Utah's coal industry is declining rapidly while alternative energy sources are on the rise.
Utah is a basketball crazed state, a fact that often gets overlooked nationally. Read more »
Career pursuits and financial interests take precedence over everything else, and spouses and children begin to look like unnecessary and expensive diversions. Read more »
Suddenly, the state’s 40 Republican and 37 Democratic delegates are precious to campaigns that need every ounce of strength they can muster. Read more »
It is not in Utah Attorney General Sean Reyes’ domain to consider the cost-benefit picture of a land transfer, but that also is a matter citizens should be concerned about should they be... Read more »
This paper has long lamented the low voter participation rates in Utah. yet it is not difficult to see why so many voters are apathetic. But this weekend the candidates are voting with their feet... Read more »
The root of the crisis is the failure on a personal level for people to behave responsibly when it comes to their financial well-being. Read more »
When our digital conversations become more important than face-to-face conversations with flesh-and-blood human beings, these online connections can turn into unhealthy obsessions that... Read more »
Words matter. They can appeal to a nation’s better instincts or give rise to its worst unfounded fears. Americans should not tolerate the rhetoric of violence. Read more »
Determining what will happen to the land left when the Utah State Prison departs from the Point of the Mountain is a unique opportunity to set guidelines for best use of the property, now and in... Read more »
In our opinion: The U.K. takes the lead in efforts to address health risks of alcohol and pornography
The U.K.'s international leadership in health and wellness policies for its citizens has drawn attention to recent initiatives associated with alcohol consumption among both men and women, and... Read more »
That the Legislature did anything at all on Medicaid expansion is commendable. Lawmakers had plenty of political excuses to do nothing, chief of which was that a new president will reside in the... Read more »
In our opinion: Bill to ease crisis in Flint needs to be addressed, despite valid concerns from Sen. Lee, others
Utah Sen. Mike Lee is concerned that the measure amounts to political grandstanding and that it is unnecessary, given that Michigan has a sizable budget surplus in addition to hundreds of millions... Read more »
The harsh reality is that demand for coal is flagging in the U.S., and where it is in demand abroad, there is sufficient supply. Read more »
James Evans, the Utah state GOP Chairman, used the judge’s letter to again criticize SB54, urging candidates to rely solely on “the convention process they’ve been using for... Read more »
In the end, however, it is ultimately impossible to separate the legacy of Ronald and Nancy Reagan, and it is unlikely that either would have it any other way. Read more »
In our opinion: Officer-involved shooting incidents across the country have demonstrated the importance of timely transparency
With the heightened public scrutiny of officer-involved shootings and the active community reaction to the recent local incident, Mayor Jackie Biskupski's administration is facing one of it most... Read more »
In our opinion: Proper understanding of religions essential to solving national, international issues
Many national and international issues are rooted in different religious belief systems, and a proper appreciation of them is essential in order to engage in constructive conversation and a search... Read more »
In our opinion: New federal ozone standards penalize Western states and hamper growth, without improving ozone levels
In a futile attempt to reduce ozone pollution that we’re not creating, local businesses will be required to cut back on activity and growth, even though such efforts will have a negligible... Read more »
While political in nature, Romney's speech acknowledged voters' anger, but reminded voters that the future depends heavily on how political leaders channel that anger into either higher or baser... Read more »
There has been a great deal of investment by local, state and federal governments to reduce the number of homeless people, and it is gratifying to see positive results. Read more »
Fraud artists are successful only because they find people who don’t stick to a steady investment plan and are willing to suspend diligence in their investing decisions out of fear, greed or... Read more »
In our opinion: Response to bill regulating business contracts suggests House leadership is at odds with business community
We seldom have seen the sort of unified alarm from the business community that this bill has attracted, from trade associations representing companies small and large to the heads of venture... Read more »
True, Washington DC created the National Park System, but it often appears as if they forget that they did not create the unparalleled natural beauty of the national parks themselves. Read more »
We add our voice in calling for the Air Quality Board to allow public comment and input with regard to proposed clean air rules. Surely it is worthwhile to continue and expand the conversation over... Read more »
Without a stated rationale, conjecture the audit was ordered as a way of punishing the U. for the perceived snub of BYU will persist, creating a cloak of suspicion that doesn’t wear well on... Read more »
All this apparently has led to a feeling that, despite concerns about Washington — including budget deficits, health care reform, gridlock on important legislation and looming crises in... Read more »
The management and audit committees provide support for all lawmakers in their efforts to represent constituents. The makeup assures a level of bipartisan support, even as it makes sure the... Read more »
SB 94 and HB 300 impose restrictions on body cam content that would seriously undermine the very reason body cameras have been put into use in the first place. GRAMA is the best vehicle to manage... Read more »
Political, social, economic and cultural differences do not have to divide us. Instead, these differences should be recognized for what they are — opportunities for people of different... Read more »
While many tropical diseases are easily treated, their presence in poorer countries, combined with the fact they often are not fatal, means few resources are dedicated to curing them. Read more »
President Obama’s reluctance reinforces the unfortunate impression that his administration does not take seriously the cries of people who are being denied religious freedom, even to the... Read more »
In our opinion: Successful education systems require adequate funding and wise spending; Utah could see major improvement in both
Utah's Legislature is poised to approve significant new funding for public education. Additional funding for education should support efforts to recruit and retain teachers and ensure the... Read more »
The burden of monitoring parolees and probationers is complex and laborious, but the stakes are too high for it to be neglected in any fashion and for any amount of time. Read more »
The remarkable thing about Justice Antonin Scalia was that while it was often easy to profoundly disagree with him, it was almost impossible not to respect him. Read more »
Not only should life sentences be eliminated, the juvenile system should be extended beyond age 18, and programs should carefully monitor progress of each individual, offering incentives for... Read more »
Every voting age citizen should be able to select their elected representatives, and parties should look to include instead of exclude, and to increase rather than limit citizen participation. Read more »
Presidents tend to recognize their obligation to find common ground on which to address the issues of the day. Read more »
The surge in giving is a sign the economy has improved, just as it is a sign that Americans, despite recent concerns, remain deeply committed to charitable giving as an expression of faith. Read more »
Unfortunately, what’s currently happening in Syria has the potential to directly impact every family in the United States, particularly if the war expands beyond a regional conflict. Read more »
For whatever reason, the alleged medicinal benefits of marijuana have far outpaced science in the United States and other parts of the world, with governments giving sanction to a drug that is... Read more »
The Utah resolution does not call for any kind of regulatory control over the production or distribution of pornography, but raises the issue in the context of a health concern that demands greater... Read more »
One truth does prevail. The status quo, in which some jurisdictions collect some sales tax from some online retailers while others don’t, can’t persist. Read more »
Last year, the state’s Tax Review Commission examined earmarks and issued a report that recommended ending nearly all of them. Read more »
The interests of the rich and the poor are not mutually exclusive. The challenge is to learn how to serve both. The lessons of global poverty reduction may shine a light on a better path forward. Read more »
“The bottom line: if you want a happier family, create, refine and retell the story of your family’s positive moments and your ability to bounce back from the difficult ones.”... Read more »
A recent report from the United States Geological Survey found that Utahns use more water per capita than the residents of any other state. Read more »
The courage and perseverance that the pioneers showed in facing the difficulties and persecution of their day remind us of the need to be compassionate toward others in our day who face similar... Read more »
Trump’s charisma wasn’t sufficient to mobilize voters on the ground. By contrast, Ted Cruz’s sophisticated and well-organized get-out-the-vote effort was clearly the factor that... Read more »
In our opinion: Attempting to out-Christian others does not reflect well on the meaning and purpose of devotion
Charitable giving may be an indication of a person’s character, but for many Americans, giving is a personal matter. It isn’t something trumpeted or discussed Read more »
Americans long have had skepticism about Washington’s ability to solve our biggest problems. And some of the biggest problems have fallen off the nation's radar. Read more »
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