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The success of the National Parks/Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument Land Exchange reminds us that we can all agree on some land-use opportunities right in front of us.
A New Year presents a great opportunity for not only personal but public reflection. If I had one New Year's resolution for our state it would be to reverse a more than 40-year general decline in voter particip...
Editor's note: Salt Lake City hosted the annual National Governors Association summer conference this weekend. Gov. Michael O. Leavitt, a member of the Deseret News editorial advisory board and former chairman ...
Secretary Salazar's reversal this week on BLM's intent to designate quasi-wilderness in Utah reminded me of another welcome and rare public land victory that we can all feel good about
Late in the spring of 2003, I joined a PBS crew to fly over publicly-owned land in central Utah and discuss its appropriate use. When we landed to refuel in Price, my cell phone came alive with messages. One wa...
Immigration reform has produced political gridlock in Congress and is becoming an obstacle to long-term economic resurgence. Instead of realizing the benefits of an imperfect but best achievable solution, the i...

It became a monthly ritual of mine as governor to check the Utah jobs report. Like a physician taking a patient's vital signs, I knew if job growth was good, our overall economic health was strong. Though I am

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Television programming is interrupted by a breaking news story unfolding someplace in the United States. A deranged shooter has opened fire on everyday Americans at a school, shopping mall or public meeting. We...
On Wednesday it appears the U.S. House of Representatives will vote to repeal the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), also known as Obamacare. Republican's will succeed in a symbolic passage of ...