Letter: Police respect

Thirty-eight years ago I worked as an animal control officer. At that time, the ACO was viewed with the utmost venom. No one gave the dogcatcher respect, and it often resulted in turnovers in employees. Fast forward to our police... Read more »

Sept. 21, 2014


Letter: A lesson on friendship

I thoroughly enjoyed Vai Sikahema’s most recent article about quarterback Jim McMahon and the friendship the two have shared and continue to share. It’s especially great to know that,... Read more »

Sept. 20, 2014

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Letter: Utahns deserve better

The expansion of Medicaid — by whatever name it’s called — would provide insurance to a segment of Utahns; I submit that many of them will become more productive in our economy when they have health insurance.... Read more »

Sept. 20, 2014


Letter: Downtown Provo priorities

Although downtown Provo is historic, it is not functional in today’s world. To be more practical, there needs to be a left-turn lane from Center Street onto University Avenue. As it is, making a left turn onto University Avenue... Read more »

Sept. 20, 2014


Letter: Bush dilemma 2.0

After the initial invasion in Iraq, 69 percent of Americans backed U.S. military involvement. By 2004, support dipped to19 percent. In 2006, the majority said we should have stayed out. Read more »

Sept. 19, 2014


Letter: Buy American

Our national debt is large because of many things. I don't believe it is all President Obama's fault. Read more »

Sept. 19, 2014


Letter: Vaccination exceptions

The Utah State Code provides a list of exceptions to parents who do not wish to give their children required immunizations for school. Read more »

Sept. 16, 2014


Letter: My sons

What is the justification for killing youths who are threatening no one? Read more »

Sept. 16, 2014


Letter: Voting matters

I am tired of listening to the complaints about our government ... when so few qualified citizens take the time to participate in the election process, and when so many of that few just blindly mark their ballots according to a party... Read more »

Sept. 16, 2014


Letter: Moral decline

The person who first claimed you can’t legislate morality was Sen. Barry Goldwater, and he was talking about the civil rights movement. It is obvious that new laws, along with education, brought about a vast cultural change in... Read more »

Sept. 15, 2014


Letter: Video games

Children today spend way too much time playing noneducational video games. Research has proven that most video games do not have positive effects on the brain. Video games are addicting and can become all-consuming, especially for... Read more »

Sept. 15, 2014


Letter: Elderly care

Zach Klein followed 19 patients ages 69 to 101 who were given an experimental treatment three times a day for a year at a nursing home in Israel. Seventeen patients achieved a healthy weight, gaining or losing pounds as needed.... Read more »

Sept. 14, 2014


Letter: Child production

While I respect and relate to the Eyres' passion (Sept. 9), I balk at their sensational claims and the liberal gaps in their logic. Their latest article lambasting the cost-of-raising-a-child figures put out by the U.S.... Read more »

Sept. 14, 2014


Letter: High school rivalry

Payson is a great school with amazing fans that attend almost every game and participate enthusiastically in many school spirit events and traditions. But some schools, namely Spanish Fork High School, have some sore feelings toward... Read more »

Sept. 13, 2014


Letter: Bad words

Eighty percent of pop songs contain swear words. Kids who have moved on from the “children’s” genre are suddenly faced with profanity and bad lyrics. I love music, especially pop. But too much of it swears. For... Read more »

Sept. 13, 2014


Letter: Raising kids

The Department of Agriculture reported that it costs parents a quarter of a million dollars to raise a child to the age of 18. If you divide $250,000 by 18 you would get a cost of $13,888.88 a year to raise a child. If parents have... Read more »

Sept. 13, 2014


Letter: Climate denial

It's time we stopped listening to climate denial from the scientifically illiterate. We need to focus on solutions to climate change. Read more »

Sept. 12, 2014


Letter: Nuclear plant

The proposed nuclear power plant near Green River, Utah, by Blue Castle Holdings (BCH) has the makings of a perfect economic and environmental catastrophe. Read more »

Sept. 12, 2014


Letter: Land greed

The object of land transfer is to allow the wealthy opportunities to acquire public lands. Greed is the driving force. Read more »

Sept. 12, 2014


Letter: National debt

When Obama took office in 2009, the national debt for all preceding 43 presidents was $9.9 trillion. Today it is over $18 trillion and will be over $20 trillion by the time Obama leaves office. Read more »

Sept. 11, 2014


Letter: Vending machines

Vending machines in local high schools have taken out candy bars and snacks that teens enjoy and replaced them with whole wheat and bland foods. Read more »

Sept. 11, 2014


Letter: Cure for teens

More sleep has been proven to improve test scores, obesity, mental and physical health, driving accidents and general temperament. Read more »

Sept. 10, 2014


Letter: Scottish independence

Scottish independence is not based upon a romantic notion of freedom either, but a growing recognition by its people that London doesn't necessarily know best and we are better off taking care of our own affairs. Read more »

Sept. 9, 2014


Letter: Congress seating

My solution to the dysfunctional Congress lies in the seating arrangements. Make the seating thus: Republican, Democrat, Republican, Democrat, etc. Read more »

Sept. 9, 2014


Letter: Union costs

While unions served their purpose years ago, they've clearly lost their place. It's unfortunate that people have been brainwashed by unions to believe they aren't strong enough on their own and must rely on others to... Read more »

Sept. 8, 2014


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