Robert Neale’s recent letter is misleading. He says the law will “punish illegal immigrants who come into America after being deported,” but he leaves out the important phrase, “who have an aggressive felony... Read more »
Freedoms are never "free." Important freedoms and even some that are not so important are defended without regard to the cost in blood. It is the American way. Read more »
There are many seniors who depend on Social Security to make ends meet. Isn't there anyone who will stick up for seniors? Read more »
UTA's recent service enhancements on select routes show that people respond to better options in the form of higher ridership. Why not keep that momentum going? Read more »
Gun shows match weapons with buyers without sufficient oversight. The powerful NRA (mis)uses the Second Amendment for its platform of the right to bear arms. Read more »
GOP legislators should be less concerned with their being "beat up" and more concerned with the genuine suffering their partisan extremism is inflicting. Read more »
Jay Evensen's article presented an insightful and balanced approach to the policies that underpin our liquor-control measures that should be appreciated and supported by all right-thinking people. Read more »
In his recent column, BYU professor Richard Davis takes Utah's Republican leaders to task for not embracing Medicaid expansion and also for not adequately funding education, solving winter air pollution and ensuring affordable... Read more »
The U.S. Department of Transportation Report, dated March 27, 2015, says the planned Bus Rapid Transit would require the following changes in the Provo-Orem area: widen 700 North and one mile of University Avenue, build two dedicated... Read more »
Recently I have seen billboards and signs around Salt Lake County regarding Proposition 1, a sales tax hike aimed to pay for roads, transportation projects and mass transit. Proponents argue that the cost will only be around $40... Read more »
I'm surprised the Deseret News has not launched a major campaign against the predatory payday industry in this state. The recent editorial was a good start (“Utah payday loans lead many to debt trap,” Oct. 15), but... Read more »
Do we honestly want factories and refineries to shut down in the middle of the day because they are exceeding their pollutant standards? Read more »
In 2009, 6.6 million people were lifted out of poverty. In Utah alone we had 288,000 children in 2015 benefiting from the 2009 EITC and CTC improvements. Read more »
I urge voters to talk to city and state elected officials and ask them to produce mail-in ballots in English and Spanish for all upcoming elections, encouraging as many citizens as possible to vote. Read more »
While tax cuts for the rich may benefit some, they are not the key to robust growth. Read more »
I shouldn’t need to feel alert that one day a student will jump up in class with a gun shouting for revenge because of a bully. If guns were removed and only meant for armed forces, we just might have fewer deaths. Read more »
If stricter regulations are not enforced now, industry will continue to operate with emissions loopholes and infrequent testing, worsening Utah’s already dire air quality situation. Read more »
In society, women get portrayed as terrible drivers. In Utah, it applies to both genders. I don’t know if this problem is a bad genetic mutation in all Utah residents, or if our driver's education programs are just not well... Read more »
I’m intrigued Hillary Clinton wants to provide free tuition for all public college students if she is elected. How can she think she can buy votes by “giving away” more when everyone knows there is no such thing as... Read more »
Reducing our personal contribution of greenhouse gas emissions is a win for our pocketbooks, our health and the climate. Read more »
Teacher satisfaction comes from success within the classroom in a school where a warm supportive principal serves. Read more »
If we really wish to solve this problem, Utah should establish reasonable workloads, free the teachers from controlling regulations and show appreciation for what teachers contribute to the quality of life in the state. Read more »
Congress needs to take action to save three expiring provisions of the EITC (Earned Income Tax Credit) and CTC (Child Tax Credit). The three key tax provisions, put in place in 2009 to help working families, are set to expire in 2017. Read more »
There are no parks nearby with recreational facilities that fit the whole family. That’s why there is the $13 million South Salt Lake parks bond. For the average homeowner, that is about $4/month. Read more »
Politics can be awfully unpredictable — especially leadership races in legislative bodies. As of this writing (Thursday afternoon), Utah Congressman Jason Chaffetz was back in play for the... Read more »
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