It would have been nice if our state Legislature had figured out a way to select the state school board constitutionally during the last legislative session, but they didn’t. And what is kind of interesting is that our current... Read more »
Last week I was visited by one of the four candidates campaigning for the city council of my city. He had plenty of opinions but nothing to offer but general statements that have little meaning in helping me decide who would best... Read more »
Ellen Creager of the Detroit Free Press was recently quoted in the Deseret News saying, “When America’s naturalists and lawmakers began designating national parks, the idea was to preserve beautiful places for future... Read more »
I believe in the power of choice; everyone has their own opinions and should be allowed to share them. But when it comes to a human life, how is there even more than one option? Read more »
In the Prison Relocation Commission meeting held July 16, 2015, at the state Capitol, there was a document provided by the legislative fiscal analyst titled “Prison Relocation-Transportation Component.” The information in... Read more »
In the past it was clearly understood that you couldn’t make a silk purse with a sow’s ear. Time will tell if this generation of Supreme Court justices has the power to prove that statement wrong. Sandi Holland... Read more »
Regarding the Planned Parenthood video showing its senior director of medical services, Deborah Nucatola, callously describing abortion providers’ ability to collect and preserve fetal organs, extremities and even heads in the... Read more »
As a native Utahn, I don’t have strong feelings about the Confederate flag. I view it as a foreign flag that should not be flown above or at the same level as the American flag. However, some of the reaction to the flag has... Read more »
Within the last few days, two judges of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit in Denver issued a ruling forcing the Little Sisters of the Poor in Colorado to sign a supposed exemption from a mandate to provide contraception... Read more »
Thank you to Gov. Gary Herbert, Lt. Gov. Spencer Cox, Sen. Brian Shiozawa, Senate President Wayne Niederhauser, Rep. Jim Dunnigan and Speaker Greg Hughes for agreeing to a Medicaid expansion concept which will extend coverage to... Read more »
The news that the so-called “Gang of Six” Utah lawmakers have agreed on a framework for a Medicaid expansion solution, which covers up to 138 percent of the poverty level, and which they consider sustainable, is the best... Read more »
The elected legislators of the day did the right thing in the late 1940s when their new prison was built in Draper and the prison operation moved from Sugar House. That legislative group had the foresight to establish the prison at... Read more »
Once a friend from Georgia asked me, “When you were in school, what did you learn was the cause of the Civil War?” My answer was, “The slavery issue.” She told me that was not what she was taught — the... Read more »
I lived in Gunnison when there were fears about having a prison built there. But in the years since, there have been no escapes to my knowledge. My friend works there and says the prison provides one of the jobs he needs in order to... Read more »
The Supreme Court's recent marriage ruling — while perhaps well-intentioned — can be taken as an endorsement of any and all sexual behaviors. The endorsement of such behavior clearly dismisses moral authority, which... Read more »
We need more protected spaces in this great country where we can experience nature as it was originally intended for mankind. Read more »
Scientists funded by a federal government interested in imposing a renewable-energy mentality on the nation to enrich their cronies have — surprisingly — found ways to support the views of those who pay their wages. Read more »
Although Trump may not be my first choice for president, he should be commended for telling it like it is. Read more »
Our representatives have been so anxious to move the prison that they began touting the benefits of doing so long before they had a full picture of everything involved. Read more »
The prison is an ugly eyesore, with its drab gray exteriors. Tourists passing the prison on the heavily traveled I-15 route see this blight in our otherwise beautiful valley. Read more »
As an outdoor person who values what little true nature is left, I am appalled by many decisions our lawmakers make and by our few fellow citizens who choose to steal from what makes America great. Read more »
It’s unbelievable to me that there are those arguing that the Confederate flag represents nothing more than states’ rights. Don’t whitewash history. Read more »
It’s time for parents to wake up and consider removing their children from the government-controlled school system. It is up to "We the People" to take back the control of education of our children. Read more »
Were it not for the plight of the average Greeks who will suffer untold hardship over the coming years to follow, we might view this as any other international drama — but it is not. Read more »
The more challenging it is to vote, the greater the likelihood that only informed voters who truly care will make it to the polls. And that's better for everyone. Read more »
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