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Letter: Hats off to mothers

In Lois Collins' recent column ("She's still not getting paid for it," May 6), she talks about mothers' value going up. At this time of year, advertisers are trying to get our business by telling us to remember... Read more »

May 10, 2015

2 comments

Letter: Red rock land for sale

I find it ironic that the state of Utah is running a series of ads here in Las Vegas touting the beauty of the five red rock national parks in Utah, while at the same time Utah legislators are doing their best to transfer the... Read more »

May 10, 2015

14 comments

Letter: Who has accountability?

Starting next year, teachers are not allowed to use the SAGE test as part of a student’s grade. I have students now telling me that next year they will just "guess" on the test because it doesn't affect them in any... Read more »

May 10, 2015

4 comments

Letter: Scheduled watering

The current drought affects us all. I believe one possible solution would be to have even-numbered houses only water on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, and have odd-numbered houses only water on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.... Read more »

May 9, 2015

3 comments

Letter: Break from the flock

Finally we have a ray of light and reason shining forth from a member of the Utah Legislature. This legislator has chosen to think, analyze and realize that there are more important places to spend taxpayers’ money than moving... Read more »

May 9, 2015

7 comments

Letter: Dodge the manholes

Many thanks to the government agencies and/or contractors who leave the manhole covers two or more inches below the level of our roads and streets in Davis and Salt Lake counties. The depressed covers keep me alert and on my toes,... Read more »

May 9, 2015

4 comments

Letter: Emergency water

Creativity and innovation may help solve our water problems in several areas. The most important thing people need in case of a disaster is water. What if, in every home, there were a container that always stores a minimum amount... Read more »

May 9, 2015

1 comment

Letter: Civil union license

Solving the current marriage issue could be so easy. Why do states issue marriage licenses? Money? Control? Record keeping? So two solutions come to mind: (1) Stop issuing marriage licenses altogether. States should get out of the... Read more »

May 8, 2015

89 comments

Letter: Sanders for president

A socialist for president seems almost too good to be true. Unfortunately, it is when it comes to Bernie Sanders' campaign for the White House. However, even for a candidacy that likely won't succeed, Sanders may be able to... Read more »

May 8, 2015

43 comments

Letter: Open doors to Congress

Public mistrust in Congress is rooted in the belief that most of the major decisions are made behind closed doors. One of the worst examples of this is the Senate’s practice of keeping its decisions secret about how to allocate... Read more »

May 8, 2015

17 comments

Letter: Leave prison where it is

As the prison relocation decisions gets closer, legislators need to vote to keep the prison where it is. The original planners were wise enough to put the prison in a place that is easily accessible for most people needing to go to... Read more »

May 7, 2015

24 comments

Letter: Womankind represented?

Americans are always ready to explore new frontiers. Hillary Clinton aspires to represent womanhood as the first female president. My unfortunate analysis is that Hillary Clinton will be a poor choice to represent women. One only has... Read more »

May 7, 2015

30 comments

Letter: Social judges?

Most of this week’s questions at the Supreme Court seem to suggest that they are considering the social aspects of their ruling. I do appreciate such concern, but didn't they get picked to judge the law, specifically the... Read more »

May 6, 2015

40 comments

Letter: Economic development

The proposed highway traversing Utah Lake wouldn’t be a “bridge to nowhere” if the Utah State Prison were relocated south of Saratoga Springs. Long-range transportation proposals like the Utah Lake crossing are... Read more »

May 6, 2015

10 comments

Letter: No cash deposits

Did you know that some banks will no longer accept cash deposits to an active bank account from anyone other than the owner of that account? Therefore, if you wish to give a cash gift to a child or grandchild who lives a distance... Read more »

May 5, 2015

25 comments

Letter: Provide health care

My hope is that the Utah Legislature will put aside its political posturing to aggressively seek out all available federal Medicaid funding. News stories have shown Utah being near the pinnacle of economically robust states. With... Read more »

May 5, 2015

25 comments

Letter: Change the future

All we need to do is tax fossil fuels more each year and return all of the tax money to every American, equally, every month, so they can switch to cheaper clean energy and make a profit. Read more »

May 4, 2015

19 comments

Letter: Executing risks

As long as the death penalty remains a feature of our law, we risk executing innocent people. Read more »

May 4, 2015

13 comments

Letter: Voice for mothers

The most powerful gift you can give this Mother’s Day is so simple, yet so critical. Lend your voice to the vulnerable mothers around the world who are still losing 6.3 million children a year: Advocate for stronger... Read more »

May 3, 2015

2 comments

Letter: No humane way to kill

I am a Democrat social-work student from California. For as long as I can remember, I believed in the death penalty, despite all the mounting evidence that the justice system is deeply flawed. Still, I had reservations because I... Read more »

May 3, 2015

33 comments

Letter: Consider the facts

In response to Ted Frandsen's letter ("Can Iran be trusted?" April 27), the issue is not trust, but instead is based upon the political hotbed that is the Middle East. The repercussions of the U.S. forcing Iran to reach... Read more »

May 3, 2015

7 comments

Letter: Tarnished town

I have a hard time understanding why the Prison Relocation Commission would even consider placing the state prison next to the historic Camp Floyd State Park in Fairfield. Johnston’s army invaded and occupied Fairfield in... Read more »

May 3, 2015

4 comments

Letter: Avoid a dust bowl

As we enter a predicted extended dry spell, we have become concerned about what to do about it. We live in an arid region of the country. Weather has its cycles. We have had dry years before and we have had floods. I would suggest... Read more »

May 2, 2015

8 comments

Letter: Proud in word and deed

I have wanted to make a statement about respect for America for some time now, and Madison Hill’s letter (“Pledge for respect,” April 22) kicked me into gear. We say we are proud to be Americans, but are we? We... Read more »

May 2, 2015

5 comments

Letter: No west-side golf

It appears that Ralph Becker & Co. want to close every golf course west of State Street. Can you imagine the uproar if these were east-side golf courses on the chopping block? This nonsense about golf courses being in some kind... Read more »

May 1, 2015

9 comments

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