Opinion

In our opinion: Utah Transit Authority accountability

Gov. Gary Herbert wants more elected officials on the Utah Transit Authority board.

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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Letter: Heartfelt immigration

We either have a nation of laws, or we have a nation of chaos and anarchy. The present surge of illegals entering our country can and will overwhelm the system if not controlled. Read more »

Aug. 23, 2014

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Letter: When history speaks

I don’t know what the answer is, but I don’t want history to say to us, “Why didn’t you do more? How could you let this happen?” Read more »

Aug. 23, 2014

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Letter: Virus paranoia

The Ebola virus is a dangerous virus that could possibly kill many people, but at the same time I also think it isn't doing that well in America. It is getting worse in Africa, but here in the U.S. it is being blown out of proportion. Read more »

Aug. 23, 2014

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Join the discussion: Is Rick Perry's indictment helpful or harmful?

Gov. Rick Perry was recently indicted on charges of coercion and abuse of official capacity, according to The Economist. While it sounds disastrous at first, could these charges actually benefit... Read more »

Aug. 22, 2014

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Republicans and Democrats agree, in part, on the big problems America is facing

Democrats and Republicans have similar concerns about the challenges America is facing, according to Gallup. Read more »

Aug. 22, 2014

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A. Scott Anderson: The world needs America to stay engaged

With military and terrorist battles occurring in several places around the world, the question of America’s role in global conflicts is a matter of hot debate. Read more »

Aug. 22, 2014

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Carmen Rasmusen Herbert: Families battling depression need love, time, understanding

“Depression is the grand imposter-posing as all powerful,” says Dr. Keith Ablow, a psychiatrist and member of the Fox News A-Team. “It can be defeated, every time, if you or the... Read more »

Aug. 22, 2014

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Scandals hiding in plain sight

A rash of relatively convoluted, thoroughly unsexy political scandals involving governors is moving through the country. Most of the scandals are pretty hard to follow unless you're paying really... Read more »

Aug. 22, 2014

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Attacking Ex-Im now, and SBA next

As I watch some members of Congress attack the U.S. Export-Import Bank, I wonder why they ignore the high price we all would pay for its loss — especially small American businesses. What’s the next target, the Small... Read more »

Aug. 22, 2014

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In our opinion: Perry indictment a concern

The recent felony indictments of Texas Gov. Rick Perry following his use of constitutional veto power is seen by many as what could become a dangerous trend. Read more »

Aug. 22, 2014

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David Blankenhorn: Thrift: Lesson of the 'Pete Pig' campaign relevant today

National Edition

When you were a child, you probably had a piggy bank. Do you wonder who conceived this idea and what made them so popular? One answer, at least in the U.S., is the success of the “Pete... Read more »

Aug. 22, 2014

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Letter: West Jordan buyouts

In a very short period of time, West Jordan residents have been placed on the hook for buyouts and severance packages. Read more »

Aug. 22, 2014

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Letter: Equalize funding

A recent editorial advocated for public education to provide equal services to children of all income levels, and that this is achieved by finding ways to equalize funding. Read more »

Aug. 22, 2014

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Charles Krauthammer: The role of a great power — Stopping the worst people on earth

"People like this ultimately fail," Barack Obama said of Foley's murderers. Perhaps. But "ultimately" can be a long way — and thousands of dead — away. The role of a great power, as... Read more »

Aug. 21, 2014

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Michael Gerson: No time to lead from behind

Obama remains a rhetorical spectator to events in Iraq and Syria he does not want to own, and that he believes America has a limited ability to influence. Read more »

Aug. 21, 2014

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Join the discussion: Is bipartisanship making a comeback?

As the 2016 presidential race inches its way closer, it seems that normal partisan tactics are shifting. Read more »

Aug. 21, 2014

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Dan Liljenquist: Running to remember those who fell in Guatemala

Six years ago this Sunday, my work colleagues from Focus Services and I boarded a single engine airplane in Guatemala City to fly to a tiny airfield in northeast Guatemala. Ten people, including... Read more »

Aug. 21, 2014

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Mary Barker: The real 'Hunger Games' — America's skewed welfare state

"The Hunger Games" takes place in a dystopian future in which child representatives from various districts are forced to fight to the death. Something like this imaginary game is going on when we... Read more »

Aug. 21, 2014

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