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Letter: Cub Scout patience

Politicians should not think they are better than us. They should care and respect the future generation that will lead this city and country. Read more »

Nov. 26, 2014

9 comments

Letter: Make polluters responsible

True conservatives should be just as emphatic regarding another more fundamental redistribution of wealth: the theft and destruction of our natural resources — the air, water and land upon which our lives depend — for... Read more »

Nov. 26, 2014

26 comments

Letter: Third party

I believe I am one of a rapidly growing base of people who are saying no to both Republicans and Democrats. More people should register as independents and end the bias toward third-party candidates. Read more »

Nov. 26, 2014

22 comments

Letter: New slavery

Currently, illegal immigration is the "new slavery." Employers use it to exploit workers who are here illegally, keeping wages low and not providing benefits. Read more »

Nov. 25, 2014

55 comments

Letter: Putin's power

Vladimir Putin is supposedly worth 70 billion U.S. dollars. He is power-hungry and knows no bounds. Read more »

Nov. 25, 2014

8 comments

Letter: Hooray for the initiative

I have not always agreed with the president; however, I agree with him 100 percent on the immigration issue. Hooray for all those individuals who are sincerely trying to better their lives and the lives of their children! Read more »

Nov. 25, 2014

18 comments

Letter: What this issue is really about

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

Nov. 24, 2014

65 comments

Letter: Dangers of driving faster

I firmly believe the proposed freeway speed limit increase would be a mistake. I'm a strong believer that we achieve better gas mileage and cause less air pollution by traveling 65 mph, especially in urban areas. I travel on our... Read more »

Nov. 23, 2014

17 comments

Letter: Extend legislative session

Our state legislators are considering extending the length of the legislative session. I have spent a bit of time at the capital the last few years, and am aware of how much time legislators have to spend to do their jobs right, so I... Read more »

Nov. 23, 2014

13 comments

Letter: Tobacco pollution

Even in the pioneer times, people in the Salt Lake Valley were concerned about air pollution because their houses were heated by direct fuel burning. Today there are many sources of air pollution. I believe tobacco smoke is a... Read more »

Nov. 23, 2014

19 comments

Letter: Speak kind words

Mia Love is already calling our president a dictator. Democrats in Utah could easily feel that they are living in a Republican dictatorship with no representation at all in the U.S. Congress. My suggestion: Let us all speak kind... Read more »

Nov. 23, 2014

39 comments

Letter: Good habits

My training and employment as an educator covered both elementary and vocational education. By the time children enter elementary school, their work, study and respect habits are already well established by their home environment.... Read more »

Nov. 23, 2014

4 comments

Letter: King Obama

George Washington, America's greatest patriot, turned down the chance to be a king. Yet Barack Obama seems to consider himself a king. Verle Solt West Valley City Read more »

Nov. 23, 2014

43 comments

Letter: Acting on immigration

The last few days have been very amusing to me. For six years the president, and all of us, have waited for Congress to do something constructive about immigration. Congress has done nothing. And Republicans have not come up with any... Read more »

Nov. 22, 2014

52 comments

Letter: Amazed at caregivers

My family has recently suffered from a number of medical issues: my parents required treatment at the University of Utah Hospital, St. Mark's Hospital and Mountain West Medical Center in Tooele. My father is still being cared... Read more »

Nov. 22, 2014

3 comments

Letter: Life strategies

Why don't more schools teach about life strategies? I think everyone should learn them. I'm in middle school, and this time of life is important and involves a lot of changing. I'm in a student government class... Read more »

Nov. 22, 2014

3 comments

Letter: Don't forget to celebrate Thanksgiving

I don’t think Thanksgiving should just count as a precursor to Christmas, where you forego time with family and friends on a day off to hit the stores. Read more »

Nov. 21, 2014

6 comments

Letter: Slow down

UDOT wants to raise the speed limit on I-15 to 70 mph. The UHP commercials and interviews continually tell us to "slow down." There seems to be a disconnect here between the two departments. Read more »

Nov. 21, 2014

8 comments

Letter: State Legislature or Board of Education?

Many years ago, when I was quite naive, I was at a state PTA-sponsored legislative event. I remarked to my companions that I thought the state Legislature was acting like a Board of Education. I am now astute enough to know that I... Read more »

Nov. 21, 2014

8 comments

Letter: Growing party divide

In a recent letter, the writer complained that Democrats have no chance in Utah because of the high percentage of Republicans who vote straight-party. As someone who did vote straight-party Republican, I will tell you I did so... Read more »

Nov. 20, 2014

53 comments

Letter: Re-entry support

I congratulate the Utah Commission on Criminal and Juvenile Justice on their comprehensive Justice Reinvestment Report. This should open a meaningful discussion and further commitment from public and private partners to address the... Read more »

Nov. 20, 2014

0 comments

Letter: Human, not partisan

Clean air and water should not be partisan issues; they should be human issues. Read more »

Nov. 19, 2014

17 comments

Letter: Build on Common Core

I just received my son’s SAGE test results; after discussing them with him, I came up with some conclusions regarding Common Core and the SAGE test. Read more »

Nov. 19, 2014

20 comments

Letter: No more snow complaints

If you really dislike the snow as much as you say you do, go ahead and move to Florida. But as long as you’re here, I would like to encourage people to learn to enjoy Utah’s snow. Read more »

Nov. 18, 2014

16 comments

Letter: Speed limit increase

Jason Davis, UDOT director of operations, said drivers cruise at speeds comfortable to them, no matter the speed limit. If that is the case, why raise it? Not one good reason was given. Read more »

Nov. 18, 2014

26 comments

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