In our opinion: Parents reading to kids leads to literacy, bonding benefits

Parents reading to their young children at home can help prepare the children for school and more

In our opinion: Supreme Court rules unanimously on religious liberty case involving Muslim inmate's beard

In a unanimous ruling, the nine Supreme Court justices determined a Muslim inmate’s religious liberty rights had been violated when the Arkansas Department of Corrections denied him being... Read more »

Jan. 23, 2015


In our opinion: Obama's State of the Union address was 'missed opportunity'

If the State of the Union address and reception of the president by Congress is any indication of what’s to come — stare downs and standoffs, politicking and posturing — then... Read more »

Jan. 22, 2015


In our opinion: How immigration reform ought to be realized in Washington

For too long, politics and egos have stood in the way of immigration reform. It’s time to stop using it as an excuse for not finding solutions. Read more »

Jan. 21, 2015


Lois M. Collins: Teaching kids skills by giving them some freedom

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A couple in Maryland allowed their son, 10, and daughter, 6, to walk home from a playground a mile away without adult supervision — after a series of practice runs. Now the state is... Read more »

Jan. 20, 2015


In our opinion: Obama's broadband venture is not as simple as it sounds

President Obama believes allowing public broadband ventures would be good for business and help the nation compete globally. But Utah is struggling with millions of dollars of public debt caused by... Read more »

Jan. 20, 2015


In our opinion: Racial equality improving, but we're still working toward Martin Luther King Jr.'s 'final word'

After 50 years into a movement against discrimination based on race, we have learned some things. We may be no closer to Martin Luther King Jr.'s “final word,” but there has been progress. Read more »

Jan. 19, 2015


Family benefits: Economic stability, life satisfaction can be realized results

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As efforts are made in marriage and family, tangible benefits — such as economic stability and life satisfaction — can be among the realized results. Read more »

Jan. 18, 2015


In our opinion: Vanishing Internet privacy

The dangers to personal privacy largely stem from the development of what is often referred to as the Internet of Things — a label for the increasing interconnectedness of everyday objects. Read more »

Jan. 17, 2015


In our opinion: Utah's best interests may be in seeing what happens with Common Core in 2015

Common Core can be seen as a set of standards and not rules. It may be in Utah’s best interest to see what Common Core in 2015 does for our schools and students. Read more »

Jan. 16, 2015


In our opinion: Police body cameras offer greater public understanding

Police body cameras are valuable tools, both in the way of police accountability, and greater public understanding of what officers might face in the field. Read more »

Jan. 15, 2015


In our opinion: Revisiting No Child Left Behind

The law's mandated 12-year mark for states to achieve proficiency with No Child Left Behind is up, and Utah is not at the level it should be. Is it time for this Republican-led Congress to remedy... Read more »

Jan. 14, 2015


In our opinion: Rally absence was an administration-specific mistake, but U.S. helped France with freedoms

The president’s failure to appreciate how symbolism operates with leadership is a mistake that doesn't take away from what the U.S. has contributed to the realization of democratic ideals in... Read more »

Jan. 13, 2015


Combat surveillance economy with 'Do Not Track'

It seems a 4-year-old promise by the Federal Trade Commission to create a “do not track” option for online consumers — to avoid "surveillance economy" — has fallen to the... Read more »

Jan. 12, 2015


In our opinion: Faith & film — making dollars for filmmakers and sense for filmgoers

Hollywood has traditionally steered clear of religion, but that seems to be changing, as 2014 included more films with religious themes than any in recent memory. And some of the financial... Read more »

Jan. 11, 2015


In our opinion: Hey, look up! Plenty of reasons for optimism

But there’s a lot more good news out there than many people realize. Everyone should continue to look for ways to improve their own lives and the lives of those around them. Don't be... Read more »

Jan. 10, 2015


In our opinion: Lessons from France — free speech and free press are still essential

The murders this week at a French satirical newspaper offer several lessons. Perhaps the most important is that free speech and free press are essential to the survival of free nations. Reducing... Read more »

Jan. 9, 2015


In our opinion: A new Congress, where bickering must turn to brokering

As the new Congress is seated this week, there are promises and expectations of an end to the recent legacy of inaction and partisan squabbling. For meaningful legislation to emerge, bickering must... Read more »

Jan. 8, 2015


In our opinion: Let SB54 take effect and tweak it, rather than repeal it

The Republican Party plans to lobby the Legislature to repeal SB 54 — last year's compromise bill on selecting candidates — passed by a Republican-controlled House and Senate and signed... Read more »

Jan. 7, 2015


In our opinion: As U.S. combat operations end in Afghanistan, what have we learned?

Our objective in Afghanistan has been to suppress forces of fundamentalism that have provided a breeding ground for terrorism. While the menace posed by some factions have been subdued, the overall... Read more »

Jan. 6, 2015


In our opinion: Voluntarism and being mindful of our civic duties

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When people volunteer, they demonstrate a commitment to their communities and their fellow human beings that goes beyond seeking for profit or personal aggrandizement. Volunteer work is closely... Read more »

Jan. 5, 2015


In our opinion: Police, protesters and perspective

Police brutality is simply not endemic in our community. Protest movements can serve an important democratic function by raising awareness of a problem, but only if that problem actually exists. Read more »

Jan. 4, 2015


In our opinion: First Amendment rights don't protect one from consequences of online threats

It is true that the intent behind online communication can be more difficult to discern than it is in face-to-face communication. But that does not mean that clear threats made online ought not... Read more »

Jan. 3, 2015


In our opinion: Difficulties for Medicaid patients?

To get the Affordable Care Act started, primary-care physicians were granted two-year reimbursements for seeing Medicaid patients who couldn’t afford health-care coverage. Those... Read more »

Jan. 2, 2015


In our opinion: More moms stay home

Studies show that more women are opting out of full-time employment — not because they have to do so, but because they choose to do so. Read more »

Jan. 1, 2015


In our opinion: 'Friends' tip line used by students to report concerns

The “Friends” tip line was recently introduced in the Ogden and Weber school districts and has been used by students to report concerns about bullying, suicidal behavior, drug use and... Read more »

Dec. 31, 2014


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