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In our opinion: Despite dip in observance, Sabbath day basis resonates

The idea of taking a break from work on a regular basis continues to resonate.

Charles Krauthammer: The world according to Trump

The irony is that while President Obama would never use the term, it is the underlying theme of his foreign policy — which Trump constantly denounces as a series of disasters. Read more »

14 hours ago

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Frank Pignanelli & LaVarr Webb: Convention battles, SB54 and medical marijuana

As a longtime supporter of Count My Vote, I was disappointed to see Johnson side with the party machine and attack Herbert because he gathered signatures. Read more »

14 hours ago

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Drew Clark: With unanimous House passage, Email Privacy Act may become real

With our society having evolved from Web pages and social networks to "cloud computing" — in which personal documents aren't stored on personal computers and smartphones, but on servers in... Read more »

14 hours ago

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My view: Miranda: Protecting the innocent also

It is sometimes suggested that an innocent person has “nothing to hide” and should be willing to talk openly with police. But the drafters of the Constitution recognized the risks... Read more »

14 hours ago

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Letter: Medical marijuana

Sometimes, there are extreme situations where breaking the law is the only logical course of action. Read more »

14 hours ago

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Letter: Wolves in Yellowstone

Through the reintroduction of one species multiple others have benefited and the earth itself has become more healthy. Read more »

14 hours ago

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In our opinion: Utah proud to be cutting edge of medical research

Utah is now frequently mentioned as a place of high achievement in medical research in the same category of institutions long regarded as leaders in the field. Read more »

yesterday

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My view: Convention equality for those in wheelchairs

I’m not looking for pity. I’m asking for equality, the chance to represent the people who elected me, the right to vote. Read more »

yesterday

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John Florez: The key to El Paso is understanding

I had to remind myself my purpose was to bring people together, not to vent my resentment over my father’s discrimination years ago. Read more »

yesterday

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Robert J. Samuelson: Why tax reform is doomed

Accountants' and tax lawyers' jobs are safe. Our hideously complex tax code has staying power. It survives not because it serves the nation's best interest, but because it placates so many groups... Read more »

yesterday

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In our opinion: Troops in Syria makes sense

No one should deny the fundamental truth that the civilized world has an obligation to aid innocent families who are being hunted down, killed, tortured and sexually abused merely because of their... Read more »

April 29, 2016

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My view: Will we take the opportunity to wipe out liver cancer?

The NCI found that we've made remarkable progress against cancer with the overall cancer death rate decreasing by 1.5 percent per year between 2003 and 2012. The good news extended to all groups... Read more »

April 29, 2016

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My view: New labor rule may harm Utah's economy and increase education costs

The consequences of this labor takeover would be far reaching. The last round of overtime rule changes triggered a chain of employment lawsuits, creating huge litigation costs for employers. Read more »

April 29, 2016

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Peter Morici: Free trade is broken

International trade provides a path to mutually beneficial outcomes for both importers and exporters when it is properly balanced. But there is great temptation for nations to implement policies... Read more »

April 29, 2016

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Kathleen Parker: Karma tastes rich in new, humane economy

We raise 70 billion animals a year globally for food. If the human population inflates to 9.6 billion by 2050, as expected, and demand for meat continues to grow, we'll need to look for protein... Read more »

April 29, 2016

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Arthur Cyr: Britain and the U.S. have important partnership

A June referendum will decide whether the nation will remain in the common commercial market. Obama has tried to encourage support for remaining in the EU. Read more »

April 29, 2016

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Letter: Constitutional republic

Contrary to popular belief, democracy does not describe our true form of government, which the Founding Fathers described as a “Constitutional Republic.” Read more »

April 29, 2016

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Letter: Public lands

I frankly do not trust our elected politicians to do anywhere near the job done by professional federal land managers. Read more »

April 29, 2016

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In our opinion: Supreme Court to consider definition of corruption

The reason there are such strict rules surrounding public officials receiving gifts is that demonstrating a direct linkage between what a government official does and why they do it is... Read more »

April 28, 2016

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Jay Evensen: Utah's homeless problem still rages

What will city and county leaders accomplish as they find new shelter sites? Will they merely move the disaster surrounding the current shelter elsewhere? Read more »

April 28, 2016

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My view: Public health geared up for Zika virus

Communicating about this new and emerging risk is a critical element of the response plan. The general public, and especially pregnant women and their partners, deserve the latest and best... Read more »

April 28, 2016

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Arthur Cyr: Afghanistan conflict remains uncertain

Economic and diplomatic tools remain of crucial importance. Whatever the formal ties, both Americans and Afghans should recognize that Afghans will determine — and face responsibility for... Read more »

April 28, 2016

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Letter: Respect the governor

Here in Utah, we are a civil society and I, for one, will always respect and honor the man or woman our citizens have elected to the office of governor and expect others to do the same. Read more »

April 28, 2016

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Letter: Utah GOP divided

The UTGOP, under the leadership of James Evans, has succeeded in dividing the UTGOP into two factions. Read more »

April 28, 2016

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Dan Liljenquist: Confronting Saudi Arabia's sponsorship of radical Islam

A bipartisan bill is progressing through Congress that revokes the legal immunity typically given to foreign nations when such nations are found culpable for terror attacks that kill Americans on... Read more »

April 28, 2016

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Jay Evensen: Who starts a newspaper in 2016? This woman does

When I call her, it is with the impression I am about to speak to someone who might have invested in buggy whips just as Henry Ford started his assembly line, or who might have knocked on Alexander... Read more »

April 27, 2016

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In our opinion: People desire fair, equitable income tax

People on either side of the tax debate want a tax system that is fair and equitable, but the complicated nature of the overall system makes it more difficult to determine what a fair system would... Read more »

April 27, 2016

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My view: Renaissance in education will be of little value

John Florez can write about the need for another renaissance in education, but it will be of little value. Read more »

April 27, 2016

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Derek B. Miller: No thanks, Mr. Trump and Mr. Sanders: Utah doesn't need your protection

Utah’s success in trade is a testament to its internationally focused workforce. More people in Utah speak a second language than in any other state, with over 120 languages spoken in daily... Read more »

April 27, 2016

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Richard Davis: Medical marijuana issue will damage Democratic gubernatorial campaign

It is becoming increasingly apparent that Democrats who want to take back the governor’s chair will have to wait another four years for a candidate who doesn't reinforce stereotypes that... Read more »

April 27, 2016

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Letter: Rep. Bishop right

I applaud Congressman Bishop for his willingness to engage in a bi-partisan negotiation to provide that relief to Puerto Rico. Read more »

April 27, 2016

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Letter: Constitution Party

On April 9th, the Constitution Party of Utah held its state convention and announced candidates for state offices. Where are the photos and names of those candidates posted with the "other" parties' candidates? Read more »

April 27, 2016

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Letter: Concerned citizens

Climate change is a big issue and the response to avoid catastrophic warming will take bold ideas, innovation and leadership. Read more »

April 27, 2016

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In our opinion: The public health crisis of pornography is heating up

The truth of the governor’s words can be found in the broken lives and ruined families left in pornography’s wake. Read more »

April 26, 2016

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John Hoffmire: Credit cards: Love them and hate them

Credit cards are a very powerful factor in our economies. They can literally be life-savers. Read more »

April 26, 2016

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Letter: Congressional votes

The popular vote for president directly interferes with the fundamental separation of powers that defines the American nation. Read more »

April 26, 2016

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Letter: Earth getting warmer

Despite this frightful news, I’m optimistic that this year we are turning a corner on dealing with global warming. Read more »

April 26, 2016

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In our opinion: Harriett Tubman — quintessentially American

Let other nations honor who they will on their currency; Tubman’s place on the $20 bill will stand as a testament to the indomitable will of so many who have made this nation great. It will... Read more »

April 25, 2016

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On Second Thought: Donald Trump witnessed disaster at 7-Eleven

A lighthearted look at news of the day. You may have seen police or firefighters taking a donut break at a 7-Eleven during the day. Apparently, Donald Trump witnessed some sort of disaster at one... Read more »

April 25, 2016

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My view: Celebrate World IP Day

Not only have IP jobs become a growing part of our economy, but jobs in IP-intensive industries are good to have. Read more »

April 25, 2016

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Transparency in the Public Lands Initiative

Unfortunately, time and time again, politicians show their true colors and side with moneyed interests over the voices of the people they claim to represent. Read more »

April 25, 2016

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Fairer process

Both political parties need to make their election process fairer. Read more »

April 25, 2016

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Earth Day

We must pursue every option to heal and make whole and healthy our home, for our own well being and for that of the other species that share it. Read more »

April 25, 2016

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Bonneville Shoreline Trail

Something needs to be done to stop the desecration of our beautiful Bonneville Shoreline Trail. Read more »

April 25, 2016

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About Utah: How about a tamale while you wait?

At Victor's Tires, you can take care of your car and your stomach. Read more »

April 24, 2016

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John Florez: We need an education renaissance

Like today’s successful organizations, the governance structure should be restructured so it is clear who is responsible and accountable for public education, instead of no one as it now... Read more »

April 24, 2016

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Frank Pignanelli & LaVarr Webb: What happened to Utah's famous niceness?

So political discourse in Utah will be at higher temperatures for the next several cycles. Thank goodness. Protesters against the BYU Honor Code should not have all the fun. Read more »

April 24, 2016

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My view: Salt Lake County Equestrian Park needs basic services

The Equestrian Park needs basic services and local control. With a handful of economical improvements, our county facility can impressively host local, state, regional and national equestrian... Read more »

April 24, 2016

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Michael Gerson: The role of every parent

Life is illuminated by parables but conducted in messier stories. Read more »

April 24, 2016

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My view: Domestic violence: Why are Utah women dying?

Nationally, it is estimated that domestic violence results in 2 million injuries and 1,300 deaths each year. Read more »

April 24, 2016

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