For the second time in seven months, the Supreme Court of the United States has been forced to weigh in.
“This budget is business-minded in its efficiencies and fiscally responsible," Salt Lake City Mayor Ralph Becker said of his fiscal year 2015 budget. We applaud his important steps in... Read more »
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In our opinion: Allowing competition among accreditation boards is vital to promote innovation in higher education
Educational institutions in the United States have long relied on a peer-reviewed accreditation process to ensure the quality of the instruction students receive. But accreditors wield a tremendous... Read more »
Some think governments must combat hate speech. This is a mistake. Free speech not only is a check on the abuse of power, it is a safety valve on the pressure cooker of public thought. The right to... Read more »
When it comes to the influence of religion in everyday lives, Americans have among the world’s most positive feelings. Few things incite passions as deeply as do spiritual beliefs, and these... Read more »
President Obama said passage of the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a free trade agreement in the Pacific Rim, “is going to be the right thing to do." We agree with him. We're just disappointed... Read more »
In our opinion: In celebrating Law Day 2014, we must recognize Congress' role in enforcing civil rights
May 1 is recognized in much of the world as International Workers Day, while in the United States, May Day is also known as “Law Day.” Congress’ oversight role provides it with... Read more »
Of the 18 Utah military personnel on active duty who died in 2013, at least 13 of them were the victims of suicide. Among military veterans living in Utah, the suicide rate is double that of the... Read more »
Rising graduation rates among public high school students is encouraging news. Whether or not a letter grade is appended to a school ranking system, we continue to need methods to hold individual... Read more »
Utah’s economy and population are growing. This growth can and is being managed smartly. Since the late 1990s, many of Utah’s leading minds have been planning and preparing for this... Read more »
The proposed new FDA rules on e-cigarettes would require manufacturers to register with the FDA so their ingredients can be reviewed. It would ban health claims without legitimate scientific... Read more »
In many respects, Salt Lake City sits in an enviable position vis-À-vis other cities around the country, with low unemployment, a well-educated workforce and a strong quality of life. Air... Read more »
Restoring public confidence in the attorney general’s office, which wields enormous prosecutorial power, ought to be of utmost concern. Read more »
A community cannot and should not be true to something that it isn’t. The time and energy of our political and business leaders would be better spent focusing on our state's competitive... Read more »
I can enthusiastically support and agree with your recent editorial regarding e-cigarettes with the exception of your statement " heat liquid nicotine into a vapor that is inhaled without creating secondhand smoke ." Read more »
It can be difficult to reconcile the needs and wants of different constituencies with differing and contradictory ideas as to how public lands ought to be used and maintained. Disagreements about... Read more »
The tradition of running a marathon on Patriot’s Day — now in its 118th year — has always hearkened back to colonial triumph. But from Monday going forward, the Boston Marathon... Read more »
In the realm of civil rights for blacks, our nation has undergone a dramatic transformation over the past half-century. It is a mistake to equate state voter identification laws with attempts to... Read more »
The Roman governor Pilate, confronting Jesus Christ, asked if he was a king. This was a conflict between power and truth, and Christ chose the truth. Why current threats to banish Christ from... Read more »
E-cigarettes often include large doses of nicotine. Yet they aren't subject to any regulation, unlike tobacco. Yet so far, the FDA has not announced any plans to address the regulation of... Read more »
Rates of unemployment have remained relatively high in the United States. A number of states are offering mentoring services and unemployment benefits to workers struggling to find traditional... Read more »
Utah does have an ongoing effort underway to save as many babies as possible who might otherwise be abandoned, and that deserves much more support than it is getting. Read more »
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