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Editorial: CDCU helps rebuild distressed communities, one house at a time

The Community Development Corporation of Utah has rebuilt more than 400 homes.

My view: Higher ed students can better succeed with sustainability programs

An op-ed by George Will (“ ‘Sustainability mania' only bloats rates, cuts savings,” April 16) underscores the importance of going beyond third-party claims to understand the facts... Read more »

31 minutes ago

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Letter: Crosswalk reminder

Many police officers, probably most, are the kind willing to take the time to escort an older person across the road. Read more »

10 hours ago

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Letter: Marijuana, an evil plant

Marijuana is an evil plant and has been for centuries. Let's keep Utah safe and continue to make marijuana and other drugs illegal. Read more »

10 hours ago

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Letter: Follow the money

When the site of our new state prison is finally determined, we should follow the money to see which legislators or lobbyists determined the final site and see the connection between the legislators, lobbyists, property owners and... Read more »

10 hours ago

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Michael Gerson: Religious conservatives' shifting role in American culture

The recent Pew Forum Report, "America's Changing Religious Landscape," does not bode as grimly as many would have the American public believe. Read more »

14 hours ago

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In Our Opinion: More than a holiday, Memorial Day should be an 'honor' day

Memorial Day is about honoring priceless service. The great conflicts of history were fought and won by everyday men and women who exhibited extraordinary courage and valor, many of them paying the... Read more »

yesterday

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On Second Thought

A lighthearted look at current events. Read more »

yesterday

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My view: Prison relocation study is being misrepresented

Members of the Prison Relocation Commission (PRC) have been making false claims about the prison relocation study. The PRC is touting a study that did not review enough aspects of the prison move... Read more »

yesterday

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Letter: Thanks for liberty

It may be the military mind talking, but we don’t think often enough about those willing to live, fight and die for liberty. I lost a few friends during my time overseas, but they aren’t far from me even now. Read more »

yesterday

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Letter: Share the rain

With all the blessed rain we’ve received over the last two weeks, my heart goes out to those in California who are suffering from water shortages. Read more »

yesterday

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Letter: Keep fighting drugs

I remember many instances this past year when the police took millions of dollars worth of drugs off the street. What if we had given up and just let the drug lords go ahead and distribute those to our children? Read more »

yesterday

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Your future Utah needs your input now — participate in Envision Utah's online projections

Envision Utah's "Your Utah, Your Future" online survey allows participants to submit preferred outcomes overall and in 11 areas such as air and water quality, education and transportation for 2050. Read more »

May 24, 2015

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Frank Pignanelli & LaVarr Webb: Mediocre 'favorability' ratings hint at Utah's varied attitudes toward Congress

Last week, a UtahPolicy.com poll, which was picked up by other media, showed mediocre “favorability” ratings for Utah’s four U.S. House members. Your columnists weigh in. Read more »

May 24, 2015

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Letter: Flyer Field

Coach George Lay spent untold hours making Dixie Flyer baseball, and basketball for that matter, what it is today. He took boys and turned them to men. Read more »

May 24, 2015

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Letter: Chamber's misleading ad

The U.S. Export-Import Bank plays almost no role in Utah’s export sector. Only one out of every 270 small business exporters uses the bank. Read more »

May 24, 2015

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Robert J. Samuelson: Economic turmoil in China could tip world back into recession

On any list of calamities threatening the world economy, a China crash ranks at or near the top. Already, China's sizzling rate of economic growth has declined. The question is whether the... Read more »

May 24, 2015

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My View: Trade promotion authority would expand Utah’s economy

Global trade is a key driver for Utah’s economy. Overall, more than one in five jobs in Utah depends on international trade, and medical technology is just one of the sectors that can grow... Read more »

May 24, 2015

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Drew Clark: Congress should modernize highway funding with 'chips,' not 'concrete'

Funding transportation infrastructure is one of the core responsibilities of government. Whether those roads are paid for by corporate taxation, by a steeper gas tax or by something else,... Read more »

May 24, 2015

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Letter: Today's young people care about protecting viability of solar resources

The obvious economic, environmental and societal benefits make solar energy a viable option that is here to stay. Read more »

May 23, 2015

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My View: Careful response is required to North Korea’s missile moves

“Egregious” and “grotesque” is how United States Secretary of State John Kerry has described North Korea’s reckless international provocations and brutal executions of... Read more »

May 23, 2015

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Letter: Invest in subsidized early education programs

Home life is important and should be encouraged, but children, during the years that matter and when their brains develop the most, should be learning from professionals through play and instruction. Read more »

May 23, 2015

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In our opinion: The opportunities and challenges of linking social media and wildlife

When used correctly, social media may be a species-saver and help with crowdsourcing for funding. But not all experts are keen to list animals and their tracking data online. Read more »

May 23, 2015

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John Florez: Politicans who disregard public interest can try snack-machine lawmaking

A high-tech voting system for a high-tech world might be to just set up a vending machine in the lobbyists' lounge, where the politicians could silently pick and choose the bills they want passed... Read more »

May 23, 2015

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Letter: What’s the motivation?

Leaders of the Pioneer Park Coalition claim to know how to help the homeless. But their concern seems to be for real estate values, not the homeless. Read more »

May 23, 2015

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Letter: Watering the rain

Let’s see the city fine Wal-Mart and any other business foolish enough to waste water when we’re trying to recover from a drought. Read more »

May 23, 2015

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