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Editorial: Declining abortion rates welcome, but don't mirror Gallup's poll

The decrease in abortion rates doesn't mirror a change in "the state of moral values," as surveyed in a Gallup poll.

Steve Eaton: Read a real newspaper, get ink on your fingers, save the world

It's OK to search online for news that interests you, but don't forget to start with a real newspaper, the kind you can hold in your hands. If you don't, I fear it's the beginning of the end for... Read more »

June 26, 2015

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In our opinion: After court's marriage ruling, respect differences and reaffirm religious liberties

With the Supreme Court’s creating a constitutional right to same-sex marriage, our best course is to treat others of differing opinions and lifestyles with respect and dignity. We hope the... Read more »

June 26, 2015

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Sistas in Zion: Reaction to racial violence should be empathetic, not 'actin' brand new'

While the Mormon experience of persecution doesn't parallel the black experience, it can be a source of empathy and understanding. An inability to acknowledge America’s racist past and... Read more »

June 26, 2015

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My view: Public, police would benefit from ongoing bridge of communication

The public and police really would benefit from an ongoing exchange of ideas and observations, a communications bridge. I think law enforcement wants it and I know many in the community want it. So... Read more »

June 26, 2015

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A. Scott Anderson: Trade promotion authority a big win for Utah, U.S.

The passage of TPA, championed in Congress by Sen. Hatch, helps ensure America’s economic leadership in the world. It helps the United States compete with China. It’s good for American... Read more »

June 26, 2015

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Letter: The obvious answer

The question is why — with more than one source indicating that there is sufficient room at the current location — are the Legislature, the governor and especially Draper City so focused on relocating the prison to some... Read more »

June 26, 2015

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Letter: Example of forgiveness

Most of what we hear and read is blame, hate, racism of all kinds as it comes over radio, newspapers and all media. Is it any wonder that violence is so rampant? Then we have this incredible example of forgiveness from South Carolina. Read more »

June 26, 2015

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Michael and Jenet Erickson: 7 inconsistencies in the case for same-sex marriage

With the Supreme Court to decide whether the Constitution requires states to redefine marriage as a genderless institution that includes same-sex couples, here are seven inconsistencies in the... Read more »

June 25, 2015

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Dan Liljenquist: Overcoming adversity — do we let it define us, or refine us?

Adversity is as natural to the human condition as breathing. It’s how we choose to approach our own trials and sufferings that will ultimately determine if we will be defined by them or... Read more »

June 25, 2015

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George F. Will: Chief Justice John Roberts' ACA decision will cause long-lasting damage

The most durable damage from Thursday's decision is not the perpetuation of the ACA, which can be undone by legislative action. The paramount injury is the court's embrace of a duty to ratify... Read more »

June 25, 2015

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In our opinion: In wake of ACA ruling, Congress and president can calmly address needed improvements

With the legality of the Affordable Care Act's subsidized exchanges now clarified, Congress and the president can now address needed improvements of the law in a calm and statesmanlike manner. Read more »

June 25, 2015

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Jay Evensen: Jury duty makes people better citizens

Utah's governor surprised people by showing up for jury duty this week. Turns out his example, whether he knows it or not, holds the key to increasing voter turnout. Read more »

June 25, 2015

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In our opinion: Targeting campus sexual assaults with preventative methods, not just post-assault prosecution

In dealing with the increased number of sexual assaults on college campuses, a new study out of Canada offers compelling evidence of the effectiveness of efforts aimed more at prevention than... Read more »

June 25, 2015

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My view: Potential state prison relocation is supported by myths

What is the purpose of moving the Utah State Prison from Draper? The stated objective has changed over time. Today I challenge four of the many myths perpetuated by the Prison Relocation Commission. Read more »

June 25, 2015

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Letter: No free tickets

Life is hard enough on the poor without having to constantly contend with all those who think being poor and living with scarcity is a ticket to having everything handed to you. Read more »

June 25, 2015

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Letter: Yield or stop?

Some time ago someone suggested replacing most of the stop signs with yield signs. Perhaps that should happen. I dislike seeing drivers pick and choose which laws they must obey. Read more »

June 25, 2015

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John Hoffmire: Why a great retirement is harder than it sounds

As more and more American workers reflect on their ability to secure a financially comfortable retirement, the mismatch between when they think they will retire and when they actually do provokes... Read more »

June 24, 2015

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Richard Davis: Public doesn't seem to matter in prison relocation efforts

The Legislature should have involved the public before, not after, voting to relocate the state prison from its Draper site. All options should have been scrutinized in a transparent fashion,... Read more »

June 24, 2015

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Jay Evensen: Why not rebuild the prison in Draper?

People who suggest the state rebuild in Draper are met with two bumper-sticker responses that don’t tell the whole story. One is, “The decision to move has been made.” The other... Read more »

June 24, 2015

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In our opinion: Seen as a symbol of subjugation and slaughter, the Confederate battle flag should go the way of the swastika

Despite a history of 2,000 years, the gammadion cross is now known as the swastika of Germany's Nazi Party of the 1930s and '40s and is associated with hatred, horror and genocide. The Confederate... Read more »

June 24, 2015

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My view: Recreation is one of Utah’s few renewable resources

Now is the time to collaborate, protect, plan for and grow the recreation economy like never before. Recreation is a renewable resource that yields more than financial benefits. Read more »

June 24, 2015

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Letter: Put it on the ballot

With controversy already generated, elected officials have an obligation to listen to the people rather than a handful of representatives. If the decision is made to move the prison, the people will feel they have not been subjected... Read more »

June 24, 2015

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