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Letter: Land for the young people

By and large, our generation believes Utah needs to move beyond fossil fuels, protect as many remaining wild places as we can and stop making American public lands policy on the outdated notions of a few county commissioners. Read more »

23 hours ago

9 comments

Letter: Shredded Constitution

It’s becoming more obvious that the majority of Americans don’t have a clue as to the legitimate prerogatives of the federal government and the decision handed down by the Supreme Court. Read more »

23 hours ago

58 comments

Letter: Sovereign flag

The Confederate flag does not represent hatred or racism! It reflects the right of the states to remain sovereign, as was intended with the creation of the USA. Read more »

yesterday

44 comments

Letter: Airport parking rates

New parking rates at the Salt Lake City International Airport are going to cause problems. Read more »

yesterday

0 comments

Letter: School mix and match

With Education Savings Accounts, parents will have the power to use their share of public funding to mix and match the best options — public or private — for their children. Read more »

yesterday

2 comments

Letter: Consider the reasons

I am pleased to see the Deseret News making an argument to keep the prison at its current location. Consider the reasons. Read more »

yesterday

2 comments

Letter: 5-star prison

This is not a five-star luxury hotel, but a modern prison. Common sense would say that as the prison is built, parking spaces could be put in the spot of the old one as it is taken down. Read more »

yesterday

5 comments

Letter: Nationwide health care

Now is the time for Utah’s Legislature to decide to grant Utah citizens the same health benefits as the citizens of other states. Please pass Healthy Utah or full Medicaid expansion. Read more »

June 27, 2015

15 comments

Letter: Early education program

Children, especially those of low-income families, succeed in school if they are ready to learn prior to entering school. Read more »

June 27, 2015

4 comments

Letter: The obvious answer

The question is why — with more than one source indicating that there is sufficient room at the current location — are the Legislature, the governor and especially Draper City so focused on relocating the prison to some... Read more »

June 26, 2015

6 comments

Letter: Example of forgiveness

Most of what we hear and read is blame, hate, racism of all kinds as it comes over radio, newspapers and all media. Is it any wonder that violence is so rampant? Then we have this incredible example of forgiveness from South Carolina. Read more »

June 26, 2015

4 comments

Letter: No free tickets

Life is hard enough on the poor without having to constantly contend with all those who think being poor and living with scarcity is a ticket to having everything handed to you. Read more »

June 25, 2015

28 comments

Letter: Yield or stop?

Some time ago someone suggested replacing most of the stop signs with yield signs. Perhaps that should happen. I dislike seeing drivers pick and choose which laws they must obey. Read more »

June 25, 2015

18 comments

Letter: Put it on the ballot

With controversy already generated, elected officials have an obligation to listen to the people rather than a handful of representatives. If the decision is made to move the prison, the people will feel they have not been subjected... Read more »

June 24, 2015

16 comments

Letter: Time for tuneup

Having worked for the prison system, and being acquainted with its structure, I can say it is a well-built facility. But like people, cars and homes from the 1960s, it needs a tuneup — not to be torn down. Read more »

June 24, 2015

8 comments

Letter: Relocate in phases

The existing prison site has enough land for the new facility, including the 275 acres of contiguous land. It has been written that the new facility would require 360 acres. Read more »

June 23, 2015

17 comments

Letter: Out-of-state developers

Utah is being ripped off by the Texas developers. The only ones in favor of moving the state prison are the out of state real estate developers from Texas. Local Draper residents are OK with the prison. Read more »

June 23, 2015

15 comments

Letter: Getting played?

Many large construction projects of this nature are done in phases, and it certainly seems that phased development in Draper is feasible. Do you get the feeling, as the public, that we are being "played"? Read more »

June 22, 2015

27 comments

Letter: Elite, lawless status

Courts have given corporations a near-human status with all the rights and privileges, yet no accountability, of the individual. Read more »

June 21, 2015

12 comments

Letter: Being a father

I’m not a father, and I’m not sure if I ever will be. But even without my own children, I can be a father figure for those in my neighborhood and community. Read more »

June 21, 2015

2 comments

Letter: The surprise candidate

Trump, to me, seems like the last person on earth I would want to work for. But maybe he would be a surprise candidate, someone who is genuinely interested in benefitting the country. And if he fails, we can just fire him via... Read more »

June 21, 2015

14 comments

Letter: Expensive moves

As an accountant, it is difficult for me to believe that moving the prison is cost-effective. Is there an unstated reason for politicians to line their campaign funds from potential developers? Read more »

June 21, 2015

5 comments

Letter: Poverty vs. scarcity

The big illusion in a recent article (“The scarcity mindset,” June 7) is that Lane Anderson seems to think that poverty = scarcity. Poverty in America does not equal scarcity. Read more »

June 21, 2015

7 comments

Letter: Not religious attack

I'm severely disappointed that the Deseret News would try to paint this racist terror attack as some kind of indication of the dangers of secularism. Read more »

June 20, 2015

48 comments

Letter: Bravo, Sen. Lee

Even when the rest of the country thinks that a different ideal for marriage or religion should be the precedent, Sen. Lee has the courage to hold to his standards and the standards of many Utahns. Read more »

June 20, 2015

29 comments

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