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In our opinion: Is your economic confidence based on data or perception?

What confidence do you have in the economy? Is it based on objective data or personal perception?

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Who likes Obama's ISIS plan, and who doesn't

A new poll by the Pew Research Center for the People and the Press shows that both Democrats and Republicans support the president's plan to fight Islamic militants in Iraq. It's those who identify... Read more »

Sept. 16, 2014

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In our opinion: Election process for state school board remains an uncertainty

It's clear state lawmakers must make fixing the selecting or election of state school board members a priority when they meet early next year. Their remedy needs to err on the side of encouraging... Read more »

Sept. 16, 2014

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My view: Medicaid will sting Beehive State's economy

Medicaid expansion will reverse the recent post-recession growth in Utah's private sector, meaning Utah families will bring home less income and will suffer from the loss of private sector jobs. Read more »

Sept. 16, 2014

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Letter: Vaccination exceptions

The Utah State Code provides a list of exceptions to parents who do not wish to give their children required immunizations for school. Read more »

Sept. 16, 2014

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Letter: My sons

What is the justification for killing youths who are threatening no one? Read more »

Sept. 16, 2014

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Letter: Voting matters

I am tired of listening to the complaints about our government ... when so few qualified citizens take the time to participate in the election process, and when so many of that few just blindly mark their ballots according to a party... Read more »

Sept. 16, 2014

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Robert J. Samuelson: The roughed-up American

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The economy is escaping the confines of the Great Recession... But people don't feel reassured. They've lost confidence in the future. Americans feel roughed up by the economy, and their fears... Read more »

Sept. 15, 2014

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John Hoffmire: Unknowingly raising another man's child

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The number of men who had DNA tests administered for themselves and at least one of their children rose by 64 percent last decade, according to The New York Times. The DNA tests confirm whether or... Read more »

Sept. 15, 2014

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On Second Thought

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

Sept. 15, 2014

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In our opinion: Revisiting racial imbalance on police forces

What are the underlying factors when a community's police force is seen to be racially imbalanced? Read more »

Sept. 15, 2014

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Robert Bennett: Obama should not move forward without congressional approval

When a commander in chief proposes to engage in acts of war that are not part of a short-term emergency but are commitments that stretch over an indefinite period of time, he should ask for formal... Read more »

Sept. 15, 2014

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Letter: Moral decline

The person who first claimed you can’t legislate morality was Sen. Barry Goldwater, and he was talking about the civil rights movement. It is obvious that new laws, along with education, brought about a vast cultural change in... Read more »

Sept. 15, 2014

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Letter: Video games

Children today spend way too much time playing noneducational video games. Research has proven that most video games do not have positive effects on the brain. Video games are addicting and can become all-consuming, especially for... Read more »

Sept. 15, 2014

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About Utah: High time for a peaceful revival

The International Peace Gardens Festival has promoted peace every year since 1947, where attendance has steadily dwindled. Read more »

Sept. 14, 2014

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'Deseret News National Edition': Sex trafficking in India, bigger class sizes and how to get rich

This week's "Deseret News National Edition" looks at sex trafficking, school class size and how to get rich. Read more »

Sept. 14, 2014

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In our opinion: Some universities targeting faith-based campus groups

Some universities are disallowing faith-based groups on the basis of discrimination, even groups that admit anyone but seek to have leaders adhere to that specific group's beliefs and standards. Read more »

Sept. 14, 2014

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Daren Bakst: Parents, not bureaucrats, should decide what kids eat

The writer responds to the question, "Should parents back Michelle Obama's renewed quest for healthy school lunch?" Read more »

Sept. 14, 2014

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Frank Pignanelli & LaVarr Webb: Dissatisfaction with Utah's congressmen and Congress as a whole

Usually, Americans like their own members of Congress but greatly dislike Congress as an institution. However, recent national polling shows more voters are blaming their own congressmen for... Read more »

Sept. 14, 2014

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William Rice: First lady's fight for healthier food needs support

Writer responds to the question, "Should parents back Michelle Obama’s renewed quest for healthy school lunches?” Read more »

Sept. 14, 2014

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Brian S. Brown: In defending marriage, Utah is standing in the breach

The state of Utah is standing in the breach across the nation in preserving marriage as the union of one man and one woman. Read more »

Sept. 14, 2014

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Drew Clark: Keys to development: City centers, education and entrepreneurship

Looking to environmental assets, and to educational institutions and technology strengths, is the new template for successful economic development — just as Ogden is now demonstrating on its... Read more »

Sept. 14, 2014

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Letter: Elderly care

Zach Klein followed 19 patients ages 69 to 101 who were given an experimental treatment three times a day for a year at a nursing home in Israel. Seventeen patients achieved a healthy weight, gaining or losing pounds as needed.... Read more »

Sept. 14, 2014

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Letter: Child production

While I respect and relate to the Eyres' passion (Sept. 9), I balk at their sensational claims and the liberal gaps in their logic. Their latest article lambasting the cost-of-raising-a-child figures put out by the U.S.... Read more »

Sept. 14, 2014

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John Florez: We need a school board elected by voters

We need a state school board that is elected by the voters who have the public’s interest and the future of our students as their focus, without being encumbered with political ties. Read more »

Sept. 13, 2014

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In our opinion: Keep perspective when dealing with smartphones

Smartphones have gone from fantasy item to luxury item to what some consider now to be a necessity. Like any communication tool, a smartphone is as good or bad as the person who uses it. Read more »

Sept. 13, 2014

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