Several TV news channels were wrong to publicize recent stories about high school girls not being admitted to their homecoming dances. The girls were turned away for wearing dresses that didn’t comply with the school dress... Read more »
Relative to the wind energy project involving the Delta salt caverns, one has to wonder why American taxpayers should celebrate the transfer of $8 billion of their hard-earned money into the pockets of wealthy green-energy... Read more »
As a college professor, those who counsel students into majors where there are no jobs frequently disappoint me. In a recent article (“Why your college major doesn’t always matter,” Sept. 23), Rutgers professor Hal... Read more »
According to recent news articles, congressional Republicans are unconvinced that Obama is taking the Islamic State (ISIS) threat seriously enough. Many think the president’s plan should include U.S. ground forces to combat the... Read more »
“I care about what I put in my body.” These words were spoken by a man I know in his early forties. He went on to discuss why he avoids high fructose corn syrup, limits red meat, and generally stays away from all... Read more »
My daughter is a junior at Bingham High and was recently turned away from the homecoming dance, although she was modestly dressed. Her top was covered and her dress skimmed the top of her knees, but because the dress exposed her... Read more »
Thank you for the recent article about World War II veteran Colin Delahunty (“A World War II veteran’s story,” Sept. 20). Delahunty and his comrades of the greatest generation are more of a national treasure than... Read more »
In a recent article about tax codes (“Mike Lee proposes fixes,” Sept. 23), Royce Van Tassell, outgoing vice president of the Utah Taxpayers Association, joined the ranks of supposed tax... Read more »
I read with interest in a recent article (“Lawmakers, business leaders back bill requiring civics test,” Sept. 17) that the Utah Legislature is considering a bill to have students pass a U.S. civics test before they... Read more »
As I was hiking, I came to three camping grounds that were littered with broken bottles, whole bottles, beer cans, trash and garbage all around the fire pits. Read more »
The traffic situation in Provo needs to be dealt with. Read more »
Most media outlets continue to chide Bush as a go-it-alone unilateralist and laud Obama as a nuanced multilateralist. Really? It’s sad they have chosen style and politics over substance and truth. Read more »
As impressive as the win was, the most impressive thing to us was the sportsmanship of the Michigan fans. Read more »
What if a teacher absent-mindedly leaves a gun in an accessible place for a curious child to discover? Read more »
I had to laugh while reading the letter written by Don Cunningham of Fruit Heights (“Buy American,” Sept. 19). Mr. Cunningham made a statement that the rich were getting away with too many tax breaks. In reality, the real... Read more »
Are we spoiled rotten or what? I enjoyed Doug Robinson's article (“Air travel: To recline or not to recline,” Sept. 8) about air travel and whether or not you should be able to recline your seat. Are we all just a... Read more »
Changes in the state constitution and laws would be required, but education somehow needs to be fully controlled and managed by parents and taxpayers at the local level. Read more »
Have you tried to fish one of Utah's beautiful mountain streams and found that you're not allowed on the bank or to fish the waters? Or have you gone hunting or hiking in the mountains and been denied access? Has it sunk in... Read more »
Rep. Greg Hughes defended the practice of giving large bonuses to UTA employees by saying that it is appropriate to provide that kind of bonus when employees are doing exceptional work for the state. I couldn't agree more.... Read more »
Having lost a teenage son to suicide almost nine years ago, I applaud all efforts to prevent suicide, as well as efforts to raise awareness of suicide. I also applaud efforts to help those who are left behind after a loved one takes... Read more »
My husband and I have five single LDS children between the ages of 18-25. We hear a lot about singles wards: the good, the bad and the bizarre. We tell them to go anyway. Recently we gathered our children around a table and... Read more »
On April 16, my house and nearly all earthly possessions burned to the ground. It has been so wonderful to experience everyone's kindness since that time. Friends, neighbors and relatives have rallied to help. A complete... Read more »
Thirty-eight years ago I worked as an animal control officer. At that time, the ACO was viewed with the utmost venom. No one gave the dogcatcher respect, and it often resulted in turnovers in employees. Fast forward to our police... Read more »
I thoroughly enjoyed Vai Sikahema’s most recent article about quarterback Jim McMahon and the friendship the two have shared and continue to share. It’s especially great to know that,... Read more »
The expansion of Medicaid — by whatever name it’s called — would provide insurance to a segment of Utahns; I submit that many of them will become more productive in our economy when they have health insurance.... Read more »
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I am concerned by Doug Owens’ attitude in seeking to represent Utahns in Congress. In a recent debate, when asked about ISIS, Owens described the situation in the Middle East as one of the most significant in our era. But in... Read more »
In a recent op-ed column from a BYU professor (“Can a Mormon be a liberal?” Oct. 14), the writer used the “liberal” words of “common good” as if those words have some sort of universal meaning.... Read more »
It is really gratifying to hear the honorable and secure result of an “official review” when there is a questionable play in football. By the same token, why can the individual official in a football game not come under... Read more »
I thank my mom for switching my legs when I needed it. I thank my dad for upholding mom. I thank them for teaching me to be polite, to say “yes ma’am” and “yes sir.” I thank them for letting me know... Read more »
Every year more Utah parents choose to limit their children’s trick-or-treating to a “trunk or treat” or a single block. I feel that encouraging my children to trick or treat in the neighborhood as I once did is as... Read more »
Utah State Board of Education gave Utah educators a slap in the face on Friday when it hired Brad Smith as the new state superintendent. Smith is an attorney without any degree or credentials in the field of public education. He... Read more »
It's encouraging to know that Utah health officials are preparing to deal with Ebola should the disease reach Utah. However, despite the assurances of the president and Dr. Tom Frieden, head of the CDC, the disease has defied... Read more »
I can somewhat understand KSL pulling the firearms listings off KSL classifieds after the shooting occurred in Newtown, Connecticut, December 2012. But I find it very difficult to understand why KSL has not reinstated it since or... Read more »
I enjoyed reading Lee Benson's recent column ("About Utah: A transplant, a prayer and a country song,” Oct. 12). I hadn't ever thought of one person praying for rain for crops while another person prays for good... Read more »
According to a recent Allstate survey, 90 percent of homeowners are concerned about protecting their homes, but only 10 percent know exactly what they own and how much it’s worth. Read more »
In 2002, Mitt Romney cleaned up the 2002 Winter Games; I think that he could also clean up the Secret Service. Read more »
They don’t make them like they used to. That’s why I’m excited to attend a screening of “The Last Unicorn” this weekend; it’s always been one of my favorite nonsensical films based on a fantasy... Read more »
Maybe it’s time that parents take away phones, iPads, video games and other distractions. With fewer distractions, kids will be able to focus more on the things and people around them. Read more »
There is no way the U.S. should be sending troops to Africa for humanitarian purposes. Soldiers are for defending our nation, not for serving as medical clinicians to Third World countries where serious contagions have a devastating... Read more »
What a great city full of wonderful people. Thanks, SLC. Read more »
I understand this is all preseason, and that it shouldn’t mean anything big, but the fact that the Jazz are still undefeated means something to me. Read more »
The vaccines strengthen health care systems of developing countries. Stronger health care systems will help stop epidemics like Ebola before they spread. Read more »
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