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In our opinion: Labor Day celebrates first-generation Americans

Labor Day celebrates the successes of past waves of workers, many of whom were first-generation Americans coming to...

About Utah: He's a fair fixture

For 59 years and counting, Gary Graham has made the Utah State Fair his office. Read more »

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John Hoffmire: Monied interests and democracy

Over $2 billion was donated to the U.S. presidential candidates in the 2012 election. Read more »

8 hours ago

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Letter: Safe cycling

Recently Salt Lake County announced the building of 87 new miles of bike lanes throughout the valley. County Mayor Ben McAdams and the County Council generously support new bicycle infrastructure with $814,000. Eight cities... Read more »

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Robert Bennett: Obama has his own 'killer rabbit' moment

Carter had his "killer rabbit" moment, and it seems like Obama's is linking his golf game with responding to James Foley's beheading. Obama can change that image with a firmer hand on foreign policy Read more »

15 hours ago

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Letter: Teacher training

This is a followup to the Karen Longmore letter ("Teachers' perspective," Wednesday, Aug. 27). Back in the sixties our government was concerned about the lack of science education for students. In the space race with... Read more »

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Frank Pignanelli & LaVarr Webb: How Utah politicos put their summer to good use

Too bad the president didn’t take his cue from Utah politicians — all of whom put their summers to highly effective use. We provide the results of a scientific survey asking the... Read more »

yesterday

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Drew Clark: Religious freedom is more than a right to speak and assemble

The defenders of religious freedom must confront the attitude, pervasive within the Obama administration, that religion takes place only within the walls of a church or synagogue. Read more »

yesterday

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In our opinion: Trouble on tap? Colleges turning to beer sales at football games

Cash-strapped colleges looking for increased revenues are turning to public beer sales at home football games. But it's a risky mix, with potential increases in disorderly conduct, underage... Read more »

yesterday

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Gabriel Roth: Get the government out of the road business altogether

The writer is addressing the question, “Should Congress allow states to use tolls rather than gas taxes to pay for interstate highway funding?” Read more »

yesterday

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Marc Scribner: Allow states to use tolls to fund highways

The writer is addressing the question, “Should Congress allow states to use tolls rather than gas taxes to pay for interstate highway funding?” Read more »

yesterday

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Thomas Perez: For a modern Labor Day — American apprenticeships

When you hear the word “apprenticeship” what comes to mind? Blacksmiths and candlestick makers? Ben Franklin apprenticed as a printer before opening a print shop of his own, and we are... Read more »

yesterday

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Letter: History of coal

Rocky Mountain Power Corporation (RMPC) has asked the Utah Public Service Commission (PSC) for permission to add a monthly charge of $4.65 to those who have installed solar panels. These panels produce electricity using the sun as an... Read more »

yesterday

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Letter: Legalizing drugs

I do not concur with the legalization of any drug for recreation that was illegal before. I know that in Colorado and Washington there are laws to keep it in control, like no driving while you are intoxicated with marijuana, but it... Read more »

yesterday

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Americans are changing their tune on foreign policy

As instability continues to grow in Iraq and Ukraine, Americans are once again becoming comfortable with foreign intervention. Read more »

yesterday

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Why religious organizations should be cautious of government 'help'

When government comes bearing gifts, religious organizations should proceed with caution, according to the founder of the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty. Read more »

Aug. 30, 2014

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John Florez: School board — Take a deep breath, create a vision

The state school board needs to have a vision established before — not after — selecting a new superintendent. Read more »

Aug. 30, 2014

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In our opinion: Par for the president

Do they or don't they golf in office? Recent presidents have been criticized either way — but President Obama needs to be mindful of timing and perception. Read more »

Aug. 30, 2014

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Letter: Our great nation?

While we acknowledge the great weight of the presidency and appreciate the efforts of many, we observe that President Barack Obama has filled the seats of government with the most radical, anti-religion, unjust, misguided group ever. Read more »

Aug. 30, 2014

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Letter: Support research

This is the time to ask congressional candidates in Utah and across the country where they stand on medical research. Read more »

Aug. 30, 2014

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Letter: Attention diverted

Is Rome burning while Nero fiddles? Read more »

Aug. 30, 2014

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Get the names right — or suffer Bridezilla's wrath

Washington Post columnist Catherine Rampell begs, pleads and demands that women's first and last names get equal billings on invitations and other mailings. Read more »

Aug. 29, 2014

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In our opinion: A slippery 'immoral' Tweet

Evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkins tweets that a woman pregnant with a Down syndrome fetus should "abort it and try again," adding it would be "immoral to bring it into the world given a... Read more »

Aug. 29, 2014

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Equality in family life does not mean sameness

Equality in family life does not mean or demand sameness. And neither does happiness. Nowhere is that more clear than in research on women’s happiness in marriage. Read more »

Aug. 29, 2014

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My view: Policy issues and strategies for Israeli-Palistinian peace

In the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, three key policy angles are currently not being touched upon by decision-makers: military disproportionality, religion and peacemaking and political inclusion... Read more »

Aug. 29, 2014

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Letter: Society puzzles

We must be the first ones to start respecting our president, not necessarily because we like him, but because he is the only choice we have right now. Read more »

Aug. 29, 2014

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