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Another Viewpoint: Nuclear Waste, Hate Crimes and Seat Belts

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We’ve received responses to several recent KSL editorials we’d like to share with you.

KSL called on Utahns to unite in the battle to keep high-level nuclear waste from being stored in Utah. Blaine N. Howard, a retired Health Physicist, is "disturbed by the position KSL has taken."

"By choosing to fight the (Goshute) project, Governor Leavitt has chosen to spend a great amount of public funds in a futile effort to stop a program which is neither dangerous to the public nor harmful to any of the interests of the State of Utah."

In another editorial, KSL urged passage of a measure that would enhance penalties for those convicted of committing so-called "hate crimes." Lewis Hall of Spanish Fork offered another viewpoint:

"This type of legislation gets into the area of determining what was in someone’s mind at the time they did something. Let us stick to simply prosecuting the act, not the thought process."

KSL’s ongoing support of legislation to strengthen the state’s seat belt laws brought this response from Gary Watts of Orem:

"We need to be responsible for our own actions and quit legislating ourselves into government minions. If we continue this incorrect path, soon we will be legislating my hand positions on the steering wheel."

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