One creative way to reduce litter on our highways is to pay people to bring it in to be used as energy. The more we pay people for trash, the more we will see litter disappear from our roadways. It would also prevent people from... Read more »
People of Utah, have you taken note of the air quality we have been experiencing for the past several months? Blue skies and clean air. It looks like the solution to the dirty winter air problem has been lurking under our noses the... Read more »
What is the matter with the Prison Relocation Commission? Don't they get it? No one wants the prison to move except for the "investors," who want the taxpayers to pay for the relocation. Read more »
I have frequently seen it written here that Democrats have adopted more liberal economic policies than they had in prior years. I do not believe this to be true; in fact, I think they have become much more conservative. Read more »
I’m only 19, so hopefully I have plenty of life left to live. That being said, people find it strange that I have already started a lengthy bucket list. Most people don’t actually take the time to write down a list of... Read more »
On March 17, Granger High hosted a guest speaker. This speaker had a good message of resiliency and overcoming problems in the past. However, his good message was mostly lost as he encouraged anti-American/education ideas. He said... Read more »
In 2015, 11,050 Utahns will be diagnosed with cancer. Many of them will be our loved ones, our co-workers or our neighbors and friends. Some of them will not have access to health care coverage because their only coverage options are... Read more »
Sen. Luz Escamilla's SB208 would have raised the penalties on violators of our current clean air laws — penalties which haven't been adjusted in 34 years — and brought them up to levels more closely matching... Read more »
The Utah State Drivers Handbook states that all drivers are not allowed to park within 30 feet of any stop sign, yield sign, traffic control signal or intersections for pedestrian crossing. Why then is it necessary to have the visual... Read more »
Now that the Legislature has finished, perhaps it is time to look at who is gaining what? The Senate voted for Healthy Utah. The House leadership opposed it, due to the fact that the head of the body owns an insurance company that... Read more »
I recently read about the state school board asking for a waiver from No Child Left Behind. No one likes NCLB, and many states petition for waivers. Since these waivers are so popular, and since Americans have voted in favor of... Read more »
I think most of us will be pretty disgusted to be reminded that the highest executive at UTA earns — with benefits, bonuses and vacation pay — over $350,000 annually. This is more than the governor of the state. UTA is... Read more »
I'm not a Republican, but I must commend the Utah GOP's idea to hold presidential caucuses as a great example of thinking outside the box. Read more »
The letter signed by 47 U.S. senators and sent to Iran's government seems wrong for many reasons. Read more »
"No prison in my backyard," they say. I would like to offer my backyard for the prison. The space is only 95 by 60 feet, but as far as I am concerned they can go many miles up in the air. Read more »
Utah’s lawmakers have decided that sports take precedent over education in the form of “Utah Wellness Program.” Read more »
For whatever reason, some very friendly animals can turn on an individual or another animal. Read more »
Those who serve on committees should have no personal/professional conflicts of interest in doing so. Read more »
Fuel prices have risen by 25 percent in several weeks, from an average of $1.85 on Feb. 1 to over $2.30 today. But wait, crude inventories are historically high! What about the law of supply and demand? Read more »
There is no doubt in my mind if we had a primary election we would have a larger turnout of voters. Read more »
I’d rather teach somewhere where the legislature actually cares. If Utah's Legislature isn’t going to listen, good teachers aren’t going to come there. Read more »
The Department of Natural Resources has failed to propose a legislative appropriation to dredge its marina at Great Salt Lake State Park. Read more »
I know how to fix our homeland security issues. First let them shut down, and then announce that there are veterans groups that are planning events where they need our national borders open. Read more »
Last year I wrote about how I was disappointed at the Sterling Scholars combining theater arts with speech and forensics. Speech is an entirely different discipline than theater. Please bring back a separate category where... Read more »
It is disappointing that some of Utah's congressional delegation were participants in the initiative to undermine the efforts of our nation, and many others, to negotiate an agreement with Iran to prevent a nuclear bomb... Read more »
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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 »
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... 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 »
More families today requires more than one breadwinner because homes are much bigger and more expensive than they used to be. 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 »
I would like to respond to a letter by Patrick Holman (“Next president?” April 19), in which Mr. Holman suggests that we should vote for Hillary Clinton with the fallacious argument that her being a woman is... Read more »
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 »
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... 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 »
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 »
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