In our opinion: Children's Book Week celebrates the joy, benefits of reading

Going on 100 years, Children's Book Week is the oldest reading initiative in the United States.

Check it: Pamela Atkinson Homeless Trust Fund donation option on state income tax form

The program is unique — helping not only with affordable housing but also helping to fund programs that aid in fighting addiction, provide health care services and offer nutritional support. Read more »

Feb. 15, 2015


In our opinion: Previous world worry was overpopulation, now a global concern is underpopulation

More than 150 years go, the English demographer Malthus projected that world overpopulation would doom the human race. Today's concern instead is the opposite: underpopulation in the world's... Read more »

Feb. 14, 2015


In our opinion: Proposed altering of 'death tax' inflicts the estate tax on nearly every successful family business

The Obama administration proposes altering how inherited assets are valued by the IRS. It inflicts the estate tax on nearly every successful family business in the country and circumvents the... Read more »

Feb. 13, 2015


In our opinion: What will performance funding for higher education look like?

The Utah Legislature is looking at performance-based funding for higher education. In theory, funding higher education in terms of performance is a great idea. Putting that theory into practice,... Read more »

Feb. 12, 2015


In our opinion: Healthy school lunches are a catalyst to a fruitful education; program targets disadvantaged kids

Education is a key to breaking the chains of intergenerational poverty, and healthy school meals are a catalyst to fruitful education. Read more »

Feb. 12, 2015


In our opinion: What will happen if Salt Lake City tees up golf course closures?

The Salt Lake City Council will face the wrath of the golfing community should it decide to shut down one or more of the city's golf courses. But it is less about austerity than it is a debate over... Read more »

Feb. 10, 2015


In our opinion: Proposed U.S. budget needs not 'mindless austerity' but mindful austerity

A strengthening U.S. economy offers no excuse to abandon austerity. The big entitlement programs — Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid and now, significantly, the Affordable Care Act —... Read more »

Feb. 9, 2015


In our opinion: Retirement and entitlement — aging baby boomers facing quite a plight

National Edition

Millions of baby boomers are looking ahead to retirement and seeing a picture that’s not very pretty. Read more »

Feb. 8, 2015


In our opinion: Will Obama use Antiquities Act in Alaska like Clinton did in Utah in '96 with Grand Staircase-Escalante?

Alaskans are concerned President Obama may use the Antiquities Act to give the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge a restrictive "wilderness" designation — much like President Clinton did with... Read more »

Feb. 7, 2015


In our opinion: Watch it! Parents need to closely monitor what their children are watching

National Edition

Desensitized parents should be cautious of the media viewing habits and allowances that they pass on to their children. And don't let the MPAA national film rating system serve as the determining... Read more »

Feb. 6, 2015


In our opinion: California's ban of Scout-affiliated judges flies in the face of religious freedoms

National Edition

The California Supreme Court's unanimous decision to prohibit state judges from belonging to the Boy Scouts on grounds that the BSA discriminates against gays comes close to a religious... Read more »

Feb. 5, 2015


In our opinion: School innovations require not just funding, but latitude to move from current 'factory model'

What policy leaders and lawmakers need to assess is how much control they are willing to give up in order to grant sufficient latitude to teachers and administrators to take risks in designing... Read more »

Feb. 4, 2015


In our opinion: Don't avoid religious aspects in media coverage — rather, report with sensitivity and thoroughness

National Edition

Religion is easy for the media to portray in the wrong light, and it's easier to avoid than to risk getting it wrong. However, religion is —and should be — a sensitive subject handled... Read more »

Feb. 3, 2015


In our opinion: Hard-liquor ban is good start, but public schools also need return to single-sex dorms

National Edition

Drinking bans and segregated dorms tend to be more prevalent at religious universities. It's time for public schools to follow the same path. Read more »

Feb. 2, 2015


In our opinion: Fairness for all: Religion liberty protections and LGBT anti-discrimination laws

National Edition

We believe anti-discrimination principles coupled with religious protections will provide a lasting legislative acknowledgement that human flourishing is best accomplished when society protects... Read more »

Feb. 1, 2015


In our opinion: House bill would expedite liquid natural gas exports

We applaud a bill expediting American exports by requiring the Department of Energy to make a decision about liquid natural gas export applications within 30 days. Historically, these permits... Read more »

Jan. 31, 2015


In our opinion: Fix, don't repeal, Affordable Care Act

Since a repeal of Obamacare isn’t possible while President Obama remains in office, Congress should look to do what it can to improve health care and stop pursuing empty gestures that only... Read more »

Jan. 30, 2015


In our opinion: It's time for Utah to adopt a primary seat-belt law

There is ample evidence that a primary seat-belt law like the one currently before the Utah Legislature will save as many as 30 to 40 lives a year. Primary seat-belt laws are in effect in 36... Read more »

Jan. 29, 2015


In our opinion: Encouraging dialogue taking place concerning corporate tax rate

Anyone who doubts the federal tax code is too complicated for its own good should pay attention to efforts underway in Washington to lower the corporate tax rate, which is the highest in the free... Read more »

Jan. 28, 2015


In our opinion: It's time to end the federal gas tax

Funded by the federal gas tax, the federal highway fund adds unnecessary bureaucracy to what is primarily a state obligation. Congress is looking at devolving highway maintenance responsibilities... Read more »

Jan. 27, 2015


In our opinion: Disney outbreak sends a reminder on need for immunizations

With the 59 confirmed cases from the Disney measles outbreak, it has become necessary once again to remind people of the facts. With very few exceptions, all parents should immunize their children. Read more »

Jan. 26, 2015


Paul S. Edwards: ASU university president innovates, students benefit

Governor Gary Herbert's Education Excellence Commission has an ambitious goal that, by the year 2020, two-thirds of Utah's adults should have a college degree or post-secondary certificate suitable... Read more »

Feb. 8, 2011


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