That is what this issue is really about, helping our fellow human beings. It's about people.
Common Core is now very toxic. Our families and communities simply do not need another big government program telling them what to teach our children. Somehow, it seems that U.S. bureaucrats think they know better than local... Read more »
While many see federal government involvement in education as interference, we should keep in mind what the role of government is and how it functions. States like Utah struggle to educate a large student population. Many of these... Read more »
I want to explain why I, a conservative and a Republican, would cross lines and vote for Doug Owens. I met both of the major candidates and found Mr. Owens to be personable, genuinely interested in the concerns of his constituents... Read more »
I must say that my faith in humanity is starting to come back. I have been very impressed with stores that are taking a stand. CVS pharmacies recently decided to not sell cigarettes any more. That is huge! I hope more stores will... Read more »
With the growing amount of tech companies coming to Utah, shouldn’t we focus on getting students ready for those jobs? Read more »
Over the years I’ve been to performances from San Francisco to New York City — and I can truly say the Grand Theatre reaches the highest level of all these performances. I cannot believe every performance is not sold out. Read more »
Let us support public education because it promotes common values and understanding between all of us. Read more »
How am I supposed to make an informed choice when there is no information? Why would I vote for someone who doesn't give me a reason to? Read more »
Feminist media critic Anita Sarkeesian apparently feels that her First Amendment rights were infringed upon after she pulled out of a speaking engagement due to threats. Her rights weren't infringed upon; she chose to waive them by... Read more »
As a junior in high school, I believe that SAGE testing is a bad measurement of how students learn for several reasons. Read more »
Cheers for Dennis Mackay who, in a recent letter, found it obnoxious on KUTV news to see people dancing, jumping, waving and causing other distractions behind the reporters. Read more »
Are teachers getting behind Common Core? I personally know several great teachers who have quit over it, and many others are being told their jobs are in jeopardy if Common Core is criticized or not followed. Read more »
If the state raises the gasoline taxes, then people will drive less. The money can then be given to UTA so they can lower the bus fares, so more people will ride the bus and lower air pollution. It would be a win-win solution. Read more »
Just because we have the ability to mine doesn't mean we should. The impacts do not outweigh the destruction and loss of ecosystems. Read more »
I wish to know exactly how Rep. Jason Chaffetz would have voted on the exercise of our military in Iraq and Syria. Read more »
It has been reported that the mayor in Houston wants to prosecute ministers for their sermons. The mayor demands the ministers submit their sermons in advance or face legal action. Elsewhere, those who perform wedding services were... Read more »
I just finished watching the masterful and mesmerizing performance of Danny Inkley as Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde at the Centerpoint Legacy Theatre. Why doesn't Utah have an Emmy Award, Tony Award, Academy Award, Golden Globe or... Read more »
Friday's article (“Saratoga Springs one of four potential prison sites,” Oct. 17) was the first time I had any idea that any populated area was being considered for a relocated prison. The area I believe to be the... Read more »
Providing a safe learning environment for our children is reason enough to vote yes on the Provo school bond issue. But let us also remember that these buildings are landmark institutions that serve our entire community. Schools are... Read more »
I first met Jani Iwamoto, the Democratic candidate for Utah Senate District 4, in July. She was looking for volunteers and I was seeking a candidate. Jani asked me to dissect her campaign, written policies and voting record on the... Read more »
I believe that citizens of Utah are less informed about politics than ever before. The state's religious identity often prevents citizens from wanting to follow politics and make an informed decision on who to vote for.... Read more »
I support a computer programming curriculum being taught in our schools. Students should be exposed to basic computer concepts such as bit, bytes and boolean logic, but this can be done with existing software and systems. Read more »
One only needs to look to other on-campus shootings in recent years to see that the only people kept safe on gun-free campuses are the shooters who are intent on mass murder. Read more »
Mia Love has once again failed to attend a debate she committed to attend. Read more »
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As predicted, the Ferguson grand jury decided not to indict police officer Darren Wilson in the fatal shooting of Michael Brown. And as expected, chaos erupted and violence swept through the streets. Read more »
We need immigration reform. Let it be measured, bipartisan and, above all, enacted in accordance with the checks and balances of the Constitution. Rule by fiat is not part of our political system. Read more »
True conservatives should be just as emphatic regarding another more fundamental redistribution of wealth: the theft and destruction of our natural resources — the air, water and land upon which our lives depend — for... Read more »
The atmospheric disposal of combustion waste has been a recognized but underregulated external cost that we can all see and smell in the Salt Lake Valley. Read more »
Currently, illegal immigration is the "new slavery." Employers use it to exploit workers who are here illegally, keeping wages low and not providing benefits. Read more »
That is what this issue is really about, helping our fellow human beings. It's about people. Read more »
I believe I am one of a rapidly growing base of people who are saying no to both Republicans and Democrats. More people should register as independents and end the bias toward third-party candidates. Read more »
Politicians should not think they are better than us. They should care and respect the future generation that will lead this city and country. Read more »
George Washington, America's greatest patriot, turned down the chance to be a king. Yet Barack Obama seems to consider himself a king. Verle Solt West Valley City Read more »
I have not always agreed with the president; however, I agree with him 100 percent on the immigration issue. Hooray for all those individuals who are sincerely trying to better their lives and the lives of their children! Read more »
Mia Love is already calling our president a dictator. Democrats in Utah could easily feel that they are living in a Republican dictatorship with no representation at all in the U.S. Congress. My suggestion: Let us all speak... Read more »
Even in the pioneer times, people in the Salt Lake Valley were concerned about air pollution because their houses were heated by direct fuel burning. Today there are many sources of air pollution. I believe tobacco smoke is a... Read more »
The last few days have been very amusing to me. For six years the president, and all of us, have waited for Congress to do something constructive about immigration. Congress has done nothing. And Republicans have not come up with... Read more »
Vladimir Putin is supposedly worth 70 billion U.S. dollars. He is power-hungry and knows no bounds. Read more »
My training and employment as an educator covered both elementary and vocational education. By the time children enter elementary school, their work, study and respect habits are already well established by their home environment.... Read more »
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