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In our opinion: Deedee Corradini — a past leader, efforts carried into future

One doesn’t have to look long or hard around Salt Lake to see the fingerprints of Deedee Corradini.

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 »

13 hours ago

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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 »

13 hours ago

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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 »

13 hours ago

35 comments

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 »

13 hours ago

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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 »

yesterday

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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 »

yesterday

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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 »

yesterday

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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 »

yesterday

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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 »

yesterday

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Lois M. Collins: The gifts I hope I gave my daughter before she turned 18

My child is moving into adulthood and I'm feeling a little like a DVD in a YouTube world — still working, but about to be phased out. Read more »

yesterday

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Letter: Who's against Healthy Utah?

With Utah's religious leaders, business community, medical community and general public strongly supporting Healthy Utah, it is obvious a lot of representatives want to kill it without going on record as voting against it. Read more »

yesterday

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Letter: Mandated freedom

Seat belt laws are one of those defining issues that reveal whether a lawmaker truly believes in freedom. Wearing a seat belt is a good idea. Mandating it by force of law is not. Read more »

yesterday

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Letter: Who advises the Speaker?

Until state prison issues are resolved, perhaps we need a speaker who has less at stake with current legislation. Read more »

yesterday

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Letter: Best possible governance

If you are a Utah legislator, you are concerned only with doing your own job — providing the best governance possible. I suggest our legislators not turn their job over to those who have a different vested interest. Read more »

yesterday

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Michael Gerson: Getting Africa's health systems to be self-reliant

A number of African countries, including Tanzania, are working on health insurance plans that would pool risk and bring new resources from the public into the health sector. But how can donors... Read more »

yesterday

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Robert J. Samuelson: Changes to American electorate illuminate political impasse

Power may derive from the people, but it must be tempered in ways that allow for the future. This is a challenge every generation faces — and one that we are arguably failing. Read more »

yesterday

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My view: Medicaid expansion via Healthy Utah: It's hardly risky business for Utahns

Gov. Gary Herbert has secured remarkable concessions from the federal government to cover Utah’s uninsured the Utah way. The resulting Healthy Utah plan is as close to a risk-free proposal as... Read more »

March 2, 2015

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John Hoffmire: Examining President Obama’s education plan

National Edition

Part of the American Dream has been the possibility of social mobility and the creation of wealth for every individual. Read more »

March 2, 2015

5 comments

In our opinion: Bill to make drug possession a misdemeanor reverses from past negative get-tough policies

A proposed bill would make drug possession a misdemeanor in Utah — and it's described as "an epic shift" in the criminal justice system. Attitudes are shifting away from a posture of... Read more »

March 2, 2015

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Letter: Voter disconnect

There seems to be much discussion on the question of why we don’t have greater voter turnout; I would like to offer two points I’ve observed over my 83 years. I served for many years on the Steering Committee of the Utah... Read more »

March 2, 2015

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Letter: Exclusive salary hike

I am a math teacher and do not like HB203, which will raise teacher salaries for math, science and special-ed teachers. I am for an increase in salary for teachers, but this bill needs to be amended because it is too exclusive.... Read more »

March 2, 2015

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Bob Bennett: Climate change question should change from 'Is it real?' to 'How bad is it?'

We should not begin to dismantle our current energy economy in an effort to solve climate change until we have a much better answer to the question, “How bad is it?” Read more »

March 2, 2015

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Mia Love: Big government needs to get out of the way, give Americans chance to rise

The experiences of my life have shown me again and again that opportunity is where you find it. But these days it can be harder to find because there is something in the way: big government. Read more »

March 1, 2015

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My view: Herbert is helping Utah stay on right track

A reminder of why Utah is and remains such a good place to live, work and raise a family — both its people and its elected officials are conservative leaders who genuinely seek to do what is... Read more »

March 1, 2015

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