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My view: Poor stewardship endangers public land energy development

Large, irreversible withdrawals are among the worst examples of federal stewardship on public lands.

Jay Evensen: Allowing states to collect sales taxes from online purchases is a tough sell

The 21st-century economy has innovated itself to a point where old tax structures no longer seem fair, effective or conducive to innovation. Read more »

11 hours ago

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In our opinion: Enjoy fireworks safely; carelessness can result in catastrophe

July means not one but two holiday periods where residential fireworks are allowed. Dry materials and incendiary devices can be a recipe for disaster, so a healthy dose of common sense —... Read more »

11 hours ago

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Richard Davis: Time to fix Obamacare rather than fight it in court

Obamacare is far from perfect. It was cobbled together badly. Implementation has been problematic. Now that the legal battles over Obamacare are over, the president and the Congress should work... Read more »

11 hours ago

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Arthur Cyr: Greek economic spiral will likely not mirror recent American recession

The long-term success in Europe’s economic integration, plus an expanding influential body of European law, encourages bureaucratic belief that economic market coordination is the same as... Read more »

11 hours ago

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Letter: Trump’s chances

I’m certain that Donald Trump has no chance of becoming our next president. His ability to offend others would create a crisis not only with our current allies, but with other countries that don’t like us anyway. Read more »

11 hours ago

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Letter: Disregarding liberty, laws

The Constitution is on life support. But ignorance of constitutional law by American citizens is only part of the problem. Read more »

11 hours ago

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In our opinion: Don't let 50-year-old Land and Water Conservation Fund program dry up

The Land and Water Conservation Fund — a 50-year-old public, state and national water and parks program — will expire at the end of September, unless reauthorized by Congress. Read more »

yesterday

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Letter: Messy tax code

We need comprehensive tax reform, not more tax increases targeted at specific industries. Read more »

yesterday

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My view: $1.2 billion for nutrient removal is a gigantic waste

At the locations of most Utah water sewage treatment plants, water quality problems associated with WWTP nutrients are negligible; thus, the universal treatment requirement is a gigantic waste of... Read more »

yesterday

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Letter: Evaluate water usage

While adapting water-saving habits, like taking shorter showers, can help save water, many homeowners will see the biggest impact on their water usage by updating older, inefficient products. Read more »

yesterday

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John Hoffmire: Why our children need financial literacy

This article is intended for the parents of the upcoming generation. Read more »

June 29, 2015

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In our opinion: As July holidays approach, Utah still needs improvement in DUI prevention, enforcement

Utah's record on DUI prevention and enforcement is a mixed bag of encouraging statistics and discouraging numbers. Arrests have dropped, fatalities have gone up, and Utah has toughened its DUI... Read more »

June 29, 2015

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Robert J. Samuelson: Are policies undertaken to recover from last financial crisis laying groundwork for another?

A central economic question of our time is whether the policies undertaken to recover from the last financial crisis are laying the groundwork for the next. We now have two reports from reputable... Read more »

June 29, 2015

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Kathleen Parker: After events in Charleston, reconciliation became word of the day

Reconciliation is the word of the day, but how, practically speaking, does one get there? From leaders in Washington, we often hear of the need for a "national conversation about race." Again, how?... Read more »

June 29, 2015

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My view: Why America exists: A Fourth of July epistle

As you go about your activities on the greatest secular holiday that America celebrates, it might be appropriate to ponder a few facts about this historic day, the Revolutionary War and those who... Read more »

June 29, 2015

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Letter: Land for the young people

By and large, our generation believes Utah needs to move beyond fossil fuels, protect as many remaining wild places as we can and stop making American public lands policy on the outdated notions of a few county commissioners. Read more »

June 29, 2015

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Letter: Shredded Constitution

It’s becoming more obvious that the majority of Americans don’t have a clue as to the legitimate prerogatives of the federal government and the decision handed down by the Supreme Court. Read more »

June 29, 2015

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About Utah: They got exactly what they wished for

During his working years, Ted Jacobsen dreamed of having a trout stream all to himself. Read more »

June 28, 2015

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Drew Clark: How federalism can help solve the debate over Internet taxes

Rather than requiring retailers to collect high taxes for other states, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte's bill regarding online sales taxes would provide a far more powerful... Read more »

June 28, 2015

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In our opinion: APUSH in the wrong direction? Looking at revised U.S. history curriculum for AP students

The College Board — which oversees the SAT test and Advanced Placement courses — made sweeping changes to the AP U.S. history outline. Critics say the new 134-page APUSH Framework... Read more »

June 28, 2015

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My view: TPA trade agreement counts as bipartisan victory for political parties, American people

In addition to providing a means of enacting trade agreements, TPA constrains the president’s unilateral negotiating authority and provides detailed negotiating instructions specifying what... Read more »

June 28, 2015

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Frank Pignanelli & LaVarr Webb: Charleston shooting has sparked national discussion on racism

A horrific massacre in a South Carolina church has sparked a national discussion on racism and the symbols of the Confederacy. But, as usually happens in America, tragedy provides a new foundation... Read more »

June 28, 2015

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Letter: Sovereign flag

The Confederate flag does not represent hatred or racism! It reflects the right of the states to remain sovereign, as was intended with the creation of the USA. Read more »

June 28, 2015

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Letter: Airport parking rates

New parking rates at the Salt Lake City International Airport are going to cause problems. Read more »

June 28, 2015

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