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Editorial: U.S. can't add to its enormous debt forever with no consequences

The Republican-led budgets have reinforced how difficult it would be to balance the federal budget.

Gov. Herbert should veto SB136

SB136 is unnecessary, because the state's Office of Debt Collection could just file a motion with the court requesting a renewal of the statute of limitations if a debt happened to be approaching.... Read more »

March 24, 2015

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Is Gov. Herbert listening to those who oppose wood-burning restrictions?

In January 2015, residents of the Wasatch Front gathered to protest Gov. Gary Herbert's restrictions on wood burning with EPA-certified or pellet stoves. To many, it appears the governor isn't... Read more »

March 24, 2015

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In our opinion: Senate Democrats' filibuster hindering much-needed human trafficking legislation

Senate Democrats have filibustered the passage of the Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act, a bill with bipartisan support that would allow the direct use of fines collected from human... Read more »

March 24, 2015

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Adding tests not as effective as reforming curriculum

If the goal of education is not being met, it seems only logical to reform the curriculum, not simply to add a test to the graduation requirements for high school seniors. Read more »

March 24, 2015

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Opinion: Energy from trash

One creative way to reduce litter on our highways is to pay people to bring it in to be used as energy. The more we pay people for trash, the more we will see litter disappear from our roadways. It would also prevent people from... Read more »

March 24, 2015

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Netanyahu's election provides several opportunities having international implications

The result of Benjamin Netanyahu's election in the Israeli Knesset presents opportunities that reach across the globe, including forging ties and building relationships that provide a better life... Read more »

March 24, 2015

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Letter: Winter ban

People of Utah, have you taken note of the air quality we have been experiencing for the past several months? Blue skies and clean air. It looks like the solution to the dirty winter air problem has been lurking under our noses the... Read more »

March 24, 2015

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Joseph Cramer, M.D.: We pay a price when we compare and contrast

National Edition

Compare and contrast in 25 words or less is a common exercise in elementary school. Compare our children asleep in their beds in their own rooms with the boys and girls huddled up against their... Read more »

March 23, 2015

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In our opinion: Channeling innovation — disruption is coming to cable television

The Internet-driven disruptive innovation that changed many industries has finally come to cable television as several broadcast heavyweights have agreed to be part of small, inexpensive streaming... Read more »

March 23, 2015

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About Utah: 18 months after hiking Pacific Crest Trail, Utahn sets sights on Appalachian Trail

Eighteen months after hiking the length of the Pacific Crest Trail, Utahn Richard Jones now sets his sights on the Appalachian Trail. Read more »

March 23, 2015

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John Hoffmire: Is the goal equality?

National Edition

Since its founding, the United States has been seen as the land of potential greater economic equality. Read more »

March 23, 2015

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On Second Thought: Mitt Romney vs. Evander Holyfield, and more

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

March 23, 2015

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Letter: Relocate the investors

What is the matter with the Prison Relocation Commission? Don't they get it? No one wants the prison to move except for the "investors," who want the taxpayers to pay for the relocation. Read more »

March 23, 2015

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Letter: Policy comparisons

I have frequently seen it written here that Democrats have adopted more liberal economic policies than they had in prior years. I do not believe this to be true; in fact, I think they have become much more conservative. Read more »

March 23, 2015

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Robert J. Samuelson: Federal Reserve at a crossroads with short-term interest rates

The Federal Reserve is at a crossroads. After holding short-term interest rates near zero for six years, Fed policymakers are prepared to raise them — but when, how much and with what... Read more »

March 23, 2015

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Kathleen Parker: Race debates aren't necessarily taking over at Starbucks

Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz is concerned about the seemingly growing racial divide in America and decided to use his considerable forum of 11,000 coffee shops to step up the conversation. However,... Read more »

March 23, 2015

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Heeding history is the only way to end crisis in Iran

History should inform policy. The letter to Iran, signed by 47 Republican senators, was an error in the form of a few making foreign policy on their own, something that needs to change soon. Read more »

March 22, 2015

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Frank Pignanelli & LaVarr Webb: Intrigue still percolating from Utah legislative session

Intrigue from the 2015 legislative session will drip out for some time. Here are a few issues still bubbling. Read more »

March 22, 2015

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George F. Will: Equality, family life are interconnected — both falter when fewer men go to college

By 2012, there were 2.8 million more women than men in college, and by 2020 this "enrollment gap" is projected to grow to 4.4 million. This means a shortage of suitable male partners, who are... Read more »

March 22, 2015

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In our opinion: Anti-Semitism at home and abroad

Polls show “deeply-entrenched” anti-Semitic sentiment can be found in more than 25 percent of the world’s population. Unfortunately, there are places here in America that... Read more »

March 22, 2015

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Drew Clark: Let's stop reforming, and start disrupting educational habits

Remember education reform, circa 2000? It was called "No Child Left Behind." More than 40 states now have waivers from that law. How about education reform, circa 2010? That's been called the... Read more »

March 22, 2015

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Letter: Bucket lists

I’m only 19, so hopefully I have plenty of life left to live. That being said, people find it strange that I have already started a lengthy bucket list. Most people don’t actually take the time to write down a list of... Read more »

March 22, 2015

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Letter: Questionable message

On March 17, Granger High hosted a guest speaker. This speaker had a good message of resiliency and overcoming problems in the past. However, his good message was mostly lost as he encouraged anti-American/education ideas. He said... Read more »

March 22, 2015

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Letter: Yes to Healthy Utah

In 2015, 11,050 Utahns will be diagnosed with cancer. Many of them will be our loved ones, our co-workers or our neighbors and friends. Some of them will not have access to health care coverage because their only coverage options are... Read more »

March 22, 2015

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Letter: Failed air bill

Sen. Luz Escamilla's SB208 would have raised the penalties on violators of our current clean air laws — penalties which haven't been adjusted in 34 years — and brought them up to levels more closely matching... Read more »

March 22, 2015

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