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Letter: What this issue is really about

That is what this issue is really about, helping our fellow human beings. It's about people.

Letter: Common Core is toxic

Common Core is now very toxic. Our families and communities simply do not need another big government program telling them what to teach our children. Somehow, it seems that U.S. bureaucrats think they know better than local... Read more »

Nov. 2, 2014

22 comments

Letter: Government in education

While many see federal government involvement in education as interference, we should keep in mind what the role of government is and how it functions. States like Utah struggle to educate a large student population. Many of these... Read more »

Nov. 1, 2014

2 comments

Letter: Crossing party lines

I want to explain why I, a conservative and a Republican, would cross lines and vote for Doug Owens. I met both of the major candidates and found Mr. Owens to be personable, genuinely interested in the concerns of his constituents... Read more »

Nov. 1, 2014

22 comments

Letter: Stores taking a stand

I must say that my faith in humanity is starting to come back. I have been very impressed with stores that are taking a stand. CVS pharmacies recently decided to not sell cigarettes any more. That is huge! I hope more stores will... Read more »

Nov. 1, 2014

3 comments

Letter: Kids need coding

With the growing amount of tech companies coming to Utah, shouldn’t we focus on getting students ready for those jobs? Read more »

Oct. 31, 2014

9 comments

Letter: The Grande Theatre

Over the years I’ve been to performances from San Francisco to New York City — and I can truly say the Grand Theatre reaches the highest level of all these performances. I cannot believe every performance is not sold out. Read more »

Oct. 30, 2014

0 comments

Letter: Public education

Let us support public education because it promotes common values and understanding between all of us. Read more »

Oct. 30, 2014

21 comments

Letter: Lack of information

How am I supposed to make an informed choice when there is no information? Why would I vote for someone who doesn't give me a reason to? Read more »

Oct. 29, 2014

13 comments

Letter: Waiving rights

Feminist media critic Anita Sarkeesian apparently feels that her First Amendment rights were infringed upon after she pulled out of a speaking engagement due to threats. Her rights weren't infringed upon; she chose to waive them by... Read more »

Oct. 29, 2014

41 comments

Letter: SAGE testing

As a junior in high school, I believe that SAGE testing is a bad measurement of how students learn for several reasons. Read more »

Oct. 28, 2014

19 comments

Letter: Immature performers

Cheers for Dennis Mackay who, in a recent letter, found it obnoxious on KUTV news to see people dancing, jumping, waving and causing other distractions behind the reporters. Read more »

Oct. 28, 2014

9 comments

Letter: Common Core jeopardy

Are teachers getting behind Common Core? I personally know several great teachers who have quit over it, and many others are being told their jobs are in jeopardy if Common Core is criticized or not followed. Read more »

Oct. 28, 2014

31 comments

Letter: Win-win situation

If the state raises the gasoline taxes, then people will drive less. The money can then be given to UTA so they can lower the bus fares, so more people will ride the bus and lower air pollution. It would be a win-win solution. Read more »

Oct. 27, 2014

17 comments

On Second Thought

A lighthearted look at news of the day. Read more »

Oct. 27, 2014

5 comments

Letter: Stop the coal rally

Just because we have the ability to mine doesn't mean we should. The impacts do not outweigh the destruction and loss of ecosystems. Read more »

Oct. 27, 2014

30 comments

Letter: How does Chaffetz lean?

I wish to know exactly how Rep. Jason Chaffetz would have voted on the exercise of our military in Iraq and Syria. Read more »

Oct. 27, 2014

23 comments

Letter: Constitutional restrictions

It has been reported that the mayor in Houston wants to prosecute ministers for their sermons. The mayor demands the ministers submit their sermons in advance or face legal action. Elsewhere, those who perform wedding services were... Read more »

Oct. 26, 2014

19 comments

Letter: Jekyll and Hyde

I just finished watching the masterful and mesmerizing performance of Danny Inkley as Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde at the Centerpoint Legacy Theatre. Why doesn't Utah have an Emmy Award, Tony Award, Academy Award, Golden Globe or... Read more »

Oct. 26, 2014

4 comments

Letter: Neighborhood prison

Friday's article (“Saratoga Springs one of four potential prison sites,” Oct. 17) was the first time I had any idea that any populated area was being considered for a relocated prison. The area I believe to be the... Read more »

Oct. 26, 2014

3 comments

Letter: Rebuilding in Provo

Providing a safe learning environment for our children is reason enough to vote yes on the Provo school bond issue. But let us also remember that these buildings are landmark institutions that serve our entire community. Schools are... Read more »

Oct. 25, 2014

2 comments

Letter: Trust Jani Iwamoto

I first met Jani Iwamoto, the Democratic candidate for Utah Senate District 4, in July. She was looking for volunteers and I was seeking a candidate. Jani asked me to dissect her campaign, written policies and voting record on the... Read more »

Oct. 25, 2014

0 comments

Letter: More informed decisions

I believe that citizens of Utah are less informed about politics than ever before. The state's religious identity often prevents citizens from wanting to follow politics and make an informed decision on who to vote for.... Read more »

Oct. 25, 2014

14 comments

Letter: Program without tablets

I support a computer programming curriculum being taught in our schools. Students should be exposed to basic computer concepts such as bit, bytes and boolean logic, but this can be done with existing software and systems. Read more »

Oct. 24, 2014

6 comments

Letter: Legal weapons on campus

One only needs to look to other on-campus shootings in recent years to see that the only people kept safe on gun-free campuses are the shooters who are intent on mass murder. Read more »

Oct. 24, 2014

35 comments

Letter: Give her time

Mia Love has once again failed to attend a debate she committed to attend. Read more »

Oct. 24, 2014

29 comments

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