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Letter: Monolingual minorities

I believe that it would be helpful personally and collectively to know at least two languages. Monolinguals are the minority breed. Read more »

19 hours ago

5 comments

Lessons from 'Christmas Carol'

Will we wake up Christmas morning and find that, like Scrooge, our addiction to wealth and consumption creates chains that bind us? We can and must shed our shackles through love, meaning, contentment and unity. Read more »

19 hours ago

17 comments

Letter: Wood burning an easy target

And when we have a big earthquake and lose power and gas, whose house are we going to visit to stay warm? Let’s slow the lynching party on wood burning. Read more »

yesterday

21 comments

Letter: Bring the prison here

How many criminals have escaped the current prison in the last decade? I am quite sure that the majority of the people in prison have no desire to escape and strangle me and my family. Read more »

yesterday

15 comments

Letter: Cameras, cameras everywhere!

The demands for every law enforcement officer to have a body camera are almost deafening. This change would protect citizens and provide indisputable evidence when an officer is trying to enforce the law. This appears to make sense. Read more »

Dec. 16, 2014

18 comments

Letter: Beware charity scammers

It is outrageous that at the time of the year when we are feeling the most charitable, scammers try to take advantage of our generosity. Read more »

Dec. 16, 2014

2 comments

Letter: Patriots or serfs?

Are the checks and balances of the Constitution working? What is to be done? Are we patriots ... or serfs? Read more »

Dec. 16, 2014

33 comments

Letter: A national treasure

Protect your God-given natural resources at all costs. They are a true national treasure, not a state moneymaking scheme. Read more »

Dec. 16, 2014

12 comments

Letter: DNA sleuthing

Societies often take decades to figure out how new and transformative technologies should be used, and ethical mistakes are made. Perhaps mistakes are being made today in identifying ethical DNA technologies versus those that aren't. Read more »

Dec. 16, 2014

4 comments

Letter: Right in development path

If the solution is to relocate the prison from one populated area to another, let’s leave it where it is. Read more »

Dec. 14, 2014

12 comments

Letter: Slow Internet lane

Telecom giants are trying to establish and enforce our favorite websites into a slow lane on the Internet. Read more »

Dec. 14, 2014

8 comments

Letter: Who creates criminals?

George Will’s column (”Overcriminalization: National plague that characterizes America,” Dec. 11) is thought-provoking and insightful. During a ride-along many years ago, a congressional candidate asked me why I... Read more »

Dec. 13, 2014

21 comments

Letter: Is gratitude a foreign concept?

In our society, gratitude seems to be a foreign concept: We do not use language to express thanks nearly enough. As I've been studying language in a linguistics class at BYU this past semester, I've had the chance to reflect on my... Read more »

Dec. 13, 2014

13 comments

Letter: Illusion of recovery

As a nation, we need a national cancellation of private debt. Immediate and future debt relief for mortgage, student loan, credit card and medical bills would allow our nation to recover. Read more »

Dec. 12, 2014

26 comments

Letter: Public health compromise

The kid-glove handling of Stericycle shows how ineffective and compromised environmental regulation is in Utah. The residents of North Salt Lake get to be bathed in Stericycle-generated carcinogens another three years! Read more »

Dec. 12, 2014

2 comments

Letter: Festive flex lights

Wouldn't an easy solution to the safety problem be to just change the color of the flex lights? Blue, yellow, purple, whatever, but something different than red and green? Read more »

Dec. 12, 2014

2 comments

Letter: Adopt metric system

Totally adopting metrics would be difficult and we might struggle for a few decades. But it would also be a great gift to our grandchildren and those that follow. The problems surrounding STEM subjects would greatly diminish. Read more »

Dec. 10, 2014

28 comments

Letter: Extra UTA money

If UTA has all this extra money, I would just as soon see them return it to us, as opposed to spending millions of dollars in the housing development business. Read more »

Dec. 10, 2014

1 comment

Letter: Public land jeopardy

We have every right to be proud of all our state offers; does it make sense to jeopardize it for self-satisfaction and short-term gain? Read more »

Dec. 9, 2014

18 comments

Letter: Unaffiliated voters

The critical missing piece that needs to be addressed is what mechanism can be developed that encourages all voters to participate in the initial candidate selection process without the pressure to join a specific party. Read more »

Dec. 9, 2014

25 comments

Letter: Prison relocation funds

The current situation with moving the prison was brought about by the Republican caucus; it was a bad decision that was never supported by the majority of Utahns. Read more »

Dec. 8, 2014

26 comments

Letter: Benghazi apologies

Now that the Republican-led House Intelligence Committee has released its report on the Benghazi incident, which clears the Obama administration of all wrongdoing, how soon can we expect... Read more »

Dec. 8, 2014

80 comments

Letter: Screening movies

I have some concerns with websites that offer movie evaluations, such as OK.com. Probably most of us know that movies have diminished in quality content over the years. As a retired teacher in California, I was asked to show "October... Read more »

Dec. 7, 2014

6 comments

Letter: Cheer for both schools

I am a Salt Lake resident who, for decades, has listened to the hatred between Utah and BYU fans with great surprise. You can hate terrorist groups or hate genocide, but why hate a school that represents religion or a state?... Read more »

Dec. 7, 2014

10 comments

Letter: Control the border

I wish to make it clear that we who oppose this mass amnesty effort do not do so out of "political rancor." We are cognizant of the plight of illegals; they're in a terrible spot. Nevertheless, is this a nation of rule of law, or... Read more »

Dec. 6, 2014

25 comments

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