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In this Aug. 6, 2015, photo, a prairie dog barks at it's new colony after being trucked some 25 miles away from Cedar City, Utah.

Jonathan Wood: Threatened rule improves incentives to recover endangered species

By Jonathan Wood | Special to The Tribune | June 22, 2021, 8:00 p.m.

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Charles M. Blow: Stop hoping the Republicans will play ball

By Charles M. Blow | Special to The Tribune | June 22, 2021, 5:00 p.m.

(Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune) Sen. Mike Lee speaks with delegates attending the Utah Republican Party’s 2021 Organizing Convention at the Maverik Center in West Valley City on Saturday, May 1, 2021.

Sarah Bauman: America wants its national monuments, and so does Utah

By Sarah Bauman | Special to The Tribune | June 22, 2021, 4:00 p.m.

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I Taught Online School This Year. It Was a Disgrace.

Lelac Almagor: I taught online school this year. It was a disgrace.

By Lelac Almagor | Special to The New York Times | June 22, 2021, 3:30 p.m.

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This Sept. 15, 2015, photo, shows Zion National Park near Springdale, Utah.

Donald A. Falvey: Let park managers manage their national parks

By Donald A. Falvey | Special to The Tribune | June 22, 2021, 3:00 p.m.

(Rick Egan  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)        Brigham Young University Graduates make their way to the Marriott Center for the 144th BYU Commencement, Thursday, April 25, 2019.

Arthur Diaz: Allowing returned missionaries extra language credits discriminates against native speakers

By Arthur Diaz | Special to The Tribune | June 21, 2021, 7:53 p.m.

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Nicholas Kristof: A 14-year-old bride, wed to her rapist, playing on a jungle gym

By Nicholas Kristof | The New York Times | June 21, 2021, 2:00 p.m.

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A man carries his weapon during a Second Amendment gun rally at Utah State Capitol on Feb. 8, 2020, in Salt Lake City.

Leonard Pitts: The right to bear arms does not extend to Black people

By Leonard Pitts | The Miami Herald | June 20, 2021, 12:00 p.m.

FILE - In this Sept. 2, 2020, file photo, a help wanted sign is displayed at car wash in Indianapolis.  The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits fell last week of Oct. 19, to 751,000, the lowest since March but a figure that remains historically high and indicates the viral pandemic is still forcing many employers to cut jobs. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy, File)

David Brooks: The American Renaissance has begun

By David Brooks | The New York Times | June 19, 2021, 7:00 p.m.

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David Knowlton: Democracy is at a standoff in Peru

By David Knowlton | Special to The Tribune | June 19, 2021, 5:00 p.m.

(Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune) Rep. Sandra Hollins, D-Salt Lake City, speaks, standing with other House Democrats who walked out of the House Chamber as Republicans moved to debate resolution on teaching critical race theory in Salt Lake City on Wednesday, May 19, 2021.

Caleb Prusso: A Mormon’s perspective on critical race theory

By Caleb Prusso | Special to The Tribune | June 18, 2021, 5:30 p.m.

Ethan Dursteler: Utah should lead in reforming qualified immunity

By Ethan Dursteler | Special to The Tribune | June 18, 2021, 4:00 p.m.

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This Jan. 16, 2020, photo shows a Uniper energy company coal-fired power plant and a BP refinery beside a wind generator in Gelsenkirchen, Germany. The world hit another new record high for heat-trapping carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, despite reduced emissions because of the coronavirus pandemic, scientists announced Thursday, June 4, 2020.

Tarek Mango: Small business should embrace this climate solution

By Tarek Mango | Special to The Tribune | June 18, 2021, 2:30 p.m.

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In this Jan. 25, 2017 file photo Norwegian supporters wave their flags to support their Chef Christopher William Davidsen during the "Bocuse d'Or" (Golden Bocuse) trophy, in Lyon, central France.

Raymond A. Hult: American system is good for the rich but not everyone else

By Raymond A. Hult | Special to The Tribune | June 18, 2021, 1:00 p.m.

(Pat Bagley | The Salt Lake Tribune)  This cartoon, titled "Take the TestUtah Test," appears in The Salt Lake Tribune on Tuesday, June 16, 2020.

Health care should be a public service not a business plan, George Pyle writes

By George Pyle | June 18, 2021, 11:58 a.m.

(Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune) Flags are waved to recognize fourteen new citizens at a naturalization ceremony that was part of Utah’s World Refugee Week celebration, in Salt Lake City on Tuesday, June 15, 2021.

Esther Wivine: Refugee from Africa finds success in Utah

By Esther Wivine | Special to The Tribune | June 17, 2021, 8:00 p.m.

(TerraPower via PacifiCorp press release) A screenshot of a projection of the Natrium reactor demonstration project that will be built in Wyoming.

Scott Williams: Utah governors have a 50-year legacy of opposing radioactive waste

By Scott Williams | Special to The Tribune | June 17, 2021, 5:00 p.m.

(Photo illustration courtesy of Christine Kenyon) The Metate Arch, in Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, shown in alignment with the Milky Way and adventure photographer Christine Kenyon's dog, Tuffy, in the foreground. This image was created by blending more than one photo taken from the same spot at separate but proximate times.

Noel Poe: Restore protections to Grand Staircase-Escalante

By Noel Poe | Special to the Tribune | June 22, 2021, 3:44 p.m.

Face coverings on the statues of former US President Franklyn D. Roosevelt, left, and former British Prime Minister Winston Churchill in Mayfair, London, Sunday, Feb. 7, 2021, as the third national lockdown, due to the COVID-19 outbreak, continues. (AP Photo/Alberto Pezzali)

David R. Irvine: We are no longer the America we believe ourselves to be

By David R. Irvine | Special to The Tribune | June 17, 2021, 2:00 p.m.

(Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune) Melanie Wolcott vaccinates Latasha Roddan on the last day the Salt Lake County Health Department's COVID-19 vaccine operation was open at the Salt Palace Convention Center in Salt Lake City, Saturday, May 29, 2021.

Richard D. Burbidge: It’s your choice what kind of guinea pig you will be

By Richard D. Burbidge | Special to The Tribune | June 17, 2021, 2:00 p.m.

(Emily Branvold) Pictured is the UCCU Center at Utah Valley University lit up in rainbow colors for an LGBTQ graduation celebration for 2021.

Astrid S. Tuminez and Kyle Reyes: Juneteenth is a time to commemorate and to act

By Astrid Tuminez and Kyle Reyes | Special to The Tribune | June 16, 2021, 8:00 p.m.

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Demonstrators march through downtown Orlando, Fla., during a Juneteenth event Friday, June 19, 2020. Juneteenth marks the day in 1865 when federal troops arrived in Galveston, Texas, to take control of the state and ensure all enslaved people be freed, more than two years after the Emancipation Proclamation.

Andre’ M. Boyd: Juneteenth is America’s second Independence Day

By Andre’ M. Boyd | Special to The Tribune | June 16, 2021, 7:55 p.m.

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In this Dec. 4, 2013, photo, Chinese President Xi Jinping, right, shakes hands with then U.S. Vice President Joe Biden as they pose for photos at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing.

Rich Lowry: Trillions for domestic spending, not a cent more for defense.

By Rich Lowry | National Review | June 16, 2021, 5:00 p.m.

Robert C. Ogden, William Howard Taft, Booker T. Washington and Andrew Carnegie, left to right, stand on the steps of a building in April 1906 during the 25h anniversary celebration of what is now Tuskegee University in Tuskegee, Ala. Taft would later become president. The event was held at the same time a Southern heritage group, the United Daughters of the Confederacy, was raising money to erect a Confederate monument that was dedicated in 1909 and still stands at the center of the mostly black city. (Frances Benjamin Johnston/Library of Congress via AP)

Leonard Pitts: An American history lesson at Republican High School

By Leonard Pitts | The Miami Herald | June 16, 2021, 3:55 p.m.

(Andy Barron | Reno Gazette-Journal via AP)  A man holds up a sign against critical race theory during a protest outside a Washoe County School District board meeting on May 25, 2021, in Reno, Nev. Nevada school boards are becoming hotbeds of political polarization where parents are clashing over how to teach students about racism and its role in U.S. history. In Washoe County and Carson City, parents spoke Tuesday, June 8, 2021, against the concept of critical race theory being taught in schools, despite the fact that officials in both districts insist they have no plans to include it in lesson plans.

Charles M. Blow: Republicans demonize critical race theory to frighten white people

By Charles M. Blow | The New York Times | June 16, 2021, 2:00 p.m.