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Utah U.S. Senate candidate Evan McMullin is running as an independent. If elected, what advantages could he give Utahns in the Senate?
During this megadrought, the Colorado River and our reservoir levels have fallen. There are three things we can do to improve the situation
Many of us wonder if Joe Biden and Donald Trump are getting too old for this. But we may have a dinosaur race in 2024.
The U.S. Senate almost unanimously voted to approve Finland and Sweden to join NATO. Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has strengthened our alliance.
Utah has always made wildlife a priority with the first wildlife overpass in the U.S. in 1975. How are we continuing that legacy?
The Supreme Court’s ruling overturning Roe places abortion law back in the hands of state legislators, where it should always be. Will same-sex marriage be next?
Utah legislators have an opportunity to reframe abortion law in our state. By prioritizing life — both for babies and mothers — and giving doctors room to make critical medical decisions, we can make big strides
Why did we wait so long to act on the shrinking Great Salt Lake? The options left are costly for this dire emergency
We are seeing the hottest summer temperatures on record. We are experiencing years on years of drought. Yet we aren’t surprised anymore. That needs to change
Americans have a general lack of faith in institutions. What’s the solution?
We love our mountains, parks and wildlife. What will we do to protect our ecosystems in this extreme drought?
Rep. Blake Moore represents Utah Hill Air Force Base in Congress, an important part of Utah’s economy and U.S. national defense.
Access to telehealth can help many more people receive the help they need, but Utah still needs to make it more accessible.
Nancy Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan could further escalate tensions between the two countries of Taiwan and China. But their history is complicated with moments of cooperation
An empty rail yard wastes space in Salt Lake City — space we desperately need for housing, shops and transportation. This plan could solve two problems at once.
The newly remodeled Salt Lake International Airport has a huge potential for tourism if we can capture the unique culture of Utah within the airport
U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg visited Utah to announce new federal funding that will greatly benefit Utah
Local law enforcement rescues tourists who get lost in Utah’s national parks but get no tax benefits from the federal land. Rep. Chris Stewart has a solution for federal funding to aid search and rescue efforts
Utah’s U.S. Senate race is making national and global news as Evan McMullin and Mike Lee get ready for November voting. What does McMullin’s independent candidacy status mean if he is elected?
Turkey has long been an ally of the U.S. A look at its history shows us how U.S. ties with Turkey have benefitted history
Utah voters deserve to to organize as a community and vote in the same district. Utah’s independent redistricting committee can solve partisan gerrymandering if we support their decisions.
Americans are divided right now, but Abraham Lincoln’s ‘electric cord’ — or the universal principals in the Declaration of Independence — is exactly what we need to stabilize.
The Little Cottonwood Canyon traffic problem is only an issue for 5% of the year. Would we ruin a beautiful canyon to solve a limited problem?
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Brandon Fugal— the real estate tycoon and owner of Skinwalker Ranch— is both familiar and fantastical. He’s shaping the future of the new west.
The West has a troubled history with lakes, development and loss. Our newest dilemma? The largest human-made island project in history.
We don’t know all the facts, but millions of Americans who support Donald Trump will view the raid as politically motivated. And they will vote again for Trump, newly impassioned.
Legal action over puberty blockers prescribed to minors will likely reverberate across the Atlantic.
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The second-year quarterback got up limping after scrambling during the first quarter of the Jets’ first preseason game.
Utah Lake, the remnant of ancient Lake Bonneville, sustains Utah wildlife and remains a key part of our ecosystem. We can’t afford to give up any of it
Short-term housing such as Airbnb and VRBO rentals make up some 20k houses in Utah. What if those were available for residents to buy? Could this solve the affordable housing shortage?
During this ‘Great Resignation’ where workers are leaving jobs in droves and finding employees feels impossible, how do you make employees want to stay?
Evan McMullin, independent challenger to incumbent Mike Lee for the U.S. Senate seat, has stated he would not caucus with Democrats or Republicans if elected. How would he give Utah a voice on congressional committees?
If politics feel divisive, pointless or self-promoting, I want to show you why Evan McMullin is different — and why it is the kind of different we desperately need.
Utah lawmakers are taking action to save the Great Salt Lake and our reservoirs, but we need all Utahns to come together.
Though political themes are banned at the Days of ’47 Pioneer Day parade, we imagine what they would look like.
Pioneer Day is a celebration of Utah’s pioneer heritage and founding — but we can do more to be inclusive of Utah’s Native Americans and those who have immigrated here since.
President Joe Biden’s trip to Israel and Saudi Arabia highlights the historically significant moments leading up to this — and where the U.S. can go next
The political divide in America was not what our founders intended for us. We can still build bridges instead of fences.
Housing prices are continuing to reach above affordability, but car prices are climbing as well and have never been higher.
In the 2022 U.S. Senate race, Mike Lee’s challenge is Evan McMullin, an independent candidate backed by the Democratic party. A former CIA counterterrorism officer discusses McMullin’s background in the CIA.
A Belgian citizen has been held in Iran but may have a chance to return home with the new Belgium-Iran prisoner swap. But the swap has many concerned about a terrorist release back to Iran as well.
Mitt Romney called out Americans for our lack of action on critical issues. Will his method be effective, or has he alienated too many?
Shinzo Abe was assassinated in Japan on July 8, but he left behind him a lifetime of work on behalf of the Japanese people and the world.
Boris Johnson has resigned as prime minister of the British government, but he remains in power until a new leader is chosen.
Victim blaming and the trauma of reporting a sexual assault leads many women to stay silent. an estimated 95% of college students never report their assault.
The megadrought in the West is not improving. A water expert speaks to what we should know — and do — to help.
In this moment, we need to look back to Gettysburg and Abraham Lincoln. This could be the turning point for America
Decarbonization and environmentally friendly policies need to be a priority in Utah. We can combat climate change “the Utah way.”
While others may see veterinarian diversity classes as an unnecessary requirement, they are absolutely needed because vets work with people just as much as pets.
China is powerful, nobody can dispute that, but the U.S. is not defenseless or alone. We have the strength, allies and economic power to rival China.
As the 25th anniversary of the British handover of Hong Kong to China passes, Hong Kong is struggling to keep up with the mounting economic struggles caused by a pandemic, protests and competition
Whether you are celebrating or mourning the overturning of Roe v. Wade, you should know what the future will look like.