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Fitting for Veterans Day would be congressional consideration for the Hire Our Heroes Act, aimed at reducing unemployment rates among veterans. It passed 406-1 in the House earlier this year but... Read more »
Citizen activism will again keep air quality a dominating theme in the coming legislative session. Organizations formed around pollution concerns have grown in number, size, and ability to bring... Read more »
In our opinion: New York Times praises BYUtv's 'sweet spot' combining popular culture, religious sensibility
BYUtv's "Granite Flats" earns praise from the New York Daily News, the Miami Herald and now The New York Times for eschewing profanity, nudity and severe violence while using a language of... Read more »
With word leaking out on four possible sites for relocating the Utah State Prison, we review our positions on principles that should guide the relocation — easy access for volunteers, prison... Read more »
The Army’s decision to finally award 1st Lt. Alonzo H. Cushing — a Civil War casualty — the Medal of Honor is an important reminder of what heroism is all about. Read more »
With the Republican Party winning control of the U.S. Senate, the open question is whether the country at large will be better off in the wake of the GOP wave. History provides reasons for optimism. Read more »
The debate over "net neutrality" — an open Internet with no economic or structural barriers to its use — is the subject of a rigorous legal and regulatory debate, having become a... Read more »
Most people tend to approve of the Affordable Care Act when they know more about it and witness its impacts on their individual circumstances. There is ongoing talk about substantial, incremental... Read more »
Regarding Ebola cases and concerns in the U.S., we need the comfort of knowing there is a clearly articulated attack and prevention plan that health care providers and leaders on all jurisdictional... Read more »
The state’s unique strategy to provide housing at the front end of its approach to dealing with homeless families and individuals has achieved a level of success that has prompted media... Read more »
Some are critical of U.S. actions against the Islamic State group, asking, "What have they done to us?" But who are "us?" And blanket opposition to any military action at all can come from a skewed... Read more »
Voting yes to County Proposal No. 1 — extending the ZAP tax — doesn't add to the sales tax you already pay. It simply continues the one-tenth of 1 percent that has been in place since... Read more »
Utah voters will decide whether or not to strike a state constitutional requirement prohibiting the state tax commission from having more than two of its four members belonging to the same... Read more »
County-by-county efforts to compromise on public-land use and designations — following Rep. Rob Bishop's proposed initiative — is a mixed bag of results. Leave it to small Daggett... Read more »
Utah's Student Assessment of Growth and Excellence (SAGE) test results were not encouraging. If these results are a benchmark, they must be followed by serious, and even radical, attention by... Read more »
The average American will spend more than $77 this year on Halloween, mostly on costumes and candy. Parents can use Halloween as a time to teach their children, and themselves, about sticking to a... Read more »
One would think the issue of nuclear testing would be a thing of the past. However, it makes sense for the Senate to finally ratify the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty. Read more »
For years, the focus on the separation of church and state has been on how to keep the church out of the state, not the other way around. Here are three startling examples of the need to keep the... Read more »
After spending years in refugee camps as one of the 27,000 "Lost Boys of Sudan," Dut Bior came to the U.S., got a degree in Utah, helped a friend in Africa and has started a nonprofit to help... Read more »
In less than a generation's time, Utah has gone from first to near last in the nation in highest rate of voter turnout. Citizens have an obligation to vote, and voters have an obligation to cast an... Read more »
Obama's principal job is to administer the government and to get the right people to do it. That's called management. Obama had never managed anything before running for the biggest management job... Read more »
While Utah leads the United States in charitable giving, charities are concerned that donations from the wealthy have taken a downturn. Rather than wring their hands, some charities are taking a... Read more »
New University of Utah research finds that failure to graduate is a precursor to larger personal and social problems, including criminal activity. Its proposals are worthy of serious consideration... Read more »
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