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Letter: Bad calls and no-calls

It is really gratifying to hear the honorable and secure result of an “official review” when there is a questionable play in football. By the same token, why can the individual official in a football game not come under... Read more »

20 hours ago

10 comments

Letter: Uninformed candidate

I am concerned by Doug Owens’ attitude in seeking to represent Utahns in Congress. In a recent debate, when asked about ISIS, Owens described the situation in the Middle East as one of the most significant in our era. But in... Read more »

20 hours ago

22 comments

Letter: Thanks to parents

I thank my mom for switching my legs when I needed it. I thank my dad for upholding mom. I thank them for teaching me to be polite, to say “yes ma’am” and “yes sir.” I thank them for letting me know that... Read more »

20 hours ago

9 comments

Letter: What is ‘common good?’

In a recent op-ed column from a BYU professor (“Can a Mormon be a liberal?” Oct. 14), the writer used the “liberal” words of “common good” as if those words have some sort of universal meaning.... Read more »

yesterday

30 comments

Letter: Agenda trick-or-treating

Every year more Utah parents choose to limit their children’s trick-or-treating to a “trunk or treat” or a single block. I feel that encouraging my children to trick or treat in the neighborhood as I once did is as... Read more »

yesterday

4 comments

Letter: Superintendent choice

Utah State Board of Education gave Utah educators a slap in the face on Friday when it hired Brad Smith as the new state superintendent. Smith is an attorney without any degree or credentials in the field of public education. He... Read more »

yesterday

2 comments

Letter: Misgivings about Ebola

It's encouraging to know that Utah health officials are preparing to deal with Ebola should the disease reach Utah. However, despite the assurances of the president and Dr. Tom Frieden, head of the CDC, the disease has defied... Read more »

yesterday

10 comments

Letter: Last unicorn

They don’t make them like they used to. That’s why I’m excited to attend a screening of “The Last Unicorn” this weekend; it’s always been one of my favorite nonsensical films based on a fantasy... Read more »

Oct. 18, 2014

0 comments

Letter: KSL firearms ban

I can somewhat understand KSL pulling the firearms listings off KSL classifieds after the shooting occurred in Newtown, Connecticut, December 2012. But I find it very difficult to understand why KSL has not reinstated it since or... Read more »

Oct. 18, 2014

9 comments

Letter: Transplant prayer

I enjoyed reading Lee Benson's recent column ("About Utah: A transplant, a prayer and a country song,” Oct. 12). I hadn't ever thought of one person praying for rain for crops while another person prays for good... Read more »

Oct. 18, 2014

1 comment

Letter: Protect it or lose it

According to a recent Allstate survey, 90 percent of homeowners are concerned about protecting their homes, but only 10 percent know exactly what they own and how much it’s worth. Read more »

Oct. 17, 2014

5 comments

Letter: Containing Ebola

Utilizing these concepts may help contain Ebola. Read more »

Oct. 17, 2014

7 comments

Letter: Too many distractions

Maybe it’s time that parents take away phones, iPads, video games and other distractions. With fewer distractions, kids will be able to focus more on the things and people around them. Read more »

Oct. 16, 2014

7 comments

Letter: Praise for Riverton Hospital

I’d just like to take a moment and express my appreciation of the personnel who are the caretakers in the emergency rooms at the Riverton Hospital. Read more »

Oct. 16, 2014

0 comments

Letter: Our soldiers and Ebola

There is no way the U.S. should be sending troops to Africa for humanitarian purposes. Soldiers are for defending our nation, not for serving as medical clinicians to Third World countries where serious contagions have a devastating... Read more »

Oct. 15, 2014

23 comments

Letter: Preseason Jazz wins

I understand this is all preseason, and that it shouldn’t mean anything big, but the fact that the Jazz are still undefeated means something to me. Read more »

Oct. 15, 2014

1 comment

Letter: Supporting GAVI

The vaccines strengthen health care systems of developing countries. Stronger health care systems will help stop epidemics like Ebola before they spread. Read more »

Oct. 15, 2014

1 comment

Letter: Quarantine patients

Personally, I think American Centers for Disease Control (CDC) officials should quarantine suspected Ebola patients in one geographic place — preferably offshore. We should get a handle on the peculiarities of this disease. Read more »

Oct. 15, 2014

13 comments

Letter: Simplify the ballot

Simplifying the ballot could encourage more voter participation and focus on races that really matter to voters. It's time to eliminate non-political positions from the ballot. Read more »

Oct. 14, 2014

12 comments

Letter: Impressed with SLC

What a great city full of wonderful people. Thanks, SLC. Read more »

Oct. 14, 2014

8 comments

Letter: Romney, Secret Service

In 2002, Mitt Romney cleaned up the 2002 Winter Games; I think that he could also clean up the Secret Service. Read more »

Oct. 14, 2014

29 comments

Letter: Perspective on Ebola

Ebola has a fatality rate of about 50 percent. This current outbreak has been the worst in history with 8,033 total cases, and 3,865 deaths. I do not wish to take those deaths lightly, they are tragic and they should be mourned.... Read more »

Oct. 12, 2014

14 comments

Letter: Recapture Canyon

The actions of government agents that led to the criminal indictment of the Recapture Canyon protesters ignore key elements in the case: The original BLM closure was illegal because it violated grandfathered R.S. 2477 Rights-of-Way... Read more »

Oct. 12, 2014

10 comments

Letter: Path to clean energy

While I respect A. Scott Anderson for the important role that he plays in our community as CEO of Zions Bank, I think his conclusion that oil and gas energy development in Utah will lead to cleaner energy is flawed (“Energy... Read more »

Oct. 12, 2014

23 comments

Letter: Government stalling

Recently, hundreds of thousands of courageous and hardworking citizens and policymakers around the word (in over 160 countries) reminded us of the vision needed to confront anthropogenic climate change. Bob Bennett’s op-ed... Read more »

Oct. 12, 2014

16 comments

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