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Collins: Wandering back into the land of 'I'm sorry,' and 'I was wrong'

Blustering and pretending to know more than we do is becoming a national habit that we ought to try to break.

In our opinion: Herbert's chairing of U.S. governors group puts Utah on national stage

Gov. Gary Herbert’s new role as chairman of the National Governors Association is a boon for Utah, which has demonstrated that states can provide innovative solutions to problems proving to... Read more »

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My view: Paying tribute to Americans with Disabilities Act

This week we celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The ADA is a civil rights bill that not only prohibits discrimination, but it opened doors never before... Read more »

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Richard Davis: Why Joe Biden should run for president

It may be surprising Joe Biden is considering running for president. Recent news reports indicate that his advisers are reaching out to potential donors and supporters to gauge support for a... Read more »

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Letter: Bernie for president

Given that political power is now in the hands of the elite as well as political aristocrats (Bushes and Clintons), the time has come to elect a new Franklin Delano Roosevelt. That individual is Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont. Read more »

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Letter: American birthright

Sen. Ted Cruz’s eligibility to run for the office of U.S. president unequivocally validates my interpretation of the Constitution. Read more »

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Letter: Sorry state of affairs

If Hillary Clinton is the best the Democratic Party can come up with, they are in a sorry state of affairs. Read more »

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Letter: Modest energy progress

Utah can and should do more to develop wind, solar and geothermal projects that will help clean up our air, develop our clean energy economy and leave a better world for our children and grandchildren. Read more »

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Letter: Space exploration

The photos of Pluto sent by the New Horizons spacecraft are so exciting. They remind me of stories my parents used to tell me of when they were younger when the idea of space exploration was a national obsession. Read more »

yesterday

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Jay Evensen: On Second Thought

A lighthearted look at current events. Read more »

Aug. 3, 2015

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John Hoffmire: Cash transfers are one way to alleviate poverty in developing countries

Worldwide, over 1 billion people live in extreme poverty. That is, they make less than $1.25 a day. The size of the problem helps us understand why governments, NGOs and even some companies are... Read more »

Aug. 3, 2015

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In our opinion: Poll shows Utahns favor restricting development of prime agricultural land

Envision Utah released a poll this week showing an overwhelming majority of Utahns, 82 percent, supports finding ways to restrict builders from encroaching on agricultural land. Read more »

Aug. 3, 2015

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Letter: Alzheimer’s awareness

The Alzheimer’s Association’s Walk to End Alzheimer’s is the world’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support and research programs. Read more »

Aug. 3, 2015

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Letter: Police Chief Rivera

Congratulations to Rosie Rivera, who was just appointed as the new police chief for Riverton City. Rivera has the distinction of being the first female to serve as a police chief in Utah. Read more »

Aug. 3, 2015

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Kathleen Parker: Planned Parenthood relying on deception to save face, funding

A tipping point may have already been reached as people recoil from that which cannot be denied. Where once many could avert our eyes from the details of abortion, the details are now all we see... Read more »

Aug. 2, 2015

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About Utah: He never yelled, but he sure did manage

Managing editor Rick Hall, the longtime steadying influence at the Deseret News and the nicest guy we know, is retiring. Read more »

Aug. 2, 2015

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Letter: Erratic protests

Everything I’ve heard and seen recently on the TV and radio news is concerned with the death of a lion, killed by dentist from the U.S. There is nothing but anger and disgust for this horrendous act toward a beloved lion in... Read more »

Aug. 2, 2015

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Letter: Helmet investment

Lois Collins’ recent article (“Living — or dying — with decision not to don a helmet,” July 28) was, sadly, an informative piece on the dangers of failure to use a helmet. As an example, bike helmets... Read more »

Aug. 2, 2015

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My view: Moving the prison would present economic opportunity for Utah

By properly developing the Draper site, the state has an opportunity to create a new economic engine that will positively impact Utah for decades. Read more »

Aug. 2, 2015

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Letter: BSA lacks a compass

How did a man like Robert M. Gates get to be head of the Boy Scouts of America? Anyone familiar with Mr. Gates’ history as former secretary of defense and former director of central intelligence will remember his instrumental... Read more »

Aug. 2, 2015

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Frank Pignanelli & LaVarr Webb: Identifying proper roles of various government levels

Gov. Gary Herbert's focus as chairman of the National Governors Association is on restoring proper balance in the federal-state relationship. This comes at a time when questions are being raised... Read more »

Aug. 2, 2015

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Drew Clark: Utah prison volunteers provide a caution against a distant relocation

The 1,200 volunteers that serve in the Draper facility are a key reason — and the most persuasive one — for doing everything possible to keep a new prison as close as possible to the... Read more »

Aug. 2, 2015

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Letter: Lagoon animals

As summer nears its midpoint, what’s more fun than the Lagoon amusement park? I’m a teacher and chaperoned a Lagoon field trip; it’s a great time, but then came that train ride. I didn’t know about the wild... Read more »

Aug. 2, 2015

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In our opinion: Optimism in politics would be a welcome change

The best way forward is for both parties to fight optimistically for long-term solutions. Instead of tearing down, candidates and policymakers should seek ways to build up. Read more »

Aug. 2, 2015

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Arthur Cyr: Turkey playing pivotal role in battle against Islamic State

Turkey has shifted significantly in the war against the Islamic State, and is now striking the enemy directly and permitting the United States-led coalition to use air bases. Read more »

Aug. 2, 2015

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Letter: Junior Commandos

Poor Queen Elizabeth II is taking heat for a photo of her and her mother giving a Nazi salute in 1933. I remember learning when I was 5 years old how to salute our American flag in kindergarten. We started with our hand on our heart... Read more »

Aug. 2, 2015

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