When it comes to preventing lung cancer, Utah can't rest on its laurels of nation's best in tobacco-related factors
The push for Scottish independence spawns issues of uncertainty, and resolving them will result in disruption and economic pain. The idea that a 300-year-old union can be dissolved without... Read more »
Salt Lake City should take a slower approach on future development of — and dollar investments into — the Sugar House streetcar line. Read more »
The Ferguson story lines remind us that we're still slow to learn that being quick to judgment results in errors and complications. Read more »
Jim Harding —whose wife, Jan, unknowingly drank a beverage contaminated with cleaning solution — and his family and friends have been models of grace, patience and compassion in dealing... Read more »
Gov. Gary Herbert wants more elected officials on the Utah Transit Authority board. That's a good first step, but increased accountability from UTA is needed, as evidenced by findings from recent... Read more »
Labor Day celebrates the successes of past waves of workers, many of whom were first-generation Americans coming to contribute and to make a better life. How does this translate to the current crop... Read more »
Do they or don't they golf in office? Recent presidents have been criticized either way — but President Obama needs to be mindful of timing and perception. Read more »
Evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkins tweets that a woman pregnant with a Down syndrome fetus should "abort it and try again," adding it would be "immoral to bring it into the world given a... Read more »
The way the embattled negotiations between Talisker Holdings and Park City Mountain Resort have stalled begs the question: Where on the list of corporate values do the two companies place service... Read more »
Are those who live in northern Utah's earthquake zone prepared to face a quake similar to the recent one in Napa Valley? Read more »
UTA promotes Wi-Fi service on its FrontRunner trains as a benefit to increase commuter productivity and provide an enjoyable riding experience. But Wi-Fi woes make it anything but productive and... Read more »
The new school year starts with a mixed bag of optimism and concern — the latter dealing with state school board issues. Read more »
A recent British survey shows online pornography is too accessible and distorting for teenagers, leading to damaging and unrealistic attitudes toward sex and relationships. Read more »
President Obama needs to make good on his promise to be "vigilant and relentless" in battling ISIL in Iraq. Read more »
The recent felony indictments of Texas Gov. Rick Perry following his use of constitutional veto power is seen by many as what could become a dangerous trend. Read more »
The bottom line for Americans and their retirement savings — or lack thereof — is that a large number of people face the prospect of living out their years with incomes close to or... Read more »
The ongoing conflicts in Ferguson, Missouri, show the reason for cautions about blurring the line between police and the military. Read more »
Salt Lake City should welcome innovative ride-sharing services, which may cause short-term disruption but provide long-term benefits. Read more »
Recently, a handful of elected officials were calling for the Jordan School District to be divided even further, but, thankfully, cooler heads prevailed. Read more »
What's the difference between an editorial and an op-ed piece? Who can write a "My View" for the Deseret News? Aren't the columnists supposed to represent the publication? Here are the Deseret... Read more »
The 2016 campaign may very well be dominated by debate over the state of American foreign policy, which is itself in something of a free fall. Read more »
Gov. Herbert has asked Orrin Hatch’s 14 colleagues to come see Utah for themselves, which is a very good idea. But so far, none of the invited senators have RSVP’d to the... Read more »
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