Now that the mission has proven successful, maybe it's time to consider giving Pluto a planetary promotion
We are starting to reach the point where researchers are unable to get any more data into a single optical fiber and current cables are approaching their physical limits. Efforts should be made to... Read more »
It is difficult to identify racism as a primary motivator for what happened to Freddie Gray in Baltimore and the unrest in the aftermath of his death. We need to look at the issue of police... Read more »
In Our Opinion: We welcome an audit showing the true costs, benefits and projections for the Draper prison site
We welcome an independent audit of consultant projections that the Draper prison site is more financially beneficial for high-tech development than to house a prison, despite the benefits the... Read more »
The Equality of Opportunity Project involved the tracking of millions of families over a period of years and uncovered a direct link between a child’s future earnings and the specific place... Read more »
Thanks to the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, the question of whether the federal government may continue collecting “metadata” from nearly every phone call made in the United States... Read more »
For varied reasons of personal struggles, Mother's Day may send some into disappointment, discouragement and even despair. Whatever one’s own challenges, please consider the positives and... Read more »
In our opinion: FBI's forensics debacle — over hair and fiber testimonies for 20 years — must never be repeated
Reports three years ago stated FBI hair and fiber experts knowingly provided erroneous testimony in hundreds of cases over a two-decade period. Last month, the FBI and Justice Department admitted... Read more »
Section 1332 of the Affordable Care Act, known as the “state innovation” provision, allows individual states a great deal of flexibility in how they use revenue appropriated for... Read more »
In too many locker rooms, hazing is regarded as tradition. Often, it is innocuous teasing or taunting. But even in its most innocent form, it creates an environment of appeasement that can allow... Read more »
In our opinion: Children's Book Week celebrates the joy of reading and the benefits of enhanced learning
Going on 100 years, Children's Book Week is the oldest reading initiative in the United States. Reading establishes strong roots of learning, understanding and creativity in young minds. Read more »
In our opinion: Revisiting the Holocaust as religious persecutions rise — Reagan's call of 'Never again'
Three decades ago, President Reagan spoke at Germany's Bergen-Belsen concentration camp. With the rise of anti-semitism in Europe as well as myriad other forms of religious persecution throughout... Read more »
A proposal to give regulatory relief to some banking institutions comes as a welcome development in the contentious debate over reforming the rules put in place as a result of the 2008 financial... Read more »
In our opinion: Welcome to Garbage Clinical Insurance, where poor Indonesians pay for health care with recyclable garbage
At one medical clinic in Indonesia, the poor can receive health care for the minimal costs of recyclable garbage, such as plastic bottles or cardboard boxes. To date, the Garbage Clinical Insurance... Read more »
Greece is working with creditors to avoid a disastrous default that would likely plunge the global economy into recession. The United States is on track for its own Greece-like fiscal debacle if... Read more »
This year, Law Day — commemorated annually on May 1 — comes amid significant reminders of why the rule of law is the cornerstone of peaceful, civil society. Read more »
Beyond service to the Catholic Diocese of Salt Lake City, Bishop John C. Wester has been an important and inspirational leader for all of Utah, particularly in addressing chronic poverty and... Read more »
Utah's "Housing First" initiative in dealing with chronic homelessness — providing housing and services first before identifying root causes for homelessness — had decreased that group... Read more »
There’s no silver bullet that will solve this problem for everyone, and tackling the issue of income inequality requires efforts on many different fronts. Read more »
The state Judicial Council is looking at rules governing video recording devices in courtrooms, particularly in domestic abuse cases. Restricting full media coverage in such cases is opposed by... Read more »
In our opinion: Recent drowning of 800 African immigrants prompts immigration questions applicable in U.S. too
Perhaps last weekend’s Mediterranean Sea disaster — where more than 800 African immigrants drowned — doesn’t alarm many Americans because our borders and our self-interests... Read more »
In our opinion: In wake of layoffs, IRS workers union shouldn't threaten what it can't do because of cutbacks
The IRS workers union is bemoaning the layoffs of thousands and predicting a severe decline in the ability to assist taxpayers. But it should speak to what it plans to do in spite of the cutbacks,... Read more »
In our opinion: U.S. prison populations have dropped, but we still have lessons to learn from other countries
The United States' prison population dropped last year for the first time in decades. But our rates are inordinately high, particularly compared to European countries, where there are much lower... Read more »
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