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 »
It is disheartening to hear of recent news on how veterans are receiving that health care benefit from the VA in the form of continued promises and long waiting lists just to receive an initial consultation. During my army career I... Read more »
Utopia is a financial mess because the governments created a public utility using the wrong model. It should be, or should have been, structured like the city streets: All property owners pay taxes to maintain them, even if they do... Read more »
I agree with Doug Robinson’s comments about some Americans being slobs because the dress so casual (“Have Americans gone too casual”?, June 18). Many are also not practicing proper hygiene. I was raised in the... Read more »
I was moved to see a photo of the actual flag that inspired Francis Scott Key to write “The Star-Spangled Banner” 200 years ago in the Deseret News. Our national anthem is a great song, but so familiar that many people do... Read more »
To further reductions in truck crashes over the past decade, the trucking industry is supporting a Senate appropriations bill amendment that would suspend two risky provisions recently added to the truck driver hours of service... Read more »
The escalating tax makes fossil fuels increasingly expensive, but we can buy clean energy with our carbon tax money. Read more »
The summer months are the most dangerous for teen drivers. According to the National Safety Council, in 2012 nearly 1,000 people died in car crashes involving teens between Memorial Day and Labor Day – the 100 deadliest days on... Read more »
As other states look for ways to improve the conventional, subject-centered system, Utah could start a movement to design a student-centered system that would aim to meet the needs and great potential of each unique student. Read more »
Beef keeps me stable in these times of poverty, and I will pay for beef and cut down on produce. Read more »
The Greek life today is vastly different from the old stereotype. It is now less about crazy parties and keg stands, and more about a mutually supportive community centered on community service and academic achievement. Read more »
I concur with Mr. Davis that Sen. Hatch should not campaign for re-election. It is time for him to give someone else a turn. Read more »
I have taken for granted this country, my citizenship and my patriotism. Read more »
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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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
It doesn't matter what presidents do. Families will be the most influential on their children. Read more »
Every spring, much to our delight, a few ducks come to make their home by the little stream that flows through our grounds. Toward the beginning of July, a mother duck hatched eight adorable ducklings. She proudly guided them... Read more »
Our very civilization depends on a reliable supply of electrical energy, including the use of cell phones, computers and all the other modern "necessities.” Read more »
Have those who complain about daylight saving time never got up early to go fishing or attend a sunrise service? Have they never stayed up for a late? Or traveled out of our time zone? These complaints seem to be highly contrived.... Read more »
When it comes to golf and the deficit, everyone seems to have an opinion as to what should be done. Yet, the affected individuals — golf professionals, superintendents, golfers — are never asked their opinion. Instead,... Read more »
I realized I was observing a metaphor for life, namely that fear breeds conflict, whereas understanding promotes peace. Read more »
I do not think daylight saving time is a good idea. People think they can decide how much daylight we have. Once in a while I wish I had a few more hours of sunlight, but other days when I can’t wait for the day to end.... 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 »
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 »
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 »
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