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Letter: Land development value

According to the state's Prison Relocation Report, the total cost of renovation and expansion of the current Draper prison would be $783 million over the next 20 years, whereas construction of a new prison at a different site would... Read more »

17 hours ago

2 comments

Letter: No prison deficit

With greedy eyes, developers and our politicians keep trying to tell us that the prison is so old it must be torn down. Lies. If even a portion of the expense and effort necessary to move the prison were put into constructive and... Read more »

17 hours ago

11 comments

Letter: Gratitude makes life easier

Gratitude has always been a big thing in my life. A few years ago my dad lost his job; at first it was hard but it soon got easier. I only asked for things I really needed and not necessarily wanted, because I knew that I couldn't... Read more »

17 hours ago

3 comments

Letter: Patriots or sheep?

Do we have the critical thinking skills to reflect on history and analyze both sides of an issue? Or do we merely regurgitate whatever the radio or TV says? Are we patriots or are we sheep? Read more »

yesterday

62 comments

Letter: Police not the problem

The police have not gotten worse. There is no need for protests. The only thing that may have changed is us — the people. Maybe we have gotten less law-abiding, civil and more callous in our actions. Read more »

yesterday

23 comments

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 »

Dec. 18, 2014

7 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 »

Dec. 18, 2014

19 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 »

Dec. 17, 2014

22 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 »

Dec. 17, 2014

16 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

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