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(Rick Egan | The Salt Lake Tribune) Senate President Stuart Adams, R-Layton, leads the Senate during floor time, on Thursday, Feb. 18, 2021.

Jake Anderegg and M. Royce Van Tassell: Why everyone who cares about educating children with disabilities should support SB175

By Jake Anderegg and M. Royce Van Tassell | Special to The Tribune | February 27, 2021, 6:59 p.m.

(Rick Bowmer | AP photo)

Int his Jan. 17, 2020, file photo, the Utah State Capitol stands in Salt Lake City, Jan. 17, 2020.

Ben McAdams and Natalie Gochnour: New redistricing commissions keeps the trust with Utah voters

By Ben McAdams and Natalie Gochnour | Special to The Tribune | February 27, 2021, 6:00 p.m.

(Matt Brown | AP photo)

This Feb. 21 photo shows a billboard in Billings, Montana, displays support for New Mexico U.S. Rep. Deb Haaland, who has been nominated to lead the U.S. Department of the Interior. If confirmed, she would be the first Native American to lead the agency that has broad oversight over tribal affairs and energy development.

Commentary: Indigenous Utahns are watching to see if the Senate will confirm Deb Haaland

By Nathaniel Brown, Charlaine Tso and Herman Daniels | Special to The Tribune | February 27, 2021, 4:00 p.m.

(AP Photo/Rick Rycroft)

Front pages of Australian newspapers are displayed featuring stories about Facebook in Sydney, Friday, Feb. 19, 2021. In a surprise retaliatory move Thursday, Facebook blocked Australians from sharing news stories, escalating a fight with the government over whether powerful tech companies should have to pay news organizations for content.

John G. Chachas: Jefferson would cringe at the destruction of local media

By John G. Chachas | Special to The Tribune | February 26, 2021, 9:00 p.m.

This Pat Bagley cartoon appears in The Salt Lake Tribune on Tuesday, April 10, 2018.

Vickie Samuelson: Utah Legislature keeps attacking a woman’s right to choose

By Vickie Samuelson | Special to The Tribune | February 26, 2021, 6:59 p.m.

(Rick Egan  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  More than 20 armed men showed up at the State Capitol grounds, where a handful of protesters were protesting recent violence in Portland, on Wednesday, July 22, 2020.

George Pyle: Utah Legislature passes the Law of the Jungle

By George Pyle | February 26, 2021, 6:00 p.m.

(Rick Egan  |  The Salt Lake Tribune) Biologist Nadja Reissen checks a mosquito trap in a field north of the Salt Lake International Airport, Thursday, Sept. 12, 2019.

Brian Moench and Richard Holman: A chemical arms race is being launched in northwest Salt Lake City

By Brian Moench and Richard Holman | Special to The Tribune | February 26, 2021, 5:30 p.m.

This GOES-16 GeoColor satellite image taken, Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2020, at 1 p.m. EDT, and provided by NOAA, shows Hurricane Zeta in the Gulf of Mexico nearing Louisiana.  (NOAA via AP)

Jim Wightman: It is time to slow the roll of climate hits

By Jim Wightman | Special to The Tribune | February 26, 2021, 5:30 p.m.

FILE - In this Sept. 26, 1957 file photo, members of the 101st Airborne Division take up positions outside Central High School in Little Rock, Ark. The troopers are on duty to enforce integration at the school. Officials said Wednesday, July 26, 2017, that newly unveiled plans to commemorate the 60th anniversary of nine African-American students desegregating Little Rock Central High School will reflect on the progress made in educating students of diverse backgrounds. (AP Photo, File)

Michelle Goldberg: The book that should change the way progressives talk about race

By Michelle Goldbert | The New York Times | February 26, 2021, 3:00 p.m.

(Trent Nelson | The Salt Lake Tribune) Students from Dixie State University rally at the state Capitol in Salt Lake City on Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2021, calling on lawmakers to change the name of their school.

Commentary: Community leaders ask Utah Senate to approve name change for Dixie State University

| February 25, 2021, 10:15 p.m.

(Trent Nelson | The Salt Lake Tribune) Sue Robbins during a hearing on HB302, a controversial bill on transgender athletics, by the Senate Health and Human Services Standing Committee at the state Capitol in Salt Lake City on Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2021.

Michelle Quist: Plan to ban transgender girls comes from fear and misinformation

By Michelle Quist | February 25, 2021, 5:02 p.m.

(Francisco Kjolseth  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  Women gather at The Gun Vault in South Jordan to sharpen their skills during one of their monthly meetings recently. Women with concealed carry permits with The Well-Armed Woman of Utah, Jordan Valley chapter, regularly meet to train and learn safe and responsible gun handling skills.

Edwin Rutan: Reliance on voluntary restraint by gun owners does not protect Utahns from gun violence

By Edwin Rutan | Special to The Tribune | February 25, 2021, 3:00 p.m.

(Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  
A rally in the Capitol Rotunda  in Salt Lake City on Tuesday May 21, 2019 was part of a nationwide series of protests to bring attention as a number of conservative states pass laws aimed at getting abortion before the U.S. Supreme Court.

Jill Alger-James: Women with free agency over their bodies have better family outcomes

By Jill Alger-James | Special to The Tribune | February 25, 2021, 2:11 p.m.

(Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune) Orem Junior High School, empty and closed on Tuesday, April 14, 2020.

Nicholas Kristof: School closures have failed America’s children

By Nicholas Kristof | The New York Times | February 25, 2021, 2:00 p.m.

(Otto Kitsinger | AP photo)

Physician assistant Nicole Thomas conducts a COVID-19 examination in the parking lot at Primary Health Medical Group's clinic in Boise, Idaho, Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2020. The urgent-care clinic revamped into a facility for coronavirus patients as infections and deaths surge in Idaho and nationwide. Some 1,000 people have died due to COVID-19, and infections this week surpassed 100,000.

Conor Norris and Edward Timmons: Physician assistants can help health care shortages, if we let them

By Conor Norris and Edward Timmons | Special to The Tribune | February 24, 2021, 10:00 p.m.

(Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   O.C. Tanner President & CEO Dave Petersen speaks at the One Refugee Conference 2017, hosted at O.C. Tanner in Salt Lake City, Friday August 18, 2017. O.C. Tanner will partner with The Refugee Education Initiative to form a new company, One Refugee which will help individuals from a refugee background pursue a meaningful career.

Mindi Cox: Welcoming refugees to the workplace benefits everyone

By Mindi Cox | Special to The Tribune | February 24, 2021, 9:00 p.m.

(Rick Bowmer | AP file photo)

An image of University of Utah student and track athlete Lauren McCluskey, who was fatally shot on campus, is projected on the video board before the start of an NCAA college football game between Oregon and Utah on Nov. 10, 2018, in Salt Lake City. McCluskey's parents reached a $13.5 million settlement Thursday, Oct. 22, 2020, with the University of Utah, which acknowledged that it didn't handle McCluskey's case properly.

Devon Cantwell and Rebecca Hardenbrook: Utah bill would help ensure the safety of college students

By Devon Cantwell and Rebecca Hardenbrook | Special to The Tribune | February 24, 2021, 11:07 p.m.

(Rick Bowmer | AP photo)

In this Aug. 20, 2020, photo the Utah House of Representatives convenes for a special session of the Legislature at the Utah State Capitol in Salt Lake City.

Aerin Christensen and Heather Curry: Utah needs to streamline its permitting processes

By Aerin Christensen and Heather Curry | Special to The Tribune | February 24, 2021, 6:16 p.m.

Students walk past Black History Month posters on the Boston College campus, Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2021, in Boston. Harassment by white male students targeting Black and Latina women housed in a Boston College dormitory has revived concerns about racism on campus. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

Leonard Pitts: Black history is America’s history and it will not be erased

By Leonard Pitts | The Miami Herald | February 24, 2021, 4:56 p.m.

(Damon Winter| The New York Times)

A man in a patriotic shirt during the "Salute to America" event on the Fourth of July on the National Mall in Washington, July 4, 2019.

Thomas L. Friedman: Can you believe this is happening in America?

By Thomas L. Friedman | The New York Times | February 24, 2021, 4:30 p.m.

(Elizabeth Bick | The New York Times)

A voter casts their ballot during early voting at a polling place in New York on Oct. 30, 2020. "Barack Obama asked Democrats to kill the filibuster and pass a voting rights bill because it was the right thing to do. There’s a stronger argument," writes New York Times opinion columnist Jamelle Bouie.

Jamelle Bouie: How to not be at the mercy of a Trumpified GOP

By Jamelle Bouie | The New York Times | February 24, 2021, 3:00 p.m.

(Damon Winter | The New York Times)

A staff member for the Biden campaign sits among physically-distanced chairs before an election night rally at the Westin Hotel in Wilmington, Del., on Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020. "We might be able to achieve normalcy by summer. Our leaders should embrace the possibility," writes New York Times opinion columnist Ross Douthat.

Ross Douthat: How we can get to the end of the COVID emergency this summer

By Ross Douthat | The New York Times | February 24, 2021, 2:00 p.m.

(Susan Montoya Bryan | AP file photo)

This Nov. 9, 2009, photo shows the coal-fired San Juan Generating Station near Farmington, N.M.

Jonathan Thompson: The West badly needs a restoration economy

By Jonathan Thompson | Writers on the Range | February 23, 2021, 10:00 p.m.

(Francisco Kjolseth  | The Salt Lake Tribune) Salt Lake County Mayor Jenny Wilson attends a press event where the next phase in the COVID-19 rollout was illustrated, as officials answered questions during a press event at the Salt Lake County Government Center on Friday, Jan. 8, 2021.

Jenny Wilson: Salt Lake County needs Congress to pass the American Rescue Plan now.

By Jenny Wilson | Special to The Tribune | February 23, 2021, 8:00 p.m.

(Marie D. De Jesús | Houston Chronicle via AP)

In this Feb. 18 photo, demonstrators stand in front of U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz's home demanding his resignation in Houston. Cruz has acknowledged that his family vacation to Mexico was "obviously a mistake" as he returned stateside following an uproar over his disappearance during a deadly winter storm.

John Hatch: From Lyndon Johnson to Ted Cruz, electricity in Texas

By John Hatch | Special to The Tribune | February 23, 2021, 6:00 p.m.