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In our opinion: Utah looks to break cycle of intergenerational poverty

Utah cannot afford to allow children at risk of repeating the poverty of their parents to continue along that path.

Michael Gerson: 2 cheers for Obama’s plan against Islamic State

These are more than quibbles. But the two cheers are genuine. We need the determined, unfamiliar leader who spoke at the U.N. to succeed. Read more »

2 hours ago

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Doug Robinson: Making sense of retired jerseys and hall induction

Jim McMahon gets his jersey retired on Friday night, 33 years after he threw his last pass for BYU, but what about the others — what about Wilson and Bosco, for starters? A little musing on... Read more »

4 hours ago

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Amy Choate-Nielsen: The truth behind tall tales: Every family has at least one

Hearing the stories from my family history sometimes feels like I'm listening to a fable. It can't be true. Read more »

5 hours ago

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Catherine Rampell: Reasons behind the bad reputation of for-profit colleges

For-profit colleges can't get no respect, at least not from employers. Which suggests that maybe they should be getting less generous taxpayer subsidies, too. Read more »

12 hours ago

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My view: Potential drive-thru changes

The Salt Lake City Council is considering adopting a change to its drive-thru ordinance that requires facilities to serve walk-ups and bicyclists through their drive-thru windows or open up their... Read more »

22 hours ago

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Letter: Enforcing the dress code

Too many people in our society think that the rules don’t apply to them, and when they are held accountable they seek to blame those who enforce the rules for their poor choice. Read more »

22 hours ago

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Letter: The bus is coming back

I was excited to hear the news recently that streaming giant Netflix has acquired the rights to the ‘90s children’s TV show “The Magic School Bus.” The new reboot will no doubt be modernized. Read more »

22 hours ago

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Letter: Preserving wild lands

We feel a moral and social responsibility to speak up to help preserve land for future generations to enjoy as much as we do now. Read more »

22 hours ago

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Robert J. Samuelson: Crude oil exports forced onto the political agenda

Events are forcing the ban on crude exports onto the political agenda. The economic and strategic implications are huge. How we address them will measure our seriousness. Read more »

yesterday

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On Second Thought

A lighthearted look at news of the day. Read more »

yesterday

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Robert Bennett: Make climate conversations more than just hot air

In the debate over global climate woes, we want more than just either side simply blowing "hot air." We need computer models that are more accurate and thus more useful in helping develop realistic... Read more »

yesterday

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In our opinion: Here's how the Obama administration is squelching the press

The Obama administration is squelching access to public information — and here are a number of examples of how federal government reporting now is as difficult as ever. Read more »

yesterday

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Letter: School electronic devices

While I applaud efforts to equip our students with the latest electronic educational devices, the proposal to spend nearly half a billion dollars to buy devices for all students does not seem like the best approach. In the first... Read more »

yesterday

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Letter: Dance dress code

Several TV news channels were wrong to publicize recent stories about high school girls not being admitted to their homecoming dances. The girls were turned away for wearing dresses that didn’t comply with the school dress... Read more »

yesterday

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Letter: Wind energy

Relative to the wind energy project involving the Delta salt caverns, one has to wonder why American taxpayers should celebrate the transfer of $8 billion of their hard-earned money into the pockets of wealthy green-energy... Read more »

yesterday

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Frank Pignanelli & LaVarr Webb: Utah's education funding needs a boost, not a crisis

Does Utah face an education crisis because of low per-pupil spending? Should some transportation funding be transferred to schools? Is it time for a tax increase for public education? Pignanelli... Read more »

Sept. 28, 2014

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5 reasons Mitt Romney will probably run for president again

In months prior, former governor of Massachusetts and 2012 presidential candidate Mitt Romney had been adamant that he would not seek another run at the White House. But times have changed. Read more »

Sept. 28, 2014

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Drew Clark: Either view of marriage debate should support Utah's high court case

Whether you support tradition marriage or same-sex marriage, you should be for Utah in the upcoming battle before the Supreme Court. Read more »

Sept. 28, 2014

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In our opinion: Islamic State's brand of religious persecution: cruel, deadly, ambitious

The threat of the Islamic State's militants is the group's wholesale slaughter of religious believers — primarily Christians — in the region and its goal to take that persecution global. Read more »

Sept. 28, 2014

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Monica Bellenger: Parents deserve full disclosure

One seasonal ritual in Utah is in full bloom: the parent-teacher conference. This year, Utah parents may want to begin their conference session by asking their child’s teacher a new question:... Read more »

Sept. 28, 2014

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Lawrence J. Haas: Putin's aggression won't be stopped by sanctions

Writer is addressing the question, "Should U.S. grant Ukrainian President Poroshenko's appeal for military aid?" Read more »

Sept. 28, 2014

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John B. Quigley: Providing lethal aid to Ukraine would add to mayhem

Writer is addressing the question, "Should U.S. grant Ukrainian President Poroshenko's appeal for military aid?" Read more »

Sept. 28, 2014

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Janna Darnelle: Redefining marriage hurts women, children

The push to present a positive image of same-sex families has hidden the devastation on which many are built. My children and I suffered great losses because of my former husband’s decision... Read more »

Sept. 28, 2014

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Letter: Majors matter

As a college professor, those who counsel students into majors where there are no jobs frequently disappoint me. In a recent article (“Why your college major doesn’t always matter,” Sept. 23), Rutgers professor Hal... Read more »

Sept. 28, 2014

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Letter: Cautious Congress

According to recent news articles, congressional Republicans are unconvinced that Obama is taking the Islamic State (ISIS) threat seriously enough. Many think the president’s plan should include U.S. ground forces to combat the... Read more »

Sept. 28, 2014

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