The IRS announced that more than 100,000 tax filers had their electronically filed income tax returns stolen by cyber...
Studies show that 1 in 3 U.S. adults carry credit card debt month to month, while 1 in 3 do not put any income toward retirement savings. Budgeting is a step to feeling secure that many overlook... Read more »
President Obama’s trade agenda, which we support, has encountered virulent opposition from his own party, which has done everything it possibly can to deny him the fast-track authority that... Read more »
The Community Development Corporation of Utah has rebuilt more than 400 homes and constructed another 160 new homes, helping more than 5,000 low- to moderate-income families in 120 communities. Read more »
Memorial Day is about honoring priceless service. The great conflicts of history were fought and won by everyday men and women who exhibited extraordinary courage and valor, many of them paying the... Read more »
Envision Utah's "Your Utah, Your Future" online survey allows participants to submit preferred outcomes overall and in 11 areas such as air and water quality, education and transportation for 2050. Read more »
When used correctly, social media may be a species-saver and help with crowdsourcing for funding. But not all experts are keen to list animals and their tracking data online. Read more »
In Our Opinion: Hatch-Cardin bill to make permanent a law allowing religious organizations to bring non-ministerial workers into the U.S.
A bipartisan measure before Congress deals with a small but significant component of immigration policy. The Hatch-Cardin bill will make permanent a law allowing religious organizations to bring... Read more »
With Bill and Hillary Clinton insisting there is no proof of wrongdoing or law-breaking with questionable Clinton Foundation financial practices, the foundation has changed its policy to limit... Read more »
In our opinion: Recent Kathmandu, Baltimore responses show need to measure social progress, not just economic growth
The Social Progress Index is on the right track to understanding and learning from the experiences of Kathmandu and Baltimore so that public policy can become increasingly effective in promoting... Read more »
In our opinion: Study cites excessive online gaming, pornography as creating a 'crisis of masculinity'
In his new book, “Man (Dis)Connected,” psychologist Phillip Zimbardo explores technology’s role in the lives of today’s young men. What he finds is a digital struggle... Read more »
In our opinion: Teacher evaluations a welcome move to enhance consistency in how educations are rated and rewarded
The State Board of Education has approved guidelines for evaluating teacher performance, a system that bases 70 percent of a performance score from the principal's observations, 20 percent on... Read more »
In Utah, children entering the seventh grade next school year will be required to get meningitis vaccinations. While the vaccine to be used is effective against strains A, C, Y and W, another... Read more »
We are starting to reach the point where researchers are unable to get any more data into a single optical fiber and current cables are approaching their physical limits. Efforts should be made to... Read more »
It is difficult to identify racism as a primary motivator for what happened to Freddie Gray in Baltimore and the unrest in the aftermath of his death. We need to look at the issue of police... Read more »
In Our Opinion: We welcome an audit showing the true costs, benefits and projections for the Draper prison site
We welcome an independent audit of consultant projections that the Draper prison site is more financially beneficial for high-tech development than to house a prison, despite the benefits the... Read more »
The Equality of Opportunity Project involved the tracking of millions of families over a period of years and uncovered a direct link between a child’s future earnings and the specific place... Read more »
Thanks to the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, the question of whether the federal government may continue collecting “metadata” from nearly every phone call made in the United States... Read more »
For varied reasons of personal struggles, Mother's Day may send some into disappointment, discouragement and even despair. Whatever one’s own challenges, please consider the positives and... Read more »
In our opinion: FBI's forensics debacle — over hair and fiber testimonies for 20 years — must never be repeated
Reports three years ago stated FBI hair and fiber experts knowingly provided erroneous testimony in hundreds of cases over a two-decade period. Last month, the FBI and Justice Department admitted... Read more »
Section 1332 of the Affordable Care Act, known as the “state innovation” provision, allows individual states a great deal of flexibility in how they use revenue appropriated for... Read more »
In too many locker rooms, hazing is regarded as tradition. Often, it is innocuous teasing or taunting. But even in its most innocent form, it creates an environment of appeasement that can allow... Read more »
In our opinion: Children's Book Week celebrates the joy of reading and the benefits of enhanced learning
Going on 100 years, Children's Book Week is the oldest reading initiative in the United States. Reading establishes strong roots of learning, understanding and creativity in young minds. Read more »
In our opinion: Revisiting the Holocaust as religious persecutions rise — Reagan's call of 'Never again'
Three decades ago, President Reagan spoke at Germany's Bergen-Belsen concentration camp. With the rise of anti-semitism in Europe as well as myriad other forms of religious persecution throughout... Read more »
A proposal to give regulatory relief to some banking institutions comes as a welcome development in the contentious debate over reforming the rules put in place as a result of the 2008 financial... Read more »
In our opinion: Welcome to Garbage Clinical Insurance, where poor Indonesians pay for health care with recyclable garbage
At one medical clinic in Indonesia, the poor can receive health care for the minimal costs of recyclable garbage, such as plastic bottles or cardboard boxes. To date, the Garbage Clinical Insurance... Read more »
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