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We’ve received replies to a couple of recent KSL editorials we’d like to share with you.

Though deploring the recent massive holiday power outage, KSL described it as an “inconvenience” not a “disaster.” Dr. Royce Moser, Jr. took exception to our description: “Until you do a study with appropriate matching for age, socio-economic-status, etc. of those with and those without power regarding illnesses resulting from the power outage, I do not consider it appropriate to relegate the outage to ‘inconvenience.’ Further, have you evaluated the cost to businesses that were out of business during the outage?”

In another editorial, KSL voiced support for the creation of a guest worker program to help meet the nation’s agribusiness labor needs. John Lorz disagrees: “ . . . your editorial used disjointed logic about illegal aliens providing us with a service that would not get done without them. I have absolutely no problem with people immigrating to this country. However, allowing illegal aliens to harvest crops pushes the cost of labor down. If the illegals were not allowed to come harvest the crops, the price of labor would go up. Farmers and consumers would pay more and the price for labor would increase.

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