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Letter: Cancel culture invades Utah

<h2>Cancel culture invades Utah</h2>The state of Utah needs to get a backbone and stand up to the cancel culture that is sweeping the nation and is creeping into Utah. Outside forces have moved into Utah and are asking the state to rewrite it’s history to reflect ...

Letter: Ashamed of the campaign to rename Dixie State

<h3>Ashamed of the campaign to rename Dixie State</h3>It is sad and disgusting that some people and groups have become so "WOKE" that they feel the need to change the name of Dixie State University. The excuse of "racism" is ridiculous. If more people could develop ...

Letter: A rebuttal to commentary about gun ownership

<h3>A rebuttal to commentary about gun ownership</h3>The guest opinion of Kimball Shinkoskey (Herald, June 23) is the best example of illogical logic I have ever read. It is clear from his writing that he thinks that if private ownership of guns was ended, somehow we ...

Letter: Utah wildlife managers are endorsing cruelty

<h3>Utah wildlife managers are endorsing cruelty</h3>Dog fighting is illegal because it is widely recognized that canines deserve not to be subjected to such cruelty, yet it is perfectly legal to torture and kill coyotes in Utah. Animal cruelty is abominable to most, ...

Guest op-ed: Faulty thinking on guns

There is a good deal of faulty thinking about gun control that confuses people and prevents society from reaching consensus on how to handle the problem. Here are just a few examples pulled from recent reports.One influencer suggested that his proposed, all-encompassing federal legislation is ...

Guest opinion: Financial success is student success

Graduation ceremonies generally take place during May and June, when loved ones, professors and friends celebrate the accomplishments of thousands of graduates.In 2020, the Utah System of Higher Education (USHE) awarded 50,364 degrees and certificates. This showcases the value that Utahns place ...

Guest Opinion: Utahns must unite in stamping out racism

A few years ago, I toured a plantation just outside New Orleans. The walk up to the plantation was spectacular. Massive oak trees overhung a magnificent walkway to an astonishing mansion.Our tour started, not at the magnificent building but in the small wooden slave-quarters tucked behind the ...

Guest op-ed: Citizens lead out on conservation

In August 1921, Elon and Vearl Manwill, sister and brother, set out hiking in American Fork Canyon. After visiting the defaced Hansen Cave with their friends, the group split up looking for a cave rumored to exist in the area. Hiking to the east, Vearl stumbled upon the entrance of the ...