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If violent crime statistics across the country are on a decline, is there a need to equip local police with extensive surplus military gear? Read more »
A solid majority voted to keep Scotland in the United Kingdom. But even though “No” carried the day, “Yes” can claim a number of significant victories, too —... Read more »
Is the Obama administration sending mixed signals in confronting the Islamic State militants? Some confusion exists as to the scope of the U.S. mission in the Middle East. Read more »
Cases like the one recently in Saratoga Springs — where a 22-year-old man was shot and killed by police — incite strong feelings and require a vigorous public accounting so people can... Read more »
It's clear state lawmakers must make fixing the selecting or election of state school board members a priority when they meet early next year. Their remedy needs to err on the side of encouraging... Read more »
What are the underlying factors when a community's police force is seen to be racially imbalanced? Read more »
Some universities are disallowing faith-based groups on the basis of discrimination, even groups that admit anyone but seek to have leaders adhere to that specific group's beliefs and standards. Read more »
Smartphones have gone from fantasy item to luxury item to what some consider now to be a necessity. Like any communication tool, a smartphone is as good or bad as the person who uses it. Read more »
The death of Chick-fil-A founder S. Truett Cathy reminds us not only of his corporate successes but his consistency in remaining true to his Christian values. Read more »
Thursday's accidental discharge of a gun in an elementary school's faculty restroom underscores the need to change Utah's law allowing anyone with a concealed-weapons permit to take a gun into... Read more »
Park City Mountain Resort's posting a $17 million bond tempers for now the long, bitter dispute over control of critical Park City ski acreage. A permanent resolution is still needed — as... Read more »
In his speech Wednesday night, President Obama is expected to outline a strategy for combatting the Islamic States militants. He needs to move forward — unlike recent comments and earlier... Read more »
Do you know what civil forfeiture is? People need to be aware their fellow citizens are having their property taken from them without any remuneration and without being convicted of criminal activity. Read more »
"Swatting" — where law enforcement agencies are dispatched to faux emergency calls — wastes resources and places many in potentially dangerous situations. Read more »
The Utah Public Lands Initiative is still considered a long shot — but the locally driven cooperative to mesh conservation and development still is a long shot worth taking. Read more »
The push for Scottish independence spawns issues of uncertainty, and resolving them will result in disruption and economic pain. The idea that a 300-year-old union can be dissolved without... Read more »
Salt Lake City should take a slower approach on future development of — and dollar investments into — the Sugar House streetcar line. Read more »
The Ferguson story lines remind us that we're still slow to learn that being quick to judgment results in errors and complications. Read more »
Jim Harding —whose wife, Jan, unknowingly drank a beverage contaminated with cleaning solution — and his family and friends have been models of grace, patience and compassion in dealing... 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 »
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 »
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 »
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 way the embattled negotiations between Talisker Holdings and Park City Mountain Resort have stalled begs the question: Where on the list of corporate values do the two companies place service... Read more »
Are those who live in northern Utah's earthquake zone prepared to face a quake similar to the recent one in Napa Valley? Read more »
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