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Editorial: Fairness in religious liberty protections, anti-discrimination laws

Human flourishing is best accomplished when society protects self-conceptions of identity from persecution.

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In our opinion: House bill would expedite liquid natural gas exports

We applaud a bill expediting American exports by requiring the Department of Energy to make a decision about liquid natural gas export applications within 30 days. Historically, these permits... Read more »

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In our opinion: Fix, don't repeal, Affordable Care Act

Since a repeal of Obamacare isn’t possible while President Obama remains in office, Congress should look to do what it can to improve health care and stop pursuing empty gestures that only... Read more »

Jan. 30, 2015

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In our opinion: It's time for Utah to adopt a primary seat-belt law

There is ample evidence that a primary seat-belt law like the one currently before the Utah Legislature will save as many as 30 to 40 lives a year. Primary seat-belt laws are in effect in 36... Read more »

Jan. 29, 2015

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In our opinion: It's time to end the federal gas tax

Funded by the federal gas tax, the federal highway fund adds unnecessary bureaucracy to what is primarily a state obligation. Congress is looking at devolving highway maintenance responsibilities... Read more »

Jan. 27, 2015

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In our opinion: Disney outbreak sends a reminder on need for immunizations

With the 59 confirmed cases from the Disney measles outbreak, it has become necessary once again to remind people of the facts. With very few exceptions, all parents should immunize their children. Read more »

Jan. 26, 2015

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In our opinion: Parents reading to young children leads to literacy, bonding benefits

Parents reading to their young children at home can help prepare the children for school, open doors of interest and understanding and increase family bonding time. Read more »

Jan. 25, 2015

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In our opinion: Becky Lockhart's tributes are personal as much as political

From the U.S. Senate to the Utah State Capitol, tributes honoring the late House Speaker Becky Lockhart have flowed freely in the week since her passing. But those tributes have focused on her... Read more »

Jan. 23, 2015

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In our opinion: Supreme Court rules unanimously on religious liberty case involving Muslim inmate's beard

In a unanimous ruling, the nine Supreme Court justices determined a Muslim inmate’s religious liberty rights had been violated when the Arkansas Department of Corrections denied him being... Read more »

Jan. 23, 2015

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In our opinion: How immigration reform ought to be realized in Washington

For too long, politics and egos have stood in the way of immigration reform. It’s time to stop using it as an excuse for not finding solutions. Read more »

Jan. 21, 2015

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Lois M. Collins: Teaching kids skills by giving them some freedom

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A couple in Maryland allowed their son, 10, and daughter, 6, to walk home from a playground a mile away without adult supervision — after a series of practice runs. Now the state is... Read more »

Jan. 20, 2015

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In our opinion: Obama's broadband venture is not as simple as it sounds

President Obama believes allowing public broadband ventures would be good for business and help the nation compete globally. But Utah is struggling with millions of dollars of public debt caused by... Read more »

Jan. 20, 2015

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In our opinion: Racial equality improving, but we're still working toward Martin Luther King Jr.'s 'final word'

After 50 years into a movement against discrimination based on race, we have learned some things. We may be no closer to Martin Luther King Jr.'s “final word,” but there has been progress. Read more »

Jan. 19, 2015

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Family benefits: Economic stability, life satisfaction can be realized results

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As efforts are made in marriage and family, tangible benefits — such as economic stability and life satisfaction — can be among the realized results. Read more »

Jan. 18, 2015

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In our opinion: Vanishing Internet privacy

The dangers to personal privacy largely stem from the development of what is often referred to as the Internet of Things — a label for the increasing interconnectedness of everyday objects. Read more »

Jan. 17, 2015

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In our opinion: Utah's best interests may be in seeing what happens with Common Core in 2015

Common Core can be seen as a set of standards and not rules. It may be in Utah’s best interest to see what Common Core in 2015 does for our schools and students. Read more »

Jan. 16, 2015

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In our opinion: Police body cameras offer greater public understanding

Police body cameras are valuable tools, both in the way of police accountability, and greater public understanding of what officers might face in the field. Read more »

Jan. 15, 2015

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In our opinion: Revisiting No Child Left Behind

The law's mandated 12-year mark for states to achieve proficiency with No Child Left Behind is up, and Utah is not at the level it should be. Is it time for this Republican-led Congress to remedy... Read more »

Jan. 14, 2015

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In our opinion: Rally absence was an administration-specific mistake, but U.S. helped France with freedoms

The president’s failure to appreciate how symbolism operates with leadership is a mistake that doesn't take away from what the U.S. has contributed to the realization of democratic ideals in... Read more »

Jan. 13, 2015

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Combat surveillance economy with 'Do Not Track'

It seems a 4-year-old promise by the Federal Trade Commission to create a “do not track” option for online consumers — to avoid "surveillance economy" — has fallen to the... Read more »

Jan. 12, 2015

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In our opinion: Faith & film — making dollars for filmmakers and sense for filmgoers

Hollywood has traditionally steered clear of religion, but that seems to be changing, as 2014 included more films with religious themes than any in recent memory. And some of the financial... Read more »

Jan. 11, 2015

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In our opinion: Hey, look up! Plenty of reasons for optimism

But there’s a lot more good news out there than many people realize. Everyone should continue to look for ways to improve their own lives and the lives of those around them. Don't be... Read more »

Jan. 10, 2015

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In our opinion: Lessons from France — free speech and free press are still essential

The murders this week at a French satirical newspaper offer several lessons. Perhaps the most important is that free speech and free press are essential to the survival of free nations. Reducing... Read more »

Jan. 9, 2015

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In our opinion: A new Congress, where bickering must turn to brokering

As the new Congress is seated this week, there are promises and expectations of an end to the recent legacy of inaction and partisan squabbling. For meaningful legislation to emerge, bickering must... Read more »

Jan. 8, 2015

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In our opinion: Let SB54 take effect and tweak it, rather than repeal it

The Republican Party plans to lobby the Legislature to repeal SB 54 — last year's compromise bill on selecting candidates — passed by a Republican-controlled House and Senate and signed... Read more »

Jan. 7, 2015

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In our opinion: As U.S. combat operations end in Afghanistan, what have we learned?

Our objective in Afghanistan has been to suppress forces of fundamentalism that have provided a breeding ground for terrorism. While the menace posed by some factions have been subdued, the overall... Read more »

Jan. 6, 2015

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