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Collins: Wandering back into the land of 'I'm sorry,' and 'I was wrong'

Blustering and pretending to know more than we do is becoming a national habit that we ought to try to break.

Letter: Modest energy progress

Utah can and should do more to develop wind, solar and geothermal projects that will help clean up our air, develop our clean energy economy and leave a better world for our children and grandchildren. Read more »

10 hours ago

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Letter: Space exploration

The photos of Pluto sent by the New Horizons spacecraft are so exciting. They remind me of stories my parents used to tell me of when they were younger when the idea of space exploration was a national obsession. Read more »

10 hours ago

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Jay Evensen: On Second Thought

A lighthearted look at current events. Read more »

yesterday

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John Hoffmire: Cash transfers are one way to alleviate poverty in developing countries

Worldwide, over 1 billion people live in extreme poverty. That is, they make less than $1.25 a day. The size of the problem helps us understand why governments, NGOs and even some companies are... Read more »

yesterday

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In our opinion: Poll shows Utahns favor restricting development of prime agricultural land

Envision Utah released a poll this week showing an overwhelming majority of Utahns, 82 percent, supports finding ways to restrict builders from encroaching on agricultural land. Read more »

yesterday

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Letter: Alzheimer’s awareness

The Alzheimer’s Association’s Walk to End Alzheimer’s is the world’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support and research programs. Read more »

yesterday

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Letter: Police Chief Rivera

Congratulations to Rosie Rivera, who was just appointed as the new police chief for Riverton City. Rivera has the distinction of being the first female to serve as a police chief in Utah. Read more »

yesterday

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Kathleen Parker: Planned Parenthood relying on deception to save face, funding

A tipping point may have already been reached as people recoil from that which cannot be denied. Where once many could avert our eyes from the details of abortion, the details are now all we see... Read more »

yesterday

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About Utah: He never yelled, but he sure did manage

Managing editor Rick Hall, the longtime steadying influence at the Deseret News and the nicest guy we know, is retiring. Read more »

yesterday

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Letter: Erratic protests

Everything I’ve heard and seen recently on the TV and radio news is concerned with the death of a lion, killed by dentist from the U.S. There is nothing but anger and disgust for this horrendous act toward a beloved lion in... Read more »

Aug. 2, 2015

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Letter: Helmet investment

Lois Collins’ recent article (“Living — or dying — with decision not to don a helmet,” July 28) was, sadly, an informative piece on the dangers of failure to use a helmet. As an example, bike helmets... Read more »

Aug. 2, 2015

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My view: Moving the prison would present economic opportunity for Utah

By properly developing the Draper site, the state has an opportunity to create a new economic engine that will positively impact Utah for decades. Read more »

Aug. 2, 2015

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Letter: BSA lacks a compass

How did a man like Robert M. Gates get to be head of the Boy Scouts of America? Anyone familiar with Mr. Gates’ history as former secretary of defense and former director of central intelligence will remember his instrumental... Read more »

Aug. 2, 2015

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Frank Pignanelli & LaVarr Webb: Identifying proper roles of various government levels

Gov. Gary Herbert's focus as chairman of the National Governors Association is on restoring proper balance in the federal-state relationship. This comes at a time when questions are being raised... Read more »

Aug. 2, 2015

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Drew Clark: Utah prison volunteers provide a caution against a distant relocation

The 1,200 volunteers that serve in the Draper facility are a key reason — and the most persuasive one — for doing everything possible to keep a new prison as close as possible to the... Read more »

Aug. 2, 2015

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Letter: Lagoon animals

As summer nears its midpoint, what’s more fun than the Lagoon amusement park? I’m a teacher and chaperoned a Lagoon field trip; it’s a great time, but then came that train ride. I didn’t know about the wild... Read more »

Aug. 2, 2015

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In our opinion: Optimism in politics would be a welcome change

The best way forward is for both parties to fight optimistically for long-term solutions. Instead of tearing down, candidates and policymakers should seek ways to build up. Read more »

Aug. 2, 2015

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Arthur Cyr: Turkey playing pivotal role in battle against Islamic State

Turkey has shifted significantly in the war against the Islamic State, and is now striking the enemy directly and permitting the United States-led coalition to use air bases. Read more »

Aug. 2, 2015

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Letter: Junior Commandos

Poor Queen Elizabeth II is taking heat for a photo of her and her mother giving a Nazi salute in 1933. I remember learning when I was 5 years old how to salute our American flag in kindergarten. We started with our hand on our heart... Read more »

Aug. 2, 2015

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John Florez: Remembering the summers and going to 'the park' — Pioneer Park

Pioneer Park was my wonderland. It was all any kid would want. It was the international playground where Mexicans, Greeks, Italians, blacks, Anglos, etc., showed up to play, learn how to get along... Read more »

Aug. 1, 2015

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In our opinion: NASA's New Horizons opens up a great future of space exploration

The New Horizons space probe has confirmed Pluto is bigger than previously thought and now officially the largest non-planetary object in the solar system. And it's a remarkable achievement that we... Read more »

Aug. 1, 2015

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Letter: Proper priority

We would do well to keep things in a proper priority — animals are one thing, and we should do all we can to protect them, but human life is something else altogether. Read more »

Aug. 1, 2015

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Letter: Throwaway society

We are just learning how not to be a throwaway society, and now some cabal is planning on throwing away an entire prison complex. It boggles the mind. Read more »

Aug. 1, 2015

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Letter: Voting like a liberal

Sen. Orrin Hatch is not conservative and his voting record proves it. When he was running for re-election, he said all the right things and acted as a conservative. Read more »

Aug. 1, 2015

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In our opinion: After change to state pension program for public employees, personal contributions to plans slow in coming

Utah revised its pension system for public employees, shifting from a traditional defined benefits approach to one favoring matching contributions to 401k accounts. But workers have been slow to up... Read more »

July 31, 2015

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