In our opinion: Utah Transit Authority accountability

Gov. Gary Herbert wants more elected officials on the Utah Transit Authority board.

In our opinion: Recent turmoil in Iraq has the U.S. questioning previous and future efforts

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 »

June 14, 2014


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 »

June 13, 2014


In our opinion: A welcome change from California on teacher tenure rules

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 »

June 12, 2014


In our opinion: World Cup opens in Brazil, the 'spiritual home' of soccer

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 »

June 12, 2014


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 »

June 11, 2014


In our opinion: The filibuster is necessary, and the best tool against abuse of power

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 »

June 10, 2014


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 »

June 9, 2014


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 »

June 8, 2014


In our opinion: Minimize the danger of fireworks by encouraging city-funded celebrations

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 »

June 7, 2014


In our opinion: Remembering their sacrifice

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 »

June 6, 2014


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 »

June 5, 2014


In our opinion: In seeking carbon reductions, Obama administration barrels ahead without compromise

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 »

June 4, 2014


In our opinion: Vexing questions raised after Bergdahl prisoner exchange

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 »

June 3, 2014


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 »

June 3, 2014


In our opinion: Moving to a more secure, digital chip-based credit card could help alleviate fraud

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 »

June 2, 2014


In our opinion: Overpopulation isn't the world's concern — the problem is too few births

National Edition

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 »

June 1, 2014


In our opinion: New data about sexually explicit information shows Utah ranks 40th of 50 states

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 »

May 31, 2014


In our opinion: In moving state fair, consider economic development with an educational anchor

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 »

May 30, 2014


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 »

May 29, 2014


In our opinion: Judge should release courtroom testimony central to case against Angel Garcia

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 »

May 28, 2014


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 »

May 27, 2014


In our opinion: Pregnancy, abortion rates run counter to Millennial generation stereotype

National Edition

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 »

May 23, 2014


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