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Parents reading to their young children at home can help prepare the children for school and more

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 »

9 hours ago

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Kent Jones: Anticipating the forthcoming U.S.-Cuba trade boom

When the embargo with Cuba ends, it could result in a trading boom between the U.S. and one of its oldest allies. Read more »

9 hours ago

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Letter: Pay for your share

While our esteemed legislators consider raising taxes on retirees (and others) like me, especially the state income tax, they should instead consider an important source of money for education. State income tax goes into the... Read more »

9 hours ago

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Letter: Peanut butter ban?

I hate peanut butter! Even the smell of it makes me gag. It seems to me inconceivable that someone would mix peanut butter and jelly and give it to their children; perhaps the jelly is to hide the taste of the peanut butter. Maybe I... Read more »

9 hours ago

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Letter: Prepared to succeed

As reported in a recent article (“President Obama honors Martin Luther King Jr. by helping next generation,” Jan. 19), the first family celebrated the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. by participating in the Corporation... Read more »

9 hours ago

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John Florez: Education is 'app' to change — will Utah follow?

Can you imagine students, with their parents, planning their educations with apps and taking their plans to school to help them become a reality? There is nothing more empowering than taking... Read more »

yesterday

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Letter: No end in sight

We have seen continued development of Davis County's land base into residential housing. It is my observation that each new home built adds a minimum of two vehicles or more that increase pollution to the county's air with no end in... Read more »

yesterday

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Letter: A worldwide message

Government should not be involved in censorship; the only legitimate censorship is that which individuals impose on themselves, according to their own belief system. When we start to force our moral code on others, we err. Read more »

yesterday

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Letter: Just slow down

I want to strongly suggest that everyone focus on driving. Distracted driving — texting, etc., when driving — is dangerous, unlawful and (excuse me) downright stupid. Save a life or injury. Please slow down and pay... Read more »

yesterday

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In our opinion: Becky Lockhart's tributes are personal as much as political

From the U.S. Senate to the Utah State Capitol, tributes honoring the late House Speaker Becky Lockhart have flowed freely in the week since her passing. But those tributes have focused on her... Read more »

yesterday

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A. Scott Anderson: Taking Utah into Top 10 states for education will take leadership, funding

We pride ourselves in being in the Top 10, or higher, in many areas of economic performance. Should we not also aspire to Top 10 status in education? This should be the Legislature’s top... Read more »

Jan. 23, 2015

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In our opinion: Supreme Court rules unanimously on religious liberty case involving Muslim inmate's beard

In a unanimous ruling, the nine Supreme Court justices determined a Muslim inmate’s religious liberty rights had been violated when the Arkansas Department of Corrections denied him being... Read more »

Jan. 23, 2015

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Letter: Idle elimination

Cars equipped with idle elimination will save the owners money in fuel costs; performance would be the same, and you would see a reduction in inversions. Everybody wins with this solution. Read more »

Jan. 23, 2015

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My view: Utah Legislature needs to make changes about criminal justice reform

The Utah Legislature needs to spend time this legislative session on how to make changes with criminal justice reform. Read more »

Jan. 23, 2015

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David Blankenhorn: Looking back at how today's 'sustainability' is really yesteryear's 'thrift'

National Edition

The American thrift movement of nearly a century ago had ideas that sound strikingly modern. Using resources wisely — what many call "sustainability" — was celebrated for decades each... Read more »

Jan. 23, 2015

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My view: Utah needs legislation to clean up ‘smoggy day’ recesses

This legislative session, clean air advocates and citizens mean to change this dangerous bit of Utah law, thereby returning to the local population the power to craft air quality regulations... Read more »

Jan. 23, 2015

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Letter: Coyote bounty

Let's call for an end to this unnecessary coyote bounty in Utah — especially in any county that stands a chance of receiving recolonizing, protected wolves. Read more »

Jan. 23, 2015

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Jay Evensen: Obama must make religious freedom a priority

National Edition

As France has seen, religious intolerance does not confine itself abroad. Read more »

Jan. 22, 2015

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How America currently feels about abortion

On what will be the 42nd anniversary of the Supreme Court’s Roe v. Wade decision, thousands are expected to participate in the March For Life’s annual pro-life march. Read more »

Jan. 22, 2015

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My view: Inmates deserve better mental health treatment

What we do care about is that Utah takes advantage of these once-in-a-lifetime opportunities to rethink the way the criminal justice system delivers treatment and support to offenders with... Read more »

Jan. 22, 2015

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Robert J. Samuelson: Revisiting the 1980s inflation purge

The premise of my book ("The Great Inflation and Its Aftermath") is that inflation's rise and fall are underrated events in post-World War II history. But it matters how high inflation was overcome. Read more »

Jan. 22, 2015

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George F. Will: America’s welfare state continues to mushroom

As a growing portion of the population succumbs to the entitlement state's ever-expanding menu of temptations weakens the national fabric. Read more »

Jan. 22, 2015

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Letter: Not so lazy

If Americans really were so lazy, why would so many be in the workforce and working so much? Why would their productivity be so high? Read more »

Jan. 22, 2015

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Letter: A 5 percent violator

The purported facts on the ban on wood-burning stoves from supposed authorities regarding the issue are questionable at least. Read more »

Jan. 22, 2015

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Letter: License plate driving

We lived in the Philippines from 1998 to 2000. In order to help their air pollution problem, the Philippine government passed a law that people were only allowed to drive their cars according to the last number on their car license... Read more »

Jan. 22, 2015

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