Gov. Gary Herbert wants more elected officials on the Utah Transit Authority board.
While the U.S. dithers and ponders, Iran already has begun sending its forces to Iraq to fight the al Qaida-affiliated forces that have overwhelmed Iraq’s military in recent days. Clearly,... Read more »
In our opinion: The best fix for excessive student loan debt is better information about colleges and costs
President Obama on Monday announced changes to the student loan program that will allow student borrowers to pay no more than 10 percent of their monthly income in loan payments. In doing so, the... Read more »
A Los Angeles County Superior Court judge on Tuesday struck down California teacher tenure rules. The lawsuit has the potential to drastically alter the educational landscape and improve to the... Read more »
When the World Cup opens on Thursday in Brazil, it will come home to soccer’s most decorated nation, and the winner of five previous World Cups. The world’s fifth-most populous nation... Read more »
In our opinion: Immigrants need the legal right to participate in the economy and be paid market wages
The U.S. government’s employment of immigrants in detention proves the point that undocumented workers need legal rights to participate in the economy, to work, and to be paid a market wage... Read more »
It can be easy for lawmakers to be frustrated by the difficulty of enacting changes to law under the republican institutions in our democracy. Yet the filibuster may well be the be the best tool... Read more »
In our opinion: GMOs not harmful to human health, but further research into farming practices necessary
Last month, Vermont became the first state in the union to require genetically-modified organism labeling. There have been no legitimate suggestion that GMO foods are unsafe, but other concerns... Read more »
In our opinion: Utah provides welcoming home for refugees, who need help acclimatizing to American society
They are perhaps the most vulnerable individuals among us. They have been subject to war, arrest, detention, violence and physical displacement. They are surrounded by an unfamiliar language and... Read more »
There is an important reason to keep city-funded fireworks display. Safety regulations are closely followed during such celebrations. Canceling them would only encourage more people to light off... Read more »
On the anniversary of the Allied invasion of Normandy during WWII (termed D-Day), we should remember that everything that gives us the peace of daily routines hinged on their sacrifice that day.... Read more »
In our opinion: Weighing costs against benefits, in Utah and around the nation, necessary for sound energy development
Developers need to determine what is technologically and economically feasible. Policymakers in Utah and Washington should work collaboratively with them. The energy policy debate needs a sound... Read more »
The sweeping new regulations take aim at energy produced from burning coal, which creates more carbon pollution than other sources such as natural gas. Different states were assigned different... Read more »
Americans, while happy for the release of Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, are wondering about the circumstances, the precedent it sets and the message it may transmit to the nation’s enemies. Read more »
In our opinion: Medicaid campaign supports gap coverage initiatives by bringing forward Utahn perspectives
Utahns’ justifiable skepticism over the Affordable Care Act shouldn’t keep policymakers from finding practical ways to help more than 50,000 of the state’s poorest adults. Read more »
Changing the predominant card system in the United States from one that relies on magnetic strips to ones protected by digital chips is the right move, although merchants are balking at the costs... Read more »
On a global scale, overpopulation is not nearly the concern that underpopulation will be. Human ingenuity has been and will continue to be the key to solving a host of ills that once seemed to loom... Read more »
An analysis of new data conducted by Canadian blogger Tom Stringham reveals that Utah ranks 40th of all 50 states — and well below the national average — in viewing pornography. Read more »
Some have talked of turning the Fairpark property over to private concerns for transit-oriented development. That thinking is a good start, but still too inside-the-box. We'd like to see some... Read more »
In our opinion: Judge's decision on the fate of Park City Mountain Resort should prod, not hinder, business negotiations
In the case involving the fate of Park City Mountain Resort, Judge Ryan Harris said last week that the ski resort simply missed its 2011 deadline for renewing its lease. In failing to renew, the... Read more »
Angel Vizuet Garcia is charged with repeatedly sexually assaulting a teenage girl over a period of years. Unfortunately, an important portion of the record has so far been kept from public view.... Read more »
In our opinion: Sundance Film Festival offers — and can offer — an iconic reflection of the best of Utah
Sundance has endowed Utah with an aura of a place that is hip and artsy. This provides many with a measure of civic pride. And considerable benefits inure to the travel, tourism and hospitality... Read more »
A recent report shows that rates of pregnancy among teenage females in 2010 has declined 51 percent since a high in 1990. Equally significantly, there has also been a drop in rates of abortion:... Read more »
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