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In our opinion: Fabricated Rolling Stone article on campus rape hurts cause

Rolling Stone magazine admitted a high-profile campus rape article published last fall was fraudulent.

John Florez: America's strength is its liberal education

Much attention has been given of late to STEM education — science, technology, engineering and mathematics. The value of a liberal arts education is that it teaches you how to write (which... Read more »

13 hours ago

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Letter: Costly benefits

In a recent Wall Street Journal article, the proposal of many Democratic candidates came to light. Their plan: raise Social Security benefits. With an increasing urgency to create a more sustainable future for the Social Security... Read more »

13 hours ago

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Letter: Rid the world of polio

The month of April marks a historic anniversary for global health. Sixty years ago, Jonas Salk's inactivated polio vaccine was proven safe and effective in protecting children against polio. Globally, polio has been reduced... Read more »

13 hours ago

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My view: Utah has an export-import problem

As long as the federal Export-Import Bank exists, your tax dollars will be used to prop up a few lucky businesses, both here and abroad. The bank's future will be decided this summer by Congress. Read more »

13 hours ago

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My view: Yesterday’s public education is quickly disappearing

I feel compelled to offer some sort of a valedictory, or to act as a “canary in a coal mine.” In my opinion, public education as I know it will soon disappear. Read more »

13 hours ago

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My view: Preparation is key with SAGE testing

Admittedly, there is quite a bit to remember when preparing for annual testing, beyond the correct answers. This op-ed offers a few tips and tricks to prepare for the SAGE assessment. Read more »

13 hours ago

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Cedric Nicholson: Have women become forgotten veterans of military service?

Sen. Dean Heller, R-NV, and Patty Murray, D-WA, have come up with the solution to the lack of gender-specific care for women veterans. They have introduced Senate Bill 471, the Women Veteran Access... Read more »

yesterday

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Letter: Wrong tax approach

The gas tax increase was the wrong approach, period! Truckers avoided buying our fuel because of our fuel prices; this changed my opinion over all those I voted into office. The correct approach would have been to actually lower the... Read more »

yesterday

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Mike Noel: Utah leads out on win-win solution to climate controversy

HCR8, which is now signed, states that soil sequestration of atmospheric CO2 in forests and rangeland soils is Utah’s preferred approach regarding any federal efforts to deal with climate... Read more »

yesterday

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Letter: Changing environment

Our climate is changing (temperature), our water is changing (ocean levels) and our ozone layer is changing (ultraviolet radiation). Our trees that recycle carbon dioxide into oxygen are being cut down. We have hazardous waste and... Read more »

yesterday

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Greg Bell: The problem of being a conservative

Conservatives believe the individual is pre-eminent in political society. Many liberals believe government is supreme and bestows rights on the individual. That is a completely upside-down view of... Read more »

yesterday

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In our opinion: Disrupted by email and the Internet, the U.S. Postal Service needs to make tough decisions to cut its losses

Now $15 billion in debt, the U.S. Postal Service has a problem: a rapidly changing market for first-class mail, which has been disrupted by modern technology. Lawmakers should let the Postal... Read more »

yesterday

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Michael Gerson: The Iran deal: Obama is desperate for a legacy

Why would the Obama administration claim victory in the middle of a sensitive negotiation, in a manner that prods the other side to harden its demands and encourages the unraveling of sanctions? Read more »

yesterday

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In our opinion: Norman H. Bangerter: A governor not worried about his legacy has left a secure one

The late Gov. Norm Bangerter may not have been concerned about his place in history, but as it turns out, he didn’t need to be. He leaves behind a legacy that is secure, and he will be sorely... Read more »

yesterday

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These days, you really can watch something else

There has never been a time in history with more entertainment choices available than there are now. If you can’t find something consistent with your values or your tastes, it may not be... Read more »

yesterday

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In our opinion: 'Great Utah ShakeOut' drills help educate, prepare us for likelihood of earthquakes

The goal of the Great Utah ShakeOut drill is to increase awareness and to make sure Utahns are prepared for an earthquake when it arrives. Given Utah's fault-laden geographical makeup, future... Read more »

April 16, 2015

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Letter: Unemployment compensation

The recent budget crisis in the United States has prompted many U.S. citizens to urge leaders to cut spending. I agree that some areas of the government budget should be cut back, but unemployment compensation should be preserved.... Read more »

April 16, 2015

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Letter: No more hungry kids

There was an excellent reminder of the importance of the SNAP program, or food stamps, by Ariane Dansie (“Keep SNAP funded,” April 7). One in five hungry children is too many. Connecting with our representatives about... Read more »

April 16, 2015

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Letter: Intimate caucus system

There are many major issues facing the United States. The leaders we elect matter now more than ever. How we elect those leaders might very well determine how we as a nation handle some of the big issues of the day. There has been... Read more »

April 16, 2015

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Henri Sisneros: Underserved communities reap returns from educational investments

The wonderful thing about investing in education, planting seeds of hope, is what can grow. In the mid-1980s, a University of Utah initiative brought promising high school students of color over... Read more »

April 16, 2015

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Dan Liljenquist: Will Hillary Clinton benefit from new campaign finance tactics?

Money is, and has always been, the “mother’s milk” of politics. Those candidates who raise the most money, whether directly into their campaigns or through surrogates into Super... Read more »

April 16, 2015

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Laura Polacheck: Con artists are devising new, devious ways to scam Utahns

Con artists continue devising new ways to scam Utahns out of their hard-earned money. That's why AARP Utah is glad to offer the Fraud Watch Network, which gives free access to information about how... Read more »

April 16, 2015

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George Will: 'Sustainability mania' only bloats rates, cuts savings

Hundreds of millions could be saved, with no cost to any institution's core educational mission, by eliminating every position whose title contains the word "sustainability" — and, while we... Read more »

April 16, 2015

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Utah's 'grand bargain' stands in sharp contrast to Cliven Bundy's vigilantes

We’ve got our own “take back the land” movement here, but cooler heads are hard at work getting all sides together on compromises that might actually lead to a solution. Read more »

April 15, 2015

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Kathleen Parker: Hillary Clinton's voters will have to overlook her past to elect her for the future

Hillary Clinton's video to announce her candidacy borders on many themes, but she fails to adequately address what she is going to do for America, especially considering her amount of excessive... Read more »

April 15, 2015

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