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James Barker, who served as a Salt Lake City commissioner and who recently passed away, was my mentor. He leaves a legacy of what politicians who have a heart can do who keep the public’s interest in mind...
As we celebrate Father’s Day, let us be thankful for fathers who taught us how to live life with dignity; how to love by doing loving things, rather than talking about it, and for teaching us how to becom...
State School Board Superintendent Brad Smith said “it is to have faith … that we can change this very big, very complex system in a way that benefits our kids." Here are some ways that faith by Smith...
Three female police officers should be commended for their commitment for trying to make their police department free of discrimination, where all employees are able to contribute.
What we have done is to isolate them in a mass of human squalor we euphemistically call shelters and dismiss them as homeless. We try to ignore them or treat them with pity at best and with disdain at worst.
A high-tech voting system for a high-tech world might be to just set up a vending machine in the lobbyists' lounge, where the politicians could silently pick and choose the bills they want passed without public...
The state prison relocation efforts appear to be more like how we used to play sandlot baseball. There we made the rules as we went along, and the kid that brought the bat and ball usually ended up changing the...
My mother was a humble woman with tenderness and compassion who softly exuded such strength. She taught us that we came into this world with nothing and we leave with nothing. The important thing is to make it ...
With considering public policy for the homeless, we shouldn't discount the importance of including the key stakeholders — the taxpayers and the homeless themselves —in the discussion of such policy....
If we want an education system that cultivates innovation, then we must create a culture where teachers are encouraged to be innovative and free to excite their students to be constant learners.