Going on 100 years, Children's Book Week is the oldest reading initiative in the United States.
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
Millions of baby boomers are looking ahead to retirement and seeing a picture that’s not very pretty. Read more »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
In our opinion: Don't avoid religious aspects in media coverage — rather, report with sensitivity and thoroughness
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 »
In our opinion: Hard-liquor ban is good start, but public schools also need return to single-sex dorms
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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