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What can outsiders do to help the weakest public schools improve? That question is still to be answered under a Utah law that requires the lowest-performing 3 percent of schools to bring in private co...

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  • AP File Photo Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, warns that terrorists can exploit the refugee relocation program. Editorial: Utah congressional delegation doesn’t have Barack Obama to kick around anymore
    For the last eight years, the primary motivating factor for congressional Republicans — the thing that got them out of bed in the morning — was the de...
    Updated Jan 17 2017 04:06 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Rick Egan  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)    Salt Lake County Sheriff Jim Winder talks about the officer-involved shooting that took place Wednesday during a traffic stop in Kearns. Friday, October 7, 2016. Editorial: Sheriff is right. The mentally ill should not be in jail
    Jim Winder runs a jail, not a hospital. And he is rightly more than a little upset that there are some people — including, apparently, a fair number o...
    Updated Jan 16 2017 06:31 pm   |     |   Share
  • Tribune Editorial: Satan Club is only about making a point
    The devil, it seems, is in the details. And when it comes to the After School Satan Club at a Taylorsville elementary school, the details have more t...
    Updated Jan 14 2017 08:38 am   |     |   Share
  • Editorial: Utah is the right home for Outdoor Retailers
    Can this marriage be saved? The Outdoor Retailers Association’s annual trade shows — summer and winter editions — have been coming to Utah for a long...
    Updated Jan 12 2017 07:03 pm   |     |   Share


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  • (Steve Griffin /  Tribune file photo)     Rep. Chris Stewart, R-Utah. Tribune Editorial: Trump’s links to Russia require an independent review
    Rep. Chris Stewart may deserve his moment of awkwardness for having to backtrack on his claim that the Russian government wasn’t trying to help Donald...
    Updated Jan 12 2017 05:31 am   |     |   Share
  • Editorial: NASA cuts only would make it harder to understand climate
    It’s called the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, so what does NASA have to do with anything here on Earth? The answer is everything, an...
    Updated Jan 10 2017 05:18 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   The Utah Department of Public Safety announed changes to Utah Concealed Firearms Permits Tuesday May 10, 2016. The new card, at left, does not have the bright red line at the top of each card, among other changes. Editorial: Utah’s concealed carry law is no impediment to the Second Amendment
    Those who carry firearms in public have placed themselves and all of those around them in some danger. It is a danger we accept as part of the right,...
    Updated Jan 09 2017 05:06 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Scott Sommerdorf   |  The Salt Lake Tribune)     Mayor Jackie Biskupski held a brief press conference to explain some of the plans in place to help homeless people by making funds available for hotel or motel stays. Later, former mayor Rocky Anderson led a demonstration in City Hall outside the office of Mayor Jackie Biskupski demanding she produce a plan for emergency overflow shelter space for homeless people, Friday, December 9, 2016.   Editorial: Homeless site process was poor
    Six months ago, there was genuine intent from Salt Lake City leaders to give their constituents a voice in the obviously contentious decision about wh...
    Updated Jan 09 2017 09:39 am   |     |   Share
  • (Al Hartmann  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   Students at Granite School District’s Granger High School make their way to class Monday Aug. 22, 2016, during the second week of school. Granite students held steady from last year’s test scores on the Utah-based year-end test known as SAGE. Utah as a whole also stayed relatively constant, test results show, with slight increases in math and science. Editorial: Our Schools Now is full speed ahead.
    Utahns may well quibble over the specific means that the business all-stars of Our Schools Now are proposing to deal with the fiscal starvation of the...
    Updated Jan 07 2017 08:33 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Scott Sommerdorf  |  Tribune file photo)   Rep. Brad Wilson, R-Kaysville, will attend upcoming public meetings on the proposed prison move as a co-chairman of the Prison Relocation Commission. Earlier, lawmakers leading the commission said they wouldn’t particpate in the informational meetings. Tribune Editorial: Unpaid property tax is not a loan
    Should we be concerned if developers don’t pay their property taxes on time because it’s cheaper to pay the penalties later than it is to come up with...
    Updated Jan 06 2017 12:18 pm   |     |   Share
  • Rep. Louie Gohmert, R-Texas, left, talks with Rep. Bob Goodlatte, R-Va., in the House Chamber on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2017, as the 115th Congress gets underway. House Republicans voted Monday, Jan. 2, 2017, night to gut the independent Office of Government Ethics, a move sponsored by Rep. Goodlatte, the House Judiciary chairman. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite) Tribune Editorial: Utah House members squander chance to make a good first impression
    You never get a second chance to make a first impression. And the opportunity for our members of Congress to open their new session with some welcome ...
    Updated Jan 04 2017 05:37 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Steve Griffin  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)     Michael Yang, scientist for air monitoring standards of the Division of Air Quality for the Utah Department of Environmental Quality performs maintenance for monitoring devices at the Hawthorne Elementary monitoring station. The Utah Division of Air Quality operates a network of air monitoring stations measuring particulates and other pollutants in our air.in the play ground at Hawthorne Elementary School  in Salt Lake City, Monday, February 22, 2016. Tribune Editorial: Dealing with air quality is every Utahn’s business
    Weber County entered the new year without its real-time air-quality monitor operated by the Utah Division of Air Quality. The monitor in Ogden had ju...
    Updated Jan 04 2017 04:02 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Al Hartmann  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)    Clear water falls into a pool in a sandstone canyon on Cedar Mesa in San Juan County.  The area is included for a proposed Bears Ears National Conservation Area. Editorial: Monument benefits children if Utah leaders allow it
    In the overheat against Utah’s newest national monument, there comes outrage over the harm President Obama has supposedly inflicted on Utah’s schoolch...
    Updated Jan 02 2017 06:00 pm   |     |   Share
  • Tribune Editorial: GOP Senate refuses to do its duty
    Park City banker Al Landon is the local face of a national disgrace. Which is really too bad because absolutely nothing about it was his fault. Lando...
    Updated Dec 30 2016 06:25 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Francisco Kjolseth  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)     Legendary BYU football coach LaVell Edwards, who retired from coaching 10 years ago speaks about his experience coaching during a visit to the BYU Student Athlete Building on the BYU campus on Tuesday, May 18, 2010. Editorial: Utah loses its football patriarch, Lavell Edwards
    The memory most Utahns have of LaVell Edwards may be the stony look on his face as he paced the sidelines of Brigham Young University football games. ...
    Updated Dec 30 2016 05:49 am   |     |   Share
  • (Al Hartmann  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)    Rainbow forms at the end of the day in Dark Canyon Wilderness in San Juan County.  The area is included for a proposed Bears Ears National Monument. Tribune Editorial: Utah should accept Bears Ears Monument and work to make it a success
    It was the right thing to do. The designation of a Bears Ears National Monument, covering 1.35 million acres of southeastern Utah, was announced Wedn...
    Updated Dec 29 2016 10:16 am   |     |   Share
  • Editorial: Canyon zoning update preserves our crown jewels
    Salt Lake County has taken another big step to respect and protect both the mountains above the county and the people who use them. After years of r...
    Updated Dec 28 2016 06:09 am   |     |   Share
  • (Steve Griffin / The Salt Lake Tribune)   Shirlene Stoven, 80, at her residence at the Applewood Mobile Home park in Midvale on Friday, Dec. 9, 2016. Manufactured-home residents in Utah remain vulnerable to exploitation by park owners as highlighted by a recent legislative study. Editorial: Put some teeth in Utah mobile home law
    The butt of jokes. Pockets of trouble. Eyesores. All have been used to describe mobile home parks, sometimes deservedly. But there’s no arguing one t...
    Updated Dec 27 2016 06:00 am   |     |   Share
  • In this Thursday, Nov. 17, 2016, photo, Landen Brunn, 2, has his photo taken with Santa Roger Edmonds at the Santa HQ at the Chandler Mall, in Chandler, Ariz. In an effort to lure online shoppers to their stores, many malls are upgrading the traditional visit to Santa into a high-tech spectacle. (AP Photo/Matt York) Editorial: Yes, Virginia
    There must be something to say about a profession, one supposedly devoted to a serious search for the truth, in which the most famous piece of work is...
    Updated Dec 24 2016 04:00 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Trent Nelson  |  Tribune file photo)   The Utah State Prison in Draper will be replaced by a new facility in west Salt Lake City, with construction scheduled for completion in 2020. Editorial: Don’t count on reform to shrink the need for a new Utah prison
    Rollin Cook, to his credit, does not want to be remembered as “the moron who said you only need 3,000 beds” when, years hence, Utah looks back at the ...
    Updated Dec 23 2016 05:41 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Al Hartmann  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   Utah Senator Orrin Hatch with Utah Governor Gary Herbert, left,  speak after cutting the ribbon for the ICBM Building, the first commercial building developed at Falcon Hill National Aerospace Research Park a massive business park being developed on the west side of Hill Air Force Base. Editorial: Republicans say they will replace Obamacare. They’d better.
    Orrin Hatch has issued the challenge, and Gary Herbert has accepted it. The Republican senator from Utah and the Republican governor of Utah are to be...
    Updated Dec 23 2016 07:06 am   |     |   Share
  • (Chris Detrick  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   Visitors take pictures and hike around Delicate Arch in Arches National Park Saturday March 5, 2016. Editorial: MLP aimed at Moab’s future economy.
    After years of wrangling, the U.S. Bureau of Land Management last week released its Moab Master Leasing Plan, an effort to manage oil and gas leasing ...
    Updated Dec 20 2016 06:00 pm   |     |   Share
  • Editorial: Secrecy in juvenile court can be carried too far
    In seeking to strike a balance between the rights of defendants in Utah juvenile court proceedings and the public’s interest in maintaining an open sy...
    Updated Dec 19 2016 07:42 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Glen Canyon Dam on  March 5, 2008. Paul Fraughton /The Salt Lake Tribune)  ; 3/5/08 Tribune Editorial: Lake Powell agreement is necessarily ‘adaptive’
    On her way out the door, Interior Secretary Sally Jewell has signed off on an agreement to “adaptively manage” the Glen Canyon Dam and Utah’s Lake Pow...
    Updated Dec 17 2016 04:17 pm   |     |   Share