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 »
I’m afraid, Mr. President, that no matter your demeanor, it’s as difficult for us to know when you are telling the truth as it was when the villagers came rushing each time the boy cried “wolf!” Read more »
It was fascinating to read all of the justifications in a recent Associated Press article regarding the use of “fetal tissue” in medical research. Read more »
Give the teachers a tax break and other groups will soon be knocking on the door for theirs. Read more »
The presidential debates should give us some insight into what the candidates think would be some solutions to our problems and challenges in the future. Read more »
What is more important in a federal court case? Protecting human rights or protecting something else? Read more »
I don't know who it is that selects the front-page headlines that are supposed to inflame interest and sell newspapers, but they are failing miserably if that is what these headlines are supposed to accomplish. Read more »
The recent editorial about Beijing winning the bid by default for the 2022 Olympic Games reminds me how much the Olympics are not about the actual sports, but about the host city or country getting recognition for hosting the games.... Read more »
On Monday, I slipped and fell in the vicinity of 300 South and 500 East. I had been in the sun far too long, became dizzy and fell onto a cement walkway. I have crippling rheumatoid arthritis and was in considerable pain. Two very... Read more »
After attending a great Outdoor Retailers show this last weekend, I felt I had to write and express my embarrassment for the city of Salt Lake and apologize to the visitors from out of town because of what the mayor and Salt Lake... Read more »
No one would argue that George Washington and the Founding Fathers didn't want what was best for the country. With very few exceptions, they put America above their own ambitions. My question is, "what happened"? Read more »
Some of what Trump says is outrageous, but he is being his honest self, saying exactly what he is thinking and not what he thinks people want to hear. This is a rare trait that is lacking in other politicians. Read more »
I strongly wonder if Donald Trump has not confused political correctness with civility; that outspoken brashness, rudeness and insults are the opposite of political correctness, and are therefore acceptable. Read more »
Why do conservative pundits not expose Donald Trump’s motives? He loves Hillary Clinton, as evidenced by the money he has given her. He is not a conservative and has never been a Republican. Read more »
Politicians speaking about only what they are against do so to create fear. It’s time to demand they tell us what they actually stand for — which takes far more effort and brain power. Read more »
Should the use of solar power increase to the point that utilities must use some form of energy storage in order to cover nighttime energy, the cost would be huge. There is a reason that power systems have developed as they have. Read more »
Apparently the Prison Relocation Commission is expecting to make a final decision on the eventual spot for the relocated prison next Tuesday. That means the prison could head to Salt Lake City, Grantsville, Fairfield or Eagle Mountain. Read more »
I understand that Salt Lake County Council approved adding a tax increase to the upcoming ballot to improve roads, UTA service, etc. Even though these are worthy projects, my vote will be... Read more »
The prison should not be moved for any number of reasons pointed out in the news media. We don't need our taxes raised to fund such a foolish venture. Why won't anyone in our state government listen to us? Read more »
What does it take to get any sort of reaction from our legislators, who fear that if they act it may damage their chances for re-election? As voters and Americans we should be ashamed of our current set of ethics. Read more »
It appears to me that with all of the public opposition to moving the prison, if the final decision by the Legislature is to move the prison, we will be witnessing a Legislature more interested in ruling our state than representing... Read more »
Lagoon should instead focus on what it’s good at — mechanical rides and shows with real performers. That’s what people come for anyway. Lagoon should release its caged animals. Read more »
There is no excuse for Gov. Herbert's failure to challenge the Legislature's Prison Relocation Commission. Utah voters smell corruption and payoffs behind the whole proposition and want nothing to do with it. Read more »
Let’s vote on moving the prison by comparing the actual dollar amounts of building a new prison with building two new pods on the existing site. Read more »
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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 »
It truly is sad when businesses forget the human element and think only of their bottom line. 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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 think everyone who lives close to or around the Wasatch Front should be required to have earthquake insurance. No one knows when that fault line is going off, but we know there are chances for it to go off soon. It has been around... 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 »
As the presidential nominee race increases in intensity, one critical issue facing our country is consistently missing from the rhetoric: No one is discussing the extreme financial toll that Alzheimer’s disease will continue... Read more »
Driving across the 500 South and 2600 South overpasses can best be described as something akin to riding on poorly paved railroad tracks. It was nowhere close to a smooth, seamless connection from the main freeway strip to the bridge... Read more »
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