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 »
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 »
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'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 »
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 have... 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 history:... 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, Davis,... 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 who... 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 »
It would be tragic for our children to always be on daylight savings time. They already start school too early. Read more »
I currently play lacrosse for West Jordan High School. Lacrosse is not considered a school-sanctioned sport, so we had to create a club. This causes the players to have to pay a lot more money. Also, we cannot use the high school... Read more »
I have been supporting Utah’s public education system since I went to the little red schoolhouse in Clearfield over 80 years ago. We have raised four children and 16 grandchildren in public schools with great success. I feel... Read more »
Unfortunately, thousands of people in the United States are still fighting for their independence. They are fighting to stay alive long enough to become independent of dialysis, mechanical heart pumps and organ disease through... Read more »
We do not need the president to act on his own, but to enforce current law to stop this flood, and stop talking about amnesty until some control of the border is achieved. Read more »
The desire of a small town or county to host a prison facility is more important than some of today's relocation criteria; a small community wanting the jobs will work hard to pull a prison facility together. Read more »
As a mother of a retired police office, I too am sorry about the death of a precious family pet. But as such, I believe priorities that put animals above human life are misguided. Read more »
The debate is over and the verdict is in. Global warming is happening and humans are the primary cause. Read more »
I have lived in Utah all my life and my family and I have ridden dirt bikes for many years in our wonderful state. Our family has seen the beautiful places of our state and have enjoyed our experiences with nature very much. Read more »
I have noticed a dangerous trend lately: more car owners are personalizing their rides by adding deep tint to the driver's-side and passenger's-side windows in violation of the law. As the trend toward illegal use of... Read more »
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 »
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I know someone who has been on welfare for a few years. Every time she begins to do better, she loses her food stamps and her child gets kicked off Medicaid. Then, she can no longer pay her rent, feed her family or take her child to... Read more »
Most parents in Utah take time out of their day to help their children succeed in school. I feel that schools in Utah should personalize the educational experience for those students that don't have a parent to help them... Read more »
When I take my dogs outside, I put them on a leash. If I didn’t, my dogs would take off at the first sight of a small child or, more frequently, another dog. The dogs that are off their leash and approach my dogs may just want... Read more »
I recently came across a blog written to inspire women to boycott the 50 Shades or Grey film, and for the most part I agreed with the blogger. I agree that the idea behind this movie is demeaning and transforms something that should... Read more »
I cannot even express how much I love soccer. All the fields my team and I play on are in poor condition. They are badly cut, they have holes everywhere and they are crowded. It’s hard to play on a field in that condition.... Read more »
I am in disagreement with our president and his policies. I am an 86-year-old active member of the church, and as such I have served in many positions. I have been married for 66 years with five children, 20 grandchildren and 24... Read more »
Most people didn’t know it, but July 16 was World Snake Day — a day devoted to awareness of these amazing animals and all they do for us as a vital part of a healthy environment. As mid-level predators, snakes consume... Read more »
We are now facing severe environmental, population, economic and governmental problems. The enabling act language was based on past assumptions about vastness, lack of constraints and the desirability of growth. The land and... Read more »
Just a few weeks ago, a 7-year-old boy from West Haven drowned in Cottonwood Heights, reminding us of the importance of practicing pool safety as we reach the peak of summer. Drowning is the most common cause of unintentional death... Read more »
Nearly half a century ago, Medicaid and Medicare were enacted to provide America's seniors and citizens with reliable medical coverage. Today, many seniors are fearful that our health care benefits will be lost. Tens of... Read more »
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