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Opinion: Energy from trash

One creative way to reduce litter on our highways is to pay people to bring it in to be used as energy. The more we pay people for trash, the more we will see litter disappear from our roadways. It would also prevent people from... Read more »

March 24, 2015

5 comments

Letter: Winter ban

People of Utah, have you taken note of the air quality we have been experiencing for the past several months? Blue skies and clean air. It looks like the solution to the dirty winter air problem has been lurking under our noses the... Read more »

March 24, 2015

14 comments

Letter: Relocate the investors

What is the matter with the Prison Relocation Commission? Don't they get it? No one wants the prison to move except for the "investors," who want the taxpayers to pay for the relocation. Read more »

March 23, 2015

19 comments

Letter: Policy comparisons

I have frequently seen it written here that Democrats have adopted more liberal economic policies than they had in prior years. I do not believe this to be true; in fact, I think they have become much more conservative. Read more »

March 23, 2015

46 comments

Letter: Bucket lists

I’m only 19, so hopefully I have plenty of life left to live. That being said, people find it strange that I have already started a lengthy bucket list. Most people don’t actually take the time to write down a list of... Read more »

March 22, 2015

3 comments

Letter: Questionable message

On March 17, Granger High hosted a guest speaker. This speaker had a good message of resiliency and overcoming problems in the past. However, his good message was mostly lost as he encouraged anti-American/education ideas. He said... Read more »

March 22, 2015

9 comments

Letter: Yes to Healthy Utah

In 2015, 11,050 Utahns will be diagnosed with cancer. Many of them will be our loved ones, our co-workers or our neighbors and friends. Some of them will not have access to health care coverage because their only coverage options are... Read more »

March 22, 2015

14 comments

Letter: Failed air bill

Sen. Luz Escamilla's SB208 would have raised the penalties on violators of our current clean air laws — penalties which haven't been adjusted in 34 years — and brought them up to levels more closely matching... Read more »

March 22, 2015

5 comments

Letter: Visual pollution

The Utah State Drivers Handbook states that all drivers are not allowed to park within 30 feet of any stop sign, yield sign, traffic control signal or intersections for pedestrian crossing. Why then is it necessary to have the visual... Read more »

March 22, 2015

4 comments

Letter: Who is gaining what?

Now that the Legislature has finished, perhaps it is time to look at who is gaining what? The Senate voted for Healthy Utah. The House leadership opposed it, due to the fact that the head of the body owns an insurance company that... Read more »

March 21, 2015

16 comments

Letter: Education waivers

I recently read about the state school board asking for a waiver from No Child Left Behind. No one likes NCLB, and many states petition for waivers. Since these waivers are so popular, and since Americans have voted in favor of... Read more »

March 21, 2015

9 comments

Letter: UTA salaries

I think most of us will be pretty disgusted to be reminded that the highest executive at UTA earns — with benefits, bonuses and vacation pay — over $350,000 annually. This is more than the governor of the state. UTA is... Read more »

March 21, 2015

13 comments

Letter: GOP genius

I'm not a Republican, but I must commend the Utah GOP's idea to hold presidential caucuses as a great example of thinking outside the box. Read more »

March 20, 2015

25 comments

Letter: Unwise letter

The letter signed by 47 U.S. senators and sent to Iran's government seems wrong for many reasons. Read more »

March 20, 2015

30 comments

Letter: Bring the prison here

"No prison in my backyard," they say. I would like to offer my backyard for the prison. The space is only 95 by 60 feet, but as far as I am concerned they can go many miles up in the air. Read more »

March 20, 2015

11 comments

Letter: Sports over school

Utah’s lawmakers have decided that sports take precedent over education in the form of “Utah Wellness Program.” Read more »

March 19, 2015

4 comments

Letter: Unpredictable aggression

For whatever reason, some very friendly animals can turn on an individual or another animal. Read more »

March 19, 2015

3 comments

Letter: Balanced representation

Those who serve on committees should have no personal/professional conflicts of interest in doing so. Read more »

March 19, 2015

5 comments

Letter: Honest about oil?

Fuel prices have risen by 25 percent in several weeks, from an average of $1.85 on Feb. 1 to over $2.30 today. But wait, crude inventories are historically high! What about the law of supply and demand? Read more »

March 18, 2015

28 comments

Letter: Power for a few

There is no doubt in my mind if we had a primary election we would have a larger turnout of voters. Read more »

March 18, 2015

23 comments

Letter: Good teachers

I’d rather teach somewhere where the legislature actually cares. If Utah's Legislature isn’t going to listen, good teachers aren’t going to come there. Read more »

March 18, 2015

30 comments

Letter: Marina troubles

The Department of Natural Resources has failed to propose a legislative appropriation to dredge its marina at Great Salt Lake State Park. Read more »

March 17, 2015

7 comments

Letter: Security solution

I know how to fix our homeland security issues. First let them shut down, and then announce that there are veterans groups that are planning events where they need our national borders open. Read more »

March 17, 2015

19 comments

Letter: Category for theater arts

Last year I wrote about how I was disappointed at the Sterling Scholars combining theater arts with speech and forensics. Speech is an entirely different discipline than theater. Please bring back a separate category where... Read more »

March 16, 2015

2 comments

Letter: Iranian discussions

It is disappointing that some of Utah's congressional delegation were participants in the initiative to undermine the efforts of our nation, and many others, to negotiate an agreement with Iran to prevent a nuclear bomb... Read more »

March 16, 2015

37 comments

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