Editorial: We need to measure social progress, not just economic growth

The Social Progress Index is on the right track to understanding and learning from past experiences.

In our opinion: Deedee Corradini — a past leader whose efforts in the present carried well into the future

One doesn’t have to look long or hard around Salt Lake to see the fingerprints of Deedee Corradini, the city’s first and only female mayor who served from 1992 to 2000. Corradini passed... Read more »

March 4, 2015


In our opinion: Talking of tax reform and income inequality is a good first step

National Edition

The debate attending tax-code proposals addressing income inequality is healthy and encouraging. It demonstrates an awakening to the problem of limited mobility among classes of citizens, which... Read more »

March 3, 2015


In our opinion: Bill to make drug possession a misdemeanor reverses from past negative get-tough policies

A proposed bill would make drug possession a misdemeanor in Utah — and it's described as "an epic shift" in the criminal justice system. Attitudes are shifting away from a posture of... Read more »

March 2, 2015


In our opinion: Obama's plan for free tuition at least has leaders mindful of students' long-term financial burdens

President Obama's call for free community college tuition has resulted in affordable higher education being an agenda topic for the foreseeable future. It has already sparked discussion from... Read more »

March 1, 2015


In our opinion: Don't delay SB54 — let the 2014 measure go forward

We applaud the state Senate’s decision to reject a bill delaying the changes enacted by SB54, the 2014 measure that served as a compromise between the Count My Vote initiative supporters and... Read more »

Feb. 28, 2015


In our opinion: Hughes, House and Healthy Utah — governor's plan deserves debate and a vote

It is essential that the Healthy Utah plan receive debate and a vote on the floor of the House. Too much is at stake, and too much hard work has gone into this fight for it to be abandoned by... Read more »

Feb. 26, 2015


In our opinion: Legislature should look to keep school board elections nonpartisan

Utah's Senate has passed a bill injecting partisan politics into elections for the state school board and for school boards in districts with more than 50,000 students. We believe partisan politics... Read more »

Feb. 26, 2015


In our opinion: Legislature should give SAGE some time rather than look to another educational quick-fix

Some Utah lawmakers are considering whether to abandon the SAGE (Student Assessment of Growth and Excellence) tests after only one year. That would render the multimillion-dollar cost and initial... Read more »

Feb. 25, 2015


In our opinion: Targeted education helps prepare students for new wave of tech-related employment opportunities

Utah Cluster Acceleration Partnership is an example of an increased emphasis on tailoring higher-education curriculum to meet the direct needs of a changing workforce. Read more »

Feb. 24, 2015


In our opinion: Cybersecurity — a false sense of security more like a sense of denial

Cybersecurity will require investment of considerable resources as well as consistent leadership, coordination and acknowledgment the battle will be constant — and one we can’t afford... Read more »

Feb. 23, 2015


In our opinion: Secret Service leadership

By protecting the president, the Secret Service also protects the integrity of the nation’s system of government. While recent leadership changes didn't go outside the organization, we hope... Read more »

Feb. 21, 2015


In our opinion: Overlapping beliefs — don't reply to ignorance with ignorance

National Edition

Religions are not confined to one specific group of people or geographic area; they overlap, resulting in people of different ideals needing to find ways to live harmoniously. Read more »

Feb. 20, 2015


In our opinion: Federal injunction the latest bump in rocky road to immigration reform

The federal injunction blocking President Obama’s controversial executive order that granted legal protection to an estimated 4.3 million undocumented immigrants is the latest in a bumpy road... Read more »

Feb. 19, 2015


In our opinion: Don't ratchet back 1-year-old law on distracted driving by allowing some use of devices

The state has a responsibility to do what it can to make the roadways safe. When it comes to the use of a mobile device while driving, the best use is no use at all. The current law works toward... Read more »

Feb. 18, 2015


In our opinion: Public schools deserve greater responsibility for innovation

National Edition

Congress is poised to begin a long debate on revamping the No Child Left Behind law, a George W. Bush administration statute that set targets for 2014 that were badly missed. Read more »

Feb. 17, 2015


In our opinion: Not Presidents Day

Presidents Day, as it is known colloquially, is actually Washington and Lincoln Day in Utah, and it is known by other official names in different states. Read more »

Feb. 16, 2015


Check it: Pamela Atkinson Homeless Trust Fund donation option on state income tax form

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 »

Feb. 15, 2015


In our opinion: Previous world worry was overpopulation, now a global concern is underpopulation

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 »

Feb. 14, 2015


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 »

Feb. 13, 2015


In our opinion: What will performance funding for higher education look like?

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 »

Feb. 12, 2015


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 »

Feb. 12, 2015


In our opinion: What will happen if Salt Lake City tees up golf course closures?

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 »

Feb. 10, 2015


Paul S. Edwards: ASU university president innovates, students benefit

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 »

Feb. 8, 2011


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