Gov. Gary Herbert wants more elected officials on the Utah Transit Authority board.
Now is the time to make up for the past decade of stagnant funding for NIH. Read more »
UTA promotes Wi-Fi service on its FrontRunner trains as a benefit to increase commuter productivity and provide an enjoyable riding experience. But Wi-Fi woes make it anything but productive and... Read more »
We have abolished morality in favor of civil rights. Read more »
I need to set the record straight after your DN Reader's Forum comment from Alicia Platt ("Increasing Aid," Aug. 20) included a misleading statement. Read more »
Everyone knows that football produces a lot of injuries, some very serious. So why do people go to football games? How can they stand to see fellow humans get injured? Read more »
The Division of Wildlife Resources should reevaluate their tranquilizer techniques, so we can avoid danger in the future. Read more »
For years, Obama has reacted to events in the Middle East, and lately been at their mercy. Now he must provide some assurance that he is shaping events with a strategy that culminates in the end of... Read more »
It's a Democratic campaign consultant's dream: a study from two respected academic economists concluding that, since the late 1940s, the economy has consistently performed better under Democratic... Read more »
Tax inversions. Double Irish with a Dutch sandwich. Spinning off tangible assets into real estate investment trusts. Son-of-BOSS shelters. These are among the eye-glazingly complicated tax... Read more »
With the start today of its 126th school year, Utah State University introduces a new program aimed at helping the intellectually disabled enjoy a mainstream college experience. Read more »
The words “black market” usually refer to illegal business activity. The biggest and most notorious markets relate to illegal drugs, human trafficking and piracy-counterfeiting. Read more »
The new school year starts with a mixed bag of optimism and concern — the latter dealing with state school board issues. Read more »
A new poll shows 61 percent of Utah likely voters oppose same-sex marriage, 58 percent believe the U.S. Supreme Court will strike down Utah's gay/lesbian marriage prohibition, and nearly 60 percent... Read more »
Utah's innovative Western Governors University is helping keep the state ahead of slippage in science, technology, engineering and math education. Read more »
As the excitement of a new college football season begins to build, we might pause to remember that an education is the primary reason for the existence of universities. Congratulations to BYU, ranked ninth in Money... Read more »
Most assume that churches are benevolent organizations, and if there were a game, event or family gathering nearby that parking in the nearby church parking lot would not be a problem. Real estate agents looking for parking for a... Read more »
I am a frequent visitor to many parks, both state and national, in the area that they are considering burying lines. Though they would be buried, and buried gas lines rarely leak, they must first dig through or near our parks to bury... Read more »
A recent British survey shows online pornography is too accessible and distorting for teenagers, leading to damaging and unrealistic attitudes toward sex and relationships. Read more »
The writer is addressing the question, "Should the U.S. send in ground troops to end Islamic State terror?” Read more »
The writer is answering the question, "Should the U.S. send in ground troops to end Islamic State terror?” Read more »
The Swallow-Shurtleff matter has led to soul-searching in Utah about curbing political corruption. The matter involving Gov. Rick Perry should lead to reforms of the Public Integrity Unit in Texas.... Read more »
Regardless of where you stand on the issue, almost universally, Americans agree that Internet voting will be part of our nation’s future. Read more »
When my father grew up, everyone he knew had a gun in their home, and people weren't shooting at random strangers, friends or family. Whether you believe in weapon control, something deeply disturbing is happening in our... Read more »
There is the perception among many that being of color provides preferential treatment and extra benefits based on race alone. Such opinions have also helped created the disastrous border situation. Remember the example of Elian... Read more »
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Carter had his "killer rabbit" moment, and it seems like Obama's is linking his golf game with responding to James Foley's beheading. Obama can change that image with a firmer hand on foreign policy Read more »
Gov. Gary Herbert wants more elected officials on the Utah Transit Authority board. That's a good first step, but increased accountability from UTA is needed, as evidenced by findings from recent... Read more »
The defenders of religious freedom must confront the attitude, pervasive within the Obama administration, that religion takes place only within the walls of a church or synagogue. Read more »
If we make the mistake of putting more troops on the ground in the Middle East, let's at least pay for it upfront this time. Read more »
“Never point a gun at anyone or anything that you would not hit. Treat every gun as though it were loaded!” This simple rule would avoid every gun accident that we read about all too often. Read more »
For 59 years and counting, Gary Graham has made the Utah State Fair his office. Read more »
Deseret News columnist Jay Evensen's lighthearted look at news of the day. Read more »
It is disturbing that we are considering the disposal of depleted uranium in Tooele County. What is proposed is not, in fact, disposal, but merely handing the problem to future generations, as we seem prone to do. Read more »
I hope that residents of Utah, seeing the opportunities and value Ex-Im provides to this state’s future, will encourage their elected representatives to support its re-authorization. Read more »
Labor Day celebrates the successes of past waves of workers, many of whom were first-generation Americans coming to contribute and to make a better life. How does this translate to the current crop... Read more »
Too bad the president didn’t take his cue from Utah politicians — all of whom put their summers to highly effective use. We provide the results of a scientific survey asking the... Read more »
Over $2 billion was donated to the U.S. presidential candidates in the 2012 election. Read more »
Cash-strapped colleges looking for increased revenues are turning to public beer sales at home football games. But it's a risky mix, with potential increases in disorderly conduct, underage... Read more »
Evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkins tweets that a woman pregnant with a Down syndrome fetus should "abort it and try again," adding it would be "immoral to bring it into the world given a... Read more »
The Obama administration is highly exercised about "inversion," the practice by which an American corporation acquires a foreign company and moves its headquarters out of the U.S. to benefit from... Read more »
When you hear the word “apprenticeship” what comes to mind? Blacksmiths and candlestick makers? Ben Franklin apprenticed as a printer before opening a print shop of his own, and we are... Read more »
This is a followup to the Karen Longmore letter ("Teachers' perspective," Wednesday, Aug. 27). Back in the sixties our government was concerned about the lack of science education for students. In the space race... Read more »
While we acknowledge the great weight of the presidency and appreciate the efforts of many, we observe that President Barack Obama has filled the seats of government with the most radical, anti-religion, unjust, misguided group ever. Read more »
The writer is addressing the question, “Should Congress allow states to use tolls rather than gas taxes to pay for interstate highway funding?” Read more »
I do not concur with the legalization of any drug for recreation that was illegal before. I know that in Colorado and Washington there are laws to keep it in control, like no driving while you are intoxicated with marijuana, but it... Read more »
Recently Salt Lake County announced the building of 87 new miles of bike lanes throughout the valley. County Mayor Ben McAdams and the County Council generously support new bicycle infrastructure with $814,000. Eight cities... Read more »
Do they or don't they golf in office? Recent presidents have been criticized either way — but President Obama needs to be mindful of timing and perception. Read more »
Gov. Gary Herbert has ordered a review of Common Core. But if Utah does away with it, how will it accomplish all those things nearly everyone seems to want from the education system? Read more »
Rocky Mountain Power Corporation (RMPC) has asked the Utah Public Service Commission (PSC) for permission to add a monthly charge of $4.65 to those who have installed solar panels. These panels produce electricity using the sun as... Read more »
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