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In our opinion: Personal contributions to pension plans slow after state change

Utah revised its pension system for public employees, but workers have been slow to up for the loss.

Letter: Human body

I believe in the power of choice; everyone has their own opinions and should be allowed to share them. But when it comes to a human life, how is there even more than one option? Read more »

July 27, 2015

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My view: Obama has you cornered with K-12 test data

The Race to the Top Initiative created an opportunity for President Barack Obama’s administration to wrest control over K-12 testing — from the international level to the classroom... Read more »

July 27, 2015

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Letter: Stuttering role model

Derwin Grey should be commended for choosing an after-football career that involves helping people. He is an example to people who stutter that stuttering should not hinder their pursuit of career goals. Read more »

July 26, 2015

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Letter: One-size-fits-all model

Publishers are astute at hedging their bets. They see the Common Core crew’s dream of fully aligned tests rapidly vanishing. Read more »

July 26, 2015

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My view: Use of force debate should recognize trauma officers face daily

The national debate on officer-involved shootings lingers in the air like smoke at a crime scene. It is a subject that has been on my mind for more than two decades. Read more »

July 26, 2015

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In our opinion: An effort of 'Gentlemen' — helping parents talk with children and aiding character development

The nonprofit Gentlemen Project is an initiative to help parents breach taboo talking points with their children. Developing true habits of character in children makes it easier for them to address... Read more »

July 26, 2015

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Frank Pignanelli & LaVarr Webb: A more political version of a Pioneer Day parade

The Days of ’47 Parade Committee likes to keep the parade as nonpolitical as possible. We understand the need for decorum at this important historic event. But if we were in charge,... Read more »

July 26, 2015

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Drew Clark: We need to consider inmates' needs in prison relocation discussion

Much of the recent discussion about prison relocation has been driven by critics who live near the potential new sites. But from the perspective of prisoners, former prisoners and their advocates,... Read more »

July 26, 2015

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Five principles to help guide public dialogue over what marriage means

Unless overruled, divisive decisions like Obergefell v. Hodges should be followed out of respect for rule of law. But as a matter of moral opinion, it is just that, opinion. Read more »

July 26, 2015

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Steve Eaton: Sundance the Talking Dog is gone

We lived with a talking dog for three years. He's gone silent now, even though we keep listening to hear him speak. Read more »

July 25, 2015

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In our opinion: Sen. Mike Lee's proposed First Amendment Defense Act merits a fair hearing

Sen. Mike Lee's proposed First Amendment Defense Act would prevent the government from stripping religious organizations of their tax-exempt status if they refuse to support same-sex marriage on... Read more »

July 25, 2015

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John Florez: Prison move calls for humility — and revisiting what the prison system should be now and in the future

It is now in the taxpayers’ interest to take a second look at what Utah’s prison system should be, given the new information and social change. It would be prudent — and it would... Read more »

July 25, 2015

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Robert J. Samuelson: The trouble with Hillary Clinton's profit-sharing

Profit-sharing is not a bad idea. For starters, it emphasizes the mutual interest of workers, managers and investors in a firm's welfare. Profit-sharing makes companies more flexible. Read more »

July 24, 2015

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Letter: Transportation component

In the Prison Relocation Commission meeting held July 16, 2015, at the state Capitol, there was a document provided by the legislative fiscal analyst titled “Prison Relocation-Transportation Component.” The information in... Read more »

July 24, 2015

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A. Scott Anderson: A tribute to Roy Simmons, a Utah business pioneer

Real pioneers share five key attributes: hard work, innovation/creativity, integrity, vision and service. A Utah business pioneer who I believe epitomized those pioneering traits is Roy Simmons, my... Read more »

July 24, 2015

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My view: Pioneering our own future: Let Utah voters decide

Utah's history is rich with pioneer heritage. That heritage is being threatened by out-of-state special interest groups who seem to think Utah voters can't make their own decisions on... Read more »

July 24, 2015

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In our opinion: Saluting milestones for Huntsman Cancer Institute, University of Utah Hospital

The Huntsman Cancer Institute is now a comprehensive cancer center, while the affiliated University of Utah Hospital is celebrating its 50th anniversary. The size and quality of the health care... Read more »

July 24, 2015

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Arthur Cyr: 2 women approach pinnacle of Taiwan's politics

A woman will be the next president of Taiwan, whichever party wins the election next January. Doors for women at the top are opening, and opening as well in China-Taiwan cooperation. Read more »

July 24, 2015

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My view: Why Republicans should not support Healthy Utah

The sad fact is that the federal money Utah would be using for Healthy Utah is entirely funded by debt. In other words, the plan is to expect future generations to pay for today’s Medicaid... Read more »

July 23, 2015

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Letter: No silk purse

In the past it was clearly understood that you couldn’t make a silk purse with a sow’s ear. Time will tell if this generation of Supreme Court justices has the power to prove that statement wrong. Sandi Holland... Read more »

July 23, 2015

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In our opinion: Salt Lake City's proposed $150 million bond for parks and rec deserves close scrutiny

A proposed $150 million bond issue to revamp Salt Lake City’s parks and recreation offerings deserves close scrutiny by voters who will likely be facing other requests for tax increases. The... Read more »

July 23, 2015

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Letter: Anything goes

Regarding the Planned Parenthood video showing its senior director of medical services, Deborah Nucatola, callously describing abortion providers’ ability to collect and preserve fetal organs, extremities and even heads in the... Read more »

July 23, 2015

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Letter: Flag censorship

As a native Utahn, I don’t have strong feelings about the Confederate flag. I view it as a foreign flag that should not be flown above or at the same level as the American flag. However, some of the reaction to the flag has... Read more »

July 23, 2015

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Dan Liljenquist: Reforming the Highway Transportation Fund — Lee's TEA plan can help do that

It is time once and for all to fix the oft-extended and bloated Highway Trust Fund, now billions of dollars underwater. The best way to do it is for Congress to pass Sen. Mike Lee’s... Read more »

July 23, 2015

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Catherine Rampell: Doubling minimum wage in one fell swoop could have many downsides

At just $7.25 an hour, today's federal minimum wage is absurdly low. This Friday marks exactly six years since it was last lifted, and it looks especially paltry compared with its peak value in... Read more »

July 22, 2015

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