LETTER - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/LETTER News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Seattle Mormon leaders to gays: You are valued — worship with us http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogsfaithblog/58534225-180/mormon-members-gays-seattle.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogsfaithblog/58534225-180/mormon-members-gays-seattle.html.csp">Seattle Mormon leaders to gays: You are valued — worship with us</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">THE SALT LAKE TRIBUNE</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-10-17T22:40:06.857-06:00">Updated Oct 17, 2014 10:40PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">In an extraordinary move, the Washington Park LDS Ward in Seattle is opening its arms to Mormon gays and lesbians in the area. These LDS congregational leaders recently sent a letter to “less-active members within the ward boundaries” inviting them to a church sacrament meeting Sunday, Oct. 19. “Our hope is that by attending church, you will see how many brothers and sisters you have in the gospel of Jesus Christ living near you,” the letter read. “If you know of some whom we may be unaware of, ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58534225@www.sltrib.com Fri, 17 Oct 2014 22:40:06 MDT Relatives of Nevada GOP candidate write letter backing his opponent http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58530736-68/laxalt-nevada-letter-adam.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58530736-68/laxalt-nevada-letter-adam.html.csp">Relatives of Nevada GOP candidate write letter backing his opponent</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By MICHELLE RINDELS</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-10-17T09:13:57.625-06:00">Updated Oct 17, 2014 09:13AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Las Vegas • A group of relatives of Republican Nevada attorney general candidate Adam Laxalt wrote a public letter supporting his opponent, saying Democrat Ross Miller is more qualified to be the state’s top prosecutor. The letter to the editor published Thursday in the Las Vegas Sun was signed by Laxalt’s aunts, Kevin and Neena Laxalt, as well as his cousins Kevan Laxalt, Kristin Laxalt, Michelle Laxalt, Peter Laxalt and Meggan Laxalt Mackey. “We can no longer be silent as we seek to maintain ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-585307362014-10-17T09:13:57.625-06:00" id="#license-2014-10-17T09:13:57.625-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58530736@www.sltrib.com Fri, 17 Oct 2014 09:13:57 MDT Letter: Road shoulders are pretty rough for cyclists http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58524952-82/cyclists-fehr-share-bike.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58524952-82/cyclists-fehr-share-bike.html.csp">Letter: Road shoulders are pretty rough for cyclists</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-10-16T17:24:02.528-06:00">Updated Oct 16, 2014 05:24PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">A letter written by Mr. Bob Fehr caught my eye (“Cyclists Should Share,” Oct. 14). Mr. Fehr does bring up a valid point. However, as someone who has logged a lot of miles on Holladay Boulevard, on a bicycle as well as many miles running, I felt compelled to bring up a point that Mr. Fehr may not be aware of. When driving in your car, the shoulder outside of the white line appears to be a great surface. In reality it can be a very dangerous surface — lots of broken pavement as well as debris ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58524952@www.sltrib.com Thu, 16 Oct 2014 17:24:02 MDT Letter: Water mains crumble, bike lanes thrive http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58516228-82/bike-lanes-lake-mains.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58516228-82/bike-lanes-lake-mains.html.csp">Letter: Water mains crumble, bike lanes thrive</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-10-15T16:57:16.939-06:00">Updated Oct 15, 2014 04:57PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Salt Lake City’s water mains may be crumbling, but we sure do have great bike lanes everywhere. Dale Zabriskie Salt Lake City</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58516228@www.sltrib.com Wed, 15 Oct 2014 16:57:16 MDT Letter: Keep a journal for you and your family http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58525075-82/childhood-journal-letter-record.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58525075-82/childhood-journal-letter-record.html.csp">Letter: Keep a journal for you and your family</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-10-15T16:57:17.047-06:00">Updated Oct 15, 2014 04:57PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">What a refreshing letter from Emma Flood this past Sunday (“Record your childhood for your children,” Oct. 12), bestowing the benefits of recording your childhood to share with future generations. I would take it a step further and encourage everybody to keep a journal of their life experiences. I’m 60 years young and have been doing this for so long it’s become a habit. It’s fun for my family to look back and reminisce and see the journey of life. I applaud Emma for writing such an uplifting ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58525075@www.sltrib.com Wed, 15 Oct 2014 16:57:17 MDT Gun was pressed to victim’s head, medical examiner says http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58524067-78/winston-reyos-reed-taylor.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58524067-78/winston-reyos-reed-taylor.html.csp">Gun was pressed to victim’s head, medical examiner says</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Marissa Lang</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-10-16T10:58:58.235-06:00">Updated Oct 16, 2014 10:58AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Days after he shot 16-year-old Kenyatta Winston and left the boy’s body to rot in a shallow ditch, according to a police interview played in court Wednesday, Frank Reyos told a friend about it. He said members of Winston’s gang were coming after him for what he’d done, Trenton Taylor told detectives. He asked Taylor to borrow some cash, Taylor told police, and admitted to the slaying. Jurors listened to a recording of Taylor’s interview during the second day of trial Wednesday just moments afte...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58524067@www.sltrib.com Thu, 16 Oct 2014 10:58:58 MDT Letter: After fishing, before an election http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58516224-82/election-fishing-anonymous-apropos.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58516224-82/election-fishing-anonymous-apropos.html.csp">Letter: After fishing, before an election</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-10-13T16:53:01.482-06:00">Updated Oct 13, 2014 04:53PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">An anonymous but very apropos saying: “People never lie so much as after fishing, during a war or before an election.” Louis Borgenicht Salt Lake City</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58516224@www.sltrib.com Mon, 13 Oct 2014 16:53:01 MDT Letter: Why we need prophets http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58516232-82/prophets-god-add-browning.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58516232-82/prophets-god-add-browning.html.csp">Letter: Why we need prophets</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-10-13T16:53:01.567-06:00">Updated Oct 13, 2014 04:53PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">In a Deanna Browning’s letter, she inferred prophets are not needed because Jesus is the “only one.” She also referred to a scripture in Revelation stating that God’s last word was not to add to or take away any of his words. There are two things I would like to say about her comments. 1. It was not God that wrote Revelation, but his Prophet John. In Amos 3:7 we read, “Surely the Lord God will do nothing, but he revealed his secret unto His servants the prophets.” 2. In Deuteronomy 4:2, Moses wr...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58516232@www.sltrib.com Mon, 13 Oct 2014 16:53:01 MDT Icahn renews quest for Apple share buyback http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58504120-79/apple-icahn-shares-stock.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58504120-79/apple-icahn-shares-stock.html.csp">Icahn renews quest for Apple share buyback</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By BRANDON BAILEY & TOM MURPHY </span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press </span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-10-09T12:30:24.698-06:00">Updated Oct 9, 2014 12:30PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Carl Icahn just can’t help himself. The billionaire activist investor lobbied Apple earlier this year to buy back billions worth of its shares to boost value to shareholders. In April Apple boosted its buyback plans by $30 billion and even split its stock for the first time in nine years. Satisfied? Never. Icahn’s taking another swing at getting Apple to buy back more stock, saying the shares could double to more than $200 apiece. In a letter Thursday to Tim Cook, the iPhone maker’s CEO, Icahn c...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-585041202014-10-09T12:30:24.698-06:00" id="#license-2014-10-09T12:30:24.698-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58504120@www.sltrib.com Thu, 09 Oct 2014 12:30:24 MDT Letter: Why I will never vote Republican http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58493880-82/republican-vote-john-letter.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58493880-82/republican-vote-john-letter.html.csp">Letter: Why I will never vote Republican</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-10-07T10:31:02.712-06:00">Updated Oct 7, 2014 10:31AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">John Costa’s letter (“Ask yourself,” Oct. 3) reminded me of why I will never vote Republican. My American dream is one where very narrow religious morality isn’t legislated, women have control of their own bodies, consenting adults can marry whomever they want, minorities aren’t constantly demonized either overtly or through dog-whistle code words, greed at the expense of human life and dignity are punished rather than rewarded, scientific consensus is understood and accepted and everyone feels ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58493880@www.sltrib.com Tue, 07 Oct 2014 10:31:02 MDT Feds: Illinois teen sought to join Islamic State http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58494405-68/khan-syria-islamic-parents.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58494405-68/khan-syria-islamic-parents.html.csp">Feds: Illinois teen sought to join Islamic State</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-10-06T20:00:01.653-06:00">Updated Oct 6, 2014 08:00PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Chicago • A 19-year-old American left a letter expressing disgust with Western society before trying to board an international flight in Chicago, the first step in his plan to sneak into Syria to join the Islamic State group, according to a federal criminal complaint released Monday. Mohammed Hamzah Khan, who lived with his parents in the Chicago suburb of Bolingbrook, was arrested Saturday at O’Hare International Airport trying to board a plane on the first leg of connecting flights to Turkey,...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-584944052014-10-06T20:00:01.653-06:00" id="#license-2014-10-06T20:00:01.653-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58494405@www.sltrib.com Mon, 06 Oct 2014 20:00:01 MDT Letter: Vote for the person, not the party http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58485437-82/vote-party-person-confidence.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58485437-82/vote-party-person-confidence.html.csp">Letter: Vote for the person, not the party</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-10-03T16:52:01.291-06:00">Updated Oct 3, 2014 04:52PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Responding to Mark Miller’s letter (“Look in the mirror,” Oct. 2): “Restore confidence in Congress” should also apply to our state and local government officials. Cowards don’t vote. Hitting the lever for “All my vote to only my party” is almost just as bad. Be sure to put on your brown uniform shirt and join the goose stepping column outside. Register to vote by mail and, when your ballot comes in, you will have the time to look at all the candidates’ positions, histories and other general i...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58485437@www.sltrib.com Fri, 03 Oct 2014 16:52:01 MDT Letter: Anti-gun letter was hate speech http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58459955-82/gun-hate-opinion-speech.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58459955-82/gun-hate-opinion-speech.html.csp">Letter: Anti-gun letter was hate speech</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-26T18:59:02.087-06:00">Updated Sep 26, 2014 06:59PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">For a newspaper that is so quick to call someone a racist or someone’s opinion “hate speech,” it was a bit surprising to read the hateful and denigrating opinion of Gary Ruiz (“Pretend Gunslingers,” Sept. 24). Obviously hate speech is A-OK with the Tribune as long as it is directed at people who deserve it. Mr. Ruiz, you are welcome to your opinion, but not your own set of facts. I have had the barrel of a gun pointed at me under pressure, and I can keep every single shot from my pistol in...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58459955@www.sltrib.com Fri, 26 Sep 2014 18:59:02 MDT Priests’ mistresses and wives remind the Vatican: Don’t forget about us http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/lifestyle/58458616-80/women-celibacy-church-letter.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/lifestyle/58458616-80/women-celibacy-church-letter.html.csp">Priests’ mistresses and wives remind the Vatican: Don’t forget about us</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By JOSEPHINE MCKENNA</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Religion News Service</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-26T10:45:02.698-06:00">Updated Sep 26, 2014 10:45AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Vatican City • For years, they have been invisible and often afraid to identify themselves. But the women sometimes dubbed “God’s rivals” no longer are willing to remain silent. Twenty-six Italian women who are married to or in relationships with Catholic priests want clerical celibacy to be overturned by the world’s bishops when they meet in Rome for their global synod on the family in October. And they are angry that Pope Francis has not responded to a letter they sent earlier this year urgin...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58458616@www.sltrib.com Fri, 26 Sep 2014 10:45:02 MDT College football: Settlement discussed in Jameis Winston case, no agreement http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58453040-77/state-winston-florida-letter.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58453040-77/state-winston-florida-letter.html.csp">College football: Settlement discussed in Jameis Winston case, no agreement</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-24T22:53:25.91-06:00">Updated Sep 24, 2014 10:53PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Tallahassee, Fla. • There were discussions of a settlement earlier this year between representatives for Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston and the woman who said he sexually assaulted her. Attorneys for both sides strongly disagree, however, on the details of the talks and who initiated them. David Cornwell, an attorney who advises the Winston family, said in a Sept. 23 letter to Florida State obtained by The Associated Press that the woman’s former lawyer Patricia Carroll demanded $7 mil...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-584530402014-09-24T22:53:25.91-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-24T22:53:25.91-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58453040@www.sltrib.com Wed, 24 Sep 2014 22:53:25 MDT Anti-addiction groups call for new FDA chief http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58450229-68/fda-letter-abuse-groups.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58450229-68/fda-letter-abuse-groups.html.csp">Anti-addiction groups call for new FDA chief</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By MATTHEW PERRONE</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-24T09:24:01.688-06:00">Updated Sep 24, 2014 09:24AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • Anti-addiction activists are calling for the Food and Drug Administration’s top official to step down, saying the agency’s policies have contributed to a national epidemic of prescription painkiller abuse. In a letter released Wednesday, more than a dozen groups ask the Obama administration’s top health official to replace FDA Commissioner Dr. Margaret Hamburg, who has led the agency since 2009. The FDA has been under fire from public health advocates, politicians and law enforcemen...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-584502292014-09-24T09:24:01.688-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-24T09:24:01.688-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58450229@www.sltrib.com Wed, 24 Sep 2014 09:24:01 MDT Ban sought on children working on tobacco farms http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58447777-79/tobacco-farms-labor-working.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58447777-79/tobacco-farms-labor-working.html.csp">Ban sought on children working on tobacco farms</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By FREDERIC J. FROMMER</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press </span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-23T18:45:02.289-06:00">Updated Sep 23, 2014 06:45PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • Thirty-five House Democrats are urging the Obama administration to prohibit children from working on tobacco farms, citing concerns about ill health effects. The lawmakers, led by Reps. David Cicilline, D-R.I., and Matt Cartwright, D-Pa., made their plea in a letter to Labor Secretary Thomas Perez. A copy of the letter was obtained by The Associated Press on Tuesday. In 2012, the Labor Department withdrew a proposed rule that would have banned children under 16 from several kinds of...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-584477772014-09-23T18:45:02.289-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-23T18:45:02.289-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58447777@www.sltrib.com Tue, 23 Sep 2014 18:45:02 MDT Letter: Reid, Obama are real architects of inaction http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58433934-82/obama-congress-president-irrelevant.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58433934-82/obama-congress-president-irrelevant.html.csp">Letter: Reid, Obama are real architects of inaction</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-19T17:52:02.298-06:00">Updated Sep 19, 2014 05:52PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">I respectfully disagree with Dr. Hecox’s letter (“Congress making itself irrelevant,” Sept. 17) regarding congressional productivity over the last two years. He fails to recognize that the House of Representatives has passed over 210 bills that languish in the Senate under the leadership of Harry Reid. This is where the logjam is, and hopefully the elections in this fall will end that. He also ignores that fact that President Obama simply is not a negotiator with the congressional leaders. His ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58433934@www.sltrib.com Fri, 19 Sep 2014 17:52:02 MDT Letter: We’ll take Utah nuke-plant fight to the people http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58433862-82/utah-nuclear-plant-chernobyl.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58433862-82/utah-nuclear-plant-chernobyl.html.csp">Letter: We’ll take Utah nuke-plant fight to the people</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-19T17:18:01.803-06:00">Updated Sep 19, 2014 05:18PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Scot Morgan’s letter (“Chernobyl in Utah,” Sept. 19) was spot-on, especially after reading in Thursday’s paper that water supplies in Utah are prone to inconsistency and shortages because of increased usage and possibility of drought, and that HEAL Utah is trying to overturn a ruling granting water rights to a private enterprise who wants to use that water to cool nuclear reactors. The idea of putting a nuclear power plant in the eastern Utah desert is illogical, impractical and fraught with leg...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58433862@www.sltrib.com Fri, 19 Sep 2014 17:18:01 MDT Letter: Do the right thing and vote ‘em out http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58430150-82/congress-irrelevant-vote-continue.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58430150-82/congress-irrelevant-vote-continue.html.csp">Letter: Do the right thing and vote ‘em out</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-18T17:13:02.171-06:00">Updated Sep 18, 2014 05:13PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">I agree with Dr. Gary R. Hecox’s letter (“Irrelevant Congress,” Sept. 18). Considering that our 113th Congress refused to come to work and do their jobs, I find it appalling that we don’t have a mechanism to deny them their salaries and expenses. In less than two months we will learn whether we also have irrelevant voters. If we re-elect the incumbents, as we normally do, can we expect anything different from the 114th Congress? Are we going to continue to put party loyalty ahead of country loy...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58430150@www.sltrib.com Thu, 18 Sep 2014 17:13:02 MDT