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It is now in the taxpayers’ interest to take a second look at what Utah’s prison system should be, given the new information and social change. It would be prudent — and it would demonstrate t...
The World War II era forged the American character, the sense of patriotism that rekindled the values that unite us — caring for each other, sense of community, sacrifice and the worth of every individual...
Each time a race issue comes up, everyone says we have to have “a dialogue” about race. But solving race relations is not an intellectual exercise. It’s a matter of people working, playing and...
While growing up and living out of our family's boxcar on the west side of Salt Lake, a wagonload of watermelon and tamales and a long walk to run on the lush green lawns of Liberty Park was just the right holi...
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...