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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
Vladimir Putin is supposedly worth 70 billion U.S. dollars. He is power-hungry and knows no bounds. 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 »
That is what this issue is really about, helping our fellow human beings. It's about people. Read more »
I firmly believe the proposed freeway speed limit increase would be a mistake. I'm a strong believer that we achieve better gas mileage and cause less air pollution by traveling 65 mph, especially in urban areas. I travel on our... Read more »
Our state legislators are considering extending the length of the legislative session. I have spent a bit of time at the capital the last few years, and am aware of how much time legislators have to spend to do their jobs right, so I... 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 »
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 kind... 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 »
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 »
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 any... Read more »
My family has recently suffered from a number of medical issues: my parents required treatment at the University of Utah Hospital, St. Mark's Hospital and Mountain West Medical Center in Tooele. My father is still being cared... Read more »
Why don't more schools teach about life strategies? I think everyone should learn them. I'm in middle school, and this time of life is important and involves a lot of changing. I'm in a student government class... Read more »
I don’t think Thanksgiving should just count as a precursor to Christmas, where you forego time with family and friends on a day off to hit the stores. Read more »
UDOT wants to raise the speed limit on I-15 to 70 mph. The UHP commercials and interviews continually tell us to "slow down." There seems to be a disconnect here between the two departments. Read more »
Many years ago, when I was quite naive, I was at a state PTA-sponsored legislative event. I remarked to my companions that I thought the state Legislature was acting like a Board of Education. I am now astute enough to know that I... Read more »
In a recent letter, the writer complained that Democrats have no chance in Utah because of the high percentage of Republicans who vote straight-party. As someone who did vote straight-party Republican, I will tell you I did so... Read more »
I congratulate the Utah Commission on Criminal and Juvenile Justice on their comprehensive Justice Reinvestment Report. This should open a meaningful discussion and further commitment from public and private partners to address the... Read more »
Clean air and water should not be partisan issues; they should be human issues. Read more »
I just received my son’s SAGE test results; after discussing them with him, I came up with some conclusions regarding Common Core and the SAGE test. Read more »
If you really dislike the snow as much as you say you do, go ahead and move to Florida. But as long as you’re here, I would like to encourage people to learn to enjoy Utah’s snow. Read more »
Jason Davis, UDOT director of operations, said drivers cruise at speeds comfortable to them, no matter the speed limit. If that is the case, why raise it? Not one good reason was given. Read more »
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Justification for Utah not taking the funding for extending Medicaid is not funny. Over the years we have heard how we didn’t want “socialized medicine” because you have to wait for services. But in the good... Read more »
It feels like the "peace" we all talk about wanting is just talk. People are too anxious to give in to every appetite placed before them, no matter how bad they know it is, or at least once knew it was. Read more »
We need to be able to trust government. The government is of the people and by the people and ours to monitor and protect. Read more »
This is in response to Timothy Funk's letter ("Symbolic high-rise," Dec. 23) that had so much praise for Randy Horiuchi, a retiring Salt Lake County councilman. Those of us in Cottonwood Heights saw a totally different Horiuchi. Read more »
The horrifying execution of the two police officers in New York should give everyone pause at this holiday season. The media share some blame in this tragedy for widely reporting the “hands... Read more »
I'm confused. Virtually every weather forecaster warns of the dire results of a dry summer season if we don't conserve water. Yet all over the county, land that was empty for decades is sprouting high-density housing like, well,... Read more »
There is no way one can condone the use of torture and claim to want a constitutional government. Read more »
UDOT should do some cinching. Don't raise the gas taxes. We've already paid enough at the pump as it is. Read more »
As a frequent visitor with strong affection for the state and its people, I am deeply concerned about Utah's insistence that the federal government relinquish all public lands to the state. Read more »
All in in all, it seems to me that the State Legislature gets an F for its support of public education. Read more »
In past years we were disappointed with the reception of the gifts we chose for our grandchildren. The gifts were often the wrong color, style, size or simply not needed. We found an answer by establishing college savings... Read more »
Most people don't remember the story of what happened but, like much of what Randy Horiuchi has quietly done, the result is there. Lives are better and that is why he served us so long. Read more »
I propose that all high school students receive the same constitutional rights as any other person in this country and that high schools should never be able to deny students these rights. Read more »
I would encourage all of us to be careful in how we talk about others. Let us ask ourselves if the words we speak are positive and encouraging to those around us. Let us be kind and respectful to all people. Read more »
Stericycle talked the agency into reducing the $8.3 million fine down to $2.3 million. Don’t you wish you could talk the judge into reducing your next traffic fine to a couple of bucks? Read more »
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