Sen. Ted Cruz’s eligibility to run for the office of U.S. president unequivocally validates my interpretation of the Constitution. Read more »
If Hillary Clinton is the best the Democratic Party can come up with, they are in a sorry state of affairs. Read more »
Utah can and should do more to develop wind, solar and geothermal projects that will help clean up our air, develop our clean energy economy and leave a better world for our children and grandchildren. Read more »
The photos of Pluto sent by the New Horizons spacecraft are so exciting. They remind me of stories my parents used to tell me of when they were younger when the idea of space exploration was a national obsession. Read more »
The Alzheimer’s Association’s Walk to End Alzheimer’s is the world’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support and research programs. Read more »
Congratulations to Rosie Rivera, who was just appointed as the new police chief for Riverton City. Rivera has the distinction of being the first female to serve as a police chief in Utah. Read more »
Everything I’ve heard and seen recently on the TV and radio news is concerned with the death of a lion, killed by dentist from the U.S. There is nothing but anger and disgust for this horrendous act toward a beloved lion in... Read more »
Lois Collins’ recent article (“Living — or dying — with decision not to don a helmet,” July 28) was, sadly, an informative piece on the dangers of failure to use a helmet. As an example, bike helmets... Read more »
How did a man like Robert M. Gates get to be head of the Boy Scouts of America? Anyone familiar with Mr. Gates’ history as former secretary of defense and former director of central intelligence will remember his instrumental... Read more »
Poor Queen Elizabeth II is taking heat for a photo of her and her mother giving a Nazi salute in 1933. I remember learning when I was 5 years old how to salute our American flag in kindergarten. We started with our hand on our heart... Read more »
We would do well to keep things in a proper priority — animals are one thing, and we should do all we can to protect them, but human life is something else altogether. Read more »
We are just learning how not to be a throwaway society, and now some cabal is planning on throwing away an entire prison complex. It boggles the mind. Read more »
Sen. Orrin Hatch is not conservative and his voting record proves it. When he was running for re-election, he said all the right things and acted as a conservative. Read more »
Methane is a more potent greenhouse gas than carbon dioxide. Methane that escapes into the atmosphere traps excess heat much more effectively than carbon dioxide. Read more »
Books open up worlds, adventures, careers and futures for all — but especially for kids. Read more »
In my opinion, Envision Utah is a powerful organization that uses deception and coercion to further political and special-interest objectives. Read more »
Thank you to the Human Rights Campaign for tactfully eroding the Boy Scouts of America. Your sophistries are unparalleled. Read more »
Lehi’s congested traffic concerns surrounding SR92 are well-founded. The crisscross, head-on traffic sticks like a fish bone in the city’s throat, and Lehi may not be able to lure more high-tech firms because of it. Read more »
Leaving the prison where it is now and making improvements as needed will best serve the interests of the state. Read more »
It would have been nice if our state Legislature had figured out a way to select the state school board constitutionally during the last legislative session, but they didn’t. And what is kind of interesting is that our current... Read more »
Last week I was visited by one of the four candidates campaigning for the city council of my city. He had plenty of opinions but nothing to offer but general statements that have little meaning in helping me decide who would best... Read more »
Ellen Creager of the Detroit Free Press was recently quoted in the Deseret News saying, “When America’s naturalists and lawmakers began designating national parks, the idea was to preserve beautiful places for future... Read more »
I believe in the power of choice; everyone has their own opinions and should be allowed to share them. But when it comes to a human life, how is there even more than one option? Read more »
In the Prison Relocation Commission meeting held July 16, 2015, at the state Capitol, there was a document provided by the legislative fiscal analyst titled “Prison Relocation-Transportation Component.” The information in... Read more »
In the past it was clearly understood that you couldn’t make a silk purse with a sow’s ear. Time will tell if this generation of Supreme Court justices has the power to prove that statement wrong. Sandi Holland... Read more »
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Was the smallpox vaccination a good thing? Before you answer the question, please bear in mind that smallpox is estimated to have caused the deaths of more than 300 million people during the 1900s alone. Read more »
It truly is sad when businesses forget the human element and think only of their bottom line. Read more »
Perhaps Planned Parenthood can explain how killing a baby in a hospital differs from the act of taking a fetus that has every chance of growing and developing into a healthy, normal child from its mother's womb and selling its tissues. Read more »
I want to keep Trump out of the White House. I'm not sure Hillary Clinton can do it, but I am sure Bernie Sanders can do it. Read more »
The lack of transparency BYU continues to display in the aftermath of the “Miami Beach Brawl” is shameful. Read more »
I wonder if the Deseret News would publish statistics on homes built in the last 20 years in Utah, the amount of land that has been cleared to do so and the efforts that are currently going on to preserve nature. Read more »
Scientific advances certainly make it possible to have life-size robotic dinosaurs roaming through a park, interacting with visitors and giving them rides. What once was a dream often becomes reality. Read more »
Alaskans should be allowed to develop our resources; we will do it responsibly and in a manner that benefits not only us, but Utahns, the nation and the world. Read more »
The public lands issue is an example of history repeating itself over and over again. Read more »
In regards to the proposed sales tax increase, we need to ask the following two questions: What specific projects will a sales tax increase be used for? Will the sales tax be returned to pre-sales tax levels after these projects are... Read more »
Three cheers for Gov. Gary Herbert regarding his recent decision to withhold state directed funding from the Planned Parenthood (PP) organization. Regardless of how PP may be cooking their accounting books (to show that public... Read more »
I write this letter as a plea to my representatives: Sens. Orrin Hatch and Mike Lee and Rep. Mia Love, and to all my fellow constituents. I work in a school with students I sincerely love and care for. I aim to arm them now with... Read more »
VASA Fitness doesn't provide consumers the opportunity to correct any errors in billing information before charging penalty fees. Read more »
The requirement to register for the draft did not go away with the end of the Vietnam War. The Selective Service System requires that all male U.S. citizens, and male immigrants living in the U.S. who are ages 18 through 25, are... Read more »
I think everyone who lives close to or around the Wasatch Front should be required to have earthquake insurance. No one knows when that fault line is going off, but we know there are chances for it to go off soon. It has been around... Read more »
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