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In our opinion: Technology in today's schools — Crucial and costly

Early education in computers, computer programming in some European schools is starting to pay dividends.

Midterm elections put a divided America on display

New polls by the Pew Research Center for the People and the Press show that partisanship will likely be a major driving force behind the midterm elections. Read more »

9 hours ago

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My view: Congress must tackle tough issues

Taking tough votes, picking the important fights and addressing the most complex problems is the job of every member of Congress. Read more »

18 hours ago

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Letter: Vote for cleaner air

With elections only weeks away, please think about your responsibility as caretakers of this planet. Read more »

18 hours ago

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Letter: Lessons for Greg Bell

Greg Bell wrote about lessons he has learned in his recent column (“Lessons learned from the campaign for same-sex marriage,” Oct. 17). I would like to suggest that he can learn at least two more lessons. Read more »

18 hours ago

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Letter: Candidate viewpoints

In an election, it is important to have candidates with differing points of view, which is certainly the case in Utah’s Fourth District between competitors Mia Love and Doug Owens. Read more »

18 hours ago

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John Hoffmire: What's the next step in the Ebola crisis?

National Edition

Ebola has been in the news. But much of the news has not offered background information about the disease. Read more »

21 hours ago

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In our opinion: Utah gun law that canceled USU speech is an embarrassment

It’s time Utah law stood up for safety, not the empowerment of bullies. Read more »

yesterday

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Robert Bennett: Former Defense Secretary Leon Panetta's book depicts lost Obama

Former Defense Secretary Leon Panetta has written a book in which he says that President Obama “lost his way” in policy decisions concerning the Middle East. Read more »

yesterday

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Letter: Bad calls and no-calls

It is really gratifying to hear the honorable and secure result of an “official review” when there is a questionable play in football. By the same token, why can the individual official in a football game not come under... Read more »

yesterday

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On second thought

A lighthearted look at news of the day. Read more »

yesterday

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Letter: Uninformed candidate

I am concerned by Doug Owens’ attitude in seeking to represent Utahns in Congress. In a recent debate, when asked about ISIS, Owens described the situation in the Middle East as one of the most significant in our era. But in... Read more »

yesterday

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Letter: Thanks to parents

I thank my mom for switching my legs when I needed it. I thank my dad for upholding mom. I thank them for teaching me to be polite, to say “yes ma’am” and “yes sir.” I thank them for letting me know that... Read more »

yesterday

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Frank Pignanelli & LaVarr Webb: Our frank opinion on Utah ballot proposals

Early voting is underway, and Utahns are deciding which candidates and which ballot propositions to support. We’re pleased to further confuse voters by offering our frank (no pun intended)... Read more »

Oct. 19, 2014

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In our opinion: School reformers should study what works in other countries

It would be good for liberals and conservatives in each state to come together and resolve to study and adopt the best practices observed elsewhere, adapting them to local needs and unique cultural... Read more »

Oct. 19, 2014

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Drew Clark: Critics of Utah's low-tax, business-friendly policies miss the mark

A state needs businesses that are willing to invest their capital to have the best climate for economic growth and opportunity. The Governor's Office of Economic Development deploys programs aimed... Read more »

Oct. 19, 2014

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Anne Loeser: Reverse trends about breast cancer

Including myself, an estimated 155,000 Americans — the population of Springfield, Massachusetts — are living with metastatic breast cancer (MBC). MBC is cancer that has traveled from... Read more »

Oct. 19, 2014

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Charles Stormont: Call for ethics reform in attorney general’s office

Utah deserves a watchdog in the attorney general’s office. It is time to start rebuilding the public’s trust in the attorney general’s office — not in six months, not next... Read more »

Oct. 19, 2014

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Letter: What is ‘common good?’

In a recent op-ed column from a BYU professor (“Can a Mormon be a liberal?” Oct. 14), the writer used the “liberal” words of “common good” as if those words have some sort of universal meaning.... Read more »

Oct. 19, 2014

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Letter: Agenda trick-or-treating

Every year more Utah parents choose to limit their children’s trick-or-treating to a “trunk or treat” or a single block. I feel that encouraging my children to trick or treat in the neighborhood as I once did is as... Read more »

Oct. 19, 2014

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Letter: Superintendent choice

Utah State Board of Education gave Utah educators a slap in the face on Friday when it hired Brad Smith as the new state superintendent. Smith is an attorney without any degree or credentials in the field of public education. He... Read more »

Oct. 19, 2014

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Letter: Misgivings about Ebola

It's encouraging to know that Utah health officials are preparing to deal with Ebola should the disease reach Utah. However, despite the assurances of the president and Dr. Tom Frieden, head of the CDC, the disease has defied... Read more »

Oct. 19, 2014

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Join the discussion: Is a travel ban a good idea to stop the spread of Ebola?

With fears of the Ebola virus spreading beyond just the seven Americans who have been diagnosed with the infectious disease, some are calling for an end to flights from Ebola ravaged countries.... Read more »

Oct. 18, 2014

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In our opinion: Where has the family values agenda gone?

The family is the essential economic engine of the country, and more politicians need to say so. Read more »

Oct. 18, 2014

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John Florez: Let the state school board do its job

The board has appointed a new superintendent who should carry out its intent of bringing clear direction and expectations to public education. Now, the Legislature and governor should assist the... Read more »

Oct. 18, 2014

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Letter: Last unicorn

They don’t make them like they used to. That’s why I’m excited to attend a screening of “The Last Unicorn” this weekend; it’s always been one of my favorite nonsensical films based on a fantasy... Read more »

Oct. 18, 2014

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