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Re: “Solving Homelessness

This is not an issue only impacting the homeless. I work s good job and in any other area could afford to buy a house. In SLC I can only afford to share a small condo. It's sad I could live in California cheaper than SLC. something's is seriously wrong here.

Posted by Paul DeBock on 10/09/2016 at 12:29 PM

Re: “Solving Homelessness

I agree with most of the statements in this article, although a big piece is missing. We have a population of mentally ill that are homeless. This is a population that ends up homeless because family do not know how to deal with them, services are too costly and we do not have homes that service this population.

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Posted by Lisa 1 on 10/09/2016 at 9:52 AM

Re: “Blaine Preserve

Chris Lee your amazing keep up your visions; As a child growing up on the west side I would always find projects to clean up as you did I would form a group of children; and before they knew what hit them we were cleaning up areas near the Jordan river walk way before it was even thought of to be that! As I grew and purchased different properties I envisioned the real need for cleanliness and my community efforts to clean my surrounding areas; for reasons like having others take notice to the beautification & believing we as citizens cant expect the city to do it all; down the road I worked on one of my buildings to create a Coffee House and Deli, called Julianos Coffee House and Deli! that was 20 years ago, I envisioned it and made it happen that was across the street from the Baseball Park, the ending era of Derks field, sadly I had to move on. Private issues, I moved to Ogden Canyon I would walk to the canyons every day no matter what weather, p/u garbage than lounge in the hot tub; I just learned recently they closed it I heard it was for repairs but it was really a way to stop the pure simple joy... Anyway I am still working on the old adage "Cleanliness' is next to Godliness'" My name is Elaine Trujillo this is my town my neighborhood and I'm back, so if you see a strange girl picking up garbage its me! As I sing to myself "The Boys are Back in Town" cause I do a mans job; but enjoy being a girl! I Love all you clean souls! God Bless You all & thank you from the bottom of my heart!

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Posted by Elaine Trujillo 1 on 09/28/2016 at 6:56 PM

Re: “Donut Days

(This article on donuts, which I just read on September 14, 2016, popped up when I googled "Creative Donuts" in Salt Lake City Utah.)...
As a 7th Grader attending Stewart Junior High School on the University of Utah campus in Salt Lake City, Utah, I had a SPUDNUT route, which I would start each afternoon in front of the drugstore that was on the south east corner of 4th S 900 E. (That was my SPUDNUT pick up point.) I normally would sell out of them before I could walk two or three blocks. It was unbelievable!
I wish we had some SPUDNUT stores again here in the Salt Lake valley.
Does anybody know who may own the SPUDNUT name & or recipe???
(I have no doubt I can probably find out, but if anybody knows, it would be easier.)
Ron Greenleaf ("")

Posted by REGLeaf on 09/14/2016 at 1:27 PM

Re: “Lucky Strikes

What an amazing stroke of luck! As always, a good read John...

Posted by Kathy M. on 08/13/2016 at 10:57 AM

Re: “Driving With No Helmet

The Washington Post claims that as many as 988 million birds die annually in the United States alone running into windows. Sadly your story about that majestic bird and it's tragic end is no isolated incident. Yet not a single word from our government on this feathered carnage, no national guard deployments, not even an attempt to regulate the window glass industry. I cry fowl! It's time to end the genocide.

Helmet Laws and Politics are a complicated story. In 1966 The Federal Highway act mandated that 10% of national funds for maintaining highways was dependent on each state passing laws requiring motorcyclists to wear helmets. In 1974 only two states did not have helmet laws, Illinois and California. Illinois had a court ruling that declared their helmet law an infringement on personal freedoms. At that time Utah's helmet law required a helmet only when you were exceeding 35 miles per hour. Now, if you ask me, it would be very dangerous to put a helmet on while riding should you decide to exceed 35 miles per hour.

California fought the law hard, through governors Ronald Reagan and Jerry Brown. Long story short, in 1976 President Ford signed the "Helms Angel Bill" which repealed the national helmet law. Before then end of 1977 more than twenty states repealed their helmet laws.

Ironically in 1992 California implemented a mandatory universal helmet law. While Utah repealed their law in 1977. California allows lane splitting. I love lane splitting and if I had to choose I'd wear a helmet and allow lane splitting.

We have a great country, we a clearly complicated political process. In September I am planning to spend three weeks riding across the country on a motorcycle. As I embark on this journey I now have a few questions to ponder.

1. Never mind my carbon footprint, what is my bird death foot print?
2. Will I possibly kill more birds as I ride.
3. If a bird hits me in the helmet and dies, would I have possibly saved that birds life by not wearing a helmet?
4. Helmet laws state by state are complicated. I have to know the helmet laws for each state I cross into. Do I have to wear a helmet? What stamp of approval does my helmet need to have, from what organization? Can I have speakers in my helmet? in both ears or just one? etc.. etc.. Thank god for the internet.

As a child I once saved a nest of birds from death after their mother died. I cared for them, nursed them and eventually they flew away. Perhaps they have procreated and my bird death foot print is a little less. Regardless my mother was very proud, on the other hand I do eat a lot of chicken.

In conclusion, we can dance around across a few unrelated ideas and topics and attempt to tie them together in the final paragraph. We can call it opinion and creative writing and I'm sure your mother is very proud of the way you rambled to your point, sort of like how my mother was proud of me saving those baby birds. The internet is great for many things, misleading news titles is apparently one of them. Finally..... my point, and this is very important.. You don't drive a motorcycle you "ride a motorcycle" therefore your title should be "Riding with no helmet"

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Posted by Andrew Love on 07/27/2016 at 3:38 PM

Re: “Lies, Lies and More Lies

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Posted by Susan B. Rittenhouse on 06/12/2016 at 11:31 PM

Re: “Yesterday

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Posted by Cynthia L. Arnold on 06/09/2016 at 11:03 PM

Re: “Young Guns

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Posted by KarenR.Hansen on 06/08/2016 at 1:03 AM

Re: “Clogged Canyons

Practical post , Speaking of which , people want a a form , my secretary saw a fillable document here

Posted by lataskakleinfield on 05/31/2016 at 7:43 AM

Re: “My OSH

Hey, this is great! Thanks for the shoutout to my pop, Phil, and the Labrador dogs (either Mr Biko or Lady, depending on the era). Big love.

Posted by lesacooks on 05/03/2016 at 8:44 PM

Re: “Problem Not Solved

Reply to 'Somebody'

Hey man/woman, look for an apartment in an area you can afford. There are rent prices in other neighborhoods outside of Downtown (where you should live!!) for much cheaper. It's ridiculous you're complaining about the "700-900" price tag considering I'm paying $1200 for the same apartment. I'm so tired of people getting a break when I work hard and have to pay much more. Live where you can afford, and downtown should be left for people who can afford the price tag. There are many other neighborhoods you can afford the price tag in, go there!

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Posted by Liverpool Lover on 04/18/2016 at 11:49 PM

Re: “Problem Not Solved

I'm so tired of talks to build more downtown low I come housing! My wife and I don't qualify for low income credits, so we're forced to pay an inflated price and live with degenerates that don't know how to take care of the building. If everyone was paying the same as us, they wouldn't trash it the way they do!

Move the homeless/very low income to other neighborhoods, don't offer more downtown properties for them to live in. If you can't afford to live in the city, move your ass to another neighborhood! Before you comment know that these "low income" rates are far more than 60% of the income a family or individual would make. It's irresponsible and continues the cycle because these tenants cannot afford the lease rates they commit to. If they can afford it, usually there is other income that's not reported and that's not fair to people who work hard to pay and follow the rules.

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Posted by Liverpool Lover on 04/18/2016 at 11:45 PM

Re: “I Got "Berned"

I love the irony. I also love your attitude, Stan. You are a good man.

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Posted by Sheryl Hussein Ginsberg on 04/15/2016 at 5:55 PM

Re: “It's Déjà Vu

Well said, Stan. Put another way. (Shrugging) "What's this I hear about APATHY?"

Rich Woodruff

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Posted by Dadio on 04/01/2016 at 10:27 AM

Re: “Clogged Canyons

The skiing is good, but why are we as taxpayers forced to pay for better transportation scenarios? Why not have the users alter their driving habits or pay? Why not let the traffic self regulate? After a Utes game Foothill blvd is packed, after a Jazz game downtown is packed.... A Friday commute from downtown to 215 is a bear... but we as drivers work around it, we expect it. Parking is disallowed in prime times on the busy streets so why not follow suit in Little Cottonwood?
Why not put programs in place to have less vehicles?
1. Disallow parking street side on Highway 210. (This is dangerous, and is not allowed in other parts of the canyon, nor should it be allowed in the areas by the resorts) Less cars in the canyon = Less traffic.
2. Charge for access to the canyon, like Mill Creek.
3. Make the resorts put in more canyon parking if they need more skiers to buy the lift passes.
4. Make the resorts put in more off site / down town parking, carpool / uber hubs and or provide shuttle busses.

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Posted by Bus Driver on 03/03/2016 at 1:09 PM

Re: “Clogged Canyons

We should only be concerned with the wide open slopes that can hold more capacity? We should only be concerned with the one percent that has the time and money to ski on a regular basis? We should be padding the pockets of the resorts and catering to the skiers? Why does Utah promote so much tourism? Why are the politicians all funded by either the energy industry or the resort industry? Does it matter about the 1 million soon to be 1.5 million might need a drink of clean water at the end of the day? Maybe instead of flying executives and politicians around to look at trains, UTA should figure out some logistics, Wasatch Front wide, that make sense then maybe more people would use public transit. Last, wake up Utah, vote for someone that cares about you and your community, not the greedy SOBs that are running the show now!

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Posted by Karen S McCoy on 03/03/2016 at 9:00 AM

Re: “Clogged Canyons

Excellent article. The watershed canyons of the Wasatch need care and protecting or we will lose our use of them and our resources will become spoiled. There's no harm in taking a bus or carpooling up there and if we don't change the summers will be just like this. Stay on it City Weekly.

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Posted by hikerskier on 03/03/2016 at 7:18 AM

Re: “Refugee Clout

I like it, Jim!
Nice, original, and sensible.
And I'm a pacifist. :-)

Tom Huckin

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Posted by Tom Huckin on 02/02/2016 at 6:58 PM

Re: “Not Feeling It

Me being man of age, I have a hard time even understanding what most Emoji mean. My nieces and nephews reply with text constantly with Emoji and when I reply back with an Emoji (the grinning smile) one in particular, they respond with "why the nervous grin/smile"? My intention of replying with the grinning smiling, was to express I was happy for just having receiving a text from them as well as showing my pretty whites. Therefore my confusion with the whole Emoji expressions. I get it, but still believe that the Emoji do take away our sense of communication. I am a personal individual, especially in a working environment and or in my personal relationship.Given technology these days it is becoming a form of communication and our growing culture. So being a military Veteran of the United States Navy, I will learn to accept and adapt to Emoji in my life :)

Posted by John Luque on 01/31/2016 at 12:28 PM

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