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Letter: Lease the land

If the prison move just “has” to be done, regardless of any other considerations, here is a suggestion: Build it in another location but do not sell the current property it is on. Instead, lease the current land to... Read more »

8 hours ago

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Letter: Federal law violated

It is one thing that the Supreme Court approved same-sex marriage; it is another — and more critical — matter that two of the justices violated federal law in doing so. The Constitution was established to ensure that this... Read more »

8 hours ago

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Letter: Case for and against

Recently there have been two Deseret News op-eds on Gov. Gary Herbert’s Healthy Utah plan: Rep. Jake Anderegg’s on why he voted against it (“Why I voted against Healthy Utah,” May 10); and Sen. Todd... Read more »

8 hours ago

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Letter: Teen drivers

We are in the midst of the 100 deadliest days — when more than 1,000 people die in car crashes involving teens, according to the National Safety Council. Although the days between Memorial Day and Labor Day prove to be the most... Read more »

8 hours ago

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Letter: Announcement spectacles

Nowadays, an "announcement" that one wishes to run for president of the United States has turned into a spectacle for good or ill. I heard some of the formal televised announcements by Lindsey Graham, Bernie Sanders, Hillary... Read more »

8 hours ago

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My view: Saving drug addicts should be priority for government, health care leaders

Utah’s number of drug overdose deaths is a fact that should awaken all of us to the magnitude of this killer epidemic. The attitudes of many in our society, and the focus of many of our laws,... Read more »

9 hours ago

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My view: Collaborations on the rise between Utah and French health care systems

The U.S. health care system is often compared to European systems in unflattering terms, yet European countries are also under increasing pressure to increase their quality of care and efficiency. Read more »

9 hours ago

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Drew Clark: About-face by Apple Music shows need for constant change

"People want to own the music they love," Steve Jobs said, and "not just rent them." Fast-forward a decade, and Apple is now saying the reverse: People want to rent and not own the music they love. Read more »

9 hours ago

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Doug Robinson: When money speaks louder than legends

The Romney family says Utah State reneged on promises and compromises when it sold the name of the school's football stadium to a convenience store, changing it from Romney Stadium to Maverik... Read more »

10 hours ago

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In our opinion: Declaration of Independence — a document worthy of review

On the 239th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence, we provide lengthy excerpts from the beginning and conclusion of that symbolic manuscript of liberty, drafted by Thomas... Read more »

16 hours ago

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John Florez: My kind of Fourth — life, Liberty Park and the pursuit of tamales

While growing up and living out of our family's boxcar on the west side of Salt Lake, a wagonload of watermelon and tamales and a long walk to run on the lush green lawns of Liberty Park was just... Read more »

16 hours ago

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Letter: Crown thy good

I have always been impressed by the inspired vision of our Founding Fathers. Katharine Lee Bates, it seems to me, reflected their vision very powerfully in her final penning of “America the Beautiful” in 1913. Read more »

yesterday

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Letter: ‘Correct’ beliefs

I have been around for a while and have seen a lot of changes in our society and government. But I never expected to see many of my beliefs and standards attacked like they are today. Read more »

yesterday

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Letter: Developing areas

Some people in Utah want the prison to stay in its present location in Draper. If the people of Utah had this same mentality 70 years ago, the prison would still be located in Sugar House. Not a good idea. Read more »

yesterday

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Letter: Religion in office

If a public official can be removed or forced from office because their religious convictions prohibit them from participating in same-gender marriages, does that not constitute a religious test for holding office? Read more »

yesterday

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In our opinion: Declining abortion rates are welcome, but it doesn't mirror Gallup's poll of 'state of moral values'

The number of abortions in the U.S. has dropped by 12 percent since 2010. More restrictive abortion laws in some states have aided the decline. But the decrease doesn't mirror a change in "the... Read more »

yesterday

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President Boyd K. Packer — 'defender' and 'tender'

Defender and tender — they're not mutually exclusive terms and certainly appropriate to include when considering the legacy left by President Boyd K. Packer of the LDS Church's Quorum of the... Read more »

yesterday

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My view: Everything you think you know about Republicans and climate change is wrong

Everything you think you know about Republicans and climate change is a myth. Read more »

July 3, 2015

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Greg Bell: Smartphones, tablets, laptops are leading to assaults on the 'here and now'

Our obsession with and use of cellphones, tablets and laptops are a new addiction, as a new generation is being swallowed up in tiny screens and often trivial communications. Rather than more... Read more »

July 3, 2015

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Letter: Patriotism has not died

Patriotism, that deep sacred emotion, has not died. It still flourishes in the hearts of many (I believe the majority) but is somewhat crushed by modern philosophies. Read more »

July 3, 2015

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Natalie Gochnour: Patriotic grace blends gratitude for citizenship, a sense of responsibility and a representation of high ideals

Patriotic grace for me is a calling. It begins with gratitude for the gift of being born in this country. It extends into our actions — the way we live our citizenship. It comes with a sense... Read more »

July 3, 2015

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Letter: The Fourth

The Fourth of July is a day of celebrations for what America once was. It is a day of lamentations for what America has become. Read more »

July 3, 2015

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Jay Evensen: Don't let an apocalypse-free summer blind us to real dangers

In the back of my mind, I still can hear former Utah Gov. Mike Leavitt, who assured me soon after leaving his post as Health and Human Services secretary for President George W. Bush, that future... Read more »

July 2, 2015

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In our opinion: Supreme Court ruling for raisin farmer extends Fifth Amendment protections against property seizure

A recent U.S. Supreme Court decision upholding the rights of a California raisin farmer establishes a precedent that extended Fifth Amendment protections against government seizure of property are... Read more »

July 2, 2015

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My view: Move the prison for the sake of better prisoner reform

If we pretend the prisoners do not exist while they are incarcerated — or that we would prefer they didn’t — we have no one to blame but ourselves when offender outcomes continue... Read more »

July 2, 2015

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