Voting yes to County Proposal No. 1 — extending the ZAP tax — doesn't add to the sales tax you already pay.
Utah's Student Assessment of Growth and Excellence (SAGE) test results were not encouraging. If these results are a benchmark, they must be followed by serious, and even radical, attention by... Read more »
The average American will spend more than $77 this year on Halloween, mostly on costumes and candy. Parents can use Halloween as a time to teach their children, and themselves, about sticking to a... Read more »
One would think the issue of nuclear testing would be a thing of the past. However, it makes sense for the Senate to finally ratify the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty. Read more »
For years, the focus on the separation of church and state has been on how to keep the church out of the state, not the other way around. Here are three startling examples of the need to keep the... Read more »
After spending years in refugee camps as one of the 27,000 "Lost Boys of Sudan," Dut Bior came to the U.S., got a degree in Utah, helped a friend in Africa and has started a nonprofit to help... Read more »
In less than a generation's time, Utah has gone from first to near last in the nation in highest rate of voter turnout. Citizens have an obligation to vote, and voters have an obligation to cast an... Read more »
Obama's principal job is to administer the government and to get the right people to do it. That's called management. Obama had never managed anything before running for the biggest management job... Read more »
While Utah leads the United States in charitable giving, charities are concerned that donations from the wealthy have taken a downturn. Rather than wring their hands, some charities are taking a... Read more »
New University of Utah research finds that failure to graduate is a precursor to larger personal and social problems, including criminal activity. Its proposals are worthy of serious consideration... Read more »
Early education in computers and computer programming in some European schools is starting to pay dividends. Utah needs to find ways to stay up to speed as well in high-tech learning — but... Read more »
It’s time Utah law stood up for safety, not the empowerment of bullies. Read more »
It would be good for liberals and conservatives in each state to come together and resolve to study and adopt the best practices observed elsewhere, adapting them to local needs and unique cultural... Read more »
The family is the essential economic engine of the country, and more politicians need to say so. Read more »
The chances of a larger solution are only enhanced when all sides of the debate agree on the imperative to move forward for reasons other than building a political base. Read more »
Utah needs to aim not just for the best public school system in the nation, but to become a world leader in educational practices and outcomes. Read more »
Prevention always is better than having to control an outbreak. But it’s important also to keep things in perspective and to understand the disease. Read more »
Even though Americans earning more than $200,000 annually saw an increase in their income over the past six years, they gave 4.6 percent less of their income than they had previously. Read more »
Would Utah students benefit from a smaller class or a better, more highly paid instructor? Read more »
A definite correlation exists between Facebook use and divorce — but is social media a cause for divorce, a facilitator for infidelity or simply a scapegoat? Read more »
Both recipients of this year's Nobel Peace Prize demonstrate the incredible power a single individual can have in making the world a better place. Read more »
Imagine if Omar Gonzalez had been operating as part of a larger terrorist organization. Imagine if he had entered the White House with a bomb strapped to his chest. Read more »
Instead of watching sports just to see one team beat another, it’s more fulfilling to focus on the moments of sportsmanship and selflessness that inspire. Read more »
States ought to question whether underperforming charter schools should be allowed to renew their charters. But they should be equally critical of public schools that underperform. Read more »
The Supreme Court has allowed same-sex marriages to go forward in Utah and four other states. The Deseret News echoes the calls for civility and hopes all will look now to stronger, values-laden... Read more »
The investigation into the shooting by police of a Salt Lake City man has shown the evidentiary value of videotape taken by cameras operated by police officers. Cameras should become a basic... Read more »
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