Letters

Letter: Teaching about food

It is entirely possible that children learn to eat the foods they do not like. An understanding of proper nutrition is so lacking in our nation. We need all the help we can get to improve our nutrition. Read more »

July 9, 2014

5 comments

Letter: Core teaching

Current policies often focus on the dynamics of reading and math, but if children view these subjects only as rote duties, it is unlikely that they will develop a love of reading or a desire to expand their horizons. Read more »

July 9, 2014

19 comments

Letter: American pride

I recently returned from four months in the Southern Hemisphere. In more than 50 years of travel and 107 countries, I've yet to find anything that even comes close to the bountiful life we enjoy as Americans. Read more »

July 8, 2014

35 comments

Letter: Soccer stars

We need to count ourselves fortunate. Kyle Beckerman has never received the accolades and respect he deserves, but he showed his skill on the world's biggest stage against some of the best soccer nations in the World Cup. Read more »

July 8, 2014

0 comments

Letter: Extreme weather

It's lazy to blame global warming for extreme weather events. Madhav L. Khandekar reported in "The Global Warming-Extreme Weather Link" that extreme weather events are part of earth's history. First, we are... Read more »

July 7, 2014

69 comments

Letter: School lunch

One thing that almost every student complains about with school is the food. Sour milk and crunchy fries sure won’t help students receive the energy they need to function through the day. Even the new policy where students have... Read more »

July 7, 2014

4 comments

Letter: Hobby Lobby

The ruling in favor of Hobby Lobby is not a victory for religious freedom, it's a victory for intolerance. We are guaranteed the freedom of religion by one of the most brilliantly written and important documents in history:... Read more »

July 6, 2014

44 comments

Letter: Medicaid concerns

One of the variables when talking about Medicaid expansion that deserves attention is the process of how Medicaid patients receive treatment for mental illness. As of January 2013, non-traditional Medicaid recipients in Weber, Davis,... Read more »

July 6, 2014

1 comment

Letter: Future climate

Like many folks in Utah, I am very concerned about the air we breathe and the condition of the environment that we leave for our children and grandchildren. The future well-being of this magnificent state will depend on those who... Read more »

July 6, 2014

7 comments

Letter: Casual dress

I have waited for a long time to read a column highlighting the sloppiness and slovenliness that describes the “everyday (and holiday) dress” of most of American society today. Bravo to Doug Robinson (“Have... Read more »

July 6, 2014

6 comments

Letter: Protect Canyonlands

An industrial zone view shed, noise and air pollution and the potential to come across oil spill damage if you wander too far off the beaten path are not tourist friendly. Driving to Canyonlands National Park is problematic. New... Read more »

July 5, 2014

6 comments

Letter: Daylight savings time

It would be tragic for our children to always be on daylight savings time. They already start school too early. Read more »

July 5, 2014

9 comments

Letter: Lacrosse as sport

I currently play lacrosse for West Jordan High School. Lacrosse is not considered a school-sanctioned sport, so we had to create a club. This causes the players to have to pay a lot more money. Also, we cannot use the high school... Read more »

July 5, 2014

3 comments

Letter: Education importance

I have been supporting Utah’s public education system since I went to the little red schoolhouse in Clearfield over 80 years ago. We have raised four children and 16 grandchildren in public schools with great success. I feel... Read more »

July 5, 2014

2 comments

Letter: Illness independence

Unfortunately, thousands of people in the United States are still fighting for their independence. They are fighting to stay alive long enough to become independent of dialysis, mechanical heart pumps and organ disease through... Read more »

July 3, 2014

1 comment

Letter: Border control

We do not need the president to act on his own, but to enforce current law to stop this flood, and stop talking about amnesty until some control of the border is achieved. Read more »

July 2, 2014

47 comments

Letter: Prison relocation

The desire of a small town or county to host a prison facility is more important than some of today's relocation criteria; a small community wanting the jobs will work hard to pull a prison facility together. Read more »

July 2, 2014

16 comments

Letter: Police decisions

As a mother of a retired police office, I too am sorry about the death of a precious family pet. But as such, I believe priorities that put animals above human life are misguided. Read more »

July 1, 2014

26 comments

Letter: Be aware of climate

The debate is over and the verdict is in. Global warming is happening and humans are the primary cause. Read more »

July 1, 2014

67 comments

Letter: Restricted areas

I have lived in Utah all my life and my family and I have ridden dirt bikes for many years in our wonderful state. Our family has seen the beautiful places of our state and have enjoyed our experiences with nature very much. Read more »

July 1, 2014

10 comments

Letter: Window tinting

I have noticed a dangerous trend lately: more car owners are personalizing their rides by adding deep tint to the driver's-side and passenger's-side windows in violation of the law. As the trend toward illegal use of... Read more »

June 30, 2014

10 comments

Letter: Raising wages

With the approval of the minimum wage being set to $15 an hour, the tourist trade will suffer because visitors will not want to pay high amounts for food and other resources. That is a drawback caused by inflation. May this be... Read more »

June 30, 2014

44 comments

Letter: Immigration definition

Immigration reform is somewhat misleading because it doesn’t define what the term means. To some it means amnesty.” To some it means re-doing the statutes and laws. To others it means doing away with all immigration... Read more »

June 30, 2014

4 comments

Letter: UTA insufficient

There is so much to love here in Salt Lake City. The outpour of support those of us with disabilities receive is truly a daily blessing. But closer to home, Salt Lake City has become a solitary and alienating experience. There is a... Read more »

June 29, 2014

3 comments

Letter: Women's role

The women who are demonstrating near the LDS Church Office buildings in Salt Lake City because they want to be eligible to hold the Priesthood should understand that there are good reasons why they are denied that privilege. Women... Read more »

June 29, 2014

35 comments

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