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Letter: Costly benefits

In a recent Wall Street Journal article, the proposal of many Democratic candidates came to light. Their plan: raise Social Security benefits. With an increasing urgency to create a more sustainable future for the Social Security... Read more »

11 hours ago

7 comments

Letter: Rid the world of polio

The month of April marks a historic anniversary for global health. Sixty years ago, Jonas Salk's inactivated polio vaccine was proven safe and effective in protecting children against polio. Globally, polio has been reduced... Read more »

11 hours ago

0 comments

Letter: Wrong tax approach

The gas tax increase was the wrong approach, period! Truckers avoided buying our fuel because of our fuel prices; this changed my opinion over all those I voted into office. The correct approach would have been to actually lower the... Read more »

yesterday

12 comments

Letter: Changing environment

Our climate is changing (temperature), our water is changing (ocean levels) and our ozone layer is changing (ultraviolet radiation). Our trees that recycle carbon dioxide into oxygen are being cut down. We have hazardous waste and... Read more »

yesterday

16 comments

Letter: Unemployment compensation

The recent budget crisis in the United States has prompted many U.S. citizens to urge leaders to cut spending. I agree that some areas of the government budget should be cut back, but unemployment compensation should be preserved.... Read more »

April 16, 2015

33 comments

Letter: No more hungry kids

There was an excellent reminder of the importance of the SNAP program, or food stamps, by Ariane Dansie (“Keep SNAP funded,” April 7). One in five hungry children is too many. Connecting with our representatives about... Read more »

April 16, 2015

41 comments

Letter: Intimate caucus system

There are many major issues facing the United States. The leaders we elect matter now more than ever. How we elect those leaders might very well determine how we as a nation handle some of the big issues of the day. There has been... Read more »

April 16, 2015

27 comments

Letter: Wrong wage approach

We have thousands of people in our state right now who are working full-time jobs who do not and cannot afford to have health insurance, and many who are working full-time jobs who cannot afford the rent of even low-cost apartments. Read more »

April 15, 2015

47 comments

Letter: Water pricing policy

To be sure, investment in water conservation technology and the replacement of aging water infrastructure is important in meeting increasing water demand in a growing state such as Utah. But so is focusing on the law of demand for... Read more »

April 15, 2015

6 comments

Letter: Water pricing system

To better manage water, create a different pricing system than what is presently charged. Currently it is a flat pricing system, no matter how much water you use. The pricing system should be made like a stair. For the first X... Read more »

April 14, 2015

9 comments

Letters: Checks and balances

America’s checks and balances helped make our government an exception to all others. Something must have happened in the past few years, because our checks and balances have ceased working. Read more »

April 13, 2015

41 comments

Letter: Eliminate the line

Allowing members of Congress to sit on opposite sides of each other hurts any chance at bipartisanship. It would be more effective to make legislators of different parties sit together to represent their home states. Read more »

April 13, 2015

18 comments

Letter: Vandalized shelter

Today I read online about the rock shelter that was vandalized in Nine Mile Canyon, not far from Price (“Primitive rock shelter vandalized,” April 8). This wasn’t just an act of spray-painting a name or something;... Read more »

April 12, 2015

2 comments

Letter: Living history

In 2012, a man named Bobby Hogg from a small fishing village in northern Scotland died at the age of 92. He was the last speaker of the Scots dialect known as Cromarty fisherfolk. Apparently, this dialect was the only branch of the... Read more »

April 12, 2015

0 comments

Letter: Real solar power

I’m not much of a sports fan, but to learn that Real Salt Lake’s Rio Tinto Stadium will install a large solar panel system is impressive. I’ve only been to the stadium once, and I think it’s beautiful. To hear... Read more »

April 12, 2015

5 comments

Letter: No reason to move

A standing ovation for Ralph Carlson for his comments on keeping the prison in Draper (“State Legislature could avoid headaches by keeping the prison in Draper,” April 5). He nailed it perfectly with his six reasons for... Read more »

April 12, 2015

8 comments

Letter: Wage raise in vain

Seattle and San Francisco have both raised their minimum wages to $15 an hour, more than double the national requirement. Officials and the public hope that this will decrease levels of poverty and raise the standard of living for... Read more »

April 11, 2015

43 comments

Letter: Alzheimer’s awareness

As the executive director for the Alzheimer’s Association, Utah chapter, I am in the unique position to see how little our state understands about the devastating disease Alzheimer’s. Most people don’t know that at... Read more »

April 11, 2015

4 comments

Letter: Cultural connections

Learning new languages connects us to other cultures. The languages we speak are important to each of us; they’re part of who we are. When we learn a different language, we show that we want to understand the people who speak... Read more »

April 10, 2015

5 comments

Letter: Fire safety

I just finished reading the recent editorial on the potential effects our unusual winter may have on water usage this summer (“Best option in solving Utah’s drought?” April 6). After reading that we have received so... Read more »

April 9, 2015

3 comments

Letter: How much is too much?

In a recent article that appeared in the Wall Street Journal, it highlighted that David Zaslav, the CEO of Discovery Communications, received total compensation to the tune of $156.1 million. This compensation makes Zaslav among the... Read more »

April 9, 2015

68 comments

Letter: Respect for POTUS

On April 3, President Obama visited Hill Air Force Base in Ogden. Although I do not reside in Utah at present — I am a law student at the University of Arizona — I grew up in Salt Lake City. I have a deep-rooted passion... Read more »

April 8, 2015

48 comments

Letter: Make humans a priority

I consider myself an environmentalist. I believe man must be wise in his use of all natural resources. However, I believe the care of humans is a higher priority than the care of individual species in nature. Right now there is a... Read more »

April 8, 2015

36 comments

Letter: Bad housing loans

In a recent editorial about banking regulations (“Zions’ ‘stress tests’ an example of burdensome banking regulations,” April 3), there was this statement: "There is no question that part of what... Read more »

April 7, 2015

34 comments

Letter: Keep SNAP funded

The Great Recession started seven years ago; according to the International Monetary Fund, it has been the worst global recession the world has experienced since World War II. Millions lost their homes, their jobs and their nest eggs... Read more »

April 7, 2015

21 comments

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