Addressing intergenerational poverty concerns affecting thousands doesn't require waiting for the Legislature
When Germanwings co-pilot Andreas Lubitz locked the pilot out of the cockpit and forced Flight 9525 into the rugged Alps, killing all 150 onboard, it sent shock waves around the world. But it need... Read more »
In our opinion: Legislative subsidy for USU athletics — leveling the field or creating a slippery slope?
Utah State University received a $1.5 million appropriation from the Legislature to fund payments to athletes, ostensibly as a way to encourage economic development. However, it seems to create as... Read more »
Senate Democrats have filibustered the passage of the Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act, a bill with bipartisan support that would allow the direct use of fines collected from human... Read more »
The Internet-driven disruptive innovation that changed many industries has finally come to cable television as several broadcast heavyweights have agreed to be part of small, inexpensive streaming... Read more »
Polls show “deeply-entrenched” anti-Semitic sentiment can be found in more than 25 percent of the world’s population. Unfortunately, there are places here in America that... Read more »
In our opinion: Cyber-security the issue of Hillary's use of personal email server and Blackberry phone
Partisan politics aside, the real issue with former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server and a Blackberry cellphone raises concerns of cyber-security with sensitive... Read more »
In our opinion: With hundreds of thousands of Utah children at risk, intergenerational poverty needs prompt action
The Utah Legislature has given several years of attention to intergenerational poverty concerns in the state. But it will require action, not just attention, as well as commitment and public... Read more »
In our opinion: How many teachers would do what a Maine educator is doing with her $1 million global prize?
Nancie Atwell, the founder of Maine's Center for Teaching and Learning, will take the $1 million award accompanying the Global Teacher Prize and put the money back into her school. The center can... Read more »
In our opinion: Meet 16-year-old refugee Mezon Almellehan, Syria's own 'Malala' pushing for education
For Mezon Almellehan, a 16-year-old Syrian now living in Jordan, there is a way out of the darkness of life as a refugee. “I think education is the focal point for everything. With education,... Read more »
In our opinion: Making higher education more accessible to more people is getting increased attention
The government’s best role in making higher education more accessible to more people is to encourage equal opportunity among all citizens to acquire the education necessary to compete and... Read more »
In our opinion: Could Utah's air quality benefit by learning from results of USC's Children Health Study?
A USC study of Los Angeles children over two decades showed correlation between long-term improvements in local air quality with positive effects on lung-function growth. This study has clear... Read more »
In our opinion: Legislative wrap — anti-discrimination, religious liberty bills overshadow other successes, disappointments
The 2015 Legislature left much on the table, but what it accomplished — particularly in anti-discrimination and religious liberty — was more than enough to vindicate the wisdom of... Read more »
In our opinion: Utah's presidential caucus is a bad idea, limiting participating in the most public of elections
The Utah Republican Party has decided to select presidential candidates in neighborhood caucuses, rather than through a state presidential primary. This is a bad decision resulting in tens of... Read more »
Certainly, the Senate should reject any presidential treaty that gives a reckless advantage to Iran. But the time to make that objection is when such a treaty has been written, not while... Read more »
In our opinion: Legislature to be commended for seeking more improvements on state's exemplary open-records laws
Utah's open-records laws — known as Government Records and Management Act (GRAMA) — is a model for accessibility, and the Legislature is making amendments that enhance an already... Read more »
An expected gas-tax compromising from the Legislature sounds like a good short-term solution to pressing highway and transit needs. But it can’t be the end of the discussion. Long-term... Read more »
In our opinion: Net neutrality isn't necessary — innovation is spurred by less regulation, not a tighter government grip
“Net neutrality” sounds like such a friendly, fair term. But call it what it is — regulation of the Internet by Republicans, Democrats, high-priced lobbyists and unelected... Read more »
Two comic book publishers — Marvel and DC Comics — are looking to improve the representation of females and minorities in upcoming projects Read more »
An new study shows the "discipline gap" in schools — a measurement of rates of suspension and discipline — is narrowing in many states. But a significant inconsistency remains in how... Read more »
In our opinion: SB296 bridges anti-discrimination, religious freedoms divide; could be a model for other states
Senate Bill 296, which modifies Utah's Anti-Discrimination and Fair Housing acts to address both religious freedoms and discrimination against sexual orientation and gender identity, provides a... Read more »
In our opinion: Revisiting Abraham Lincoln's hopes, from his 2nd inaugural address on its 150th anniversary
On the 150th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln's second presidential inauguration address, we revisit the hopes and aspirations he had for the United States, still mired in the Civil War. Lincoln was... Read more »
In our opinion: Deedee Corradini — a past leader whose efforts in the present carried well into the future
One doesn’t have to look long or hard around Salt Lake to see the fingerprints of Deedee Corradini, the city’s first and only female mayor who served from 1992 to 2000. Corradini passed... Read more »
The debate attending tax-code proposals addressing income inequality is healthy and encouraging. It demonstrates an awakening to the problem of limited mobility among classes of citizens, which... Read more »
In our opinion: Bill to make drug possession a misdemeanor reverses from past negative get-tough policies
A proposed bill would make drug possession a misdemeanor in Utah — and it's described as "an epic shift" in the criminal justice system. Attitudes are shifting away from a posture of... Read more »
In our opinion: Obama's plan for free tuition at least has leaders mindful of students' long-term financial burdens
President Obama's call for free community college tuition has resulted in affordable higher education being an agenda topic for the foreseeable future. It has already sparked discussion from... Read more »
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