The Pentagon declares climate change as one of the greatest security threats to our country’s future. Shell Oil Co. admits that climate change is in fact happening and is due to human activities. The majority of scientific... Read more »
With the incredible power placed in the hands of our law enforcement officials, there has to be significant oversight and accountability. Power unchecked and unaccounted for is too easily abused. Calling a police officer's actions... Read more »
The hot topic in the news is shootings by police officers. Since New Year's, there have been five shootings in Utah alone. Are police officers becoming too trigger-happy? Understanding that situations are dangerous and police force... Read more »
The threat from North Korea keeps getting worse and our political leaders do not seem to know how to respond (“U.S. group: North Korean submarine equipped to fire missiles,” Jan. 8). Sanctions have failed to deter... Read more »
Recently on the news there was a discussion of a terrible traffic snarl at rush hour on I-15 at the 106 South exit and entrance ramps. Plans were underway to help alleviate the problem. Just think, however, if the prison were... Read more »
More people need to speak out in defense of the police all across the nation; police officers put much on the line to help citizens. Read more »
It is OK that technology is improving, but we need to use it in a way that still lets us be and act as humans, not as machines. Read more »
The leaders of the state Republican Party are filing a lawsuit against the Count My Vote compromise legislation, which was passed last year by our Republican Legislature and signed by our Republican governor. Read more »
Simply because we know it is a bad idea to pollute the earth and to be ridiculously consumptive is no reason to give rein to nonsense. This issue is being used as a pry bar that will divide and abuse America and other nations. Read more »
We need to become informed and devoted to stopping smog. Inversion needs to be curbed before the next generation becomes mutants. Read more »
Natalie Gochnour's recent column ("5 predictions for Utah in 2015," Jan. 2) overlooks some very important facts in determining that Tooele County is a good fit for a new state prison. Read more »
The beginning of a new two-year session of Congress offers an important opportunity for our political leaders to work together to solve our nation's problems. No matter who we supported in the last election, we all have an... Read more »
In a November op-ed ("Wood burning hurts Utah air quality," Nov. 11), Dr. Brian Moench wrote: "Last January Gov. Gary Herbert called for a wintertime ban on wood burning in our worst polluted counties. His proposal deserves... Read more »
Sens. Mike Lee and Ted Cruz did not shut down the government. Two senators do not have that much power. If two senators could have done that, then we, the people, could choose our own doctors, insurance companies, etc. There would be... Read more »
I find it curious that GLAAD and other members of the LGBT community are outraged by the soon-to-air TLC show “My Husband’s Not Gay,” which follows the experiences of four Mormon men who express same-sex attraction... Read more »
I greatly admire the courage and political will of the 25 House representatives who voted against John Boehner continuing to serve as the speaker of the House. The Washington establishment will unfortunately continue to set the... Read more »
I oppose the Department of Environmental Quality's seasonal wood-burning ban. It is politics at its worst. The state is targeting a small minority who use wood stoves in the hopes of scoring a visible win. Read more »
John Boehner was reelected as House speaker with the help of the entire Utah delegation. Boehner says he is opposed to Obama’s policy, yet he somehow lacks the capacity or a strategy for stopping him. Read more »
The reason many Republican legislators voted for this awful compromise last spring is because the alternative (the misleadingly named Count My Vote) was even worse. Let’s preserve the caucus system — it works just fine. Read more »
I don't know who is representing the U. when these schedules are worked out, but obviously they don't care about the local fans. The Huntsman Center is far from full. Is anyone at the U. paying attention? Read more »
I wonder who makes the ill-fated decision to ignore cursive writing, which is such an important link to the past. It is causing the generation gap to widen. Read more »
The Western Regional Climate Center has weather records for Moab through 2005. In the last 10 years of that data, a record high was set for 91 days, while the record low was set for only nine. Read more »
If the Prison Relocation Commission had been smarter about its site selection, none of this uproar would have occurred. It should have avoided high growth areas in the first place. Read more »
Health insurance plans shouldn't be equated with "gold," "silver" or "bronze." This isn't the Olympics. We are talking about the dignity of human life and its preservation. Without reasonably good health, a person has nothing. Read more »
Sen. Orrin Hatch has been in office for more than 35 years. It should be obvious to all of us that six-year terms for senators are too long, and that total term limits for all political officeholders are sorely needed. Read more »
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For many years I was the chief electrician for the prison and later an electrical instructor. I have been places in the prison where few people have been. It is nearly all steel and concrete. It would be a very difficult and... Read more »
I am a junior at Lone Peak High School. My school suffers from a large amount of strict social groups, often called cliques. I believe this problem with cliques comes from something similar to the cause of the increased amount of... Read more »
I hate peanut butter! Even the smell of it makes me gag. It seems to me inconceivable that someone would mix peanut butter and jelly and give it to their children; perhaps the jelly is to hide the taste of the peanut butter. Maybe... Read more »
While our esteemed legislators consider raising taxes on retirees (and others) like me, especially the state income tax, they should instead consider an important source of money for education. State income tax goes into the... Read more »
The controversy over police killing so many civilians throughout our country and in Utah continues to grow. Both police and innocent civilians fear the increasing violence in our society. Contributing to this societal violence and... Read more »
Let's call for an end to this unnecessary coyote bounty in Utah — especially in any county that stands a chance of receiving recolonizing, protected wolves. Read more »
If Americans really were so lazy, why would so many be in the workforce and working so much? Why would their productivity be so high? Read more »
We have seen continued development of Davis County's land base into residential housing. It is my observation that each new home built adds a minimum of two vehicles or more that increase pollution to the county's air with no end in... Read more »
Government should not be involved in censorship; the only legitimate censorship is that which individuals impose on themselves, according to their own belief system. When we start to force our moral code on others, we err. Read more »
Cars equipped with idle elimination will save the owners money in fuel costs; performance would be the same, and you would see a reduction in inversions. Everybody wins with this solution. Read more »
As reported in a recent article (“President Obama honors Martin Luther King Jr. by helping next generation,” Jan. 19), the first family celebrated the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. by participating in the Corporation... Read more »
The purported facts on the ban on wood-burning stoves from supposed authorities regarding the issue are questionable at least. Read more »
I want to strongly suggest that everyone focus on driving. Distracted driving — texting, etc., when driving — is dangerous, unlawful and (excuse me) downright stupid. Save a life or injury. Please slow down and pay... Read more »
We lived in the Philippines from 1998 to 2000. In order to help their air pollution problem, the Philippine government passed a law that people were only allowed to drive their cars according to the last number on their car license... Read more »
For the past decade I have slept almost upright in a recliner, unable to lie down. Does "trying to make time" justify lifelong consequences? Read more »
Academics and arts are not natural enemies but allies. As a music scholar, I can confirm that without a knowledge of math writing, music would be much more difficult. Read more »
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