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Should political ideology affect your personal decisions? | Opinion

A marcher carries a sign that reads “The future is female” during a women’s march, Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018, in Seattle. Ted S. Warren, Associated Press Maybe it’s not always a good idea for the personal to be political.  A recent article in The New York Times Magazine, called...

Rep. John Curtis, Chris Herrod react to Texas school shooting primary debate

Rep. John Curtis and challenger Chris Herrod face off in a GOP debate Friday ahead of the 3rd Congressional District primary election. Facebook screenshot Two Republican candidates in the 3rd District Congressional race responded during their Utah GOP primary debate Friday to the recent shooting at a Texas elementary...

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...

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...

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....

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...

Navajo Nation to receive running water, infrastructure in new settlement

Gov. Spencer Cox, left, U.S. Interior Secretary Deb Haaland and Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez sign the Navajo Utah Water Rights Settlement Act at the Navajo Welcome Center in Oljato-Monument Valley, San Juan County, on Friday, May 27, 2022. The act will bring running water to 40% of Navajo Nation...

Texas school shooting: New poll shows agreement on gun reform

Alex Cochran, Deseret News Support for gun reform measures like background checks and creating a national database of gun purchases is widespread among American adults, a new Politico/Morning Consult poll shows.  The poll was conducted Wednesday, the day after at least 19 children and two adults were killed in...

Gun control laws: Which states have the toughest gun laws in America?

Karl Redel decides to purchase as gun for his daughters at Impact Guns in Salt Lake City on March 24, 2020.  Scott G Winterton, Deseret News The mass shooting in Uvalde, Texas that left 19 children and two adults dead has once again brought gun control and gun laws to...

Will Biden cancel student loans? White House denies debt forgiveness report

George Washington University student Kai Nilsen, left, watches as American University student Magnolia Mead as they put up posters near the White House promoting student loan debt forgiveness on Friday, April 29, 2022, in Washington. Evan Vucci, Associated Press The White House is reportedly planning to cancel $10,000 in...