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Letter: Failed air bill

Sen. Luz Escamilla's SB208 would have raised the penalties on violators of our current clean air laws — penalties which haven't been adjusted in 34 years — and brought them up to levels more closely matching... Read more »

March 22, 2015

5 comments

Letter: Visual pollution

The Utah State Drivers Handbook states that all drivers are not allowed to park within 30 feet of any stop sign, yield sign, traffic control signal or intersections for pedestrian crossing. Why then is it necessary to have the visual... Read more »

March 22, 2015

4 comments

Letter: Who is gaining what?

Now that the Legislature has finished, perhaps it is time to look at who is gaining what? The Senate voted for Healthy Utah. The House leadership opposed it, due to the fact that the head of the body owns an insurance company that... Read more »

March 21, 2015

16 comments

Letter: Education waivers

I recently read about the state school board asking for a waiver from No Child Left Behind. No one likes NCLB, and many states petition for waivers. Since these waivers are so popular, and since Americans have voted in favor of... Read more »

March 21, 2015

9 comments

Letter: UTA salaries

I think most of us will be pretty disgusted to be reminded that the highest executive at UTA earns — with benefits, bonuses and vacation pay — over $350,000 annually. This is more than the governor of the state. UTA is... Read more »

March 21, 2015

13 comments

Letter: GOP genius

I'm not a Republican, but I must commend the Utah GOP's idea to hold presidential caucuses as a great example of thinking outside the box. Read more »

March 20, 2015

25 comments

Letter: Unwise letter

The letter signed by 47 U.S. senators and sent to Iran's government seems wrong for many reasons. Read more »

March 20, 2015

30 comments

Letter: Bring the prison here

"No prison in my backyard," they say. I would like to offer my backyard for the prison. The space is only 95 by 60 feet, but as far as I am concerned they can go many miles up in the air. Read more »

March 20, 2015

11 comments

Letter: Sports over school

Utah’s lawmakers have decided that sports take precedent over education in the form of “Utah Wellness Program.” Read more »

March 19, 2015

4 comments

Letter: Unpredictable aggression

For whatever reason, some very friendly animals can turn on an individual or another animal. Read more »

March 19, 2015

3 comments

Letter: Balanced representation

Those who serve on committees should have no personal/professional conflicts of interest in doing so. Read more »

March 19, 2015

5 comments

Letter: Honest about oil?

Fuel prices have risen by 25 percent in several weeks, from an average of $1.85 on Feb. 1 to over $2.30 today. But wait, crude inventories are historically high! What about the law of supply and demand? Read more »

March 18, 2015

28 comments

Letter: Power for a few

There is no doubt in my mind if we had a primary election we would have a larger turnout of voters. Read more »

March 18, 2015

23 comments

Letter: Good teachers

I’d rather teach somewhere where the legislature actually cares. If Utah's Legislature isn’t going to listen, good teachers aren’t going to come there. Read more »

March 18, 2015

30 comments

Letter: Marina troubles

The Department of Natural Resources has failed to propose a legislative appropriation to dredge its marina at Great Salt Lake State Park. Read more »

March 17, 2015

7 comments

Letter: Security solution

I know how to fix our homeland security issues. First let them shut down, and then announce that there are veterans groups that are planning events where they need our national borders open. Read more »

March 17, 2015

19 comments

Letter: Category for theater arts

Last year I wrote about how I was disappointed at the Sterling Scholars combining theater arts with speech and forensics. Speech is an entirely different discipline than theater. Please bring back a separate category where... Read more »

March 16, 2015

2 comments

Letter: Iranian discussions

It is disappointing that some of Utah's congressional delegation were participants in the initiative to undermine the efforts of our nation, and many others, to negotiate an agreement with Iran to prevent a nuclear bomb... Read more »

March 16, 2015

37 comments

Letter: Utah's ideology

In a recent letter to the editor (“Political extremes,” Feb. 28), Andrew McDonald berates Utah's national political leaders for being "strongly skewed to the right," particularly Sen. Mike Lee, whose... Read more »

March 15, 2015

33 comments

Letter: Serious about tax rates

The Deseret News recently editorialized about tax reform and inequality (“Talking of tax reform,” March 3). I found it fascinating that the staff writers didn’t mention the only idea that has ever had any real... Read more »

March 15, 2015

18 comments

Letter: Compensation coming?

I agree with Stephen Johnsen (“Imposing prison effects,” March 1) when he asserts that having the prison in Draper comes with many ill effects. It stands to reason that those ill effects will move right along with the... Read more »

March 15, 2015

1 comment

Letter: The democracy question

Although we Americans have been conditioned to view "democracy" as the political answer for any and all situations, history contradicts that premise. Communism was a populist uprising; the Germans elected Hitler; Zimbabwe... Read more »

March 15, 2015

10 comments

Letter: Not so transparent

A study from the Columbia Journalism Review found that the White House’s relationship with the media is the least open it has ever been. This is interesting, given that President Obama pledged to be more transparent than his... Read more »

March 14, 2015

15 comments

Letter: Wrong label

I think most sensible people would agree that Sen. Mike Lee is painted with an extremist brush by the liberal national media, and though his voting record, according to the recent BYU study, shows he has sided with conservative views... Read more »

March 14, 2015

31 comments

Letter: Keep ASL program

Accreditation is a problem for the DATC, which is why it is closing down its ASL interpretation program. This will have a negative impact on the community, particularly the deaf members of the community and those who will serve them. Read more »

March 13, 2015

1 comment

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