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(Francisco Kjolseth  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  Robert Gehrke.

Utah laws are stacked against renters who struggle to get by. Robert Gehrke explains why that could change.

By Robert Gehrke | May 25, 2022, 4:57 p.m.

(Francisco Kjolseth  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  Robert Gehrke.

Why a skeptic thinks Salt Lake City should host the Olympics again. Robert Gehrke explains his change of heart.

By Robert Gehrke | May 23, 2022, 2:20 p.m.

(Francisco Kjolseth  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  Robert Gehrke.

Political sign ordinances violate Utahn’s free speech. Robert Gehrke explains why the local laws need to change.

By Robert Gehrke | May 18, 2022, 12:00 p.m.

(Laura Seitz | Pool) Gov. Spencer Cox speaks during the PBS Utah governor's monthly news conference at the Eccles Broadcast Center in Salt Lake City on Thursday, April 21, 2022.

Cox’s energy plan is lacking, Robert Gehrke explains, but could be a starting point if Utah wants to get serious about climate

By Robert Gehrke | May 17, 2022, 1:00 p.m.

(Rick Bowmer | AP) Desiree Hennessy attends to her adopted son Hestevan in 2017. Hestevan died this year and was instrumental in the push for legalized marijuana in Utah.

How one young man changed Utahns’ minds on medical marijuana without saying a word. Robert Gehrke explains.

By Robert Gehrke | May 17, 2022, 1:13 a.m.

(Rick Egan | The Salt Lake Tribune) More than one thousand protesters gather at the steps of The Capitol for the Bans Off Our Bodies protest hosted by Planned Parenthood, on Tuesday, May 3, 2022.

Utah lawmaker’s abortion ban fails to consider the health and well-being of women, Robert Gehrke writes

By Robert Gehrke | May 9, 2022, 12:00 p.m.

(Francisco Kjolseth  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  Robert Gehrke.

President Biden should cancel some college loan debt, but not for everyone. Robert Gehrke explains why.

By Robert Gehrke | May 3, 2022, 12:00 p.m.

(Francisco Kjolseth  |  The Salt Lake Tribune) The Utah Capitol at dusk on Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2020, during the legislative session.

In response to gerrymandering lawsuit, Legislature’s attorneys argue lawmakers — not the courts — decide redistricting

By Robert Gehrke | May 3, 2022, 12:41 a.m.

(Rick Egan | The Salt Lake Tribune)  Steve Handy talks to delegates, at the Davis County Republican nominating convention at Farmington High School, on Saturday, March 26, 2022.

Layton Rep. Steve Handy likely to run as a write-in GOP candidate after Trevor Lee’s use of transphobic slur

By Robert Gehrke | May 3, 2022, 1:35 a.m.

(Chris Samuels | The Salt Lake Tribune) Delegates attend the Utah Republican Party nominating convention, Saturday, April 23, 2022 in Sandy.

Time to ditch the Utah political convention circus. Robert Gehrke explains why.

By Robert Gehrke | April 27, 2022, 4:08 p.m.

(Leah Hogsten | The Salt Lake Tribune) A 13-year-old transgender girl swims, April 4, 2022. The teen, who has won numerous medals as a competitive swimmer, has had to quit the sport because the passage of Utah's House Bill 11 in March bans transgender girls from playing school sports.

Kids deserve to swim and do what they love, no matter their gender, Robert Gehrke writes

By Robert Gehrke | April 25, 2022, 12:00 p.m.

(André Chung | Special to The Tribune) Sen. Orrin Hatch in his Washington D.C. office in 2017.

Hatch was a giant on Utah’s political landscape, whether you liked him or not, Robert Gehrke writes

By Robert Gehrke | April 25, 2022, 10:35 p.m.

(Francisco Kjolseth  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  Robert Gehrke.

To defeat Mike Lee, Democrats need to support Evan McMullin for U.S. Senate, Robert Gehrke explains

By Robert Gehrke | April 22, 2022, 3:32 p.m.

(Francisco Kjolseth  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  Robert Gehrke.

Despite some improvements, Utah needs to do more to protect kids in teen treatment, Robert Gehrke argues

By Robert Gehrke | April 17, 2022, 12:00 p.m.

(Francisco Kjolseth  |  The Salt Lake Tribune) President Donald Trump and Sen. Mike Lee at the Utah Capitol in 2017. New text messages show a fuller extent of Lee's efforts to overturn the 2020 election and keep Donald Trump in the White House.

Four takeaways about Sen. Mike Lee’s efforts to overturn the 2020 election, from Robert Gehrke

By Robert Gehrke | April 15, 2022, 10:15 p.m.

(Photo courtesy Paramount Network) Kevin Costner as John Dutton in “Yellowstone.”

Taxpayer cash to keep Kevin Costner in Utah? Film incentives can boost rural economies, Robert Gehrke says.

By Robert Gehrke | April 11, 2022, 7:48 p.m.

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Sen. Mike Lee doesn’t want you to know he has Donald Trump’s endorsement. Robert Gehrke explains why.

By Robert Gehrke | April 7, 2022, 2:37 p.m.

(Rick Egan | The Salt Lake Tribune)  Steve Handy talks to delegates, at the Davis County Republican nominating convention at Farmington High School, on Saturday, March 26, 2022.

Radicalization of Davis County’s Republican Party is a bad omen for Utah, Robert Gehrke writes

By Robert Gehrke | April 4, 2022, 3:07 a.m.

(Mike McCue) The wooden boardwalk around the Mill Canyon Dinosaur Tracksite outside Moab, pictured here on Jan. 30, 2022, has been removed and stacked by a contractor hired by the Bureau of Land Management as part of the site’s renovation. Moab residents are concerned the contractor damaged the tracksite, considered among the significant in the nation, by driving heavy equipment over the tracks.

Renowned dinosaur tracks near Moab were damaged because BLM failed to take precautions, new agency report says

By Robert Gehrke | April 1, 2022, 2:00 p.m.

(Francisco Kjolseth  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  Robert Gehrke.

Robert Gehrke: LDS Church didn’t lobby much in the 2022 session. Is it backing away from Utah politics?

By Robert Gehrke | March 29, 2022, 1:00 p.m.

(Francisco Kjolseth  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  Robert Gehrke.

Utah started playing in its ‘Regulatory Sandbox,’ Robert Gehrke writes, it’s turning into a litter box

By Robert Gehrke | March 27, 2022, 12:00 p.m.

(Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune) Sen. Daniel Thatcher, R-West Valley City, speaks as the Utah Legislature voted to override Gov. Spencer Cox’s veto of HB11, which bars transgender girls from participating in school sports matching their gender identities, in Salt Lake City on Friday, March 25, 2022.

Sen. Daniel Thatcher stood up for trans kids, even though it may end his political career, Robert Gehrke writes

By Robert Gehrke | March 26, 2022, 3:24 a.m.

(Francisco Kjolseth  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  Robert Gehrke.

Political cowardice drove lawmakers to come after our transgender kids. GOP legislators should be ashamed, Robert Gehrke writes

By Robert Gehrke | March 24, 2022, 12:00 p.m.

(Francisco Kjolseth  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  Robert Gehrke.

Utah’s redistricting lawsuit is fighting back against anti-democratic bullying, Robert Gehrke writes

By Robert Gehrke | March 23, 2022, 12:32 p.m.

(Francisco Kjolseth  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  Robert Gehrke.

No more falling back? The U.S. appears headed toward ditching changing our clocks and Robert Gehrke is not pleased

By Robert Gehrke | March 20, 2022, 12:00 p.m.