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Letter: Blight in the valley

The prison is an ugly eyesore, with its drab gray exteriors. Tourists passing the prison on the heavily traveled I-15 route see this blight in our otherwise beautiful valley. Read more »

July 16, 2015

20 comments

Letter: The diminishing wild

As an outdoor person who values what little true nature is left, I am appalled by many decisions our lawmakers make and by our few fellow citizens who choose to steal from what makes America great. Read more »

July 16, 2015

12 comments

Letter: One legitimate flag

It’s unbelievable to me that there are those arguing that the Confederate flag represents nothing more than states’ rights. Don’t whitewash history. Read more »

July 16, 2015

38 comments

Letter: Education by the people

It’s time for parents to wake up and consider removing their children from the government-controlled school system. It is up to "We the People" to take back the control of education of our children. Read more »

July 15, 2015

34 comments

Letter: Behind the Greek tragedy

Were it not for the plight of the average Greeks who will suffer untold hardship over the coming years to follow, we might view this as any other international drama — but it is not. Read more »

July 15, 2015

7 comments

Letter: Make voting a challenge

The more challenging it is to vote, the greater the likelihood that only informed voters who truly care will make it to the polls. And that's better for everyone. Read more »

July 14, 2015

48 comments

Letter: Prison water supply

It would be a terrible waste of taxpayer money to build a new prison in the desert and then have to abandon it because the overpumped groundwater aquifer dried up. Read more »

July 14, 2015

10 comments

Letter: Focused on differences

When will we learn to respect our fellow brothers and sisters, and look beyond the labels to the basic goodness of every human soul? Why can’t we seem to embrace everything we have in common, rather than focusing on our... Read more »

July 13, 2015

44 comments

Letter: Let the people decide

It’s good to hear Gov. Herbert say, in essence, let the people decide. I wonder why he doesn’t let the people decide on the prison relocation? Read more »

July 13, 2015

12 comments

Letter: What are they waiting for?

It has recently been announced that decisions on Medicaid expansion will not be made until January. I ask these elected representatives of the people and the economy to finish their job now — call a special session and expand... Read more »

July 13, 2015

20 comments

Letter: Unfair representation

Legislators should understand why they were elected: to represent their constituents. Read more »

July 12, 2015

6 comments

Letter: Learn from hard news

I hope that young people can learn from emotionally challenging stories in the news without feeling the need to try things themselves. Read more »

July 12, 2015

3 comments

Letter: Can’t change history

Destroying or removing from public view our historical artifacts does not change history, no matter how offensive that history might be today. Read more »

July 11, 2015

40 comments

Letter: Dead broke?

Like others, I distinctly remember Hillary Clinton saying at a news conference that “we were dead broke when leaving the White House.” It would be nice to be that dead broke. Read more »

July 11, 2015

18 comments

Letter: Extremist culture

We shouldn’t cave in to falsehoods; we need to stop extremists from ruining our culture and standards. Read more »

July 11, 2015

48 comments

Letter: Revenge sentence?

Megan Grunwald’s prison sentence appears to be more about revenge and retribution than justice. Read more »

July 10, 2015

20 comments

Letter: Vote-by-mail downsides

A recent article (“14 of 16 Salt Lake County cities choose vote-by-mail for 2015 elections,” July 6) presented vote-by-mail as a process that will lift voter participation. There are, however, a couple of downsides to... Read more »

July 10, 2015

18 comments

Letter: Root of evil

Reading the My View by Lauren Howells (“Campaign finance system is broken,” July 7) fills me with despair. I hoped to find information and insight; I got innuendo, guilt by association and wild accusations entirely free... Read more »

July 9, 2015

37 comments

Letter: Limit the death penalty

The solution to the cost problem of the death penalty is simple and straightforward: Limit the number of appeals to three and the time to completion also to only three years. This is enough time to uncover new evidence, if it exists. Read more »

July 9, 2015

16 comments

Letter: No one above the law

Phil Lyman was acting as a private citizen when he chose to break the law. As such, he shouldn't receive Gov. Herbert's funds for his own defense. Read more »

July 8, 2015

14 comments

Letter: Land of opportunities

There are far more of us who love America than the few who are so vocally anti-American. We seem afraid to express our devotion to a country that has given us so many opportunities. Read more »

July 8, 2015

25 comments

Letter: Plea for money

Mail, phone or email surveys that end in a plea for money donations are serious problems if the donor doesn't know the end goal for the donation. Read more »

July 8, 2015

6 comments

Letter: Exercising liberty

I am sorry the space between our government and the people’s free exercise of liberty has narrowed. We must all speak up and gain back all the space intended in our Constitution.

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July 8, 2015

25 comments

Letter: Affected historic property

Much has been ignored by the Prison Relocation Commission in relation to Fairfield’s Civil War history and historic encampment. The prison would adversely affect and substantially impact the important historic property. Read more »

July 7, 2015

5 comments

Letter: Energy plans for all

Harry Alford of the Black Chamber of Commerce noted that in trying to address global warming by regulatory fiat, EPA’s Clean Power Plan will harm minorities and the poor. Read more »

July 7, 2015

10 comments

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