Jim Harding, and his wife, Jan, who unknowingly drank a contaminated beverage, have been models of grace.
In our opinion: Important breakthrough on rapid transit bus route between Davis and Salt Lake counties
The decision to move forward on plans to create a rapid transit bus route between Davis County and downtown Salt Lake City marks an important breakthrough in transportation planning along the... Read more »
In our opinion: Because higher education helps to enhance the stability of marriage, we should encourage both
Education, not race, provides the clearest indicator of whether a woman will have children before getting married. Because higher education helps to enhance the stability of marriage, we should do... Read more »
Programs are helping young Muslims recognize that radical variants of Islam are not the only available outlets for religious engagement. These welcome efforts demonstrate that an ounce of... Read more »
In our opinion: Caution is necessary when Utah transit projects engage in the practice of eminent domain
It is important to address issues of private property, just compensation and public use in a careful manner. Public entities must always exercise extreme caution when seeking to use this sweeping... Read more »
General Motors has long been viewed as a symbol of American industrial prowess. Its handling of the recall issue may begin to suggest that the company is living up to prior accomplishments. Read more »
Congress should define a specific legal rationale to keep that segment of detainees incarcerated or return them to their country of origin. As the military campaign in Afghanistan winds down, the... Read more »
While no state’s system is perfect or immune from the death toll brought on by alcohol, Utah is fortunate to have its balanced set of restrictions on marketing and distribution. They continue... Read more »
President Obama’s decision to act unilaterally on immigration is not the best way to approach any legislative matter. We can avoid this fate through action on immigration by members of Congress. Read more »
In life, no two men were more closely associated with the Declaration of Independence than Thomas Jefferson and John Adams. In death, they are forever linked by the date on which both men passed... Read more »
In our opinion: Supreme Court ruling in Harris v. Quinn is an important victory for freedom of association
On Monday, the Supreme Court reaffirmed the First Amendment guarantees freedom of association. The high court found that “freedom of association plainly pre-supposes a freedom not to... Read more »
The nation's first tar sands mining operation is ready to begin extracting oil in eastern Utah. The company behind the development has demonstrated to the satisfaction of regulatory authorities... Read more »
In our opinion: Supreme Court upholds meaning and purpose to bipartisan law protecting free exercise of religion
The Hobby Lobby decision is substantial in its own right and underscores the need for conduct respecting people of faith. But its true significance lies in the way it accentuates this... Read more »
President Barack Obama’s recently announced plan to set tough standards that might remove federal financial aid for students attending some colleges or programs lacks one important component... Read more »
The Constitution is remarkable for its ability to allow those tensions to fuel the engine of government while protecting the rights of minorities against the desires of the majority. Read more »
A proposal to expand Utah’s Goblin Valley State Park to include federal lands already heavily used for recreation is a sensible idea that deserves serious consideration. Ideally, it would... Read more »
In our opinion: Supreme Court cellphone ruling an important victory against unreasonable searches by government
As Chief Justice John Roberts wrote in a decision on cellphones, “The fact that technology now allows an individual to carry such information in his hand does not make the information any... Read more »
In our opinion: As marriage dispute heads toward Supreme Court, judiciary should not invalidate state laws
Both the majority and the dissenting opinions thoughtfully consider the question of same-sex marriage. Yet Kelly, who argues, “we should be reluctant to invalidate state constitutional or... Read more »
Police officers are sanctioned to deploy deadly force in circumstances that are clearly spelled out in state law. The facts surrounding police shootings are not always cut and dried, and involve a... Read more »
Both sides are claiming victory in the Supreme Court’s decision Monday on the Environmental Protection Agency's attempts at regulating greenhouse gases. The court was correct in stopping the... Read more »
No matter how much adoption changes — whether domestic, international or through foster care — we must never forget that its benefits need to be measured against the best interests of... Read more »
In 2005, Utah adopted a 10-year plan to end chronic homelessness. After almost a decade years, enormous progress has been made, with a current 72 percent decrease in the number of chronic homeless,... Read more »
The Utah cities that are a part of the network of fiber optic Internet service known as UTOPIA should ponder the promises they have been given over the last 12 years. Read more »
Throughout most of human history, the family has been fundamental. Many now question the family’s central role in shaping civilization. As a result, governments are intruding into family life... Read more »
Many of the advances of the Huntsman Cancer Institute have been groundbreaking and have led to treatment protocols that have saved lives here and throughout the world. Expanding the research... Read more »
In our opinion: In Iraq, the United States has the responsibility to address threats to American interests
President George W. Bush received criticism in 2003 for declaring “Mission Accomplished” in Iraq. President Barack Obama’s 2011 statement that “We’re leaving behind a... Read more »
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