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Mountain Accord shouldn't be 'either-or' options but a balanced consensus

The challenge in the Mountain Accord is to make sure there is adequate balance between all interests.

Plenty of reasons why not to legalize sports betting

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver is all in for legalizing sports betting. But here are lots of reasons why commercial sports betting is a bad idea for society. Read more »

12 hours ago

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Letter: Sensible emissions cut

An economic analysis concluded that a fee on fossil fuels that gets returned 100 percent to American households in the form of a dividend would both reduce emissions and provide a boost to our economy. Read more »

20 hours ago

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Letter: Helping hand

Many of us are free to come and go as we please. We see people at the store, church and so on. They greet us and we return the kindness. But do we really share company with others, especially at the holidays? Read more »

20 hours ago

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In our opinion: Immigration and compromise — opportunity lost

Given the confrontational spirit in which the executive order on immigration was issued, it is now less likely that Congress and the president will be able to fashion a workable compromise that... Read more »

yesterday

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My view: Obama and Utah on the same page

The congressional answer to President Obama’s recent immigration proposal should be to adopt it. Utah did. Read more »

yesterday

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Dan Liljenquist: Using thankfulness to see more clearly

Given the trappings and trimmings and without a deliberate effort to be thankful, to search out and find our blessings, Thanksgiving becomes unmoored from its original purpose. Read more »

yesterday

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Letter: A dangerous precedent

We need immigration reform. Let it be measured, bipartisan and, above all, enacted in accordance with the checks and balances of the Constitution. Rule by fiat is not part of our political system. Read more »

yesterday

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Letter: Solution to Ferguson

As predicted, the Ferguson grand jury decided not to indict police officer Darren Wilson in the fatal shooting of Michael Brown. And as expected, chaos erupted and violence swept through the streets. Read more »

yesterday

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Letter: Free-market economics

The atmospheric disposal of combustion waste has been a recognized but underregulated external cost that we can all see and smell in the Salt Lake Valley. Read more »

yesterday

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Jay Evensen: How to save America — get politicians to express gratitude for each other

I have reasons for suggesting such madness, and surely in Washington such behavior would be considered as insane as purchasing a fleet of snowplows in New Orleans. Read more »

yesterday

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George F. Will: Government’s legitimacy falls short given recent Wisconsin raids

Wisconsin can repair its reputation by dismantling the "John Doe" process and disciplining those who have abused it. Read more »

yesterday

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Susan Roylance: The UN, child rights, parents and sexuality education

As the U.N. celebrated the 25th anniversary of the treaty on the Rights of the Child, many countries spoke out on the rights of the parents to determine the sex education of their children, and a... Read more »

Nov. 26, 2014

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In our opinion: Ferguson misses its chance to make a difference

Despite pleas for appropriate reaction to the Ferguson grand jury decision Monday, protests turned violent. Those seeking vigilante justice will discover in time that the only people they have... Read more »

Nov. 26, 2014

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Richard Davis: Remember to give thanks for freedoms

In between the turkey dinner and the next football games, we should pause for a minute to consider freedoms we typically don’t think much about — freedoms of speech, of worship, of the... Read more »

Nov. 26, 2014

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My view: Utah needs Congress to kill the PTC

The PTC, which was first created by Congress in 1992, subsidizes renewable energy producers — especially wind companies — for the electricity they generate. This cost taxpayers some... Read more »

Nov. 26, 2014

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Letter: Cub Scout patience

Politicians should not think they are better than us. They should care and respect the future generation that will lead this city and country. Read more »

Nov. 26, 2014

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Letter: Make polluters responsible

True conservatives should be just as emphatic regarding another more fundamental redistribution of wealth: the theft and destruction of our natural resources — the air, water and land upon which our lives depend — for... Read more »

Nov. 26, 2014

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Letter: Third party

I believe I am one of a rapidly growing base of people who are saying no to both Republicans and Democrats. More people should register as independents and end the bias toward third-party candidates. Read more »

Nov. 26, 2014

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Kathleen Parker: True or not, Bill Cosby accusations are part of high-tech lynching

Whatever the truth about Cosby, due process has been the victim of what Clarence Thomas once called a high-tech lynching. Read more »

Nov. 25, 2014

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Robert J. Samuelson: U.S. has a hybrid system that definitely includes a welfare state

Indeed, judged by how much countries devote of their national income to social spending, we have the world's second-largest welfare state — just behind France. Read more »

Nov. 25, 2014

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In our opinion: Don't make Hagel a scapegoat; don't have a powerless defense secretary

With Monday's resignation of Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, the Obama administration should not make Hagel a scapegoat for recent foreign policy problems and should find a qualified replacement... Read more »

Nov. 25, 2014

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My view: Nonpartisan board elections ahead

In recent weeks, Judge Clark Waddoups ruled in federal court that the State Board of Education selection process used for the past 10 years is unconstitutional. Read more »

Nov. 25, 2014

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Letter: New slavery

Currently, illegal immigration is the "new slavery." Employers use it to exploit workers who are here illegally, keeping wages low and not providing benefits. Read more »

Nov. 25, 2014

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Letter: Putin's power

Vladimir Putin is supposedly worth 70 billion U.S. dollars. He is power-hungry and knows no bounds. Read more »

Nov. 25, 2014

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Letter: Hooray for the initiative

I have not always agreed with the president; however, I agree with him 100 percent on the immigration issue. Hooray for all those individuals who are sincerely trying to better their lives and the lives of their children! Read more »

Nov. 25, 2014

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