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Re: “Problem Not Solved

I personally live at the shelter and yes there's drugs all around in front of the shelter were our kids wait for the school bus. there's such dirty living conditions here there's diseases that keep comeing. the housing program seems good but it's only a temporary fix. it helps u get into a apt but after that your left on your own, for some it's great but for most we need a more permanent solution a good majority of the people at the road home are disabled and cannot afford the 700-900 a month rent when you do move out so they end up back in the shelter within 6 months all these issues need to be addressed badly and fast for the safety and happiness of the kids and adults here

Posted by somebody on 09/30/2015 at 11:02 PM

Re: “Problem Not Solved

If you consider "ignoring," as 90% solved he is correct, I drive on 400 west quite often and there are literally HUNDREDS of homeless souls wrapped up, sleeping along the lawn covered divider, or lined up hoping for a filling breakfast...IF in fact it is 90% solved, I would have hated to have seen how many we had before solving it.

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Posted by Jim Platt 1 on 09/03/2015 at 5:43 AM

Re: “Problem Not Solved

Let's do some real math. In every debate, to my recollection, Jackie dramatically laments Mayor Ralph Becker's efforts with the homeless are essentially "too little too late. Mayor Ralph Becker was honored for his efforts in reducing chronic homelessness among veterans by the white house.…

His efforts facilitated functionally ending chronic homelessness among veterans in December 2014.… Salt Lake City is close to eliminating chronic homelessness entirely.

Since announcing the 5000 Doors initiative, 797 Affordable Housing Units have been built, preserved, or supported.

Although Jackie served on a legislative homeless committee; I could find no evidence of commendations for her efforts from the White House.…. "Those who can't" criticize".

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Posted by Sage Boyer on 09/03/2015 at 1:21 AM

Re: “Problem Not Solved

I live downtown in the Warehouse Condos. I am less than a block from the Rio Grande and the Road Home. The homeless problem has become substantially worse since I moved down here 4 years ago. The sheer number of homeless people has drastically increased over the past few years. Saying "homelessness had dropped more than 90 percent over the past decade" is based on false or drastically skewed statistics to only make the mayor look good in the eyes of other cities. The increased police presence hasn't begun to make a dent in the problem. I don't have a magical solution to the problem but stopping Rio Grande St. from being a drive-through drug mart for the underprivileged would be a good place to start. The various institutions to help the homeless in Salt Lake City need to communicate and work together to combat the growing problem.

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Posted by Cody on 09/02/2015 at 5:54 PM

Re: “Pickle-Ball Progress

If you love to play Racquetball or Pickleball, but can’t find a court or some friendly games to get going, welcome to the club.
Utah has proven to be a tough place for racquetballers/pickleballers. Seems there are a lot of us who want to play – but there is very little in terms of local organization.
So having little to no options, I decided to create the Utah County Racquetball and Pickleball Meetup group to get something going.

This group is intended to be a starting point to growing a Utah-based Racquetball-Pickleball community where people can self-organize games, events and get information.
So get in on the action!
Join for fun, or if you are joining for competition or for a ladder, please mention that specifically in your intro, or separate email.

Posted by Utah County Racquetball and Pickleball Meetup on 08/15/2015 at 9:30 PM

Re: “Screw the NRA

Hunters are nothing but monsters - home invasion artists who are so cowardly their victims cannot even fight back. I lve in thailand where guns are extremely scarse - because they are against the law. Murder by gun is rare.

Hunting is also murder. I am a lifelong wildlife rehabber - for 65 years now. I have rehabbed many animals who came in contact with heartless hunters - and buried many who were just shot fornfun and left to die.

Anybody who enjoys guns and humting is mentally ill. The best solution is to issue hunting licenses so hinters can oly hnt each other. That might be "sport" but the IQ of America will certainly increase and the hostility level will decrease.

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Posted by Ling Yai on 07/23/2015 at 9:07 PM

Re: “Trumped Up

Hey, all. You do know that if you email your snarky comments to, they might run in the print edition, right?

Posted by BrandonBurt on 07/15/2015 at 11:01 PM

Re: “Trumped Up

Hey, davidfarrar, would you mind rephrasing that in cogent English so I can respond to whatever point you're attempting to make?

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Posted by James Jim Catano on 07/15/2015 at 10:00 PM

Re: “Trumped Up

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Posted by Looking for Solutions on 07/15/2015 at 6:57 PM

Re: “Trumped Up

I can't believe it; here another liberal buboe who is admitting there is no difference between legal immigrants and illegal aliens.

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Posted by davidfarrar on 07/15/2015 at 1:36 PM

Re: “Boondoggled

"A lot of people say that all we're going to do is rape and pillage and plunder the landscape. But our greatest resource is protecting the landscape. Can you capture those resources in an environmentally friendly way and maintain the pristine landscape? I believe we can. But that's going to take a lot of thought."


While we believe we can, we still don't know how it's possible, and we'll worry about it long after we've raped, pillaged and plundered the land.

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Posted by Mikee on 06/29/2015 at 2:07 AM

Re: “Boondoggled

If you want to see their idea of maintaining a "Pristine Landscape" drive on Highway 24 to Capitol Reef National Park, or 313 into Canyonlands NP and see how noticeable the oil wells are. Once they start getting less than 500m apart you can say the wells are getting a bit dense.

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Posted by Dustin B on 06/24/2015 at 8:41 PM

Re: “Dear Mormonism

There has to be a Korihor in every religion.

Posted by Kam on 06/06/2015 at 8:19 AM

Re: “Survey Follies

Thank you for pointing out how ridiculous it is, for a legislature with no experience in education, to set goals and objectives for teachers to reach... and then chastise those teachers as "ineffective" when they don't reach those arbitrary goals.
I agree with you that the legislature should be paid according to the same standard teachers are held to, that being effective, understanding, engaging, and educated.

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Posted by Doug Rice on 05/06/2015 at 4:06 PM

Re: “True Gift

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Posted by Dawn Martin on 05/05/2015 at 5:51 AM

Re: “Vord of Visdom

Terrific - so interesting to hear about life back then. Loved this piece.

Posted by Buchanan on 03/30/2015 at 8:57 AM

Re: “Dr. Strangelaw

Very articulated article. Thanks for bringing this to the public's attention.

Posted by Mia Ward on 03/21/2015 at 12:51 PM

Re: “On the Edge

Little indicators, edges?, are popping up everywhere revealing the ignorance of the reality of increasing populations. One significant one, water, has recently been prominent in the news. If you think we are having water shortages now, what will it be like when the population doubles and triples?

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Posted by Old Finn on 03/12/2015 at 5:05 PM

Re: “Word Play

Struck and White. A pearl of great price. Blessed cannon of writers.
Thanks for an engaging article.
Eschew obfuscation!

Posted by Dan Crane on 02/01/2015 at 1:03 PM

Re: “Word Play

A razor-sharp, interesting, and characteristically funny piece. Mr. Rasmuson is a Utah treasure.

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Posted by Maximilian Werner on 01/30/2015 at 7:09 PM

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