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Letter: Sharing culpability

The horrifying execution of the two police officers in New York should give everyone pause at this holiday season. The media share some blame in this tragedy for widely reporting the “hands... Read more »

6 hours ago

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Letter: High-density housing

I'm confused. Virtually every weather forecaster warns of the dire results of a dry summer season if we don't conserve water. Yet all over the county, land that was empty for decades is sprouting high-density housing like, well,... Read more »

6 hours ago

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Letter: College funds gift

In past years we were disappointed with the reception of the gifts we chose for our grandchildren. The gifts were often the wrong color, style, size or simply not needed. We found an answer by establishing college savings funds... Read more »

6 hours ago

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Letter: Keep gas masks out

Stericycle talked the agency into reducing the $8.3 million fine down to $2.3 million. Don’t you wish you could talk the judge into reducing your next traffic fine to a couple of bucks? Read more »

yesterday

1 comment

Letter: Legislature's report card

All in in all, it seems to me that the State Legislature gets an F for its support of public education. Read more »

yesterday

6 comments

Letter: Symbolic high-rise

Most people don't remember the story of what happened but, like much of what Randy Horiuchi has quietly done, the result is there. Lives are better and that is why he served us so long. Read more »

Dec. 23, 2014

3 comments

Letter: Don't raise gas tax

UDOT should do some cinching. Don't raise the gas taxes. We've already paid enough at the pump as it is. Read more »

Dec. 23, 2014

26 comments

Letter: Utah's land grab

As a frequent visitor with strong affection for the state and its people, I am deeply concerned about Utah's insistence that the federal government relinquish all public lands to the state. Read more »

Dec. 23, 2014

27 comments

Letter: Condoning torture

There is no way one can condone the use of torture and claim to want a constitutional government. Read more »

Dec. 22, 2014

57 comments

Letter: Student rights

I propose that all high school students receive the same constitutional rights as any other person in this country and that high schools should never be able to deny students these rights. Read more »

Dec. 22, 2014

7 comments

Letter: Anonymous telemarketers

Message to telemarketers: strikes one, two and three happen when caller ID does not identify who you are. How can I trust you if you lie to me before I even pick up the phone? Read more »

Dec. 22, 2014

7 comments

Letter: Danger of gossip

I would encourage all of us to be careful in how we talk about others. Let us ask ourselves if the words we speak are positive and encouraging to those around us. Let us be kind and respectful to all people. Read more »

Dec. 21, 2014

2 comments

Letter: Divorce hearings

There is a crushing bias against fathers in this country’s divorce court system. We need judges, not commissioners, to oversee these hearings, and hearings should be longer than a rushed 15 minutes. Read more »

Dec. 21, 2014

5 comments

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 »

Dec. 20, 2014

4 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 »

Dec. 20, 2014

20 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 »

Dec. 20, 2014

4 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 »

Dec. 19, 2014

66 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 »

Dec. 19, 2014

24 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

18 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

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