That is what this issue is really about, helping our fellow human beings. It's about people.
As a mother and former schoolteacher, I want to commend Kaelin Clay for the forthright way in which he took responsibility for his mistake in the Utah-Oregon football game on Saturday. Read more »
Please join me in wishing the more than 192,000 nurse practitioners (NPs) serving nationally and the more than 1200 NPs serving the people of Utah a very happy National Nurse Practitioner Week (Nov. 9-15). Read more »
If you are a down-ballot local legislator, then one of four votes is taken away from you before you even get considered. That means you have to convince two of the remaining three votes left in order to pull even. Read more »
Long have women been crying for the demand of gender equality. Never has this need been greater than it is today. The cost of living is greater than the average income, which means most households resort to dual incomes in order to... Read more »
I agree with Frank Overfelt's recent letter and his comments about the U.S. flag and national anthem etiquette. I suggest going one step further and inviting the spectators to sing. Good accompaniment and the words on the... Read more »
I am 91 and legally blind. I must use an inch-wide magnifying glass to read, but that doesn't stop me from reading. I am currently reading three books about Mitt Romney, and I wish I could read a fourth written by Mr. Romney... Read more »
Going to a BYU football game as a student is like signing up for a three-hour mosh pit, where you constantly have to fight off other people from slowly squeezing into your spot. And what do I have to do to get a good spot? You only... Read more »
Three months ago when I signed up for Google Fiber, I was pretty excited about the prospect of free Internet service for seven years. I hadn’t anticipated that Google Fiber would knock out my Comcast Cable TV. So I paid for the... Read more »
The SLC Corporation partnered with HomeServe USA this year to provide homeowners with an insurance policy to cover broken water meters and water lines, which is a good program. This is an expensive repair when it happens. However,... Read more »
There has been recent discussion about building a new prison in a different location from the current one. This requires buying new land to build the new prison. The people who live where the old prison currently is knew that... Read more »
Congratulations, Utah voters. We have finally spun out of our cocoon. Sending Mia Love to Congress puts a big new feather in Utah’s beehive bonnet. The first black Republican woman in the House of Representatives, and Utah did... Read more »
I have recently moved back to southern Utah, my region of origin. As I underwent the process of enrolling my elementary-aged children in school, I discovered that the only way to obtain the proper documentation stating our exemption... Read more »
Affirmative action is halting our progress toward becoming a color-blind and unsexist society. Read more »
Had a Republican candidate or supporter made a plea for all white people to vote strictly Republican, the furor would have been instantaneous and deafening. Read more »
I don't understand why there is so much discussion about cleaning up after the woman who defaced Yosemite National Park. My mother taught me, and I taught my eight children, "If you make a mess, you clean it up." Read more »
Football is more than just winning. It is about building character in our young men. Read more »
It is the parent who can best be used as a check and balance in home-school and charter-school programs. Read more »
In the debates about Common Core, there is one important point that needs to be included. Inconsistent educational standards and goals across state lines can affect military families negatively. Read more »
I am often times chagrined at the lack of respect shown the flag of the United States at football games and other athletic events. Read more »
With tongue firmly planted in my cheek, I am so grateful our lawmakers passed a law that greatly reduces the use of cellphones by drivers. I can’t tell you how much safer I feel. Read more »
Here in the state of Utah, we are fortunate to have a variety of services which offer assistance and shelter to youth. These clubs should be supported and deserve all of the assistance they can receive from the public. Read more »
Last week [several states] confirmed a minimum wage raise on the ballots, and President Obama has backed a considered bill of the Democrats of raising the federal minimum wage to $10.10/hour.This would have benefits so great they... Read more »
To respond to Mr. Fox’s recent letter about the coal rally in Carbon County, the folks there didn’t seem like “fuel industry apologists” to me. They seemed like ordinary people who were just worried that they... Read more »
The GAVI Alliance is a public-private partnership for improving access to immunization in poor countries. Millions of children lose their lives to easily preventable diseases every year. Poverty is a complex issue, but vaccinations... Read more »
Could you imagine how you would feel if you found out the dollar in your wallet lost its value? Well, the U.S dollar is currently deflating in value. No one can predict what will happen with American currency, but keeping gold and... Read more »
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As predicted, the Ferguson grand jury decided not to indict police officer Darren Wilson in the fatal shooting of Michael Brown. And as expected, chaos erupted and violence swept through the streets. Read more »
We need immigration reform. Let it be measured, bipartisan and, above all, enacted in accordance with the checks and balances of the Constitution. Rule by fiat is not part of our political system. Read more »
The atmospheric disposal of combustion waste has been a recognized but underregulated external cost that we can all see and smell in the Salt Lake Valley. Read more »
Currently, illegal immigration is the "new slavery." Employers use it to exploit workers who are here illegally, keeping wages low and not providing benefits. Read more »
True conservatives should be just as emphatic regarding another more fundamental redistribution of wealth: the theft and destruction of our natural resources — the air, water and land upon which our lives depend — for... Read more »
That is what this issue is really about, helping our fellow human beings. It's about people. Read more »
I believe I am one of a rapidly growing base of people who are saying no to both Republicans and Democrats. More people should register as independents and end the bias toward third-party candidates. Read more »
An economic analysis concluded that a fee on fossil fuels that gets returned 100 percent to American households in the form of a dividend would both reduce emissions and provide a boost to our economy. Read more »
George Washington, America's greatest patriot, turned down the chance to be a king. Yet Barack Obama seems to consider himself a king. Verle Solt West Valley City Read more »
Politicians should not think they are better than us. They should care and respect the future generation that will lead this city and country. Read more »
I have not always agreed with the president; however, I agree with him 100 percent on the immigration issue. Hooray for all those individuals who are sincerely trying to better their lives and the lives of their children! Read more »
Many of us are free to come and go as we please. We see people at the store, church and so on. They greet us and we return the kindness. But do we really share company with others, especially at the holidays? Read more »
Even in the pioneer times, people in the Salt Lake Valley were concerned about air pollution because their houses were heated by direct fuel burning. Today there are many sources of air pollution. I believe tobacco smoke is a... Read more »
My training and employment as an educator covered both elementary and vocational education. By the time children enter elementary school, their work, study and respect habits are already well established by their home environment.... Read more »
Vladimir Putin is supposedly worth 70 billion U.S. dollars. He is power-hungry and knows no bounds. Read more »
The last few days have been very amusing to me. For six years the president, and all of us, have waited for Congress to do something constructive about immigration. Congress has done nothing. And Republicans have not come up with... Read more »
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