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Talkback Tuesday: Jan. 14

<h2>‘A system that dramatically needs reform’: In 2nd year, Utah County Attorney wants to rethink criminal justice (Jan. 11)</h2>The trend in criminal justice seems to have turned criminals into “children” who shouldn’t be punished because they are a ...

Letter: UVU magazine cover just propaganda

<h3>UVU magazine cover just propaganda</h3>I’m writing about the recent cover of the UVU magazine put out here in Utah County.The cover features Gov. Herbert as “Person of the Year.” How can he be person of the year when he’s supporting a tax hike all over ...

Letter: Let’s make a plan for improving environmental health

<h3>Let’s make a plan for improving environmental health</h3>We live on a rotating blue ball, perfect distance from the sun such that natural cycles developed to create life. I stand in awe of this astounding phenomenon.But this tender world we live in is hurting. ...

Letter: Meaningful solution found for surprise medical billing

<h3>Meaningful solution found for surprise medical billing</h3>As someone with a few chronic conditions that leave me in a very vulnerable spot no matter where I go, it is imperative that choosing a substantial and meaningful solution to surprise medical ...

Letter: U.S. sovereignty at stake

<h3>U.S. sovereignty at stake</h3>We have a very dangerous situation going on right now in the Senate.The USMCA, or United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement has reached the Senate and will be voted on. If this were to pass, it would give us a European Union-style ...

Letter: Limit president’s war powers

<h3>Limit president’s war powers</h3>I urge Sen. Lee, Rep. Curtis and Sen. Romney to act immediately in support of the War Powers Resolution now before the House of Representatives.We cannot leave the power to declare war in the hands of one individual, even the ...

Talkback Tuesday: Jan. 7

<h3>UDOT launches opt-in mileage charge for alternative-fuel vehicles (Jan. 4)</h3>The slippery slope for all cars and trucks, rate increases, higher taxes, more taxes, and of course higher fees, every year. Never ever expect Politicians to do anything but a scam to ...

Letter: Recognize other BYU sports

<h3>Recognize other BYU sports</h3>It seems that your writers Jared Lloyd and Darnell Dickson don’t give any credence to any of the sports programs at BYU unless they come under the NCAA level.In their article Ten Years of Blue-and-White, they failed to recognize ...

Jelalian: Owning all of our decisions

There was a recent story about an attempted mass shooting at the West Freeway Church of Christ in White Settlement, Texas.I say attempted, not because everyone lived, two people died, but because the gunman was shot and killed within seconds by a congregant named Jack Wilson.Wilson is a ...

Letter: Utah falling behind in birth rate

<h3>Utah falling behind in birth rate</h3>I read the Daily Herald article: “Utah birth rate still on the decline even as economy recovers” (Dec 29th).I am amazed that the state of Nebraska has now surpassed Utah as far as fertility rates and birth rates. While I ...