Letters

Letter: Proud of the SLC airport

I'm writing in response to the article "Salt Lake ranked No. 1." It makes me glad that the capital's airport is ranked No. 1 in the nation. There is only thing in the article that I questioned. Read more »

3 hours ago

0 comments

Letter: Outrage over rape kit policy

I cannot believe I have not seen a letter of outrage to the editor regarding the practice of the Salt Lake Police Department not to do routine DNA tests of rape kits. Worse, they sometimes even throw them out without testing. Read more »

3 hours ago

0 comments

Letter: Science consensus is slow, methodical

When scientific consensus eventually emerges, we can be sure that the scientists have considered all the evidence. Read more »

yesterday

49 comments

Letter: The rest of the highway bullying story

A second take to highway bullying is: Utah does have signs posted on the freeway that say "slower traffic move right — it's the law." This sign does not add "stay here as you are going the speed limit..." Read more »

yesterday

27 comments

Letter: Right and wrong

If atheists are right and there is no God, then right and wrong are religious concepts we can dispense with. There is no final judgment, and we are free to act as we like. If someone cries "unfair" then we can say "why is it unfair?" Read more »

yesterday

90 comments

Letter: Fixing UTA problems

Once again, UTA has proven that the salary of more than $200,000 they spend annually on their director of planning is a waste as once again, the Utah Train Authority does the wrong thing to fix a problem they, themselves, created.... Read more »

April 21, 2014

5 comments

Letter: Concern for Boston

I am so excited for the Boston Marathon on Monday. I am so proud of the people of that great city, their strength and their resolve to stay strong and to go forward in spite of tragedy. I can predict that one thing those many,... Read more »

April 21, 2014

1 comment

Letter: Protecting pregnancy

In response to Jeanne Phillip’s article: “Maternity Fashion Reflects Pride in Pregnancy” (published in the print Deseret News on April 2): In today’s world, it is very common to see pregnant women wearing... Read more »

April 20, 2014

3 comments

Letter: Changing student attitudes

Lynn Stoddard (“Eliminating the root cause of bullying,” April 18) suggests that by eliminating the focus on English and math, which are the mothers of success in becoming employed, self-reliant citizens, we can... Read more »

April 20, 2014

2 comments

Letter: Republican empathy too rare

Many in the world paid attention to the words of one former governor of Florida when he stated that illegal immigrants that broke the law by sneaking into the country to provide for their families are not committing a felony;... Read more »

April 19, 2014

28 comments

Letter: The ACA's 'Cadillac plans'

Many provisions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) … are particularly controversial, but one that should be and yet isn’t being discussed is the yet-to-be-enacted penalization of …... Read more »

April 19, 2014

11 comments

Letter: Amnesty for who?

A Nevada rancher illegally grazes cattle on federal land for twenty years. When the BLM finally decides to take action the far right revolts calling it government tyranny. Sean Hannity goes on the air and tells us the land is... Read more »

April 19, 2014

43 comments

Letter: Put a leash on your dog

I remember growing up we had some neighbors that were quite friendly but they had a dog that was always a problem. Looking at groups across the United States, many of them are made up of very good people, but they refuse to rein in... Read more »

April 19, 2014

4 comments

Letter: Medicare Advantage costs

When I initially signed up for Medicare Advantage, it did not cost me anything beyond what the government charges for Medicare Part B. I was able to get a lot of extra services that Medicare didn't cover, like hearing aids and... Read more »

April 18, 2014

8 comments

Letter: Homework load is fine

In response to "Enough with the homework already," I commend the desire to get straight As. However, I do not agree that teachers are giving out too much work. Read more »

April 18, 2014

4 comments

Letter: Moab's BLM leases worrying

I’ve been mountain biking in Moab for over a decade. I’ve seen the BLM give 100-year land leases in remote areas that are supposed to be public lands. And now we are seeing oil and natural gas mining companies fighting to... Read more »

April 17, 2014

5 comments

Letter: A close look at US-Israel relations

If charges of apartheid prevail, our government could be found complicit and Americans could find themselves paying reparations. I suggest readers check the situation for themselves. Read more »

April 17, 2014

18 comments

Letter: Stopping the Bear

Putin got the Crimea without firing a shot. His actions certainly do not indicate any fear of the West or what we might do to stop him. ... The peoples of Eastern Europe may again lose their freedom to the Russian Bear. Read more »

April 16, 2014

21 comments

Letter: Socialism, like salt

The "wealth" of a nation is largely dependent upon how efficiently it can produce (or obtain via trade) the food, shelter, and clothing required and desired by its citizenry ... Read more »

April 16, 2014

50 comments

Letter: Disagreement vs. hate

During the term of George W. Bush, the wildly popular country band The Dixie Chicks made disparaging remarks about the president’s involvement in the war in Iraq. Unwilling to apologize, the... Read more »

April 15, 2014

44 comments

Letter: The great equation

The great equation basically is this: A person’s health is determined by the medical care they receive, medical care received is determined by access to medical care, and access to medical care is determined by health insurance. Read more »

April 15, 2014

7 comments

Letter: Enough with the homework already

I go to public high school, and I have had enough with all of the homework the teachers are giving out. They forget that every student has eight classes and jobs because they also have to help support themselves and their families. I... Read more »

April 14, 2014

24 comments

Letter: More praise for Reid

For some time now I have been impressed with the articles in the Deseret News written by Stuart Reid. His views are uplifting and, if followed, would be very beneficial to the communities in which we live. I was especially pleased to... Read more »

April 14, 2014

8 comments

Letter: A 'good Samaritan'

Thank you. A very kind man fixed a flat tire for me this past week, as I sat at a 7-Eleven in Sandy, waiting for help to arrive. I had three small grandchildren with me, which added to the frustration of a long wait. Several men... Read more »

April 14, 2014

1 comment

Letter: Coaching and yelling

I respectfully disagree with the article by Timothy R. Clark ("The 'tell-yell' model of coaching," April 9). As an athlete growing up, I found that I not only learned the most from coaches who gave constructive... Read more »

April 13, 2014

3 comments

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