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Letter: Climate change is unjustified rhetoric

I recognize that climate change is real, but I object to the exaggerated predictions of devastation and the inflammatory rhetoric used by the proponents of global warming because it leads to mass hysteria. Such rhetoric is... Read more »

April 25, 2015

49 comments

Letter: No experts needed

A potentially significant impact on the valley's water and taxes is currently being discussed among a wide range of influential people who want our input but are not getting it. Valley residents stand to maintain access to clean... Read more »

April 24, 2015

1 comment

Letter: Fiscal class warfare

If the standard applied by Christine Harbin-Hanson (“Utah has an export-import problem,” April 18) to the Export-Import Bank (Ex-Im) were applied to all government programs, she would advocate complete government... Read more »

April 24, 2015

1 comment

Letter: Cosmetic lawn chemicals

As lawn “care” companies descend upon neighborhoods everywhere this spring, it is worth reflecting on the fact that the World Health Organization’s International Agency for Research on Cancer recently released a... Read more »

April 23, 2015

10 comments

Letter: Make healthy choices

I have noticed that unhealthy food is often cheaper than healthy foods. For example, soda is cheaper than bottled water. Those who are trying to make healthy choices are being punished. Having healthy foods cost more than unhealthy... Read more »

April 23, 2015

13 comments

Letter: Pledge for respect

One thing that has come to my attention over the past few months is the blatant disrespect that people show during the Pledge of Allegiance. Whether it is at school or during a sporting event, it seems that there is always someone... Read more »

April 22, 2015

25 comments

Letter: Measurements fall short with standardized tests

Now that the governor has signed the failing schools bill, it will be interesting to see what actions will be taken to turn low-performing schools around. Inasmuch as school performance is now measured by standardized achievement... Read more »

April 22, 2015

4 comments

Letter: Start school later

Congratulations to Innovations Early College High School in Salt Lake for their success in raising graduation rates to nearly 90 percent. This is truly an immense achievement. Perhaps one unheralded reason behind the school’s... Read more »

April 21, 2015

16 comments

Letter: Fair living wage

I so agree with Fred Ash on his recent letter about unfair wages ("Wrong wage approach," April 15). If you treat your employees like you value them, most will value you and your company in return. It only makes sense to pay... Read more »

April 21, 2015

33 comments

Letter: Better payday loans?

Utahns deserve access to reasonable and responsible credit — but payday loans, as they’re currently designed, aren’t reasonable or responsible. With proper oversight, the CFPB can provide Utahns and their... Read more »

April 20, 2015

24 comments

Letter: Just one breadwinner

More families today requires more than one breadwinner because homes are much bigger and more expensive than they used to be. Read more »

April 20, 2015

25 comments

Letter: Winter sports season

As we work toward the end of what is turning out to be another successful ski and snowboard season, I want to draw a little extra attention to those who contributed to that accomplishment in a year when our winter weather did not... Read more »

April 19, 2015

0 comments

Letter: Next president?

Are we ready to break the highest glass ceiling and elect a woman to be our president? I believe we are and we can do this with Hillary Clinton. Clinton is immeasurably qualified for the position, especially when compared to her... Read more »

April 19, 2015

38 comments

Letter: Help raising kids

I read with interest the article on "grandparenting” (“Problems grandparents face when parenthood starts all over again,” April 13). I am concerned about the fact that none of my friends are aware that there are... Read more »

April 19, 2015

1 comment

Letter: Costly benefits

In a recent Wall Street Journal article, the proposal of many Democratic candidates came to light. Their plan: raise Social Security benefits. With an increasing urgency to create a more sustainable future for the Social Security... Read more »

April 18, 2015

21 comments

Letter: Rid the world of polio

The month of April marks a historic anniversary for global health. Sixty years ago, Jonas Salk's inactivated polio vaccine was proven safe and effective in protecting children against polio. Globally, polio has been reduced... Read more »

April 18, 2015

1 comment

Letter: Wrong tax approach

The gas tax increase was the wrong approach, period! Truckers avoided buying our fuel because of our fuel prices; this changed my opinion over all those I voted into office. The correct approach would have been to actually lower the... Read more »

April 17, 2015

15 comments

Letter: Changing environment

Our climate is changing (temperature), our water is changing (ocean levels) and our ozone layer is changing (ultraviolet radiation). Our trees that recycle carbon dioxide into oxygen are being cut down. We have hazardous waste and... Read more »

April 17, 2015

19 comments

Letter: Unemployment compensation

The recent budget crisis in the United States has prompted many U.S. citizens to urge leaders to cut spending. I agree that some areas of the government budget should be cut back, but unemployment compensation should be preserved.... Read more »

April 16, 2015

34 comments

Letter: No more hungry kids

There was an excellent reminder of the importance of the SNAP program, or food stamps, by Ariane Dansie (“Keep SNAP funded,” April 7). One in five hungry children is too many. Connecting with our representatives about... Read more »

April 16, 2015

41 comments

Letter: Intimate caucus system

There are many major issues facing the United States. The leaders we elect matter now more than ever. How we elect those leaders might very well determine how we as a nation handle some of the big issues of the day. There has been... Read more »

April 16, 2015

27 comments

Letter: Wrong wage approach

We have thousands of people in our state right now who are working full-time jobs who do not and cannot afford to have health insurance, and many who are working full-time jobs who cannot afford the rent of even low-cost apartments. Read more »

April 15, 2015

49 comments

Letter: Water pricing policy

To be sure, investment in water conservation technology and the replacement of aging water infrastructure is important in meeting increasing water demand in a growing state such as Utah. But so is focusing on the law of demand for... Read more »

April 15, 2015

6 comments

Letter: Water pricing system

To better manage water, create a different pricing system than what is presently charged. Currently it is a flat pricing system, no matter how much water you use. The pricing system should be made like a stair. For the first X... Read more »

April 14, 2015

9 comments

Letters: Checks and balances

America’s checks and balances helped make our government an exception to all others. Something must have happened in the past few years, because our checks and balances have ceased working. Read more »

April 13, 2015

41 comments

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