The foiled attempt of a gunman to wreak terror on a high-speed train in France has brought into clarity.
Currently authorized Utah charter schools have the capacity to enroll 80,340 students, but the most recent data show just 68,459 students are actually enrolled in the schools. Read more »
Moving forward, it is crucial for business owners to have access to a wide variety of health insurance options to offer their employees. Read more »
Seems to me that our Washington senators and representatives are bought and don’t dare do anything unless big money donors give their approval. Read more »
Unfortunately, some government programs foster dependency and entitlement laziness. And where will it end? Read more »
Thinking of the classic film "It's A Wonderful Life" and the George Bailey and Henry Potter characters, I I sometimes wonder if our society hasn’t adopted Potter’s values, too, and... Read more »
Our state will miss an opportunity unless our universities step up their game and get involved in finding ways to meet the needs associated with new growth and development that is and will continue... Read more »
Salt Lake County Mayor Ben McAdams believes a hotel would attract shows large enough to spill over to many other hotels, as well. The next round of bidding may be the last chance to prove it. Read more »
We should stand against unwise and harmful actions that have allowed unrestrained pollution in the course of rushing to profit. We must develop clean and new energy sources. Read more »
Legislators know the best site for the prison is where it is now. They should vote for what most citizens want, not what developers want. Read more »
We all know the petty boss that rules his kingdom with subtle manipulation, intimidation and sabotage rather than mutual respect. The petty boss shrieks and blames where a good boss lifts and builds. Read more »
Lawmakers don't seem to understand that all these new laws put people in prison. Now they can look at the consequences. Read more »
I would like to know what is done with the money that has been donated to political candidates when they lose the election. Read more »
In our opinion: Civil, data-driven deliberation and reminder of principles should drive prison relocation decision
The Utah Legislature is set to meet Wednesday to vote on building a new prison in the northwest part of Salt Lake City, marking the likely end of a process that has been quarrelsome and controversial. Read more »
In our opinion: Planned Parenthood videos called 'game-changer' by pro-choice advocate rethinking his position
The intensity of arguments on abortion are inversely proportional to their persuasiveness to those on the other side. But one pro-choice advocate is rethinking his position after viewing recent... Read more »
A little knowledge and simple tools in the hands of the local midwife can save mothers and their precious newborns. Read more »
He dropped out of school at 16. Now 17, he wants to fix it, but can't quite figure out how. It's an example of poor judgment — the hallmark of a still-developing brain — that might... Read more »
In a pollution-free future, a healthier population of Americans will think back on the intolerable social and environmental damage caused by producing and transporting fossil fuels. Read more »
On our tax forms we can check a box and donate to eight various worthy causes. Maybe we could have one more for “proper highway striping.” Read more »
I have talked to construction people who say the Rio Tinto site has such a high water table that they pumped water out to process the copper out of the ore. Read more »
At 28 years and counting, the University of Utah's Chris Hill is the dean of America's athletics directors. Read more »
Education leaders launched a program this month that bears close watching for its potential to help so-called “underperforming schools” considered to be lagging in academic achievement. Read more »
Joel and Tracy Christensen got their Now I Can clinic started by helping their daughter; hundreds more have followed in her path. Read more »
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In 1998, Rick Porter set out to circumnavigate the Great Salt Lake. In 2015, he finally finished. Read more »
When it comes to providing meaningful and lasting care for the poor and needy, governments tend to lean toward show over substance, and the United States is no exception. Generous welfare programs... Read more »
I write this letter as a plea to my representatives: Sens. Orrin Hatch and Mike Lee and Rep. Mia Love, and to all my fellow constituents. I work in a school with students I sincerely love and care for. I aim to arm them now with... Read more »
Frank Pignanelli and LaVarr Webb discuss immigration policy, a forthcoming public lands proposal from state representatives and what could happen if Joe Biden decides to run for the Democratic... Read more »
This country always has represented opportunity. And while the nation must protect its borders against threats, it is important to ask what immigrants can offer us. Read more »
Three cheers for Gov. Gary Herbert regarding his recent decision to withhold state directed funding from the Planned Parenthood (PP) organization. Regardless of how PP may be cooking their accounting books (to show that public... Read more »
The message Utah is sending to the world: Citizens of a particular city or region are no longer necessarily forced to choose between quality of life and economic opportunity. Read more »
I think everyone who lives close to or around the Wasatch Front should be required to have earthquake insurance. No one knows when that fault line is going off, but we know there are chances for it to go off soon. It has been around... Read more »
The requirement to register for the draft did not go away with the end of the Vietnam War. The Selective Service System requires that all male U.S. citizens, and male immigrants living in the U.S. who are ages 18 through 25, are... Read more »
In our opinion: Trump's all-inclusive 'they've got to go' immigration policy is both unworkable and unthinkable
The view of presidential candidate Donald Trump on all undocumented immigrants and their U.S. born children? "They've got to go," he said. Such a proposal is extreme and unworkable and flies in the... Read more »
The 38th Parallel dividing North and South Korea is less tense thanks to a sensible new agreement between North and South Korea. Read more »
What if the main source of inmates, the dropouts and push-outs from school, could be drastically reduced? Could we spend more money on schools if we didn’t have to spend so much on lawbreakers? Read more »
Let’s focus on how soft power actually incorporates ethical standards of behavior and important societal norms that resonate with others in the world. Read more »
Hillary Clinton, the former secretary of state, is apparently being held to an entirely different standard than many of the businesses she claims to support. Read more »
In an effort to build momentum for another attempt to bring Medicaid expansion to a supposedly conservative state, the governor is looking to impose the financial burden not on Utah taxpayers... Read more »
The images of Western rivers turned mustard yellow by toxic wastewater from an abandoned mining operation are even more unsettling now we know the EPA was well aware it could trigger the mess if... Read more »
In our haste to treat patients, we forget illness is not only a physical phenomenon, but a spiritual one as well. Faith and hope are equally important. That’s what the curandera understood. Read more »
The majority of Utah citizens favor leaving the prison at its current location, repairing and adding as needed. Our elected legislators have ignored our wishes. Read more »
While I can understand UEA President Sharon Gallagher-Fishbaugh’s eagerness to attempt to thwart the public charter school movement in Utah, in her recent op-ed on Utah's public charter... Read more »
In our opinion: To start to curb youth gangs and child sacrifices, Ivory Coast should look to its ailing education system
A strong educational system with children consistently active and involved in school classes and activities is not a cure-all for child gangs and being preyed on by adults — but it's a strong... Read more »
Donald Trump is tapping a deep-seated voter frustration that Republicans need to channel in order to win back the White House. Nevertheless, Republicans will have to decide whether Trump is really... Read more »
As the presidential nominee race increases in intensity, one critical issue facing our country is consistently missing from the rhetoric: No one is discussing the extreme financial toll that Alzheimer’s disease will continue... Read more »
I am bewildered by the new bicycle lanes being placed in Salt Lake City. The lanes have curb and sidewalk on one side and parked cars on the other side. Read more »
Utah’s laws should be used to create a business climate that keeps consumers safe while also encouraging healthy economic competition. State legislators have done a good job to date by... Read more »
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