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Letter: What this issue is really about

That is what this issue is really about, helping our fellow human beings. It's about people.

Letter: Responsibility in football

As a mother and former schoolteacher, I want to commend Kaelin Clay for the forthright way in which he took responsibility for his mistake in the Utah-Oregon football game on Saturday. Read more »

Nov. 11, 2014

6 comments

Letter: National NP Week

Please join me in wishing the more than 192,000 nurse practitioners (NPs) serving nationally and the more than 1200 NPs serving the people of Utah a very happy National Nurse Practitioner Week (Nov. 9-15). Read more »

Nov. 11, 2014

0 comments

Letter: Medieval voting practice

If you are a down-ballot local legislator, then one of four votes is taken away from you before you even get considered. That means you have to convince two of the remaining three votes left in order to pull even. Read more »

Nov. 11, 2014

33 comments

Letter: Close gender gap

Long have women been crying for the demand of gender equality. Never has this need been greater than it is today. The cost of living is greater than the average income, which means most households resort to dual incomes in order to... Read more »

Nov. 10, 2014

22 comments

Letter: Spectators should sing

I agree with Frank Overfelt's recent letter and his comments about the U.S. flag and national anthem etiquette. I suggest going one step further and inviting the spectators to sing. Good accompaniment and the words on the... Read more »

Nov. 10, 2014

13 comments

Letter: Mitt Romney books

I am 91 and legally blind. I must use an inch-wide magnifying glass to read, but that doesn't stop me from reading. I am currently reading three books about Mitt Romney, and I wish I could read a fourth written by Mr. Romney... Read more »

Nov. 10, 2014

31 comments

Letter: Profits in BYU athletics

Going to a BYU football game as a student is like signing up for a three-hour mosh pit, where you constantly have to fight off other people from slowly squeezing into your spot. And what do I have to do to get a good spot? You only... Read more »

Nov. 9, 2014

5 comments

Letter: I've been Googled

Three months ago when I signed up for Google Fiber, I was pretty excited about the prospect of free Internet service for seven years. I hadn’t anticipated that Google Fiber would knock out my Comcast Cable TV. So I paid for the... Read more »

Nov. 9, 2014

4 comments

Letter: Read the fine print

The SLC Corporation partnered with HomeServe USA this year to provide homeowners with an insurance policy to cover broken water meters and water lines, which is a good program. This is an expensive repair when it happens. However,... Read more »

Nov. 9, 2014

0 comments

Letter: Don't move the prison

There has been recent discussion about building a new prison in a different location from the current one. This requires buying new land to build the new prison. The people who live where the old prison currently is knew that... Read more »

Nov. 8, 2014

14 comments

Letter: Make us proud, Mia

Congratulations, Utah voters. We have finally spun out of our cocoon. Sending Mia Love to Congress puts a big new feather in Utah’s beehive bonnet. The first black Republican woman in the House of Representatives, and Utah did... Read more »

Nov. 8, 2014

22 comments

Letter: Fees for legal choices

I have recently moved back to southern Utah, my region of origin. As I underwent the process of enrolling my elementary-aged children in school, I discovered that the only way to obtain the proper documentation stating our exemption... Read more »

Nov. 8, 2014

15 comments

Letter: Stop affirmative action

Affirmative action is halting our progress toward becoming a color-blind and unsexist society. Read more »

Nov. 7, 2014

26 comments

Letter: A left-wing bias

Had a Republican candidate or supporter made a plea for all white people to vote strictly Republican, the furor would have been instantaneous and deafening. Read more »

Nov. 7, 2014

50 comments

Letter: Clean your own mess

I don't understand why there is so much discussion about cleaning up after the woman who defaced Yosemite National Park. My mother taught me, and I taught my eight children, "If you make a mess, you clean it up." Read more »

Nov. 7, 2014

2 comments

Letter: Character in football

Football is more than just winning. It is about building character in our young men. Read more »

Nov. 6, 2014

1 comment

Letter: Parent teachers

It is the parent who can best be used as a check and balance in home-school and charter-school programs. Read more »

Nov. 6, 2014

15 comments

Letter: Common Core good for military families

In the debates about Common Core, there is one important point that needs to be included. Inconsistent educational standards and goals across state lines can affect military families negatively. Read more »

Nov. 5, 2014

16 comments

Letter: Respect the flag at sporting events

I am often times chagrined at the lack of respect shown the flag of the United States at football games and other athletic events. Read more »

Nov. 5, 2014

18 comments

Letter: Cellphone driver law

With tongue firmly planted in my cheek, I am so grateful our lawmakers passed a law that greatly reduces the use of cellphones by drivers. I can’t tell you how much safer I feel. Read more »

Nov. 5, 2014

3 comments

Letter: Support youth programs

Here in the state of Utah, we are fortunate to have a variety of services which offer assistance and shelter to youth. These clubs should be supported and deserve all of the assistance they can receive from the public. Read more »

Nov. 4, 2014

0 comments

Letter: Raise minimum wage

Last week [several states] confirmed a minimum wage raise on the ballots, and President Obama has backed a considered bill of the Democrats of raising the federal minimum wage to $10.10/hour.This would have benefits so great they... Read more »

Nov. 4, 2014

31 comments

Letter: If not coal, what else?

To respond to Mr. Fox’s recent letter about the coal rally in Carbon County, the folks there didn’t seem like “fuel industry apologists” to me. They seemed like ordinary people who were just worried that they... Read more »

Nov. 3, 2014

51 comments

Letter: Funding vaccines

The GAVI Alliance is a public-private partnership for improving access to immunization in poor countries. Millions of children lose their lives to easily preventable diseases every year. Poverty is a complex issue, but vaccinations... Read more »

Nov. 3, 2014

4 comments

Letter: Owning silver and gold

Could you imagine how you would feel if you found out the dollar in your wallet lost its value? Well, the U.S dollar is currently deflating in value. No one can predict what will happen with American currency, but keeping gold and... Read more »

Nov. 2, 2014

34 comments

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