Opinion: Utah doesn’t need to blaze trail toward sales tax on services

Just as Utah lawmakers prepare to discuss “tax modernization,” the Tax Foundation, a Washington, D.C.-based think tank, issued a report urging Utah to “blaze a trail” for other states by imposing sales tax on services. Curiously, the report parrots the same misleading talking points employed by Utah lawmakers to justify what would amount to the largest expansion of tax policy in Utah’s history.

D-Day: Lest we forget

What famed WWII journalist Ernie Pyle had to say following the Normandy invasion

On June 6, the 75th anniversary of the Normandy invasion – otherwise known as D-day – The Times-Independent and other newspapers across the nation are taking advantage of an offer made by the Ernie Pyle World War II Museum and the Scripps Howard Foundation, which gave us permission to reprint some of the sobering columns Pyle wrote in the days following the landing which gave the Allies a foothold in Europe. The bloody landing marked a turning point in World War II.