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Published: Sunday, Oct. 31 2010 12:00 a.m. MDT

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Brother Chuck Schroeder
A Tropical Paradise USA, FL

Did Gary Herbert really speak about top Utah issues in Salt Lake City, Utah?. Approximately 17.3 percent of the total population increase between 2000 and 2006 in Utah was directly attributable to illegal immigrants. Water is already a scarce resource in this desert state, and the increased demand generated by population growth is exacerbating the problem. The state's frequent water shortfalls means farmers' irrigation is cut when water is scarce. In 2001, some farmers faced harvest yields of up to 40 percent less than normal as a result. Utah’s open spaces are being paved over to accommodate population growth between 1990 and 1998, the state saw a 22 percent increase in housing construction, the second highest rate in the nation. In 2005 over 26,000 Utah households were defined as crowded or severely crowded by housing authorities. Studies show that a rise in crowded housing often correlates with an increase in the number of foreign-born. Air Pollution. Poverty. According to police records, illegal aliens were involved in 80 percent of Utah's arrests for felony-level narcotics violations. Utah's total population to approximately 2.6 million. Most should know better to not elect Herbert.

wandrew
Cottonwood Heights, UT

Two candidates get space to plead their case in the D News. Only two, when there is a Libertarian candidate as well. Perhaps because they are the ones who have a chance to win? Certainly anyone who reads the polls knows that is not true. So why am I as the Libertarian candidate, ignored? Because I have nothing to say? Actually I am a lot more interesting than either of these guys. Look me up and find out. McCullough for Governor, Libertarian

dlharman
South Jordan, UT

The development of energy resources is a nice way of saying that we'll continue to burn coal regardless of the environmental cost. As far as being morally bound to the facts regarding the human impact of burning so much coal ....

"I've heard people argue on both sides of the issue, people I have a high regard for," Herbert said. "People say man's impact is minimal, if at all, so it appears to me the science is not necessarily conclusive."

It's easier to take bad advise from 'people' than to not get elected.

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