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Letter: Thank you, legislators, for support of education reforms

These past weeks, the Utah legislature showed overwhelming support of House Bill 215 that provides teacher pay increases and funds other education options. The historic vote was the first time a legislature has supported this type of bill with a super majority anywhere in the country. As a ...

Letter: Why we fight SB 31 – It’s more than the flag question

Why are we focused on the flag bill when it seems meaningless in the long run? It has great meaning. Not just the symbolism of the flag, but the method and procedures used to bring a solution to a problem where no problem existed. It's to tell the legislature to stop wasting their time and our ...

Letter: Recently printed opinion piece was spot on

As time goes on, the opinion columns become more accurate. Now and then, my wife and I read an opinion column that is so good and is right on that it should be read by everyone. Some might not agree with it but hopefully, more and more people will agree. Okay, the great opinion that ran in the ...

Letter: Emile and Costello not worthy of judicial lenience

So now James Whitman wants Brenda Emile to be given a “chance to someday be paroled” so she can finally “experience a period of stability in her life.” After what she has done, she doesn't deserve a chance to “better her life.” Little Angelina will never get a chance for a better ...

Letter: Decline of the Great Salt Lake – Pointing the finger

There is certainly concern about the decline of the Great Salt Lake. It seems every day there is a news story on TV or in printed news in Utah, nationally and internationally. On January 26, 2023 the lead story on page A1 of the Standard-Examiner: “Bills begin to be introduced the save ...

Letter: Blake Moore needs to bone up on budget process

Just read that our own Rep Moore has been appointed to the House Budge Committee. I hope he knows more about the budget process than he did 18 months ago. In 2020 we were all encouraged to fill out the 2020 Census. The main reason for this was because the census was used to allocate dollars to ...

Letter: Utah parents already have school choice options

HB125, sponsored by Rep Pierucci, R-Herriman, conveniently chairing the House Education Committee, insults parents and public ed teachers. Passing the House in an unscrupulous manner, it runs afoul of public trust. Pierucci claims “reinventing” Utah’s education; nothing to reinvent here. ...

Letter: School choice will only be effective if done correctly

The Utah legislature should reject the school choice bill. I say this reluctantly since I believe that a properly designed choice program could be beneficial. The program proposed is not that program. It is in everyone’s interest that all children become capable, contributing members of ...

Letter: Legislature’s rushed HB 215 is bad for Utah

Legislative leadership has greased every wheel on the Voucher Train sending it hurling through the first two weeks of the legislative session. The greased wheels and the train itself are designed to thwart any referendum from the public or any veto from the Governor. A 2/3 passage in both ...

Letter: Poem illustrates GSL’s enduring power to inspire

My father had a sentimental attachment to the Great Salt Lake, and back in 1935 wrote this little poem: Great Salt Lake While standing on the briny shore I seem to read the ages past When thou didst cover valleys o’er It seems such greatness could not last On yonder hill I still can ...