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In our opinion: Encouraging dialogue taking place concerning corporate tax rate

Efforts are underway in Washington to lower the corporate tax rate, which is the highest in the free world.

Letter: Sacrifices in uniform

I am currently a high school senior and have learned many different things about the men and women who fight for our freedom. I never fully understood all of their sacrifices until my older brother made the decision to serve in the... Read more »

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Richard Davis: Obama, Congress must negotiate to make higher education more affordable

If President Obama wants to improve education access rather than trumpet another talking point, he will have to compromise with a wary Republican Congress. Both sides have incentives to sit down... Read more »

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Letter: Flawed education tax

A. Scott Anderson’s arguments in favor of increasing Utah’s education tax are seriously flawed ("Taking Utah into Top 10," Jan. 23). The column begins with the claim that, because Utah is rated somewhere less than... Read more »

2 hours ago

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Mike Lee: Tax reform shouldn't penalize single-worker families

If you've been following politics lately, you may notice the two political parties seem to have found some common ground. Almost everyone in Washington today is talking about the same thing:... Read more »

5 hours ago

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In our opinion: Fairness for all in religious liberty protections and LGBT anti-discrimination laws

We believe anti-discrimination principles coupled with religious protections will provide a lasting legislative acknowledgement that human flourishing is best accomplished when society protects... Read more »

11 hours ago

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Derek B. Miller: Utah to benefit from international trade partnerships awaiting federal approval

Timely approval of the Trans-Pacific Partnership and the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership will provide the opportunity for the nation to follow Utah's lead by signaling to the world... Read more »

yesterday

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Blueprint for a better future

It is our hope that many will take advantage of this opportunity to evoke change — particularly with the launch of the 2015 general legislative session. Read more »

yesterday

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Linda Harless: School choice empowers families

National School Choice Week will be recognized the last week of January, celebrating the opportunity that families have to choose the best education option for them and their children. Read more »

yesterday

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Letter: Eastern Utah economy

In eastern Utah, mainly the Uintah Basin, oil and gas production is 80 percent or more of our economy. It is obvious that the energy production greatly affects the livelihoods of thousands of people. These are people who I know and... Read more »

yesterday

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Letter: Could Draper shine, too?

After reading a recent article ("Salt Lake's Sugarhouse Park shines in national report," Jan. 21), I reflected about positive changes since the state prison site was moved from Sugarhouse to Draper. I might suggest that if the... Read more »

yesterday

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Letter: First-class prison

In response to a recent letter ("Prison nonsense," Jan. 26), Utah has a unique geography that provides special places for societal needs. I believe such a place exists for a first-class prison. Think of Antelope Island, Gunnison... Read more »

yesterday

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In our opinion: It's time to end the federal gas tax

Funded by the federal gas tax, the federal highway fund adds unnecessary bureaucracy to what is primarily a state obligation. Congress is looking at devolving highway maintenance responsibilities... Read more »

yesterday

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Robert J. Samuelson: Economy's Achilles' heel is that problems are worldwide

President Obama has declared the economic crisis over — and for the United States, maybe it seems that way. But most other countries, not so much. Their recoveries are faltering. Read more »

yesterday

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Michael Gerson: Republicans find themselves in growing immigration minefield

The greatest hazard to Republican prospects with rising demographic groups came in the form of an argument rather than an epithet. Read more »

yesterday

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John Hoffmire: How has China moved toward economic reform?

National Edition

With the release of economic data from China, it is a good time to reflect on the basic direction of China’s reforms over the last 38 years. Read more »

yesterday

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Robert Bennett: Obama's State of the Union address had plenty of style, little stage-setting

As a campaign speech, President Obama's State of the Union did its job. However, as a stage-setter for a productive final two years with the Congress, not so much. Read more »

Jan. 26, 2015

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On Second Thought

A lighthearted look at news of the day. Read more »

Jan. 26, 2015

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Letter: Prison nonsense

For many years I was the chief electrician for the prison and later an electrical instructor. I have been places in the prison where few people have been. It is nearly all steel and concrete. It would be a very difficult and... Read more »

Jan. 26, 2015

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Letter: Is hard work unorthodox?

I am a junior at Lone Peak High School. My school suffers from a large amount of strict social groups, often called cliques. I believe this problem with cliques comes from something similar to the cause of the increased amount of... Read more »

Jan. 26, 2015

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Letter: Dangerous societal focus

The controversy over police killing so many civilians throughout our country and in Utah continues to grow. Both police and innocent civilians fear the increasing violence in our society. Contributing to this societal violence and... Read more »

Jan. 26, 2015

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In our opinion: Disney outbreak sends a reminder on need for immunizations

With the 59 confirmed cases from the Disney measles outbreak, it has become necessary once again to remind people of the facts. With very few exceptions, all parents should immunize their children. Read more »

Jan. 26, 2015

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Ron Clegg: Primary seat belt law will save lives

Over the past five years, 1,177 people died on Utah’s roads. Of all those people killed in crashes (excluding motorcycles, bicyclists and pedestrians) more than half (52 percent) were not... Read more »

Jan. 25, 2015

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Letter: Repeating past mistakes

Relocating the prison to Eagle Mountain will repeat mistakes of the past. Eagle Mountain is expected to grow 435 percent by the year 2050. The city anticipates a population of over 100,000 people within a 3-mile radius of the prison... Read more »

Jan. 25, 2015

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In our opinion: Parents reading to young children leads to literacy, bonding benefits

Parents reading to their young children at home can help prepare the children for school, open doors of interest and understanding and increase family bonding time. Read more »

Jan. 25, 2015

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Drew Clark: What President Obama does well: Tinkering with technology

President Obama's technophile ways are generally seen as an afterthought. I believe Obama's perceptive use of technological tools is among our president's greatest strengths. Obama is willing to... Read more »

Jan. 25, 2015

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