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In our opinion: Personal contributions to pension plans slow after state change

Utah revised its pension system for public employees, but workers have been slow to up for the loss.

In our opinion: NASA's New Horizons opens up a great future of space exploration

The New Horizons space probe has confirmed Pluto is bigger than previously thought and now officially the largest non-planetary object in the solar system. And it's a remarkable achievement that we... Read more »

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John Florez: Remembering the summers and going to 'the park' — Pioneer Park

Pioneer Park was my wonderland. It was all any kid would want. It was the international playground where Mexicans, Greeks, Italians, blacks, Anglos, etc., showed up to play, learn how to get along... Read more »

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Letter: Proper priority

We would do well to keep things in a proper priority — animals are one thing, and we should do all we can to protect them, but human life is something else altogether. Read more »

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Letter: Throwaway society

We are just learning how not to be a throwaway society, and now some cabal is planning on throwing away an entire prison complex. It boggles the mind. Read more »

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Letter: Voting like a liberal

Sen. Orrin Hatch is not conservative and his voting record proves it. When he was running for re-election, he said all the right things and acted as a conservative. Read more »

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Letter: Methane benefits

Methane is a more potent greenhouse gas than carbon dioxide. Methane that escapes into the atmosphere traps excess heat much more effectively than carbon dioxide. Read more »

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Letter: Read, read, read

Books open up worlds, adventures, careers and futures for all — but especially for kids. Read more »

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Jay Evensen: Muhammad Yunus wants to end poverty, but will Americans go along?

People who change the world seldom do so by letting the establishment relax. To succeed, Yunus wants to turn the business world on its head. Read more »

July 30, 2015

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Letter: Envision Utah scam

In my opinion, Envision Utah is a powerful organization that uses deception and coercion to further political and special-interest objectives. Read more »

July 30, 2015

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My view: Medicare marks golden anniversary, deserves many more

As we commemorate Medicare’s 50th anniversary, it’s essential that we celebrate the legacy of the program and recommit ourselves to fighting to keep it strong for current and future... Read more »

July 30, 2015

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Letter: Eroding the BSA

Thank you to the Human Rights Campaign for tactfully eroding the Boy Scouts of America. Your sophistries are unparalleled. Read more »

July 30, 2015

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Jay Evensen: An Obama-created monument in Utah would destroy the democratic process

Americans are not like ISIS, waiting anxiously with bulldozers hoping for a chance to turn ancient cliff dwellings into rubble. Any agreement that didn’t protect important artifacts... Read more »

July 29, 2015

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In our opinion: Teacher pay one way to help avoid a potential crisis in declining interest in an education career

The decline in the number of those interested in pursing a teaching profession as well as a decrease in their academic achievements, particularly in science and math, is disconcerting. It's a... Read more »

July 29, 2015

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Richard Davis: Planned Parenthood scandal demonstrates need for abortion policy reform

Two Planned Parenthood executives recently spoke about unborn children with the callousness of someone talking about squashing a mosquito. This is an opportune moment to push the reset button on... Read more »

July 29, 2015

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My view: USOE employees achieve despite few resources

As a member of the Utah State Board of Education for 12 years and chairwoman of that board for five years, I am in a unique position to express my gratitude for the individuals who have worked and... Read more »

July 29, 2015

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Letter: More Lehi gridlock?

Lehi’s congested traffic concerns surrounding SR92 are well-founded. The crisscross, head-on traffic sticks like a fish bone in the city’s throat, and Lehi may not be able to lure more high-tech firms because of it. Read more »

July 29, 2015

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Letter: Draper real estate

Leaving the prison where it is now and making improvements as needed will best serve the interests of the state. Read more »

July 29, 2015

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Derek B. Miller: The personal side of business — for better and not just for worse

"Business" is made up of people — for better or for worse. While there are enough examples showing the "worse" side of business, I recently observed one of the "better" interactions — a... Read more »

July 28, 2015

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Letter: Constitutionally elected

It would have been nice if our state Legislature had figured out a way to select the state school board constitutionally during the last legislative session, but they didn’t. And what is kind of interesting is that our current... Read more »

July 28, 2015

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Letter: More than fluff

Last week I was visited by one of the four candidates campaigning for the city council of my city. He had plenty of opinions but nothing to offer but general statements that have little meaning in helping me decide who would best... Read more »

July 28, 2015

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Letter: Federal help

Ellen Creager of the Detroit Free Press was recently quoted in the Deseret News saying, “When America’s naturalists and lawmakers began designating national parks, the idea was to preserve beautiful places for future... Read more »

July 28, 2015

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In our opinion: Trump's statements on Mexican immigrants are incendiary, incorrect

What presidential candidate Donald Trump said about Mexico "sending people that have lots of problems" — including rapists, criminals and drug traffickers — is not only unnecessarily... Read more »

July 28, 2015

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My view: Differences should not foster intolerance

Ideally, laws should respect all people, all races and all walks of life to the fullest extent possible. Sometimes it seems as if the message we send is “I have absolutely no tolerance for... Read more »

July 28, 2015

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John Hoffmire: Transforming noble ideas into novel solutions

The beacon of development often conjures up images of radical innovations, disruptive models and leapfrog technologies. Read more »

July 27, 2015

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In our opinion: School libraries need funding, innovation to help turn recent trends

The funding for school libraries has diminished over the years, as has the number of schools overall. Funding, donations and innovations are critical to help school reverse the trend of limited... Read more »

July 27, 2015

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