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Letter: Dance dress code

Several TV news channels were wrong to publicize recent stories about high school girls not being admitted to their homecoming dances. The girls were turned away for wearing dresses that didn’t comply with the school dress... Read more »

Sept. 29, 2014

21 comments

Letter: Wind energy

Relative to the wind energy project involving the Delta salt caverns, one has to wonder why American taxpayers should celebrate the transfer of $8 billion of their hard-earned money into the pockets of wealthy green-energy... Read more »

Sept. 29, 2014

22 comments

Letter: Majors matter

As a college professor, those who counsel students into majors where there are no jobs frequently disappoint me. In a recent article (“Why your college major doesn’t always matter,” Sept. 23), Rutgers professor Hal... Read more »

Sept. 28, 2014

6 comments

Letter: Cautious Congress

According to recent news articles, congressional Republicans are unconvinced that Obama is taking the Islamic State (ISIS) threat seriously enough. Many think the president’s plan should include U.S. ground forces to combat the... Read more »

Sept. 28, 2014

6 comments

Letter: Health nut

“I care about what I put in my body.” These words were spoken by a man I know in his early forties. He went on to discuss why he avoids high fructose corn syrup, limits red meat, and generally stays away from all... Read more »

Sept. 28, 2014

4 comments

Letter: Dance dress code

My daughter is a junior at Bingham High and was recently turned away from the homecoming dance, although she was modestly dressed. Her top was covered and her dress skimmed the top of her knees, but because the dress exposed her... Read more »

Sept. 28, 2014

22 comments

Letter: Greatest generation

Thank you for the recent article about World War II veteran Colin Delahunty (“A World War II veteran’s story,” Sept. 20). Delahunty and his comrades of the greatest generation are more of a national treasure than... Read more »

Sept. 28, 2014

1 comment

Letter: Tax code

In a recent article about tax codes (“Mike Lee proposes fixes,” Sept. 23), Royce Van Tassell, outgoing vice president of the Utah Taxpayers Association, joined the ranks of supposed tax... Read more »

Sept. 27, 2014

11 comments

Letter: Curriculum changes

I read with interest in a recent article (“Lawmakers, business leaders back bill requiring civics test,” Sept. 17) that the Utah Legislature is considering a bill to have students pass a U.S. civics test before they... Read more »

Sept. 27, 2014

12 comments

Letter: Trashed campground

As I was hiking, I came to three camping grounds that were littered with broken bottles, whole bottles, beer cans, trash and garbage all around the fire pits. Read more »

Sept. 26, 2014

5 comments

Letter: A better Provo

The traffic situation in Provo needs to be dealt with. Read more »

Sept. 26, 2014

3 comments

Letter: Lateralist logic

Most media outlets continue to chide Bush as a go-it-alone unilateralist and laud Obama as a nuanced multilateralist. Really? It’s sad they have chosen style and politics over substance and truth. Read more »

Sept. 26, 2014

40 comments

Letter: Class act

As impressive as the win was, the most impressive thing to us was the sportsmanship of the Michigan fans. Read more »

Sept. 25, 2014

7 comments

Letter: Guns in school

What if a teacher absent-mindedly leaves a gun in an accessible place for a curious child to discover? Read more »

Sept. 25, 2014

34 comments

Letter: Government spending

I had to laugh while reading the letter written by Don Cunningham of Fruit Heights (“Buy American,” Sept. 19). Mr. Cunningham made a statement that the rich were getting away with too many tax breaks. In reality, the real... Read more »

Sept. 24, 2014

52 comments

Letter: Spoiled rotten

Are we spoiled rotten or what? I enjoyed Doug Robinson's article (“Air travel: To recline or not to recline,” Sept. 8) about air travel and whether or not you should be able to recline your seat. Are we all just a... Read more »

Sept. 24, 2014

9 comments

Letter: Parents know best

Changes in the state constitution and laws would be required, but education somehow needs to be fully controlled and managed by parents and taxpayers at the local level. Read more »

Sept. 23, 2014

24 comments

Letter: Protect public lands

Have you tried to fish one of Utah's beautiful mountain streams and found that you're not allowed on the bank or to fish the waters? Or have you gone hunting or hiking in the mountains and been denied access? Has it sunk in... Read more »

Sept. 22, 2014

14 comments

Lesson: UTA bonuses

Rep. Greg Hughes defended the practice of giving large bonuses to UTA employees by saying that it is appropriate to provide that kind of bonus when employees are doing exceptional work for the state. I couldn't agree more.... Read more »

Sept. 22, 2014

10 comments

Letter: Suicide prevention

Having lost a teenage son to suicide almost nine years ago, I applaud all efforts to prevent suicide, as well as efforts to raise awareness of suicide. I also applaud efforts to help those who are left behind after a loved one takes... Read more »

Sept. 22, 2014

3 comments

Letter: Singles solution

My husband and I have five single LDS children between the ages of 18-25. We hear a lot about singles wards: the good, the bad and the bizarre. We tell them to go anyway. Recently we gathered our children around a table and... Read more »

Sept. 22, 2014

12 comments

Letter: Forever grateful

On April 16, my house and nearly all earthly possessions burned to the ground. It has been so wonderful to experience everyone's kindness since that time. Friends, neighbors and relatives have rallied to help. A complete... Read more »

Sept. 21, 2014

1 comment

Letter: Police respect

Thirty-eight years ago I worked as an animal control officer. At that time, the ACO was viewed with the utmost venom. No one gave the dogcatcher respect, and it often resulted in turnovers in employees. Fast forward to our police... Read more »

Sept. 21, 2014

9 comments

Letter: A lesson on friendship

I thoroughly enjoyed Vai Sikahema’s most recent article about quarterback Jim McMahon and the friendship the two have shared and continue to share. It’s especially great to know that,... Read more »

Sept. 20, 2014

1 comment

Letter: Utahns deserve better

The expansion of Medicaid — by whatever name it’s called — would provide insurance to a segment of Utahns; I submit that many of them will become more productive in our economy when they have health insurance.... Read more »

Sept. 20, 2014

9 comments

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