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Editorial: Declining abortion rates welcome, but don't mirror Gallup's poll

The decrease in abortion rates doesn't mirror a change in "the state of moral values," as surveyed in a Gallup poll.

My view: Campaign finance system is broken

Even to those who object to limits (you know, the “corporations are people” set), why do we fight transparency? Disclosure arms the people with information. It empowers shareholders to... Read more »

8 hours ago

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My view: Honest debates are worth the dignity, integrity of Utah and its citizens

Honest debate is something worth the dignity of Utah and its citizens. Allegations, on the other hand, are used to undermine an opponent's credibility. Read more »

16 hours ago

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Letter: Affected historic property

Much has been ignored by the Prison Relocation Commission in relation to Fairfield’s Civil War history and historic encampment. The prison would adversely affect and substantially impact the important historic property. Read more »

16 hours ago

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Letter: Energy plans for all

Harry Alford of the Black Chamber of Commerce noted that in trying to address global warming by regulatory fiat, EPA’s Clean Power Plan will harm minorities and the poor. Read more »

16 hours ago

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In our opinion: Chaffetz's Internet sales tax bill is a good-faith effort

Rep. Chaffetz's proposed Remote Transactions Parity Act would allow a state to require retailers nationwide to apply its sales tax rate to any state resident buying a product over the Internet.... Read more »

yesterday

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Letter: Fossil fuel gold

Utah sees its fossil fuels as a source of instant gold. Alas, they will prove to be the gold of King Midas. Read more »

yesterday

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Letter: Lands won’t be the same

It is very clear that if the federal public lands are handed over to the state, those lands will never be the same. Read more »

yesterday

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About Utah: They go back to give back

Retired pro football players the Boone brothers — Aaron, Jesse and Jason — return to their roots to impart to youngsters their love and passion for the game. Read more »

yesterday

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Letter: Lease the land

If the prison move just “has” to be done, regardless of any other considerations, here is a suggestion: Build it in another location but do not sell the current property it is on. Instead, lease the current land to... Read more »

July 5, 2015

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Letter: Federal law violated

It is one thing that the Supreme Court approved same-sex marriage; it is another — and more critical — matter that two of the justices violated federal law in doing so. The Constitution was established to ensure that this... Read more »

July 5, 2015

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Letter: Case for and against

Recently there have been two Deseret News op-eds on Gov. Gary Herbert’s Healthy Utah plan: Rep. Jake Anderegg’s on why he voted against it (“Why I voted against Healthy Utah,” May 10); and Sen. Todd... Read more »

July 5, 2015

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Letter: Teen drivers

We are in the midst of the 100 deadliest days — when more than 1,000 people die in car crashes involving teens, according to the National Safety Council. Although the days between Memorial Day and Labor Day prove to be the most... Read more »

July 5, 2015

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Letter: Announcement spectacles

Nowadays, an "announcement" that one wishes to run for president of the United States has turned into a spectacle for good or ill. I heard some of the formal televised announcements by Lindsey Graham, Bernie Sanders, Hillary... Read more »

July 5, 2015

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My view: Saving drug addicts should be priority for government, health care leaders

Utah’s number of drug overdose deaths is a fact that should awaken all of us to the magnitude of this killer epidemic. The attitudes of many in our society, and the focus of many of our laws,... Read more »

July 5, 2015

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Frank Pignanelli & LaVarr Webb: Things are heating up thanks to Supreme Court decisions

Yes, it has been very hot … and not just the weather. We explore the ramifications of key decisions by the U.S. Supreme Court. Read more »

July 5, 2015

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My view: Collaborations on the rise between Utah and French health care systems

The U.S. health care system is often compared to European systems in unflattering terms, yet European countries are also under increasing pressure to increase their quality of care and efficiency. Read more »

July 5, 2015

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Drew Clark: About-face by Apple Music shows need for constant change

"People want to own the music they love," Steve Jobs said, and "not just rent them." Fast-forward a decade, and Apple is now saying the reverse: People want to rent and not own the music they love. Read more »

July 5, 2015

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My view: Religious freedom is a barometer for measuring other fundamental rights

Religious freedom is inextricably linked to other fundamental rights. Balance between competing interests — and not a war of “mine over thine” — is better for our... Read more »

July 5, 2015

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In our opinion: To aid the 60 million global refugees, we need long-term multinational commitment

Nearly 60 million people have been displaced from homes worldwide as a result of war or persecution, with more than half being children. While short-term aid — such as food and water —... Read more »

July 5, 2015

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Doug Robinson: When money speaks louder than legends

The Romney family says Utah State reneged on promises and compromises when it sold the name of the school's football stadium to a convenience store, changing it from Romney Stadium to Maverik... Read more »

July 4, 2015

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John Florez: My kind of Fourth — life, Liberty Park and the pursuit of tamales

While growing up and living out of our family's boxcar on the west side of Salt Lake, a wagonload of watermelon and tamales and a long walk to run on the lush green lawns of Liberty Park was just... Read more »

July 4, 2015

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Letter: Crown thy good

I have always been impressed by the inspired vision of our Founding Fathers. Katharine Lee Bates, it seems to me, reflected their vision very powerfully in her final penning of “America the Beautiful” in 1913. Read more »

July 4, 2015

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Letter: ‘Correct’ beliefs

I have been around for a while and have seen a lot of changes in our society and government. But I never expected to see many of my beliefs and standards attacked like they are today. Read more »

July 4, 2015

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Letter: Developing areas

Some people in Utah want the prison to stay in its present location in Draper. If the people of Utah had this same mentality 70 years ago, the prison would still be located in Sugar House. Not a good idea. Read more »

July 4, 2015

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