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Richard Davis: The choices for president don't excite Utah voters

Indications now suggest that next year’s presidential election may be a tough one for Utah Republicans.

Letter: Address a growing threat

I write this letter as a plea to my representatives: Sens. Orrin Hatch and Mike Lee and Rep. Mia Love, and to all my fellow constituents. I work in a school with students I sincerely love and care for. I aim to arm them now with... Read more »

Aug. 30, 2015

25 comments

Letter: Selective Service

The requirement to register for the draft did not go away with the end of the Vietnam War. The Selective Service System requires that all male U.S. citizens, and male immigrants living in the U.S. who are ages 18 through 25, are... Read more »

Aug. 30, 2015

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Letter: Withholding funds

Three cheers for Gov. Gary Herbert regarding his recent decision to withhold state directed funding from the Planned Parenthood (PP) organization. Regardless of how PP may be cooking their accounting books (to show that public... Read more »

Aug. 30, 2015

26 comments

John Florez: Mexican curanderas and modern medicine — treating mind, soul and body

In our haste to treat patients, we forget illness is not only a physical phenomenon, but a spiritual one as well. Faith and hope are equally important. That’s what the curandera understood. Read more »

Aug. 29, 2015

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In our opinion: To start to curb youth gangs and child sacrifices, Ivory Coast should look to its ailing education system

A strong educational system with children consistently active and involved in school classes and activities is not a cure-all for child gangs and being preyed on by adults — but it's a strong... Read more »

Aug. 29, 2015

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Letter: Ignored wishes

The majority of Utah citizens favor leaving the prison at its current location, repairing and adding as needed. Our elected legislators have ignored our wishes. Read more »

Aug. 29, 2015

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Letter: Come out of hiding

Hillary Clinton, the former secretary of state, is apparently being held to an entirely different standard than many of the businesses she claims to support. Read more »

Aug. 29, 2015

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Letter: Dangerous bike lanes

I am bewildered by the new bicycle lanes being placed in Salt Lake City. The lanes have curb and sidewalk on one side and parked cars on the other side. Read more »

Aug. 29, 2015

8 comments

In our opinion: EPA failed its protection namesake in Gold King Mine spill that contaminated rivers

The images of Western rivers turned mustard yellow by toxic wastewater from an abandoned mining operation are even more unsettling now we know the EPA was well aware it could trigger the mess if... Read more »

Aug. 28, 2015

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A. Scott Anderson: SBA — a critical partner in supporting small business

As the banking industry serves the financing needs of small businesses, a very important partner is the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). Without the SBA, far fewer small businesses would... Read more »

Aug. 28, 2015

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My view: European view of American soft power

Let’s focus on how soft power actually incorporates ethical standards of behavior and important societal norms that resonate with others in the world. Read more »

Aug. 28, 2015

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Letter: Stimulate the economy

All in all, the idea of relocating the prison will stimulate the economy with new jobs and businesses and will be completely beneficial to the public. Read more »

Aug. 28, 2015

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Letter: Extra beds

I have never been keen on a prison move. But when it happens, I hope that the State Auditor's Office will watch the process very carefully. Read more »

Aug. 28, 2015

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In our opinion: Trump's all-inclusive 'they've got to go' immigration policy is both unworkable and unthinkable

The view of presidential candidate Donald Trump on all undocumented immigrants and their U.S. born children? "They've got to go," he said. Such a proposal is extreme and unworkable and flies in the... Read more »

Aug. 27, 2015

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Jay Evensen: Birthright citizenship — will we learn from history?

National Edition

This country always has represented opportunity. And while the nation must protect its borders against threats, it is important to ask what immigrants can offer us. Read more »

Aug. 27, 2015

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My view: Women’s equality — 95 years later

We must work harder to ensure equality for all women. State legislatures are often the first line of access — for it was there that the women in the U.S. first received the right to vote. Read more »

Aug. 27, 2015

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Dan Liljenquist: Charter schools provide options, competition in education system

While I can understand UEA President Sharon Gallagher-Fishbaugh’s eagerness to attempt to thwart the public charter school movement in Utah, in her recent op-ed on Utah's public charter... Read more »

Aug. 27, 2015

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Letter: Football unions

Unionizing would begin to protect football players. Unionizing could teach them that they have the power to change things. Read more »

Aug. 27, 2015

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Letter: 20th-century achievements

The bottom line is that cheap energy has given us the opportunity to exercise our liberty so indiscriminately that we complain about fossil fuels. Read more »

Aug. 27, 2015

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Jay Evensen: When identity theft isn't news

You might say identity theft and cyber fraud have become a part of the wallpaper of life in the 21st century, but that would be true only if wallpaper had a habit of peeling away and sticking to... Read more »

Aug. 26, 2015

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My view: Don’t expand Medicaid with a sick tax

In an effort to build momentum for another attempt to bring Medicaid expansion to a supposedly conservative state, the governor is looking to impose the financial burden not on Utah taxpayers... Read more »

Aug. 26, 2015

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In our opinion: Security with Clinton's email server is more than merely a political matter

Hillary Clinton dismisses allegations about her use of a private email server as politically motivated. Government servers have safeguards in place that far exceed private industry standards, yet... Read more »

Aug. 26, 2015

47 comments

Richard Davis: What can Republicans do with Donald Trump?

Donald Trump is tapping a deep-seated voter frustration that Republicans need to channel in order to win back the White House. Nevertheless, Republicans will have to decide whether Trump is really... Read more »

Aug. 26, 2015

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Letter: Clean legacy

I implore Gov. Herbert to implement the Clean Power Plan initiative — it will be a wonderful legacy for him to leave for the next generation of Utah families. Read more »

Aug. 26, 2015

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Letter: Shiny new prison

How nice. Soon, the first thing visitors flying into or departing from the Salt Lake International Airport will see will be our shiny new prison. Read more »

Aug. 26, 2015

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