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Letter: Response to Orem PTA sign dispute

This is in response to the September 20, 2022, Daily Herald front page article entitled, “Stance on school district split causing a stir.” I attended the PTA meeting held at the Canyon View Junior High School on Thursday, September 15, 2022. During that meeting, it was quite clear that the ...

Letter: Remembering farm animals

I just learned about World Day for Farmed Animals, coming up on October 2nd (Gandhi's birth date). It has been around since 1983 and is meant to memorialize the billions of animals abused and killed for food each year. Like many, I always considered farm animals only as a source of food. But, ...

Letter: Say no to the SLC gondola

UDOT and the Utah Legislature are proposing to spend half a billion dollars (before cost overruns) of your tax money on a gondola in Salt Lake County. The sole purpose of the gondola is to benefit the Alta and Snowbird ski areas. Certainly this large amount of money could be better used to fund ...

Letter: Family values in climate policy

As a person of faith who cares deeply about our planet, I appreciate efforts to take better care of the earth. It’s important to me — and I think to most Utahns — that we leave the earth better than we found it for our children and grandchildren. But it has become hard to ignore the ...

Letter: Officials should serve the public, not themselves

Trust in government is lost when officials are more interested in pursuing personal agendas than in serving the best interests of citizens.  When this happens, we no longer have a “government of the people, by the people, and for the people.”  We’re used to that on the national ...

Letter: Lee has done nothing, McMullin provides hope

Mike Lee wasted the 12 years we gave him in the Senate doing nothing for Utah. He votes no on practically everything. Recently, he’s voted against bipartisan measures to improve gun safety, boost our competitiveness with China, and improve veterans’ health care. He’s been our senator ...