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Guest opinion: Mike Lee is not consistently conservative

Mike Lee's book "Our Lost Constitution" swings between ultraconservative and ultralibertarian positions, indicating that he is certainly not a consistent conservative who believes in the original intent of our Constitution's framers. Conservatives, guided by judicial restraint, aim to conserve ...

Guest opinion: Ogden Valley short term rentals – Some facts

Editor's note: This article was originally published June 1 in the Ogden Valley News. Short term rentals (STRs) in Ogden Valley continue to present critical issues to valley residents. STRs are defined as rentals for less than 30 days. These STR dwelling units are comprised of condominiums, ...

Murray: The fight doesn’t end with the Supreme Court

A little while ago, a Supreme Court opinion was leaked to the press, which supported overturning the 50 year old landmark case, Roe v. Wade. Too often in our country people believe the political fight over something ends when the Supreme Court rules. I was taught that in my early government ...

The Homefront: Looking back, looking forward. Congrats, grads!

At a recent graduation party, I met the cutest little kid. He told me he was 5 years old, going on 6 in a month. He proudly shared that the very next day was his last day in kindergarten. Then he would be “a big kid,” he said. The party was for his older cousin, a son of our next-door ...

Guest opinion: Let’s tell more of Utah’s story with a new state flag

This year, Utahns have a perfect opportunity to celebrate Flag Day on Tuesday. We can mark the holiday with Utah style — by generating enthusiasm for a design of a new Utah State Flag that we can all celebrate. As a lawmaker attending meetings and sessions in the Utah State Capitol, I have ...

Andrews: Recognizing the fullness of history

There are many people who are elated at the recognition of Juneteenth as a state holiday in Utah this June 20 — and I am one of them. On March 24, the Utah Legislature, with bipartisan support, moved this endeavor of more than two decades across the finish line. State Rep. Sandra Hollins, ...

Guest opinion: The riddle of the reference robber

I’m at the point in my life where I am beginning to accept the idea that there are some dreams that are simply not going to come true for me. I’m never going to climb Mount Everest or be a champion ice skater or be a beauty queen. This is sad. But most devastating of all is that I’m never ...

The Homefront: Pay attention to what’s going on behind the gun

Every flag flying at half-mast is another kick-to-the-gut reminder of the school shooting in Uvalde, Texas, a week ago. Our nation is in mourning. Again. Another senseless shooting by another enraged person who chose to play out his anger in the most horrific way possible. The mourning is ...

Guest opinion: A great resume tip for moms returning to the workforce

Many Utah women choose to take job or career breaks to raise children, with Utah ranking in the top 10 states for having at least one parent home full time with kids. But once their kids are all in school or are launched, most want to reenter the workforce — either part time or full time. ...