With the approval of the minimum wage being set to $15 an hour, the tourist trade will suffer because visitors will not want to pay high amounts for food and other resources. That is a drawback caused by inflation. May this be... Read more »
Immigration reform is somewhat misleading because it doesn’t define what the term means. To some it means amnesty.” To some it means re-doing the statutes and laws. To others it means doing away with all immigration... Read more »
There is so much to love here in Salt Lake City. The outpour of support those of us with disabilities receive is truly a daily blessing. But closer to home, Salt Lake City has become a solitary and alienating experience. There is a... Read more »
The women who are demonstrating near the LDS Church Office buildings in Salt Lake City because they want to be eligible to hold the Priesthood should understand that there are good reasons why they are denied that privilege. Women... Read more »
In an attempt to defend ATV riders, (“ATV ride highlights need for respect as well as adventure,” June 22), Division of Parks and Recreation spokesman Eugene Swalberg said, "As with anything there are a few bad... Read more »
My Mormon roots go back to the pioneers, and I honor their sacrifices and faith. It is thoughts like this that have kept me in the Church at times where my own faith was waning. However, lately I have realized that I need to think... Read more »
With all the bus and train shortages, as well as safety and mental health risks posed by fellow riders, one has to wonder, should one force to take public transportation as opposed to riding in the safety of one’s very own car? Read more »
The intelligence on WMDs in Iraq ultimately proved faulty, but democrats supported the war at the time. Obama can’t change the past. As Commander-In-Chief, he is responsible to make the best of the current reality. Read more »
Citizens United provides a balance for many in the center and those who otherwise could not afford to get their message across. Read more »
As I read about the lavish weddings recently, my thoughts go back to my wedding in June 1969. Read more »
With the World Cup in full swing, I think it would be more beautiful, much simpler, less frustrating and more enjoyable for players and fans alike if the offside rule were eliminated. Read more »
As a member of AARP, one of the sponsors of the Healthy Utah poll released last week, I was pleased to read the healthy debate it generated in the Deseret News over the weekend. Read more »
As Utah cities weigh the important decision of whether to continue negotiations regarding the UTOPIA network, the Utah Taxpayers Association has aggressively stepped up to criticize almost every aspect of the proposal. Read more »
My son and I were watching a football game on a Saturday last fall. We noticed the filled stadium, and then we thought about the same thing happening on Sunday. Read more »
This debate over Common Core is a distraction to what needs to be done to establish education excellence. Read more »
Utah leaders ought to consider including having three-wheel bikes to rent at various bike trails. Read more »
How can voters vote intelligently with nothing but a name to differentiate the candidates? Read more »
It can be a challenge to compete with online pricing, though we're usually comparable. As a community and society, we need to decide if survival of local stores is more important than saving $3. Read more »
A report by Regional Economic Models, Inc. estimates that a gradually increasing, rebated carbon tax would create approximately 2.1 million jobs. This is in stark contrast to press releases from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce... Read more »
A lot of people seem to demonize Sen. Orrin Hatch for some of his choices, but he has represented the state of Utah for many years. Please let the man retire with some dignity and let him return to the status of United States... Read more »
As a physician and a fan of southern Utah's natural beauty, I can’t support a proposed coal strip mine smack dab in the middle of a stunning southern Utah landscape, on the doorstep of Bryce Canyon National Park. Read more »
In my history class this year we had to bring in a current event every Friday and discuss them in groups. I chose to use Deseret News as my source for this year. After many months of reading your articles I noticed that they were... Read more »
It is disheartening to hear of recent news on how veterans are receiving that health care benefit from the VA in the form of continued promises and long waiting lists just to receive an initial consultation. During my army career I... Read more »
Utopia is a financial mess because the governments created a public utility using the wrong model. It should be, or should have been, structured like the city streets: All property owners pay taxes to maintain them, even if they do... Read more »
I agree with Doug Robinson’s comments about some Americans being slobs because the dress so casual (“Have Americans gone too casual”?, June 18). Many are also not practicing proper hygiene. I was raised in the... Read more »
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Those who would claim to be our civil servants need to understand that they serve all Americans, not just those with whom they agree. Read more »
It's lazy to blame global warming for extreme weather events. Madhav L. Khandekar reported in "The Global Warming-Extreme Weather Link" that extreme weather events are part of earth's history. First, we are... Read more »
Current policies often focus on the dynamics of reading and math, but if children view these subjects only as rote duties, it is unlikely that they will develop a love of reading or a desire to expand their horizons. Read more »
I recently returned from four months in the Southern Hemisphere. In more than 50 years of travel and 107 countries, I've yet to find anything that even comes close to the bountiful life we enjoy as Americans. Read more »
The effect on special-needs students with severe cognitive impairments has not received sufficient attention in Common Core. Read more »
The ruling in favor of Hobby Lobby is not a victory for religious freedom, it's a victory for intolerance. We are guaranteed the freedom of religion by one of the most brilliantly written and important documents in... Read more »
It is entirely possible that children learn to eat the foods they do not like. An understanding of proper nutrition is so lacking in our nation. We need all the help we can get to improve our nutrition. Read more »
One thing that almost every student complains about with school is the food. Sour milk and crunchy fries sure won’t help students receive the energy they need to function through the day. Even the new policy where students... Read more »
We need to count ourselves fortunate. Kyle Beckerman has never received the accolades and respect he deserves, but he showed his skill on the world's biggest stage against some of the best soccer nations in the World Cup. Read more »
It would be tragic for our children to always be on daylight savings time. They already start school too early. Read more »
I have waited for a long time to read a column highlighting the sloppiness and slovenliness that describes the “everyday (and holiday) dress” of most of American society today. Bravo to Doug Robinson (“Have... Read more »
An industrial zone view shed, noise and air pollution and the potential to come across oil spill damage if you wander too far off the beaten path are not tourist friendly. Driving to Canyonlands National Park is problematic. New... Read more »
One of the variables when talking about Medicaid expansion that deserves attention is the process of how Medicaid patients receive treatment for mental illness. As of January 2013, non-traditional Medicaid recipients in Weber,... Read more »
Like many folks in Utah, I am very concerned about the air we breathe and the condition of the environment that we leave for our children and grandchildren. The future well-being of this magnificent state will depend on those... Read more »
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