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Marriage definition on Supreme Court docket — don't turn believers into bigots

The speed with which the acceptance of gay marriage has swept the nation is stunning.

Peter Corroon: Generalizations about liberals fail to define members of Democratic Party

Greg Bell's column about the problems of being a conservative are misleading and full of generalizations. Liberals don’t see government as supreme. Liberals see government as a tool, an... Read more »

16 hours ago

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Letter: Bullying time

It is that time again: the time when you can call people names, make fun of them, put them down for their beliefs. Yes, it is election time. We in this country have gone way beyond bullying. We taunt, scare and bribe people into... Read more »

16 hours ago

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Letter: Keep standards high

A Washington Times headline reads "Marine Corps weighs lower standards for women after none pass Infantry Officer Course." As a Marine, I say don't do it; it would threaten our national security. It has already been done... Read more »

16 hours ago

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Letter: Job misclassifications

As temperatures increase, so does the competition for recruiting talent in the summer sales industry. In an effort to increase competitive advantage, some companies are misclassifying their salespeople as independent contractors.... Read more »

16 hours ago

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My view: Law Day 2015: Magna Carta still a symbol of freedom under law

In a way, both the Litigation Section and the Utah State Bar were established to keep alive the spirit of Magna Carta. To that end, 70 percent of the bar is engaged in pro bono work on a weekly basis. Read more »

16 hours ago

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Letter: No oversight at all

I am very concerned about a practice that has been made legal by our state. My child is a student at a charter school here in Utah; due to an Individualized Education Program problem, we started investigating the teachers at our... Read more »

16 hours ago

6 comments

Letter: Lost and found ring

I don't know your name but you have my heartfelt thanks. I lost my wedding ring in the Salt Lake Airport. You found it and turned it in to the "lost and found." We departed on our trip with heavy hearts; I was sick about... Read more »

16 hours ago

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John Florez: Teach our children the love of learning

If we want an education system that cultivates innovation, then we must create a culture where teachers are encouraged to be innovative and free to excite their students to be constant learners. Read more »

yesterday

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Letter: We can do better

I would like to respond to a letter by Patrick Holman (“Next president?” April 19), in which Mr. Holman suggests that we should vote for Hillary Clinton with the fallacious argument that her being a woman is qualification... Read more »

yesterday

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Letter: Climate change is unjustified rhetoric

I recognize that climate change is real, but I object to the exaggerated predictions of devastation and the inflammatory rhetoric used by the proponents of global warming because it leads to mass hysteria. Such rhetoric is... Read more »

yesterday

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In our opinion: Navajo Nation looks to combat obesity with tax on junk food

The Navajo Nation, comprising different parts of Arizona, Utah and New Mexico, has implemented a tax on junk food. The tax is a direct way to combat obesity, which affects nearly 25,000 of the... Read more »

yesterday

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Ben McAdams, Derek B. Miller: Export-Import Bank is critical to Utah jobs

Failure to reauthorize the Export-Import Bank will have one result: fewer U.S. exports, fewer U.S. jobs and higher U.S. trade deficits. Utah's economy is also largely dependent on export jobs. Read more »

April 24, 2015

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My view: EPA energy plan bad news for Utah seniors

Economists predict that a new EPA plan will cause a huge increase in Utahn’s electricity bills — a jump of at least 24 percent and possibly as much as 55 percent. That’s a... Read more »

April 24, 2015

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My view: General aviation, local airports crucial to economy

The truth is that general aviation and local airports are a crucial component of our national economy and infrastructure, and we need to recognize and protect this critical business tool and... Read more »

April 24, 2015

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My view: Problems with Rep. Mike Noel’s climate-change resolution

Climate change is too profound a threat and the cost of inaction too great to leave to faith-based solutions. And worse — Rep. Mike Noel’s ineffectual resolution was this legislative... Read more »

April 24, 2015

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David Butterfield: Utah boxing legends deserve accolades for volunteering time to teach the youth

The three Fighting Fullmers, Hall of Fame boxers from Utah, deserve to be remembered for their dedication to the sport and their selfless service in teaching the sport to the youth of Utah. Read more »

April 24, 2015

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Michael Gerson: 'The road to character' gives hope for finding grace, love

The scales of the universe, in the end, come down decisively on the side of love. And we experience it, not like the argument in a book, but like the smile on the face of someone we love. Instead... Read more »

April 24, 2015

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Crow & Anderson: Research universities are for undergraduates, whether they know it or not

But often the most important potential beneficiaries of research universities — undergraduate students and prospective undergraduate students — misunderstand or under-appreciate the... Read more »

April 24, 2015

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Letter: No experts needed

A potentially significant impact on the valley's water and taxes is currently being discussed among a wide range of influential people who want our input but are not getting it. Valley residents stand to maintain access to clean... Read more »

April 24, 2015

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In our opinion: Recent drowning of 800 African immigrants prompts immigration questions applicable in U.S. too

Perhaps last weekend’s Mediterranean Sea disaster — where more than 800 African immigrants drowned — doesn’t alarm many Americans because our borders and our self-interests... Read more »

April 24, 2015

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A. Scott Anderson: Overregulation hurts bank customers, destroys incentives to engage in banking

In the three decades before the Dodd-Frank bank regulation law passed in 2010, an average of more than 100 new banks opened each year. In the five years since 2010, exactly one new bank has opened,... Read more »

April 24, 2015

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Letter: Fiscal class warfare

If the standard applied by Christine Harbin-Hanson (“Utah has an export-import problem,” April 18) to the Export-Import Bank (Ex-Im) were applied to all government programs, she would advocate complete government... Read more »

April 24, 2015

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Dan Liljenquist: U.S-Iran negotiations are showing us diplomacy in the Twitter age

In the past, political leaders could thump their chests and spin any negotiated deal in the best light possible for their varying political regimes. Now, the ubiquity of social media, particularly... Read more »

April 23, 2015

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Fredric Rolando: U.S. Postal Service still profitable, effective choice for delivery services

As the economy improves from the Great Recession, letter revenue is again rising. And, as folks in Salt Lake City and elsewhere shop online, package revenues skyrocket. The U.S. Postal Service... Read more »

April 23, 2015

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Jay Evensen: U.S. silence troubling amid worldwide trend of religious persecution

What remains to be seen is whether our collective efforts to never forget the Holocaust translate into a recognition of similar things happening today. Read more »

April 23, 2015

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