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Obama's free tuition plan has leaders mindful of students' financial burdens

Obama's call for free community college tuition has resulted in affordable higher education being a popular topic.

My view: Opportunities abound for Utah businesses

As Utah’s business leader, the Salt Lake Chamber believes now is the time to focus on fundamentals, to invest, to go beyond the politically expedient and to do more than what is expected. Read more »

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Mia Love: Big government needs to get out of the way, give Americans chance to rise

The experiences of my life have shown me again and again that opportunity is where you find it. But these days it can be harder to find because there is something in the way: big government. Read more »

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My view: Herbert is helping Utah stay on right track

A reminder of why Utah is and remains such a good place to live, work and raise a family — both its people and its elected officials are conservative leaders who genuinely seek to do what is... Read more »

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My view: State correctional facilities make push to treat mental illness

This legislative session, our Utah Legislature is considering a bill (HB348) that would implement a new assessment process for the causes of a person’s criminal behavior and increase funding... Read more »

3 hours ago

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My view: Choice plays big part in debate of Utah's marijuana legalization

Choice is a strange god. At the Utah Legislature, it has led the push to incrementally legalize marijuana. Read more »

3 hours ago

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Frank Pignanelli & LaVarr Webb: Lessons learned from political gaffes

Words — certainly in politics — do matter. This axiom is illustrated by recent controversial statements on the national stage. Since we stumble over our own words often enough, your... Read more »

4 hours ago

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Letter: Passing the buck

The Utah Legislature is again considering a Balanced Budget Amendment. To pass this resolution is to participate in the same buck-passing tactics we see in Congress. It is the same shirking of responsibility. Utah is dependent on... Read more »

4 hours ago

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Letter: Stable retirement

AARP Utah recently released a survey showing that most Utahns hope to retire one day, yet many have woefully inadequate savings. One in 6 of those surveyed have less than $5,000 in savings, and AARP research shows that more than half... Read more »

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Drew Clark: Threats to cloud computing require a solution from the 18th century

The Fourth Amendment to the Constitution articulates the right of Americans’ sources of private informational documents to be secure "against unreasonable searches and seizures." We need this... Read more »

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Letter: Outdated method

It’s shocking how often bad ideas win favor in the Legislature and how long these failed policies can linger. The use of gas chambers to euthanize animals in Utah shelters is another example. While people still fiercely... Read more »

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Letter: Imposing prison effects

As a Draper resident, it has been amusing to watch people explain why it would be horrible to relocate the prison to their cities. Many of their reasons are valid, but isn't it hypocritical to point out the ill effects the... Read more »

4 hours ago

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Letter: Philosophies in one word

I want to know the political affiliation of my school board candidate because when I go to vote I can learn more about their political and educational philosophy in a word (Republican or Democrat) than I could from reading a one-page... Read more »

4 hours ago

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Letter: Future for teachers

My son is a first-year teacher at a junior high in a large Utah school district. He has two bachelor's degrees, yet his starting salary is so low that he is only $166 over the limit to qualify for food stamps. He has a wife, two... Read more »

yesterday

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Letter: Duties of the job

Former Salt Lake City police officer Eric Moutsos believes he should "be able to think and talk and be who I am, wherever I'm at." When you accept employment, particularly in public service, you also accept the duties of... Read more »

yesterday

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Letter: Political extremes

Sen. Mike Lee was recently noted in a BYU study as the most politically extreme of all current national senators. His ranking, based on his conservative voting record, exceeds .99 out of 1. Ratings of others of the national Utah... Read more »

yesterday

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Letter: Medically fragile

Which is the greater evil: accepting “tainted” federal money (our own taxes coming back to us), or refusing to help our neighbors in need? Read more »

Feb. 27, 2015

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Letter: Bear Lake driving

Should cars be allowed to drive through the middle of a group of children at play? Rep. Curt Webb, R-Logan, believes so. He is sponsoring HB140, "Sovereign Lands around Bear Lake," which would allow cars to drive parallel along the... Read more »

Feb. 27, 2015

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A. Scott Anderson: Healthy Utah is the state's most practical solution for now

The Healthy Utah program, while not perfect, takes important steps forward, replacing Medicaid with private-sector health insurance and placing recipients automatically in the state’s work... Read more »

Feb. 27, 2015

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In our opinion: Hughes, House and Healthy Utah — governor's plan deserves debate and a vote

It is essential that the Healthy Utah plan receive debate and a vote on the floor of the House. Too much is at stake, and too much hard work has gone into this fight for it to be abandoned by... Read more »

Feb. 26, 2015

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Michael Gerson: Christianity, grace shouldn’t be disputed in political context

It is simply not the role of a Christian layman to publicly dispute the self-identification of other Christians, especially in a political context. It is a practice that can lead down ugly alleys... Read more »

Feb. 26, 2015

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Jay Evensen: Don't turn prison relocation decision over to a small group

The people’s representatives must decide prison relocation squarely and convincingly, and perhaps to their own political peril. Read more »

Feb. 26, 2015

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In our opinion: Legislature should look to keep school board elections nonpartisan

Utah's Senate has passed a bill injecting partisan politics into elections for the state school board and for school boards in districts with more than 50,000 students. We believe partisan politics... Read more »

Feb. 26, 2015

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My view: Legislature should invest in effective transportation infrastructure

The trucking industry supports an increase to the gas tax or other taxation methods provided it is converted to a unit tax for reporting purposes. Read more »

Feb. 26, 2015

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Letter: Adopting Utah’s system

The Indiana Legislature is currently considering a bill that would put an upgraded city and regional transportation to a vote by residents in area counties. It would be my desire that they adopt a system somewhat similar to Utah's. Read more »

Feb. 26, 2015

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Dan Liljenquist: In order to confront Islamic State group, we need to understand and confront 'radical' Islam

We won’t be successful in fighting the Islamic State group by pretending that radical Islam doesn’t really exist and that we can break its catastrophic momentum by focusing on new... Read more »

Feb. 26, 2015

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