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Letter: Rebuilding in Provo

Providing a safe learning environment for our children is reason enough to vote yes on the Provo school bond issue. But let us also remember that these buildings are landmark institutions that serve our entire community. Schools are... Read more »

14 hours ago

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Letter: Trust Jani Iwamoto

I first met Jani Iwamoto, the Democratic candidate for Utah Senate District 4, in July. She was looking for volunteers and I was seeking a candidate. Jani asked me to dissect her campaign, written policies and voting record on the... Read more »

14 hours ago

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Letter: More informed decisions

I believe that citizens of Utah are less informed about politics than ever before. The state's religious identity often prevents citizens from wanting to follow politics and make an informed decision on who to vote for.... Read more »

14 hours ago

1 comment

Letter: Program without tablets

I support a computer programming curriculum being taught in our schools. Students should be exposed to basic computer concepts such as bit, bytes and boolean logic, but this can be done with existing software and systems. Read more »

yesterday

3 comments

Letter: Legal weapons on campus

One only needs to look to other on-campus shootings in recent years to see that the only people kept safe on gun-free campuses are the shooters who are intent on mass murder. Read more »

yesterday

29 comments

Letter: Give her time

Mia Love has once again failed to attend a debate she committed to attend. Read more »

yesterday

25 comments

Letter: Diplomacy in Middle East

The world community must respond to the killings in Syria and Iraq, but military action is not the answer. The efforts to achieve a political solution to the crisis in Iraq and Syria are essential. Read more »

Oct. 23, 2014

20 comments

Letter: Take news seriously

These news items are serious things, so I would appreciate it if spectators would refrain from making a distraction behind the in-studio news broadcasters. Read more »

Oct. 23, 2014

10 comments

Letter: Water for electricity

How do we wake up politicians to the fact that using water to produce electricity would result in cutting back on 77 percent of pollution-heavy energy plants? Read more »

Oct. 23, 2014

15 comments

Letter: Opera worth tax money

We are grateful for all that Utah Opera and Symphony provide to our community and hope that voters will show their support by voting “yes” for the ZAP tax continuation in November. Read more »

Oct. 22, 2014

22 comments

Letter: The Romneys' new center

The news that the Romneys will launch a center for neurological diseases was the brightest spot of my day. Read more »

Oct. 22, 2014

21 comments

Letter: Vote for cleaner air

With elections only weeks away, please think about your responsibility as caretakers of this planet. Read more »

Oct. 21, 2014

21 comments

Letter: Lessons for Greg Bell

Greg Bell wrote about lessons he has learned in his recent column (“Lessons learned from the campaign for same-sex marriage,” Oct. 17). I would like to suggest that he can learn at least two more lessons. Read more »

Oct. 21, 2014

29 comments

Letter: Candidate viewpoints

In an election, it is important to have candidates with differing points of view, which is certainly the case in Utah’s Fourth District between competitors Mia Love and Doug Owens. Read more »

Oct. 21, 2014

13 comments

Letter: Bad calls and no-calls

It is really gratifying to hear the honorable and secure result of an “official review” when there is a questionable play in football. By the same token, why can the individual official in a football game not come under... Read more »

Oct. 20, 2014

13 comments

Letter: Uninformed candidate

I am concerned by Doug Owens’ attitude in seeking to represent Utahns in Congress. In a recent debate, when asked about ISIS, Owens described the situation in the Middle East as one of the most significant in our era. But in... Read more »

Oct. 20, 2014

27 comments

Letter: Thanks to parents

I thank my mom for switching my legs when I needed it. I thank my dad for upholding mom. I thank them for teaching me to be polite, to say “yes ma’am” and “yes sir.” I thank them for letting me know that... Read more »

Oct. 20, 2014

11 comments

Letter: What is ‘common good?’

In a recent op-ed column from a BYU professor (“Can a Mormon be a liberal?” Oct. 14), the writer used the “liberal” words of “common good” as if those words have some sort of universal meaning.... Read more »

Oct. 19, 2014

31 comments

Letter: Agenda trick-or-treating

Every year more Utah parents choose to limit their children’s trick-or-treating to a “trunk or treat” or a single block. I feel that encouraging my children to trick or treat in the neighborhood as I once did is as... Read more »

Oct. 19, 2014

4 comments

Letter: Superintendent choice

Utah State Board of Education gave Utah educators a slap in the face on Friday when it hired Brad Smith as the new state superintendent. Smith is an attorney without any degree or credentials in the field of public education. He... Read more »

Oct. 19, 2014

2 comments

Letter: Misgivings about Ebola

It's encouraging to know that Utah health officials are preparing to deal with Ebola should the disease reach Utah. However, despite the assurances of the president and Dr. Tom Frieden, head of the CDC, the disease has defied... Read more »

Oct. 19, 2014

10 comments

Letter: Last unicorn

They don’t make them like they used to. That’s why I’m excited to attend a screening of “The Last Unicorn” this weekend; it’s always been one of my favorite nonsensical films based on a fantasy... Read more »

Oct. 18, 2014

0 comments

Letter: KSL firearms ban

I can somewhat understand KSL pulling the firearms listings off KSL classifieds after the shooting occurred in Newtown, Connecticut, December 2012. But I find it very difficult to understand why KSL has not reinstated it since or... Read more »

Oct. 18, 2014

9 comments

Letter: Transplant prayer

I enjoyed reading Lee Benson's recent column ("About Utah: A transplant, a prayer and a country song,” Oct. 12). I hadn't ever thought of one person praying for rain for crops while another person prays for good... Read more »

Oct. 18, 2014

1 comment

Letter: Protect it or lose it

According to a recent Allstate survey, 90 percent of homeowners are concerned about protecting their homes, but only 10 percent know exactly what they own and how much it’s worth. Read more »

Oct. 17, 2014

5 comments

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