Letters

Letter: Pool safety

Just a few weeks ago, a 7-year-old boy from West Haven drowned in Cottonwood Heights, reminding us of the importance of practicing pool safety as we reach the peak of summer. Drowning is the most common cause of unintentional death... Read more »

12 hours ago

2 comments

Letter: Respect snakes

Most people didn’t know it, but July 16 was World Snake Day — a day devoted to awareness of these amazing animals and all they do for us as a vital part of a healthy environment. As mid-level predators, snakes consume... Read more »

12 hours ago

6 comments

Poor fields

I cannot even express how much I love soccer. All the fields my team and I play on are in poor condition. They are badly cut, they have holes everywhere and they are crowded. It’s hard to play on a field in that condition.... Read more »

12 hours ago

9 comments

Letter: Degrading literature

I recently came across a blog written to inspire women to boycott the 50 Shades or Grey film, and for the most part I agreed with the blogger. I agree that the idea behind this movie is demeaning and transforms something that should... Read more »

yesterday

19 comments

Letter: Support the bill

Nearly half a century ago, Medicaid and Medicare were enacted to provide America's seniors and citizens with reliable medical coverage. Today, many seniors are fearful that our health care benefits will be lost. Tens of... Read more »

yesterday

27 comments

Letter: Policy disagreement

I am in disagreement with our president and his policies. I am an 86-year-old active member of the church, and as such I have served in many positions. I have been married for 66 years with five children, 20 grandchildren and 24... Read more »

July 27, 2014

45 comments

Letter: Keep daylight saving

Have those who complain about daylight saving time never got up early to go fishing or attend a sunrise service? Have they never stayed up for a late? Or traveled out of our time zone? These complaints seem to be highly contrived.... Read more »

July 27, 2014

1 comment

Letter: Outdated climate

We are now facing severe environmental, population, economic and governmental problems. The enabling act language was based on past assumptions about vastness, lack of constraints and the desirability of growth. The land and air... Read more »

July 27, 2014

29 comments

Letter: Increasing fees

When it comes to golf and the deficit, everyone seems to have an opinion as to what should be done. Yet, the affected individuals — golf professionals, superintendents, golfers — are never asked their opinion. Instead,... Read more »

July 27, 2014

2 comments

Letter: Opting out for time

I do not think daylight saving time is a good idea. People think they can decide how much daylight we have. Once in a while I wish I had a few more hours of sunlight, but other days when I can’t wait for the day to end. It... Read more »

July 25, 2014

12 comments

Letter: Return ducklings

Every spring, much to our delight, a few ducks come to make their home by the little stream that flows through our grounds. Toward the beginning of July, a mother duck hatched eight adorable ducklings. She proudly guided them to... Read more »

July 25, 2014

10 comments

Letter: Energy use

Our very civilization depends on a reliable supply of electrical energy, including the use of cell phones, computers and all the other modern "necessities.” Read more »

July 24, 2014

20 comments

Letter: Breeding hate

It doesn't matter what presidents do. Families will be the most influential on their children. Read more »

July 24, 2014

44 comments

Letter: Understanding differences

I realized I was observing a metaphor for life, namely that fear breeds conflict, whereas understanding promotes peace. Read more »

July 23, 2014

15 comments

Letter: Disappearing farmland

I don’t like the way our politicians and developers have continued to encourage more and more people and businesses to locate in our little desert valleys. I am not alone in those feelings. Read more »

July 23, 2014

17 comments

Letter: Society values

The character of a nation is determined by the character of its people. Read more »

July 22, 2014

45 comments

Letter: Politics and criminals

I continue to be saddened and appalled at the criminal behaviors that exist in some of our policing agencies, governmental institutions, and among those who have sworn to "serve and protect.” Read more »

July 22, 2014

17 comments

Letter: House demolition

A home was recently torn down near my home. When the original owner built the home in the 1950s, he had marble imported from Italy for all the windowsills in the house. When the home was demolished, all of this marble was smashed and... Read more »

July 21, 2014

16 comments

Letter: Gun control

Common-sense solutions to keep guns out of the hands of domestic abusers and other dangerous people are sitting on desks in Congress. It’s time to ensure that our federal laws apply to all domestic abusers, making it more... Read more »

July 21, 2014

57 comments

Letter: Until proven guilty

I wonder if the people who are accusing Mark Shurtleff and John Swallow of criminal actions have considered that all people in this country are innocent until proven guilty. Shurtleff and Swallow would have gone there on their own.... Read more »

July 20, 2014

17 comments

Letter: Waiting veterans

Without our veterans and those who made the ultimate sacrifice, where would America be today? We have ownership, jobs, health care, cars and opportunities because they fought for freedom over centuries. There are those who would take... Read more »

July 20, 2014

6 comments

Letter: Obama fans?

I don't know what Richard Davis thought he was proving in his article "Latter-day Saints should appreciate the president," but he missed the mark. The reason why many do not support the President is the direction he is... Read more »

July 20, 2014

48 comments

Letter: Police protection

I know our police are called to serve and protect us. But when I hear about high-speed chases injuring innocent bystanders when it was not the result of a life being at stake, I don’t feel protected. Kim Grant Kaysville Read more »

July 20, 2014

0 comments

Letter: Hope and change

I voted for Mitt Romney primarily because I felt he would be a better president. Once he lost, I believe most of us were truly praying for "Hope and Change" and the most "transparent" administration ever. After five... Read more »

July 20, 2014

24 comments

Letter: Political investigating

As I have been watching the drama surrounding the Shurtleff and Swallow investigation, I have wondered how many politicians could survive two years of intense digging by the press and at least $4 million of investigation by motivated... Read more »

July 20, 2014

8 comments

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