Questions we’d like to ask at DeVos’ confirmation hearing
Some appreciate DeVos’ emphasis on choice but question whether and how to use federal power to bring about parental choice and local control.
Jay Evensen: Suddenly all is quiet on the Western lands front
The White House is enough of a question mark right now that Utah lawmakers are going to leave the issue of federal lands alone for a change.
My view: You say goodbye and I say hello: Part 2
Donald Trump would be wise to demonstrate some humility and, at minimum, leave his verbal sword behind at Trump Tower. The inaugural address is not the time to poke your enemies or spike the political football.
Lois M. Collins: Homelessness is not one-size-fits-all, and fear cuts both ways
As cities like Salt Lake grapple with how best to serve/manage the homeless population, it's worth keeping in mind that the challenges and rewards can both be great. But fear cuts both ways.
Richard Davis: What lessons will Utah Democrats learn from the 2016 election?
The 2016 election was one of the worst in the history of the Utah Democratic Party. Unfortunately, the party has become increasingly irrelevant in state politics.
In our opinion: Utah's needle exchange program is a success
The Centers for Disease Control identified 220 counties across the country that were at especially high risk for outbreaks of these diseases, and three of them were in Utah. A needle exchange is the most effective tool to keep such outbreaks at bay.
Letter: Rep. John Lewis
Mr. Lewis does himself and the nation great harm by utilizing the shield of his civil rights credibility as the vanguard of the assault on the nation’s next president.
Jay Evensen: How to fund education and fight pollution
Barring some unforeseen crisis or development, education funding is going to be the No. 1 issue this legislative session. Why not find a solution that stimulates the economy, makes the air cleaner and helps schools all at once?
Dan Liljenquist: Trump's opportunity to restore constitutional balance
In the coming months, there will be fierce national debates over Obamacare, immigration, trade, taxes and a dozen other issues of huge import. There is a lot at stake, and these debates will dominate the headlines (and probably this column).
Natalie Gochnour: Applied hope for the new year
Over the holidays I was introduced to the concept of “applied hope.” The idea is that we shape the future by starting with hope and then acting on it.