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 »
Although downtown Provo is historic, it is not functional in today’s world. To be more practical, there needs to be a left-turn lane from Center Street onto University Avenue. As it is, making a left turn onto University Avenue... Read more »
After the initial invasion in Iraq, 69 percent of Americans backed U.S. military involvement. By 2004, support dipped to19 percent. In 2006, the majority said we should have stayed out. Read more »
Our national debt is large because of many things. I don't believe it is all President Obama's fault. Read more »
The Utah State Code provides a list of exceptions to parents who do not wish to give their children required immunizations for school. Read more »
What is the justification for killing youths who are threatening no one? Read more »
I am tired of listening to the complaints about our government ... when so few qualified citizens take the time to participate in the election process, and when so many of that few just blindly mark their ballots according to a party... Read more »
The person who first claimed you can’t legislate morality was Sen. Barry Goldwater, and he was talking about the civil rights movement. It is obvious that new laws, along with education, brought about a vast cultural change in... Read more »
Children today spend way too much time playing noneducational video games. Research has proven that most video games do not have positive effects on the brain. Video games are addicting and can become all-consuming, especially for... Read more »
Zach Klein followed 19 patients ages 69 to 101 who were given an experimental treatment three times a day for a year at a nursing home in Israel. Seventeen patients achieved a healthy weight, gaining or losing pounds as needed.... Read more »
While I respect and relate to the Eyres' passion (Sept. 9), I balk at their sensational claims and the liberal gaps in their logic. Their latest article lambasting the cost-of-raising-a-child figures put out by the U.S.... Read more »
Payson is a great school with amazing fans that attend almost every game and participate enthusiastically in many school spirit events and traditions. But some schools, namely Spanish Fork High School, have some sore feelings toward... Read more »
Eighty percent of pop songs contain swear words. Kids who have moved on from the “children’s” genre are suddenly faced with profanity and bad lyrics. I love music, especially pop. But too much of it swears. For... Read more »
The Department of Agriculture reported that it costs parents a quarter of a million dollars to raise a child to the age of 18. If you divide $250,000 by 18 you would get a cost of $13,888.88 a year to raise a child. If parents have... Read more »
It's time we stopped listening to climate denial from the scientifically illiterate. We need to focus on solutions to climate change. Read more »
The proposed nuclear power plant near Green River, Utah, by Blue Castle Holdings (BCH) has the makings of a perfect economic and environmental catastrophe. Read more »
The object of land transfer is to allow the wealthy opportunities to acquire public lands. Greed is the driving force. Read more »
When Obama took office in 2009, the national debt for all preceding 43 presidents was $9.9 trillion. Today it is over $18 trillion and will be over $20 trillion by the time Obama leaves office. Read more »
Vending machines in local high schools have taken out candy bars and snacks that teens enjoy and replaced them with whole wheat and bland foods. Read more »
More sleep has been proven to improve test scores, obesity, mental and physical health, driving accidents and general temperament. Read more »
Scottish independence is not based upon a romantic notion of freedom either, but a growing recognition by its people that London doesn't necessarily know best and we are better off taking care of our own affairs. Read more »
My solution to the dysfunctional Congress lies in the seating arrangements. Make the seating thus: Republican, Democrat, Republican, Democrat, etc. Read more »
While unions served their purpose years ago, they've clearly lost their place. It's unfortunate that people have been brainwashed by unions to believe they aren't strong enough on their own and must rely on others to... 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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
Greg Bell wrote about lessons he has learned in his recent column (“Lessons learned from the campaign for same-sex marriage,” Oct. 17). I would like to suggest that he can learn at least two more lessons. 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 »
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 »
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