The state Judicial Council is looking at rules governing video recording devices in courtrooms.
In a recent Wall Street Journal article, the proposal of many Democratic candidates came to light. Their plan: raise Social Security benefits. With an increasing urgency to create a more sustainable future for the Social Security... Read more »
The month of April marks a historic anniversary for global health. Sixty years ago, Jonas Salk's inactivated polio vaccine was proven safe and effective in protecting children against polio. Globally, polio has been reduced... Read more »
I feel compelled to offer some sort of a valedictory, or to act as a “canary in a coal mine.” In my opinion, public education as I know it will soon disappear. Read more »
Admittedly, there is quite a bit to remember when preparing for annual testing, beyond the correct answers. This op-ed offers a few tips and tricks to prepare for the SAGE assessment. Read more »
As long as the federal Export-Import Bank exists, your tax dollars will be used to prop up a few lucky businesses, both here and abroad. The bank's future will be decided this summer by Congress. Read more »
Sen. Dean Heller, R-NV, and Patty Murray, D-WA, have come up with the solution to the lack of gender-specific care for women veterans. They have introduced Senate Bill 471, the Women Veteran Access... Read more »
The gas tax increase was the wrong approach, period! Truckers avoided buying our fuel because of our fuel prices; this changed my opinion over all those I voted into office. The correct approach would have been to actually lower the... Read more »
HCR8, which is now signed, states that soil sequestration of atmospheric CO2 in forests and rangeland soils is Utah’s preferred approach regarding any federal efforts to deal with climate... Read more »
Our climate is changing (temperature), our water is changing (ocean levels) and our ozone layer is changing (ultraviolet radiation). Our trees that recycle carbon dioxide into oxygen are being cut down. We have hazardous waste and... Read more »
Conservatives believe the individual is pre-eminent in political society. Many liberals believe government is supreme and bestows rights on the individual. That is a completely upside-down view of... Read more »
In our opinion: Disrupted by email and the Internet, the U.S. Postal Service needs to make tough decisions to cut its losses
Now $15 billion in debt, the U.S. Postal Service has a problem: a rapidly changing market for first-class mail, which has been disrupted by modern technology. Lawmakers should let the Postal... Read more »
Why would the Obama administration claim victory in the middle of a sensitive negotiation, in a manner that prods the other side to harden its demands and encourages the unraveling of sanctions? Read more »
The late Gov. Norm Bangerter may not have been concerned about his place in history, but as it turns out, he didn’t need to be. He leaves behind a legacy that is secure, and he will be sorely... Read more »
There has never been a time in history with more entertainment choices available than there are now. If you can’t find something consistent with your values or your tastes, it may not be... Read more »
The goal of the Great Utah ShakeOut drill is to increase awareness and to make sure Utahns are prepared for an earthquake when it arrives. Given Utah's fault-laden geographical makeup, future... Read more »
The recent budget crisis in the United States has prompted many U.S. citizens to urge leaders to cut spending. I agree that some areas of the government budget should be cut back, but unemployment compensation should be preserved.... Read more »
There was an excellent reminder of the importance of the SNAP program, or food stamps, by Ariane Dansie (“Keep SNAP funded,” April 7). One in five hungry children is too many. Connecting with our representatives about... Read more »
There are many major issues facing the United States. The leaders we elect matter now more than ever. How we elect those leaders might very well determine how we as a nation handle some of the big issues of the day. There has been... Read more »
The wonderful thing about investing in education, planting seeds of hope, is what can grow. In the mid-1980s, a University of Utah initiative brought promising high school students of color over... Read more »
Money is, and has always been, the “mother’s milk” of politics. Those candidates who raise the most money, whether directly into their campaigns or through surrogates into Super... Read more »
Con artists continue devising new ways to scam Utahns out of their hard-earned money. That's why AARP Utah is glad to offer the Fraud Watch Network, which gives free access to information about how... Read more »
Hundreds of millions could be saved, with no cost to any institution's core educational mission, by eliminating every position whose title contains the word "sustainability" — and, while we... Read more »
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The speed with which the acceptance of gay marriage has swept the nation is stunning. So is the speed with which an attitude of intolerance has grown toward any who believe in preserving the... Read more »
Tomorrow the Supreme Court will hear arguments dealing with the same question: does the U.S. Constitution require the redefinition of marriage? There is nothing in the Constitution that suggests... Read more »
At Monticello, the town links lure golfers from near and far. Read more »
The House recently approves legislation that abolishes the estate tax, sometimes called the "death tax." Chances of this soon becoming law are slim, because even if it passes the Senate,... Read more »
Could the Supreme Court reaffirm the rights of states to define marriage while still requiring states to recognize same-sex marriages performed in other states? Why this politically attractive... Read more »
Greg Bell's column about the problems of being a conservative are misleading and full of generalizations. Liberals don’t see government as supreme. Liberals see government as a tool, an... Read more »
Can someone explain why the president of the United States believes Iran can be trusted in a nuclear weapons treaty when he knows Iran is behind much (probably most) of the political instability in the Middle East? Read more »
Last week, Utahns witnessed intra-party dynamics on both edges of the Utah political spectrum — from the Salt Lake City mayoral race to the Republican Party leadership. Politicos reveled in... 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 »
I recognize that climate change is real, but I object to the exaggerated predictions of devastation and the inflammatory rhetoric used by the proponents of global warming because it leads to mass hysteria. Such rhetoric is... Read more »
In the three decades before the Dodd-Frank bank regulation law passed in 2010, an average of more than 100 new banks opened each year. In the five years since 2010, exactly one new bank has opened,... Read more »
It is time for Congress to roll up its sleeves, reach across the aisle and start this meaningful process. Of course, a resolution is just a beginning — a sense of direction. Read more »
Compassion, often reckoned to be the “highest personal virtue,” is held to embody the very essence of humanity. Read more »
What compels the Clintons to operate so close to the ethical line when public scrutiny is so likely? The best explanation I've heard is that they share an invincible conviction about the goodness... Read more »
Economists predict that a new EPA plan will cause a huge increase in Utahn’s electricity bills — a jump of at least 24 percent and possibly as much as 55 percent. That’s a... Read more »
I am very concerned about a practice that has been made legal by our state. My child is a student at a charter school here in Utah; due to an Individualized Education Program problem, we started investigating the teachers at our... Read more »
It is that time again: the time when you can call people names, make fun of them, put them down for their beliefs. Yes, it is election time. We in this country have gone way beyond bullying. We taunt, scare and bribe people... Read more »
So we now have laws that prohibit farmers from growing a lot of food because they risk hefty fines and the loss of the products of their labor if they do. Personally, I find this sort of action by government intolerable. Read more »
I would like to respond to a letter by Patrick Holman (“Next president?” April 19), in which Mr. Holman suggests that we should vote for Hillary Clinton with the fallacious argument that her being a woman is... Read more »
Richard Davis: A historic moment for social policy as U.S. Supreme Court is set to hear arguments on same-sex marriage bans
The Supreme Court will hear arguments regarding the constitutionality of state bans on same-sex marriage. Never before has the Supreme Court dealt directly with this issue of whether a state can... 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 »
Climate change is too profound a threat and the cost of inaction too great to leave to faith-based solutions. And worse — Rep. Mike Noel’s ineffectual resolution was this legislative... Read more »
The three Fighting Fullmers, Hall of Fame boxers from Utah, deserve to be remembered for their dedication to the sport and their selfless service in teaching the sport to the youth of Utah. Read more »
Failure to reauthorize the Export-Import Bank will have one result: fewer U.S. exports, fewer U.S. jobs and higher U.S. trade deficits. Utah's economy is also largely dependent on export jobs. Read more »
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