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Letter: Medically fragile

Which is the greater evil: accepting “tainted” federal money (our own taxes coming back to us), or refusing to help our neighbors in need? Read more »

29 minutes ago

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Letter: Bear Lake driving

Should cars be allowed to drive through the middle of a group of children at play? Rep. Curt Webb, R-Logan, believes so. He is sponsoring HB140, "Sovereign Lands around Bear Lake," which would allow cars to drive parallel along the... Read more »

29 minutes ago

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Letter: Adopting Utah’s system

The Indiana Legislature is currently considering a bill that would put an upgraded city and regional transportation to a vote by residents in area counties. It would be my desire that they adopt a system somewhat similar to Utah's. Read more »

yesterday

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Letter: Parade prep

Some businesses just want the attention of being in a parade but have clearly forgotten that a parade is for the spectator and not the participant. Read more »

yesterday

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Letter: Harmful side effects

The media have seemed to ignore an announcement on marijuana from the journal of the American Academy of Pediatrics, which was given on Jan. 25, 2015. Marijuana has serious potential side effects for children, teens and young adults.... Read more »

Feb. 25, 2015

21 comments

Letter: Prison volunteers

I’m one of 1,500 volunteers who serve at the prison. I challenge Greg Hughes or anyone else on the PRC, or anyone who supports the relocation, to come to the prison with me for a month and see the good work that goes on. I say... Read more »

Feb. 24, 2015

17 comments

Letter: Cellphone common sense

Instead of scaling back on the distracted-driving laws now in force, more needs to be done by our lawmakers. Read more »

Feb. 24, 2015

4 comments

Letter: Save for higher ed

No one should be denied access to higher education because they cannot afford it. Read more »

Feb. 24, 2015

15 comments

Letter: Pedestrian awareness

There should be a safety law requiring safety reflective tape and flashing lights on bikes, scooters, skateboards and power wheelchairs. There should also be a fine, even for the parents if an underage child is hurt. Read more »

Feb. 24, 2015

6 comments

Letter: Desert prison

The water shortage in Tooele County is one more reason to not relocate the prison to Tooele County. Unlike Salt Lake County, which draws upon multiple watershed streams to supply culinary water sources, Tooele County residents rely... Read more »

Feb. 23, 2015

7 comments

Letter: Courage to raise taxes

Don Milne does not appreciate the fact that much of what we do is done by a differed payment system (“Taxes for babies,” Feb. 18). We build roads and pay for them with 30-year bonds. The same is done for schools, airports... Read more »

Feb. 23, 2015

15 comments

Letter: Keep golf courses

Keep the golf courses, make them more beautiful and cut expenses somewhere else. Read more »

Feb. 22, 2015

3 comments

Letter: Where's our winter?

Consider writing a letter to the editor, board of trustees or representative to let them know that fossil fuels are history and you want clean renewables to power your future. Read more »

Feb. 22, 2015

33 comments

Letter: Salary injustices

Utah legislators should raise the salaries of professionals like corrections officers and teachers before they raise their own salaries. Read more »

Feb. 22, 2015

7 comments

Letter: No child unattended

Parents and/or grandparents should never, ever leave children unattended in a car. Read more »

Feb. 22, 2015

3 comments

Letter: Affordable for whom?

Obamacare is a disaster, at least for my family. I've worked for the same company for 23 years. Over the first 19 years, our health insurance premiums, deductible and out-of-pocket max doubled. All have doubled again since... Read more »

Feb. 21, 2015

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Letter: Hear the citizens

In March 2014, the Utah Legislature passed SB54, which made Count My Vote the law. Recent polls indicate that a majority of Utah citizens do not agree with the new CMV law. SB54 was passed so quickly that by the end of the session,... Read more »

Feb. 21, 2015

7 comments

Letter: Clean Power Plan

Currently, 40 percent of electrical generation in the U.S. comes from coal. But new EPA regulations, which the EPA calls the “Clean Power Plan,” would force many of these plants to close. Read more »

Feb. 20, 2015

22 comments

Letter: Salt Flats camping

The state Legislature is seeking ways to fence in choice forested land so that campers and hunters would have to pay more to use those areas. Read more »

Feb. 20, 2015

7 comments

Letter: BB gun appearances

Some time ago I wanted to purchase a BB gun. The only ones available looked like high-powered weapons. Why shouldn't a BB gun look like a BB gun? Read more »

Feb. 20, 2015

15 comments

Letter: Fundamental liberty?

It’s time for lawmakers on Capitol Hill to do what they should have done the first time: Tell drivers that it is illegal to touch a cellphone while driving. Read more »

Feb. 19, 2015

23 comments

Letter: State Medicaid savings

In 2013, Gov. Gary Herbert send $100,000 of taxpayer money to the Boston nonpartisan Public Consulting Group (PCG) to learn whether Utah should expand Medicaid. The results are that Utah should expand the health care coverage. Read more »

Feb. 19, 2015

17 comments

Letter: Flawed theologic

So let me get this straight, Mr. President, the Crusaders were definitely Christian, but Islamic terrorists are not Muslim? Read more »

Feb. 19, 2015

63 comments

Letter: Taxes for babies

If Healthy Utah is a great program (and maybe it is), we should get existing taxpayers to pay for it and not pass the bill to the baby in the crib. Read more »

Feb. 18, 2015

26 comments

Letter: Raw milk risks

A recent front-page story documented a proposed loosening of the stranglehold on raw milk producers being considered by the Legislature (“Lawmakers grapple with raw milk regulations,” Feb. 6). Read more »

Feb. 18, 2015

9 comments

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