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FILE - A man carries his weapon during a Second Amendment gun rally at Utah State Capitol on Feb. 8, 2020, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)

Letter: There are things our sheriffs should focus on instead of the Second Amendment

By Kermit Heid | The Public Forum | June 22, 2021, 12:00 p.m.

FILE - Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos speaks at the the Amazon re:MARS convention in Las Vegas on June 6, 2019. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)

Letter: Politics is the new religion and it is one of hate

By Joshua Cameron | The Public Forum | June 22, 2021, 12:00 p.m.

(Francisco Kjolseth  | The Salt Lake Tribune) A walking pier sits idle at Hite Marina hundreds of yards from the edge of the Colorado River as it flows into Lake Powell on Thursday, Feb. 4, 2021.

Letter: We need to make water conservation a way of life

By Susan Rounds | The Public Forum | June 22, 2021, 12:00 p.m.

(Shoreline Junior High School) These photos show two versions of a cheerleading group photo; one that included a student with Down Syndrome, and another that excluded her and was used in the yearbook.

Letter: Omission of disabled student from cheerleading photo was cruel

By Patricia Mead | The Public Forum | June 22, 2021, 1:50 p.m.

(Scott Sommerdorf | The Salt Lake Tribune) The Salt Lake LDS Temple and the Utah State Capitol are seen together, Wednesday, July 26, 2017.

Letter: New definition of LDS membership is demeaning. Or maybe laughable.

By J. Joseph Perry | The Public Forum | June 22, 2021, 12:00 p.m.

FILE - This March 22, 2013 file photo shows the exterior of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) building in Washington. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)

Letter: The billionaires can never be rich enough

By Derick Bingman | The Public Forum | June 20, 2021, 12:00 p.m.

(Trent Nelson | The Salt Lake Tribune)  Garbage.

Letter: Don’t try to relieve your personal landfill guilt by “donating” trash to those in need

By Andrea Andersen | The Public Forum | June 20, 2021, 12:00 p.m.

(Shawn Thew | Pool via AP) Sen. Mitt Romney, R-Utah, speaks during a Senate Budget Committee hearing June 8, 2021, on Capitol Hill in Washington.

Letter: Let’s be realistic about the costs of having more children

By Stephanie Richardson | The Public Forum | June 20, 2021, 12:00 p.m.

An election worker checks ballots in the elections management center at Salt Lake County Government Center Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020, in Salt Lake City. . (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

Letter: An election audit is absolutely in order — in Utah County

By Anne McCulloch Nelsen | The Public Forum | June 20, 2021, 12:00 p.m.

FILE - In this Dec. 22, 2019, file photo, a man holds a sign during a rally to show support for Uighurs and their fight for human rights in Hong Kong. People from western China who are targets of a Chinese government crackdown say they have been threatened and harassed in the United States. Those fleeing the crackdown on the predominantly Muslim Uighur ethnic group typically receive U.S. asylum. But Uighurs tell The Associated Press and human rights groups they still afraid amid threats aimed at them and their families back in China. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man, File)

Letter: We decry “forced” labor — when it’s happening abroad

By Rudi Kohler | The Public Forum | June 20, 2021, 12:00 p.m.

(Rick Egan | The Salt Lake Tribune) Heatwaves rise of the asphalt and blur the image of a bicyclist riding the Prospector Rail Trail in West Bountiful, as temperatures topped 100 degrees on
Tuesday, June 15, 2021.

Letter: Let’s not doom our children to a future of water shortages, dangerous heat and ecological devastation

By Liz Haigh | The Public Forum | June 20, 2021, 12:00 p.m.

FILE -- Steam billows from the coal-powered Huntington Power Plant in Huntington, Utah, Feb. 7, 2019. About half of the premature deaths caused by poor air quality are linked to pollutants that blow in from other states, a new study found. (Brandon Thibodeaux/The New York Times)

Letter: Leave the fossil carbon in the ground and pass HR1 — it’s the Republican thing to do

By Charles Ashurst | The Public Forum | June 20, 2021, 12:00 p.m.

(Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune) Sen. Lincoln Fillmore, R-South Jordan, discusses his resolution on critical race theory during a special session at the State Capitol in Salt Lake City on Wednesday, May 19, 2021.

Letter: Legislators weren’t up in arms when the self esteem of the underrepresented was the target

By Bari Levine | The Public Forum | June 20, 2021, 12:00 p.m.

(Patrick Semansky | AP) President Joe Biden and Russian President Vladimir Putin, arrive to meet at the 'Villa la Grange', Wednesday, June 16, 2021, in Geneva, Switzerland.

Letter: We must know where we stand in the arms race with Russia and act accordingly

By Alvin Blake | The Public Forum | June 17, 2021, 12:00 p.m.

(Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune) Delegates pledge the allegiance as they attend the Utah Republican Party’s 2021 Organizing Convention at the Maverik Center in West Valley City on Saturday, May 1, 2021, as they return to an in-person format after the pandemic forced the nominating convention to go online last year.

Letter: Rebuild the GOP as a serious center-right institution

By Anders Hart | The Public Forum | June 17, 2021, 12:00 p.m.

(Rick Egan | The Salt Lake Tribune).  People sit on the grass, as they enjoy the sunny weather, in Liberty Park, on Friday, April 23, 2021.

Letter: You first, Gov. Cox

By Bob Gilchrist | The Public Forum | June 17, 2021, 12:00 p.m.

(Rick Egan | The Salt Lake Tribune) A houseboat on Lake Powell, seen on Tuesday, May 18, 2021, highlights the 140-foot difference between today's lake level and the lake's high-water mark.

Letter: If the governor wants some results from prayer it is time to also put in the work

By Russell Walters | The Public Forum | June 16, 2021, 1:41 p.m.

(Pete Marovich | The New York Times) Then-President Donald Trump boards Air Force One at Joint Base Andrews, Jan. 20, 2021.

Letter: For the sake of the GOP, there’s only one thing Trump should do next

By Bill Owens | The Public Forum | June 16, 2021, 12:00 p.m.

(Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune) Monica Wilbur expresses her opposition to critical race theory at the State Capitol in Salt Lake City on Wednesday, May 19, 2021. Standing behind her is Betty Sawyer, who holds an opposing point of view.

Letter: Turning a blind eye on the past undermines the country’s potential

By Douglas Reilly | The Public Forum | June 16, 2021, 12:00 p.m.

(Francisco Kjolseth  | The Salt Lake Tribune) Utah Christians walk the streets of Salt Lake City beginning at Cathedral of the Madeleine on Good Friday, to symbolically mark Jesus' carrying the cross to his crucifixion, April 2, 2021.

Letter: To be successful, we must understand we are not a Christian nation

| June 16, 2021, 12:00 p.m.

(Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune) Fireworks at the 4th of July Celebration at the Gateway in Salt Lake City, Thursday July 4, 2019.

Letter: Aside from rain, another prudent request

By Eva J. McLellan | The Public Forum | June 15, 2021, 12:00 p.m.

FILE - In this Nov. 3, 2020, file photo, a poll worker talks to a voter before they vote on a paper ballot on Election Day in Atlanta. Republican efforts to restrict voting access are taking shape in statehouses across the country with a flurry of legislation aimed at limiting measures that led to record turnout in the 2020 presidential election. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson, File)

Letter: Passing voting restrictions is a problem for all citizens

By Matt Proser | The Public Forum | June 15, 2021, 12:00 p.m.

(Rick Egan | The Salt Lake Tribune) Low water levels at bullfrog resort, on Sunday, May 16, 2021.

Letter: Rather than quiet prayer, let’s demand action

By Anne Freed Goldberg | The Public Forum | June 15, 2021, 12:00 p.m.

(Joshua Rashaad McFadden | The New York Times)

Jars of soil at a soil collection ceremony held by the Tulsa Community Remembrance Coalition and the Equal Justice Initiative to honor the remaining unknown victims of the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre, on the 100th anniversary, in Tulsa, Okla., on Monday, May 31, 2021.

Letter: Learning about the Tulsa race massacre is shocking and important

By Fred Ash | The Public Forum | June 15, 2021, 12:00 p.m.

(Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune) Gov. Spencer Cox speaks at his weekly news conference in Salt Lake City on Thursday, May 20, 2021.

Letter: I pray for rain but also that we get up on our feet and do something bold

By Joseph Grant Cramer | The Public Forum | June 15, 2021, 12:00 p.m.