When I first started as a public employee in 1978, the big debate about what to do with the unincorporated areas of Salt Lake County was raging. Read more »
On Oct. 29, the last Utah Honor Flight this year, 50 of us WWII vets, were honored with a send-off by Gov. Gary Herbert as we departed the Utah National Guard Readiness Center to fly to Washington, D.C., to see the World War II... Read more »
I was disappointed to read that Congress passed the Budget Control Act of 2015, which removes all spending caps. But I was infuriated to read that Sen. Orrin Hatch voted for the bill. Read more »
How a city chooses to grow will influence its economy, demography, public safety, environment and identity. There is a lot at stake that, judging from participation levels, we seem to take lightly. Read more »
Our country and the world are confronted with many serious and challenging issues. Candidates should be bold and state their positions. Read more »
Every four years, the president must take an oath to preserve, protect and defend the U.S. Constitution. Members of Congress, judges and other federal employees take similar oaths. Read more »
Living in Lindon and being a cyclist, I have biked the Alpine Loop well more than 200 times, weather permitting. Read more »
Huge agribusiness interests are using money and corruption in Congress to prevent people from being aware. If GMO is listed in ingredients, most would avoid these Frankenfoods and GMO would disappear. Read more »
Ultimately, a liberal arts education is about life, not just a job. It’s about who we are, not just what we do for a dollar. Read more »
Every day I drive the Mountain View Corridor twice. Every day I fear a slight lane deviation will cause me to kill someone on a bicycle. Read more »
As a nation, we need to learn to better support not just our troops, but those of us who help make our expensive military run smoothly. We should be more careful about the equipment we buy. Read more »
Isn’t that what got this country into a financial mess in the first place — by passing bad bills and programs that need reforming? A never-ending cycle. Read more »
The ballots for Proposition 1 are just asking for our opinion. We are not voting for anything. Do you think we will ever hear what the majority wants? I doubt it. Read more »
We don’t need stricter gun laws. We need more law-abiding citizens to carry a gun. That always reduces violent crime and will actually make our nation safer. Read more »
Most of those homeless people you see are not Salt Lake or even Utah people. They are here because the word is out that Salt Lake City is a homeless paradise. Read more »
The underlying problems are not with the police, and maybe not even the educators, but with parents and family members for not teaching virtues and respect. Read more »
A multilingual ballot would make it easier on citizens whose first language is not English. That would improve voter turnout, and increase the voice of America’s people. Read more »
Inequality of wealth is a threat to the U.S. economy. If a handful of people control vast amounts of money, they are more likely to invest these funds than spend them, a trend that could help fuel asset bubbles. Read more »
Those in authority encourage us to leave our own defense up to the police, and just look how well that has turned out recently. Read more »
Utah's effort to fund transportation via Proposition 1 is another effort to divert funds from their proper use of improving roads and transportation to trails, parks, sidewalks and other such. These are not transportation issues. Read more »
It is time for Utah officials to enforce stricter regulations on industry polluters to help reduce toxic air pollution during our winter inversions. Read more »
To vote you have to be a citizen, right? To pass the naturalization test, you have to speak English, right? If you don’t speak English, how can you vote? Read more »
No matter how hard they try to trip Ben Carson up, he stands his ground. He is, in a word, presidential. Read more »
Robert Neale’s recent letter is misleading. He says the law will “punish illegal immigrants who come into America after being deported,” but he leaves out the important phrase, “who have an aggressive felony... Read more »
Freedoms are never "free." Important freedoms and even some that are not so important are defended without regard to the cost in blood. It is the American way. Read more »
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The real problem with UTA is that it's exempt from the law of supply and demand because it is run by the government. Read more »
Doctor offices pay for much of a child's vaccines because they know it saves lives. Read more »
I am concerned about our attitude toward Syrian refugees. Are we reacting exactly how the Islamic State planned it, by further punishing the same people they have terrorized? Read more »
America should err on the side of compassion. Read more »
We are living in an era where the cost of college is so high that we are having a student debt crisis from all the former students unable to pay off their student loans, while students in other countries get their equally qualified... Read more »
In Utah we have about 300,000 or 10 percent of the population on food stamps. Dare I say some people do not seem to need food stamps that bad. Read more »
I am greeted daily with 27 handshakes and am surrounded by smiles. Giggles and chitchat stifle the silence. I am constantly learning. I am a teacher. Read more »
“Will I have to resign if the public finds out I did this?” Maybe that’s a question every public or quasi-public official should ask themselves before they do whatever it is they are about to do. Read more »
Democrats, including President Obama, accuse Republicans of lacking compassion if we are not willing to immediately admit 10,000 Syrian immigrants into the country, yet President Obama refuses to show the details of how refugees are... Read more »
It seems that many college students nationwide are calling for free tuition. Some of them are even from the University of Utah. What next, breakfast in bed? I remember years ago in England I was a 25-year-old ecclesiastical... Read more »
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