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Richard Davis: The choices for president don't excite Utah voters

Indications now suggest that next year’s presidential election may be a tough one for Utah Republicans.

My view: Alton coal mine proves grouse need endangered species protections

Unless it’s sage grouse extinction and more harm to our climate that the BLM wants, expanding the Alton coal mine should be rejected. Read more »

7 hours ago

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Letter: Classy vs. vulgar

I want to keep Trump out of the White House. I'm not sure Hillary Clinton can do it, but I am sure Bernie Sanders can do it. Read more »

7 hours ago

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Letter: Amusement parks

Scientific advances certainly make it possible to have life-size robotic dinosaurs roaming through a park, interacting with visitors and giving them rides. What once was a dream often becomes reality. Read more »

7 hours ago

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Letter: Alaskan resources

Alaskans should be allowed to develop our resources; we will do it responsibly and in a manner that benefits not only us, but Utahns, the nation and the world. Read more »

7 hours ago

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Letter: Answers first

In regards to the proposed sales tax increase, we need to ask the following two questions: What specific projects will a sales tax increase be used for? Will the sales tax be returned to pre-sales tax levels after these projects are... Read more »

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In our opinion: What will spark the necessary global outrage against Islamic States group?

The existence of the Islamic States group is an intolerable affront to human decency. Yet world governments wary of past military missteps find themselves unable to confront the Islamic States... Read more »

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My view: Utah charter schools experience phenomenal growth, should remain an option for students

I would suggest that this concept of school-level control might be the most important discovery we could cross-pollinate from our charter schools into our neighborhood schools. Read more »

yesterday

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Lois M. Collins: Do we like heroes or gossip better? And what does it say about us?

People magazine had an interesting dilemma recently: Lead with the story of three American heroes, or a "celebrity" who may have cheated on his wife. What they chose may say something about us. Read more »

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Letter: A history repeat

The public lands issue is an example of history repeating itself over and over again. Read more »

yesterday

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Letter: Stacked decks

VASA Fitness doesn't provide consumers the opportunity to correct any errors in billing information before charging penalty fees. Read more »

yesterday

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In our opinion: Train terrorism incident in France has us proud of the heroism, worried about the future possibilities

The foiled attempt of a gunman to wreak terror on a high-speed train in France has brought into clarity the increasing risk we face. Read more »

yesterday

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John Hoffmire: Climate change presents skewed vulnerabilities and the ethical imperative

Besides crying out for the immediacy of action, the magnitude of the global climate-change threat raises explicit ethical questions, such as how we ought to live and how humans should value and... Read more »

Aug. 31, 2015

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Letter: A Shakespeare treasure

The Tony award-winning Utah Shakespeare Festival has been taken to new heights under executive director Scott Phillips. Read more »

Aug. 31, 2015

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Letter: Troubling scenario

Perhaps Planned Parenthood can explain how killing a baby in a hospital differs from the act of taking a fetus that has every chance of growing and developing into a healthy, normal child from its mother's womb and selling its tissues. Read more »

Aug. 31, 2015

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About Utah: He walked around the lake — in 17 years

In 1998, Rick Porter set out to circumnavigate the Great Salt Lake. In 2015, he finally finished. Read more »

Aug. 30, 2015

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My view: Utah — don't take a U-turn away from ride-sharing

Utah’s laws should be used to create a business climate that keeps consumers safe while also encouraging healthy economic competition. State legislators have done a good job to date by... Read more »

Aug. 30, 2015

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My view: Shrinking our new prison while fixing public education

What if the main source of inmates, the dropouts and push-outs from school, could be drastically reduced? Could we spend more money on schools if we didn’t have to spend so much on lawbreakers? Read more »

Aug. 30, 2015

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Drew Clark: The zeitgeist of modern Provo: Jobs and a good quality of life

The message Utah is sending to the world: Citizens of a particular city or region are no longer necessarily forced to choose between quality of life and economic opportunity. Read more »

Aug. 30, 2015

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Frank Pignanelli & LaVarr Webb: As summer concludes, Utahns face national, state issues

Frank Pignanelli and LaVarr Webb discuss immigration policy, a forthcoming public lands proposal from state representatives and what could happen if Joe Biden decides to run for the Democratic... Read more »

Aug. 30, 2015

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In our opinion: Incentives in welfare reform should enhance employment, family and self-sufficiency

When it comes to providing meaningful and lasting care for the poor and needy, governments tend to lean toward show over substance, and the United States is no exception. Generous welfare programs... Read more »

Aug. 30, 2015

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Arthur Cyr: North and South Korea agree on stabilizing steps

The 38th Parallel dividing North and South Korea is less tense thanks to a sensible new agreement between North and South Korea. Read more »

Aug. 30, 2015

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Letter: Earthquake insurance

I think everyone who lives close to or around the Wasatch Front should be required to have earthquake insurance. No one knows when that fault line is going off, but we know there are chances for it to go off soon. It has been around... Read more »

Aug. 30, 2015

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Letter: Alzheimer’s research

As the presidential nominee race increases in intensity, one critical issue facing our country is consistently missing from the rhetoric: No one is discussing the extreme financial toll that Alzheimer’s disease will continue to... Read more »

Aug. 30, 2015

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Letter: Address a growing threat

I write this letter as a plea to my representatives: Sens. Orrin Hatch and Mike Lee and Rep. Mia Love, and to all my fellow constituents. I work in a school with students I sincerely love and care for. I aim to arm them now with... Read more »

Aug. 30, 2015

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