How nice. Soon, the first thing visitors flying into or departing from the Salt Lake International Airport will see will be our shiny new prison. Read more »
Trump is a catalyst and, as Laura Ingraham says, a symptom. If he somehow gets the nomination, it's because he earned it and he'll have my vote. Read more »
It is easy to vote no on the Iran deal. It is quite a different matter to vote yes on a war with Iran, particularly at the beginning of an election cycle. When push comes to shove, how deep is the Republican affection for Benjamin... Read more »
We need to get big money — bribery — out of politics. We as American citizens need to demand a constitutional amendment declaring that money is not a form of “speech.” Read more »
Trafficking in fetal tissue is a practice that needs to end. In good conscience we cannot look the other way on these issues. Read more »
It is refreshing to read someone of stature and knowledge coming forward with factual information, together with common sense to refute the flood of misleading so-called “data” on climate change. Read more »
People and the government have created their own Pottersvilles because of their outrageous borrowing and spending habits. They are using the European countries as their model, yet the European countries are going bankrupt. Read more »
The other day I was at the Main Library and less than one-third of the bus schedule slots had schedules in them! What’s the deal UTA? It’s your job to keep those slots full. Read more »
Who can be against our developmental assistance agency, USAID, being more efficient and transparent? Who is against saving the lives of mothers and children? Read more »
Let’s not waste another $200 million in taxpayer money fighting in the courts. Let’s move on and make the prison relocation work. Read more »
Those who worry the president’s deal won’t stop Iran from getting a nuclear bomb should support the strong defenses we will need if they are right. Read more »
When elected representatives begin to believe the lie that they are the smartest people in the room and no longer need to represent the will of the people who elected them, it is time to replace them. Read more »
Voting by mail is unwise. A recent Deseret News editorial (“Success of voting by mail in S.L. County,” Aug. 14) claims it’s a success but bases that claim on the wrong factors. Read more »
As a parent and IT professional, my advice on Microsoft Windows 10 is two words: Don't upgrade. It removes control from parents and users, putting it in the hands of Microsoft and its increasingly aggressive advertising partners. Read more »
In response to articles about Donald Trump, I have a new motto to suggest: “Dump Trump!” Read more »
Moving forward, it is crucial for business owners to have access to a wide variety of health insurance options to offer their employees. Read more »
Seems to me that our Washington senators and representatives are bought and don’t dare do anything unless big money donors give their approval. Read more »
Unfortunately, some government programs foster dependency and entitlement laziness. And where will it end? Read more »
Legislators know the best site for the prison is where it is now. They should vote for what most citizens want, not what developers want. Read more »
We all know the petty boss that rules his kingdom with subtle manipulation, intimidation and sabotage rather than mutual respect. The petty boss shrieks and blames where a good boss lifts and builds. Read more »
Lawmakers don't seem to understand that all these new laws put people in prison. Now they can look at the consequences. Read more »
I would like to know what is done with the money that has been donated to political candidates when they lose the election. Read more »
In a pollution-free future, a healthier population of Americans will think back on the intolerable social and environmental damage caused by producing and transporting fossil fuels. Read more »
On our tax forms we can check a box and donate to eight various worthy causes. Maybe we could have one more for “proper highway striping.” Read more »
I have talked to construction people who say the Rio Tinto site has such a high water table that they pumped water out to process the copper out of the ore. Read more »
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The lack of transparency BYU continues to display in the aftermath of the “Miami Beach Brawl” is shameful. Read more »
I want to keep Trump out of the White House. I'm not sure Hillary Clinton can do it, but I am sure Bernie Sanders can do it. Read more »
Perhaps Planned Parenthood can explain how killing a baby in a hospital differs from the act of taking a fetus that has every chance of growing and developing into a healthy, normal child from its mother's womb and selling its tissues. Read more »
I wonder if the Deseret News would publish statistics on homes built in the last 20 years in Utah, the amount of land that has been cleared to do so and the efforts that are currently going on to preserve nature. Read more »
It truly is sad when businesses forget the human element and think only of their bottom line. Read more »
Was the smallpox vaccination a good thing? Before you answer the question, please bear in mind that smallpox is estimated to have caused the deaths of more than 300 million people during the 1900s alone. Read more »
Scientific advances certainly make it possible to have life-size robotic dinosaurs roaming through a park, interacting with visitors and giving them rides. What once was a dream often becomes reality. Read more »
The public lands issue is an example of history repeating itself over and over again. Read more »
Alaskans should be allowed to develop our resources; we will do it responsibly and in a manner that benefits not only us, but Utahns, the nation and the world. Read more »
In regards to the proposed sales tax increase, we need to ask the following two questions: What specific projects will a sales tax increase be used for? Will the sales tax be returned to pre-sales tax levels after these projects are... Read more »
VASA Fitness doesn't provide consumers the opportunity to correct any errors in billing information before charging penalty fees. Read more »
I write this letter as a plea to my representatives: Sens. Orrin Hatch and Mike Lee and Rep. Mia Love, and to all my fellow constituents. I work in a school with students I sincerely love and care for. I aim to arm them now with... Read more »
Three cheers for Gov. Gary Herbert regarding his recent decision to withhold state directed funding from the Planned Parenthood (PP) organization. Regardless of how PP may be cooking their accounting books (to show that public... Read more »
I am bewildered by the new bicycle lanes being placed in Salt Lake City. The lanes have curb and sidewalk on one side and parked cars on the other side. Read more »
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