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In our opinion: Overcome 'election disconnect' and cast an informed ballot

In a generation's time, Utah has gone from first to near last in the nation in highest rate of voter turnout.

The best legislation meets all sides

We need both, and both sides need each other. It's a symbiotic relationship which will always exist, whether liberals and conservatives like it or not. Read more »

8 hours ago

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David Blankenhorn: America is as beautiful as its many anthems

If you want to know America, study the words of our national anthems. In his terrific book “This Land That I Love,” John Shaw offers at least eight songs that qualify as true American... Read more »

8 hours ago

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Letter: Program without tablets

I support a computer programming curriculum being taught in our schools. Students should be exposed to basic computer concepts such as bit, bytes and boolean logic, but this can be done with existing software and systems. Read more »

8 hours ago

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Letter: Legal weapons on campus

One only needs to look to other on-campus shootings in recent years to see that the only people kept safe on gun-free campuses are the shooters who are intent on mass murder. Read more »

8 hours ago

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Letter: Give her time

Mia Love has once again failed to attend a debate she committed to attend. Read more »

8 hours ago

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Charles Krauthammer: The nation expects competence, not miracles, from White House

Obama's principal job is to administer the government and to get the right people to do it. That's called management. Obama had never managed anything before running for the biggest management job... Read more »

12 hours ago

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Michael Gerson: The new impression of Ebola under control is dangerous illusion

Is Ebola containable? Will we see disease-related hunger? How will rice crops be harvested and transported? What effect will spiking food prices have on civil order? Might there be large-scale,... Read more »

12 hours ago

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My View: Trees from pioneer days replaced by munchkins in Miller Park

Recently, hundreds of old trees were cut in Miller Park around Red Butte Creek to remove so-called invasive trees in the park and return the area's foliage to pre-pioneer times. Read more »

21 hours ago

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Dan Liljenquist: Rights vs. privileges — understand the difference

While enjoying many privileges in a free society, we must not fall into the trap of believing privileges are rights. Once a privilege is recast as a right, it suddenly becomes immoral to talk about... Read more »

22 hours ago

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Jay Evensen: Unfortunately, Canada may never be the same

As terrorism continues to grow like a cancer (and whatever happened in Ottawa, it was terrorism), freedom begins to look differently. We may never regain what is lost. Read more »

yesterday

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In our opinion: Charitable awareness — helping the wealthy to see the need to donate

While Utah leads the United States in charitable giving, charities are concerned that donations from the wealthy have taken a downturn. Rather than wring their hands, some charities are taking a... Read more »

yesterday

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Henri Sisneros: Improved assessments help reduce recidivism

The most important step for a revamped justice system is to learn as much as possible, as soon as possible, about one facing serious criminal charges. Assessments and therapeutic interviewing... Read more »

yesterday

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My view: McAleer seeks changes in Congress

As your representative, I will work for you and be accountable to you because you are my boss. I will work with Republicans, Democrats and independents to get our government working again. Read more »

yesterday

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Letter: Diplomacy in Middle East

The world community must respond to the killings in Syria and Iraq, but military action is not the answer. The efforts to achieve a political solution to the crisis in Iraq and Syria are essential. Read more »

yesterday

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Letter: Take news seriously

These news items are serious things, so I would appreciate it if spectators would refrain from making a distraction behind the in-studio news broadcasters. Read more »

yesterday

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Letter: Water for electricity

How do we wake up politicians to the fact that using water to produce electricity would result in cutting back on 77 percent of pollution-heavy energy plants? Read more »

yesterday

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In our opinion: Dropouts face high risk of personal, social problems

New University of Utah research finds that failure to graduate is a precursor to larger personal and social problems, including criminal activity. Its proposals are worthy of serious consideration... Read more »

yesterday

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Jay Evensen: We're becoming a nation that votes by mail, and we should think of the consequences

Election Day is morphing into “vote counting day." It behooves us to pay attention to what is happening. Read more »

Oct. 22, 2014

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Richard Davis: Can a Mormon not be a liberal?

Liberalism is a term having become a grab-bag for all sorts of meanings. Whittle away the incorrect definitions of the term, and I believe it is worth the trouble to be a liberal. Read more »

Oct. 22, 2014

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My view: New treatment can cure Hepatitis C

The price of a cure is nothing next to the cost of succumbing to a deadly disease. Read more »

Oct. 22, 2014

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Letter: Opera worth tax money

We are grateful for all that Utah Opera and Symphony provide to our community and hope that voters will show their support by voting “yes” for the ZAP tax continuation in November. Read more »

Oct. 22, 2014

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Letter: The Romneys' new center

The news that the Romneys will launch a center for neurological diseases was the brightest spot of my day. Read more »

Oct. 22, 2014

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Midterm elections put a divided America on display

New polls by the Pew Research Center for the People and the Press show that partisanship will likely be a major driving force behind the midterm elections. Read more »

Oct. 21, 2014

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In our opinion: Technology in today's schools — Getting an early start is crucial, and costly

Early education in computers and computer programming in some European schools is starting to pay dividends. Utah needs to find ways to stay up to speed as well in high-tech learning — but... Read more »

Oct. 21, 2014

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Center that specializes in stories about children's lives to close at year's end

National Edition

The Journalism Center on Children and Family is going to close at the end of 2014. It's a huge loss for reporters and the public at large. Read more »

Oct. 21, 2014

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