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(Francisco Kjolseth  |  The Salt Lake Tribune) 

Senate President Stuart Adams, R-Layton, left, and House Speaker Brad R. Wilson, R-Kaysville, at the Utah State Capitol, Jan. 27, 2020.

Don’t let Utah’s top lawmakers stand in the way of the answer to the pandemic, Editorial Board writes

By The Salt Lake Tribune Editorial Board | September 27, 2021, 11:45 p.m.

(Rendering courtesy of Kane County Water Conservancy District) A rendering produced by architect David McLay Kidd provides a preliminary design for a proposed 18-hole luxury golf course that retired Utah lawmaker Mike Noel is looking to build outside Kanab.

Utah’s SITLA should take the long view on proposed Kanab golf course, Tribune Editorial board writes

By The Salt Lake Tribune Editorial Board | September 23, 2021, 12:00 p.m.

(Bryan Schott | The Salt Lake Tribune) Utahns opposed to a COVID-19 vaccine mandate for businesses pack a committee hearing room at the Utah State Capitol on September 15, 2021.

Utah’s leaders should follow the example of our public colleges and get behind vaccine mandates, the Tribune Editorial Board writes

By The Salt Lake Tribune Editorial Board | September 19, 2021, 1:00 p.m.

Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune
Draper - The execution chamber at the Utah State Prison after Ronnie Lee Gardner was executed by firing squad Friday, June 18, 2010. Four bullet holes are visible in the wood panel behind the chair. Gardner was convicted of aggravated murder, a capital felony, in 1985.

Why it’s time for Utah to do away with the death penalty, the Editorial Board writes

By The Salt Lake Tribune Editorial Board | September 12, 2021, 12:00 p.m.

(Leah Hogsten | The Salt Lake Tribune) "There have been zero deaths from vaccinations," said Dr. Marc Harrison, CEO of Intermountain Healthcare, in comparison to nearly 3,000 in Utah who have died from COVID-19, during Gov. Spencer J. Cox and Lt. Gov. Deidre Henderson's update on the ongoing pandemic, Aug. 31, 2021 at the Capitol.

Utah leaders have dawdled long enough, the Editorial Board writes. Time for Spencer Cox to act against pandemic.

By The Salt Lake Tribune Editorial Board | September 5, 2021, 12:00 p.m.

Al Hartmann |  The Salt Lake Tribune

View of the white hot haze in the valley looking west from the Utah Capitol Wednesday July 1, 2017.

How Cox let dirty industry take over Utah’s air quality planning, Tribune Editorial Board writes

By The Salt Lake Tribune Editorial Board | September 1, 2021, 12:04 p.m.

(Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune) People fill the room as the Salt Lake County Council voted down Dr. Angela Dunn's mask ordinance for K-6 students, on Thursday, Aug. 12, 2021.

What do Sundance, Usana Ampitheater and Utah universities have in common? They are leading where government has failed, writes Editorial Board

By The Salt Lake Tribune Editorial Board | August 29, 2021, 9:36 p.m.

(Rick Bowmer | AP photo)

In this April 20, 2016, file photo, shows the Salt Lake Tribune sign in Salt Lake City.

Here’s how to help newspapers without government interference, the Editorial Board writes

By The Salt Lake Tribune Editorial Board | August 25, 2021, 11:45 a.m.

(Kiana Hayeri | The New York Times) People wait at a checkpoint to board one of the last commercial flights leaving Kabul, Afghanistan, on Sunday, Aug. 15, 2021. Many of those who worked alongside U.S. troops have waited years for visas to come to the United States but the speedy withdrawal of forces left most of them behind.

Accepting Afghan refugees may not be easy but it should be done, the Editorial Board writes

By The Salt Lake Tribune Editorial Board | August 22, 2021, 12:05 p.m.

(Chris Samuels | The Salt Lake Tribune) Students begin the first day of school at Whittier Elementary in West Valley City, Monday, Aug. 16, 2021.

Support Mendenhall’s mask order to avoid another lost school year, Editorial Board writes

By The Salt Lake Tribune Editorial Board | August 18, 2021, 7:17 p.m.

(Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune) Students march to the state Capitol in Salt Lake City to protest inaction on the climate crisis on Friday, March 19, 2021.

Utah can lead by moving away from fossil fuels, Editorial Board writes

By The Salt Lake Tribune Editorial Board | August 15, 2021, 12:18 p.m.

(Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune) Executive director of Salt Lake County Health Department Dr. Angela Dunn speaks at a news conference in Salt Lake City on Tuesday, Aug. 10, 2021. At left is Salt Lake County mayor Jenny Wilson.

School mask mandate must be allowed to stand, The Tribune Editorial Board writes

By The Salt Lake Tribune Editorial Board | August 11, 2021, 5:09 p.m.

 (Rick Egan | The Salt Lake Tribune)  The State Board of Education listens to comments during a public hearing on the board's recent rules for teaching about racism in the K-12 classroom at the State Board of Education in Salt Lake City, on 
Thursday, July 22, 2021.

Going back to school should’ve been so much easier. Here’s how it could still happen, The Tribune Editorial Board writes

By The Salt Lake Tribune Editorial Board | August 8, 2021, 4:38 p.m.

(Leah Hogsten | The Salt Lake Tribune)  Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis addresses The American Legislative Exchange Council annual meeting July 28, 2021 at The Grand America Hotel in Salt Lake City.

Utah lawmakers won’t lead so they should get out of the way, Editorial Board writes

By The Salt Lake Tribune Editorial Board | August 2, 2021, 5:16 p.m.

(Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune) An abandoned boat sits on one of the many dried up ponds in the Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge, a 74,000-acre nature reserve in the northern Great Salt Lake on Wednesday, June 23, 2021.

It’s on you to push our leaders to a new kind of pioneer spirit, Tribune Editorial Board writes

By The Salt Lake Tribune Editorial Board | July 26, 2021, 12:00 p.m.

(Rick Egan | The Salt Lake Tribune) Games and booths are set up creating a party atmosphere, at the Spence and Cleone Eccles Football Center for those getting the Covid-19 at the Vaccination clinic at the University of Utah, Tuesday, June 29, 2021.

We should start mandating vaccinations to access public places, Tribune Editorial Board writes

By The Salt Lake Tribune Editorial Board | July 19, 2021, 11:55 a.m.

(Ed Kosmicki | Special to The Tribune) One of the many, huge distribution centers now under construction west of Salt Lake City, at the site of a proposed inland port by the State of Utah Thursday, June 10, 2021.

We need specifics, not slick promises, from Inland Port Authority, Editorial board writes

By The Salt Lake Tribune Editorial Board | July 12, 2021, 12:00 p.m.

President Joe Biden, with a bipartisan group of senators, speaks Thursday June 24, 2021, outside the White House in Washington. Biden invited members of the group of 21 Republican and Democratic senators to discuss the infrastructure plan. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

How Utah can seize opportunities to build for the future, from the Editorial Board

By The Salt Lake Tribune Editorial Board | July 5, 2021, 3:34 p.m.

(Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune) Pharmacist Kevin DeMass with a dose of the Moderna vaccine at The Apothecary Shoppe in Salt Lake City on Friday, May 21, 2021.

Vaccines, fires are life and death in Utah. What you can do about it, from the Editorial Board

By The Salt Lake Tribune Editorial Board | June 28, 2021, 1:00 p.m.

(Chris Caldwell | The Spectrum via AP)

In this June 30, 2020, photo, a sign stands at Dixie State University in St. George, Utah.

New name for Dixie State properly looks to the future, Editorial Board writes

By The Salt Lake Tribune Editorial Board | June 23, 2021, 12:00 p.m.

(Jeff Chiu | AP file photo)

In this Sept. 24, 2019, file photo a woman walks below a Google sign on the campus in Mountain View, Calif.

Unless something changes, local news may disappear. But Congress can help, The Editorial Board writes

By The Salt Lake Tribune Editorial Board | June 21, 2021, 6:47 p.m.

(Rick Bowmer | AP, pool) U.S. Interior Secretary Deb Haaland tours near ancient dwellings along the Butler Wash trail during a visit to Bears Ears National Monument Thursday, April 8, 2021, near Blanding. At right is Sen. Mitt Romney and Utah Gov. Spencer Cox.

Just put monuments in Utah back the way they were and get to work, Tribune Editorial board writes

By The Salt Lake Tribune Editorial Board | June 17, 2021, 4:17 p.m.

(Francisco Kjolseth  |  The Salt Lake Tribune) Innovation Lab reporter Shelley K. Mesch.

Innovation Lab reporter seeks to make Utah a better place for all

By Shelley K. Mesch | June 18, 2021, 9:07 p.m.

(Rick Egan | The Salt Lake Tribune) Travelers ride a cart through the tunnel to the South Concourse, at the Salt Lake International Airport, on Thursday, June 3, 2021.

What the new SLC airport can teach us about Utah’s growing pains, Tribune editorial board writes

By The Salt Lake Tribune Editorial Board | June 14, 2021, 12:24 p.m.

(Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune) Rocky Mountain Power's windmills in Spanish Fork Canyon in 2017.

How Utah could be the Saudi Arabia of sustainable energy and why it likely won’t, writes Editorial Board

By The Salt Lake Tribune Editorial Board | June 11, 2021, 5:49 p.m.