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Letter: Find another fundraiser

Raising the gas tax is a cycle with no end. Like all Utahns, I enjoy driving on well-maintained roads. I understand the reason for raising the gas tax at this time. However, I don't think it is wise. The reason why tax... Read more »

19 hours ago

12 comments

Letter: Lessons from Sao Paulo

As a trained industrial consultant, I have been called upon to "solve" various problems occurring in the industry, be they odor, waste, water or pollution problems. I have always kept in mind the "Pareto Principle":... Read more »

19 hours ago

12 comments

Letter: Sacrifices in uniform

I am currently a high school senior and have learned many different things about the men and women who fight for our freedom. I never fully understood all of their sacrifices until my older brother made the decision to serve in the... Read more »

yesterday

16 comments

Letter: Flawed education tax

A. Scott Anderson’s arguments in favor of increasing Utah’s education tax are seriously flawed ("Taking Utah into Top 10," Jan. 23). The column begins with the claim that, because Utah is rated somewhere less than... Read more »

yesterday

14 comments

Letter: Eastern Utah economy

In eastern Utah, mainly the Uintah Basin, oil and gas production is 80 percent or more of our economy. It is obvious that the energy production greatly affects the livelihoods of thousands of people. These are people who I know and... Read more »

Jan. 27, 2015

2 comments

Letter: Could Draper shine, too?

After reading a recent article ("Salt Lake's Sugarhouse Park shines in national report," Jan. 21), I reflected about positive changes since the state prison site was moved from Sugarhouse to Draper. I might suggest that if the... Read more »

Jan. 27, 2015

12 comments

Letter: First-class prison

In response to a recent letter ("Prison nonsense," Jan. 26), Utah has a unique geography that provides special places for societal needs. I believe such a place exists for a first-class prison. Think of Antelope Island, Gunnison... Read more »

Jan. 27, 2015

12 comments

Letter: Prison nonsense

For many years I was the chief electrician for the prison and later an electrical instructor. I have been places in the prison where few people have been. It is nearly all steel and concrete. It would be a very difficult and... Read more »

Jan. 26, 2015

29 comments

Letter: Is hard work unorthodox?

I am a junior at Lone Peak High School. My school suffers from a large amount of strict social groups, often called cliques. I believe this problem with cliques comes from something similar to the cause of the increased amount of... Read more »

Jan. 26, 2015

12 comments

Letter: Dangerous societal focus

The controversy over police killing so many civilians throughout our country and in Utah continues to grow. Both police and innocent civilians fear the increasing violence in our society. Contributing to this societal violence and... Read more »

Jan. 26, 2015

13 comments

Letter: Pay for your share

While our esteemed legislators consider raising taxes on retirees (and others) like me, especially the state income tax, they should instead consider an important source of money for education. State income tax goes into the... Read more »

Jan. 25, 2015

21 comments

Letter: Peanut butter ban?

I hate peanut butter! Even the smell of it makes me gag. It seems to me inconceivable that someone would mix peanut butter and jelly and give it to their children; perhaps the jelly is to hide the taste of the peanut butter. Maybe I... Read more »

Jan. 25, 2015

21 comments

Letter: Prepared to succeed

As reported in a recent article (“President Obama honors Martin Luther King Jr. by helping next generation,” Jan. 19), the first family celebrated the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. by participating in the Corporation... Read more »

Jan. 25, 2015

0 comments

Letter: No end in sight

We have seen continued development of Davis County's land base into residential housing. It is my observation that each new home built adds a minimum of two vehicles or more that increase pollution to the county's air with no end in... Read more »

Jan. 24, 2015

8 comments

Letter: A worldwide message

Government should not be involved in censorship; the only legitimate censorship is that which individuals impose on themselves, according to their own belief system. When we start to force our moral code on others, we err. Read more »

Jan. 24, 2015

7 comments

Letter: Just slow down

I want to strongly suggest that everyone focus on driving. Distracted driving — texting, etc., when driving — is dangerous, unlawful and (excuse me) downright stupid. Save a life or injury. Please slow down and pay... Read more »

Jan. 24, 2015

4 comments

Letter: Idle elimination

Cars equipped with idle elimination will save the owners money in fuel costs; performance would be the same, and you would see a reduction in inversions. Everybody wins with this solution. Read more »

Jan. 23, 2015

19 comments

Letter: Coyote bounty

Let's call for an end to this unnecessary coyote bounty in Utah — especially in any county that stands a chance of receiving recolonizing, protected wolves. Read more »

Jan. 23, 2015

7 comments

Letter: Not so lazy

If Americans really were so lazy, why would so many be in the workforce and working so much? Why would their productivity be so high? Read more »

Jan. 22, 2015

34 comments

Letter: A 5 percent violator

The purported facts on the ban on wood-burning stoves from supposed authorities regarding the issue are questionable at least. Read more »

Jan. 22, 2015

18 comments

Letter: License plate driving

We lived in the Philippines from 1998 to 2000. In order to help their air pollution problem, the Philippine government passed a law that people were only allowed to drive their cars according to the last number on their car license... Read more »

Jan. 22, 2015

8 comments

Letter: Trying to make time

For the past decade I have slept almost upright in a recliner, unable to lie down. Does "trying to make time" justify lifelong consequences? Read more »

Jan. 21, 2015

2 comments

Letter: Fine arts flower

Academics and arts are not natural enemies but allies. As a music scholar, I can confirm that without a knowledge of math writing, music would be much more difficult. Read more »

Jan. 21, 2015

2 comments

Letter: Rebuild, then demolish

The prison should be rebuilt on the same property, then the old buildings can be demolished when the new ones are finished. Read more »

Jan. 20, 2015

12 comments

Letter: Choice or regulation?

The first thought all too often is to make new regulations without asking if steps have been taken to improve things before forcing others into a choice. Freedom of choice is a greater force multiplier than any regulation. Read more »

Jan. 20, 2015

13 comments

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