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Rely on invisible hand?

I am petrified when I look outside and can’t even see the beautiful mountains or when I read news stories about red air days putting pregnant women and their babies at significant risk. Read more »

14 hours ago

17 comments

Understanding the constituents

To our elected officials that truly seek to understand your constituents, thank you for your service. Read more »

14 hours ago

6 comments

Letter: Support HB201

Teachers' pay should not be based on a test that not all students take seriously. Read more »

Feb. 10, 2016

8 comments

Letter: Coal and job creation

My family managed to transition away from growing tobacco and I trust enough in American ingenuity to be confident that soon everyone will find jobs that don’t profit from pollution. Read more »

Feb. 10, 2016

23 comments

Letter: Animals in public places

Utah state law does not allow animals inside grocery stores and restaurants, except trained service animals. Comfort animals are not allowed. Read more »

Feb. 10, 2016

14 comments

Medicare Advantage

Rep. Mia Love has worked hard for the state of Utah, and one thing she should get behind is Medicare Advantage, which has recently been cut by hundreds of billions of dollars. Read more »

Feb. 9, 2016

11 comments

Military and women

If Secretary Carter really meant what he said about women and the military, he should embrace the idea of drafting women without reservation. Read more »

Feb. 9, 2016

13 comments

Carpool

If everyone carpooled, Utah's air would be a lot healthier. Read more »

Feb. 9, 2016

4 comments

Letter: Poor air quality

The air quality in Utah affects everyone. Read more »

Feb. 7, 2016

8 comments

Letter: Hillary and FOIA

Hillary's trying to skirt the Freedom of Information Act should automatically disqualify her from the presidency. Read more »

Feb. 7, 2016

18 comments

Letter: Electric cars help

Electric cars can help with our air pollution. Read more »

Feb. 7, 2016

6 comments

Letter: PLI read between lines

Utahns should look deeper into the Public Lands Initiative before they make a decision. Read more »

Feb. 7, 2016

4 comments

Letter: No labels in 2016?

Labels are an unfortunate part of our lives today, and they probably won't be going away for a while. Read more »

Feb. 6, 2016

18 comments

Letter: Our public lands

The "Grand Bargain" was developed by holding a series of meetings involving public land interest. This is fine, but there were no professionals involved. Read more »

Feb. 6, 2016

5 comments

SB 80

The Lake Powell Pipeline raises serious concerns for many Utahns, but lobbyists are ensuring that it remains an issue. Read more »

Feb. 5, 2016

1 comment

Against taxpayers' interests

Some water projects are worth the money, but the Lake Powell Pipeline is not. Read more »

Feb. 4, 2016

2 comments

Letter: How to improve our air

We can all work together to solve our air problems in Utah. Read more »

Feb. 4, 2016

13 comments

Letter: Leave public land alone

Utah legislators need to communicate with the feds better instead of trying to gain complete control over public lands. Read more »

Feb. 4, 2016

14 comments

Perpetuating injustice?

A citizen should have the right to run for office without getting the permission of some unelected committee. Read more »

Feb. 3, 2016

6 comments

Mantua speed trap

A good way to avoid speed traps is to stop speeding. Read more »

Feb. 3, 2016

19 comments

Boxcar bill

Boxcar bills lead to a lack of transparency. Read more »

Feb. 3, 2016

5 comments

Vote for Johnson

Jonathan Johnson is the right person to be Utah's governor. Read more »

Feb. 2, 2016

9 comments

Trump and Sanders

Donald Trump isn't a real Republican and Bernie Sanders isn't a real Democrat, and that's why I think they are so popular right now. Read more »

Feb. 2, 2016

22 comments

Letter: Big Brothers Big Sisters

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Utah’s unique mentoring program creates professionally-supported one-to-one relationships, which change kids' lives for the better. Read more »

Jan. 31, 2016

0 comments

Letter: Students don't need iPads

Students don't need iPads and other technology in the classroom. Most teens already have phones and computers, and you can bet that most of them are not using the technology for schoolwork in the classroom. Read more »

Jan. 31, 2016

18 comments

Letter: Ted Cruz eligible

The Founding Fathers intended the "Natural Born Citizen" clause to be a safeguard against someone disloyal to the United States from becoming president. Ted Cruz is as loyal as they come, and he is eligible to be president. Read more »

Jan. 31, 2016

32 comments

Letter: Emergencies and postal carriers

The new proposed bill in the Utah Legislature to have postal workers inform emergency responders about a person's personal information in a crisis situation is not a good idea. Read more »

Jan. 31, 2016

3 comments

Letter: Thank you from a Marine's family

I will never know who paid our tab that night; and I hope that by some chance they are reading this now. Thank You from the bottom of this Marine Moms heart! Read more »

Jan. 30, 2016

5 comments

Letter: Public health should matter more than business

I am concerned about Utah's health and fully support the Utah Clean Parks Plan. Read more »

Jan. 30, 2016

9 comments

Obama's gun control

Is it any wonder that America’s law-abiding gun owners are fed up with Obama’s agenda of regulating, restricting, registering and eventually confiscating all the guns in America that are in civilian hands? Read more »

Jan. 29, 2016

64 comments

Letter: Public Land Initiative

The Public Land Initiative did not take into account the opinions of a majority of Utahns. Read more »

Jan. 28, 2016

29 comments

Letter: No Internet sales tax

Adding a sales tax on Internet purchases is a bad idea for Utah because it will put a burden on businesses. Read more »

Jan. 28, 2016

20 comments

Letter: Access to Medicaid

Despite what some Utah legislators think, access to Medicaid is not always easy to get for some that need it. Read more »

Jan. 27, 2016

32 comments

Letter: Neglecting immigrant children

Many of the thousands of immigrant children who were allowed to enter our country several years ago without their parents have been placed in distressing circumstances. Read more »

Jan. 27, 2016

8 comments

Letter: Stop Clean Power Plan Act

The Clean Power Plan Act will hurt Utah families and it should be stopped before any damage is done. Read more »

Jan. 26, 2016

30 comments

Letter: Thank a mentor

Take the time to thank the people who have influenced your life. Read more »

Jan. 26, 2016

1 comment

Letter: Utah's surplus

Utah's surplus funds should go to teachers. They work hard and deserve a pay raise. Read more »

Jan. 26, 2016

23 comments

Letter: State controls lands

The Constitution clearly says that the states, not the federal government, should own the lands of the state. Read more »

Jan. 26, 2016

25 comments

Letter: Sports and taxpayers

The University of Utah is funded with taxpayer money. They should be scheduling games with all in-state sports teams and not trying to cancel them. Read more »

Jan. 24, 2016

14 comments

Letter: Challenge to legislators

The legislators need to understand who the teachers are and understand and share in the successes, challenges, love and dedication exhibited by our teachers. Read more »

Jan. 24, 2016

8 comments

Raise minimum wage

Raising the minimum wage right now is a good idea and will benefit everyone. Read more »

Jan. 23, 2016

37 comments

What about Obama?

Richard Davis notes that Americans are frustrated at government, but he entirely blames Congress for this. What about Obama? Read more »

Jan. 23, 2016

60 comments

Fiorina champions life

We need a president who can champion life from beginning to end, especially at its most innocent and vulnerable. Carly Fiorina is that candidate. Read more »

Jan. 23, 2016

19 comments

Ban refs?

Perhaps the Utah basketball team needs to ban refs because of the incident that happened over the weekend when an Oregon State player tripped a ref. Read more »

Jan. 22, 2016

10 comments

Take a closer look

There is still time to change the decision and continue the rivalry. Read more »

Jan. 22, 2016

10 comments

Don't charge for bags

There is no need for grocers to charge for plastic bags. Read more »

Jan. 21, 2016

16 comments

Mexican wolf in Utah?

Introducing the Mexican wolf in Utah doesn't sound like a good idea. Read more »

Jan. 21, 2016

27 comments

EITC works

EITC is a great program that should be expanded. Both political parties agree on this, though they differ on how to fund it. Read more »

Jan. 20, 2016

1 comment

Letter: Basketball rivalry fallout

The University of Utah's decision to cancel the rivalry basketball games against BYU is causing people to root against them. Read more »

Jan. 20, 2016

20 comments

New York values

Ted Cruz was referring to the political leanings of New Yorkers and not questioning their courage during 9/11. Read more »

Jan. 20, 2016

20 comments

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