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 »
In an attempt to defend ATV riders, (“ATV ride highlights need for respect as well as adventure,” June 22), Division of Parks and Recreation spokesman Eugene Swalberg said, "As with anything there are a few bad... Read more »
My Mormon roots go back to the pioneers, and I honor their sacrifices and faith. It is thoughts like this that have kept me in the Church at times where my own faith was waning. However, lately I have realized that I need to think... Read more »
With all the bus and train shortages, as well as safety and mental health risks posed by fellow riders, one has to wonder, should one force to take public transportation as opposed to riding in the safety of one’s very own car? Read more »
The intelligence on WMDs in Iraq ultimately proved faulty, but democrats supported the war at the time. Obama can’t change the past. As Commander-In-Chief, he is responsible to make the best of the current reality. Read more »
Citizens United provides a balance for many in the center and those who otherwise could not afford to get their message across. Read more »
As I read about the lavish weddings recently, my thoughts go back to my wedding in June 1969. Read more »
With the World Cup in full swing, I think it would be more beautiful, much simpler, less frustrating and more enjoyable for players and fans alike if the offside rule were eliminated. Read more »
As a member of AARP, one of the sponsors of the Healthy Utah poll released last week, I was pleased to read the healthy debate it generated in the Deseret News over the weekend. Read more »
As Utah cities weigh the important decision of whether to continue negotiations regarding the UTOPIA network, the Utah Taxpayers Association has aggressively stepped up to criticize almost every aspect of the proposal. Read more »
My son and I were watching a football game on a Saturday last fall. We noticed the filled stadium, and then we thought about the same thing happening on Sunday. Read more »
This debate over Common Core is a distraction to what needs to be done to establish education excellence. Read more »
Utah leaders ought to consider including having three-wheel bikes to rent at various bike trails. Read more »
How can voters vote intelligently with nothing but a name to differentiate the candidates? Read more »
It can be a challenge to compete with online pricing, though we're usually comparable. As a community and society, we need to decide if survival of local stores is more important than saving $3. Read more »
A report by Regional Economic Models, Inc. estimates that a gradually increasing, rebated carbon tax would create approximately 2.1 million jobs. This is in stark contrast to press releases from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce... Read more »
A lot of people seem to demonize Sen. Orrin Hatch for some of his choices, but he has represented the state of Utah for many years. Please let the man retire with some dignity and let him return to the status of United States... Read more »
As a physician and a fan of southern Utah's natural beauty, I can’t support a proposed coal strip mine smack dab in the middle of a stunning southern Utah landscape, on the doorstep of Bryce Canyon National Park. Read more »
In my history class this year we had to bring in a current event every Friday and discuss them in groups. I chose to use Deseret News as my source for this year. After many months of reading your articles I noticed that they were... Read more »
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The character of a nation is determined by the character of its people. Read more »
I don’t like the way our politicians and developers have continued to encourage more and more people and businesses to locate in our little desert valleys. I am not alone in those feelings. Read more »
I realized I was observing a metaphor for life, namely that fear breeds conflict, whereas understanding promotes peace. Read more »
I continue to be saddened and appalled at the criminal behaviors that exist in some of our policing agencies, governmental institutions, and among those who have sworn to "serve and protect.” Read more »
I don't know what Richard Davis thought he was proving in his article "Latter-day Saints should appreciate the president," but he missed the mark. The reason why many do not support the President is the direction he is... Read more »
Common-sense solutions to keep guns out of the hands of domestic abusers and other dangerous people are sitting on desks in Congress. It’s time to ensure that our federal laws apply to all domestic abusers, making it more... Read more »
A home was recently torn down near my home. When the original owner built the home in the 1950s, he had marble imported from Italy for all the windowsills in the house. When the home was demolished, all of this marble was smashed... Read more »
I wonder if the people who are accusing Mark Shurtleff and John Swallow of criminal actions have considered that all people in this country are innocent until proven guilty. Shurtleff and Swallow would have gone there on their own.... Read more »
I voted for Mitt Romney primarily because I felt he would be a better president. Once he lost, I believe most of us were truly praying for "Hope and Change" and the most "transparent" administration ever. After five... Read more »
Without our veterans and those who made the ultimate sacrifice, where would America be today? We have ownership, jobs, health care, cars and opportunities because they fought for freedom over centuries. There are those who would... Read more »
As I have been watching the drama surrounding the Shurtleff and Swallow investigation, I have wondered how many politicians could survive two years of intense digging by the press and at least $4 million of investigation by... Read more »
Apparently, a corporation is a person when you want it to be, and not a person when you don't. Read more »
Count me as favoring daylight saving time. For anyone else who prefers that we do away with it, I invite them to first visit Phoenix in the summer. Read more »
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