Letters

Letter: Wedding costs

As I read about the lavish weddings recently, my thoughts go back to my wedding in June 1969. Read more »

June 26, 2014

11 comments

Letter: Offside ruling

With the World Cup in full swing, I think it would be more beautiful, much simpler, less frustrating and more enjoyable for players and fans alike if the offside rule were eliminated. Read more »

June 26, 2014

15 comments

Letter: Expansion is smart

As a member of AARP, one of the sponsors of the Healthy Utah poll released last week, I was pleased to read the healthy debate it generated in the Deseret News over the weekend. Read more »

June 26, 2014

1 comment

Letter: UTOPIA and tax

As Utah cities weigh the important decision of whether to continue negotiations regarding the UTOPIA network, the Utah Taxpayers Association has aggressively stepped up to criticize almost every aspect of the proposal. Read more »

June 25, 2014

5 comments

Letter: Worshiping sports

My son and I were watching a football game on a Saturday last fall. We noticed the filled stadium, and then we thought about the same thing happening on Sunday. Read more »

June 25, 2014

16 comments

Letter: Approaching education

This debate over Common Core is a distraction to what needs to be done to establish education excellence. Read more »

June 24, 2014

7 comments

Letter: Implement bikes

Utah leaders ought to consider including having three-wheel bikes to rent at various bike trails. Read more »

June 24, 2014

6 comments

Letter: Candidate information

How can voters vote intelligently with nothing but a name to differentiate the candidates? Read more »

June 24, 2014

12 comments

Letter: Cost of saving

It can be a challenge to compete with online pricing, though we're usually comparable. As a community and society, we need to decide if survival of local stores is more important than saving $3. Read more »

June 24, 2014

10 comments

Letter: REMI and carbon

A report by Regional Economic Models, Inc. estimates that a gradually increasing, rebated carbon tax would create approximately 2.1 million jobs. This is in stark contrast to press releases from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce... Read more »

June 23, 2014

1 comment

Letter: Hatch retiring

A lot of people seem to demonize Sen. Orrin Hatch for some of his choices, but he has represented the state of Utah for many years. Please let the man retire with some dignity and let him return to the status of United States... Read more »

June 23, 2014

13 comments

Letter: Southern coal

As a physician and a fan of southern Utah's natural beauty, I can’t support a proposed coal strip mine smack dab in the middle of a stunning southern Utah landscape, on the doorstep of Bryce Canyon National Park. Read more »

June 23, 2014

8 comments

Letter: Thank you for news

In my history class this year we had to bring in a current event every Friday and discuss them in groups. I chose to use Deseret News as my source for this year. After many months of reading your articles I noticed that they were... Read more »

June 22, 2014

2 comments

Letter: Disheartening VA

It is disheartening to hear of recent news on how veterans are receiving that health care benefit from the VA in the form of continued promises and long waiting lists just to receive an initial consultation. During my army career I... Read more »

June 22, 2014

1 comment

Letter: Two-way Internet

Utopia is a financial mess because the governments created a public utility using the wrong model. It should be, or should have been, structured like the city streets: All property owners pay taxes to maintain them, even if they do... Read more »

June 22, 2014

0 comments

Letter: Americans and hygiene

I agree with Doug Robinson’s comments about some Americans being slobs because the dress so casual (“Have Americans gone too casual”?, June 18). Many are also not practicing proper hygiene. I was raised in the... Read more »

June 22, 2014

2 comments

Letter: Star-spangled poem

I was moved to see a photo of the actual flag that inspired Francis Scott Key to write “The Star-Spangled Banner” 200 years ago in the Deseret News. Our national anthem is a great song, but so familiar that many people do... Read more »

June 22, 2014

0 comments

Letter: Trucking regulations

To further reductions in truck crashes over the past decade, the trucking industry is supporting a Senate appropriations bill amendment that would suspend two risky provisions recently added to the truck driver hours of service... Read more »

June 21, 2014

2 comments

Letter: Cost of carbon

The escalating tax makes fossil fuels increasingly expensive, but we can buy clean energy with our carbon tax money. Read more »

June 21, 2014

13 comments

Letter: Dangerous driving

The summer months are the most dangerous for teen drivers. According to the National Safety Council, in 2012 nearly 1,000 people died in car crashes involving teens between Memorial Day and Labor Day – the 100 deadliest days on... Read more »

June 20, 2014

2 comments

Letter: Custom Common Core

As other states look for ways to improve the conventional, subject-centered system, Utah could start a movement to design a student-centered system that would aim to meet the needs and great potential of each unique student. Read more »

June 19, 2014

7 comments

Letter: Rising food prices

Beef keeps me stable in these times of poverty, and I will pay for beef and cut down on produce. Read more »

June 19, 2014

15 comments

Letter: Changing images

The Greek life today is vastly different from the old stereotype. It is now less about crazy parties and keg stands, and more about a mutually supportive community centered on community service and academic achievement. Read more »

June 18, 2014

2 comments

Letter: Hatch shouldn't campaign

I concur with Mr. Davis that Sen. Hatch should not campaign for re-election. It is time for him to give someone else a turn. Read more »

June 18, 2014

32 comments

Letter: Country pride

I have taken for granted this country, my citizenship and my patriotism. Read more »

June 17, 2014

3 comments

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