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FILE - In this Friday, Dec. 1, 2017 file photo, a woman walks past a World AIDS Day banner in Johannesburg, South Africa.  (AP Photo/Denis Farrell, File)

Letter: Congress can help beat back COVID by fighting AIDS, too

By Naresh Kumar | The Public Forum | December 2, 2021, 1:00 p.m.

(Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune) The rising sun ignites the Colorado River with color at the North Wash take out in October of 2021 offering the only nearby option for boaters as low Lake Powell reservoir levels closed Hite Marina just down river in the early 2000s.

Letter: Fellow Republicans: Face the facts and act like grownups.

By Charles Ashurst | The Public Forum | December 2, 2021, 1:00 p.m.

(Leah Hogsten | The Salt Lake Tribune) Four of nine books that have been removed from schools in the Canyons School District and placed under review, Nov. 23, 2021. The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison, Gender Queer by Maia Kobabe, Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov and Beyond Magenta by Susan Kuklin.

Letter: For many LGBTQ students, access to LGBTQ literature is a lifeline

By Mason Porter Hughes | The Public Forum | December 2, 2021, 1:00 p.m.

(Leah Hogsten | The Salt Lake Tribune) Redistricting Committee members Rep. Merrill Nelson, R-Grantsville, left, talks with Rep. Carl Albrecht, R-Richfield, in the House Building, Nov. 8, 2021.The public got to respond on Monday to the Utah LegislatureÕs Redistricting Committee's only public hearing for the map proposals.

Letter: It all adds up to one long disregard for democracy

By Craig Dunford | The Public Forum | December 1, 2021, 1:18 p.m.

(Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune) Teachers and their supporters gather at the State Capitol in Salt Lake City on Friday, Aug. 7, 2020.

Letter: Parents already have plenty of ways to have their say about how schools are run

By Ted Ottinger | The Public Forum | December 1, 2021, 1:00 p.m.

(The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints)
President Dallin H. Oaks of the First Presidency delivers the 2021 Joseph Smith Lecture in the Dome Room of the Rotunda at the University of Virginia on Friday, Nov. 12, 2021.

Letter: Oaks gaslights LGBTQ people who suffered while he was BYU president

By Jacob Newman | The Public Forum | December 1, 2021, 1:00 p.m.

(Photos courtesy of Stack's Bowers Galleries) This 1804 draped bust silver dollar.

Letter: Believers and nonbelievers are just opposite sides of the same coin. There’s no sense in being dismissive.

By Susan Wolfe | The Public Forum | December 1, 2021, 1:00 p.m.

(Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune) House Speaker Brad Wilson, R-Kaysville, left, is asked questions about redistricting during a press event at the Capitol on Tuesday, Nov. 9, 2021.

Letter: If your representatives voted for the shameful gerrymandered map, don’t reward them by re-electing them

By Susan Harward | The Public Forum | November 30, 2021, 1:00 p.m.

(Sean Krajacic | The Kenosha News via AP, Pool) Kyle Rittenhouse enters the courtroom to hear the verdicts in his trial  at the Kenosha County Courthouse in Kenosha, Wis., on Friday, Nov. 19, 2021.  Rittenhouse has been acquitted of all charges after pleading self-defense in the deadly Kenosha shootings that became a flashpoint in the nationÕs debate over guns, vigilantism and racial injustice. The jury came back with its verdict afer close to 3 1/2 days of deliberation.

Letter: What people consider when arriving at a verdict

By Stan Jacobson | The Public Forum | November 30, 2021, 1:00 p.m.

(Francisco Kjolseth  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  The sun rises on the temple of the LDS Church on the first day of General Conference in Salt Lake City on Saturday, Oct. 5, 2019.

Letter: Don’t ban the Bible. Clean it up, Mormon-style.

By Roger Strand | The Public Forum | November 30, 2021, 1:00 p.m.

FILE - In this Dec. 10, 1993 file photo, South African Deputy President F.W. de Klerk, right, and South African President Nelson Mandela pose with their Nobel Peace Prize Gold Medals and Diplomas in Oslo. The Nobel Committee praised the pair "for their work for the peaceful termination of the apartheid regime, and for laying the foundations for a new democratic South Africa." This year's winner is set to be announced on Friday, Oct. 6, 2017. (AP Photo/File)

Letter: For now, we continue only to dream of representation by true statesmen

By Mimsi Harrison | The Public Forum | November 28, 2021, 1:04 p.m.

FILE - In this March 31, 2017, file photo, Cattle feed at a farm near Vado, New Mexico.   (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd, File)

Letter: One way to conserve water is eat less beef

By Russell Patterson | The Public Forum | November 28, 2021, 1:00 p.m.

(Leah Hogsten | The Salt Lake Tribune) Members of the public react to public comment in House Building, Room 30, Nov. 8, 2021.The public got to respond on Monday to the Utah LegislatureÕs Redistricting Committee's only public hearing for the map proposals.

Letter: Urban Utah is invaluable. Its voices deserve to be heard in Congress.

By Ann Florence | The Public Forum | November 28, 2021, 1:00 p.m.

photo by Leah Hogsten

Letter: To protect our kids from indecency and sexual radicalization, the book ban must go further

By McKay Holland | The Public Forum | November 28, 2021, 1:00 p.m.

(Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune) A flyer in front of a Salt Lake City home urges citizen to support essential workers, on Monday, March 30, 2020.

Letter: We have been getting our essential services at a discount for decades

By David Vala | The Public Forum | November 28, 2021, 1:00 p.m.

FILE - In this Aug. 25, 2020, file photo, Kyle Rittenhouse, left, with backwards cap, walks along Sheridan Road in Kenosha, Wis., with another armed civilian. Rittenhouse was among a number of armed white men who converged on the city this summer, claiming to protect property owners from arson and theft, one example of political or social unrest that has caused increased anxiety levels among African Americans. (Adam Rogan/The Journal Times via AP, File)

Letter: Where did we go wrong?

By Lisa Shaw | The Public Forum | November 28, 2021, 1:00 p.m.

(Susan Walsh | AP) Sen. Mitt Romney, R-Utah, Sen. Bill Cassidy, R-La., and Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., arrive before President Joe Biden signs the $1.2 trillion bipartisan infrastructure bill into law during a ceremony on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Monday, Nov. 15, 2021.

Letter: Will Sen. Romney have the courage to stand up for Utah’s children and Utah families?

By William E. Cosgrove | The Public Forum | November 25, 2021, 1:00 p.m.

(Trent Nelson  |   The Salt Lake Tribune) The setting sun lights Antelope Island in the distance from the receding shore of the Great Salt Lake on Thursday, Oct. 14, 2021.

Letter: Give (water) to the Great Salt Lake, it connects us all

By Heidrun Kubiessa | The Public Forum | November 25, 2021, 1:00 p.m.

(Rick Egan | The Salt Lake Tribune) Camp Last Hope, was built on abandoned railroad tracks, under the freeway for protection from the rain and the snow. Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2021.

Letter: Homelessness is a state-wide problem that needs to be addressed and funded at the state level

By Thomas N. Thompson | The Public Forum | November 25, 2021, 1:00 p.m.

(Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune) Rep. Chris Stewart speaks with delegates during the Utah Republican Party’s 2021 Organizing Convention at the Maverik Center in West Valley City on Saturday, May 1, 2021.

Letter: Rep. Steward has nothing to offer but a “Potemkin Village” war against Dr. Fauci

By Mark E. Hurst | The Public Forum | November 25, 2021, 1:00 p.m.