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Letter: Climate change denial

The Pentagon declares climate change as one of the greatest security threats to our country’s future. Shell Oil Co. admits that climate change is in fact happening and is due to human activities. The majority of scientific... Read more »

Jan. 17, 2015

55 comments

Letter: No disrespect

With the incredible power placed in the hands of our law enforcement officials, there has to be significant oversight and accountability. Power unchecked and unaccounted for is too easily abused. Calling a police officer's actions... Read more »

Jan. 17, 2015

14 comments

Letter: Too trigger-happy?

The hot topic in the news is shootings by police officers. Since New Year's, there have been five shootings in Utah alone. Are police officers becoming too trigger-happy? Understanding that situations are dangerous and police force... Read more »

Jan. 16, 2015

14 comments

Letter: Increasing missile defense

The threat from North Korea keeps getting worse and our political leaders do not seem to know how to respond (“U.S. group: North Korean submarine equipped to fire missiles,” Jan. 8). Sanctions have failed to deter... Read more »

Jan. 16, 2015

13 comments

Letter: The prison choice

Recently on the news there was a discussion of a terrible traffic snarl at rush hour on I-15 at the 106 South exit and entrance ramps. Plans were underway to help alleviate the problem. Just think, however, if the prison were... Read more »

Jan. 16, 2015

5 comments

Letter: Anarchists' wildest dreams

More people need to speak out in defense of the police all across the nation; police officers put much on the line to help citizens. Read more »

Jan. 15, 2015

23 comments

Letter: Can't keep up with tech

It is OK that technology is improving, but we need to use it in a way that still lets us be and act as humans, not as machines. Read more »

Jan. 14, 2015

8 comments

Letter: Count My Vote lawsuit

The leaders of the state Republican Party are filing a lawsuit against the Count My Vote compromise legislation, which was passed last year by our Republican Legislature and signed by our Republican governor. Read more »

Jan. 14, 2015

21 comments

Letter: Global warming snowball

Simply because we know it is a bad idea to pollute the earth and to be ridiculously consumptive is no reason to give rein to nonsense. This issue is being used as a pry bar that will divide and abuse America and other nations. Read more »

Jan. 13, 2015

53 comments

Letter: Stop the smog

We need to become informed and devoted to stopping smog. Inversion needs to be curbed before the next generation becomes mutants. Read more »

Jan. 13, 2015

21 comments

Letter: Overlooked relocation facts

Natalie Gochnour's recent column ("5 predictions for Utah in 2015," Jan. 2) overlooks some very important facts in determining that Tooele County is a good fit for a new state prison. Read more »

Jan. 13, 2015

16 comments

Letter: New faces, new Congress

The beginning of a new two-year session of Congress offers an important opportunity for our political leaders to work together to solve our nation's problems. No matter who we supported in the last election, we all have an... Read more »

Jan. 12, 2015

18 comments

Letter: Dose of common sense

In a November op-ed ("Wood burning hurts Utah air quality," Nov. 11), Dr. Brian Moench wrote: "Last January … Gov. Gary Herbert called for a wintertime ban on wood burning in our worst polluted counties. His proposal deserves... Read more »

Jan. 12, 2015

15 comments

Letter: Legislative shutdown

Sens. Mike Lee and Ted Cruz did not shut down the government. Two senators do not have that much power. If two senators could have done that, then we, the people, could choose our own doctors, insurance companies, etc. There would be... Read more »

Jan. 12, 2015

29 comments

Letter: More to love, marriage

I find it curious that GLAAD and other members of the LGBT community are outraged by the soon-to-air TLC show “My Husband’s Not Gay,” which follows the experiences of four Mormon men who express same-sex attraction... Read more »

Jan. 10, 2015

55 comments

Letter: Abandoned principles

I greatly admire the courage and political will of the 25 House representatives who voted against John Boehner continuing to serve as the speaker of the House. The Washington establishment will unfortunately continue to set the... Read more »

Jan. 10, 2015

18 comments

Letter: Opposing burning ban

I oppose the Department of Environmental Quality's seasonal wood-burning ban. It is politics at its worst. The state is targeting a small minority who use wood stoves in the hopes of scoring a visible win. Read more »

Jan. 9, 2015

15 comments

Letter: Utah saves Boehner

John Boehner was reelected as House speaker with the help of the entire Utah delegation. Boehner says he is opposed to Obama’s policy, yet he somehow lacks the capacity or a strategy for stopping him. Read more »

Jan. 9, 2015

27 comments

Letter: Preserve caucus system

The reason many Republican legislators voted for this awful compromise last spring is because the alternative (the misleadingly named Count My Vote) was even worse. Let’s preserve the caucus system — it works just fine. Read more »

Jan. 8, 2015

34 comments

Letter: U. scheduling

I don't know who is representing the U. when these schedules are worked out, but obviously they don't care about the local fans. The Huntsman Center is far from full. Is anyone at the U. paying attention? Read more »

Jan. 8, 2015

5 comments

Letter: Schools taking easy way out

I wonder who makes the ill-fated decision to ignore cursive writing, which is such an important link to the past. It is causing the generation gap to widen. Read more »

Jan. 7, 2015

26 comments

Letter: More hot than cold

The Western Regional Climate Center has weather records for Moab through 2005. In the last 10 years of that data, a record high was set for 91 days, while the record low was set for only nine. Read more »

Jan. 7, 2015

36 comments

Letter: Final move for prison

If the Prison Relocation Commission had been smarter about its site selection, none of this uproar would have occurred. It should have avoided high growth areas in the first place. Read more »

Jan. 6, 2015

23 comments

Letter: Health insurance Olympics

Health insurance plans shouldn't be equated with "gold," "silver" or "bronze." This isn't the Olympics. We are talking about the dignity of human life and its preservation. Without reasonably good health, a person has nothing. Read more »

Jan. 6, 2015

45 comments

Letter: Total term limits

Sen. Orrin Hatch has been in office for more than 35 years. It should be obvious to all of us that six-year terms for senators are too long, and that total term limits for all political officeholders are sorely needed. Read more »

Jan. 6, 2015

26 comments

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