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President Joe Biden speaks about the COVID-19 response and the state of vaccinations, from the South Court Auditorium of the Eisenhower Executive Office Building, on the White House grounds in Washington, Monday, March 29, 2021. Biden appeared in western Pennsylvania Wednesday, March 31, 2021, afternoon to unveil his $2 trillion infrastructure plan, a far-reaching proposal that he will seek to pay for with a substantial increase in corporate taxes.

Tribune Editorial: Infrastructure is a lot more than concrete and steel

By The Salt Lake Tribune Editorial Board | April 14, 2021, 8:30 p.m.

(Rick Egan | The Salt Lake Tribune) Salt Lake City Mayor Erin Mendenhall vists with customers at Santo Taco, after a news conference encouraging citizens to keep wearing masks, after the state mask mandate ends, Friday, March 19, 2021.

Tribune Editorial: Salt Lake City Mayor Mendenhall knows the pandemic game is not over

By The Salt Lake Tribune Editorial Board | April 9, 2021, 5:30 p.m.

(Carolyn Kaster | AP file photo)

In this Dec. 20 photo, the Biden administration's nominee for Secretary of Interior, Rep. Deb Haaland, D-N.M., speaks at The Queen Theater in Wilmington, Delaware.

Welcome, Secretary Haaland. Thanks for listening with Bears Ears, Tribune editorial board writes.

By The Salt Lake Tribune Editorial Board | April 7, 2021, 8:58 p.m.

(Francisco Kjolseth  | The Salt Lake Tribune) The Hite Marina boat ramp comes to an end hundreds of yards from the edge of the Colorado River as it flows into Lake Powell on Thursday, Feb. 4, 2021.

Tribune Editorial: Talking about drought without facing climate is a waste of time

By The Salt Lake Tribune Editorial Board | April 2, 2021, 7:13 p.m.

In this image from video, Sen. Mitt Romney, R-Utah, speaks as the Senate reconvenes to debate the objection to confirm the Electoral College Vote from Arizona, after protesters stormed into the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021. (Senate Television via AP)

Tribune Editorial: There’s no bipartisanship without something in common. Like the facts.

By The Salt Lake Tribune Editorial Board | March 31, 2021, 10:26 p.m.

(Sandra Sebastian | AP photo)

Honduran migrant children raise white flags in front of a Honduran and American flag, as they are blocked by Guatemalan soldiers and police from advancing toward the U.S.-Mexico border, on the highway in Vado Hondo, Guatemala, Monday, Jan. 18, 2021. Some migrants have expressed hope about a friendlier reception from the new U.S. administration.

Tribune Editorial: Mitt Romney has a role in ending the disgrace at our southern border

By The Salt Lake Tribune Editorial Board | March 26, 2021, 9:00 p.m.

(Rick Egan | The Salt Lake Tribune) Marina and Jeanette Padilla from the Food Justice Coalition, talk to Kevin Thrower while passing out information on how people experiencing homelessness can claim their covid stimulus checks, on Thursday, March 18, 2021.

Tribune Editorial: Homelessness is not a challenge that can be met piecemeal

By The Salt Lake Tribune Editorial Board | March 24, 2021, 9:00 p.m.

(Leah Hogsten  |  The Salt Lake Tribune) Salt Lake County mayor Jenny Wilson walked from her home to the U of U Medical Center TRAX train station to ride the train to work on Monday, Oct. 21, 2019. From October 21 through October 25, the mayor rode UTA buses, trains,
and even hop on a GREENbike as her only modes of transporation for work and personal life.

Tribune Editorial: The good life is increasingly available only to the rich. How Utah can buck the trend

By The Salt Lake Tribune Editorial Board | March 19, 2021, 10:47 p.m.

Al Hartmann  |  The Salt Lake Tribune
Salt Lake Police investigate accident scene at 700 North 300 West Thursday Feb. 16.   Two cars were involved with three fatalities.  The blue car going northbound along 300 West skidded, jumped the median and struck a southbound SUV.

Utah highways can kill you fast or kill you slow, Tribune Editorial board writes

By The Salt Lake Tribune Editorial Board | March 18, 2021, 3:48 p.m.

(Francisco Kjolseth  | The Salt Lake Tribune) Lt. Gov. Deidre Henderson, left, Gov. Spencer Cox and and state epidemiologist Dr. Angela Dunn take turns answering questions in the ongoing pandemic during a news conference in Salt Lake City on Thursday, March 11, 2021.

Tribune Editorial: Who we rely on as our coronavirus experts is critical

By The Salt Lake Tribune Editorial Board | March 12, 2021, 9:00 p.m.

(Francisco Kjolseth  | The Salt Lake Tribune) The Senate works in their final hours at the Capitol in Salt Lake City on Friday, March 5, 2021, during the final day of the Utah Legislature’s 2021 general session.

Tribune Editorial: The 2021 session of the Utah Legislature was remarkably painless

By The Salt Lake Tribune Editorial Board | March 9, 2021, 6:58 p.m.

(Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune) Lawmakers in the House Chamber the state Capitol in Salt Lake City on Tuesday, March 2, 2021.

Tribune Editorial: Utah Legislature lives in its own black hole

By The Salt Lake Tribune Editorial Board | March 5, 2021, 6:30 p.m.

(Francisco Kjolseth  | The Salt Lake Tribune) Former Utah Jazz owner Gail Miller joins House Speaker Brad R. Wilson, R-Kaysville, and Senate President Stuart Adams, R-Layton, along with other members of the philanthropic community gathered outside the Capitol on Wednesday, March 3, 2021, to discuss legislation and announce a public-private partnership to help address homelessness and affordable housing.

Tribune Editorial: Donors shouldn’t have to fill affordable housing gap. We’re glad they did, and now the state should step up.

By The Salt Lake Tribune Editorial Board | March 4, 2021, 12:07 a.m.

(Francisco Kjolseth  | The Salt Lake Tribune) Gov. Spencer Cox talks about his plans to hopefully burn his mask by July 4th as he speaks at a news conference in Salt Lake City on Thursday, Feb. 25, 2021.

Tribune Editorial: Declaration of Independence from COVID-19? It could happen.

By The Salt Lake Tribune Editorial Board | March 1, 2021, 6:31 p.m.

(Francisco Kjolseth  |  The Salt Lake Tribune) People line up for one of twelve drive-up voting assistance centers in Salt Lake County, Utah, at the Northwest Recreation Center on Tuesday, June 30, 2020, as workers go to cars to help people get ballots to replace lost ones or help unaffiliated voters register Republican to be able to vote in the primary.

Tribune Editorial: Urge to suppress democracy alive and well in Utah

By The Salt Lake Tribune Editorial Board | February 23, 2021, 9:57 p.m.

(Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune) Students return to Highland High School in Salt Lake City on Monday, Feb. 8, 2021.

Tribune Editorial: Utah schools need to open. The Legislature isn’t helping.

By The Salt Lake Tribune Editorial Board | February 19, 2021, 6:30 p.m.

(Leah Hogsten | The Salt Lake Tribune) Members of Move-On staged a rally outside the Wallace F. Bennett Federal Building to encourage Sen. Mitt Romney to vote to impeach former President Donald Trump, Feb. 12, 2021.

Tribune Editorial: Republicans need Romney more than he needs them

By The Salt Lake Tribune Editorial Board | February 17, 2021, 12:51 a.m.

(Francisco Kjolseth  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  Shelter the Homeless and Catholic Community Services of Utah (CCS) holds a public open house at the Gail Miller Resource Center on Friday, Sept. 6, 2019, with self-guided tours for the public to see the brand new building and learn about the services that will be provided there for both men and women.

Tribune Editorial: On homelessness, we have mostly dodged responsibility

By The Salt Lake Tribune Editorial Board | February 13, 2021, 5:24 a.m.

(Francisco Kjolseth  | The Salt Lake Tribune) Hite Crossing Bridge stretches over the Colorado River as it flows into Lake Powell near Hite Marina on Thursday, Feb. 4, 2021.

Tribune Editorial: Utah’s water wars must be fought in the open

By The Salt Lake Tribune Editorial Board | February 9, 2021, 11:00 p.m.

(Zak Podmore | The Salt Lake Tribune) Looking west from a parcel of Utah School and Institutional Trust Lands Administration (SITLA) that was recently leased to an oil and gas company in San Juan County. The parcel was in the original boundaries of Bears Ears National Monument, which President-elect Joe Biden has promised to restore. The Bears Ears Buttes are visible on the far horizon. December 16, 2020.

Tribune Editorial: Utah has a chance at a better approach to managing public lands

By The Salt Lake Tribune Editorial Board | February 5, 2021, 8:03 p.m.

(Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  Fern Creson poses for a photograph during a rally in the capitol rotunda  in Salt Lake City on May 21. This rally 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.

Tribune Editorial: No Utah woman is safe when the Legislature is in session

By The Salt Lake Tribune Editorial Board | February 2, 2021, 10:00 p.m.

(Francisco Kjolseth  |  The Salt Lake Tribune) The Highland Park Elementary PTA hosts a "teacher parade," on Friday, May 1, 2020, in Salt Lake City as teachers and staff drive along most of the school boundary streets to celebrate teachers and students during the coronavirus pandemic which closed down schools.

Tribune Editorial: State must help Utah schools make up time lost to pandemic

By The Salt Lake Tribune Editorial Board | January 30, 2021, 4:00 p.m.

(Francisco Kjolseth  | The Salt Lake Tribune) Pharmacy tech Mikaela Brigino prepares the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine for seniors and staff at assisted living The Ridge Foothill in Salt Lake City on Tuesday, Dec. 29, 2020, as the rollout continues at long-term care facilities.

Tribune Editorial: Utah owes us an accounting of where vaccines are going

By The Salt Lake Tribune Editorial Board | January 27, 2021, 12:56 a.m.

(Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune) Gov. Spencer Cox speaks at a news conference in Salt Lake City on Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021.

Tribune Editorial: Spencer Cox’s Roadmap would put rural Utah in the ditch

By The Salt Lake Tribune Editorial Board | January 22, 2021, 10:00 p.m.

(Rick Egan  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   University of Utah President Ruth Watkins visits with Granger High students, Maria Tores, Valeria Lopez and Ian Coronado, as The University of Utah announces a new scholarship and tuition program during a news conference at Granger High School, Thursday, Nov. 7, 2019. Watkins announced Tuesday, Jan 12, 2021 that she is stepping down and has accepted a post to lead Strada Impact, a national education program focused on getting students to complete college.

Tribune Editorial: Ruth Watkins will be missed by the University, and the state, of Utah

By The Salt Lake Tribune Editorial Board | January 21, 2021, 2:12 p.m.