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In our opinion: Clear-headed thinking needed on trade policy

The U.S. economy is inextricably linked to the global economy.

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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Charles Krauthammer: Bryce Harper is our own Mickey Mantle

My nonbaseball friends are forever puzzled by my devotion to the game. I agree entirely with them about the irrationality of fandom. Read more »

April 24, 2016

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Drew Clark: Political parties and representatives for a republic, not a democracy

At this very moment, nationally and here in Utah, some attack political parties or political processes on the grounds that they are "undemocratic." They say this as a form of complaint. They should... Read more »

April 24, 2016

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In our opinion: Earthquake preparedness to pay off 'enormously' when time comes

The chances of a magnitude 5.0 quake are 93 percent. This could happen today, next week or years from now, but it will happen. Read more »

April 24, 2016

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Letter: Saudi Arabia

America is owned by the Arab oil cartels, and isn't that more than just a little bit sad. Read more »

April 24, 2016

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Letter: Police training simulator

If something like that can happen in an evacuation situation like this, what makes you think officers won't be trained to bully citizens in a similar situation now?! Read more »

April 24, 2016

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In our opinion: Lack of dialogue on Zika virus perplexing

Overreaction is never the basis for good policy, but in the case of Zika, it is perplexing that the emergence of a worldwide pandemic has not generated a louder public dialogue, especially in a... Read more »

April 23, 2016

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Letter: Girls wrestling?

Can girls wrestle with boys? No doubt they can, but SHOULD they? Read more »

April 23, 2016

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Letter: Bears Ears monument

In her recent speech addressing “The Next Hundred Years of Conservation,” Secretary Sally Jewell highlighted the need for a “course correction” regarding conservation in the United States. Read more »

April 23, 2016

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My view: Abuse-deterrent opioids: conundrum or opportunity?

One crucial question that deserves more conversation is the nature of the evidence that should be used to decide whether or not a given ADF product “works” to reduce abuse in the... Read more »

April 22, 2016

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My view: Republican for the republic

Political parties are private organizations dedicated to finding, promoting and electing like-minded candidates to public government offices in support of a set of principles. Read more »

April 22, 2016

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Arthur Cyr: Pope Francis' leadership underscores global influence of Roman Catholic Church

The essential Christian message emphasizes compassion, and the Catholic Church over centuries has played a vital role in relief of poverty and human misery, and in promotion of human rights. Read more »

April 22, 2016

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In our opinion: New training is producing positive results for sex crime prosecution

The West Valley Police Department's new protocol for interviewing sexual assault victims is producing "unprecedented" success. What amounts to an institutional attitude adjustment has greatly... Read more »

April 22, 2016

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A. Scott Anderson: Utah’s moonshots: Top priorities for the future

Utah leaders identified the top projects and issues that will most positively impact the state over the next five to 10 years if we accomplish them, or most negatively impact the state if we... Read more »

April 22, 2016

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Letter: Common Core

Unless and until all students enter school with an equal opportunity to learn, uniform measurements will always have the same outcome. Read more »

April 22, 2016

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In our opinion: Credit education secretary for broadened approach

Education leaders in Utah have embraced the value of giving local schools more flexibility in designing classroom plans. Read more »

April 21, 2016

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Jay Evensen: Women on currency is good news, but money is quickly going out of style

A nation emphasizes what it values by whom it decides to place on its currency. It’s just too bad a lot of Americans won’t carry these bills, or any others, in their pockets. Read more »

April 21, 2016

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My view: Decadence, not Donald, destroying GOP

America no longer has a cultural or political center — the white, Christian, two-parent family aspiring to suburban serenity and accomplishing middle-class security is fast becoming a minority. Read more »

April 21, 2016

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My view: Let teachers teach: Education that magnifies individual differences

What would American culture be like if teachers had been respected and trusted enough to determine the learning needs of each student and help him or her develop unique talents and use them to... Read more »

April 21, 2016

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George F. Will: The gift of Trump's ramshackle campaign

Voters can only surmise what Trump is hiding by refusing to release his tax returns, and can only guess how much he is exaggerating his wealth, or how much he has made from the money his father... Read more »

April 21, 2016

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Letter: Support Gov. Herbert

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce recognizes Utah nationally as the nation’s “most fundamentally sound state.” Utah also led the nation over most of the past year for job creation. Read more »

April 21, 2016

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Letter: National Park Service

The National Park Service turns 100 this year — an anniversary sure to pique the interest of even the most steadfast city dweller. Read more »

April 21, 2016

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In our opinion: Misconceptions about Common Core

To call Common Core “education through Washington, D.C.,” one has to ignore that the federal government was neither the instigator nor the implementer of the Common Core standards. Read more »

April 20, 2016

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My view: Supreme Court nominations and constitutional responsibility

The Constitution clearly gives the responsibility to nominate a Supreme Court justice to the president and gives the Senate the responsibility to advise the president on his nominee. Read more »

April 20, 2016

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Jay Evensen: Party loyalty oaths why Utah's GOP thinks they're OK

In a competitive political marketplace, asking candidates to pledge fidelity to the entire party platform might backfire and cost votes. In Utah, the Republican Party doesn’t seem to run much... Read more »

April 20, 2016

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Richard Davis: The party is too powerful in the candidate nominating process

Voters may well assume that the majority of delegates to the convention reflect the majority will of the state’s primary or caucus vote. But that is not necessarily the case. Read more »

April 20, 2016

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My view: Stericycle concerns reflect changing Tooele County

As a county, we can say yes to economic development without giving up our self-determination to a legislature predominantly represented by the Wasatch Front. Read more »

April 20, 2016

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Letter: Voting records

We need to pay close attention to our incumbent legislators’ voting records. Read more »

April 20, 2016

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Letter: Lifesaving legislation

Thank you to Reps. Love and Bishop for signing on to the Reach Every Mother and Child Act. Read more »

April 20, 2016

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