Letters

Letter: Raising wages

With the approval of the minimum wage being set to $15 an hour, the tourist trade will suffer because visitors will not want to pay high amounts for food and other resources. That is a drawback caused by inflation. May this be... Read more »

June 30, 2014

44 comments

Letter: Immigration definition

Immigration reform is somewhat misleading because it doesn’t define what the term means. To some it means amnesty.” To some it means re-doing the statutes and laws. To others it means doing away with all immigration... Read more »

June 30, 2014

4 comments

Letter: UTA insufficient

There is so much to love here in Salt Lake City. The outpour of support those of us with disabilities receive is truly a daily blessing. But closer to home, Salt Lake City has become a solitary and alienating experience. There is a... Read more »

June 29, 2014

3 comments

Letter: Women's role

The women who are demonstrating near the LDS Church Office buildings in Salt Lake City because they want to be eligible to hold the Priesthood should understand that there are good reasons why they are denied that privilege. Women... Read more »

June 29, 2014

35 comments

Letter: ATV riders

In an attempt to defend ATV riders, (“ATV ride highlights need for respect as well as adventure,” June 22), Division of Parks and Recreation spokesman Eugene Swalberg said, "As with anything there are a few bad... Read more »

June 29, 2014

2 comments

Letter: Faith in mothers

My Mormon roots go back to the pioneers, and I honor their sacrifices and faith. It is thoughts like this that have kept me in the Church at times where my own faith was waning. However, lately I have realized that I need to think... Read more »

June 29, 2014

7 comments

Letter: Dangerous public transport

With all the bus and train shortages, as well as safety and mental health risks posed by fellow riders, one has to wonder, should one force to take public transportation as opposed to riding in the safety of one’s very own car? Read more »

June 28, 2014

7 comments

Letter: Commander-in-Chief

The intelligence on WMDs in Iraq ultimately proved faulty, but democrats supported the war at the time. Obama can’t change the past. As Commander-In-Chief, he is responsible to make the best of the current reality. Read more »

June 27, 2014

41 comments

Letter: Political money

Citizens United provides a balance for many in the center and those who otherwise could not afford to get their message across. Read more »

June 27, 2014

25 comments

Letter: Wedding costs

As I read about the lavish weddings recently, my thoughts go back to my wedding in June 1969. Read more »

June 26, 2014

11 comments

Letter: Offside ruling

With the World Cup in full swing, I think it would be more beautiful, much simpler, less frustrating and more enjoyable for players and fans alike if the offside rule were eliminated. Read more »

June 26, 2014

15 comments

Letter: Expansion is smart

As a member of AARP, one of the sponsors of the Healthy Utah poll released last week, I was pleased to read the healthy debate it generated in the Deseret News over the weekend. Read more »

June 26, 2014

1 comment

Letter: UTOPIA and tax

As Utah cities weigh the important decision of whether to continue negotiations regarding the UTOPIA network, the Utah Taxpayers Association has aggressively stepped up to criticize almost every aspect of the proposal. Read more »

June 25, 2014

5 comments

Letter: Worshiping sports

My son and I were watching a football game on a Saturday last fall. We noticed the filled stadium, and then we thought about the same thing happening on Sunday. Read more »

June 25, 2014

16 comments

Letter: Approaching education

This debate over Common Core is a distraction to what needs to be done to establish education excellence. Read more »

June 24, 2014

7 comments

Letter: Implement bikes

Utah leaders ought to consider including having three-wheel bikes to rent at various bike trails. Read more »

June 24, 2014

6 comments

Letter: Candidate information

How can voters vote intelligently with nothing but a name to differentiate the candidates? Read more »

June 24, 2014

12 comments

Letter: Cost of saving

It can be a challenge to compete with online pricing, though we're usually comparable. As a community and society, we need to decide if survival of local stores is more important than saving $3. Read more »

June 24, 2014

10 comments

Letter: REMI and carbon

A report by Regional Economic Models, Inc. estimates that a gradually increasing, rebated carbon tax would create approximately 2.1 million jobs. This is in stark contrast to press releases from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce... Read more »

June 23, 2014

1 comment

Letter: Hatch retiring

A lot of people seem to demonize Sen. Orrin Hatch for some of his choices, but he has represented the state of Utah for many years. Please let the man retire with some dignity and let him return to the status of United States... Read more »

June 23, 2014

13 comments

Letter: Southern coal

As a physician and a fan of southern Utah's natural beauty, I can’t support a proposed coal strip mine smack dab in the middle of a stunning southern Utah landscape, on the doorstep of Bryce Canyon National Park. Read more »

June 23, 2014

8 comments

Letter: Thank you for news

In my history class this year we had to bring in a current event every Friday and discuss them in groups. I chose to use Deseret News as my source for this year. After many months of reading your articles I noticed that they were... Read more »

June 22, 2014

2 comments

Letter: Disheartening VA

It is disheartening to hear of recent news on how veterans are receiving that health care benefit from the VA in the form of continued promises and long waiting lists just to receive an initial consultation. During my army career I... Read more »

June 22, 2014

1 comment

Letter: Two-way Internet

Utopia is a financial mess because the governments created a public utility using the wrong model. It should be, or should have been, structured like the city streets: All property owners pay taxes to maintain them, even if they do... Read more »

June 22, 2014

0 comments

Letter: Americans and hygiene

I agree with Doug Robinson’s comments about some Americans being slobs because the dress so casual (“Have Americans gone too casual”?, June 18). Many are also not practicing proper hygiene. I was raised in the... Read more »

June 22, 2014

2 comments

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