Recent Articles by John Florez
Published: Friday, October 9, 2015 5:40 pm MDT
Looks like Utah lawmakers have run out of excuses in denying health care for the poor. Legislators have misread the patience of our people as ignorance and weakness.
Published: Friday, October 2, 2015 6:54 pm MDT
Elected local board member’s loyalty is to the taxpayer and not the bureaucracy. The passage of HB250 clarifies the responsibilities of local school board members.
Published: Friday, September 25, 2015 5:39 pm MDT
Next time you meet someone, give them the greatest gift you can give anyone — just listen. It’s an expression of love.
Published: Friday, September 18, 2015 5:41 pm MDT
Forgotten are the “nuts and bolts” priorities Salt Lake City Council members said residents wanted — to improve public safety, municipal services, street lighting and streets and to fix an ag...
Published: Friday, September 11, 2015 5:43 pm MDT
Should teachers, lawyers, firefighters and police be taxed for providing public service? If not, then why should doctors and hospitals be taxed for providing health services for the public? It looks like Utah m...
Published: Friday, September 4, 2015 5:41 pm MDT
Politicians are once again using immigration as a political piÑata. They use it as a way to exploit the fear and anxiety the public has over change. They would have us become isolationist at a time globali...
Published: Friday, August 28, 2015 5:51 pm MDT
In our haste to treat patients, we forget illness is not only a physical phenomenon, but a spiritual one as well. Faith and hope are equally important. That’s what the curandera understood.
Published: Friday, August 21, 2015 5:58 pm MDT
Salt Lake City has shiny new buildings, a state of the art downtown mall, soon a $117 million theater, bike lanes, solar meters and sustainability; yet, the administration couldn’t find money to replace s...
Published: Friday, August 14, 2015 11:12 pm MDT
To this day, when I hear a John Philip Sousa march, my patriotism comes alive. It brings back fond memories I learned during my childhood summers at Salt Lake City's Catholic Guadalupe Mission School.
Published: Friday, August 7, 2015 7:46 pm MDT
When I was young and our family needed groceries and had no cash, we’d go to Chris’ Greek grocery store on Third South and the old Second West. For my dad and Chris, business was done with only a ha...