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In our opinion: It's time to end the federal gas tax for once and for all

The federal highway fund adds unnecessary bureaucracy to what is primarily a state obligation.

Derek B. Miller: Utah to benefit from international trade partnerships awaiting federal approval

Timely approval of the Trans-Pacific Partnership and the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership will provide the opportunity for the nation to follow Utah's lead by signaling to the world... Read more »

5 hours ago

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Blueprint for a better future

It is our hope that many will take advantage of this opportunity to evoke change — particularly with the launch of the 2015 general legislative session. Read more »

5 hours ago

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Linda Harless: School choice empowers families

National School Choice Week will be recognized the last week of January, celebrating the opportunity that families have to choose the best education option for them and their children. Read more »

5 hours ago

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Letter: Eastern Utah economy

In eastern Utah, mainly the Uintah Basin, oil and gas production is 80 percent or more of our economy. It is obvious that the energy production greatly affects the livelihoods of thousands of people. These are people who I know and... Read more »

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Letter: Could Draper shine, too?

After reading a recent article ("Salt Lake's Sugarhouse Park shines in national report," Jan. 21), I reflected about positive changes since the state prison site was moved from Sugarhouse to Draper. I might suggest that if the... Read more »

5 hours ago

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Letter: First-class prison

In response to a recent letter ("Prison nonsense," Jan. 26), Utah has a unique geography that provides special places for societal needs. I believe such a place exists for a first-class prison. Think of Antelope Island, Gunnison... Read more »

5 hours ago

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Robert J. Samuelson: Economy's Achilles' heel is that problems are worldwide

President Obama has declared the economic crisis over — and for the United States, maybe it seems that way. But most other countries, not so much. Their recoveries are faltering. Read more »

5 hours ago

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Michael Gerson: Republicans find themselves in growing immigration minefield

The greatest hazard to Republican prospects with rising demographic groups came in the form of an argument rather than an epithet. Read more »

7 hours ago

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John Hoffmire: How has China moved toward economic reform?

National Edition

With the release of economic data from China, it is a good time to reflect on the basic direction of China’s reforms over the last 38 years. Read more »

22 hours ago

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On Second Thought

A lighthearted look at news of the day. Read more »

yesterday

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Letter: Prison nonsense

For many years I was the chief electrician for the prison and later an electrical instructor. I have been places in the prison where few people have been. It is nearly all steel and concrete. It would be a very difficult and... Read more »

yesterday

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Letter: Is hard work unorthodox?

I am a junior at Lone Peak High School. My school suffers from a large amount of strict social groups, often called cliques. I believe this problem with cliques comes from something similar to the cause of the increased amount of... Read more »

yesterday

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Letter: Dangerous societal focus

The controversy over police killing so many civilians throughout our country and in Utah continues to grow. Both police and innocent civilians fear the increasing violence in our society. Contributing to this societal violence and... Read more »

yesterday

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Ron Clegg: Primary seat belt law will save lives

Over the past five years, 1,177 people died on Utah’s roads. Of all those people killed in crashes (excluding motorcycles, bicyclists and pedestrians) more than half (52 percent) were not... Read more »

yesterday

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Letter: Repeating past mistakes

Relocating the prison to Eagle Mountain will repeat mistakes of the past. Eagle Mountain is expected to grow 435 percent by the year 2050. The city anticipates a population of over 100,000 people within a 3-mile radius of the prison... Read more »

Jan. 25, 2015

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In our opinion: Parents reading to young children leads to literacy, bonding benefits

Parents reading to their young children at home can help prepare the children for school, open doors of interest and understanding and increase family bonding time. Read more »

Jan. 25, 2015

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Drew Clark: What President Obama does well: Tinkering with technology

President Obama's technophile ways are generally seen as an afterthought. I believe Obama's perceptive use of technological tools is among our president's greatest strengths. Obama is willing to... Read more »

Jan. 25, 2015

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Kent Jones: Anticipating the forthcoming U.S.-Cuba trade boom

When the embargo with Cuba ends, it could result in a trading boom between the U.S. and one of its oldest allies. Read more »

Jan. 25, 2015

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Letter: Pay for your share

While our esteemed legislators consider raising taxes on retirees (and others) like me, especially the state income tax, they should instead consider an important source of money for education. State income tax goes into the... Read more »

Jan. 25, 2015

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Letter: Peanut butter ban?

I hate peanut butter! Even the smell of it makes me gag. It seems to me inconceivable that someone would mix peanut butter and jelly and give it to their children; perhaps the jelly is to hide the taste of the peanut butter. Maybe I... Read more »

Jan. 25, 2015

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Letter: Prepared to succeed

As reported in a recent article (“President Obama honors Martin Luther King Jr. by helping next generation,” Jan. 19), the first family celebrated the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. by participating in the Corporation... Read more »

Jan. 25, 2015

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John Florez: Education is 'app' to change — will Utah follow?

Can you imagine students, with their parents, planning their educations with apps and taking their plans to school to help them become a reality? There is nothing more empowering than taking... Read more »

Jan. 24, 2015

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Letter: No end in sight

We have seen continued development of Davis County's land base into residential housing. It is my observation that each new home built adds a minimum of two vehicles or more that increase pollution to the county's air with no end in... Read more »

Jan. 24, 2015

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Letter: A worldwide message

Government should not be involved in censorship; the only legitimate censorship is that which individuals impose on themselves, according to their own belief system. When we start to force our moral code on others, we err. Read more »

Jan. 24, 2015

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Letter: Just slow down

I want to strongly suggest that everyone focus on driving. Distracted driving — texting, etc., when driving — is dangerous, unlawful and (excuse me) downright stupid. Save a life or injury. Please slow down and pay... Read more »

Jan. 24, 2015

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