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Editorial: Declining abortion rates welcome, but it 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.

In Our Opinion: We welcome an audit showing the true costs, benefits and projections for the Draper prison site

We welcome an independent audit of consultant projections that the Draper prison site is more financially beneficial for high-tech development than to house a prison, despite the benefits the... Read more »

May 13, 2015

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In Our Opinion: Upward mobility study ranks Salt Lake City in top 3 metro areas

The Equality of Opportunity Project involved the tracking of millions of families over a period of years and uncovered a direct link between a child’s future earnings and the specific place... Read more »

May 12, 2015

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Future of NSA's 'metadata' collecting lies squarely at Congress' feet

Thanks to the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, the question of whether the federal government may continue collecting “metadata” from nearly every phone call made in the United States... Read more »

May 11, 2015

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In our opinion: Even though your situation may not be ideal, don't overlook Mother's Day ideals

For varied reasons of personal struggles, Mother's Day may send some into disappointment, discouragement and even despair. Whatever one’s own challenges, please consider the positives and... Read more »

May 10, 2015

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In our opinion: FBI's forensics debacle — over hair and fiber testimonies for 20 years — must never be repeated

Reports three years ago stated FBI hair and fiber experts knowingly provided erroneous testimony in hundreds of cases over a two-decade period. Last month, the FBI and Justice Department admitted... Read more »

May 9, 2015

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In our opinion: ACA's Section 1332 is how states can best leverage their Obamacare advantages

Section 1332 of the Affordable Care Act, known as the “state innovation” provision, allows individual states a great deal of flexibility in how they use revenue appropriated for... Read more »

May 8, 2015

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In our opinion: Bountiful High incident reminds that hazing isn't harmless

In too many locker rooms, hazing is regarded as tradition. Often, it is innocuous teasing or taunting. But even in its most innocent form, it creates an environment of appeasement that can allow... Read more »

May 7, 2015

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In our opinion: Children's Book Week celebrates the joy of reading and the benefits of enhanced learning

Going on 100 years, Children's Book Week is the oldest reading initiative in the United States. Reading establishes strong roots of learning, understanding and creativity in young minds. Read more »

May 6, 2015

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In our opinion: Revisiting the Holocaust as religious persecutions rise — Reagan's call of 'Never again'

Three decades ago, President Reagan spoke at Germany's Bergen-Belsen concentration camp. With the rise of anti-semitism in Europe as well as myriad other forms of religious persecution throughout... Read more »

May 5, 2015

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In our opinion: Regulatory relief, reforms would be welcomed by banking industry

A proposal to give regulatory relief to some banking institutions comes as a welcome development in the contentious debate over reforming the rules put in place as a result of the 2008 financial... Read more »

May 4, 2015

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In our opinion: Welcome to Garbage Clinical Insurance, where poor Indonesians pay for health care with recyclable garbage

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At one medical clinic in Indonesia, the poor can receive health care for the minimal costs of recyclable garbage, such as plastic bottles or cardboard boxes. To date, the Garbage Clinical Insurance... Read more »

May 3, 2015

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In our opinion: Greece's fiscal predicament should be a wake-up call for U.S.

Greece is working with creditors to avoid a disastrous default that would likely plunge the global economy into recession. The United States is on track for its own Greece-like fiscal debacle if... Read more »

May 2, 2015

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In our opinion: Revisiting Law Day and remembering the rule of law and its role in society

This year, Law Day — commemorated annually on May 1 — comes amid significant reminders of why the rule of law is the cornerstone of peaceful, civil society. Read more »

May 1, 2015

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In our opinion: Godspeed to Bishop Wester, who is named archbishop of Santa Fe

Beyond service to the Catholic Diocese of Salt Lake City, Bishop John C. Wester has been an important and inspirational leader for all of Utah, particularly in addressing chronic poverty and... Read more »

April 30, 2015

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In our opinion: Utah's 'Housing First' decreases chronic homelessness in first decade

Utah's "Housing First" initiative in dealing with chronic homelessness — providing housing and services first before identifying root causes for homelessness — had decreased that group... Read more »

April 29, 2015

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Can a $70,000 annual salary buy happiness, or at least start to limit income inequality?

There’s no silver bullet that will solve this problem for everyone, and tackling the issue of income inequality requires efforts on many different fronts. Read more »

April 28, 2015

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In our opinion: Good reasons to allow courtroom cameras in domestic cases

The state Judicial Council is looking at rules governing video recording devices in courtrooms, particularly in domestic abuse cases. Restricting full media coverage in such cases is opposed by... Read more »

April 27, 2015

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In our opinion: Recent drowning of 800 African immigrants prompts immigration questions applicable in U.S. too

Perhaps last weekend’s Mediterranean Sea disaster — where more than 800 African immigrants drowned — doesn’t alarm many Americans because our borders and our self-interests... Read more »

April 24, 2015

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In our opinion: In wake of layoffs, IRS workers union shouldn't threaten what it can't do because of cutbacks

The IRS workers union is bemoaning the layoffs of thousands and predicting a severe decline in the ability to assist taxpayers. But it should speak to what it plans to do in spite of the cutbacks,... Read more »

April 23, 2015

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In our opinion: U.S. prison populations have dropped, but we still have lessons to learn from other countries

The United States' prison population dropped last year for the first time in decades. But our rates are inordinately high, particularly compared to European countries, where there are much lower... Read more »

April 22, 2015

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In our opinion: Time to separate food stamps from farm bills — it's a move that has many benefits

Food stamps part of a farm bill? It’s time for market forces to return to all facets of agriculture, and for lawmakers to find more efficient and effective ways to help the poor while also... Read more »

April 21, 2015

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In our opinion: Federal Reserve Bank faces crossroads in when and how much to increase interest rates

Having kept interest rates at near zero percent for six-plus years, the Federal Reserve Bank must decide when and how much to raise rates and return monetary policy to a more normal bearing. Low... Read more »

April 20, 2015

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In our opinion: Liberal arts vs STEM education: Technology may improve, but creativity is always necessary

STEM programs are critically important as technology provides ever more efficient ways to deliver what customers demand. But no matter how advanced technology becomes, the world will always need... Read more »

April 19, 2015

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In our opinion: Fabricated Rolling Stone article on campus rape hurts more than helps keeping women safe on campus

Rolling Stone magazine admitted a high-profile campus rape article published last fall was fraudulent. Rather than help the agenda of keeping women safe on campus, the fake article can lead real... Read more »

April 18, 2015

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In our opinion: Disrupted by email and the Internet, the U.S. Postal Service needs to make tough decisions to cut its losses

Now $15 billion in debt, the U.S. Postal Service has a problem: a rapidly changing market for first-class mail, which has been disrupted by modern technology. Lawmakers should let the Postal... Read more »

April 17, 2015

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