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In our opinion: IRS data breach is intolerable — woes seem to be worsening

The IRS announced that more than 100,000 tax filers had their electronically filed income tax returns stolen by cyber...

Letter: Keep money in Draper

The prison is in my backyard, and has been for the 18 years I have lived in Draper. And you know something? My car has never been hijacked. My home has never been broken into. There have never been escaped convicts picnicking on my... Read more »

17 hours ago

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Letter: Veneer of patriotism

Everyone seems to be on board with the idea of honoring Memorial Day, except those merchants who view the holiday as a chance to promote their business opportunities behind a veneer of patriotism. Read more »

17 hours ago

15 comments

Letter: Better sports coverage

It is very disappointing that sports in southern Utah do not get the coverage they deserve. All the high schools and colleges in Utah should get near-equal coverage. Read more »

17 hours ago

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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 »

yesterday

8 comments

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 »

yesterday

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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 »

yesterday

9 comments

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 »

yesterday

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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 »

yesterday

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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 »

yesterday

19 comments

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 »

yesterday

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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 »

yesterday

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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 »

May 27, 2015

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In our opinion: Congressional Demos 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, which has done everything it possibly can to deny him the fast-track authority that... Read more »

May 27, 2015

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Hinkins & King: No losers in Utah’s Public Lands Initiative: Wilderness is the currency that brings all parties to the table

In the battle over the fate of Utah’s public lands, wilderness has become the currency with which certainty can be bought. Read more »

May 27, 2015

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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 »

May 27, 2015

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Richard Davis: Another conflict of interest issue shadows AG Reyes

Utah Attorney General Sean Reyes is being dogged by a conflict of interest charge again. Last December, it was his unwillingness to defend Senate Bill 54. This time, it is over a campaign donation... Read more »

May 27, 2015

22 comments

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 »

May 27, 2015

14 comments

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 »

May 27, 2015

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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 »

May 26, 2015

18 comments

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 »

May 26, 2015

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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 »

May 26, 2015

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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

17 comments

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

4 comments

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

64 comments

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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