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Raising the rent

The city of Orem's proposals for funding city services are driving residents away. Read more »

Dec. 9, 2015

3 comments

Gun laws won't help

Whether we pass gun laws or not, criminals will have guns and only those who obey the law will be punished and put in harms way. Read more »

Dec. 8, 2015

62 comments

Agree with Chapman

George Chapman got it right when he wrote that the homeless need a place where they can go inside and get off the sidewalks, especially when it is cold outside. Read more »

Dec. 8, 2015

10 comments

Letter: Stolen Nazi art

The art that the Nazis stole throughout Europe may need a statute of limitations placed on it because in many cases there is no way to prove who the art was really stolen from. Read more »

Dec. 7, 2015

8 comments

Letter: Control spending

The best way to reduce the federal debt is to control spending. Read more »

Dec. 6, 2015

24 comments

Dixie State investments

Dixie State University has invested money in the campus buildings, but it's time it invested in the classrooms by offering more classes and degrees. Read more »

Dec. 6, 2015

0 comments

We need common sense

The increase of single moms falling below the poverty line is a problem that cannot be solved with legislation but will only be fixed when people begin to have common sense and morals. Read more »

Dec. 6, 2015

18 comments

Not so fast

GOP chair James Evans proudly boasts that Utah is the "best-managed state." But Utah has problems that need to be dealt with, so that label may not be something to brag about. Read more »

Dec. 5, 2015

22 comments

Congress should act

Congress should permanently extend the Earned Income Tax Credit and the Child Tax Credit to benefit families. Read more »

Dec. 4, 2015

20 comments

Seeking president with integrity

Donald Trump seems to react instead of come to conclusions thoughtfully, and it would be nice to have a president with integrity and a vision. Read more »

Dec. 3, 2015

49 comments

No property tax increase

Salt Lake County residents should tell council members not to increase property taxes. Read more »

Dec. 3, 2015

9 comments

Bullying not Democratic

We already have a bully in the White House, we don't need another in the person of Donald Trump. Read more »

Dec. 3, 2015

23 comments

No free education

Providing free education to all college students will create an entitlement state that would be negative for America. Read more »

Dec. 1, 2015

41 comments

Damaging federal debt

Government does offer important services, but it is important that politicians rein in the federal spending. Read more »

Dec. 1, 2015

21 comments

Donald Trump bully

Donald Trump is acting like a bully, and he should adhere to the old adage, "If you can't say something nice, don't say anything at all." Read more »

Dec. 1, 2015

36 comments

Good Samaritan

In his Nov. 23 letter, Floyd Jensen cites the good Samaritan story as the reason we should take Syrian refugees into our country. He failed to point out that the good Samaritan didn't take the man into his own home. He paid to... Read more »

Nov. 29, 2015

24 comments

Inversion concerns

I was always known to have a great immune system. However, after moving to Utah, I seem to be sick all the time. Thanks to the mountains that surround us, pollutants are trapped in the valley by inversions, causing the air quality to... Read more »

Nov. 29, 2015

20 comments

Letters: UTA issues could be fixed if it belonged to private businesses

The real problem with UTA is that it's exempt from the law of supply and demand because it is run by the government. Read more »

Nov. 27, 2015

10 comments

Letters: Children's vaccines

Doctor offices pay for much of a child's vaccines because they know it saves lives. Read more »

Nov. 27, 2015

6 comments

Letter: Compassion for refugees

America should err on the side of compassion. Read more »

Nov. 26, 2015

21 comments

Letters: Make it happen

We should do what we can to get the Reach Every Mother and Child Act passed. Read more »

Nov. 26, 2015

0 comments

Creating stability

The Reach Every Mother and Child Act of 2015 could help in this fight against poverty, against hopelessness and against terrorism. Read more »

Nov. 25, 2015

1 comment

Students know about tough

We are living in an era where the cost of college is so high that we are having a student debt crisis from all the former students unable to pay off their student loans, while students in other countries get their equally qualified... Read more »

Nov. 25, 2015

16 comments

Act with love, not fear

I am concerned about our attitude toward Syrian refugees. Are we reacting exactly how the Islamic State planned it, by further punishing the same people they have terrorized? Read more »

Nov. 24, 2015

65 comments

Board member resignation

“Will I have to resign if the public finds out I did this?” Maybe that’s a question every public or quasi-public official should ask themselves before they do whatever it is they are about to do. Read more »

Nov. 24, 2015

3 comments

Letter: The truly needy

In Utah we have about 300,000 or 10 percent of the population on food stamps. Dare I say some people do not seem to need food stamps that bad. Read more »

Nov. 23, 2015

43 comments

Letter: I teach

I am greeted daily with 27 handshakes and am surrounded by smiles. Giggles and chitchat stifle the silence. I am constantly learning. I am a teacher. Read more »

Nov. 23, 2015

19 comments

Letter: Today’s young people

It seems that many college students nationwide are calling for free tuition. Some of them are even from the University of Utah. What next, breakfast in bed? I remember years ago in England I was a 25-year-old ecclesiastical... Read more »

Nov. 22, 2015

19 comments

Letter: Of gnats and camels

We strain at a gnat in going after Syrian refugees, but we swallow a camel in continuing to make huge profits from our dealings with the Saudis, who are allegedly the foremost sponsors of terror in the world. Where, I ask you, are... Read more »

Nov. 22, 2015

4 comments

Letter: Cautious screening

Democrats, including President Obama, accuse Republicans of lacking compassion if we are not willing to immediately admit 10,000 Syrian immigrants into the country, yet President Obama refuses to show the details of how refugees are... Read more »

Nov. 22, 2015

27 comments

Letter: Local compromise

I was delighted to learn in a recent article that Gov. Gary Herbert would “consider backing a new national monument in the state if (it) would lead to … compromise on public lands” (“Gov. Herbert would back new... Read more »

Nov. 22, 2015

1 comment

Letter: Beating the light

Two more innocent young lives were lost in the past week or so due to drivers trying to beat the yellow light. We see this all the time, but fortunately most drivers watch before entering the intersection, even when their light... Read more »

Nov. 22, 2015

3 comments

Letter: Who can win and govern?

Heaven help us if Republican voters truly view Donald Trump as the most electable. We’re in more trouble than I realized. Sure, his bombastic style and populist rhetoric have made him an interesting candidate — for... Read more »

Nov. 22, 2015

13 comments

National obligation

A national debate rages concerned the direction we will take in regards to Syrian refugees. I offer three reasons the U.S. has a moral obligation to open wide our borders to "the least of these." Read more »

Nov. 21, 2015

9 comments

Background checks

Most firearms homicides are committed either with legally acquired firearms, stolen guns or guns acquired illegally that would never involve background checks no matter what the law. The argument for background checks seems weak at... Read more »

Nov. 21, 2015

24 comments

Utah — a refugee state

I plead with Gov. Herbert to not make ours a state that would refuse refugees, when ours is a state created by refugees no one would take in. Read more »

Nov. 20, 2015

28 comments

The Constitution is clear

The Constitution is absolutely clear: "Government" cannot promote a specific religion, but "individuals" have the right to express any religious belief. Read more »

Nov. 20, 2015

40 comments

Absurd gun ideas

Nationally 90 percent of Americans (including 94 percent of NRA members) want criminal background checks for all gun sales. A 2014 BYU poll shows the number to be 82 percent in Utah. Read more »

Nov. 19, 2015

50 comments

Keep marijuana illegal

Marijuana is a harmful substance for all ages. Keeping marijuana illegal will decrease its presence in our communities. Marijuana is the most common charge among arrests. Read more »

Nov. 19, 2015

29 comments

Duty toward refugees

I’d like to commend our president for making an effort to act as a global citizen, following the lead of countries such as Germany and Turkey. Refugees are not terrorists; they are those most affected by terror. Read more »

Nov. 18, 2015

41 comments

Reason for the season

You can't take Christ out of Christmas without doing away with "the reason for the season." The time is past due for the political-correctness crowd to be pushed back. Read more »

Nov. 18, 2015

21 comments

No college free ride

Someone has to pay for tuition. A college education is not free. Read more »

Nov. 17, 2015

42 comments

Personal accountability

How you teach personal accountability in this age of the Clintonian buck passing all the way to society and government is the real challenge we face. Read more »

Nov. 17, 2015

17 comments

Hire a vet

Barack Obama recently said that “if you want to get the job done, hire a vet.” Read more »

Nov. 17, 2015

22 comments

Letter: County employees’ value

Why must the futures of 3,000 county employees be compromised when we are the ones who provide numerous services for over 1 million county residents? It’s time for the mayor to value his employees more. Read more »

Nov. 16, 2015

5 comments

Letter: Serious about air

If we are truly serious about cleaning our air, then we need to implement policies that reflect that. Read more »

Nov. 15, 2015

24 comments

Letter: Failed foreign policy

The war during President George W. Bush's administration is just one reason we can't change back to the failed foreign-policy decisions of the Republican Party. Read more »

Nov. 15, 2015

51 comments

Letters: Electronic High School

I am very disappointed to hear that the Utah State Board of Education has recommended against funding Electronic High School for next year. I strongly urge the Legislature to continue funding this. Read more »

Nov. 15, 2015

4 comments

Letter: Cattle ranch land

A travesty of unimaginable consequences is about to happen right next to the Salt Lake City Airport, 15 minutes from downtown Salt Lake City. Read more »

Nov. 15, 2015

9 comments

Letter: The ‘Independent’ choice

Many in Utah argue that a person registered as an Independent should somehow have the right to pick who the Republican or Democrat Party candidates are. This doesn't make any sense. Read more »

Nov. 15, 2015

10 comments

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