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In our opinion: Fred Adams' Shakespeare Festival vision arrives

It's especially gratifying to know that Fred C. Adams has been able to live to see the scope of his vision fulfilled.

About Utah: He pitched a best-seller

Freelance writer Scott Schulte asked his boyhood hero Dan Gable if he could write his life story. Gable said yes, and a dream job was born. Read more »

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Frank Pignanelli & LaVarr Webb: Shurtleff, GOP convention and a DNC convention preview

The Republican Convention offered interesting speakers, especially the Trump family. But Utahns are still far from embracing the brash billionaire. Read more »

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Mia Love: We are the pioneers of our day

I believe that preserving our pioneer spirit and facilitating success requires removing artificial barriers. As Utahns, we possess a boldness of spirit and a desire to determine our own fate, to... Read more »

yesterday

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My view: Supporting Utah's public education means funding it

As a teacher and a legislator, nothing is scarier than sitting next to a colleague at the Capitol and listening to them explain their understanding of educators’ classroom struggles through... Read more »

yesterday

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Ralph Becker: Reaching for the best of the Wasatch Mountains

The Mountain Accord is rare in today’s fractious political environment. It reflects what good governance can achieve. Read more »

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George F. Will: Adding Pence the pliable to Trump campaign

Crucial political decisions often concern which bridges to cross and which to burn. Donald Trump's dilemma is that he burns some bridges by the way he crosses others. Read more »

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Charles Krauthammer: Notes from Cleveland: The two-part rebellion

The main purpose of the modern political convention is to produce four days of televised propaganda. The subsidiary function, now that nominees are invariably chosen in advance, is structural:... Read more »

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Letter: Unpleasant campaign season

The four months until the election will clearly be unpleasant and probably not like any political campaign we have ever seen. Read more »

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Letter: Vote Gary Johnson

Honest Gary may not have the same ring to it as “Honest Abe,” but you have to respect a man who holds to his convictions even if it relegates him to a relatively unknown party. Read more »

yesterday

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In our opinion: Utah's unique response to the refugee crisis comes about because of its past

Utah Gov. Gary Herbert noted history as being part of the reason for Utah’s uniquely empathetic response to the current refugee crisis. Read more »

yesterday

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In our opinion: The GOP convention — a Utah perspective

It remains to be seen whether Donald Trump carries the Beehive State, but delegates from what arguably has been the most loyally Republican state for many years were right to push back against... Read more »

July 23, 2016

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My view: More whites should practice meekness in race-relations struggle

We are struggling as a nation to make sense of the horror of innocent lives taken, the motives of killers, and the implications for race and police-community relations in America. I only wish that... Read more »

July 23, 2016

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John Florez: Justice delayed is justice denied

We expect our criminal justice system to be open, fair, transparent and accountable to the public. However, over the years it appears it has become encrusted with more regulations, procedures... Read more »

July 23, 2016

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In our opinion: Disgusting algae bloom deserves investigation

Although the algae blooms occur naturally from a mix of high temperatures, calm bodies of water and abundant sunshine, elevated levels of phosphorous feed the size and severity. Read more »

July 22, 2016

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My view: Algae blooms in Utah Lake

Scientific evidence suggests that people cause increasing intensity of algae blooms by modifying hydrology and increasing nutrient inputs to our waters. Read more »

July 22, 2016

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My view: Prison reform proponents have it backward

Far from broken, our criminal justice system is one of the most successful domestic programs in the last 50 years. Crime is half what it was a generation ago, back in the days when we followed the... Read more »

July 22, 2016

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Michael Gerson: The triumph of cynicism

"The most amazing thing about the 2016 elections," Roger Porter of Harvard's Kennedy School of Government told me, "is that we are likely to elect someone who close to two-thirds of the country... Read more »

July 22, 2016

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Arthur Cyr: Coup attempt underscores Turkey’s strategic roles

The military coup attempted in Turkey reinforces already strong anxiety about the Middle East. The effort by elements of the armed forces to oust the elected civilian government has failed, in part... Read more »

July 22, 2016

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Letter: Carbon fee legislation

The nonpartisan Citizens’ Climate Lobby believes that putting a fee on carbon sources and returning net revenues to households gives us a fighting chance of staying within our carbon budget. Read more »

July 22, 2016

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Letter: Drones or privacy

We need a discussion about drones and privacy. Read more »

July 22, 2016

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In our opinion: An unsatisfying resolution to a high-profile case

What is very clear, however, is that the labyrinthine web of suspicion orbiting around the two former Attorneys General and others brought into their sphere is a matter of high public interest. Read more »

July 21, 2016

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Jay Evensen: Why the pioneers give us hope today

People who live in the West have no right to not believe in miracles. The reality that settlements took root anywhere in the interior West and grew into large cities is a miracle, a testament to... Read more »

July 21, 2016

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My view: Racism, gun violence and the heavy cost of simplistic thinking

Throughout American history, empathy for others and integration of opinion (i.e. AND-thinking) has produced progress, while simplistic, black-or-white solutions (i.e., OR-thinking) has produced... Read more »

July 21, 2016

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George F. Will: GOP minds are at sea — but not the right one

Neither the unanimous decision by the Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague, nor China's rejection of it, was surprising. The timing of it was, however, as serendipitous as China's rejection... Read more »

July 21, 2016

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Dan Liljenquist: My theory regarding Melania Trump's plagiarism

So far — at the time of this writing two days into the convention — I can’t tell if we are watching a comedy or a tragedy unfold. Leave it to Donald Trump to keep us guessing. Read more »

July 21, 2016

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Letter: Lead on Social Security

One way to demonstrate they have what it takes to be president is to tell voters how they’ll keep Social Security strong for our children, grandchildren and family members with disabilities. Read more »

July 21, 2016

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Letter: Delegates are dividing

I want to state that the Utah GOP has a problem with its delegates that is further dividing our party instead of uniting it. Read more »

July 21, 2016

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Letter: Let feds take over

Why does Utah even bother trying to be a state? Read more »

July 21, 2016

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NYT Opinion: Embracing evangelical Christianity, a young Mike Pence broke with his family

It was a decision that would redefine Pence, setting him on the path to becoming an evangelical Christian and one of the country’s most outwardly religious and socially conservative legislators. Read more »

July 20, 2016

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In our opinion: Rep. Chaffetz' Mountain Accord legislation represents a positive breakthrough

Rep. Chaffetz' Mountain Accord marks a turning point from where much debate and discussion can now translate into action, and ensure that future generations may benefit from lands of incomparable... Read more »

July 20, 2016

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Richard Davis: Lessons of Pioneer Day are highly relevant today

Remembering the genesis of Pioneer Day — and drawing lessons from this celebration — may provide some perspective on current events. Read more »

July 20, 2016

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Natalie Gochnour: The convention speech Mr. Trump should give

This is the speech (or one like it) that Donald Trump should give at the convention. Read more »

July 20, 2016

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Letter: Prison move

Utahns are just getting a glimpse of the difficulties and expense involved in the prison move. Read more »

July 20, 2016

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John Hoffmire: Honoring the dignity of employees includes having them own more of the companies where they work

Maybe those of us who own big companies need to acknowledge that any big success we may have had in business has come largely as a result of our employees. If this is true, we may need to reward... Read more »

July 19, 2016

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Jay Evensen: Just be glad the convention isn't in Salt Lake

Some people were pushing hard to get the GOP convention here in 2016. Even the Democrats asked Salt Lake to submit a bid. You may now breathe a sigh of relief. Read more »

July 19, 2016

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Hal Boyd: Why Mormons and evangelicals may diverge on Trump and what that means

What can account for the difference between Latter-day Saints and evangelicals in their support for Trump? The answer, it turns out, may have more to do with behavioral economics than policy... Read more »

July 19, 2016

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My View: The future of American conservatism

The time is ripe for conservatives to articulate what we are for and tailor a message that will resonate today. Read more »

July 19, 2016

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My view: Bears Ears: False choice vs. real solution

Characterizing a monument designation under the Antiquities Act as the savior of the archaeological and sacred sites of southeastern Utah is wrong. Read more »

July 19, 2016

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NYT Opinion: What to expect at the Republican National Convention

The Republican National Convention convenes in Cleveland this week. The outcome is not really in doubt, but the lead-up to the convention has been anything but conventional. Read more »

July 19, 2016

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In our opinion: Building unity is a painstaking but worthwhile process

There will only be resolution to the friction associated with law enforcement when people agree to collaborate in a consistent and conscientious effort to understand the attitudes that influence... Read more »

July 19, 2016

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Lois M. Collins: Let's call bad acts what they are when it comes to black and blue

Montrell Jackson was bruised and made heart-sore by the volatility of the discussion of police vs. blacks. He was both black and blue, a 32-year-old black man who had chosen to be a police officer... Read more »

July 19, 2016

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Jay's Jokes: Clinton's endorsement — from Trump

A lighthearted look at news of the day Read more »

July 19, 2016

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Letter: Oppose wanton deer killing

The number of deer passing through our acre lot seems to have remained constant since 1992, when we purchased our home. Read more »

July 19, 2016

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Letter: Iran nuclear deal

It's been a year since the U.S., Iran and international negotiators reached a historic deal on Iran's nuclear program. Read more »

July 19, 2016

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Jay's Jokes: The Republican convention and Nintendo

A lighthearted look at news of the day. This is the week of the Republican National Convention, when delegates are expected to meet, adopt a platform, then tear it up and nominate Donald Trump anyway. Read more »

July 18, 2016

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In our opinion: PLI revisions are welcome but time is running out

Interior Secretary Sally Jewell visited Utah this week, listening to the emotion-charged concerns of many stakeholders and gaining a greater appreciation for the complexities involved. She made it... Read more »

July 18, 2016

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My view: Tuberculosis still a threat today

Since 2004, countries that receive investments from the Global Fund to Fight HIV, TB and Malaria have seen a 29 percent decrease in the death rate from TB, proving that TB can be managed and in... Read more »

July 18, 2016

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Letter: Medicaid in Utah

There are an estimated 58,000 Utahns who would be cover by Medicaid expansion. Read more »

July 18, 2016

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Letters: Brexit means Brexit

Just in case the Brexit situation wasn't uncertain enough, British leaders have been dragging their heels on triggering Article 50, a step that is required for the nation to leave the European Union. Read more »

July 18, 2016

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About Utah: Company founder has come a long way from living in a snow cave

KÜhl outdoor clothing is a Utah original that hasn't forgotten its roots. Read more »

July 17, 2016

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