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In our opinion: Labor Day celebrates first-generation Americans

Labor Day celebrates the successes of past waves of workers, many of whom were first-generation Americans coming to...

Letter: Fans and injuries

Everyone knows that football produces a lot of injuries, some very serious. So why do people go to football games? How can they stand to see fellow humans get injured? Read more »

Aug. 26, 2014

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Letter: Dangerous tranquilizers?

The Division of Wildlife Resources should reevaluate their tranquilizer techniques, so we can avoid danger in the future. Read more »

Aug. 26, 2014

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Michael Gerson: Too detached to lead? President needs a strategy

For years, Obama has reacted to events in the Middle East, and lately been at their mercy. Now he must provide some assurance that he is shaping events with a strategy that culminates in the end of... Read more »

Aug. 25, 2014

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Robert J. Samuelson: Do Democrats do it better? Nope

It's a Democratic campaign consultant's dream: a study from two respected academic economists concluding that, since the late 1940s, the economy has consistently performed better under Democratic... Read more »

Aug. 25, 2014

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Corporate tax returns should be public

Tax inversions. Double Irish with a Dutch sandwich. Spinning off tangible assets into real estate investment trusts. Son-of-BOSS shelters. These are among the eye-glazingly complicated tax... Read more »

Aug. 25, 2014

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About Utah: Aggies Elevated: welcome to college, everyone

With the start today of its 126th school year, Utah State University introduces a new program aimed at helping the intellectually disabled enjoy a mainstream college experience. Read more »

Aug. 25, 2014

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John Hoffmire: Black markets are bigger and closer to home

The words “black market” usually refer to illegal business activity. The biggest and most notorious markets relate to illegal drugs, human trafficking and piracy-counterfeiting. Read more »

Aug. 25, 2014

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In our opinion: Mixed-bag school start

The new school year starts with a mixed bag of optimism and concern — the latter dealing with state school board issues. Read more »

Aug. 25, 2014

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Frank Pignanelli & LaVarr Webb: Same-sex marriage survey results raise questions

A new poll shows 61 percent of Utah likely voters oppose same-sex marriage, 58 percent believe the U.S. Supreme Court will strike down Utah's gay/lesbian marriage prohibition, and nearly 60 percent... Read more »

Aug. 25, 2014

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On second thought

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

Aug. 25, 2014

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Robert Bennett: WGU helping 'STEM' education slippage

Utah's innovative Western Governors University is helping keep the state ahead of slippage in science, technology, engineering and math education. Read more »

Aug. 25, 2014

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Letter: Real reason for college

As the excitement of a new college football season begins to build, we might pause to remember that an education is the primary reason for the existence of universities. Congratulations to BYU, ranked ninth in Money... Read more »

Aug. 25, 2014

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Letter: Parking questions

Most assume that churches are benevolent organizations, and if there were a game, event or family gathering nearby that parking in the nearby church parking lot would not be a problem. Real estate agents looking for parking for a... Read more »

Aug. 25, 2014

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Letter: Utah evolving

I am a frequent visitor to many parks, both state and national, in the area that they are considering burying lines. Though they would be buried, and buried gas lines rarely leak, they must first dig through or near our parks to bury... Read more »

Aug. 25, 2014

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In our opinion: Teens think porn is damaging — and they want help

A recent British survey shows online pornography is too accessible and distorting for teenagers, leading to damaging and unrealistic attitudes toward sex and relationships. Read more »

Aug. 24, 2014

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Whitt Flora: It's time to put U.S. boots on the ground in Iraq

The writer is addressing the question, "Should the U.S. send in ground troops to end Islamic State terror?” Read more »

Aug. 24, 2014

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Leave ground fighting to the Kurds

The writer is answering the question, "Should the U.S. send in ground troops to end Islamic State terror?” Read more »

Aug. 24, 2014

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Drew Clark: Rick Perry on clear line between politics and crime

The Swallow-Shurtleff matter has led to soul-searching in Utah about curbing political corruption. The matter involving Gov. Rick Perry should lead to reforms of the Public Integrity Unit in Texas.... Read more »

Aug. 24, 2014

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Modernized voting: If it can be secured, Utah is the place to discuss change

Regardless of where you stand on the issue, almost universally, Americans agree that Internet voting will be part of our nation’s future. Read more »

Aug. 24, 2014

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Letter: Connect with neighbors

When my father grew up, everyone he knew had a gun in their home, and people weren't shooting at random strangers, friends or family. Whether you believe in weapon control, something deeply disturbing is happening in our... Read more »

Aug. 24, 2014

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Letter: Perceptions of minorities

There is the perception among many that being of color provides preferential treatment and extra benefits based on race alone. Such opinions have also helped created the disastrous border situation. Remember the example of Elian... Read more »

Aug. 24, 2014

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Letter: Effective education

In his argument in favor of funding public education, Fred Ash got it right that, “…the most important factor in student performance is the quality of teachers” (“Utah’s public education system,”... Read more »

Aug. 24, 2014

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Letter: Fire support

Here in Winthrop, Washington we are in sight of the largest wildfire in the state’s history. More than 400 square miles have burned so far, including the lower 20 miles of Methow Valley. In that stretch, the fire burned from... Read more »

Aug. 24, 2014

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John Florez: How safe is your school?

It’s parents' right to know their child is safe at school, and it’s the school board's responsibility to take safety seriously as well as the reporting of incidents and protections. Read more »

Aug. 23, 2014

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In our opinion: To be vigilant, relentless?

President Obama needs to make good on his promise to be "vigilant … and relentless" in battling ISIL in Iraq. Read more »

Aug. 23, 2014

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