OPINION - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/OPINION News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Letter: Where was the Public Forum? http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58312924-82/forum-letters-monday-public.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58312924-82/forum-letters-monday-public.html.csp">Letter: Where was the Public Forum?</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-20T18:37:29.649-06:00">Updated Aug 20, 2014 06:37PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">I was appalled to open Monday’s Opinion page and find there were no Public Forum letters and no explanation as to why not. Now, I am bearing with the Trib and its budget cuts. I realize its had to cut out many features and editorials. But Forum letters? I’m already trying to get used to Sunday’s letter depletion, but Monday, too? To me the only good things left in the paper on Monday are the Forum letters and Paul Rolly’s column. I am not the least bit interested in LDS Church-related news whic...</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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.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> 58312924@www.sltrib.com Wed, 20 Aug 2014 18:37:29 MDT Letter: Save Opinion section for opinions http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58310578-82/opinion-section-lds-opinions.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58310578-82/opinion-section-lds-opinions.html.csp">Letter: Save Opinion section for opinions</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-20T18:37:29.523-06:00">Updated Aug 20, 2014 06:37PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Wow! I turned to the back page of Sunday’s Opinion section, hoping to read more thoughtful commentary on our complex times, and found a full-page ad from BIG-D Construction celebrating its subs and partners in how well the LDS Ogden Temple renovation turned out, and praising LDS Temple service and sacrifice. I thank, Thee, oh God, for profits, too, but please keep the Opinion page about opinions! Just asking! Jim Birrell Lehi</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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.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> 58310578@www.sltrib.com Wed, 20 Aug 2014 18:37:29 MDT Letter: Gun death data not hard to find http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58300720-82/gun-data-deaths-dyke.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58300720-82/gun-data-deaths-dyke.html.csp">Letter: Gun death data not hard to find</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-18T16:36:02.268-06:00">Updated Aug 18, 2014 04:36PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">When Ron Molen (Aug. 7 letter) cited data on gun issues, Stephen Van Dyke (Aug. 10 letter) responded with a weird complaint that was essentially “Where did you get that crazy data?” Though Van Dyke failed to provide any data, only the opinion that it could not be. Such data is extremely easy to find. A web search gets to the Centers for Disease Control site, which reported 30,000 gun deaths per year and well over 70,000 ER visits per year related to gun violence. Private gun ownership is uniquel...</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> 58300720@www.sltrib.com Mon, 18 Aug 2014 16:36:02 MDT Letter: Be honest about call for diversity http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58287921-82/diversity-board-court-justice.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58287921-82/diversity-board-court-justice.html.csp">Letter: Be honest about call for diversity</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-13T11:41:19.797-06:00">Updated Aug 13, 2014 11:41AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">In a plea for diversity (“Utah’s high court needs religious diversity,” Aug. 10), the Tribune’s editorial board urged Gov. Herbert to fill Justice Ronald Nehring’s vacant seat on the Utah Supreme Court with another non-Mormon. The editorial called the appointment of a justice with this characteristic the governor’s “duty.” Such a position might be appropriate if the board were able to support it with an example of a single case in which Justice Nehring’s opinion seemed better or more enlightene...</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> 58287921@www.sltrib.com Wed, 13 Aug 2014 11:41:19 MDT Pundits play to their readers’ interests: Skiing, traffic, water, pot, global religious freedom ... http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58246542-82/dog-editorial-owners-html.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58246542-82/dog-editorial-owners-html.html.csp">Pundits play to their readers’ interests: Skiing, traffic, water, pot, global religious freedom ...</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"></span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-31T12:08:02.189-06:00">Updated Jul 31, 2014 12:08PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Here’s why every community should have its own newspaper. News coverage — and editorial commentary — about local stuff. Skiing. Water. Water. Traffic. Marijuana. Dogs. Giving religious groups a pass. — Owners must keep Park City Resort operating — Salt Lake Tribune Editorial “The ski industry titans facing off over Park City Mountain Resort may be headed to a truce that would allow the resort to open for the season, and that is a necessity for Park City and the rest of the state. ...” — Provo re...</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> 58246542@www.sltrib.com Thu, 31 Jul 2014 12:08:02 MDT Denver Post: Has pot reached a tipping point in the U.S.? http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58241708-82/marijuana-favor-legalization-policies.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58241708-82/marijuana-favor-legalization-policies.html.csp">Denver Post: Has pot reached a tipping point in the U.S.?</a></h4>