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Letter: Erratic protests

Everything I’ve heard and seen recently on the TV and radio news is concerned with the death of a lion, killed by dentist from the U.S. There is nothing but anger and disgust for this horrendous act toward a beloved lion in... Read more »

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Letter: Helmet investment

Lois Collins’ recent article (“Living — or dying — with decision not to don a helmet,” July 28) was, sadly, an informative piece on the dangers of failure to use a helmet. As an example, bike helmets... Read more »

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Letter: BSA lacks a compass

How did a man like Robert M. Gates get to be head of the Boy Scouts of America? Anyone familiar with Mr. Gates’ history as former secretary of defense and former director of central intelligence will remember his instrumental... Read more »

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Letter: Junior Commandos

Poor Queen Elizabeth II is taking heat for a photo of her and her mother giving a Nazi salute in 1933. I remember learning when I was 5 years old how to salute our American flag in kindergarten. We started with our hand on our heart... Read more »

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Letter: Proper priority

We would do well to keep things in a proper priority — animals are one thing, and we should do all we can to protect them, but human life is something else altogether. Read more »

yesterday

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Letter: Throwaway society

We are just learning how not to be a throwaway society, and now some cabal is planning on throwing away an entire prison complex. It boggles the mind. Read more »

yesterday

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Letter: Voting like a liberal

Sen. Orrin Hatch is not conservative and his voting record proves it. When he was running for re-election, he said all the right things and acted as a conservative. Read more »

yesterday

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Letter: Methane benefits

Methane is a more potent greenhouse gas than carbon dioxide. Methane that escapes into the atmosphere traps excess heat much more effectively than carbon dioxide. Read more »

July 31, 2015

10 comments

Letter: Read, read, read

Books open up worlds, adventures, careers and futures for all — but especially for kids. Read more »

July 31, 2015

5 comments

Letter: Envision Utah scam

In my opinion, Envision Utah is a powerful organization that uses deception and coercion to further political and special-interest objectives. Read more »

July 30, 2015

19 comments

Letter: Eroding the BSA

Thank you to the Human Rights Campaign for tactfully eroding the Boy Scouts of America. Your sophistries are unparalleled. Read more »

July 30, 2015

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Letter: More Lehi gridlock?

Lehi’s congested traffic concerns surrounding SR92 are well-founded. The crisscross, head-on traffic sticks like a fish bone in the city’s throat, and Lehi may not be able to lure more high-tech firms because of it. Read more »

July 29, 2015

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Letter: Draper real estate

Leaving the prison where it is now and making improvements as needed will best serve the interests of the state. Read more »

July 29, 2015

18 comments

Letter: Constitutionally elected

It would have been nice if our state Legislature had figured out a way to select the state school board constitutionally during the last legislative session, but they didn’t. And what is kind of interesting is that our current... Read more »

July 28, 2015

14 comments

Letter: More than fluff

Last week I was visited by one of the four candidates campaigning for the city council of my city. He had plenty of opinions but nothing to offer but general statements that have little meaning in helping me decide who would best... Read more »

July 28, 2015

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Letter: Federal help

Ellen Creager of the Detroit Free Press was recently quoted in the Deseret News saying, “When America’s naturalists and lawmakers began designating national parks, the idea was to preserve beautiful places for future... Read more »

July 28, 2015

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Letter: Human body

I believe in the power of choice; everyone has their own opinions and should be allowed to share them. But when it comes to a human life, how is there even more than one option? Read more »

July 27, 2015

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Letter: Transportation component

In the Prison Relocation Commission meeting held July 16, 2015, at the state Capitol, there was a document provided by the legislative fiscal analyst titled “Prison Relocation-Transportation Component.” The information in... Read more »

July 24, 2015

12 comments

Letter: No silk purse

In the past it was clearly understood that you couldn’t make a silk purse with a sow’s ear. Time will tell if this generation of Supreme Court justices has the power to prove that statement wrong. Sandi Holland... Read more »

July 23, 2015

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Letter: Anything goes

Regarding the Planned Parenthood video showing its senior director of medical services, Deborah Nucatola, callously describing abortion providers’ ability to collect and preserve fetal organs, extremities and even heads in the... Read more »

July 23, 2015

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Letter: Flag censorship

As a native Utahn, I don’t have strong feelings about the Confederate flag. I view it as a foreign flag that should not be flown above or at the same level as the American flag. However, some of the reaction to the flag has... Read more »

July 23, 2015

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Letter: Freedom appeals

Within the last few days, two judges of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit in Denver issued a ruling forcing the Little Sisters of the Poor in Colorado to sign a supposed exemption from a mandate to provide contraception... Read more »

July 22, 2015

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Letter: Repairing coverage gap

Thank you to Gov. Gary Herbert, Lt. Gov. Spencer Cox, Sen. Brian Shiozawa, Senate President Wayne Niederhauser, Rep. Jim Dunnigan and Speaker Greg Hughes for agreeing to a Medicaid expansion concept which will extend coverage to... Read more »

July 22, 2015

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Letter: Details of the plan

The news that the so-called “Gang of Six” Utah lawmakers have agreed on a framework for a Medicaid expansion solution, which covers up to 138 percent of the poverty level, and which they consider sustainable, is the best... Read more »

July 21, 2015

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Letter: The perfect location

The elected legislators of the day did the right thing in the late 1940s when their new prison was built in Draper and the prison operation moved from Sugar House. That legislative group had the foresight to establish the prison at... Read more »

July 21, 2015

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