It is no secret that involvement in music promotes better learning skills, reduces the effects of such issues as ADHD, and, most important, promotes self-esteem. Read more »
I believe we should choose our elected officials on the basis of their qualifications and character and not on the basis of religion, gender, race or some other characteristic. Read more »
Obesity, diabetes and heart disease are the Big Three, increasing in explosive numbers. Could there be a single food group responsible? Read more »
Let’s listen to and try to work with people who may have different beliefs from us. These, in essence, are the words that Bernie Sanders spoke recently when he addressed the students at Liberty University. Read more »
Recently, our elected officials came up with a scheme that replaced the process defined in the U.S. Constitution on how agreements between nations are to be ratified by the U.S. with a different process. Read more »
It is my hope that readers will not judge all Utahns by what happened to Blake Hull, as he described in his recent letter (“Not just a nobody,” Sept. 20). Read more »
Randy Shumway, economic adviser to Zions Bank, recently promoted the ultra-Keynesian view that the Federal Reserve Board should postpone raising interest rates. Read more »
I would vote for a 0.25 percent increase on the sales tax for roads, but I would not give a dime to UTA. Read more »
Unless we can “dump Trump” and “lose Cruz,” we’ll not only lose in 2016, but the GOP will be damaged for years to come. Read more »
Does the federal government ever really shut down? Liberals would have you think that one or two senators have the power to shut down the government. This is lying and fearmongering, which is designed to win the emotional argument... Read more »
For months, Rep. Rob Bishop assured us that his Public Lands Initiative would balance preservation and development and fairly reflect input from multiple stakeholders. As a Uintah County resident, I was hopeful that... Read more »
I'd like to think I still have some semblance of faith in humanity. Recently that changed — I had an experience that left me discouraged and alone. I'm a student at the University of Utah and I take TRAX everyday.... Read more »
The idea of the founders was to limit government to avoid the mess we currently have. The founders created separation of powers to avoid runaway government and a "ruling class." Read more »
“Experience the Many Layers” is Payson City’s metaphorical slogan, with connections to our Onion Days Celebration. One visual layer in Payson is the public sidewalks and streets that have weeds that are... Read more »
I am tired of "holding my nose" and voting for pigs with lipstick propositions. I may just vote NO to tell the Legislature to try again with a single bill that will address highway construction and maintenance and leave UTA out of... Read more »
I'm disappointed to see the amount of water being wasted by businesses and residents by overwatering. Read more »
How in the world can our leaders in the USA justify lifting sanctions against Iran and unfreezing their assets, estimated to be as high as $150 billion? Read more »
Our extractive industries, which continue to mooch off a 30-year-old tax relief deal while decreasing the overall health of our population, are hardly going to pack up Utah’s mineral wealth and mine it somewhere else. Read more »
My high school daughter returned from school and told me about the test she and other fellow students took. They understand that the intent of this test is to measure student improvement over the course of the year. Read more »
Our constitutional rights should not have a price tag attached to them. Read more »
Mr. Evensen noted, child mortality has been cut in half in the last fifteen years. But for the 16,000 children under five who still die daily of preventable causes, more must be done. Read more »
A vast majority of illegal immigrants are coming to the U.S. as a land of opportunity and are only breaking statutory law, not criminal law. Read more »
I believe very few things are potentially more dangerous than listening to commercials, or intros and outros that feature sounds that mimic sirens and horn honking. Read more »
I was disappointed to hear that a drone stopped the airplane firefighting efforts around Deer Creek recently. Read more »
First, a president should be someone who we can trust. Second, there is no credible history of trust with Iran. Third, the current stream of refugees out of Syria into Eastern and Western Europe is because of Islamic extremists. Read more »
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Guns have neither made us secure nor free. Statistics show the more guns there are in proportion to the population, the higher the rates of homicide and suicide in a society. Read more »
If Bernie Sanders and Hilary Clinton are the best liberals have to offer, then the 'Fall of the GOP' should be the least of your worries. The ‘Fall of America’ is happening right now. Read more »
And really, is shutting down 17 percent of the government a catastrophe? After all, the federal government is doing such a wonderful job. Read more »
While presidential candidate Donald Trump has promised his tax plan will yield great results, analyzing his proposal fails to inspire such confidence. Read more »
I believe that those who truly want health care would be willing to pay a small percentage of the cost, even if it was just 1 percent. This would help erase the entitlement issue that this program... Read more »
Sharia is not compatible with the United States Constitution. This is Ben Carson's message. Read more »
Wheat, in particular, prevents the release of a particular enzyme that tells us when we are full, so we eat more calories than we need. Again: lose the wheat — lose the weight. Read more »
We have no business sticking our noses into the internal affairs of foreign nations unless they are a direct threat to our country. It amazes me that Washington, D.C., keeps doing the exact same thing over and over but expects... Read more »
Perhaps our lawmakers should talk to the airport planners and really reconsider moving the prison that seemingly could not possibly be rebuilt at its existing location. Read more »
Many of the tea party members don’t believe in climate change or compromise on issues that would move the country forward; it seems the tea party lawmakers are stuck in a bizarro-America. Read more »
As with any other public utility like roads, sewers and garbage pickup, mass transit doesn't turn a profit. When UTA was formed in 1970 by the state Legislature, it never received a mandate to make money. Read more »
When Christ lived on the earth, the people were poor because the Roman government heavily taxed them. Isn't that what is happening today? Read more »
If you want to protect the freedoms we still have left, then study the presidential candidates, make your own decision and be sure and vote in all elections. Read more »
Tax money should be used for road repairs, but not to support UTA incompetence. That is why I will vote no to the tax increase proposal as written. Read more »
Having been out of the state the past year, I was stunned to come back and find gas prices so much higher than other states. Read more »
Putting a gradually increasing fee on carbon sources like oil, coal and natural gas would pay off in the future as we make energy-efficient choices now. Read more »
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