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In our opinion: Optimism in politics for solutions would be a welcome change

The best way forward is for both parties to fight optimistically for long-term solutions.

Letter: Erratic protests

Everything I’ve heard and seen recently on the TV and radio news is concerned with the death of a lion, killed by dentist from the U.S. There is nothing but anger and disgust for this horrendous act toward a beloved lion in... Read more »

9 hours ago

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Letter: Helmet investment

Lois Collins’ recent article (“Living — or dying — with decision not to don a helmet,” July 28) was, sadly, an informative piece on the dangers of failure to use a helmet. As an example, bike helmets... Read more »

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Letter: BSA lacks a compass

How did a man like Robert M. Gates get to be head of the Boy Scouts of America? Anyone familiar with Mr. Gates’ history as former secretary of defense and former director of central intelligence will remember his instrumental... Read more »

9 hours ago

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Frank Pignanelli & LaVarr Webb: Identifying proper roles of various government levels

Gov. Gary Herbert's focus as chairman of the National Governors Association is on restoring proper balance in the federal-state relationship. This comes at a time when questions are being raised... Read more »

9 hours ago

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Letter: Lagoon animals

As summer nears its midpoint, what’s more fun than the Lagoon amusement park? I’m a teacher and chaperoned a Lagoon field trip; it’s a great time, but then came that train ride. I didn’t know about the wild... Read more »

9 hours ago

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Arthur Cyr: Turkey playing pivotal role in battle against Islamic State

Turkey has shifted significantly in the war against the Islamic State, and is now striking the enemy directly and permitting the United States-led coalition to use air bases. Read more »

9 hours ago

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Letter: Junior Commandos

Poor Queen Elizabeth II is taking heat for a photo of her and her mother giving a Nazi salute in 1933. I remember learning when I was 5 years old how to salute our American flag in kindergarten. We started with our hand on our heart... Read more »

9 hours ago

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John Florez: Remembering the summers and going to 'the park' — Pioneer Park

Pioneer Park was my wonderland. It was all any kid would want. It was the international playground where Mexicans, Greeks, Italians, blacks, Anglos, etc., showed up to play, learn how to get along... Read more »

10 hours ago

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In our opinion: NASA's New Horizons opens up a great future of space exploration

The New Horizons space probe has confirmed Pluto is bigger than previously thought and now officially the largest non-planetary object in the solar system. And it's a remarkable achievement that we... Read more »

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Letter: Proper priority

We would do well to keep things in a proper priority — animals are one thing, and we should do all we can to protect them, but human life is something else altogether. Read more »

yesterday

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Letter: Throwaway society

We are just learning how not to be a throwaway society, and now some cabal is planning on throwing away an entire prison complex. It boggles the mind. Read more »

yesterday

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Letter: Voting like a liberal

Sen. Orrin Hatch is not conservative and his voting record proves it. When he was running for re-election, he said all the right things and acted as a conservative. Read more »

yesterday

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In our opinion: After change to state pension program for public employees, personal contributions to plans slow in coming

Utah revised its pension system for public employees, shifting from a traditional defined benefits approach to one favoring matching contributions to 401k accounts. But workers have been slow to up... Read more »

July 31, 2015

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My view: Utah leaders, don't let EPA fool you twice

The Supreme Court’s ruling last month against the Environmental Protection Agency’s costly mercury regulation was a sharp rebuke to President Barack Obama’s environmental agenda. Read more »

July 31, 2015

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Letter: Methane benefits

Methane is a more potent greenhouse gas than carbon dioxide. Methane that escapes into the atmosphere traps excess heat much more effectively than carbon dioxide. Read more »

July 31, 2015

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Letter: Read, read, read

Books open up worlds, adventures, careers and futures for all — but especially for kids. Read more »

July 31, 2015

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Jay Evensen: Muhammad Yunus wants to end poverty, but will Americans go along?

People who change the world seldom do so by letting the establishment relax. To succeed, Yunus wants to turn the business world on its head. Read more »

July 30, 2015

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In our opinion: Time to phase out federal highway trust fund

Now is a good time to begin phasing out the federal highway trust fund and letting states grapple with ways to impose effective user fees for transportation infrastructure. Read more »

July 30, 2015

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Letter: Envision Utah scam

In my opinion, Envision Utah is a powerful organization that uses deception and coercion to further political and special-interest objectives. Read more »

July 30, 2015

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My view: Medicare marks golden anniversary, deserves many more

As we commemorate Medicare’s 50th anniversary, it’s essential that we celebrate the legacy of the program and recommit ourselves to fighting to keep it strong for current and future... Read more »

July 30, 2015

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Letter: Eroding the BSA

Thank you to the Human Rights Campaign for tactfully eroding the Boy Scouts of America. Your sophistries are unparalleled. Read more »

July 30, 2015

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Jay Evensen: An Obama-created monument in Utah would destroy the democratic process

Americans are not like ISIS, waiting anxiously with bulldozers hoping for a chance to turn ancient cliff dwellings into rubble. Any agreement that didn’t protect important artifacts... Read more »

July 29, 2015

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In our opinion: Teacher pay one way to help avoid a potential crisis in declining interest in an education career

The decline in the number of those interested in pursing a teaching profession as well as a decrease in their academic achievements, particularly in science and math, is disconcerting. It's a... Read more »

July 29, 2015

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Richard Davis: Planned Parenthood scandal demonstrates need for abortion policy reform

Two Planned Parenthood executives recently spoke about unborn children with the callousness of someone talking about squashing a mosquito. This is an opportune moment to push the reset button on... Read more »

July 29, 2015

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My view: USOE employees achieve despite few resources

As a member of the Utah State Board of Education for 12 years and chairwoman of that board for five years, I am in a unique position to express my gratitude for the individuals who have worked and... Read more »

July 29, 2015

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