Utah economy booms, but drought and housing crisis are also fed |Opinion

Downtown Salt Lake City and the Capitol is pictured on Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2022. Utah’s continued economic expansion is spelling out a dangerous future in the desert state. Scott G Winterton, Deseret News I really appreciated a recent letter by Steven Jones, “Utah needs to stop prioritizing economic growth...

High-flying Stefanik scorched by allies’ whisper campaign against a rival

Allies of Donald Trump Jr. issued a stark warning to Elise Stefanik recently: Keep friends’ kids out of your political rivalries. Those Trump Jr. allies were recently told that Stefanik’s camp was behind an effort to plant negative stories about Rep. Jim Banks (R-Ind.), a potential Stefanik competitor in...

What is American public opinion on Israel-Palestine conflict? Pew answers

Jewish ultranationalists wave Israeli flags during the “Flags March” next to Damascus gate, outside Jerusalem’s Old City, Tuesday, June 15, 2021. Maya Alleruzzo, Associated Press While the conflict between Israelis and Palestinians seems intractable, Americans’ views on both parties is not, according to new data from Pew Research Center....

Ukraine war refugees take their dogs, cats and other pets to Poland

Helen Shumska, from Kharkiv, Poland, holds Rigik as they cross the Polish-Ukrainian border into Medyka, Poland, on Wednesday, April 20, 2022. Kristin Murphy, Deseret News Editor’s note: Deseret News journalist Kyle Dunphey and photojournalist Kristin Murphy traveled to the border of Ukraine in Poland and surrounding countries to view the...

Trump, Cruz join NRA leaders in defiant response to Uvalde shooting

Former president Donald Trump, Sen. Ted Cruz and Texas Gov. Greg Abbott, among other speakers, broadly rejected proposals for new restrictions and called instead of more school security or mental health screenings, while issuing dark warnings of Democratic plots to take weapons. Isaac Arnsdorf Link...

Baby formula shortage: When will it end and what is New York investigating

Illustration by Michelle Budge, Deseret News A new poll shows the vast majority of American adults are worried about the baby formula shortage — and Food and Drug Administration officials say the crisis is unlikely to be resolved before July. “My expectation is that within two months we should...

Trump champions gun rights in NRA speech days after Uvalde school shooting

Former President Donald Trump on Friday addressed the National Rifle Association’s annual conference in Houston, slamming Democrats for their positions on gun control and pointing to mental health as the root cause of mass shootings just three days after a gunman killed 19 children and two teachers at a...