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In our opinion: Regulatory relief, reforms would be welcomed by banks

A proposal to give regulatory relief to some banking institutions comes as a welcome development.

Successful investigation into worker misclassification is victory for Utahns

Misclassification cheats every taxpayer, and it also undermines the competitiveness of employers who do the right thing and play by the rules. Unfortunately, this is one of the more pervasive and... Read more »

May 1, 2015

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Dan Liljenquist: No vetting, no 'initiation fee' — in short, no litmus test for Utah Republican candidates

The proposals floated by the Utah GOP chairman — to require all prospective Republican candidates to submit to a formal vetting process by party insiders and/or to pay an "initiation fee" of... Read more »

April 30, 2015

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Jay Evensen: Will civics test help boost dismal Nation’s Report Card?

Now the law in six states, including Utah, a civics test requirement for high school graduation is designed to get schools to focus on information vital to democracy. Read more »

April 30, 2015

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In our opinion: Godspeed to Bishop Wester, who is named archbishop of Santa Fe

Beyond service to the Catholic Diocese of Salt Lake City, Bishop John C. Wester has been an important and inspirational leader for all of Utah, particularly in addressing chronic poverty and... Read more »

April 30, 2015

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George Will: What stands in Lindsey Graham's way

To reach a rendezvous with Hillary Clinton in the autumn of 2016, potential candidate Sen. Lindsey Graham must play by the rules we have. Win or lose, he is too intelligent to join her in proposing... Read more »

April 30, 2015

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Letter: Climate claims

A history professor, Naomi Oreskes, critiques a lawyer politician (“Climate change denial,” April 19) and expects resolution through the “mainstream” ploy. By further investigation, she would see that... Read more »

April 30, 2015

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Magna Carta remains viable symbol of the law

Magna Carta (Latin for “the Great Charter”) turns 800 this year. In recognition of Law Day, the Utah State Bar and others are celebrating this iconic document, which has come to... Read more »

April 30, 2015

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Letter: American court decision

In a recent front-page story, we read that the U. S. Supreme Court may elect to consider international law when deciding about states’ rights to define marriage. Really? I have been increasingly concerned by American courts... Read more »

April 30, 2015

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Letter: Tested to death

Do Utah students know about what it takes to be a citizen? Many students in high schools like Copper Hills, Bingham, Herriman and Riverton have been citizens their whole lives and have been taught K-12 about the United States on... Read more »

April 30, 2015

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Kathleen Parker: We're becoming a nation afraid of free speech

That's a lot of turf to cover in a column, but the unifying theme is that we are slowly becoming a nation that pays greater heed to sensitivity than truth and that prefers the comfort of... Read more »

April 29, 2015

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Jay Evensen: What will it take to put an end to hazing?

So much for the lessons society has tried to hand down through years of bitter experiences. Read more »

April 29, 2015

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In our opinion: Utah's 'Housing First' decreases chronic homelessness in first decade

Utah's "Housing First" initiative in dealing with chronic homelessness — providing housing and services first before identifying root causes for homelessness — had decreased that group... Read more »

April 29, 2015

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Letter: Transit ballyhoo

Lane Anderson writes what is more an opinion piece than reporting about the cost of cars to middle-class Americans (“Your car is sucking up a disproportionate amount of your income,” April 21). And she cites CityLab, an... Read more »

April 29, 2015

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Richard Davis: State GOP is excluding Utah voters from presidential primary

For the 2016 primary elections, the Utah Republican Party has opted to use caucus/convention system rather than the presidential primary used by both parties in all elections but one since 1996.... Read more »

April 29, 2015

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Derek B. Miller: Utah is a trade surplus state, despite recent fluctuations in its precious metals exports

Value-added exports represent the categories where Utah companies demonstrate their competitive advantages in the global economy, such as computers and electronic products, chemicals, food products... Read more »

April 28, 2015

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Michael Gerson: Democrats realize Hillary Clinton's opening campaign weeks have been disastrous

What compels the Clintons to operate so close to the ethical line when public scrutiny is so likely? The best explanation I've heard is that they share an invincible conviction about the goodness... Read more »

April 28, 2015

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Letter: News from social media

There has been a lot of talk lately in regards to the implications social media have on our society. Ironically enough, most of this jargon is posted by those who use — surprise! — social media. In favor of optimism, I... Read more »

April 28, 2015

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Letter: Raisin overreach

So we now have laws that prohibit farmers from growing a lot of food because they risk hefty fines and the loss of the products of their labor if they do. Personally, I find this sort of action by government intolerable. Read more »

April 28, 2015

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Can a $70,000 annual salary buy happiness, or at least start to limit income inequality?

There’s no silver bullet that will solve this problem for everyone, and tackling the issue of income inequality requires efforts on many different fronts. Read more »

April 28, 2015

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Sen. Mike Lee: Let people, not courts, define marriage

Tomorrow the Supreme Court will hear arguments dealing with the same question: does the U.S. Constitution require the redefinition of marriage? There is nothing in the Constitution that suggests... Read more »

April 27, 2015

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In our opinion: Marriage definition on Supreme Court docket — don't turn believers into bigots

National Edition

The speed with which the acceptance of gay marriage has swept the nation is stunning. So is the speed with which an attitude of intolerance has grown toward any who believe in preserving the... Read more »

April 27, 2015

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Drew Clark: Can the Supreme Court find compromise on same-sex marriage?

Could the Supreme Court reaffirm the rights of states to define marriage while still requiring states to recognize same-sex marriages performed in other states? Why this politically attractive... Read more »

April 27, 2015

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John Hoffmire: Can people be trained to be compassionate?

National Edition

Compassion, often reckoned to be the “highest personal virtue,” is held to embody the very essence of humanity. Read more »

April 27, 2015

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Jay Evensen: On Second Thought

A lighthearted look at current events. Read more »

April 27, 2015

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Robert J. Samuelson: GOP looking to kill the 'death tax'

The House recently approves legislation that abolishes the estate tax, sometimes called the "death tax." Chances of this soon becoming law are slim, because even if it passes the Senate,... Read more »

April 27, 2015

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