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In our opinion: Train terrorism incident in France has us proud of heroism

The foiled attempt of a gunman to wreak terror on a high-speed train in France has brought into clarity.

In our opinion: SUU's Edge gives just that to undergraduates

Southern Utah University’s project-based Edge program was recently nominated for the National Society of Experiential Education's 2015 outstanding program award, which honors best practices... Read more »

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In our opinion: What will spark the necessary global outrage against Islamic States group?

The existence of the Islamic States group is an intolerable affront to human decency. Yet world governments wary of past military missteps find themselves unable to confront the Islamic States... Read more »

yesterday

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In our opinion: Incentives in welfare reform should enhance employment, family and self-sufficiency

When it comes to providing meaningful and lasting care for the poor and needy, governments tend to lean toward show over substance, and the United States is no exception. Generous welfare programs... Read more »

Aug. 30, 2015

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In our opinion: To start to curb youth gangs and child sacrifices, Ivory Coast should look to its ailing education system

A strong educational system with children consistently active and involved in school classes and activities is not a cure-all for child gangs and being preyed on by adults — but it's a strong... Read more »

Aug. 29, 2015

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In our opinion: EPA failed its protection namesake in Gold King Mine spill that contaminated rivers

The images of Western rivers turned mustard yellow by toxic wastewater from an abandoned mining operation are even more unsettling now we know the EPA was well aware it could trigger the mess if... Read more »

Aug. 28, 2015

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In our opinion: With fatality rates on the rise, distracted driving needs to be greater concern

Distracted driving won’t go away until it becomes culturally unacceptable to drive and operate a cellphone simultaneously. Strong laws and public service announcements can be a part of... Read more »

Aug. 24, 2015

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Editorial: 'The 33' entombed in a collapsed Chilean mine survived on limited rations, hope and faith

Five years ago, 33 men trapped in a Chilean gold and copper mine survived on limited rations and a collective faith that saw them through the 69-day ordeal. Read more »

Aug. 23, 2015

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In our opinion: Filipino group develops saltwater-powered lamp for underprivileged families

The SALt team is to be commended for its novel approach at turning local resources into viable aid materials. More engineers should model this approach that we might more effectively help one another. Read more »

Aug. 22, 2015

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In our opinion: Some companies testing innovative options in parental leave

Even without federally mandated paid leave for new parents, recent announcements from West Coast companies indicate things may be changing for some families in America’s private sector. Read more »

Aug. 21, 2015

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In our opinion: Unionizing won't help solve college athletics' many problems

The National Labor Relations Board made the right decision this week when it unanimously overturned a ruling by a regional board that would have allowed football players at Northwestern University... Read more »

Aug. 20, 2015

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In our opinion: Civil, data-driven deliberation and reminder of principles should drive prison relocation decision

The Utah Legislature is set to meet Wednesday to vote on building a new prison in the northwest part of Salt Lake City, marking the likely end of a process that has been quarrelsome and controversial. Read more »

Aug. 18, 2015

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In our opinion: Planned Parenthood videos called 'game-changer' by pro-choice advocate rethinking his position

The intensity of arguments on abortion are inversely proportional to their persuasiveness to those on the other side. But one pro-choice advocate is rethinking his position after viewing recent... Read more »

Aug. 18, 2015

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In our opinion: New state program has potential to turn around 'underperforming schools'

Education leaders launched a program this month that bears close watching for its potential to help so-called “underperforming schools” considered to be lagging in academic achievement. Read more »

Aug. 17, 2015

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In our opinion: 'Back to school' wishes for students, teachers, parents and community members

It’s mid-August, and the collective community mind is “back to school.” Classes at most traditional-calendar schools will begin this week or next. And so, at the start of a new... Read more »

Aug. 16, 2015

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In our opinion: Animas River pollution emphasizes lack of environmental foresight

The Environmental Protection Agency is scrambling to undo the damage caused by its unwitting release of 3 million gallons of toxic waste into the Animas River. Read more »

Aug. 15, 2015

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In our opinion: Success of voting by mail in S.L. County speaks in favor of continuing, expanding the practice

This week's Salt Lake County municipal elections resulted in a clear victory for the practice of allowing voters to cast their ballots by mail. The record levels of turnout speak loudly in favor of... Read more »

Aug. 14, 2015

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In our opinion: Charles Koch raising corporate welfare issue heading into presidential elections

A lifelong student of market economics, Charles Koch, CEO of Koch Industries, has long argued against corporate welfare. What is provocative is Koch’s decision to raise the issue heading into... Read more »

Aug. 13, 2015

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In our opinion: A caution against over-regulating faith-based charities into irrelevance

Faith-based charities perform marvelous and effective work when it comes to helping the poor and leading people away from addictions, among other things. But the intersection of faith and... Read more »

Aug. 12, 2015

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In our opinion: Past planning has helped Utah's parks — with more forethought needed now

Interest in Utah's national and state parks continues to increase, with no end in sight. This brings great opportunities, but it also presents serious challenges to manage resources and... Read more »

Aug. 11, 2015

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In our opinion: Utah poised to begin transition to alternative energy

The problem with making the energy switch is that none of the alternatives to fossil fuel have been economically viable. Furthermore, such alternatives have not been available on the scale... Read more »

Aug. 10, 2015

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In our opinion: Teacher tax incentives — Utah needs to create desirable environment for future educators

For Utah to experience more economic growth, the state is going to have to put policy emphasis on creating a positive environment for those who would consider a career as a public school teacher. Read more »

Aug. 9, 2015

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In our opinion: Global Cities Initiative can help spark Salt Lake County's exports game

Although America’s metropolitan areas are recovering from the recession, there is room for significant improvement. That’s why many metro regions are getting a running start into the... Read more »

Aug. 8, 2015

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In our opinion: Beijing's winning of 2022 Games should have Salt Lake proceeding with Olympic-sized caution

Beijing was awarded the 2022 Winter Olympics more by default than on merit. Other venues dropped out because of concerns over spiraling costs and unrealistic IOC demands. We support the bid to host... Read more »

Aug. 7, 2015

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In our opinion: State involvement in Lyman case is not a productive posture

It’s unfortunate that instead of addressing economic issues facing rural communities, time and attention is being given to defending a San Juan County commissioner convicted of violating... Read more »

Aug. 6, 2015

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In our opinion: Herbert's chairing of U.S. governors group puts Utah on national stage

Gov. Gary Herbert’s new role as chairman of the National Governors Association is a boon for Utah, which has demonstrated that states can provide innovative solutions to problems proving to... Read more »

Aug. 5, 2015

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