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In our opinion: SLC in a sales-tax conundrum

Combining a municipal tax with the prison relocation is bothersome.

On Second Thought

A lighthearted look at current events. Read more »

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Letter: Best fix for poverty

The best fix for poverty is a strong economy, which will be aided by cuts in wasteful government spending. Any cuts by the government will quickly be made up by private charity. Read more »

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Letter: Entrepreneurial support

With Google Fiber on its way to Salt Lake City, it's interesting to look at the results of studies that show how removing the fear of financial ruin gives entrepreneurs the confidence to start something new. Read more »

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Charles Krauthammer: The GOP racing form: First edition

With Ted Cruz announcing his candidacy, it's time to use racing formats to take a look at the best potential candidates for the GOP, such as Rand Paul, Jeb Bush, Scott Walker, Chris Christie and... Read more »

4 hours ago

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About Utah: Of all the ski guides, in all the mountains ...

Deb Lovci, lead guide for Ski Utah's Interconnect Tour, has been named Best Skiing Guide by Outside Magazine. Read more »

5 hours ago

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Drew Clark: Finding a neighborliness of 'old Nauvoo' wherever we live

To many, Nauvoo is a singularly beloved and bittersweet locale. To Illinoisans who have lived for years in this region dubbed "Forgottonia" because of neglect for infrastructure improvements,... Read more »

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Frank Pignanelli & LaVarr Webb: Intriguing developments in city, state and federal politics

Post-legislative session, politics keeps on going. Here are a few intriguing developments in the spring of 2015. Read more »

yesterday

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Letter: Science credentials

Recently, Rush Limbaugh told his listeners that global warming was based on flawed computer models and had no scientific validity. Several weeks ago, Rush Limbaugh told his listeners that Democrats, not conservative Republicans, were... Read more »

yesterday

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Letter: Top tax bracket

Roger Terry wrote that top earners should be taxed at a higher rate than they currently do ("Serious about tax rates," March 15). He mentioned that in 1945, the top tax rate was 94 percent and has reduced to 35 percent... Read more »

yesterday

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George F. Will: Democrats are eager to give Hillary the nomination, but why?

The world's oldest political party is eager to give Hillary Clinton its presidential nomination, but why? Another Clinton presidency probably would include a reprise of the couple's well-known... Read more »

yesterday

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Reinstating firing squad signifies Utah’s faltering moral standing

The death penalty by way of firing squad is the wrong option for dealing with criminals. Utah should stay steadfast in the moral sense as an example to other states and abandon this form of capital... Read more »

yesterday

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Letter: Held to same standard

In a recent article by ABC News ("Obama: Dim hope for end to Israeli-Palestinian conflict," March 25), the ongoing feud between the Obama administration and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was highlighted. In the final... Read more »

yesterday

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Letter: Misplaced funds

Old age does things to you and for you. The Legislature usually does things to you. Little noticed is the $1.5 million for athletic recruitments at Utah State University. I am very upset over this and spoke to three physicians who... Read more »

yesterday

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John Florez: Lawmakers and the art of punting — the latest time at the expense of education

Utah lawmakers have mastered the art of punting. For two years, they punted on health care for poor families and are still punting. The latest punt was not deciding on the selection of the state... Read more »

March 28, 2015

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In our opinion: Obama muses about mandatory voting — but increased, informed voluntary balloting seems best

President Obama recently suggested that voting should be mandatory. The better choice would be a focus on getting people educated early on with the issues at hand and the candidates who might best... Read more »

March 28, 2015

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Letter: Never-ending loop

After taking my grandkids to see “Cinderella” this week, I have to wonder whether there are any original stories or movie ideas left, or if we’re all doomed to see the same movies get rebooted and remade every 25... Read more »

March 28, 2015

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Letter: No pay for student-athletes

The NCAA Tournament is so exciting because of the games being played on and off the court. The ones on the court are unpredictable, but so is the one being played by NCAA overseers off the court. I’m talking about the game of... Read more »

March 28, 2015

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Letter: Guide to the EPA

Here is the key to understanding the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). It's simple: Whatever is not prohibited requires permission. Whatever requires permission will not be approved. Whatever is not approved is prohibited.... Read more »

March 28, 2015

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A. Scott Anderson: Scientific research, development are crucial to Utah's economic future

Scientific discovery races on at an ever-increasing rate, disrupting entire industries and creating entirely new categories of jobs and businesses. We need those jobs and businesses in Utah, so we... Read more »

March 27, 2015

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In our opinion: Aviation safety

When Germanwings co-pilot Andreas Lubitz locked the pilot out of the cockpit and forced Flight 9525 into the rugged Alps, killing all 150 onboard, it sent shock waves around the world. But it need... Read more »

March 27, 2015

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Letter: Conservative courage

What on earth is so extreme about being a principled, constitutional conservative? Ted Cruz is truly a breath of fresh air in a very polluted and toxic political environment. He actually has the courage and the political will to... Read more »

March 27, 2015

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Letter: Corrupted by money

Charles and David Koch, who own Koch Industries, an oil and gas business, have indicated that they will spend $400 million in the upcoming election promoting conservative candidates and negative ads against nonconservative... Read more »

March 27, 2015

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Letter: Mandatory voting

President Obama is suggesting that we consider mandatory voting. I’m all in favor, as long as everyone has to successfully complete a common-sense evaluation first. Ike May West Jordan Read more »

March 27, 2015

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Jay Evensen: U.S. should put religious liberty front and center in foreign relations

It’s time for the administration to recognize this worldwide trend for what it is — a dangerous attack on conscience and liberty that could undo pluralism and threaten democratic... Read more »

March 26, 2015

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In our opinion: Giving president 'fast-track' trade promotion benefits Utah, U.S. economies

President Obama is advocating approval of “fast-track” trade promotion. Commerce statistics show international trade agreements are vital to Utah’s economic health and suggest... Read more »

March 26, 2015

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