In our opinion: Utah is abundantly richer for the life of Randy Horiuchi

His humor and good-natured personality were matched only by his passion for the causes he held dear.

In our opinion: Addressing truancy needs to be a collaborative, sustained national effort

It seems like truancy has existed as long as schools have. Erasing absenteeism needs to be a priority, which is why the Center for American Progress (CAP) has released a report in an attempt to... Read more »

Sept. 5, 2015


In our opinion: SAGE scores — a start in the right direction

A notable increase in the performance of Utah students in SAGE testing is a reason for optimism but not celebration. Students in Utah are doing better but are not up to an acceptable level of... Read more »

Sept. 4, 2015


In our opinion: What's the future of Utah's coal country?

When it comes to discussing national energy policy, it's easy to lose sight of the fact that even minor changes can have a major impact on individuals and communities. We're seeing that now in... Read more »

Sept. 3, 2015


In our opinion: SUU's Edge gives just that to undergraduates

Southern Utah University’s project-based Edge program was recently nominated for the National Society of Experiential Education's 2015 outstanding program award, which honors best practices... Read more »

Sept. 2, 2015

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In our opinion: What will spark the necessary global outrage against Islamic States group?

The existence of the Islamic States group is an intolerable affront to human decency. Yet world governments wary of past military missteps find themselves unable to confront the Islamic States... Read more »

Sept. 1, 2015


In our opinion: Train terrorism incident in France has us proud of the heroism, worried about the future possibilities

The foiled attempt of a gunman to wreak terror on a high-speed train in France has brought into clarity the increasing risk we face. Read more »

Aug. 31, 2015


In our opinion: Incentives in welfare reform should enhance employment, family and self-sufficiency

When it comes to providing meaningful and lasting care for the poor and needy, governments tend to lean toward show over substance, and the United States is no exception. Generous welfare programs... Read more »

Aug. 30, 2015


In our opinion: To start to curb youth gangs and child sacrifices, Ivory Coast should look to its ailing education system

A strong educational system with children consistently active and involved in school classes and activities is not a cure-all for child gangs and being preyed on by adults — but it's a strong... Read more »

Aug. 29, 2015


In our opinion: EPA failed its protection namesake in Gold King Mine spill that contaminated rivers

The images of Western rivers turned mustard yellow by toxic wastewater from an abandoned mining operation are even more unsettling now we know the EPA was well aware it could trigger the mess if... Read more »

Aug. 28, 2015


In our opinion: Trump's all-inclusive 'they've got to go' immigration policy is both unworkable and unthinkable

The view of presidential candidate Donald Trump on all undocumented immigrants and their U.S. born children? "They've got to go," he said. Such a proposal is extreme and unworkable and flies in the... Read more »

Aug. 27, 2015


In our opinion: Security with Clinton's email server is more than merely a political matter

Hillary Clinton dismisses allegations about her use of a private email server as politically motivated. Government servers have safeguards in place that far exceed private industry standards, yet... Read more »

Aug. 26, 2015


In our opinion: With fatality rates on the rise, distracted driving needs to be greater concern

Distracted driving won’t go away until it becomes culturally unacceptable to drive and operate a cellphone simultaneously. Strong laws and public service announcements can be a part of... Read more »

Aug. 24, 2015


Editorial: 'The 33' entombed in a collapsed Chilean mine survived on limited rations, hope and faith

Five years ago, 33 men trapped in a Chilean gold and copper mine survived on limited rations and a collective faith that saw them through the 69-day ordeal. Read more »

Aug. 23, 2015

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In our opinion: Filipino group develops saltwater-powered lamp for underprivileged families

The SALt team is to be commended for its novel approach at turning local resources into viable aid materials. More engineers should model this approach that we might more effectively help one another. Read more »

Aug. 22, 2015

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In our opinion: Some companies testing innovative options in parental leave

Even without federally mandated paid leave for new parents, recent announcements from West Coast companies indicate things may be changing for some families in America’s private sector. Read more »

Aug. 21, 2015


In our opinion: Unionizing won't help solve college athletics' many problems

The National Labor Relations Board made the right decision this week when it unanimously overturned a ruling by a regional board that would have allowed football players at Northwestern University... Read more »

Aug. 20, 2015


In our opinion: Civil, data-driven deliberation and reminder of principles should drive prison relocation decision

The Utah Legislature is set to meet Wednesday to vote on building a new prison in the northwest part of Salt Lake City, marking the likely end of a process that has been quarrelsome and controversial. Read more »

Aug. 18, 2015


In our opinion: Planned Parenthood videos called 'game-changer' by pro-choice advocate rethinking his position

The intensity of arguments on abortion are inversely proportional to their persuasiveness to those on the other side. But one pro-choice advocate is rethinking his position after viewing recent... Read more »

Aug. 18, 2015


In our opinion: New state program has potential to turn around 'underperforming schools'

Education leaders launched a program this month that bears close watching for its potential to help so-called “underperforming schools” considered to be lagging in academic achievement. Read more »

Aug. 17, 2015


In our opinion: 'Back to school' wishes for students, teachers, parents and community members

It’s mid-August, and the collective community mind is “back to school.” Classes at most traditional-calendar schools will begin this week or next. And so, at the start of a new... Read more »

Aug. 16, 2015


In our opinion: Animas River pollution emphasizes lack of environmental foresight

The Environmental Protection Agency is scrambling to undo the damage caused by its unwitting release of 3 million gallons of toxic waste into the Animas River. Read more »

Aug. 15, 2015


In our opinion: Success of voting by mail in S.L. County speaks in favor of continuing, expanding the practice

This week's Salt Lake County municipal elections resulted in a clear victory for the practice of allowing voters to cast their ballots by mail. The record levels of turnout speak loudly in favor of... Read more »

Aug. 14, 2015


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