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In our opinion: Reserve chained to congressional formula for interest rates

Business leaders face considerable uncertainty in today’s world, much of it caused by the government.

My view: Amnesty towards border children is not compassionate and will not solve problems

The truly sad but predictable tragedy of 60,000 unaccompanied children detained on our southern border, with another 90,000 predicted this year, should not only be a constant headline, but so... Read more »

10 hours ago

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Robert J. Samuelson: Balancing the budget requires aswering questions politicos evade

The Congressional Budget Office last week issued one of its periodic long-term budget outlooks. Its themes are distressingly familiar. There is no balanced budget in sight. Read more »

yesterday

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Letter: Society values

The character of a nation is determined by the character of its people. Read more »

yesterday

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Letter: Politics and criminals

I continue to be saddened and appalled at the criminal behaviors that exist in some of our policing agencies, governmental institutions, and among those who have sworn to "serve and protect.” Read more »

yesterday

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John Hoffmire: Why we must take energy poverty seriously

National Edition

Poverty has been, and continues to be, one of the major problems facing both developed and non-developed countries across the world. Read more »

yesterday

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About Utah: Q&A with former Kearns, Cottonwood principal Reed Wahlquist

In an 11-year stretch as principal at Kearns High School and then Cottonwood High School, Reed Wahlquist cut a memorable swath. Read more »

yesterday

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Robert Bennett: Shurtleff and Swallow are 'innocent until proven guilty' in the A.G. scandal

The fact that two of Utah’s former attorneys general were arrested on the same day for a series of alleged crimes has made national news. The history behind the current travails of Mark... Read more »

yesterday

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In our opinion: It's time to scrutinize Common Core standards through rigorous review process

Gov. Gary Herbert has requested a careful review process of the Common Core education standards. It's important that the process delve into specifics, not general feelings. This is so because this... Read more »

July 21, 2014

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On Second Thought

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

July 21, 2014

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Letter: House demolition

A home was recently torn down near my home. When the original owner built the home in the 1950s, he had marble imported from Italy for all the windowsills in the house. When the home was demolished, all of this marble was smashed and... Read more »

July 21, 2014

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Letter: Gun control

Common-sense solutions to keep guns out of the hands of domestic abusers and other dangerous people are sitting on desks in Congress. It’s time to ensure that our federal laws apply to all domestic abusers, making it more... Read more »

July 21, 2014

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A runner's eye view: Lessons I have learned from my dad and marathons

A significant portion of my childhood was spent at one marathon finish line or another. While I’m nowhere near the runner he is, I have dabbled in this tortuous pastime myself and discovered... Read more »

July 20, 2014

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Faith, family and freedom join to explain Utah exceptionalism

“American exceptionalism” is a school of thought among historians that this nation is qualitatively different from all other nations. Let us show how central faith, family and freedom... Read more »

July 20, 2014

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In our opinion: Religious freedom requires each of us to accord equal dignity for all

National Edition

Laws can be framed in such a way that they balance the free exercise of religion with respectful coexistence of those with differing values. We believe that the Religious Freedom Restoration Act,... Read more »

July 20, 2014

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Frank Pignanelli & LaVarr Webb: Do arrests of Swallow, Shurtleff reflect a deeper ethical decay?

The arrests of former attorneys general John Swallow and Mark Shurtleff have fostered some deep introspection among Utah political leaders. Read more »

July 20, 2014

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Letter: Until proven guilty

I wonder if the people who are accusing Mark Shurtleff and John Swallow of criminal actions have considered that all people in this country are innocent until proven guilty. Shurtleff and Swallow would have gone there on their own.... Read more »

July 20, 2014

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Letter: Waiting veterans

Without our veterans and those who made the ultimate sacrifice, where would America be today? We have ownership, jobs, health care, cars and opportunities because they fought for freedom over centuries. There are those who would take... Read more »

July 20, 2014

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Letter: Obama fans?

I don't know what Richard Davis thought he was proving in his article "Latter-day Saints should appreciate the president," but he missed the mark. The reason why many do not support the President is the direction he is... Read more »

July 20, 2014

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Letter: Police protection

I know our police are called to serve and protect us. But when I hear about high-speed chases injuring innocent bystanders when it was not the result of a life being at stake, I don’t feel protected. Kim Grant Kaysville Read more »

July 20, 2014

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Letter: Hope and change

I voted for Mitt Romney primarily because I felt he would be a better president. Once he lost, I believe most of us were truly praying for "Hope and Change" and the most "transparent" administration ever. After five... Read more »

July 20, 2014

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Letter: Political investigating

As I have been watching the drama surrounding the Shurtleff and Swallow investigation, I have wondered how many politicians could survive two years of intense digging by the press and at least $4 million of investigation by motivated... Read more »

July 20, 2014

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In our opinion: Trademarking the 'I believe …' cheer reveals the slippery slope of protecting words and phrases

A California university seeks to trademark "I believe that we will win," a much-used sports cheer associated of late with U.S. soccer. Utah State University holds the state trademark. Who wins... Read more »

July 19, 2014

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Richard Davis: Latter-day Saints should appreciate the president

This suggests that Utahns’ disapproval goes beyond the job Obama is doing to the person himself. Yet, let me suggest three reasons why Latter-day Saints should think better of the president... Read more »

July 19, 2014

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John Florez: Technology disrupts cultural values

Today’s world, driven by technology that is changing exponentially, makes the challenge of clinging to our old values more critical than ever before. Read more »

July 19, 2014

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Greg Bell: Defenders of religious freedom need to walk the walk

National Edition

Just because one speaks of political matters, he is not excused from living his religion, and that includes conservative talk show hosts and listeners, and liberal commentators and their fans. Read more »

July 18, 2014

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