I want to extend appreciation to those firefighters who protected our neighborhood from the fire that broke out last week above the Salt Lake City water treatment plant in Cottonwood Heights. Read more »
Just as Neville Chamberlain's negotiation failed 75 years ago and led to war, we are headed for troubled waters again because of a lack of leadership and the will to stop the greatest evil in history, ISIS. Read more »
In my 22 years of teaching, I have been through many professional development sessions. Some have been wonderful, but many have been mandated by people who have no idea what happens in a real classroom. Read more »
I wish Reps. Rob Bishop and Jason Chaffetz the best of luck in achieving the compromises needed to move their initiative through Congress. A key component to the Idaho success was the decision to leave out anti-Antiquities Act language. Read more »
The Salt Lake City Veterans Affairs serves an enormous geographic area, and from my perspective does it very well indeed, contrary to the unjustified criticisms thrown at it. Read more »
So far 4,500 have lost their lives in the Middle East. We have been blessed with an abundance of natural resources and dedicated young men and women. Let’s not waste either nor both on unwinnable wars. Read more »
I hesitate to write this, but in connection with what is happening to the clerk Kim Davis in Kentucky, I fear now more than ever that my rights of religious belief are truly in jeopardy. Read more »
In his recent column, Jay Evensen provides some interesting historical background to the citizenship provision in the 14th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution (“Birthright citizenship,” Aug. 27). Evensen notes that the... Read more »
Your recent editorial (“What’s the future of Utah’s coal country?” Sept. 3) contains one sentence that reveals your flawed understanding of energy economics: “There is no single or particular villain in... Read more »
Until we have accountability at all levels and branches of government, this is not a government of the people, by the people and for the people. It is a government against the people, buy the people and form the people. Read more »
Even though a majority of Americans are Christian, that fact does not make this an official Christian country. Religion in religious or other private schools is OK; in these types of schools, there is no imposition of religion. Read more »
The argument for using coal always seems to be an economic one but never takes into effect the costs of the health of its workers and residents. Read more »
Every business I know of depends on their members/customers. Since there have been several gyms in the Bountiful area that have come and gone over the past few years, let's see how long VASA will be around if this "who cares"... Read more »
If Rep. Bishop's bill is expected to pass muster in our U.S. Congress, he needs to move beyond the state Legislature and present a meaningful conservation proposal that does justice to our beautiful state. Read more »
Driving across the 500 South and 2600 South overpasses can best be described as something akin to riding on poorly paved railroad tracks. It was nowhere close to a smooth, seamless connection from the main freeway strip to the bridge... Read more »
It truly is sad when businesses forget the human element and think only of their bottom line. Read more »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
The public lands issue is an example of history repeating itself over and over again. Read more »
VASA Fitness doesn't provide consumers the opportunity to correct any errors in billing information before charging penalty fees. Read more »
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Many mass shootings have been averted by someone carrying a gun. Why is this not reported in the media? There is much evidence of greater security and freedom because of good guys being armed. Read more »
With the recent decision of John Boehner to resign as speaker of the House, and the subsequent decision of Kevin McCarthy to drop out of the race to succeed him, it seems that the Republican Party has become our version of the French... Read more »
Many Utah doctors, hospitals and other health care providers have been long-standing advocates for Medicaid expansion in Utah. Their reward is a proposed tax hike. Read more »
Democratic leaders would be wise to listen to the millions of voters who support Sen. Sanders. Give this hope for a better America a chance. Read more »
Don't let the media push the cause of Christianity to the back pages. Don't let the media forget the martyrdom of those courageous individuals in Roseburg, or anywhere else in America where the Christian cause is being trashed. Read more »
The government and police agency of the United States are trying to control the ownership of guns to reduce gun violence. To me this is the wrong approach. Read more »
While certain Federal Reserve officials recently stated their expectation the central bank will hike interest rates this year, policymakers must proceed with caution. Read more »
A tax on physicians to pay for the Medicaid expansion will make it much more difficult to recruit young doctors into Utah’s training programs. It will discourage young doctors from returning to Utah following the completion of... Read more »
The School Trust Lands have been compensated with largesse by the federal government for their sections in the monument. Since that exchange, the School Trust Lands have been swimming in money they never dreamed about getting. Read more »
In March, the Navajo Nation Tribal Council unanimously stated its support to protect “1.9 million acres as the Bears Ears National Conservation Area/National Monument.” Read more »
On Sept. 30, Secretary of State John Kerry invented a new word in a press conference: de-confliction. Read more »
Perhaps our lawmakers should talk to the airport planners and really reconsider moving the prison that seemingly could not possibly be rebuilt at its existing location. Read more »
Actually, Washington, D.C., has a very limited role in our affairs and they are highly restricted by the Bill of Rights. We need to take back our position and authority and tell D.C. that they can't meddle in our matters any longer. Read more »
And really, is shutting down 17 percent of the government a catastrophe? After all, the federal government is doing such a wonderful job. Read more »
I urge our elected state leaders to find alternate ways to fund Medicaid expansion in Utah and not approve the plan as currently designed. This is a matter of public health and could very reasonably be funded by the public in general. Read more »
Climate change is disrupting ecosystems and will affect all living things. It will endanger not only the charismatic polar bear, but many land and marine animals, migratory birds — and us. Read more »
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