people

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American students are walking out of school to protest gun violence. They are not angry about a person who killed 17 people, but instead they are upset about inanimate objects — guns. Not one gun has ever pulled its own trigger and killed someone. There are no evil guns. There are evil people....


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Former prisoner's column in the S-E teaches us to be less judgmental

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I am writing to thank the Standard-Examiner for allowing Brian Wood to continue to write his weekly column after being released from prison. As a retired educator, I always did my best to teach my students "there are two sides to every situation." I believe it is educational for “us,”...


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Ultimately, users are responsible for their opioid overdose deaths

Purdue Pharma Opioids

This letter is regarding the heightened publicity about the rising numbers of deaths caused by overdosing on opioids (legal and/or illegal). I am very concerned about the current push to force pharmaceutical companies to halt manufacture of opioid pain medications such as oxycodone, Dilaudid,...


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