Jay's Jokes: A quaint old holiday commemorating presidents
A lighthearted look at news of the day. This is Presidents Day, a quaint old holiday commemorating presidents who have been dead so long we no longer remember their faults.
Inside the newsroom: When we learn to see, all things are possible
Each reporter brings his or her own experience to the table when they begin covering a beat. In the worst of cases it can result in damaging bias. In the case of Lois Collins, it results in expertise and perspective.
Frank Pignanelli & LaVarr Webb: What politicians say – and what they really mean
That’s why our devoted readers always await this scholarly column. Because we hear what politicians say — but you want to know what they really mean.
In our opinion: Higher-education innovation
Consolidating or sharing administrative services, as well as integrating online learning, are all efforts well worth vetting as the state seeks to find funds and improve its overall K-12 and higher-education offerings.
My view: Governor and Legislature should be applauded for addressing regulation reform
The governor and Legislature are undertaking fundamental reforms focused on improving the analysis and evaluation of rules to ensure that Utah’s regulatory structure produces rules and regulations that enhance, not hamper, jobs and economic growth.
My view: Teachers in Utah are in crisis, but it's business as usual on the Hill
Teachers in Utah are in crisis — but you wouldn’t know it at the Utah Legislature. More teachers leave their job as teachers after one year in the classroom than in any other state, and over half of teachers are gone after five years.
My view: Holding on to non-competes is bad for business and the economy
Human talent is the most significant issue facing Utah businesses. The Legislature should encourage innovation and competition by banning non-competes.
Charles Krauthammer: The case of the cover-up in search of a crime
It's a Watergate-era cliche that the cover-up is always worse than the crime. In the Mike Flynn affair, we have the first recorded instance of a cover-up in the absence of a crime.
My view: Utah champions public lands while Outdoor Retailer walks away
The leaders of the outdoor retail industry chose to ignore Utah’s performance when it comes to being careful stewards of public lands. No state in the nation does more than Utah to preserve, protect and promote effective land management and use.
About Utah: Utah's first organized marathon is still running strong
Bob Wood has breathed life into the Deseret News Marathon before; he's back to do it again.