In Lois Collins' recent column ("She's still not getting paid for it," May 6), she talks about mothers' value going up. At this time of year, advertisers are trying to get our business by telling us to remember... Read more »
I find it ironic that the state of Utah is running a series of ads here in Las Vegas touting the beauty of the five red rock national parks in Utah, while at the same time Utah legislators are doing their best to transfer the... Read more »
Starting next year, teachers are not allowed to use the SAGE test as part of a student’s grade. I have students now telling me that next year they will just "guess" on the test because it doesn't affect them in any... Read more »
The current drought affects us all. I believe one possible solution would be to have even-numbered houses only water on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, and have odd-numbered houses only water on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.... Read more »
Finally we have a ray of light and reason shining forth from a member of the Utah Legislature. This legislator has chosen to think, analyze and realize that there are more important places to spend taxpayers’ money than moving... Read more »
Many thanks to the government agencies and/or contractors who leave the manhole covers two or more inches below the level of our roads and streets in Davis and Salt Lake counties. The depressed covers keep me alert and on my toes,... Read more »
Creativity and innovation may help solve our water problems in several areas. The most important thing people need in case of a disaster is water. What if, in every home, there were a container that always stores a minimum amount... Read more »
Solving the current marriage issue could be so easy. Why do states issue marriage licenses? Money? Control? Record keeping? So two solutions come to mind: (1) Stop issuing marriage licenses altogether. States should get out of the... Read more »
A socialist for president seems almost too good to be true. Unfortunately, it is when it comes to Bernie Sanders' campaign for the White House. However, even for a candidacy that likely won't succeed, Sanders may be able to... Read more »
Public mistrust in Congress is rooted in the belief that most of the major decisions are made behind closed doors. One of the worst examples of this is the Senate’s practice of keeping its decisions secret about how to allocate... Read more »
As the prison relocation decisions gets closer, legislators need to vote to keep the prison where it is. The original planners were wise enough to put the prison in a place that is easily accessible for most people needing to go to... Read more »
Americans are always ready to explore new frontiers. Hillary Clinton aspires to represent womanhood as the first female president. My unfortunate analysis is that Hillary Clinton will be a poor choice to represent women. One only has... Read more »
Most of this week’s questions at the Supreme Court seem to suggest that they are considering the social aspects of their ruling. I do appreciate such concern, but didn't they get picked to judge the law, specifically the... Read more »
The proposed highway traversing Utah Lake wouldn’t be a “bridge to nowhere” if the Utah State Prison were relocated south of Saratoga Springs. Long-range transportation proposals like the Utah Lake crossing are... Read more »
Did you know that some banks will no longer accept cash deposits to an active bank account from anyone other than the owner of that account? Therefore, if you wish to give a cash gift to a child or grandchild who lives a distance... Read more »
My hope is that the Utah Legislature will put aside its political posturing to aggressively seek out all available federal Medicaid funding. News stories have shown Utah being near the pinnacle of economically robust states. With... Read more »
All we need to do is tax fossil fuels more each year and return all of the tax money to every American, equally, every month, so they can switch to cheaper clean energy and make a profit. Read more »
As long as the death penalty remains a feature of our law, we risk executing innocent people. Read more »
The most powerful gift you can give this Mother’s Day is so simple, yet so critical. Lend your voice to the vulnerable mothers around the world who are still losing 6.3 million children a year: Advocate for stronger... Read more »
I am a Democrat social-work student from California. For as long as I can remember, I believed in the death penalty, despite all the mounting evidence that the justice system is deeply flawed. Still, I had reservations because I... Read more »
In response to Ted Frandsen's letter ("Can Iran be trusted?" April 27), the issue is not trust, but instead is based upon the political hotbed that is the Middle East. The repercussions of the U.S. forcing Iran to reach... Read more »
I have a hard time understanding why the Prison Relocation Commission would even consider placing the state prison next to the historic Camp Floyd State Park in Fairfield. Johnston’s army invaded and occupied Fairfield in... Read more »
As we enter a predicted extended dry spell, we have become concerned about what to do about it. We live in an arid region of the country. Weather has its cycles. We have had dry years before and we have had floods. I would suggest... Read more »
I have wanted to make a statement about respect for America for some time now, and Madison Hill’s letter (“Pledge for respect,” April 22) kicked me into gear. We say we are proud to be Americans, but are we? We... Read more »
It appears that Ralph Becker & Co. want to close every golf course west of State Street. Can you imagine the uproar if these were east-side golf courses on the chopping block? This nonsense about golf courses being in some kind... Read more »
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Marijuana is an evil plant and has been for centuries. Let's keep Utah safe and continue to make marijuana and other drugs illegal. Read more »
Many drugs can be abused, but since they have helpful purposes, we keep them legal and regulated. For example, prescription pain medicines can be and often are abused, but are legal and are often used responsibly. Read more »
There are some bicyclists who seem to confuse “sharing the road” with “owning the road.” All vehicle owners (and bicycles are considered vehicles) need to do more to pay attention and obey the laws. Read more »
I’m writing regarding a recent article in the Deseret News national edition (“The easy mistake that could destroy your relationship, May 20). The author cites my research to argue that “couples who have... Read more »
Some people hope to make a bundle of money by moving a perfectly good prison to what they consider wasteland and building a new one on the backs of taxpayers and wildlife. It is despicable in every conceivable way. Read more »
On a recent trip to Southern California and driving along the I-5 corridor from Newport Beach to San Diego, my wife and I commented on the absence of highway billboards and how refreshing it was to focus on the beauty of that part... Read more »
I remember many instances this past year when the police took millions of dollars worth of drugs off the street. What if we had given up and just let the drug lords go ahead and distribute those to our children? Read more »
When the site of our new state prison is finally determined, we should follow the money to see which legislators or lobbyists determined the final site and see the connection between the legislators, lobbyists, property owners and... Read more »
Many police officers, probably most, are the kind willing to take the time to escort an older person across the road. Read more »
Coach George Lay spent untold hours making Dixie Flyer baseball, and basketball for that matter, what it is today. He took boys and turned them to men. Read more »
We get media coverage, outrage and rioting when someone gets killed by police. But if an officer gets killed in the line of duty, trying to save someone? Where is his media coverage? Where are the people who care for his death? Read more »
With all the blessed rain we’ve received over the last two weeks, my heart goes out to those in California who are suffering from water shortages. Read more »
The U.S. Export-Import Bank plays almost no role in Utah’s export sector. Only one out of every 270 small business exporters uses the bank. Read more »
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