Hatch: TPA passage is a win for Utah businesses and families

Utah scored a major victory this week when Congress passed Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) legislation that will lead to job growth and new business opportunities in our state. Trade agreements negotiated and passed under TPA will provide a shot in the arm to Utah’s economy, spurring job growth, helping small businesses and providing a major… Continue reading Hatch: TPA passage is a win for Utah businesses and families

Op-ed: LULAC brings its 86-year battle for equality to Utah

In the last two years, there has been a wave of police brutality against people of color. Last month, a 14-year-old girl in McKinney, Texas, was the latest victim of police brutality. Barefoot (black) and clad in a bikini, she had no weapons. Thanks to citizen journalism, the officer’s use of excessive force was viewed… Continue reading Op-ed: LULAC brings its 86-year battle for equality to Utah

Editorial: Historic Utah flag deserves a spot of honor

Every bit of what is now the United States once sat under the flag of one or more different nations. Over time we fought off, bought out or assimilated those who flew the flags of England, France (royal and Napoleonic), Spain, Mexico, Russia, the Kingdom of Hawaii and the Republic of Texas. Not all of… Continue reading Editorial: Historic Utah flag deserves a spot of honor

Op-ed: Utah adoption, surrogacy laws need to adapt to same-sex marriage

Friday was a momentous day in the history of our nation. The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that all states must allow same-sex couples to marry. The legislature of each state will now need to adapt its laws to reflect this new reality. One of the main questions that will need to be addressed is whether… Continue reading Op-ed: Utah adoption, surrogacy laws need to adapt to same-sex marriage

Op-ed: The vestiges of LDS Church racism still must be addressed

Three days before the white-supremacist-fueled massacre in South Carolina (where I grew up), I sat in a Southern Relief Society room in which racist comments were being made. Particularly, that there was “a good reason” behind prophetic counsel against interracial dating/marriages, which remains in current manuals as instructions to youth and couples. The one black… Continue reading Op-ed: The vestiges of LDS Church racism still must be addressed

Debate: 100 Scholars totally ignored by all nine justices …

You may remember that a handful or two of Utah university types, Utah Valley University President Matthew Holland the most prominent among them, caught a little heat a few months ago when they signed onto an amicus brief in the same-sex marriage case then before the U.S. Supreme Court. [— Anti-equality Utahns not giving up… Continue reading Debate: 100 Scholars totally ignored by all nine justices …

Lyle Jeffs, who lawyers say may have a brain injury, appears in a Utah courtroom

Attorneys for Lyle Jeffs, the last and best known defendant in what prosecutors say was the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints effort to scam a federal welfare program, told a judge Thursday that he has memory problems, and those problems need to be examined in case he wants to testify in his… Continue reading Lyle Jeffs, who lawyers say may have a brain injury, appears in a Utah courtroom