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Letter: Top tax bracket

Roger Terry wrote that top earners should be taxed at a higher rate than they currently do ("Serious about tax rates," March 15). He mentioned that in 1945, the top tax rate was 94 percent and has reduced to 35 percent... Read more »

March 29, 2015

40 comments

Letter: Held to same standard

In a recent article by ABC News ("Obama: Dim hope for end to Israeli-Palestinian conflict," March 25), the ongoing feud between the Obama administration and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was highlighted. In the final... Read more »

March 29, 2015

7 comments

Letter: Misplaced funds

Old age does things to you and for you. The Legislature usually does things to you. Little noticed is the $1.5 million for athletic recruitments at Utah State University. I am very upset over this and spoke to three physicians who... Read more »

March 29, 2015

4 comments

Letter: Never-ending loop

After taking my grandkids to see “Cinderella” this week, I have to wonder whether there are any original stories or movie ideas left, or if we’re all doomed to see the same movies get rebooted and remade every 25... Read more »

March 28, 2015

7 comments

Letter: No pay for student-athletes

The NCAA Tournament is so exciting because of the games being played on and off the court. The ones on the court are unpredictable, but so is the one being played by NCAA overseers off the court. I’m talking about the game of... Read more »

March 28, 2015

8 comments

Letter: Guide to the EPA

Here is the key to understanding the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). It's simple: Whatever is not prohibited requires permission. Whatever requires permission will not be approved. Whatever is not approved is prohibited.... Read more »

March 28, 2015

12 comments

Letter: Conservative courage

What on earth is so extreme about being a principled, constitutional conservative? Ted Cruz is truly a breath of fresh air in a very polluted and toxic political environment. He actually has the courage and the political will to... Read more »

March 27, 2015

53 comments

Letter: Corrupted by money

Charles and David Koch, who own Koch Industries, an oil and gas business, have indicated that they will spend $400 million in the upcoming election promoting conservative candidates and negative ads against nonconservative... Read more »

March 27, 2015

40 comments

Letter: Mandatory voting

President Obama is suggesting that we consider mandatory voting. I’m all in favor, as long as everyone has to successfully complete a common-sense evaluation first. Ike May West Jordan Read more »

March 27, 2015

22 comments

Letter: Real cost of expansion

Thanks to Rosemarie Checketts for her timely letter on prison relocation ("Relocate the investors," March 23). I would also add to the discussion the issue of more development in the area. A problem with expansion is... Read more »

March 26, 2015

8 comments

Letter: Move out of last place

In Sunday’s column by Frank Pignanelli and LaVarr Webb (“Intrigue still percolating,” March 22), the writers made this comment: the “Legislature had enough courage and common sense to raise property taxes a... Read more »

March 25, 2015

33 comments

Letter: America needs change

It’s pretty depressing to wake up almost every morning to read of another agenda item that President Obama is pursuing that makes a mockery of our hallowed past of free and constitutional government. Americans should have known... Read more »

March 25, 2015

63 comments

Letter: Stay focused on the road

My grandson and I escaped serious injury when a distracted driver hit us recently. I always try to make eye contact with drivers when I'm walking through a crosswalk, but this driver’s eyes were down and she was coming at... Read more »

March 25, 2015

7 comments

Opinion: Energy from trash

One creative way to reduce litter on our highways is to pay people to bring it in to be used as energy. The more we pay people for trash, the more we will see litter disappear from our roadways. It would also prevent people from... Read more »

March 24, 2015

5 comments

Letter: Winter ban

People of Utah, have you taken note of the air quality we have been experiencing for the past several months? Blue skies and clean air. It looks like the solution to the dirty winter air problem has been lurking under our noses the... Read more »

March 24, 2015

14 comments

Letter: Relocate the investors

What is the matter with the Prison Relocation Commission? Don't they get it? No one wants the prison to move except for the "investors," who want the taxpayers to pay for the relocation. Read more »

March 23, 2015

19 comments

Letter: Policy comparisons

I have frequently seen it written here that Democrats have adopted more liberal economic policies than they had in prior years. I do not believe this to be true; in fact, I think they have become much more conservative. Read more »

March 23, 2015

46 comments

Letter: Bucket lists

I’m only 19, so hopefully I have plenty of life left to live. That being said, people find it strange that I have already started a lengthy bucket list. Most people don’t actually take the time to write down a list of... Read more »

March 22, 2015

3 comments

Letter: Questionable message

On March 17, Granger High hosted a guest speaker. This speaker had a good message of resiliency and overcoming problems in the past. However, his good message was mostly lost as he encouraged anti-American/education ideas. He said... Read more »

March 22, 2015

9 comments

Letter: Yes to Healthy Utah

In 2015, 11,050 Utahns will be diagnosed with cancer. Many of them will be our loved ones, our co-workers or our neighbors and friends. Some of them will not have access to health care coverage because their only coverage options are... Read more »

March 22, 2015

14 comments

Letter: Failed air bill

Sen. Luz Escamilla's SB208 would have raised the penalties on violators of our current clean air laws — penalties which haven't been adjusted in 34 years — and brought them up to levels more closely matching... Read more »

March 22, 2015

5 comments

Letter: Visual pollution

The Utah State Drivers Handbook states that all drivers are not allowed to park within 30 feet of any stop sign, yield sign, traffic control signal or intersections for pedestrian crossing. Why then is it necessary to have the visual... Read more »

March 22, 2015

4 comments

Letter: Who is gaining what?

Now that the Legislature has finished, perhaps it is time to look at who is gaining what? The Senate voted for Healthy Utah. The House leadership opposed it, due to the fact that the head of the body owns an insurance company that... Read more »

March 21, 2015

16 comments

Letter: Education waivers

I recently read about the state school board asking for a waiver from No Child Left Behind. No one likes NCLB, and many states petition for waivers. Since these waivers are so popular, and since Americans have voted in favor of... Read more »

March 21, 2015

9 comments

Letter: UTA salaries

I think most of us will be pretty disgusted to be reminded that the highest executive at UTA earns — with benefits, bonuses and vacation pay — over $350,000 annually. This is more than the governor of the state. UTA is... Read more »

March 21, 2015

13 comments

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