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Jay Evensen: Seinfeld's kid demonstrates why licensing is killing the economy

You don’t want your heart surgeon winging it after watching some DIY video on YouTube. But most government licenses are for low-paying jobs that, at the least, shouldn’t require so much... Read more »

8 hours ago

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My view: Revitalizing city centers will revitalize our communities

The Envision Utah study found that 82 percent of Utahns want communities interspersed with mixed-use centers. Realizing these centers doesn’t require a huge outlay of money, just a... Read more »

15 hours ago

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Dan Liljenquist: Utah's Medicaid expansion proposal unfairly taxes caregivers

I'm opposed to a broad expansion of Medicaid because I am certain that expanding Medicaid to chase a better federal matching rate will critically injure the core Medicaid program we've worked hard... Read more »

15 hours ago

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David Blankenhorn: In retrospect, 'Well done, Jimmy Carter'

A common view is that Jimmy Carter was a failure as president. I have a different story. I’ve always admired Carter. I cast my first vote for president for him in 1976, when I was 21, and no... Read more »

15 hours ago

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Richard Davis: The choices for president don't excite Utah voters

Indications now suggest that next year’s presidential election may be a tough one for Utah Republicans. If Republicans nominate a candidate Utahns don’t think much of, and Democrats do... Read more »

yesterday

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Jay Evensen: We won't ever keep up with transportation needs

You get to decide in a few weeks whether to pay for part of this with sales taxes. Just know that we won’t ever be able to keep up. The bureaucrat hasn’t been born who would approach... Read more »

yesterday

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My view: Alton coal mine proves grouse need endangered species protections

Unless it’s sage grouse extinction and more harm to our climate that the BLM wants, expanding the Alton coal mine should be rejected. Read more »

yesterday

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My view: Utah charter schools experience phenomenal growth, should remain an option for students

I would suggest that this concept of school-level control might be the most important discovery we could cross-pollinate from our charter schools into our neighborhood schools. Read more »

Sept. 1, 2015

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Lois M. Collins: Do we like heroes or gossip better? And what does it say about us?

People magazine had an interesting dilemma recently: Lead with the story of three American heroes, or a "celebrity" who may have cheated on his wife. What they chose may say something about us. Read more »

Sept. 1, 2015

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My view: Utah — don't take a U-turn away from ride-sharing

Utah’s laws should be used to create a business climate that keeps consumers safe while also encouraging healthy economic competition. State legislators have done a good job to date by... Read more »

Aug. 30, 2015

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My view: Shrinking our new prison while fixing public education

What if the main source of inmates, the dropouts and push-outs from school, could be drastically reduced? Could we spend more money on schools if we didn’t have to spend so much on lawbreakers? Read more »

Aug. 30, 2015

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Drew Clark: The zeitgeist of modern Provo: Jobs and a good quality of life

The message Utah is sending to the world: Citizens of a particular city or region are no longer necessarily forced to choose between quality of life and economic opportunity. Read more »

Aug. 30, 2015

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Frank Pignanelli & LaVarr Webb: As summer concludes, Utahns face national, state issues

Frank Pignanelli and LaVarr Webb discuss immigration policy, a forthcoming public lands proposal from state representatives and what could happen if Joe Biden decides to run for the Democratic... Read more »

Aug. 30, 2015

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Arthur Cyr: North and South Korea agree on stabilizing steps

The 38th Parallel dividing North and South Korea is less tense thanks to a sensible new agreement between North and South Korea. Read more »

Aug. 30, 2015

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John Florez: Mexican curanderas and modern medicine — treating mind, soul and body

In our haste to treat patients, we forget illness is not only a physical phenomenon, but a spiritual one as well. Faith and hope are equally important. That’s what the curandera understood. Read more »

Aug. 29, 2015

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A. Scott Anderson: SBA — a critical partner in supporting small business

As the banking industry serves the financing needs of small businesses, a very important partner is the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). Without the SBA, far fewer small businesses would... Read more »

Aug. 28, 2015

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My view: European view of American soft power

Let’s focus on how soft power actually incorporates ethical standards of behavior and important societal norms that resonate with others in the world. Read more »

Aug. 28, 2015

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Jay Evensen: Birthright citizenship — will we learn from history?

National Edition

This country always has represented opportunity. And while the nation must protect its borders against threats, it is important to ask what immigrants can offer us. Read more »

Aug. 27, 2015

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My view: Women’s equality — 95 years later

We must work harder to ensure equality for all women. State legislatures are often the first line of access — for it was there that the women in the U.S. first received the right to vote. Read more »

Aug. 27, 2015

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Jay Evensen: When identity theft isn't news

You might say identity theft and cyber fraud have become a part of the wallpaper of life in the 21st century, but that would be true only if wallpaper had a habit of peeling away and sticking to... Read more »

Aug. 26, 2015

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My view: Don’t expand Medicaid with a sick tax

In an effort to build momentum for another attempt to bring Medicaid expansion to a supposedly conservative state, the governor is looking to impose the financial burden not on Utah taxpayers... Read more »

Aug. 26, 2015

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Richard Davis: What can Republicans do with Donald Trump?

Donald Trump is tapping a deep-seated voter frustration that Republicans need to channel in order to win back the White House. Nevertheless, Republicans will have to decide whether Trump is really... Read more »

Aug. 26, 2015

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In our opinion: Effort at Utah high schools making strides in helping curb sex trafficking

While law enforcement agencies have become increasingly focused on sex trafficking, an organization operating on Utah high school campuses is making strides in raising awareness among those most... Read more »

Aug. 25, 2015

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Derek B. Miller: Utah Global Forum to provide opportunity to learn from Sen. Jeff Flake

Later this week, Gov. Herbert will host the Utah Global Forum, wherein business leaders will learn about Utah's place in the global marketplace. It will also provide an opportunity to hear from... Read more »

Aug. 25, 2015

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My view: No matter who pays the bill, Medicaid expansion doesn’t add up

The simple reality is that Utah can’t afford to expand Medicaid. No matter how you look at it, there’s no magic formula for making this troubled federal program balance financially,... Read more »

Aug. 25, 2015

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