How many criminals have escaped the current prison in the last decade? I am quite sure that the majority of the people in prison have no desire to escape and strangle me and my family. Read more »
The demands for every law enforcement officer to have a body camera are almost deafening. This change would protect citizens and provide indisputable evidence when an officer is trying to enforce the law. This appears to make sense. Read more »
It is outrageous that at the time of the year when we are feeling the most charitable, scammers try to take advantage of our generosity. Read more »
Are the checks and balances of the Constitution working? What is to be done? Are we patriots ... or serfs? Read more »
Protect your God-given natural resources at all costs. They are a true national treasure, not a state moneymaking scheme. Read more »
Societies often take decades to figure out how new and transformative technologies should be used, and ethical mistakes are made. Perhaps mistakes are being made today in identifying ethical DNA technologies versus those that aren't. Read more »
If the solution is to relocate the prison from one populated area to another, let’s leave it where it is. Read more »
Telecom giants are trying to establish and enforce our favorite websites into a slow lane on the Internet. Read more »
George Will’s column (”Overcriminalization: National plague that characterizes America,” Dec. 11) is thought-provoking and insightful. During a ride-along many years ago, a congressional candidate asked me why I... Read more »
In our society, gratitude seems to be a foreign concept: We do not use language to express thanks nearly enough. As I've been studying language in a linguistics class at BYU this past semester, I've had the chance to reflect on my... Read more »
As a nation, we need a national cancellation of private debt. Immediate and future debt relief for mortgage, student loan, credit card and medical bills would allow our nation to recover. Read more »
The kid-glove handling of Stericycle shows how ineffective and compromised environmental regulation is in Utah. The residents of North Salt Lake get to be bathed in Stericycle-generated carcinogens another three years! Read more »
Wouldn't an easy solution to the safety problem be to just change the color of the flex lights? Blue, yellow, purple, whatever, but something different than red and green? Read more »
Totally adopting metrics would be difficult and we might struggle for a few decades. But it would also be a great gift to our grandchildren and those that follow. The problems surrounding STEM subjects would greatly diminish. Read more »
If UTA has all this extra money, I would just as soon see them return it to us, as opposed to spending millions of dollars in the housing development business. Read more »
We have every right to be proud of all our state offers; does it make sense to jeopardize it for self-satisfaction and short-term gain? Read more »
The critical missing piece that needs to be addressed is what mechanism can be developed that encourages all voters to participate in the initial candidate selection process without the pressure to join a specific party. Read more »
The current situation with moving the prison was brought about by the Republican caucus; it was a bad decision that was never supported by the majority of Utahns. Read more »
Now that the Republican-led House Intelligence Committee has released its report on the Benghazi incident, which clears the Obama administration of all wrongdoing, how soon can we expect... Read more »
I have some concerns with websites that offer movie evaluations, such as OK.com. Probably most of us know that movies have diminished in quality content over the years. As a retired teacher in California, I was asked to show "October... Read more »
I am a Salt Lake resident who, for decades, has listened to the hatred between Utah and BYU fans with great surprise. You can hate terrorist groups or hate genocide, but why hate a school that represents religion or a state?... Read more »
I wish to make it clear that we who oppose this mass amnesty effort do not do so out of "political rancor." We are cognizant of the plight of illegals; they're in a terrible spot. Nevertheless, is this a nation of rule of law, or... Read more »
As an Air Force retiree and veteran of three wars, I learned the lesson of planning your work and working your plan. Success is more likely when you follow the rules, don’t demand exceptions and do your part for a successful... Read more »
What the state is doing to acquire all or most of the federal land is just plain wrong. All that land should be for the people to use responsibly. Read more »
I never saw anything like the Salt Lake Valley inversion problem in all my 25 years in the New York City area. It's time Salt Lake and the state address the horrible pollution problem in Salt Lake Valley. Read more »
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It feels like the "peace" we all talk about wanting is just talk. People are too anxious to give in to every appetite placed before them, no matter how bad they know it is, or at least once knew it was. Read more »
We need to be able to trust government. The government is of the people and by the people and ours to monitor and protect. Read more »
Justification for Utah not taking the funding for extending Medicaid is not funny. Over the years we have heard how we didn’t want “socialized medicine” because you have to wait for services. But in the good... Read more »
This is in response to Timothy Funk's letter ("Symbolic high-rise," Dec. 23) that had so much praise for Randy Horiuchi, a retiring Salt Lake County councilman. Those of us in Cottonwood Heights saw a totally different Horiuchi. Read more »
The horrifying execution of the two police officers in New York should give everyone pause at this holiday season. The media share some blame in this tragedy for widely reporting the “hands... Read more »
As a frequent visitor with strong affection for the state and its people, I am deeply concerned about Utah's insistence that the federal government relinquish all public lands to the state. Read more »
All in in all, it seems to me that the State Legislature gets an F for its support of public education. Read more »
I'm confused. Virtually every weather forecaster warns of the dire results of a dry summer season if we don't conserve water. Yet all over the county, land that was empty for decades is sprouting high-density housing like, well,... Read more »
UDOT should do some cinching. Don't raise the gas taxes. We've already paid enough at the pump as it is. Read more »
In past years we were disappointed with the reception of the gifts we chose for our grandchildren. The gifts were often the wrong color, style, size or simply not needed. We found an answer by establishing college savings... Read more »
Most people don't remember the story of what happened but, like much of what Randy Horiuchi has quietly done, the result is there. Lives are better and that is why he served us so long. Read more »
There is no way one can condone the use of torture and claim to want a constitutional government. Read more »
Message to telemarketers: strikes one, two and three happen when caller ID does not identify who you are. How can I trust you if you lie to me before I even pick up the phone? Read more »
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