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In our opinion: What's the future of Utah's coal country?

When it comes to discussing national energy policy, even minor changes can have a major impact.

Jay Evensen: Seinfeld's kid demonstrates why licensing is killing the economy

You don’t want your heart surgeon winging it after watching some DIY video on YouTube. But most government licenses are for low-paying jobs that, at the least, shouldn’t require so much... Read more »

6 hours ago

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My view: Revitalizing city centers will revitalize our communities

The Envision Utah study found that 82 percent of Utahns want communities interspersed with mixed-use centers. Realizing these centers doesn’t require a huge outlay of money, just a... Read more »

13 hours ago

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Letter: Player accountability

The lack of transparency BYU continues to display in the aftermath of the “Miami Beach Brawl” is shameful. Read more »

13 hours ago

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Letter: New homes statistics

I wonder if the Deseret News would publish statistics on homes built in the last 20 years in Utah, the amount of land that has been cleared to do so and the efforts that are currently going on to preserve nature. Read more »

13 hours ago

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Richard Davis: The choices for president don't excite Utah voters

Indications now suggest that next year’s presidential election may be a tough one for Utah Republicans. If Republicans nominate a candidate Utahns don’t think much of, and Democrats do... Read more »

yesterday

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Jay Evensen: We won't ever keep up with transportation needs

You get to decide in a few weeks whether to pay for part of this with sales taxes. Just know that we won’t ever be able to keep up. The bureaucrat hasn’t been born who would approach... Read more »

yesterday

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In our opinion: SUU's Edge gives just that to undergraduates

Southern Utah University’s project-based Edge program was recently nominated for the National Society of Experiential Education's 2015 outstanding program award, which honors best practices... Read more »

yesterday

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My view: Alton coal mine proves grouse need endangered species protections

Unless it’s sage grouse extinction and more harm to our climate that the BLM wants, expanding the Alton coal mine should be rejected. Read more »

yesterday

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Letter: Classy vs. vulgar

I want to keep Trump out of the White House. I'm not sure Hillary Clinton can do it, but I am sure Bernie Sanders can do it. Read more »

yesterday

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Letter: Amusement parks

Scientific advances certainly make it possible to have life-size robotic dinosaurs roaming through a park, interacting with visitors and giving them rides. What once was a dream often becomes reality. Read more »

yesterday

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Letter: Alaskan resources

Alaskans should be allowed to develop our resources; we will do it responsibly and in a manner that benefits not only us, but Utahns, the nation and the world. Read more »

yesterday

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Letter: Answers first

In regards to the proposed sales tax increase, we need to ask the following two questions: What specific projects will a sales tax increase be used for? Will the sales tax be returned to pre-sales tax levels after these projects are... Read more »

yesterday

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In our opinion: What will spark the necessary global outrage against Islamic States group?

The existence of the Islamic States group is an intolerable affront to human decency. Yet world governments wary of past military missteps find themselves unable to confront the Islamic States... Read more »

Sept. 1, 2015

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My view: Utah charter schools experience phenomenal growth, should remain an option for students

I would suggest that this concept of school-level control might be the most important discovery we could cross-pollinate from our charter schools into our neighborhood schools. Read more »

Sept. 1, 2015

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Lois M. Collins: Do we like heroes or gossip better? And what does it say about us?

People magazine had an interesting dilemma recently: Lead with the story of three American heroes, or a "celebrity" who may have cheated on his wife. What they chose may say something about us. Read more »

Sept. 1, 2015

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Letter: A history repeat

The public lands issue is an example of history repeating itself over and over again. Read more »

Sept. 1, 2015

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Letter: Stacked decks

VASA Fitness doesn't provide consumers the opportunity to correct any errors in billing information before charging penalty fees. Read more »

Sept. 1, 2015

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In our opinion: Train terrorism incident in France has us proud of the heroism, worried about the future possibilities

The foiled attempt of a gunman to wreak terror on a high-speed train in France has brought into clarity the increasing risk we face. Read more »

Aug. 31, 2015

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John Hoffmire: Climate change presents skewed vulnerabilities and the ethical imperative

Besides crying out for the immediacy of action, the magnitude of the global climate-change threat raises explicit ethical questions, such as how we ought to live and how humans should value and... Read more »

Aug. 31, 2015

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Letter: A Shakespeare treasure

The Tony award-winning Utah Shakespeare Festival has been taken to new heights under executive director Scott Phillips. Read more »

Aug. 31, 2015

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Letter: Troubling scenario

Perhaps Planned Parenthood can explain how killing a baby in a hospital differs from the act of taking a fetus that has every chance of growing and developing into a healthy, normal child from its mother's womb and selling its tissues. Read more »

Aug. 31, 2015

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About Utah: He walked around the lake — in 17 years

In 1998, Rick Porter set out to circumnavigate the Great Salt Lake. In 2015, he finally finished. Read more »

Aug. 30, 2015

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My view: Utah — don't take a U-turn away from ride-sharing

Utah’s laws should be used to create a business climate that keeps consumers safe while also encouraging healthy economic competition. State legislators have done a good job to date by... Read more »

Aug. 30, 2015

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My view: Shrinking our new prison while fixing public education

What if the main source of inmates, the dropouts and push-outs from school, could be drastically reduced? Could we spend more money on schools if we didn’t have to spend so much on lawbreakers? Read more »

Aug. 30, 2015

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