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FILE - In this Jan. 5, 2021, file photo, voters wait in line to cast their ballots in Georgia's Senate runoff election in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson, File)

Letter: If the Democrats acted like the GOP in Georgia, Lee would call it voter suppression

By Karen Loveridge | The Public Forum | April 13, 2021, 12:00 p.m.

FILE- In this Sept. 12, 2014 file photo, as President Barack Obama and former President Bill Clinton mark the 20th anniversary of the AmeriCorps national service program, hundreds of new volunteers are sworn in for duty at a ceremony on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington. Hundreds of Teach for America alumni are slamming the educator placement program for telling members to cross the picket line during a potential teacher strike in Oakland, California, or risk losing thousands of dollars at the end of their service. In partnership with the AmeriCorps, Teach for America members can apply for an education award at the end of their service to help pay off student loans. An AmeriCorps spokeswoman couldn't immediately provide comment but said striking is prohibited. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

Letter: Establish an Ameri-Corps-like program to reduce student debt

By Sue Jensen Weeks | The Public Forum | April 13, 2021, 12:00 p.m.

President Donald Trump speaks in the Cabinet Room of the White House in Washington, Monday, April 9, 2018, at the start of a meeting with military leaders. Federal agents raided the office of Trump's personal attorney Michael Cohen, seizing records on topics including a $130,000 payment made to a porn actress who says she had sex with Trump more than a decade ago. The move ignited the president's anger, with Trump calling it a "disgrace" that federal agents "broke into" the office of his personal attorney. He also called special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation "an attack on our country." (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Letter: Why didn’t calling out inappropriate behavior matter before?

By Mike Mitchell | The Public Forum | April 13, 2021, 12:00 p.m.

Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, walks on Capitol Hill as the Senate works to complete the Democrats' $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill, in Washington, Saturday, March 6, 2021. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Letter: First Counselor Dallin Oaks, Sen. Lee, party loyalty and conscience

By Mark Brunson | The Public Forum | April 13, 2021, 12:00 p.m.

FILE - In this Jan. 28, 2012 file photo, U.S. soldiers, part of the NATO- led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) patrol west of Kabul, Afghanistan. After 20 years of military engagement and billions of dollars spent, NATO and the United States still grapple with the same, seemingly intractable conundrum — how to withdraw troops from Afghanistan without abandoning the country to even more mayhem. (AP Photo/Hoshang Hashimi, File)

Letter: Each new generation becomes fodder for our endless wars

By Kimball Shinkoskey | The Public Forum | April 13, 2021, 12:00 p.m.

(Francisco Kjolseth  | The Salt Lake Tribune) Gov. Spencer Cox removes his mask as he holds media availability 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: Heed Biden’s call to continue mask mandate, Gov. Cox

By Scot Morgan | The Public Forum | April 12, 2021, 12:00 p.m.

(Jim Watson | Pool via AP) Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, questions former Gov. Jennifer Granholm, D-Mich., as she testifies before the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee during a hearing to examine her nomination to be Secretary of Energy, Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2021 on Capitol Hill in Washington.

Letter: What third term for Lee?

By Mike Haberman | The Public Forum | April 12, 2021, 1:46 p.m.

Photographers cover the game in an empty stadium during fourth-inning baseball game action in Toronto, Friday, July 17, 2020. (Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press via AP)

Letter: Be fair to Georgia — hold the All-Star Game in Canada

By David Tart | The Public Forum | April 12, 2021, 12:00 p.m.

FILE - In this Jan. 19, 2016, file photo, handguns are displayed at the Smith & Wesson booth at the Shooting, Hunting and Outdoor Trade Show in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)

Letter: We are in desperate need of some deep healing

By Louise Ewing | The Public Forum | April 12, 2021, 12:00 p.m.

(Rick Egan  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)        Brigham Young University Graduates make their way across the pedestrian bridge to the Marriott Center for the 144th BYU Commencement, Thursday, April 25, 2019.

Letter: A virtual BYU graduation ceremony is no way to commemorate students’ achievements

By Gerrit Gerritsen | The Public Forum | April 12, 2021, 12:00 p.m.

(Rick Egan  |  Tribune file photo)  An inversion over Salt Lake Valley is seen looking west from Little Cottonwood Canyon, in this Dec. 4, 2019, file photo.

Letter: Why air quality should be our next big public health focus in SLC

| April 11, 2021, 12:00 p.m.

The rising full moon passes behind the Martin Luther King Memorial and the Washington Monument, Tuesday evening, Dec. 29, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/J. David Ake)

Letter: Georgia can learn from Arizona’s reversal on Martin Luther King Jr. Day

By Val Williams | The Public Forum | April 11, 2021, 12:00 p.m.

(Francisco Kjolseth  |  The Salt Lake Tribune) Paintings by LDS artist Minerva Teichert are shown in the east Salt Lake City chapel in August 2020.

Letter: Destroying Minerva Teichert’s work tells LDS female artists their work doesn’t matter

By Nancy Andruk Olson | The Public Forum | April 11, 2021, 9:17 p.m.

FILE - In this Monday, March 30, 2020 file photo, a black crow flies over in the deserted Louvre museum courtyard in Paris. (AP Photo/Francois Mori, File)

Letter: The GOP deserves a new mascot: A certain bird with a certain name comes to mind.

By Michael Mitchell | The Public Forum | April 11, 2021, 12:00 p.m.

(Rick Egan | The Salt Lake Tribune)  U.S. Congressman Chris Stewart speaks with Congressman John Curtiss, at the Utah Association of Realtors office where GOP candidates gathered in Sandy, on Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020.

Letter: A vote against the For the People Act is a vote for voter suppression

By Sheldon Smith | The Public Forum | April 11, 2021, 12:00 p.m.

FILE - In this Oct. 5, 2019, file photo, The Salt Lake Temple stands at Temple Square in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)

Letter: Picture the LDS Church saving our natural world

By Jared Lounsbury-Decker | The Public Forum | April 11, 2021, 12:00 p.m.

Leah Hogsten  |  The Salt Lake Tribune   A plane lands at Salt Lake City International Airport, Feb. 25, 2019.

Letter: Will the Inland Port push more birds into the airport’s airspace?

By Mark Baranowski | The Public Forum | April 11, 2021, 12:00 p.m.

(Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune) Damage at Salt Lake City's Caffé Molise caused by the March 18, 2020, earthquake.

Letter: Legislature is more concerned with bureaucracy than our children’s lives

By Robert Snyder | The Public Forum | April 10, 2021, 12:00 p.m.

(Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune) A sign encouraging masks at City Creek in Salt Lake City on Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2020.

Letter: COVID-19 spreads best on the weekends. It seems clear why.

By Erwin McPherson | The Public Forum | April 10, 2021, 12:00 p.m.

Steve Griffin  |  The Salt Lake Tribune


As Rob Miller, a Utah Democratic Party Chairman candidate speaks, audience members stand arm-in-arm with their backs to him and all of the candidates during a  town hall meeting at the State Capitol in Salt Lake City, Wednesday, June 7, 2017. The meeting comes after party officials had a meeting about what to do with allegations about sexual harassment against Miller.

Letter: Democratic Party’s apology for its handling of sexual harassment accusations is too little, too late

By Kate Kelly | The Public Forum | April 10, 2021, 12:00 p.m.

(Scott Sommerdorf   |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   
Drivers on Wasatch Blvd. as snow falls, Wednesday, December 20, 2017.

Letter: Wasatch Boulevard is not a highway -- don’t use it as one

| April 10, 2021, 12:00 p.m.

(Susan Walsh | AP) Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, attends a Senate Judiciary Committee meeting on Capitol Hill in Washington, Monday, March 1, 2021. The Senate Judiciary Committee voted Monday to advance the nomination of Merrick Garland, President Joe Biden's nominee for attorney general.

Letter: I offer an apology -- and a senator -- to Georgia

By Craig Dunford | The Public Forum | April 10, 2021, 12:00 p.m.

(Francisco Kjolseth  | The Salt Lake Tribune) The Seven Canyons Trust nears completion of its project to open Three Creeks Confluence Park in Salt Lake City where Emigration, Red Butte and Parleys creeks meet the Jordan River near 1300 South and 900 West.

Letter: Where is the vision for protecting the environment and creating a more livable city in Millcreek?

By Colleen Casto | The Public Forum | April 9, 2021, 12:02 p.m.

(Screenshot | YouTube) Utah Rep. Burgess Owens speaks during a meeting of the House Judiciary Committee meeting. California Rep. Hakeem Jeffries attacked Owens over his vote to overturn the 2020 election in favor of Donald Trump.

Letter: Owens shows himself to be just another Trump tagalong

By Raymond A. Hult | The Public Forum | April 9, 2021, 2:33 p.m.

(Lynn R. Johnson | The Salt Lake Tribune) Standing on the roof of the new East High School, principal Kay Peterson, framed in the window on left, watches as crews demolish the west wall of the old school in August 1996.

Letter: Now is the time to prepare for the next earthquake along the Wasatch Fault

By Marilyn Marshall | The Public Forum | April 9, 2021, 12:00 p.m.