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Letter: Opposing burning ban

I oppose the Department of Environmental Quality's seasonal wood-burning ban. It is politics at its worst. The state is targeting a small minority who use wood stoves in the hopes of scoring a visible win. Read more »

Jan. 9, 2015

15 comments

Letter: Utah saves Boehner

John Boehner was reelected as House speaker with the help of the entire Utah delegation. Boehner says he is opposed to Obama’s policy, yet he somehow lacks the capacity or a strategy for stopping him. Read more »

Jan. 9, 2015

27 comments

Letter: Preserve caucus system

The reason many Republican legislators voted for this awful compromise last spring is because the alternative (the misleadingly named Count My Vote) was even worse. Let’s preserve the caucus system — it works just fine. Read more »

Jan. 8, 2015

34 comments

Letter: U. scheduling

I don't know who is representing the U. when these schedules are worked out, but obviously they don't care about the local fans. The Huntsman Center is far from full. Is anyone at the U. paying attention? Read more »

Jan. 8, 2015

5 comments

Letter: Schools taking easy way out

I wonder who makes the ill-fated decision to ignore cursive writing, which is such an important link to the past. It is causing the generation gap to widen. Read more »

Jan. 7, 2015

26 comments

Letter: More hot than cold

The Western Regional Climate Center has weather records for Moab through 2005. In the last 10 years of that data, a record high was set for 91 days, while the record low was set for only nine. Read more »

Jan. 7, 2015

36 comments

Letter: Final move for prison

If the Prison Relocation Commission had been smarter about its site selection, none of this uproar would have occurred. It should have avoided high growth areas in the first place. Read more »

Jan. 6, 2015

23 comments

Letter: Health insurance Olympics

Health insurance plans shouldn't be equated with "gold," "silver" or "bronze." This isn't the Olympics. We are talking about the dignity of human life and its preservation. Without reasonably good health, a person has nothing. Read more »

Jan. 6, 2015

45 comments

Letter: Total term limits

Sen. Orrin Hatch has been in office for more than 35 years. It should be obvious to all of us that six-year terms for senators are too long, and that total term limits for all political officeholders are sorely needed. Read more »

Jan. 6, 2015

26 comments

Letter: The Road Home

I commend the mayor for forming a task force to put a comprehensive plan together to better serve the homeless. Read more »

Jan. 5, 2015

6 comments

Letter: Corporate economy worship

Yes, jobs are important, but in our worship of the corporate economy, I fear we have lost something vital to a moral and sound society. Read more »

Jan. 5, 2015

41 comments

Letter: Make it an airport prison

This location would not be a burden on Salt Lake City or any of the businesses that are near. West of the airport should be the likely spot for relocation. Read more »

Jan. 4, 2015

13 comments

Letter: Weather changes

To anyone who touts evidence of global warming by suggesting you step outside and feel it for yourself, I say, wait a day or two. Weather changes. That's its nature and it will change from day to day, year to year. Read more »

Jan. 4, 2015

40 comments

Letter: Third time's a charm

Mr. Romney, please consider how much the U.S. needs you. Ronald Reagan did not win the first or second time, but he did the third time. He turned the U.S. around in the right direction. Read more »

Jan. 4, 2015

24 comments

Letter: Unwarranted burning ban

I do not pretend to be an expert on this issue; however, from the dialogue in the media and elsewhere, there appear not to be any compelling or conclusive scientific studies which would warrant a blanket ban on wood burning as... Read more »

Jan. 3, 2015

19 comments

Letter: Computer problems

The question comes to mind: "Why can't these problem-causing folks use their talents in positive and uplifting activities rather than using them in a negative way?" Just wondering. Read more »

Jan. 2, 2015

11 comments

Letter: Time will pass

It seems 2014 ended too swiftly. The clocks keeps on ticking away the brief, fast minutes that add to the years. Read more »

Jan. 2, 2015

2 comments

Letter: Local decisions

The question over the transfer of land from the federal to the state government is only incidentally about oil, drilling, the environment, costs, etc. It is really about liberty. Read more »

Jan. 2, 2015

35 comments

Letter: Terrorism-free world

Those who disagree must confront the alternative — which terror plot would they be willing to allow in order to spare the terrorists this discomfort and degradation? Read more »

Jan. 1, 2015

83 comments

Letter: Contract hide-and-seek

Why has it become acceptable to turn signing a contract into a game of hide-and-seek? If you don’t believe what I am saying, just ask anybody who has purchased a car. Read more »

Jan. 1, 2015

9 comments

Letter: Two losses in one day

As a lifelong fan and proud BYU alumni, I've never before felt like my team lost twice in one day. After watching the Miami Beach Bowl, I felt like that. Read more »

Jan. 1, 2015

9 comments

Letter: Extreme labels

America is great because of difference of opinions. I hope that we can be civil in our opinions and act accordingly. Read more »

Dec. 31, 2014

24 comments

Letter: West of the airport

Moving the prison to a place that will not be commercially developed is a win-win situation for everyone involved. The obvious choice is west of the airport. Read more »

Dec. 31, 2014

10 comments

Letter: Torture is never OK

I was appalled by the position in a recent editorial ("Flawed torture report," Dec. 22) that seemed to approve torture as necessary to protect our country from terrorists. Torture is never OK. Read more »

Dec. 30, 2014

93 comments

Letter: Prison hysteria

When I was a kid, sometimes my friends and I would walk up the railroad tracks behind the prison and observe the prisoners working in the prison yard. Our parents weren't worried. Read more »

Dec. 30, 2014

26 comments

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