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Last Updated Apr 27, 2017 05:12AM

Who knew the Utah Legislature was going through an existential crisis during its last session? Well, they were. Because inside the 144-page bill relating to alcohol regulation was a new requirement for bars and restaurants to post signs announcing to …

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  • (Francisco Kjolseth  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   The sky transforms as the sun dips below the horizon surrounding the hoodoos of Devil’s Garden in Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument with color recently. Tribune Editorial: Review or no review, Utah’s national monuments should stay
    Our new president, like any new president, is not only within his rights, but arguably doing no more than his proper due diligence, to order a review ...
    Updated Apr 26 2017 06:16 am   |     |   Share
  • (Rick Egan  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)    A UTA Ski bus heads up Big Cottonwood Canyon, Monday, March 13, 2017. Tribune Editorial: More buses, and maybe tolls, would ease congestion in Big Cottonwood Canyon
    Does this bus stop at the river? If it doesn’t there will be a very big splash. This year, Utah skiers reveled in late-season powder. Shirtless kids ...
    Updated Apr 25 2017 05:36 am   |     |   Share
  • (Leah Hogsten  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)    Huntsman Cancer Institute employees and University of Utah faculty members staged a sign-waving, honk-and-wave across the street from the University of Utah Hospital during the third day of protests over the firing of Huntsman Cancer Institute director and CEO Mary Beckerle.   Tribune Editorial: It is time for new leadership at the University of Utah and its Health Sciences colleges
    OK. Cards on the table. On the matter of the sudden, shocking and horribly ill-advised change of leadership at the Huntsman Cancer Institute, The Sal...
    Updated Apr 24 2017 10:03 pm   |     |   Share
  • Tribune Editorial: Girls State should know that women leaders do wear pants
    Today’s youth. Tomorrow’s leaders. That is the motto of the American Legion Boys State. The program is a youth camp meant to “develop leadership and ...
    Updated Apr 22 2017 11:27 am   |     |   Share



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  • (On Saturday, more than 750 residents from all over the Wasatch Front toured Chevron’s Salt Lake City Refinery, which is usually off limits to the public.  Courtesy photo)  Tribune Editorial: Three cheers for Utah refiners embracing Tier III
    So it’s not like we can all hold our breath until 2019, but at least we can hold some hope. When Gov. Gary Herbert held a ceremonial signing this wee...
    Updated Apr 21 2017 01:45 pm   |     |   Share
  • Kim Raff  |  For The Washington Post Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, has lunch with his staff at In-N-Out Burger after a tumultuous Thursday (Feb. 9, 2017) town hall at Brighton High School. Tribune Editorial: Chaffetz career a list of lost opportunities
    Rep. Jason Chaffetz announced Wednesday he would not seek re-election in 2018. He is planning a return to the private sector, and a possible run for g...
    Updated Apr 20 2017 05:42 am   |     |   Share
  • (Chris Detrick  |  Tribune file photo)   Judge Thomas Low is seen here in a December 13, 2011, file photo. Tribune Editorial: Weeding out bad judges is ultimately up to voters
    Criticism continues to swell against 4th District Judge Thomas Low, who complimented a convicted rapist last week, stating Keith Robert Vallejo was an...
    Updated Apr 20 2017 05:38 pm   |     |   Share
  • A 1040 tax form appears on display, Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017, in New York. The IRS is delaying tax refunds for millions of low-income families as the agency steps up efforts to combat identity theft and fraud. Starting in 2017, a federal law requires the tax agency to delay refunds until Feb. 15 for people who claim the earned income tax credit and the additional child tax credit. The IRS says processing times will delay most of the refunds until the end of February. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan) Tribune Editorial: Don’t overlook Utah’s optional tax check-off opportunities
    “I like to pay taxes. With them, I buy civilization.” — Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr. But even the most public-spirited of us may want to choose whi...
    Updated Apr 18 2017 02:04 pm   |     |   Share
  • Editorial: Utahns can handle the truth of taxation
    Almost eight years after voters split Jordan School District, we’re still dealing with the fallout. A Salt Lake County-wide system to equalize spendin...
    Updated Apr 15 2017 05:04 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Chris Detrick  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   Ismael Rojas, of Salt Lake City, draws a picture in Chapman Branch Library 577 South 900 West in Salt Lake City Wednesday, April 12, 2017. Editorial: Salt Lake City Library moves to make reading really free
    A father can go into a Salt Lake City library, gather his kids around him, and entertain them with a rousing rendition of Shel Silverstein or Roald Da...
    Updated Apr 15 2017 10:08 am   |     |   Share
  • (Steve Griffin  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)     South Salt Lake Mayor Cherie Wood talks with the media stating that the two homeless shelter site finalists in their borders don’t meet the criteria sought by the county and state during a press conference at Woodrow Wilson Elementary South Salt Lake City, Utah Monday March 13, 2017. Editorial: South Salt Lake should receive something in return for hosting homeless center
    “For unto whomsoever much is given, of him shall be much required.” ...
    Updated Apr 14 2017 10:41 am   |     |   Share
  • (Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune)   Abdullahi ’Abdi’ Mohamed, who was shot and critically wounded by police last February, leaves the Matheson Courthouse in Salt Lake City on Monday, Jan. 23, 2017, for a preliminary hearing. ’Abdi’ was ordered to stand trial for robbery. Editorial: Putting juveniles in adult prisons does not serve justice
    On Feb. 27, 2016, outside The Road Home homeless shelter in downtown Salt Lake City, a 17-year-old boy named Abdullahi “Abdi” Mohamed was shot by poli...
    Updated Apr 13 2017 10:04 am   |     |   Share
  • Editorial: Vaccinations work when everyone gets them
    While some children were hoping for a snow day in April, others actually did get a day off. But not for the weather. Last Friday school was closed at ...
    Updated Apr 11 2017 05:39 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune)   Reporter Jessica Miller, left, is congratulated by editor Sheila McCann as The Salt Lake Tribune)   wins its second Pulitzer Prize in its nearly 150-year history Monday, earning the nod in local reporting for its groundbreaking investigation of rape at Utah colleges. Editorial: Pulitzer Prize is recognition that there are stories only The Salt Lake Tribune can tell
    “For a string of vivid reports revealing the perverse, punitive and cruel treatment given to sexual assault victims at Brigham Young University, one o...
    Updated Apr 16 2017 04:34 pm   |     |   Share
  • Editorial: S.L. City, County top cops need to talk
    The two top cops in the valley aren’t talking, and that’s a problem. Salt Lake City Police Chief Mike Brown rolled out statistics this week blaming ...
    Updated Apr 08 2017 03:03 pm   |     |   Share
  • Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah.  (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite) Tribune Editorial: Lee challenges us to remember checks and balances in war
    Those who launched the horrific chemical weapons attack on civilian targets in the Syria, the one that filled the world’s media with gruesome images o...
    Updated Apr 07 2017 06:24 pm   |     |   Share
  • Editorial: Students can handle LGBT question that schools are afraid to ask
    It was only 17 days ago that we allowed our educators to say homosexuality is OK. That context may explain why some Utah school administrators balked ...
    Updated Apr 07 2017 12:04 pm   |     |   Share
  • Editorial: Dealing with opioid epidemic requires a new strategy
    Just come right out and say it. Opioids are sold, at great profit, by rich multi-national corporations, represented in doctor’s offices and legislati...
    Updated Apr 05 2017 05:27 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   U.S. Attorney John W. Huber announces an investigation into the Utah Transit Authority at a news conference in Salt Lake City, Tuesday April 4, 2017. Tribune Editorial: UTA’s deal to cooperate with federal investigation is good news
    “Now this is not the end. It is not even the beginning of the end. But it is, perhaps, the end of the beginning.” ...
    Updated Apr 05 2017 02:06 am   |     |   Share
  • (Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   Dieter F. Uchtdorf speaks during the morning session of the 187th Annual General Conference at the Conference Center in Salt Lake City, Sunday April 2, 2017. Editorial: LDS leaders have a message that transcends religion
    “We will not be driven by fear into an age of unreason, if we dig deep in our history and our doctrine, and remember that we are not descended from fe...
    Updated Apr 03 2017 08:12 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Al Hartmann  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   Salt Lake County Mayor Ben McAdams announces Friday March 31 that the new homeless recsourse center will be built at 3380 South 10th West in South Salt Lake. Editorial: Homeless site selection is a big step, but only the first one.
    Did we have some fun with that homeless shelter site-selection process? Good, because now comes the hard part. With Salt Lake County Mayor Ben McAd...
    Updated Apr 24 2017 03:37 pm   |     |   Share
  • Tribune Editorial: Utah and the ACLU on the same side, the right side, vs DEA
    Any time the state of Utah and the American Civil Liberties Union are part of the same lawsuit, one might expect their names to be separated by a blun...
    Updated Apr 01 2017 08:49 am   |     |   Share
  • Editorial: Senate seat is not Hatch’s to give away
    After sitting in the same chair for 40 years, it is understandable that one might come to believe, and to behave as if, one owns that piece of furnitu...
    Updated Apr 10 2017 08:51 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Scott Sommerdorf   |  The Salt Lake Tribune)     Utah Governor Gary Herbert meets with the editorial board of the Salt Lake Tribune, Thursday, September 29, 2016. Editorial: Why did Herbert sign wood-burning bill he admits is flawed?
    Gov. Gary Herbert’s decision to sign House Bill 65 is a head scratcher. The bill prohibits the state from putting any limits on wood fires used to coo...
    Updated Mar 30 2017 08:19 am   |     |   Share