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In our opinion: Ferguson misses its chance to make a difference

Despite pleas for appropriate reaction to the Ferguson grand jury decision Monday, protests turned violent.

She was No. 1, but you never knew it

Thirty-seven years ago, Linda Hamilton joined the Deseret News sports staff and made history as Utah's first-ever female sports reporter. Read more »

Nov. 16, 2014

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Dave Folland: No more excuses on climate change

With the United States and China striking a deal to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, Congress has finally run out of excuses for its failure to act on climate change. Read more »

Nov. 16, 2014

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Letter: New thinking

Michael Worley's excellent article on religious schools losing accreditation for being religious ("Legal threats on religious schools," Nov. 7) was very thought-provoking. A generalized argument has always been: "You... Read more »

Nov. 16, 2014

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Letter: Stop cutting trees

We have a beautiful walking trail behind the Mount Olympus Senior Center between 4500 South and Murray Holladay Boulevard. This past week, the county has begun to take down the trees and destroy this rare spot of green in our area.... Read more »

Nov. 16, 2014

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Letter: Why I voted Democrat

I voted for Democrats in the recent midterms for many reasons. Among them: The country would be better off if we worked out the bugs in health care instead of allowing health care costs to grow exponentially for the next 20 years.... Read more »

Nov. 16, 2014

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In our opinion: A Supreme missed opportunity on helping define marriage

While federal judges were erasing state marriage-definition amendments and allowing same-sex marriage, the Supreme Court could have led out in helping chart a course, rather than seeming to follow... Read more »

Nov. 16, 2014

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Frank Pignanelli & LaVarr Webb: Post elections: Can leadership team make real progress?

The 2014 elections are over, so it’s time to look ahead. Democratic and Republican caucuses in the Utah Legislature have elected their leaders for the next two years. Any surprises, and any... Read more »

Nov. 16, 2014

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Letter: Stupid bill

Jon Gruber, architect of Obamacare, claims that the American people are stupid for voting for the bill. As I remember, it was Congress that passed the bill when it was jammed through both houses. Yes, the people elected those... Read more »

Nov. 16, 2014

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Letter: Basic economics

As my husband and I left San Francisco, I read your paper to see what’s happening in your region. I was delighted to see Gerald Elias’ op-ed ("Carbon tax creates energy stability," Nov. 13), which expressed... Read more »

Nov. 16, 2014

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Carmen Rasmusen Herbert: To all the young people fighting self-doubt and discouragement: 'You look good'

I wish I could tell every young person I know, including my son, “Hey, listen up! You look good. You ARE good enough, and you can BE THE GOOD this world needs.” Read more »

Nov. 15, 2014

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In our opinion: Ebola's a scare in the U.S. but a multi-threat reality in Liberia

This year's Ebola count is four cases, one death in the U.S.; 6,619 cases and 2,766 deaths in Liberia. In that West Africa country, Ebola not only threatens physical health but educational... Read more »

Nov. 15, 2014

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Letter: Modern marriage

David Blankenhorn’s most recent column on marriage (“Marriage today is still good for children, wealth and civil society,” Nov. 14) is one of the most refreshing columns I’ve ever read. Read more »

Nov. 15, 2014

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John Florez: No separation of powers in Utah when it comes to education

Two major problems of public education in Utah are the governance structure and oppressive cultural environment created by the Legislature. Read more »

Nov. 15, 2014

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Letter: Reporting on scandal

My biggest concern is how the media has failed to explain this scandal. The media is becoming unreliable and so politically correct that it cannot be trusted, and that is true danger for our democracy. Read more »

Nov. 15, 2014

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Letter: Unbiased news source?

A little balance in newspaper reporting would go a long way to rectifying the wrong in the country. Read more »

Nov. 15, 2014

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A. Scott Anderson: Big opportunities ahead for political leaders in Washington and Utah

With the exception of the presidency, Republicans are now in firm control. A new political era now begins, with important new opportunities both in the nation and in Utah. I’m excited to see... Read more »

Nov. 14, 2014

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David Blankenhorn: Marriage today is still good for children, wealth and civil society

National Edition

The Beatles said, “All you need is love.” But that’s not all you need! For fullness, transcendence and staying power, the smart move is to put a ring on it. Read more »

Nov. 14, 2014

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My view: Amnesty is not as simple as Republicans think

Illegal aliens should be a finite group: legal immigrants are an infinite group, so it would be much better to pursue the latter. Read more »

Nov. 14, 2014

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My view: Value of water in a changing climate

To protect our future in this region, we must cut greenhouse emissions, drastically and soon. Like our forebears, we can take this present challenge as an opportunity to point the way, right here,... Read more »

Nov. 14, 2014

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My view: Utahns should sue to repeal SB54

SB54 affects all citizens. If Utah can bargain our rights to force an alternate primary process, what else can it do? Read more »

Nov. 14, 2014

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In our opinion: Don't let politics impact much-needed immigration reform

The nation needs a comprehensive immigration-reform package that includes a compassionate and realistic approach to the 11 million people living here without proper documentation. What it doesn't... Read more »

Nov. 14, 2014

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Letter: Early intervention

Early intervention will produce more favorable outcomes than remediation at a later time. Read more »

Nov. 14, 2014

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