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In our opinion: Closing 'discipline gap' in our schools to keep kids in class

An new study shows the "discipline gap" in schools is narrowing in many states.

Letter: Why such controversy?

Objectivity says Sen. Madsen’s SB259 should sail through the Legislature. I am hopeful, but I really wonder if our Legislature can be objective in this matter when so many of our citizens are not. Read more »

7 hours ago

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Letter: Live long and prosper

Many are unaware of the early beginnings of the famous pronouncement, "Live long and prosper." Read more »

7 hours ago

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Letter: Short repairs list

I-215 on the west side of 47th North is in terrible shape. The concrete is torn up in all lanes. It is very disappointing that repair of this freeway is not included in the UDOT project list. Read more »

7 hours ago

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Greg Bell: The decades-long Grant Study's conclusion: 'Happiness is love. Full stop.'

The Harvard Study of Adult Development — better known as the Grant Study — began in 1938 and was sustained for decades, looking at what made people healthy, sustainable and happy. The... Read more »

7 hours ago

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My view: Consider all options before relocating state prison

Alternatives exist to relocating the Draper prison, such as reworking where I-15 runs along the Point of the Mountain. Read more »

yesterday

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Jay Evensen: Open wide and swallow your tax increase, Utah

But don’t close your mouth and walk away yet. Once you’ve swallowed a Utah gas tax increase, you may have to fill your spoon with a federal one, as well. Read more »

yesterday

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Dan Liljenquist: Looking to the Supreme Court to lead a restoring balance of powers in D.C.

President Obama has consolidated more power in the executive branch than any other U.S. president, which has not been tempered by the legislative branch (Congress). Read more »

yesterday

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My view: Safety is potential concern on Bear Lake beaches

Legislation could allow people to drive their vehicles onto the beaches at Bear Lake, thereby endangering children and anyone else at play on the beach. Read more »

yesterday

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In our opinion: SB296 bridges anti-discrimination, religious freedoms divide; could be a model for other states

Senate Bill 296, which modifies Utah's Anti-Discrimination and Fair Housing acts to address both religious freedoms and discrimination against sexual orientation and gender identity, provides a... Read more »

yesterday

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Letter: Political police work

I’m grateful that former Salt Lake police officer Eric Moutsos’s mistreatment by Chief Chris Burbank is coming to light. Read more »

yesterday

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Letter: The people’s voice

The actions of the speaker to not let a vote be taken on Healthy Utah is an embarrassment to the citizens of Utah as our voice, through our representatives, will not be heard. Read more »

yesterday

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Letter: Multipurpose villages

Closed-down malls do not create a tax base, whereas rebuilding would. A new public/private partnership could be forged to do such a project. The money spent would result in tax revenues, then cities would win. Read more »

yesterday

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George F. Will: IRS continues to act in pattern of corruption

The court probably will rule that the IRS acted contrary to law. If so, the IRS certainly will not have acted contrary to its pattern of corruption in the service of the current administration. Read more »

yesterday

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Jay Evensen: Though complicated, Corradini was an effective leader

When I think about her leadership style, I come back to a snowy Friday in February 1992, not quite two months after she was first sworn-in, when she first toured Derks Field, the city’s aging... Read more »

March 4, 2015

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Richard Davis: Let the voters decide the party primaries — don't pass HB313

The recently proposed HB313 would significantly weaken SB54, last year's Count My Vote compromise. Utah Republican Party leaders and some legislators have labored to overturn or weaken the... Read more »

March 4, 2015

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In our opinion: Revisiting Abraham Lincoln's hopes, from his 2nd inaugural address on its 150th anniversary

On the 150th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln's second presidential inauguration address, we revisit the hopes and aspirations he had for the United States, still mired in the Civil War. Lincoln was... Read more »

March 4, 2015

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In our opinion: Deedee Corradini — a past leader whose efforts in the present carried well into the future

One doesn’t have to look long or hard around Salt Lake to see the fingerprints of Deedee Corradini, the city’s first and only female mayor who served from 1992 to 2000. Corradini passed... Read more »

March 4, 2015

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My view: A bipartisan fix for our email privacy laws

In this era of gridlock, protecting our right to keep private the things we communicate and store online is one of the few issues that seems to unite people of all political leanings and interests. Read more »

March 4, 2015

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Letter: Same stale air

In her recent op-ed (“Big government needs to get out of the way,” March 1), she proved that she is the same stale air that prevents government from running. Read more »

March 4, 2015

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Letter: Conflict of interest

My understanding is that Mr. Hughes is involved in construction and property management. He would like to vacate the current Draper prison property, at taxpayer expense, and turn it over to developers. Read more »

March 4, 2015

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My view: Breastfeeding bill good for children and working women

As a family-friendly state, Utah should take the lead on implementing policies that support breastfeeding mothers. HB242 is good for babies and good for women. Read more »

March 3, 2015

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My view: Common Core tests erode parental rights

In Utah, a 15-parent panel was established by our Legislature to review SAGE test questions. But most parents do not have the scientific background to evaluate what can actually be assessed through... Read more »

March 3, 2015

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My view: Priorities in politics need to change

Politics is about power. The authors of our Constitution seemed not so concerned about details, but very concerned about the way power would be used in their new nation. Read more »

March 3, 2015

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In our opinion: Talking of tax reform and income inequality is a good first step

The debate attending tax-code proposals addressing income inequality is healthy and encouraging. It demonstrates an awakening to the problem of limited mobility among classes of citizens, which... Read more »

March 3, 2015

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My view: Opioid technology can save Utah lives

One person dies nearly every day and countless more lives are ruined in Utah because of prescription drug abuse. Nationwide, the abuse of prescription drugs is recognized as an epidemic by the CDC. Read more »

March 3, 2015

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