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Republican lawmakers are behind Utah land grab, not LDS Church

Interior National Monuments-3

In response to the Sept. 21 “news analysis” by Christine Colbert, “Mormon...

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Republican lawmakers are behind Utah land grab, not LDS Church

Interior National Monuments-3

In response to the Sept. 21 “news analysis” by Christine Colbert, “Mormon history explains why we want less federal land,” I don’t know where she got her information, but I really resent her implication that the “Mormon Church” has a stand on...


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United States needs to ban bump stocks

Bump Stock Ban-11

Candlelight vigils, moments of silence at public events, flowers, etc., are meaningless gestures unless we also forcefully speak out against the tyranny of the National Rifle Association and let our legislators know that our current gun laws are unacceptable. To remain silent on this issue is to be...


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NFL players aren't being disrespectful when they take a knee during the anthem

NFL Protests Football Kaepernick

I would like to respectfully add my voice to the debate over the actions of the NFL players taking a knee during the national anthem as a protest. The objective of the players who participate is to bring the attention of the nation to issues of social injustice. As a country ,we have been dealing...


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Pedestrians need to be cited for crossing against a red light

Don't Walk

Something which I have observed is how pedestrians have crossed the roads against the “don’t walk” signal. Might I ask why? Isn’t this just as illegal as driving a vehicle through a red light? I’d say it is. Of course it is. Motorists get cited for driving through...


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Differences between Utah, Canadian weddings are remarkable

My husband and I just returned from a family wedding in Calgary. Cultural differences between weddings here and there are striking. Here we stand in interminably long lines waiting to shake hands with and congratulate the bride and groom and make superficial conversation with bridesmaids/groomsmen...


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Force credit bureaus to let consumers freeze, unfreeze accounts without charge

Congress Equifax Data Breach

I am appalled at the cavalier way Equifax has treated our personal information during its recent security breach. I am angry that I now have to pay each of the credit reporting bureaus to freeze my account and then again to unfreeze it when I need more credit. Even when requesting to pay for a...


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Trump was elected to be everyone's president

Trump Infrastructure

It seems the person who is in the office of president of the United States is only there as an act on a TV show. Either he has no clue as to what people are protesting or he is a far-right racist/birther who conned his way into the highest office in our country. Donald Trump needs to grow up and...


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Bring back the draft and start with NFL players

49ers Cardinals Football

I'm an Army veteran, having served over 20 years, and the failure of football players to recognize the national anthem and flag is extremely saddening. The flag is the very symbol of their freedoms. What kind of an example are they setting for the younger generation that looks up to them, and for...


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Reader disgusted that Trump would call football players SOBs

Trump Strange Politics

I recently heard President Trump tell the owners of the NFL teams whose players “took a knee” to get those SOBs out of there and fire them. To me, this meant that he just called them sons of bitches. In others words, sons of dogs. A gross insult to their mothers. In a recent get-...


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America needs to take a stand for the innocent, expand background checks

Las Vegas Shooting

The recent shooting in Las Vegas shows the strength and good will of Americans and our continued willingness to come together and help others in a crisis. However, what confuses me is that after these shootings, nothing changes, except there is an increase in gun sales. I realize the strong...


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