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Letter: Pay for your share

While our esteemed legislators consider raising taxes on retirees (and others) like me, especially the state income tax, they should instead consider an important source of money for education. State income tax goes into the... Read more »

17 hours ago

9 comments

Letter: Peanut butter ban?

I hate peanut butter! Even the smell of it makes me gag. It seems to me inconceivable that someone would mix peanut butter and jelly and give it to their children; perhaps the jelly is to hide the taste of the peanut butter. Maybe I... Read more »

17 hours ago

13 comments

Letter: Prepared to succeed

As reported in a recent article (“President Obama honors Martin Luther King Jr. by helping next generation,” Jan. 19), the first family celebrated the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. by participating in the Corporation... Read more »

17 hours ago

0 comments

Letter: No end in sight

We have seen continued development of Davis County's land base into residential housing. It is my observation that each new home built adds a minimum of two vehicles or more that increase pollution to the county's air with no end in... Read more »

yesterday

8 comments

Letter: A worldwide message

Government should not be involved in censorship; the only legitimate censorship is that which individuals impose on themselves, according to their own belief system. When we start to force our moral code on others, we err. Read more »

yesterday

6 comments

Letter: Just slow down

I want to strongly suggest that everyone focus on driving. Distracted driving — texting, etc., when driving — is dangerous, unlawful and (excuse me) downright stupid. Save a life or injury. Please slow down and pay... Read more »

yesterday

3 comments

Letter: Idle elimination

Cars equipped with idle elimination will save the owners money in fuel costs; performance would be the same, and you would see a reduction in inversions. Everybody wins with this solution. Read more »

Jan. 23, 2015

19 comments

Letter: Coyote bounty

Let's call for an end to this unnecessary coyote bounty in Utah — especially in any county that stands a chance of receiving recolonizing, protected wolves. Read more »

Jan. 23, 2015

7 comments

Letter: Not so lazy

If Americans really were so lazy, why would so many be in the workforce and working so much? Why would their productivity be so high? Read more »

Jan. 22, 2015

34 comments

Letter: A 5 percent violator

The purported facts on the ban on wood-burning stoves from supposed authorities regarding the issue are questionable at least. Read more »

Jan. 22, 2015

18 comments

Letter: License plate driving

We lived in the Philippines from 1998 to 2000. In order to help their air pollution problem, the Philippine government passed a law that people were only allowed to drive their cars according to the last number on their car license... Read more »

Jan. 22, 2015

8 comments

Letter: Trying to make time

For the past decade I have slept almost upright in a recliner, unable to lie down. Does "trying to make time" justify lifelong consequences? Read more »

Jan. 21, 2015

2 comments

Letter: Fine arts flower

Academics and arts are not natural enemies but allies. As a music scholar, I can confirm that without a knowledge of math writing, music would be much more difficult. Read more »

Jan. 21, 2015

2 comments

Letter: Rebuild, then demolish

The prison should be rebuilt on the same property, then the old buildings can be demolished when the new ones are finished. Read more »

Jan. 20, 2015

12 comments

Letter: Choice or regulation?

The first thought all too often is to make new regulations without asking if steps have been taken to improve things before forcing others into a choice. Freedom of choice is a greater force multiplier than any regulation. Read more »

Jan. 20, 2015

13 comments

Letter: Students need family help

Family life, not the teachers in school, has the most to do with a child preparing for life. Read more »

Jan. 19, 2015

15 comments

Letter: Predictions and realities

Now that President Obama has served for six years, I think it would be a good time to compare conservative predictions about the effects of his policies on the economy versus what has actually happened. Read more »

Jan. 19, 2015

62 comments

Letter: Sanctions against Iran

The U.S. and Iran have been engaged in important talks to reach an agreement over Iran's nuclear power development. They are delicate and nuanced and may very well determine whether the U.S. provokes further military engagement in... Read more »

Jan. 18, 2015

12 comments

Letter: Beware refundable taxes

Beware the advocates of any tax that will supposedly be refunded to consumers (carbon tax, gas tax, etc.). These people are nothing but tax wolves in populist clothing. Any mechanism for collecting a tax has inherent costs; you... Read more »

Jan. 18, 2015

14 comments

Letter: Work to achieve dreams

America has always been known as the land of opportunity; generations of people have flocked here for better opportunities for them and their families. With that wonderful dream and the possibility of success, people very soon... Read more »

Jan. 18, 2015

15 comments

Letter: Accused of double-dipping

Mr. Dan Liljenquist just can't keep his hands off the state retirement funds or quit worrying about them ("No double-dipping return," Jan. 8). He is responsible for the 25 percent reduction in state teachers retirement; now, if... Read more »

Jan. 18, 2015

12 comments

Letter: Wisdom on Healthy Utah

Some words from Mahatma Gandhi for our legislators regarding the people they serve and the Healthy Utah Plan. Read more »

Jan. 17, 2015

15 comments

Letter: Climate change denial

The Pentagon declares climate change as one of the greatest security threats to our country’s future. Shell Oil Co. admits that climate change is in fact happening and is due to human activities. The majority of scientific... Read more »

Jan. 17, 2015

55 comments

Letter: No disrespect

With the incredible power placed in the hands of our law enforcement officials, there has to be significant oversight and accountability. Power unchecked and unaccounted for is too easily abused. Calling a police officer's actions... Read more »

Jan. 17, 2015

14 comments

Letter: Too trigger-happy?

The hot topic in the news is shootings by police officers. Since New Year's, there have been five shootings in Utah alone. Are police officers becoming too trigger-happy? Understanding that situations are dangerous and police force... Read more »

Jan. 16, 2015

14 comments

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