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Dan Liljenquist: Charter schools provide options, competition in education system

After UEA President Sharon Gallagher-Fishbaugh’s op-ed on Utah's charter schools, fact-checking is in order.

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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

16 hours ago

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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 »

16 hours ago

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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 »

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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: 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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Jay Evensen: On Second Thought: North Korea sets clocks back

A lighthearted look at news of the day. North Korea recently decided to set its clocks back a half-hour. Well, technically Kim Jong Un has set them back seven centuries and a half hour. Read more »

Aug. 24, 2015

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John Hoffmire: Moral deficits in donations: a case for anonymous giving

People often want to be noticed when they give. For this reason, many organizations encourage the type of giving that leads to noticeable donations. But shouldn’t most giving be anonymous? Read more »

Aug. 24, 2015

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George F. Will: Immigration-related rhetoric leads to death of Republican presidential hopes

Most of Donald Trump's normally loquacious rivals are swaggeringly eager to confront Vladimir Putin, but are too invertebrate — Lindsey Graham is an honorable exception — to voice... Read more »

Aug. 23, 2015

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Erickson: Mothers’ time invested in relationships with children does matter — a lot

The time mothers invest in building strong relationships with their children does matter — a lot. And that is why every mother’s natural yearnings to be there, to nurture, to protect... Read more »

Aug. 23, 2015

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Drew Clark: Feeling the refreshing breeze of Washington politics in Aspen

Striking down bad claims is good. And when that kind of balance is actively advocated by the chief of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, it’s a positive sign for the future of innovation. Read more »

Aug. 23, 2015

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Frank Pignanelli & LaVarr Webb: Political persuasion depends on the fundamental message

Thanks to technology, demographics and underlying anger toward politicians and government, political dynamics are more unpredictable than ever before. It proves that one fundamental element is... Read more »

Aug. 23, 2015

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My view: Bernie Sanders draws crowds, support on platform to improve quality of life

I find it funny how the press keeps calling Bernie Sanders “radical” because he challenges business as usual in Washington, D.C. He offers common-sense solutions to the really big... Read more »

Aug. 23, 2015

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My view: School bully problem stems from society’s adult bully problem

Just because you believe differently, or feel that you have been treated unfairly, doesn’t make it OK to be scornful, sarcastic or belittling. Read more »

Aug. 23, 2015

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Arthur Cyr: Intelligence involves art along with science

Americans favor technology tools, reflected in the cuts. We must resist this imbalance. Accurate, important intelligence is difficult to collect and evaluate effectively even when multiple means... Read more »

Aug. 23, 2015

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John Florez: Has Salt Lake City become a house of cards?

Salt Lake City has shiny new buildings, a state of the art downtown mall, soon a $117 million theater, bike lanes, solar meters and sustainability; yet, the administration couldn’t find money... Read more »

Aug. 22, 2015

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My view: Why Utah leaders need to embrace EPA’s Clean Power Plan

It’s time for Utah leaders to embrace the challenge of change and invest in a clean energy economy, for jobs, for our health and to preserve our way of life — especially our snowy winters. Read more »

Aug. 21, 2015

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