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Solar panels on top of the Salt Lake City Public Safety Building.

Letter: We must transition to a clean energy economy without leaving rural communities behind

By Steve Glaser | The Public Forum | September 26, 2021, 3:20 p.m.

FILE - In this Nov. 4, 2020, file photo President Donald Trump speaks to an election night party in the East Room of the White House in Washington. In Trump's presidency, fact checking became a cottage industry unto itself. And “alternative facts" became a buzzphrase, coined by one of his admiring aides. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)

Letter: “Euphemisms and spin” have been the go to GOP tactic for decades

By Mark Mears | The Public Forum | September 26, 2021, 12:00 p.m.

(Montinique Monroe | The New York Times)

Demonstrators protest against the new state law creating an almost complete ban on abortions in Texas, outside the State Capitol in Austin, Wednesday, Sept. 1, 2021. "America is reeling backward, strangled by the past, nasty and uncaring, with everyone at one another’s throats," writes The New York Times opinion columnist Maureen Dowd.

Letter: Abortions are being banned before assault rifles

By Rand Marcus | The Public Forum | September 26, 2021, 12:00 p.m.

(Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune) Brad Asay, president of American Federation of Teachers-Utah, reacts to the county's vote against a mask mandate in schools on Thursday, Aug. 12, 2021.

Letter: Public school teachers are heroes

By Mindy Tueller | The Public Forum | September 26, 2021, 12:00 p.m.

FILE - In this Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021 file photo, supporters of President Donald Trump, including Jacob Chansley, right with fur hat, are confronted by U.S. Capitol Police officers outside the Senate Chamber inside the Capitol in Washington. Congress is set to hear from former security officials about what went wrong at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6. That's when when a violent mob laid siege to the Capitol and interrupted the counting of electoral votes. Three of the four testifying Tuesday resigned under pressure immediately after the attack, including the former head of the Capitol Police. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)

Letter: Welcome to the regressive Republican’s new old America

By Ross McCollin | The Public Forum | September 26, 2021, 12:00 p.m.

(Leah Hogsten | The Salt Lake Tribune) Protesters waving American flags and holding signs decrying mask and vaccine mandates gathered along the curb of 700 East in Liberty Park Saturday, making Salt Lake City one of dozens of cities around the world protesting public health-related restrictions, Sept. 18, 2021.

Letter: Vaccine-reluctants who proclaim “medical freedom” should expect hospitals to exercise it too

By Jim Catano | The Public Forum | September 26, 2021, 12:00 p.m.

(Rick Egan  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)    Carl Moore arranges names of murdered and missing indigenous women and girls, at the Indigenous Peoples Day celebration, on Monday, Oct. 12, 2020.

Letter: KUTV fails to take responsibility for its own lack of reporting on missing indigenous women

By Jeremy Roberts | The Public Forum | September 26, 2021, 12:00 p.m.

(Isaac Hale | Special to The Tribune) A protester waves a trump flag along State Street while protesters gather to speak out against Sen. Mitt Romney, R-Utah, outside of the Wallace F. Bennett Federal Building in downtown Salt Lake City on Friday, Feb. 26, 2021.

Letter: Americans being sacrificed to appease Trump

By Roy Webb | The Public Forum | September 26, 2021, 12:00 p.m.

(Francisco Kjolseth  | The Salt Lake Tribune) The Senate works in their final hours at the Capitol in Salt Lake City on Friday, March 5, 2021, during the final day of the Utah Legislature’s 2021 general session.

Letter: Time to tweak an article of faith about ‘obeying, honoring and sustaining the law’

By Kimball Shinkoskey | The Public Forum | September 23, 2021, 12:00 p.m.

(Natacha Pisarenko | AP) Simone Biles, of the United States, dismounts from the vault during the artistic gymnastics women's final at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Tuesday, July 27, 2021, in Tokyo.

Letter: Article about “gymnasts’ abuse” didn’t belong in Sports section

By Stephanie Richardson | The Public Forum | September 23, 2021, 12:00 p.m.

(Rick Bowmer | The Associated Press) Lucie Phillips, 6, and her brother David Phillips, 3, join parents and students during a rally at Utah State School Board Office calling for mask mandate Friday, Aug. 6, 2021, in Salt Lake City. The school year is days away for many kids in Utah and public health experts are worried about whether kids too young to get vaccinated will stay safe in school amid a wave of coronavirus cases.

Letter: How many sick children will it take for Utah leaders to do the right thing?

By Maren Williams Warnick | The Public Forum | September 23, 2021, 12:00 p.m.

(Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune) Traffic moves up Little Cottonwood Canyon on Saturday, August 21, 2021, offering an unobstructed view of the Salt Lake valley below. Environmental activists are demonstrating against the height of gondola towers the Utah Department of Transportation is proposing be built to carry people up to Alta and Snowbird ski resorts.

Letter: Why mess with Little Cottonwood Canyon when there won’t be any snow?

By Tod Young | The Public Forum | September 22, 2021, 12:00 p.m.

(Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune) An unusual sight emerges from the shallow waters of the Great Salt Lake as a “reef” pops into view between Saltair and Antelope Island on the south end of the lake on Saturday, July 10, 2021, as extreme drought conditions impact the lake.

Letter: Our leaders need to get unstuck from the 1950s and think about 2050

| September 22, 2021, 12:00 p.m.

FILE - Arnold Schwarzenegger is shown on Oct. 23, 2020. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)

Letter: Vaccines are our only way out of this

By Bill Owens | The Public Forum | September 22, 2021, 12:00 p.m.

(Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune) Lindsay Brown prepares a dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine at a drive-thru event organized by the Utah County Health Department in Spanish Fork on Friday, Sept. 10, 2021.

Letter: Valid public health concerns should outweigh some basic personal liberties

By Wayne Wilson | The Public Forum | September 22, 2021, 12:00 p.m.

(Leah Hogsten | The Salt Lake Tribune) Protesters waving American flags and holding signs decrying mask and vaccine mandates gathered along the curb of 700 East in Liberty Park Saturday, making Salt Lake City one of dozens of cities around the world protesting public health-related restrictions, Sept. 18, 2021.

Letter: Who do you trust if your child breaks an arm or leg?

By Floyd Bergener | The Public Forum | September 21, 2021, 12:00 p.m.

(Leah Hogsten | The Salt Lake Tribune) Protesters waving American flags and holding signs decrying mask and vaccine mandates gathered along the curb of 700 East in Liberty Park Saturday, making Salt Lake City one of dozens of cities around the world protesting public health-related restrictions, Sept. 18, 2021.

Letter: Misinformation and plain stupidity are trying mightily to take over our democracy

By Rosemary Lucero | The Public Forum | September 21, 2021, 12:00 p.m.

(Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune) The California and Oregon fires are carried into the state by the jet stream as smoke fills the Salt Lake Valley obscuring the sky on Friday, Aug. 6, 2021.

Letter: High time to achieve a cleaner, more resilient, more equitable and more productive way of life

By Bob Speiser | The Public Forum | September 21, 2021, 12:00 p.m.

FILE - In this Sept. 24, 2019, file photo a sign is shown on a Google building at their campus in Mountain View, Calif. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)

Letter: Breaking up America’s tech companies undermines America’s security

By Brianna Kreisel | The Public Forum | September 21, 2021, 12:00 p.m.

(Erin Schaff | The New York Times) Members of the Supreme Court pose for a group photo at the Supreme Court in Washington, April 23, 2021. Seated from left are Associate Justice Samuel Alito, Associate Justice Clarence Thomas, Chief Justice John Roberts, Associate Justice Stephen Breyer and Associate Justice Sonia Sotomayor, Standing from left are Associate Justice Brett Kavanaugh, Associate Justice Elena Kagan, Associate Justice Neil Gorsuch and Associate Justice Amy Coney Barrett.

Letter: We need term limits for Supreme Court justices

By Raymond A. Hult | The Public Forum | September 19, 2021, 12:00 p.m.

(Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune) A rally against the Inland Port at the state Capitol in Salt Lake City on Monday, Feb. 3, 2020.

Letter: A sleight of hand to grab $ 255 million in taxpayer money for a port railyard

By Alice McHugh | The Public Forum | September 19, 2021, 12:00 p.m.

(Leah Hogsten | The Salt Lake Tribune) "There is no way the Legislature is going to approve a mask mandate at this stage," Gov. Spencer J. Cox said on Tuesday, during his administration's update on the ongoing pandemic, Aug. 31, 2021 at the Capitol.

Letter: Our leaders don’t have the courage to stand up to the uninformed

By Dennis R. Edmonds | The Public Forum | September 19, 2021, 12:00 p.m.

(Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune) Lindsay Brown prepares a dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine at a drive-thru event organized by the Utah County Health Department in Spanish Fork on Friday, Sept. 10, 2021.

Letter: Here’s my answer to a pointed query by my unvaccinated brother

By Kathy Pedersen | The Public Forum | September 19, 2021, 12:00 p.m.

(Leah Hogsten | The Salt Lake Tribune) Utah Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell is shown on Mar. 26, 2021 at Vivint Arena.

Letter: Keep speaking out, Donovan Mitchell. Utah needs you.

By Helene Cuomo | The Public Forum | September 19, 2021, 12:00 p.m.

(Francisco Kjolseth  | The Salt Lake Tribune) In coordination with a proclamation from President Biden, Gov. Spencer Cox orders the lowering of the flag as it flies at half-staff on Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2021 at the Utah Capitol in memory of the grim milestone reached of 500,000 American lives lost to COVID-19.

Letter: The state of Utah doesn’t care about those dying of COVID-19

By Mike Mitchell | The Public Forum | September 19, 2021, 12:00 p.m.