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Letter: Stop the flop

I know this is not the sports page, but as a place to voice my opinion, I have to wonder what is being done in the NBA to prevent flopping. When players flop, or flail their bodies around like any physical contact is the same as... Read more »

May 17, 2015

7 comments

Letter: Obscure trade bill

The Obama administration won’t let anyone see the details of the president’s Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) bill; I liken it to Obamacare, where “we have to pass it to see what’s in it.” The only... Read more »

May 17, 2015

8 comments

Letter: Testing culture

I applaud Scott Hicks for expressing his frustration that teachers are not allowed to count students' SAGE scores on grades (“Who has accountability?” May 10). It adds to a frustration that started when I read... Read more »

May 17, 2015

4 comments

Letter: Life of service

Thanks to Mr. James Marples for acknowledging Mitt Romney's uplifting remarks at last week's UVU graduation (“Living large,” May 11). It was indeed great to have the governor here. However, my ears heard... Read more »

May 17, 2015

7 comments

Letter: Sweet-tooth capital

In an unsurprising article about Utah’s sugar addictions (“Utah is the sweet-tooth capital of the country,” May 14), I have to wonder what, if anything, parents and community leaders in Utah are actually doing to... Read more »

May 17, 2015

10 comments

Letter: Best time to plant tree

An old proverb asks "When is the best time to plant a tree?" The wise answer is, "Twenty years ago." Utah County is currently debating the best time to start building an effective transit system. Do we have the wisdom... Read more »

May 16, 2015

4 comments

Letter: Utah gas prices

It is amazing that our gas prices in Salt Lake at the pump are so high — almost $3 per gallon. In the states around us, prices are much lower. West Yellowstone has prices below $2.50 per gallon. West Yellowstone usually offers... Read more »

May 16, 2015

13 comments

Letter: Trade opposition

Mr. President, stop smearing Sen. Warren over Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) opposition. If this treaty is such a sweet deal, why can't we see it? And Sen. Hatch and Lee, you both should be putting as much sunlight on this... Read more »

May 16, 2015

4 comments

Letter: Study for the exam

I loved teaching, but I am glad that I am through because of the increasing attention to specific tests rather than teaching. Read more »

May 15, 2015

12 comments

Letter: Conserve together

All businesses should be required to install rain sensors if they do not have someone in charge of monitoring the sprinkling systems. Maybe fines would be appropriate on these businesses or cities. Read more »

May 15, 2015

13 comments

Letter: No global thermostat

It's difficult to measure climate change, and it's immoral to treat climate change like something we can control with a global thermostat. Read more »

May 14, 2015

94 comments

Letter: Big family blessings

Many in today's world try to put fear into family-centered life. Adhering to tenets of fear only brings missed opportunities and not reaching one's potential. Read more »

May 14, 2015

28 comments

Letter: Honoring veterans

Having just seen my 93-year-old father return from his Honor Flight to Washington, D.C., to see the World War II memorial, I give kudos to the people who arranged it. What a wonderful thing to do... Read more »

May 13, 2015

12 comments

Letter: Present site is right

For months, the news has been that the present prison location is on valuable development land, and that the prison should be moved to another location. Many studies have been made and locations... Read more »

May 13, 2015

14 comments

Letter: Moral, economic logic

I believe public opinion polls resoundingly demonstrate that the majority of Utahns understand that this is because all logically, moral and economic sense supports Healthy Utah. Read more »

May 13, 2015

17 comments

Letter: Test-driven instruction

Test-driven instruction, to borrow a line from Shakespeare, "is a tale. Told by an idiot, full of sound and fury. Signifying nothing." Test-driven instruction is a hoax perpetrated on the public by the testing establishment,... Read more »

May 12, 2015

13 comments

Letter: Fairfield eyesore

As a Fairfield resident, I would like to thank Woneva Myers of Lehi for her letter concerning our town’s plight (“Tarnished town,” May 3). All year long our town is filled with busloads of schoolchildren on... Read more »

May 12, 2015

11 comments

Letter: Prison traffic

To the Prison Relocation Commission: Within the last week, there have been multiple traffic jams along I-80 at or near the stretch of highway from Lake Point to Saltair. I-80 is the only practical traffic artery connecting the Salt... Read more »

May 11, 2015

26 comments

Letter: Historic climate step

I'd like it to be known that I am a supporter of the EPA's Clean Power Plan. It is a game changer regarding climate change, and for the first time ever, it limits carbon pollution from the largest source: power plants.... Read more »

May 11, 2015

50 comments

Letter: Living large

Mitt Romney’s reported keynote remarks at the commencement exercises were quite touching (“Mitt Romney tells UVU grads to ‘live a large life,’ ” April 30). Much of what he said was upbeat and uplifting.... Read more »

May 11, 2015

23 comments

Letter: Can’t blame Social Security

We need to stop spending money we do not have. To blame it all on Social Security is not fair. What about all the duplication of government departments? What about departments that are not needed at all? What about the lobbyists... Read more »

May 10, 2015

33 comments

Letter: Development stalemate

A recent article is all too familiar to residents in east Layton (“Who should pay? City, developer, residents at ‘stalemate’ ” May 3). For the past six years, a new development has been planned on land that... Read more »

May 10, 2015

4 comments

Letter: Hats off to mothers

In Lois Collins' recent column ("She's still not getting paid for it," May 6), she talks about mothers' value going up. At this time of year, advertisers are trying to get our business by telling us to remember... Read more »

May 10, 2015

2 comments

Letter: Red rock land for sale

I find it ironic that the state of Utah is running a series of ads here in Las Vegas touting the beauty of the five red rock national parks in Utah, while at the same time Utah legislators are doing their best to transfer the... Read more »

May 10, 2015

14 comments

Letter: Who has accountability?

Starting next year, teachers are not allowed to use the SAGE test as part of a student’s grade. I have students now telling me that next year they will just "guess" on the test because it doesn't affect them in any... Read more »

May 10, 2015

4 comments

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