Opinion

In our opinion: Reserve chained to congressional formula for interest rates

Business leaders face considerable uncertainty in today’s world, much of it caused by the government.

Letter: Government of, by and for the people.

It is tragic that this country has perished in that we no longer have government of, by and for the people. Read more »

July 15, 2014

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In our opinion: In marriage case, Utah needs SCOTUS to ensure justice and fair play

The strength of our national union relies upon a sense of fair play and an equal opportunity to access the halls of justice. That equal opportunity has been denied to the state of Utah in the... Read more »

July 14, 2014

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Doug Robinson: Meet Tim Taylor, the man who gets you to and from work every day

Ever wondered who creates and implements those crazy, counter-intuitive intersections with the NO LEFT TURN signs that are so in vogue these days? Tim Taylor is one of those guys and he's all about... Read more »

July 14, 2014

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Robert Bennett: A look at the best US presidents of the past

A recent opinion survey asked Americans to rate post-World War II presidents. Reagan was named the best, followed by Clinton and Kennedy and Obama was tagged as the worst, followed by George W.... Read more »

July 14, 2014

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Join the discussion: Why do members of the LDS Church disapprove of President Obama?

Members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints have lower approval ratings for President Obama — 18 percent — than any other major religion, according to a new Gallup poll. Read more »

July 14, 2014

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John Hoffmire: Access to water is the first step in fighting poverty worldwide

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In the past 25 years, over 2 billion people have gained access to improved sources of drinking water. Read more »

July 14, 2014

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In our opinion: A good grade is not always synonymous with an excellent education

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Grade inflation can be seen as a response to a culture where bad evaluations from students influence decisions about teachers’ jobs. Since there is no simple solution to the problem of grade... Read more »

July 14, 2014

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Letter: Disabled care

My son is almost 23 years old and lives with mental retardation, cerebral palsy, sensory disorder, behavioral disorder and a cecostomy tube. When we moved back to Utah we had high hopes for a bright future. However, what we have... Read more »

July 14, 2014

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Letter: Changing DST

There are two reasons why all U.S. states except one observe Daylight Savings Time: it's a good idea and Arizona is a little bit crazy. Has anyone else been to Phoenix in the summer? It is not pleasant when the sun is up a 5... Read more »

July 14, 2014

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Letter: Card shopping

Last month, I went to Target to buy a Father’s Day card for my husband. After looking at half a dozen and only finding ones about drinking, I left the store in frustration. I then went to Walgreens and was able to find a nice... Read more »

July 14, 2014

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Samurai visiting Salt Lake in 1872 launched interactions between Japanese and Mormons

There is a little-known episode from early Utah history that has an important message for today. Following the Iwakura Mission of February 1872, Japanese leaders considered a rather audacious plan... Read more »

July 13, 2014

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Sarah Torre: Hobby Lobby does want bosses out of the bedroom; why are these liberal senators against that?

Last week’s decision in the Hobby Lobby case prevented Obamacare’s Department of Health and Human Services mandate from careening into the religious freedom of family business owners,... Read more »

July 13, 2014

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In our opinion: Pathway to 'Silicon Slopes' leads through relocation of state prison in Draper

This newspaper has long advocated ensuring that the needs and rehabilitation of inmates is uppermost in the public’s mind as prison relocation is debated. We continue to support those... Read more »

July 13, 2014

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Andrew Biggs: Is World Cup soccer next major U.S. sport?

Soccer is easy to mock. In what other sport can we compile a scorecard of the number of ersatz “injuries” or the time the supposedly injured players spent writhing on the ground. Read more »

July 13, 2014

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Frank Pignanelli & LaVarr Webb: What Gov. Herbert's 'non-announcement' means for Utah politics

Last month, Gov. Gary Herbert invited a number of business leaders and politicos to breakfast and revealed he intends to seek re-election in 2016. The governor, along with Lt. Gov. Spencer Cox,... Read more »

July 13, 2014

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Philosopher kings: Transformative decisions best left to people's representatives

As society’s “bedrock” institution, marriage unites children to their fathers and mothers, making marriage, across culture and time, universally a gendered institution. Read more »

July 13, 2014

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Letter: Campaign volunteers

Americans love competition. In Utah, we volunteer time and donate to churches, youth sports, scouting and the environment. These worthy endeavors need dedicated volunteers and financial donations to achieve their goals. Another... Read more »

July 13, 2014

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Letter: Looking at disasters

Rapidly increasing use of fossil fuels is warming our air and acidifying our oceans at an alarming rate. It's driven not just by pursuit of comforts and faster travel, but more importantly by the fossil fuel corporation's... Read more »

July 13, 2014

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My view: Coal and nuclear power belong in Utah's energy policy portfolio

Now is the time for Utah to recognize the environmental benefits of using advanced coal-burning technologies and nuclear power to generate electricity. Both are essential in any serious effort to... Read more »

July 13, 2014

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Letter: Immigration reform

It doesn't surprise me that such a high percentage say they want immigration reform, especially when one considers the recent invasion of illegals that keep coming across our southern border. Most people who are paying attention... Read more »

July 13, 2014

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Tim Wendel: Americans gave the 'beautiful game' a look and loved what they saw

In answering the question, "Is World Cup soccer the next major sport in America?" the writer contends, "Yet this time around more Americans checked out the World Cup than ever before and they often... Read more »

July 13, 2014

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John Florez: Get legislators out of running schools

Until a vision for Utah education is created, along with structural changes, Utah legislators will continue to interfere in the management of public education. And our students will be denied a... Read more »

July 12, 2014

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In our opinion: Important breakthrough on rapid transit bus route between Davis and Salt Lake counties

The decision to move forward on plans to create a rapid transit bus route between Davis County and downtown Salt Lake City marks an important breakthrough in transportation planning along the... Read more »

July 12, 2014

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Letter: Climate doubts

When I check out a story that raises doubt about human-caused climate change, I consistently find the source tied to an ideologically driven organization focused on spreading doubt on the reality of what is happening. Read more »

July 12, 2014

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Letter: Determining rights

If our government feels free to move into such personal areas, I ask, where will it stop? Read more »

July 12, 2014

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