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Editorial: Democrats shouldn't derail president's fast-track trade authority

President Obama’s trade agenda, which we support, has encountered virulent opposition from his own party.

My view: Yes, Iran jails people for their opinions

President Obama has rightly called for releasing prisoner Jason Rezaian, who is a Washington Post reporter, as well as American Pastor Saeed Abedini. Washington should renew that call now. Read more »

17 minutes ago

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Dan Liljenquist: Credit Utah's Sen. Lee as the driving force behind USA Freedom Act

Utah Sen. Mike Lee has successfully championed the bipartisan USA Freedom Act, which would end the NSA’s blanket “metadata” collection and storage activities. The U.S. Senate... Read more »

1 hour ago

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In our opinion: Reducing minor drug-crime penalties may help at state prison, but adds to county jail overcrowding

Legislation passed this year to reduce criminal penalties for minor drug crimes will alleviate pressure on the state prison system, but it will create new pressure on county jails, which already... Read more »

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Jay Evensen: In a smart-car future, what could possibly go wrong?

Frankly, I hope I’m completely wrong about all of this. Just to be safe, however, I’m hanging onto my 2000 model sedan. Read more »

12 hours ago

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My View: Why Republicans should support Healthy Utah

I believe every Republican should support Gov. Gary Herbert’s Healthy Utah plan because good people are suffering and because Utah’s working poor cannot afford access to health care. Read more »

12 hours ago

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Letter: Sharing the road

There are some bicyclists who seem to confuse “sharing the road” with “owning the road.” All vehicle owners (and bicycles are considered vehicles) need to do more to pay attention and obey the laws. Read more »

12 hours ago

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Letter: Regulating marijuana

Many drugs can be abused, but since they have helpful purposes, we keep them legal and regulated. For example, prescription pain medicines can be and often are abused, but are legal and are often used responsibly. Read more »

12 hours ago

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Letter: Endangered ecosystem

Some people hope to make a bundle of money by moving a perfectly good prison to what they consider wasteland and building a new one on the backs of taxpayers and wildlife. It is despicable in every conceivable way. Read more »

12 hours ago

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Jay Evensen: Utah's prosperity is threatened by other states' bad behavior

Living here, you might reasonably assume the Great Recession is a fading memory in the nation’s history. You would be wrong. Read more »

yesterday

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David Jensen: Humans are responsible for protection, long-term sustainability of life on earth

It is precisely because of the fact that we are part of our environment that human beings should take greater steps to ensure its protection and long-term sustainability, not just for ourselves,... Read more »

yesterday

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Letter: Divorce risks

I’m writing regarding a recent article in the Deseret News national edition (“The easy mistake that could destroy your relationship, May 20). The author cites my research to argue that “couples who have already... Read more »

yesterday

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Letter: Another pollution

On a recent trip to Southern California and driving along the I-5 corridor from Newport Beach to San Diego, my wife and I commented on the absence of highway billboards and how refreshing it was to focus on the beauty of that part of... Read more »

yesterday

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My view: Higher ed students can better succeed with sustainability programs

An op-ed by George Will (“ ‘Sustainability mania' only bloats rates, cuts savings,” April 16) underscores the importance of going beyond third-party claims to understand the facts... Read more »

yesterday

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In our opinion: CDCU helps rebuild distressed communities, one house at a time

The Community Development Corporation of Utah has rebuilt more than 400 homes and constructed another 160 new homes, helping more than 5,000 low- to moderate-income families in 120 communities. Read more »

yesterday

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Doug Robinson: Witt latest BYU runner chasing coach's record

Jason Witt becomes the latest BYU athlete to crack the all-time top-10 list for American collegiate distance runners at 10,000 meters, but he still is chasing the mark set by his coach, Ed... Read more »

yesterday

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Derek B. Miller: Politics may end up costing U.S. a place in key global trade agreements

Politics at home may cost the United States a place in two key global trade agreements — the Trans-Pacific Partnership and the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership. Together, the... Read more »

May 26, 2015

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Letter: Crosswalk reminder

Many police officers, probably most, are the kind willing to take the time to escort an older person across the road. Read more »

May 26, 2015

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Letter: Marijuana, an evil plant

Marijuana is an evil plant and has been for centuries. Let's keep Utah safe and continue to make marijuana and other drugs illegal. Read more »

May 26, 2015

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Letter: Follow the money

When the site of our new state prison is finally determined, we should follow the money to see which legislators or lobbyists determined the final site and see the connection between the legislators, lobbyists, property owners and... Read more »

May 26, 2015

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Michael Gerson: Religious conservatives' shifting role in American culture

The recent Pew Forum Report, "America's Changing Religious Landscape," does not bode as grimly as many would have the American public believe. Read more »

May 25, 2015

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John Hoffmire: What are the costs, benefits of restoring U.S.-Iran relations?

What are the pros and cons of a potential agreement between the United States and Iran, two countries that have not had diplomatic relations since the 1979 hostage-taking in Tehran? The... Read more »

May 25, 2015

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In Our Opinion: More than a holiday, Memorial Day should be an 'honor' day

Memorial Day is about honoring priceless service. The great conflicts of history were fought and won by everyday men and women who exhibited extraordinary courage and valor, many of them paying the... Read more »

May 25, 2015

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On Second Thought

A lighthearted look at current events. Read more »

May 25, 2015

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My view: Prison relocation study is being misrepresented

Members of the Prison Relocation Commission (PRC) have been making false claims about the prison relocation study. The PRC is touting a study that did not review enough aspects of the prison move... Read more »

May 25, 2015

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Letter: Thanks for liberty

It may be the military mind talking, but we don’t think often enough about those willing to live, fight and die for liberty. I lost a few friends during my time overseas, but they aren’t far from me even now. Read more »

May 25, 2015

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