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Last Updated Mar 23, 2017 06:00AM

“It is amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit.” — Harry S. Truman Though there are those who would argue that the credit for that selfless thought properly belongs to Ronald Reagan. It’s …

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  • (Al Hartmann  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   Sen. Jim Debakis, D-Salt Lake City speaks at a rally in the state capitol rotunda asking Gov. Herbert to veto a just-passed bill that would lower the blood-alcohol content for drunkenness from 0.08 to 0.05.  Most there thought lowering of the levels would be bad for the hospitality industry and tarnish the state’s reputation as a welcoming place for tourism and attracting out of state businesses.  Editorial: Governor should veto Utah’s experiment in DUI limits
    In passing a bill to make Utah’s driving under the influence standard the strictest in the nation, members of the Utah Legislature have overdriven the...
    Updated Mar 22 2017 06:02 am   |     |   Share
  • (Al Hartmann  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   Logan Hall, left, Salt Lake School Distirct Peer Assistance Review supervisor, meets with one of the program’s mentor teachers Pat Draper at Bachman Elementary in Salt Lake City.  The teacher mentoring program has boosted staff retention rates but recently lost its state funding. The district plans to continue the program internally.  Draper, a teacher with 40 years of experience mentors Daniel Mills as he teaches his fourth grade class. Editorial: Utah should have kept teacher mentoring program
    [Video from Envision Utah’s My Education, Our Future series.] The hole Utah would have to climb out of if it were to become merely average in our ...
    Updated Mar 20 2017 06:37 pm   |     |   Share
  • Hatch: Gorsuch is qualified, and politics shouldn’t stop him
    This week, my Senate Judiciary Committee colleagues and I will consider a critical question: Is Judge Neil Gorsuch prepared to fill the seat left by t...
    Updated Mar 20 2017 07:42 am   |     |   Share
  • Editorial: Utah State Records Committee makes two good calls for openness
    Many crucial, contentious and expensive issues sit on the agenda of Utah’s political leaders and voters. Two of them got just a little bit easier to s...
    Updated Mar 18 2017 03:12 pm   |     |   Share


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  • (Al Hartmann  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   Army veteran Dail Sullivan is first in line to vote early at the River Bend Senior Center in Salt Lake City  Tuesday October 21, 2014.  Voting was brisk at the poll which opened at 10 a.m. The early vote started Tuesday and continues through Halloween. Editorial: To add more voters in Utah, subtract the gerrymander
    It has been a purposeful last four years of getting more Utahns to vote. Mail-in voting was a rarity when Barack Obama and Mitt Romney were running fo...
    Updated Mar 18 2017 07:41 am   |     |   Share
  • (Photo by Chris Detrick | The Salt Lake Tribune)    Trucks line up to receive coal at Sufco Mine in Emery Friday June 3, 2011.  Coal has been mined continuously from the SUFCO mine since 1941. Editorial: New Utah mine lease is the beginning of coal’s last gasp
    Elections have consequences. So it should be neither surprising nor all that depressing to hear that the new administration is reportedly about to kee...
    Updated Mar 16 2017 08:32 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Rick Egan  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)    Salt Lake City police make their rounds amount the homeless people in the Rio Grande neighborhood. Thursday, October 6, 2016. Editorial: Utah takes a small step toward getting the mentally ill out of county jails
    The Utah Legislature has put $3 million toward an effort to stop parking far too many mentally ill people in the state’s county jails for far too long...
    Updated Mar 15 2017 05:24 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Jeremy Harmon  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)    Salt Lake County Mayor Ben McAdams talks about recent changes in the homeless shelter plan during a meeting with The Salt Lake Tribune)   on Monday, March 13, 2017. Editorial: Last homeless center site selection needs little more time
    We had one siting process for homeless resource centers that lasted most of last year. It was a circuitous path – sometimes private, sometimes public ...
    Updated Mar 14 2017 06:06 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Steve Griffin / The Salt Lake Tribune)    The Salt Lake City skyline is visible through the hazy air in Salt Lake City Tuesday January 31, 2017. Editorial: Utah has work to do fighting pollution
    With an administration and a Congress harboring so much hostility to the idea of even having a federal Environmental Protection Agency, the job of kee...
    Updated Mar 13 2017 07:33 pm   |     |   Share
  • Editorial: The good and the bad of the 2017 Utah Legislature
    Another session of the Utah Legislature has come to a close. As with any such human endeavor, there were accomplishments, errors and omissions. And th...
    Updated Mar 12 2017 12:35 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Rick Egan  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   West High teacher Valerie Gates works with Dani Harumukiza in class at West High School on Monday, Sept. 5, 2016.  Gates is the 2016 Utah Teacher of the Year. Editorial: Teacher-bonus bill will be a test-based test
    While most Utah teachers will slog on with basically the same money as always after this year’s legislative session, a few of them will have the chanc...
    Updated Mar 11 2017 09:23 am   |     |   Share
  • Tribune Editorial: Schools must be a safe place for immigrants and their families
    “I feel a great swell of pity for the poor soul that comes to my school looking for trouble.” ...
    Updated Mar 09 2017 07:18 pm   |     |   Share
  • Editorial: Herbert should veto wood-cooking bill
    House Bill 65 is, in many ways, Utah politics in microcosm. If approved, HB65 would prohibit any regulation of wood burning if its purpose is to cook...
    Updated Mar 09 2017 03:34 pm   |     |   Share
  • House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wis., center, standing with Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Greg Walden, R-Ore., right, and House Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., left, speaks during a news conference on the American Health Care Act on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, March 7, 2017. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh) Tribune Editorial: Chaffetz suffers a barrage of mean tweets for nothing
    Jason Chaffetz suffered through a buzz saw of well-deserved mean tweets and online attacks Tuesday after foolishly suggesting that low-income families...
    Updated Mar 08 2017 12:34 pm   |     |   Share
  • Syrian refugee Mahmoud Mansour, 43, is shown in this photo, taken Monday, March 6, 2017, in Amman, with his daughters Ruba, 9, and Sahar,  3. Mansour, who has been undergoing vetting for resettlement to the U.S. for the past year, says he was devastated by President Donald Trump’s travel ban and remains confused about how the revised version could affect his hopes for future in the U.S. (AP Photo/Karin Laub) Editorial: New travel ban is much less terrible, but still a bad idea
    The new executive order limiting travel of people from six Muslim-majority nations to the United States is much less of a mess than was the first vers...
    Updated Mar 07 2017 04:21 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Al Hartmann  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   Students line up by classroom and old classmates meet again at the brand new Butler Elementary in Cotonwood Heights Wenesday March 25.  It is one of hundreds of schools that opened Wednesday as students gear up for the 2016-2017 school year. Editorial: Take 2017 to attack Utah’s school funding gap
    With less than a week to go in the 2017 Utah legislative session, it’s hard to say exactly where we’ll land on education funding once the smoke clears...
    Updated Mar 09 2017 10:14 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune)   Defense attorney’s Cara Tangaro and Scott C. Williams embrace as former Utah Attorney General John Swallow right, had just found out he was cleared of all charges during his public-corruption trial in Salt Lake City, Thursday March 2, 2017. Tribune Editorial: Tougher laws are needed to prevent the next John Swallow
    “The Committee’s investigation revealed that, during his tenure in the Office, Mr. Swallow compromised the principles and integrity of the Office to b...
    Updated Mar 04 2017 05:31 am   |     |   Share
  • (Leah Hogsten  |  Tribune file photo)   Concealed firearms instructor Clark Aposhian teaches a firearms familiarity class at the Maverik Center. Utah’s concealed carry permit requires completion of the class and a criminal background check. Tribune Editorial: Bad gun bill caught in crossfire
    Practical politicians are often heard to admonish their more ideologically pure allies that they should not allow the perfect to be the enemy of the g...
    Updated Mar 03 2017 07:10 am   |     |   Share
  • (Al Hartmann  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   Salt Lake City Police Chief Mike Brown talks about the progress made with the Community Activist Group and its work with the Salt Lake City Police Department Tuesday Jan. 24. Tribune Editorial: Utah police chiefs right to avoid immigration wars
    It doesn’t really matter whether the fear is fully justified, because the fear is very real. And you don’t have to be one of those who lives under th...
    Updated Mar 02 2017 10:40 am   |     |   Share
  • (Tribune file photo)   A frosted glass curtain hides a portion of the bar at Brio Tuscan Grille at Fashion Place Mall. Tribune Editorial: No more fooling around, eliminate the Zion Curtain
    You order a single shot of whiskey. The bartender brings you an extra sweet Pina Colada with a pineapple slice and one of those little umbrellas that ...
    Updated Mar 01 2017 06:13 am   |     |   Share
  • (Steve Griffin  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)     Green Street and Simpson Avenue neighborhood near the site of a proposed new Salt Lake City homeless shelter in Salt Lake City Friday February 24, 2017. Salt Lake City is going to build two, not four, homeless resource centers eliminating the Simpson Avenue site. Editorial: A painful process, but shelter plan is best yet
    Calling this process sausage making is an insult to sausage, but give politicians at the state, county and city credit for getting in the meat grinder...
    Updated Feb 27 2017 05:51 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Francisco Kjolseth  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   Draper and West Valley police officers investigate the scene of an officer involved shooting in the Cranberry Hill neighborhood in Draper on Wednesday morning, Jan. 14, 2015. A West Valley police officer on his way to work who asked for back up from Draper police on a possible narcotics arrest shot and killed the suspect when he brandished a knife during the struggle to arrest him. Editorial: Bill to shield police identities in Utah is unneeded and unwarranted
    If a police officer shoots someone, should the police department be able to withhold the officer’s name from the public for four months? That is the...
    Updated Mar 09 2017 10:14 pm   |     |   Share
  • Master Sgt. Bill Gomez  |  U.S. Air Force  BEZMER AIR BASE, Bulgaria – Lt. Col. Timothy Hogan, 81st Fighter Squadron commander answers questions regarding A-10’s capabilities for Bulgarian reporters during the “Reunion April 2009” media day April 15, 2009. Tribune Editorial: Air Force officer shows more honor than BYU’s Honor Code
    Sir Thomas More: Why not be a teacher? You’d be a fine teacher; perhaps a great one. Richard Rich: If I was, who would know it? Sir Thomas More: You; ...
    Updated Mar 09 2017 05:37 pm   |     |   Share
  • Editorial: Herbert should veto bill designed to stack state boards with Republicans
    “There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio, Than are dreamt of in your philosophy.” ...
    Updated Feb 23 2017 06:52 pm   |     |   Share