I recognize that climate change is real, but I object to the exaggerated predictions of devastation and the inflammatory rhetoric used by the proponents of global warming because it leads to mass hysteria. Such rhetoric is... Read more »
A potentially significant impact on the valley's water and taxes is currently being discussed among a wide range of influential people who want our input but are not getting it. Valley residents stand to maintain access to clean... Read more »
If the standard applied by Christine Harbin-Hanson (“Utah has an export-import problem,” April 18) to the Export-Import Bank (Ex-Im) were applied to all government programs, she would advocate complete government... Read more »
As lawn “care” companies descend upon neighborhoods everywhere this spring, it is worth reflecting on the fact that the World Health Organization’s International Agency for Research on Cancer recently released a... Read more »
I have noticed that unhealthy food is often cheaper than healthy foods. For example, soda is cheaper than bottled water. Those who are trying to make healthy choices are being punished. Having healthy foods cost more than unhealthy... Read more »
One thing that has come to my attention over the past few months is the blatant disrespect that people show during the Pledge of Allegiance. Whether it is at school or during a sporting event, it seems that there is always someone... Read more »
Now that the governor has signed the failing schools bill, it will be interesting to see what actions will be taken to turn low-performing schools around. Inasmuch as school performance is now measured by standardized achievement... Read more »
Congratulations to Innovations Early College High School in Salt Lake for their success in raising graduation rates to nearly 90 percent. This is truly an immense achievement. Perhaps one unheralded reason behind the school’s... Read more »
I so agree with Fred Ash on his recent letter about unfair wages ("Wrong wage approach," April 15). If you treat your employees like you value them, most will value you and your company in return. It only makes sense to pay... Read more »
Utahns deserve access to reasonable and responsible credit — but payday loans, as they’re currently designed, aren’t reasonable or responsible. With proper oversight, the CFPB can provide Utahns and their... Read more »
More families today requires more than one breadwinner because homes are much bigger and more expensive than they used to be. Read more »
As we work toward the end of what is turning out to be another successful ski and snowboard season, I want to draw a little extra attention to those who contributed to that accomplishment in a year when our winter weather did not... Read more »
Are we ready to break the highest glass ceiling and elect a woman to be our president? I believe we are and we can do this with Hillary Clinton. Clinton is immeasurably qualified for the position, especially when compared to her... Read more »
I read with interest the article on "grandparenting” (“Problems grandparents face when parenthood starts all over again,” April 13). I am concerned about the fact that none of my friends are aware that there are... Read more »
In a recent Wall Street Journal article, the proposal of many Democratic candidates came to light. Their plan: raise Social Security benefits. With an increasing urgency to create a more sustainable future for the Social Security... Read more »
The month of April marks a historic anniversary for global health. Sixty years ago, Jonas Salk's inactivated polio vaccine was proven safe and effective in protecting children against polio. Globally, polio has been reduced... Read more »
The gas tax increase was the wrong approach, period! Truckers avoided buying our fuel because of our fuel prices; this changed my opinion over all those I voted into office. The correct approach would have been to actually lower the... Read more »
Our climate is changing (temperature), our water is changing (ocean levels) and our ozone layer is changing (ultraviolet radiation). Our trees that recycle carbon dioxide into oxygen are being cut down. We have hazardous waste and... Read more »
The recent budget crisis in the United States has prompted many U.S. citizens to urge leaders to cut spending. I agree that some areas of the government budget should be cut back, but unemployment compensation should be preserved.... Read more »
There was an excellent reminder of the importance of the SNAP program, or food stamps, by Ariane Dansie (“Keep SNAP funded,” April 7). One in five hungry children is too many. Connecting with our representatives about... Read more »
There are many major issues facing the United States. The leaders we elect matter now more than ever. How we elect those leaders might very well determine how we as a nation handle some of the big issues of the day. There has been... Read more »
We have thousands of people in our state right now who are working full-time jobs who do not and cannot afford to have health insurance, and many who are working full-time jobs who cannot afford the rent of even low-cost apartments. Read more »
To be sure, investment in water conservation technology and the replacement of aging water infrastructure is important in meeting increasing water demand in a growing state such as Utah. But so is focusing on the law of demand for... Read more »
To better manage water, create a different pricing system than what is presently charged. Currently it is a flat pricing system, no matter how much water you use. The pricing system should be made like a stair. For the first X... Read more »
America’s checks and balances helped make our government an exception to all others. Something must have happened in the past few years, because our checks and balances have ceased working. Read more »
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I believe there should be no government-run, or public, schools at all. It should all be private — where people have control over what happens to their children while the children gain an education. Read more »
Whatever happened to the good old days when the worst things we had to fear on Memorial Day were traffic jams and indigestion? This year, it's all about food poisoning by the nasty E. coli, salmonella and listeria bugs... Read more »
Ralph Becker is asking city residents to fight the prison move to Salt Lake City. Everyone wants it somewhere else. But they miss the bigger point. Why move it at all? As a Draper resident for over 25 years, I wonder why... Read more »
John Florez certainly hit the nail on the head in last Saturday’s column ("Looking at Utah's prison relocation efforts," May 16); we have lost control of, and communication with, the Utah Legislature. They are... Read more »
No matter how much negative press the family receives, it still remains the cornerstone of every country in the world. Even when the minority masquerades as the majority, it's impossible to deny that most people in the world... Read more »
Why all of a sudden has it become a high priority to relocate the Utah State Prison? If the prison is in such bad shape that it needs to be relocated and rebuilt, wouldn't it make more sense and be cheaper to remodel and/or... Read more »
I respect Lindsey Stirling for trying, and I know it can’t be easy to be in the limelight and have every single person tracking your every single move or, in this case, choice of clothing. Read more »
Rocky Mountain Power should reconsider its intent to charge residents a surcharge for installing rooftop solar panels on their home. This act alone could encourage potential clean energy customers to decide against rooftop solar. Read more »
Constant assaults on Christian standards are trying to eliminate high values and moral standards. The educational systems seek to destroy these standards throughout the nation and, to large degree, have succeeded. Read more »
Should religious ideals of morality supersede man-made laws of the country? No matter what side of the marriage argument we sit on, the way we choose to live life is ultimately best left to privately held conscience. Read more »
Leaders of the Pioneer Park Coalition claim to know how to help the homeless. But their concern seems to be for real estate values, not the homeless. Read more »
Let’s see the city fine Wal-Mart and any other business foolish enough to waste water when we’re trying to recover from a drought. 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 »
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