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Letter: Disabled community

We have countless friends and neighbors with limitations that make employment difficult or impossible left in the coverage gap with no access to physical or psychological treatments that could potentially allow them to return to work. Read more »

June 18, 2015

6 comments

Letter: Wal-Mart on the rise

The truth of the matter is that Wal-Mart is making strides in paying their employees better and making their work schedules better. Prediction time: Wal-Mart gets more customers than ever within the next 12 months. Read more »

June 18, 2015

28 comments

Letter: Too much debt

Utah students borrow, on average, almost $22,500 over the course of obtaining an undergraduate degree. That is too much for students to bother with. Read more »

June 17, 2015

30 comments

Letter: Displaced Americans

Passing title II of HR1314 would be devastating to American workers and would damage our economy. Read more »

June 17, 2015

1 comment

Letter: Salt Lake City first

Sadly, like the stench that follows most politicians around election time, Mayor Ralph Becker joined the ranks of disparate politicians trying to save his job at the expense of those who entrusted him with their vote. Read more »

June 17, 2015

2 comments

Letter: Editing needed

A recent story reporting the forced resignation of Chief Chris Burbank includes some information that would have been better if it had received closer editing. Read more »

June 16, 2015

8 comments

Letter: Do more with less

While Utah should never expect to be any better than the lowest per-pupil spender in the nation for public education, more of what Utah spends for public education goes directly into the classroom than the national average. Read more »

June 16, 2015

23 comments

Letter: Focus on harassment

I worry that so much of the controversy over Chief Chris Burbank resigning and Mayor Ralph Becker’s future in politics are overshadowing the core of this issue: sexual harassment. Read more »

June 16, 2015

1 comment

Letter: Bible knowledge

An article I read on Sunday (“Does your child know the Bible well enough,” June 14) demonstrates the idea of using competition to achieve something of value. That competition? The National Bible Bee. Read more »

June 16, 2015

6 comments

Letter: Free of work

I’m all for helping out other people, but there needs to be some accountability at every new generation level; otherwise, I worry our great-grandchildren will think that the world is theirs, free of charge and free of work. Read more »

June 15, 2015

25 comments

Letter: Finnish school system

Utah and the U.S. should look into adopting a school system like what currently operates in Finland. Read more »

June 15, 2015

18 comments

Letter: Blockbuster dud

Do we even have taste in real movies anymore? Or maybe it has gone the way the rest of our morals have: down the drain. Read more »

June 15, 2015

34 comments

Letter: Airport land

The land around an airport should have a value like none other, but doesn't. Instead, we place such things as industrial parks next to them. Would that Salt Lake did it differently. Would that Salt Lake saw the land as an... Read more »

June 14, 2015

9 comments

Letter: Societal morality

By definition, the "ideologue's" contracted perspective ignores or contradicts the broader considerations of reality. Blindly self-enamored of a sense of theoretical goodness, the afflicted ideologue would then impose... Read more »

June 14, 2015

9 comments

Letter: Energy decisions

Utahns have always held economy in high revere. We have always known that productive economy is a product of efficiency, so why should the manner in which we build our homes and offices be any different? When a government agency has... Read more »

June 14, 2015

4 comments

Letter: Great place to live

I have enjoyed reading the opinion pieces on the Deseret News website written by Natalie Gochnour and her travels with Gov. Gary Herbert throughout western Europe. It sounds like things are going well in their effort to help increase... Read more »

June 14, 2015

10 comments

Letter: Satire keeps us sane

In past years, I enjoyed reading and listening to Mark Russell, who sang, wrote and played the piano, all the while doing satire on the events of the day. Now we have Jay Evensen, whose Monday column, "On Second Thought,"... Read more »

June 14, 2015

5 comments

Letter: World Refugee Day

Every year on June 20, the United Nations marks World Refugee Day. This day represents a global call for action, promoting engagement in local and governmental levels to raise awareness of refugee plight. Read more »

June 13, 2015

2 comments

Letter: ‘All about me’ equation

I applaud anyone willing to have children and take themselves out of the “all about me” equation. Read more »

June 13, 2015

21 comments

Letter: Updating energy codes

Updating energy codes to save Utahns money and keep our air clean is a simple and long-term solution — one that we should put into action as quickly as possible. Read more »

June 12, 2015

6 comments

Letter: Sugar House prison

Sugar House Park is the best site for a new, modern prison. It is already municipally owned, so the land is free. There is plenty of space for office-building-style facilities, common to the I-215 corridor. Read more »

June 12, 2015

10 comments

Letter: New prison idea

To help keep the inmates of the state prison productive, we should move the prison near the airport and give the inmates plenty of land and training to raise their own food. Some of that food could also go to help the homeless. Read more »

June 11, 2015

21 comments

Letter: Abusing the tax code

I don't question the need to make our tax code simpler and fairer, but the process should not be used as a political tool. Reform should support a robust energy industry and responsible development of this country's vast resources to... Read more »

June 11, 2015

8 comments

Letter: Money in charge

I hope our leaders will side with allowing Utah workers access to health care, and with it the freedom to choose where they work, over the “needs” of out-of-state billionaires. Read more »

June 11, 2015

13 comments

Letter: Common-sense law

In our high-tech world, is there any room for common sense? So many things about modern society seem to contradict themselves, such as requiring drivers to stay focused on the road, but distracting them with huge billboards. Read more »

June 10, 2015

6 comments

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