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Letter: Increasing aid

If we cannot give aid for selfless reasons, let us do it for the economic, national security and diplomatic benefits that it can bring. Read more »

Aug. 20, 2014

21 comments

Letter: Protected lands

As the Republican Party moves ever further to the right, it is becoming less and less representative of the true political feelings of the vast majority of Utahns. Read more »

Aug. 20, 2014

37 comments

Letter: 911 calls

It’s frightening that emergency responders might not be able to find us in an emergency. Read more »

Aug. 19, 2014

3 comments

Letter: Utah's birthright

According to the Utah Enabling Act compact of 1894 between the people of the Territory of Utah and the United States, these lands are Utah's birthright. Read more »

Aug. 19, 2014

48 comments

Letter: Shooting risk

I salute our police officers. They are my heroes. Read more »

Aug. 19, 2014

13 comments

Letter: Airline subsidy

There have been many claims that U.S. workers will suffer if the U.S. Export-Import Bank is not reauthorized by Congress. There are thousands of U.S. workers who are suffering right now because of Ex-Im Bank, in particular those... Read more »

Aug. 17, 2014

7 comments

Letter: Press censorship

Last week in Ferguson, Missouri, a black teenager was shot and killed under suspicious circumstances. As the public demonstrates their emotions over the killing, police have resorted to aggressive measures to quell anything that... Read more »

Aug. 17, 2014

15 comments

Letter: Learn the Constitution

Are students in our schools taught the U.S. constitution along with U.S. history? I had the same teacher for U.S. history in both the 8th and 11th grades. Mr. John Carlile was very knowledgeable of the U.S. Constitution. He spent... Read more »

Aug. 16, 2014

52 comments

Letter: Fair debates

Initially, I was excited when the new debate commission in Utah came out with a strong nonpartisan message. However, over the last several months as I've campaigned for Utah’s 1st District, it seems that the Utah Debate... Read more »

Aug. 16, 2014

2 comments

Letter: Outstanding season

As a volunteer at Deer Valley this season, I was extremely impressed with the performances. I met several from out of town, and they were all blown away by the beauty of the mountains, the talent that performed, the sound system and... Read more »

Aug. 16, 2014

1 comment

Letter: Whole story

We have been hearing a lot about the 18-year-old kid who was shot by a police officer in Ferguson. It seems as if all the blame is being placed on the policeman. But whenever we have these accounts either on TV or in the newspaper,... Read more »

Aug. 16, 2014

28 comments

Letter: Server's wages

Utah should increase the tipped wage, but in the meantime, Utahns should tip better. Read more »

Aug. 15, 2014

51 comments

Letter: NCLB Avoided

Utah State Board of Education voted to keep the waiver on No Child Left Behind Read more »

Aug. 15, 2014

4 comments

Letter: Reckless road bikers

As a road biker, I have little sympathy for road bikers who think they are cars. Read more »

Aug. 14, 2014

14 comments

Letter: Obama's mistake

Maybe the mistake President Obama made was saying what he wanted to do to make our country great again and that got all the Tea Party doing all they could to make sure that didn't happen. Read more »

Aug. 14, 2014

42 comments

Letter: Immigration considerations

The reality is, neither this country nor the state of Utah is a bottomless pit into which the world can continue to pour it's “huddled masses.” We do not, indeed cannot, pay for full support for existing legal citizens. Read more »

Aug. 13, 2014

50 comments

Letter: Unstable buildings

This takes me back to our castles on the beach: one good wave and they're gone. Some places are just not smart to build on. Read more »

Aug. 13, 2014

6 comments

Letter: Bear fees

I am still laughing at the government wanting to charge an extra $41 on top of the $25 entrance fees for bear support so visitors to Yellowstone can see more bears. Read more »

Aug. 13, 2014

27 comments

Letter: Protect women

Congress and our U.S. Senators need to take action and protect women from gun domestic violence. Current law doesn't go far enough to protect women. As the law stands, women who are in an abusive dating relationship, as well... Read more »

Aug. 12, 2014

21 comments

Letter: Gun laws

If we put more guns into the hands of responsible citizens, we can help in the fight against criminals and decrease the crime rate. For example, let’s look at the Sandy Hook incident. The gun control groups will tell you... Read more »

Aug. 12, 2014

45 comments

Letter: Call for amnesty

It's been fascinating to watch the debate over the border kids as it has unfolded. For conservatives, the only issue regarding immigration seems to be illegality. For liberals, legal versus illegal seems completely irrelevant.... Read more »

Aug. 11, 2014

55 comments

Letter: Anthrax danger

The report "Official: Anthrax found in bison, no food concern" (August 4) in the Deseret News was reassuring that the outbreak of a case among bison in South Dakota seems to pose no health concerns for food consumers due to... Read more »

Aug. 11, 2014

0 comments

Letter: Cancer and questions

In a time when cancer rates are increasing dramatically, the American people still don’t know if Obamacare has made cancer treatment available to all. According to the American Cancer... Read more »

Aug. 10, 2014

21 comments

Letter: Mental treatments

Imagine that you have been diagnosed with a serious illness. You discover that there is no cure for this condition but there are some treatments available. Now imagine you have to choose between... Read more »

Aug. 10, 2014

5 comments

Letter: RMP should be thankful

RMP could and should be a much more responsible corporate citizen. In fact, they should set a good example themselves by phasing out coal and replacing it with clean, safe, renewable power like... Read more »

Aug. 10, 2014

10 comments

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