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Letter: Sharing the road

There are some bicyclists who seem to confuse “sharing the road” with “owning the road.” All vehicle owners (and bicycles are considered vehicles) need to do more to pay attention and obey the laws. Read more »

8 hours ago

2 comments

Letter: Regulating marijuana

Many drugs can be abused, but since they have helpful purposes, we keep them legal and regulated. For example, prescription pain medicines can be and often are abused, but are legal and are often used responsibly. Read more »

8 hours ago

3 comments

Letter: Endangered ecosystem

Some people hope to make a bundle of money by moving a perfectly good prison to what they consider wasteland and building a new one on the backs of taxpayers and wildlife. It is despicable in every conceivable way. Read more »

8 hours ago

3 comments

Letter: Divorce risks

I’m writing regarding a recent article in the Deseret News national edition (“The easy mistake that could destroy your relationship, May 20). The author cites my research to argue that “couples who have already... Read more »

yesterday

13 comments

Letter: Another pollution

On a recent trip to Southern California and driving along the I-5 corridor from Newport Beach to San Diego, my wife and I commented on the absence of highway billboards and how refreshing it was to focus on the beauty of that part of... Read more »

yesterday

14 comments

Letter: Crosswalk reminder

Many police officers, probably most, are the kind willing to take the time to escort an older person across the road. Read more »

May 26, 2015

3 comments

Letter: Marijuana, an evil plant

Marijuana is an evil plant and has been for centuries. Let's keep Utah safe and continue to make marijuana and other drugs illegal. Read more »

May 26, 2015

53 comments

Letter: Follow the money

When the site of our new state prison is finally determined, we should follow the money to see which legislators or lobbyists determined the final site and see the connection between the legislators, lobbyists, property owners and... Read more »

May 26, 2015

7 comments

Letter: Thanks for liberty

It may be the military mind talking, but we don’t think often enough about those willing to live, fight and die for liberty. I lost a few friends during my time overseas, but they aren’t far from me even now. Read more »

May 25, 2015

5 comments

Letter: Share the rain

With all the blessed rain we’ve received over the last two weeks, my heart goes out to those in California who are suffering from water shortages. Read more »

May 25, 2015

12 comments

Letter: Keep fighting drugs

I remember many instances this past year when the police took millions of dollars worth of drugs off the street. What if we had given up and just let the drug lords go ahead and distribute those to our children? Read more »

May 25, 2015

21 comments

Letter: Flyer Field

Coach George Lay spent untold hours making Dixie Flyer baseball, and basketball for that matter, what it is today. He took boys and turned them to men. Read more »

May 24, 2015

1 comment

Letter: Chamber's misleading ad

The U.S. Export-Import Bank plays almost no role in Utah’s export sector. Only one out of every 270 small business exporters uses the bank. Read more »

May 24, 2015

8 comments

Letter: Today's young people care about protecting viability of solar resources

The obvious economic, environmental and societal benefits make solar energy a viable option that is here to stay. Read more »

May 23, 2015

14 comments

Letter: Invest in subsidized early education programs

Home life is important and should be encouraged, but children, during the years that matter and when their brains develop the most, should be learning from professionals through play and instruction. Read more »

May 23, 2015

3 comments

Letter: What’s the motivation?

Leaders of the Pioneer Park Coalition claim to know how to help the homeless. But their concern seems to be for real estate values, not the homeless. Read more »

May 23, 2015

4 comments

Letter: Watering the rain

Let’s see the city fine Wal-Mart and any other business foolish enough to waste water when we’re trying to recover from a drought. Read more »

May 23, 2015

7 comments

Letter: The good ones

We get media coverage, outrage and rioting when someone gets killed by police. But if an officer gets killed in the line of duty, trying to save someone? Where is his media coverage? Where are the people who care for his death? Read more »

May 23, 2015

14 comments

Letter: A constant example

I respect Lindsey Stirling for trying, and I know it can’t be easy to be in the limelight and have every single person tracking your every single move or, in this case, choice of clothing. Read more »

May 23, 2015

21 comments

Letter: Put people in control

I believe there should be no government-run, or public, schools at all. It should all be private — where people have control over what happens to their children while the children gain an education. Read more »

May 22, 2015

14 comments

Letter: Beware of barbecued bugs

Whatever happened to the good old days when the worst things we had to fear on Memorial Day were traffic jams and indigestion? This year, it's all about food poisoning by the nasty E. coli, salmonella and listeria bugs... Read more »

May 21, 2015

6 comments

Letter: Special treatment

Ralph Becker is asking city residents to fight the prison move to Salt Lake City. Everyone wants it somewhere else. But they miss the bigger point. Why move it at all? As a Draper resident for over 25 years, I wonder why... Read more »

May 21, 2015

6 comments

Letter: Let the people rule

John Florez certainly hit the nail on the head in last Saturday’s column ("Looking at Utah's prison relocation efforts," May 16); we have lost control of, and communication with, the Utah Legislature. They are... Read more »

May 19, 2015

25 comments

Letter: Prison boondoggle

Why all of a sudden has it become a high priority to relocate the Utah State Prison? If the prison is in such bad shape that it needs to be relocated and rebuilt, wouldn't it make more sense and be cheaper to remodel and/or... Read more »

May 19, 2015

27 comments

Strength of families

No matter how much negative press the family receives, it still remains the cornerstone of every country in the world. Even when the minority masquerades as the majority, it's impossible to deny that most people in the world... Read more »

May 19, 2015

26 comments

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