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John Florez: Why businesses should help foot the bill for education

The first thing businesses ought to do is lobby to restructure the management structure of Utah public education.

My view: Business leadership key to our economic success

Utah's success is no accident. Its business leaders and political officials have made purposeful decisions and demonstrated economic leadership. Because of the prosperity, however, it can be... Read more »

Jan. 24, 2016

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Frank Pignanelli & LaVarr Webb: Utah Legislature blasting off with election-year session

The Utah Legislature blasts off tomorrow morning, commencing its 45-day, election-year session. We take a look at the state of Utah’s lawmaking body. Read more »

Jan. 24, 2016

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Letter: Sports and taxpayers

The University of Utah is funded with taxpayer money. They should be scheduling games with all in-state sports teams and not trying to cancel them. Read more »

Jan. 24, 2016

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Letter: Challenge to legislators

The legislators need to understand who the teachers are and understand and share in the successes, challenges, love and dedication exhibited by our teachers. Read more »

Jan. 24, 2016

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In our opinion: Sheriff's shooting a tragic loss to the community

The death of Unified Police Officer Doug Barney is a tragedy and a terrible loss to the community. Read more »

Jan. 23, 2016

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John Florez: Open the people's house

Openness and accountability from our lawmakers have become the rallying cry of the people, who simply want to know that the process is fair. Read more »

Jan. 23, 2016

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Raise minimum wage

Raising the minimum wage right now is a good idea and will benefit everyone. Read more »

Jan. 23, 2016

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What about Obama?

Richard Davis notes that Americans are frustrated at government, but he entirely blames Congress for this. What about Obama? Read more »

Jan. 23, 2016

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Fiorina champions life

We need a president who can champion life from beginning to end, especially at its most innocent and vulnerable. Carly Fiorina is that candidate. Read more »

Jan. 23, 2016

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In our opinion: There is room for optimism in solving the problem of homelessness

There is reason for optimism as we enter the new year that the complicated problem of homelessness has come to the forefront of policy discussions in a way that will lead to effective and... Read more »

Jan. 22, 2016

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My view: Number of executions in US each year exceeded only by Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Iran and China

Like it or not, we are judged by the company we keep. We would be better off joining the ranks of the countries that have abolished the death penalty, rather than tacitly endorsing the practices of... Read more »

Jan. 22, 2016

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Kathleen Parker: With his built-it and ban-'em solutions, Daddy Trump is looking out for you!

On a subliminal level, Republican primary voters are leaning toward Donald Trump, who offers a father-figure image of the presidency. Read more »

Jan. 22, 2016

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A. Scott Anderson: Our legislators should address education funding, hunger and poverty and providing access to health care

In this age of prosperity, basic human needs exist that society should help with, including access to a good education, enough food to sustain life and low-cost, high-quality health care. Read more »

Jan. 22, 2016

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Peace is threatened by brutal fighting in South Asia

While media emphasize Islamabad-Washington strains, threats of Islamic radicalism and incidents of brutal violence, reality — as usual — is more complex, and more promising. Read more »

Jan. 22, 2016

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Ban refs?

Perhaps the Utah basketball team needs to ban refs because of the incident that happened over the weekend when an Oregon State player tripped a ref. Read more »

Jan. 22, 2016

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Take a closer look

There is still time to change the decision and continue the rivalry. Read more »

Jan. 22, 2016

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Jay Evensen: If you knew your unborn baby had defects, what would you do?

Are we, as Time Stanley wrote in The Telegraph this week, becoming a society “increasingly obsessed with making life as perfect as possible …”? Read more »

Jan. 21, 2016

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In our opinion: Why voter participation may increase if candidates gather signatures

This election will be the first in which signature gathering will allow access to state primaries. Gov. Gary Herbert is taking full advantage even with opposition from some in the GOP. Read more »

Jan. 21, 2016

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Robert J. Samuelson: In debate over America's future, right approach is to be realistic

It's only January, but what may be the year's most important book on economics has already been published: "The Rise and Fall of American Growth: The U.S. Standard of Living Since the Civil War." Read more »

Jan. 21, 2016

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My view: Make the Internet tax ban permanent

Sen. Orrin Hatch, along with the rest of Congress, should not allow political games, subversive tactics and crony capitalism to take precedence over what is truly just and right for American... Read more »

Jan. 21, 2016

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Kathleen Parker: Nikki Haley's righteous gamble that truth wins in the end

The real fight in the GOP was revealed when South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley gave the Republican Party's response to President Obama's State of the Union address. She pulled no punches and brought... Read more »

Jan. 21, 2016

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Dan Liljenquist: Bracing for the bear market

Stocks are off to their worst 10-day start ever. China is in distress, the Middle East is at war, oil prices are collapsing, business lending is down, industrial production is declining, and our... Read more »

Jan. 21, 2016

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Don't charge for bags

There is no need for grocers to charge for plastic bags. Read more »

Jan. 21, 2016

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Mexican wolf in Utah?

Introducing the Mexican wolf in Utah doesn't sound like a good idea. Read more »

Jan. 21, 2016

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Jay Evensen: Officer's death reminds us we all have a stake in law enforcement

This time, there aren’t likely to be many questions about the use of force. This time, there will be no protests. The bad guy struck first. Read more »

Jan. 20, 2016

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Michael Gerson: Obama promised hope; he brought rage

Now let us praise laundry lists. Every year at State of the Union time, the president and his staff say the speech will not include them. But the laundry won't keep track of itself. Read more »

Jan. 20, 2016

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In our opinion: New tools for the measurement and management of human capital hold great hope for improved social outcomes

The Great Recession may have triggered a paradigm shift where the importance of human capital (knowledge and learning) supersedes financial capital (money and assets) as a primary path to positive... Read more »

Jan. 20, 2016

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Richard Davis: The problem is deeper than Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders

Recent polls suggest the American public is dissatisfied and frustrated. This dissatisfaction is squarely directed at politicians. Read more »

Jan. 20, 2016

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EITC works

EITC is a great program that should be expanded. Both political parties agree on this, though they differ on how to fund it. Read more »

Jan. 20, 2016

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Letter: Basketball rivalry fallout

The University of Utah's decision to cancel the rivalry basketball games against BYU is causing people to root against them. Read more »

Jan. 20, 2016

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New York values

Ted Cruz was referring to the political leanings of New Yorkers and not questioning their courage during 9/11. Read more »

Jan. 20, 2016

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What hurts poor more?

The payday loan industry hurts more people than the lottery ever will. Read more »

Jan. 20, 2016

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My view: It is trendy to be extreme in this country

In order for gun violence to stop, both sides need to step into the gray zone. Compromises are going to have to be made before we can move forward as a nation. Read more »

Jan. 19, 2016

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In our opinion: Welcome the Sundance Film Festival

We are excited about the debut of the festival’s 31st appearance in our community, which is well aware of the privilege it has to host an event with such blockbuster influences in our... Read more »

Jan. 19, 2016

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Lois M. Collins: What did folks want to know about children in crisis in 2015?

Child Trends has compiled a list of its most popular reports and blog posts, based on what those visiting its site read last year. It paints a painful picture of the issues some children face. Read more »

Jan. 19, 2016

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MLK and Star Trek — Embrace the symbol

Martin Luther King Jr. was a fan of Star Trek, and he influenced one of the actresses on the show to embrace the symbol she had become. Read more »

Jan. 18, 2016

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Drew Clark: Uniting the Republican Party will take a candidate besides the front-runner

There are so many Republicans — let alone independents or Democrats — who would not support Donald Trump. That's why it's so important for voters to seek for a candidate who can unite... Read more »

Jan. 18, 2016

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John Hoffmire: The influence of generic drug production on developing countries

Due to the difficulty in accessing drugs from brand-name pharmaceutical companies, most patients in developing nations are heavily relying on less-expensive generic drugs. Read more »

Jan. 18, 2016

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Mia Love: One subject at a time

People are livid about the way Congress has been passing bills for the last 10 years. Those multi-rider, large, must-pass-at-the-11th-hour measures saddle the nation with more debt and often... Read more »

Jan. 18, 2016

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Ruby Bridges’ Ordinary Answer for an Extraordinary Problem

As we commemorate the Civil Rights movement today, Ruby Bridges’ example reminds us that ordinary Americans strengthened by faith are at the heart of extraordinary events. Read more »

Jan. 18, 2016

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Letter: Breaking rivalry contract

The University of Utah is seeming to throw a temper tantrum and the decision to cancel games should be reversed. Read more »

Jan. 18, 2016

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Jay Evensen: On Second Thought: Utah never will legalize a lottery

A lighthearted look at news of the day. Utah never will legalize a lottery. The Malad, Idaho, convenience store lobby is too powerful. Read more »

Jan. 18, 2016

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Frank Pignanelli & LaVarr Webb: State of the Union sets the stage for presidential campaign ahead

The nation is in for interesting times over the next 10 months as we select the next leader of the free world. President Barack Obama attempted to set the stage for the campaign ahead in his State... Read more »

Jan. 17, 2016

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In our opinion: Why Religious Freedom Day is essential

For the last 23 years, Jan. 16 has been set aside by presidential proclamation as “Religious Freedom Day,” intended to encourage recognition of our nation’s tradition of... Read more »

Jan. 17, 2016

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George F. Will: Keep an eye on Chris Christie

Nationally, among all the Republican candidates, the ABC/Washington Post poll finds Christie's favorability rating "most improved." Keep an eye on Chris Christie. Read more »

Jan. 17, 2016

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Charles Krauthammer: President Obama's Tuesday night address to Congress was less about the state of the union than the state of the presidency

After two terms, presidents are spent. Nothing shows it like a State of the Union valedictory repeating the hollow promises of the yesteryear candidate — as if the intervening presidency had... Read more »

Jan. 17, 2016

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Rep. Bruce Cutler: Diversity of Utah's Republicans

The more Republicans have been elected to the House of Representatives, the more diverse the party representation within that body has become. We don’t all walk in lock-step. Read more »

Jan. 17, 2016

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Letter: Typical State of the Union

I respect whoever holds the office. No matter who was giving the speech, anyone would be tempted to point out their successes over the past eight years and downplay their failures. Read more »

Jan. 17, 2016

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Letter: A good decision

The rivalry games have got out of hand in recent years and taking a break is a good idea. Read more »

Jan. 17, 2016

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Robert J. Samuelson: Retreat from double-digit growth means the China bubble has popped

The China bubble has burst. No longer are the country's economic managers viewed as magicians who can orchestrate rapid growth whatever the obstacles. Read more »

Jan. 17, 2016

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