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In our opinion: Gun law that canceled USU speech is an embarrassment

It’s time Utah law stood up for safety, not the empowerment of bullies.

Letter: Bad calls and no-calls

It is really gratifying to hear the honorable and secure result of an “official review” when there is a questionable play in football. By the same token, why can the individual official in a football game not come under... Read more »

3 hours ago

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On second thought

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

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Letter: Uninformed candidate

I am concerned by Doug Owens’ attitude in seeking to represent Utahns in Congress. In a recent debate, when asked about ISIS, Owens described the situation in the Middle East as one of the most significant in our era. But in... Read more »

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Letter: Thanks to parents

I thank my mom for switching my legs when I needed it. I thank my dad for upholding mom. I thank them for teaching me to be polite, to say “yes ma’am” and “yes sir.” I thank them for letting me know that... Read more »

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Frank Pignanelli & LaVarr Webb: Our frank opinion on Utah ballot proposals

Early voting is underway, and Utahns are deciding which candidates and which ballot propositions to support. We’re pleased to further confuse voters by offering our frank (no pun intended)... Read more »

yesterday

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Drew Clark: Critics of Utah's low-tax, business-friendly policies miss the mark

A state needs businesses that are willing to invest their capital to have the best climate for economic growth and opportunity. The Governor's Office of Economic Development deploys programs aimed... Read more »

yesterday

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Anne Loeser: Reverse trends about breast cancer

Including myself, an estimated 155,000 Americans — the population of Springfield, Massachusetts — are living with metastatic breast cancer (MBC). MBC is cancer that has traveled from... Read more »

yesterday

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Charles Stormont: Call for ethics reform in attorney general’s office

Utah deserves a watchdog in the attorney general’s office. It is time to start rebuilding the public’s trust in the attorney general’s office — not in six months, not next... Read more »

yesterday

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Letter: What is ‘common good?’

In a recent op-ed column from a BYU professor (“Can a Mormon be a liberal?” Oct. 14), the writer used the “liberal” words of “common good” as if those words have some sort of universal meaning.... Read more »

yesterday

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Letter: Agenda trick-or-treating

Every year more Utah parents choose to limit their children’s trick-or-treating to a “trunk or treat” or a single block. I feel that encouraging my children to trick or treat in the neighborhood as I once did is as... Read more »

yesterday

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Letter: Superintendent choice

Utah State Board of Education gave Utah educators a slap in the face on Friday when it hired Brad Smith as the new state superintendent. Smith is an attorney without any degree or credentials in the field of public education. He... Read more »

yesterday

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Letter: Misgivings about Ebola

It's encouraging to know that Utah health officials are preparing to deal with Ebola should the disease reach Utah. However, despite the assurances of the president and Dr. Tom Frieden, head of the CDC, the disease has defied... Read more »

yesterday

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Join the discussion: Is a travel ban a good idea to stop the spread of Ebola?

With fears of the Ebola virus spreading beyond just the seven Americans who have been diagnosed with the infectious disease, some are calling for an end to flights from Ebola ravaged countries.... Read more »

yesterday

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In our opinion: Where has the family values agenda gone?

The family is the essential economic engine of the country, and more politicians need to say so. Read more »

Oct. 18, 2014

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John Florez: Let the state school board do its job

The board has appointed a new superintendent who should carry out its intent of bringing clear direction and expectations to public education. Now, the Legislature and governor should assist the... Read more »

Oct. 18, 2014

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Letter: Last unicorn

They don’t make them like they used to. That’s why I’m excited to attend a screening of “The Last Unicorn” this weekend; it’s always been one of my favorite nonsensical films based on a fantasy... Read more »

Oct. 18, 2014

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Letter: KSL firearms ban

I can somewhat understand KSL pulling the firearms listings off KSL classifieds after the shooting occurred in Newtown, Connecticut, December 2012. But I find it very difficult to understand why KSL has not reinstated it since or... Read more »

Oct. 18, 2014

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Letter: Transplant prayer

I enjoyed reading Lee Benson's recent column ("About Utah: A transplant, a prayer and a country song,” Oct. 12). I hadn't ever thought of one person praying for rain for crops while another person prays for good... Read more »

Oct. 18, 2014

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In our opinion: New conservative war on poverty would be a good thing

The chances of a larger solution are only enhanced when all sides of the debate agree on the imperative to move forward for reasons other than building a political base. Read more »

Oct. 17, 2014

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Why I stand with the Houston Five

National Edition

In the bare-knuckled realm of American politics, the mayor and City Council are not really interested in reading a bunch of Christian sermons to find out what they say. They are attempting to stop... Read more »

Oct. 17, 2014

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Greg Bell: Lessons learned form the campaign for same-sex marriage

Fundamental changes in our society and culture, like same-sex marriage, should be left to the political process, unless addressed directly by the Constitution as were civil rights for racial... Read more »

Oct. 17, 2014

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My view: It’s time for Orem to encourage business growth

And it will be a dreadful mistake if Orem's citizens and leaders don't keep it in mind and let the University Mall's proposed expansion/reinvention slip out of their grasp. Read more »

Oct. 17, 2014

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Letter: Protect it or lose it

According to a recent Allstate survey, 90 percent of homeowners are concerned about protecting their homes, but only 10 percent know exactly what they own and how much it’s worth. Read more »

Oct. 17, 2014

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Letter: Containing Ebola

Utilizing these concepts may help contain Ebola. Read more »

Oct. 17, 2014

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Robert J. Samuelson: Stronger economic foundation means avoiding global debt trap

We cannot promote prosperity simply by piling new debts atop the old. We need to build a stronger economic foundation. Read more »

Oct. 16, 2014

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