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Letter: Affected historic property

Much has been ignored by the Prison Relocation Commission in relation to Fairfield’s Civil War history and historic encampment. The prison would adversely affect and substantially impact the important historic property. Read more »

20 hours ago

5 comments

Letter: Energy plans for all

Harry Alford of the Black Chamber of Commerce noted that in trying to address global warming by regulatory fiat, EPA’s Clean Power Plan will harm minorities and the poor. Read more »

20 hours ago

7 comments

Letter: Fossil fuel gold

Utah sees its fossil fuels as a source of instant gold. Alas, they will prove to be the gold of King Midas. Read more »

yesterday

34 comments

Letter: Lands won’t be the same

It is very clear that if the federal public lands are handed over to the state, those lands will never be the same. Read more »

yesterday

16 comments

Letter: Lease the land

If the prison move just “has” to be done, regardless of any other considerations, here is a suggestion: Build it in another location but do not sell the current property it is on. Instead, lease the current land to... Read more »

July 5, 2015

4 comments

Letter: Federal law violated

It is one thing that the Supreme Court approved same-sex marriage; it is another — and more critical — matter that two of the justices violated federal law in doing so. The Constitution was established to ensure that this... Read more »

July 5, 2015

51 comments

Letter: Case for and against

Recently there have been two Deseret News op-eds on Gov. Gary Herbert’s Healthy Utah plan: Rep. Jake Anderegg’s on why he voted against it (“Why I voted against Healthy Utah,” May 10); and Sen. Todd... Read more »

July 5, 2015

9 comments

Letter: Teen drivers

We are in the midst of the 100 deadliest days — when more than 1,000 people die in car crashes involving teens, according to the National Safety Council. Although the days between Memorial Day and Labor Day prove to be the most... Read more »

July 5, 2015

0 comments

Letter: Announcement spectacles

Nowadays, an "announcement" that one wishes to run for president of the United States has turned into a spectacle for good or ill. I heard some of the formal televised announcements by Lindsey Graham, Bernie Sanders, Hillary... Read more »

July 5, 2015

5 comments

Letter: Crown thy good

I have always been impressed by the inspired vision of our Founding Fathers. Katharine Lee Bates, it seems to me, reflected their vision very powerfully in her final penning of “America the Beautiful” in 1913. Read more »

July 4, 2015

10 comments

Letter: ‘Correct’ beliefs

I have been around for a while and have seen a lot of changes in our society and government. But I never expected to see many of my beliefs and standards attacked like they are today. Read more »

July 4, 2015

46 comments

Letter: Developing areas

Some people in Utah want the prison to stay in its present location in Draper. If the people of Utah had this same mentality 70 years ago, the prison would still be located in Sugar House. Not a good idea. Read more »

July 4, 2015

8 comments

Letter: Religion in office

If a public official can be removed or forced from office because their religious convictions prohibit them from participating in same-gender marriages, does that not constitute a religious test for holding office? Read more »

July 4, 2015

52 comments

Letter: Patriotism has not died

Patriotism, that deep sacred emotion, has not died. It still flourishes in the hearts of many (I believe the majority) but is somewhat crushed by modern philosophies. Read more »

July 3, 2015

29 comments

Letter: The Fourth

The Fourth of July is a day of celebrations for what America once was. It is a day of lamentations for what America has become. Read more »

July 3, 2015

17 comments

Letter: ‘More taxes’ bug

If you want to help local businesses who currently have to collect local sales tax, then eliminate sales taxes altogether. I am sure our local politicians will find another way to squeeze us dry. Read more »

July 2, 2015

6 comments

Letter: A ‘cursory’ look

The public deserves to know how much Bob Nardi is being paid by the PRC to counter rising opposition against moving the Utah State Prison. Read more »

July 2, 2015

12 comments

Letter: Online sales tax

Consumers that purchase goods from mail order catalogs do not pay a sales tax; they shouldn’t have to pay a sales tax for their online purchases. Read more »

July 2, 2015

4 comments

Letter: Trump’s chances

I’m certain that Donald Trump has no chance of becoming our next president. His ability to offend others would create a crisis not only with our current allies, but with other countries that don’t like us anyway. Read more »

July 1, 2015

37 comments

Letter: Disregarding liberty, laws

The Constitution is on life support. But ignorance of constitutional law by American citizens is only part of the problem. Read more »

July 1, 2015

52 comments

Letter: Messy tax code

We need comprehensive tax reform, not more tax increases targeted at specific industries. Read more »

June 30, 2015

16 comments

Letter: Evaluate water usage

While adapting water-saving habits, like taking shorter showers, can help save water, many homeowners will see the biggest impact on their water usage by updating older, inefficient products. Read more »

June 30, 2015

8 comments

Letter: Land for the young people

By and large, our generation believes Utah needs to move beyond fossil fuels, protect as many remaining wild places as we can and stop making American public lands policy on the outdated notions of a few county commissioners. Read more »

June 29, 2015

12 comments

Letter: Shredded Constitution

It’s becoming more obvious that the majority of Americans don’t have a clue as to the legitimate prerogatives of the federal government and the decision handed down by the Supreme Court. Read more »

June 29, 2015

97 comments

Letter: Sovereign flag

The Confederate flag does not represent hatred or racism! It reflects the right of the states to remain sovereign, as was intended with the creation of the USA. Read more »

June 28, 2015

47 comments

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