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In our opinion: Attempting to out-Christian others does not reflect well on the meaning and purpose of devotion

Charitable giving may be an indication of a person’s character, but for many Americans, giving is a personal matter. It isn’t something trumpeted or discussed Read more »

Feb. 2, 2016

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A tricky combination: Some money, a honey and different spending styles

When GoBankingRates did a Valentines Day-timed financial survey, it found certain money habits can be "deal breakers" for about half of American adults when it comes to romance. Read more »

Feb. 2, 2016

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John Hoffmire: Electric cars and the hydrogen economy

Recent steps have been taken in many states to build up the infrastructure needed for electric vehicles. Yet governments and companies must do more, for instance, by building the infrastructure... Read more »

Feb. 2, 2016

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My view: What exactly does divestment accomplish?

What we need is a global social movement pushing for transformation from fossil fuels. Already, we are seeing successes. Read more »

Feb. 2, 2016

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My view: The US Commonwealth of Puerto Rico is broke

The Obama administration has lacked the foresight to proactively act before the current crisis point, the governor of Puerto Rico is now requesting a Washington bailout, and some within the... Read more »

Feb. 2, 2016

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My view: Environmental neurotoxins and Flint, Michigan

The human health consequences of the Flint, Michigan, water contamination scandal are tragic. Flint children have suffered lead exposure, with likely irreversible brain damage of varying degrees,... Read more »

Feb. 2, 2016

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Vote for Johnson

Jonathan Johnson is the right person to be Utah's governor. Read more »

Feb. 2, 2016

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Trump and Sanders

Donald Trump isn't a real Republican and Bernie Sanders isn't a real Democrat, and that's why I think they are so popular right now. Read more »

Feb. 2, 2016

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On Second Thought

A lighthearted look at news of the day. Read more »

Feb. 1, 2016

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A community coming together to honor officer Barney

I was so proud to be a resident of Holladay and the state of Utah. To be a part of a community that properly honors and celebrates our police force. Read more »

Feb. 1, 2016

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Americans are skeptical that government can solve the nation's biggest problems

Americans long have had skepticism about Washington’s ability to solve our biggest problems. And some of the biggest problems have fallen off the nation's radar. Read more »

Feb. 1, 2016

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About Utah: His biggest design yet

From bags to buildings and everything in between, OGIO founder Mike Pratt loves to design. Read more »

Jan. 31, 2016

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Doug Robinson: Animated about his job

Tyler Carter, a BYU and Alta High graduate, contributed his artwork to several feature-length animated movies, namely “Ice Age 4,” “Epic” and “Peanuts.” Read more »

Jan. 31, 2016

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Natalie Gochnour: Mourn with those who mourn

As we continue on the path of understanding, I hope we will continue to try to find the right words to express our religious convictions and our love for people with different viewpoints. Read more »

Jan. 31, 2016

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John Gustav-Wrathall: Show an increase of love

Church leaders and members can, regardless of what the policy is, make a concrete, positive difference in the lives of LGBT individuals both in and out of the LDS Church by creating a safe social... Read more »

Jan. 31, 2016

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Charles Krauthammer: The three-cornered fight for the soul of the GOP

In radically different ways, Trump and Sanders are addressing the deep anxiety stemming from the secular stagnation in wages and living standards that has squeezed the middle and working classes... Read more »

Jan. 31, 2016

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Hannah C. Smith: Governmental neutrality in matters of faith

The Blaine Amendments originated out of anti-Catholic prejudices, but the laws are still on the books in many states. Read more »

Jan. 31, 2016

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George F. Will: Will Obama's legislative overreach and constitutional violations be policed?

During Watergate, Henry Kissinger's mordant wit leavened the unpleasantness: "The illegal we do immediately; the unconstitutional takes a little longer." Read more »

Jan. 31, 2016

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Frank Pignanelli & LaVarr Webb: Gubernatorial and legislative dynamics always interesting to watch

The Utah Legislature is a week old, and Gov. Gary Herbert has outlined his priorities in his State of the State speech. The gubernatorial/legislative dynamics are always interesting to watch. Read more »

Jan. 31, 2016

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Linda and Richard Eyre: On understanding each other and the LDS Handbook

Hopefully a positive outcome of the whole handbook issue will be a conscious and deliberate effort by us all to understand each other better and to keep asking and answering the wonderful question... Read more »

Jan. 31, 2016

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In our opinion: Bishop's Public Lands Initiative needs continued engagement from all sides

Opposition to the public lands proposal should not derail this effort. Federal, state and local interests will be best served with continued engagement by all involved. Reps. Bishop and Chaffetz's... Read more »

Jan. 31, 2016

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My view: The path forward after Rep. Bishop's failed PLI

The best path forward is not to push a doomed PLI that will ignite a bruising battle and hurt feelings that stymie progress for years, but to move forward on a level playing field where no one... Read more »

Jan. 31, 2016

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Letter: Big Brothers Big Sisters

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Utah’s unique mentoring program creates professionally-supported one-to-one relationships, which change kids' lives for the better. Read more »

Jan. 31, 2016

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Letter: Students don't need iPads

Students don't need iPads and other technology in the classroom. Most teens already have phones and computers, and you can bet that most of them are not using the technology for schoolwork in the classroom. Read more »

Jan. 31, 2016

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Letter: Ted Cruz eligible

The Founding Fathers intended the "Natural Born Citizen" clause to be a safeguard against someone disloyal to the United States from becoming president. Ted Cruz is as loyal as they come, and he is eligible to be president. Read more »

Jan. 31, 2016

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Letter: Emergencies and postal carriers

The new proposed bill in the Utah Legislature to have postal workers inform emergency responders about a person's personal information in a crisis situation is not a good idea. Read more »

Jan. 31, 2016

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Drew Clark: Credit Obama for improving the federal government's use of technology

Neither President George W. Bush nor President Bill Clinton has made an discernible impact in the effectiveness of government's use of technology. But President Barack Obama has. He’s done so... Read more »

Jan. 30, 2016

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In Our Opinion: Energy legislation highlights bipartisan support

The Senate Energy Committee is currently drafting an Energy Bill that would be the first significant energy legislation presented to the Senate in over eight years. It’s being prepared in a... Read more »

Jan. 30, 2016

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John Florez: Justice reform requires culture change

Many convicted felons have a history of psychological evaluations and treatment. The greatest challenge for judicial reform will be the retraining of staff so they embrace the new culture of... Read more »

Jan. 30, 2016

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Letter: Thank you from a Marine's family

I will never know who paid our tab that night; and I hope that by some chance they are reading this now. Thank You from the bottom of this Marine Moms heart! Read more »

Jan. 30, 2016

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Letter: Public health should matter more than business

I am concerned about Utah's health and fully support the Utah Clean Parks Plan. Read more »

Jan. 30, 2016

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In our opinion: Human trafficking immoral and inhumane

Investigators believe that every year in Utah, scores of young people are forced into servitude or sex slavery. Once so victimized, they struggle when rescued to find normal lives. Read more »

Jan. 29, 2016

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My view: The U.S. should keep the Cuba embargo in place

A year has elapsed since normalization talks were divulged between the United States and Cuba, and the prophetic words of Cuba’s dissidents reverberate within the current, grim reality of a... Read more »

Jan. 29, 2016

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David Blankenhorn: Populist revolt and uprising in the political parties

Few of the old political rules seem to apply. What seemed wildly improbable only yesterday is normal today. What’s going on? Read more »

Jan. 29, 2016

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My view: Voters need to ask themselves, not candidates, a few questions

As we all prepare to cast important votes during 2016, remember we are going to pay for what we get in elected officials, so taking some time to ask ourselves a few questions about candidates is... Read more »

Jan. 29, 2016

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Natalie Gochnour: Decision time in America

It doesn’t matter if you are a Republican or a Democrat, you recognize the system is not working. The division between and within political parties is crushing this country’s ability to... Read more »

Jan. 29, 2016

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Obama's gun control

Is it any wonder that America’s law-abiding gun owners are fed up with Obama’s agenda of regulating, restricting, registering and eventually confiscating all the guns in America that are in civilian hands? Read more »

Jan. 29, 2016

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Jay Evensen: When it comes to Utah lawmakers raising taxes, timing is everything

Good times have obscured the tax hikes lawmakers enacted last year, but you can't always count on timing. Read more »

Jan. 28, 2016

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Letter: Public Land Initiative

The Public Land Initiative did not take into account the opinions of a majority of Utahns. Read more »

Jan. 28, 2016

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Dan Liljenquist: Fixing the pharmaceutical market

I agree with both President Obama and congressional leaders that it is time to get to the bottom of why drug costs are skyrocketing and what should be done about it. Read more »

Jan. 28, 2016

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My View: GOP trade war: Jeb, Trump and soybeans

With the U.S. running massive trade deficits with our trading partners, losing millions of manufacturing jobs, and, yes, exporting soybeans in lieu of heavy machinery, America has discovered free... Read more »

Jan. 28, 2016

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Robert J. Samuelson: What's behind the severe stock selloff?

Capitalism has always been an epic struggle between risk and reward, and the easiest way to understand the present turmoil in world stock markets is to recognize that the two have reversed. Risk... Read more »

Jan. 28, 2016

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George F. Will: Michael Bloomberg: an echo, not a choice

Michael Bloomberg's epiphany about the 2016 presidential proceedings is that what is missing is a second bossy, big-government billionaire from Manhattan's East Side — another candidate with... Read more »

Jan. 28, 2016

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Letter: No Internet sales tax

Adding a sales tax on Internet purchases is a bad idea for Utah because it will put a burden on businesses. Read more »

Jan. 28, 2016

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In Our Opinion: Reducing public access to legislative processes is detrimental to public trust

We call on GOP legislative leaders to clearly enunciate and explain the reasons why they might choose to exclude the public from any given meeting in which a significant number of lawmakers are in... Read more »

Jan. 28, 2016

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In Our Opinion: 'Constitutional Carry' not a wise move

Changing Utah's gun laws to allow for "Constitutional Carry" is not a wise move. Read more »

Jan. 27, 2016

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Letter: Access to Medicaid

Despite what some Utah legislators think, access to Medicaid is not always easy to get for some that need it. Read more »

Jan. 27, 2016

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Jay Evensen: Chances are, your grandchildren still will be fighting over federal lands in Utah

If you’re keeping score, we have in recent days seen the gamut of strategies for solving Western land-use issues, from brute force to legal process to an attempt at epic compromise. All... Read more »

Jan. 27, 2016

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Richard Davis: Your end of the boat is leaking

Last week, Pastor France Davis of the Calvary Missionary Baptist Church gave a speech at BYU. The pastor recounted his experiences with the civil rights movement and urged BYU students in the... Read more »

Jan. 27, 2016

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My View: Last-minute advice for people who need health insurance

I’ve worked in the health insurance industry for many years, and because of that people often ask me for tips about signing up for coverage. With the final deadline now less than a week away,... Read more »

Jan. 27, 2016

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