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Letter: Utah’s booming tech sector deserves congressional support

For decades, Utah's government has provided numerous resources and benefits for startups and small businesses and continues to help foster relationships between businesses, education, government, and our communities. In doing so, Utah remains among the top five states for businesses in the U.S. ...

Letter: LDS women lack equal opportunities in the church

Keith Burns, “LDS women need more opportunities, not more praise”, 12-11, hit the nail on the head, calling out LDS church leadership to end their “soft influence tactics”, praising sisters while simultaneously “restricting [them] from serving in upper leadership positions[,] ...

Harrop: Not getting vaccinated can be child abuse

She was only in her 30s when COVID-19 put her in the hospital for three nights. The woman, whom I know well, eventually tested negative, but then "long COVID" took over. Formerly healthy, she now suffers a disabling inflammatory disease. She may need a year to completely recover — and some ...

Letter: No one political party represents everyone

I often hear friends and relatives complain about politicians’ positions and actions. Despite voters’ dissatisfaction, about 95% of incumbents get reelected, across federal, state, and municipal elections. One way to change who represents you is to reconsider your political affiliation and ...

Letter: God bless good Samaritan who paid for new tires

When I was at Discount Tire a couple of weeks ago to get a tire fixed or a new one if necessary, I was told I needed a new one. So I agreed, and when I went to pay my bill, I was told it was taken care of. Someone had apparently paid for a new tire. When I was handed the receipt, I noticed that ...

Letter: Democrats’ disastrous ideas hidden in infrastructure bill

It already looks like another disastrous year ahead thanks to Fauci, Biden, and pals. Do you know that part of the infrastructure bill will benefit rich politicians more than you? There is a buried provision called SALT that allows people like Pelosi and Romney etc. to get back approximately ...

Letter: It’s time for Utah to stand up for tech

Tech companies contribute over $20.1 billion to the state’s economy and have transformed Utah by propelling it into the digitally-driven 21st century. Tech sector jobs represent 9.6 percent of Utah’s overall workforce and technology employment opportunities in Utah are expected to grow more ...

Wiser and Murray: Make a difference in ‘the room where it happens’

In the musical “Hamilton,” currently playing in Utah, there is a song called “The Room Where It Happens.” Aaron Burr sings, “No one really knows how the game is played, the art of the trade, how the sausage gets made, we just assume that it happens.” Burr is lamenting the fact that ...

Stiehm: Bruce and Barack — Cool dudes on the state of the Nation

Who would you rather hang with, Bruce Springsteen or Barack Obama? Luckily, you don't have to choose, because Bruce and Barack have a bestselling book, "Renegades," out, based on podcast conversations. Maybe it was under your Christmas tree. Could that be any cooler-than-thou? Bruce and ...