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Editorial: Ruling for raisin farmer rights creates Fifth Amendment precedent

U.S. Supreme Court decision upholding a California raisin farmer's rights creates a Fifth Amendment precedent.

In our opinion: Diligence, care, beliefs, unity — on the 150th anniversary of Lincoln's death, we should live up to his legacy

On the 150th anniversary of the death of Abraham Lincoln, it falls to modern Americans to take up his legacy, to adopt his same courage to advance the work of a free land and to do what’s... Read more »

April 15, 2015

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In our opinion: With no injunction for SB54, state GOP leaders need to follow the spirit of compromise and let the bill do its work

A U.S. district judge declined to place an injunction on SB54, the law that changes Utah’s political caucus system by opening up an alternative route to primary ballots. Now, state Republican... Read more »

April 14, 2015

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In our opinion: STEM grants for two Utah universities should improve program results

In our technology-driven global economy, STEM education is needed now more than ever. That’s why the Utah Legislature’s decision to create one-time STEM education grants to Dixie State... Read more »

April 13, 2015

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In our opinion: Preserving America's spirit of philanthropy

Many successful, wealthy Americans have, dating back to the 19th century, made a practice of turning toward charity after accumulating riches. Not only has this relieved the burden on public funds,... Read more »

April 12, 2015

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In our opinion: With austerity as reality, IRS needs more accountability

The complicated tax code is something for which Congress must take responsibility. But the IRS itself is responsible for plenty of other reasons Americans might have for distrusting an agency that... Read more »

April 11, 2015

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In our opinion: To save water, dry states should regulate marijuana farming

Californians could save a great deal of water by not growing so much marijuana. The same could be said in each Western state now suffering from a dwindling supply of water. Read more »

April 10, 2015

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In our opinion: Payday lenders should be required to practice responsible lending

The paradox of the $46 billion payday loan industry is that it makes more than three-quarters of its profits by harnessing borrowers into long cycles of continuing debt. Payday lenders should be... Read more »

April 9, 2015

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In our opinion: UTA is making strides to improve its reputation

UTA has done a good job recently of restoring its reputation. The UTA should be commended for its efforts so far. It must continue being attuned to public concerns, at the expense of politics and... Read more »

April 8, 2015

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In our opinion: Salt Lake County's budget proposal would break cycle of deferred maintenance

Salt Lake County Mayor Ben McAdams has done something in his proposed budget that deserves praise as a meaningful nod toward fiscal responsibility — a massive reduction in the deficit of... Read more »

April 7, 2015

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In our opinion: A 'commendable' Easter message of hope

By following Christ’s teachings and example, we have an enhanced perspective. Respect and love lead to civility and charity. The downward cast of despair can be turned heavenward with hope.... Read more »

April 6, 2015

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In our opinion: Best option in solving Utah's drought? Remove subsidies, adjust price of water consumption

Unfortunately, Utah has done little to prepare any kind of solution to the problem of water scarcity. The best possible solution is not to criminalize water usage, but to let the free market adjust... Read more »

April 6, 2015

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In our opinion: Legislation should not polarize religious liberties, anti-discrimination protections

In this week when Christians and Jews observe some of their holiest days, the very concept of religious liberty has found itself under massive cultural attack. Evidence of this comes most recently... Read more »

April 4, 2015

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In our opinion: Zions' 'stress tests' an example of burdensome banking regulations that may be federal overreach

Utah-based Zions Bankcorp., the nation's smallest lending institution in the country subject to complicated and burdensome banking regulations resulting from the 2008 financial crisis, has... Read more »

April 3, 2015

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In our opinion: Welcome, Mr. President — please see Utah as a pretty, great state, not just a flyover state

Mr. President, you’re making your first presidential visit, and it's been eight years since an August 2007 campaign stopover. Much has changed since then. We’ll bring you up to speed so... Read more »

April 2, 2015

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In our opinion: House's passing of Medicare reform is evidence of bipartisan approach to responsible government

A strong bipartisan vote in the U.S. House of Representatives to change the way Medicare payments are disbursed gives hope that both political parties have figured out such reform must come as a... Read more »

April 1, 2015

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Braden Cousin: Sexualization is too prominent in product placement

Advertisers need to understand that they need not resort to sex and objectification in order to sell products. We can help them come to that conclusion by raising our voices in favor of morally... Read more »

April 1, 2015

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In our opinion: U.S. can't add to its enormous debt forever with no consequences

The Republican-led budgets from the House and Senate have reinforced how difficult it would be to balance the federal budget. Despite disagreements over what to cut, the budget plan would set the... Read more »

March 31, 2015

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In our opinion: SLC in a sales-tax conundrum, but tying it to a possible prison relocation isn't the answer

Combining a municipal tax with the prison relocation is bothersome. The city’s interest in raising its sales tax is predicated on a real problem. Its population swells during workdays by... Read more »

March 30, 2015

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Small efforts, big impacts on intergenerational poverty

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Addressing the intergenerational poverty concerns affecting hundreds of thousands doesn’t require waiting for the Legislature to initiate the massive endeavor. Read more »

March 29, 2015

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In our opinion: Obama muses about mandatory voting — but increased, informed voluntary balloting seems best

President Obama recently suggested that voting should be mandatory. The better choice would be a focus on getting people educated early on with the issues at hand and the candidates who might best... Read more »

March 28, 2015

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In our opinion: Aviation safety

When Germanwings co-pilot Andreas Lubitz locked the pilot out of the cockpit and forced Flight 9525 into the rugged Alps, killing all 150 onboard, it sent shock waves around the world. But it need... Read more »

March 27, 2015

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In our opinion: Anti-Semitism at home and abroad

Polls show “deeply-entrenched” anti-Semitic sentiment can be found in more than 25 percent of the world’s population. Unfortunately, there are places here in America that... Read more »

March 22, 2015

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