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Jay Evensen
Jay Evensen is the senior editorial columnist for the Deseret News. He has been on the editorial board since 1994. Prior to that, he was a reporter for the Deseret News, the Las Vegas Review-Journal and United Press International in New York City, covering a wide range of subjects from crime to politics. His weekly column on politics and social issues has won numerous local, regional and national awards. Jay Evensen graduated from Brigham Young University in 1983 with a B.A. In journalism and a minor in Scandinavian Studies. He was a fellow of the Knight Center for Specialized Journalism at the University of Maryland in 1992. His work was recognized with an award by the John Templeton Foundation in 2006 for the editorial treatment of human virtue and its importance in the life of our society and country. His employer nominated him for a Pulitzer Prize in 2002 for a series of editorials on drunken driving. Jay is a member of the SDX Foundation Board, an arm of the Society of Professional Journalists. He served six years on the national governing board of SPJ. He also is a member of the National Conference of Editorial Writers. He lives in South Jordan, Utah, with his wife, Kirsti. They have five children and two grandchildren.
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A lighthearted look at news of the day.
A nationwide emphasis on learning to forgive may be just what we all need to regain a sense of sanity.
The Postal Service is one of those looming crises that dances in and out of the spotlight like a moth, depending on how many billions it fails to pay into a prefunded retirement account this year, or how many b...
A lighthearted look at news of the day. Hillary Clinton had a lot of embarrassing things in those emails she deleted from her days as secretary of state. At least, I have that on good authority from Julian Assa...
If we step away from an ethic that holds life sacred and prohibits humans from ending it, we begin the dangerous task of assigning values to different manifestations of life. Quality, not sanctity, becomes the ...
We may never understand how some humans can be so inhumane. That doesn’t make Orlando, Salt Lake City or any of the other mass-murder sites any less horrifying.
A lighthearted look at news of the day. House Speaker Paul Ryan said Donald Trump’s verbal attack on a judge of Hispanic descent was a “textbook definition” of racism. I’m guessing that ...
If current poll numbers hold, we will get a president in November whose mandate is to keep the other candidate from assuming office. That’s hardly visionary.
As amusing as Ali’s visit to Utah was in 1988, he was not mean against Orrin Hatch’s opponent. He was being a loyal and sincere friend. If only that were the side of Ali everyone decided to copy.
A lighthearted look at news of the day. Next year, to make the Scripps National Spelling Bee harder, they should expand into other languages.