As Utah's college football teams gear up for the 2015 season, most fans in the state expect the University of Utah to have the best season this year.

Utah Politics In 60 Seconds

Good Wednesday morning from Salt Lake City.  Romney "horrified" by Trump's candidacy. There are some growing pains for Utah's plan to reform the criminal justice system. Utah officials are mulling a digital version of drivers licenses.

Policy News

Insider Surveys

Gov. Gary Herbert's decision to stop distributing federal funds to Planned Parenthood has our "Political Insiders" split. The Republicans on our panel mostly agree with Herbert while Democrats and... chairman Jonathan Johnson announced he would challenge Gov. Gary Herbert for the 2016 Republican nomination. Our "Political Insiders" think Johnson has a lot of work to do if he's...


Local Headlines

Salt Lake Tribune

Editorial: Springdale can survive the arrival of Subway

Warning: Drivers in Salt Lake City, West Valley are worse than average

Dugway to release tons of chlorine gas this week in test

Mormon apostle Ballard to keynote next month’s World Congress of Families gathering in Utah

County DA takes over management of Salt Lake City prosecutor’s office

Rolly: Where are D.A. Gill’s critics now as his office wins conviction in hotly disputed case?

Group prods fellow Mormons to get behind family-friendly immigration reform

WWII put Utah women to work, changed face of the state

Utah’s Bishop, Chaffetz say EPA knew mine spill was likely but didn’t act

Deseret News

Richard Davis: The choices for president don't excite Utah voters

Jay Evensen: We won't ever keep up with transportation needs

Editorial: SUU's Edge gives just that to undergraduates

Bishop, Chaffetz say EPA knew spill potential at Colorado mine a year ago

Mayors take a ride on new Riverton bike lanes

Commissioners hear support, criticism for bypass route around Vernal

Salt Lake County district attorney takes leadership over city prosecution office


Lt. Gov. Cox visits Springville (Daily Herald)

Editorial: Reform military pension tax policy in Utah (Standard-Examiner)

Most local schools' test scores edge up from last year (Standard-Examiner)

Report: Utah one of the least expensive states for health care (Logan Herald Journal)

Public lands bill being drafted (Park Record)

Summit County man, political newcomer, wants to lead Utah GOP (Park Record)

Today At Utah Policy

Policy Buzz

I’m a mainstream conservative. At least that’s what I call myself. 
I am convinced many actions in the public arena are motivated by the desire for power, and I have concluded the true measures of a public official may well be, “Is power for power’s sake the goal?...


The fight over Planned Parenthood funding continues. The LDS Church decides to stick with the Boy Scouts. Plus, Donald Trump continues his meteoric rise in the polls.
article thumbnailArizona Sen. Jeff Flake speaks to the press at the Utah Global Forum on August 26, 2015. 


Lighter Side

"Trump recently said he won't eat Oreos anymore because the company that makes them moved to Mexico. Then Chris Christie said, 'Does that mean I can start dipping them in salsa?'" –Jimmy Fallon  Political Humor 

Wise Words

Looking for Light
"Hope is being able to see that there is light despite all of the darkness." Desmond Tutu  Brainy Quote