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My view: Does going to pot send the wrong message to Utah children?

The risk to patients and children outweighs potential therapeutic benefits of medical marijuana.

John Florez: Justice reform needs fixing

The JRI is a bold and forward piece of legislation that seems to reconcile the debate between punishment versus rehabilitation of criminal offenders. Read more »

10 hours ago

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My view: Why so many Americans find Trump and Sanders appealing

Americans are smarter than the political establishment gives them credit. Read more »

10 hours ago

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My view: What's behind water funding travesty

Water in Utah is important, but Utah uses more water per capita than any other state and charges less for it. We have indeed made the “desert bloom,” but now it’s time to join... Read more »

10 hours ago

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My view: AARP urges presidential candidates to take a stand on Social Security

Our goal is to make sure that once a new president is sworn into office, he or she will work with Congress to make sure Social Security fulfills its promise to the American worker. Read more »

10 hours ago

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Robert J. Samuelson: Despite cries to the contrary, economy may still be in expansion cycle

All eyes are on New Hampshire, but maybe we should be paying more attention to the economy. Along with the volatile stock market, recent indicators hint at a slowdown or recession. This could... Read more »

10 hours ago

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My view: Marijuana: The new miracle drug?

Personal observations regarding health products often make us reach false conclusions. Many chronic disease symptoms come and go. Spontaneous remissions occur. Some people incorrectly... Read more »

yesterday

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My view: CPR for the mind

Mental Health First Aid teaches people to recognize the signs and symptoms of mental illnesses and addictions, safely help a person and avert a crisis. Read more »

yesterday

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George F. Will: Break the dentists' hold on the teeth-whitening monopoly

It is frequently said that, unfortunately, Americans disdain government. It is more usefully said that, unfortunately, they have abundant reasons for doing so. Read more »

yesterday

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Jay Evensen: Ask people in the Third World if vaccinations are good

The Third World is on the verge of completely eliminating preventable childhood deaths because of the widespread dissemination of vaccines, while the U.S. is on the verge of embracing disease again. Read more »

yesterday

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Dan Liljenquist: Increasing police officer pay

The real question is: How do we best solve the public safety recruiting and retention situation in Utah? There is no easy answer to this question. Read more »

Feb. 11, 2016

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My view: The dangers of unilateral debt restructuring for Puerto Rico

The president has called on Congress to establish a legal regime applicable only to U.S. territories, which would allow for a comprehensive restructuring of Puerto Rico's liabilities. Read more »

Feb. 11, 2016

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My view: Scouting: Friend or foe?

I had the opportunity to study in-depth the relationship between the church and Scouting while writing a history for the 2013 LDS-BSA centennial celebration, and I recommend keeping two historical... Read more »

Feb. 11, 2016

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My view: Taxes, surplus and the Utah Legislature

What really gripes me is when our governor and legislators brag about the “surplus” in the income tax. That is not a surplus. By itself it is barely enough to cover just the growth in... Read more »

Feb. 11, 2016

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My view: Many stakeholders working together to achieve success

Investing in education must be done strategically and with a clear plan for improving student performance. Read more »

Feb. 11, 2016

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Jonathan Johnson: The truth about sales tax collection

The debate is not about tax on the Internet. Rather, it is about who collects taxes for states and under what circumstances. Under the U.S. Constitution, Congress, and not the states, has exclusive... Read more »

Feb. 10, 2016

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Jay Evensen: Legislature's pornography resolution tough to hear over all the giggles

Those who think we have progressed since the 1950s, when even the mention of sexual intimacy in public would generate uncomfortable giggles, are wrong. The difference today is that the giggles have... Read more »

Feb. 10, 2016

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Richard Davis: Why do I serve?

Since service is primarily about fulfilling needs of others, our attention should be other-centered, not self-centered. In other words, the rewards others receive from our service should be our... Read more »

Feb. 10, 2016

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My view: Where is our Medicaid expansion?

Utah needs Medicaid expansion to help those Utahns who are struggling. Read more »

Feb. 10, 2016

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My view: Mayor Biskupski deserves to build her management team

SLC's new mayor should be able to hire a team of managers in her administration who can help implement her vision. No matter how good the managers are from the previous administration, the mayor... Read more »

Feb. 10, 2016

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In our opinion: National security and the email controversy

It may be too much to ask that this investigation proceed without the taint of political manipulation. The high-stakes world of presidential politics makes it impossible for anyone to view this... Read more »

Feb. 9, 2016

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Barack Obama: Religious freedom keeps us strong

When others are trying to divide us along religious lines, we have to reaffirm that most fundamental truth — that we are all God’s children, all born equal with inherent dignity. Read more »

Feb. 9, 2016

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John Hoffmire: Birthing centers in the Philippines: Saving one mother at a time

Of the 830 daily global maternal estimated deaths in 2015, 550 or so happened in sub-Saharan Africa, 180 in Southern Asia, and only five in developed countries. Read more »

Feb. 9, 2016

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My view: They run toward danger

Whether the call for help requires a dramatic rescue or a simple act of kindness, officers consistently place the needs of the community above their own. Read more »

Feb. 9, 2016

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Ralph Hancock: The anti-establishment delusion

Each of the three versions of the anti-establishment illusion might contain at least a grain of truth, but all must repress a hard fact of the human condition: there will be an establishment.... Read more »

Feb. 9, 2016

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Robert J. Samuelson: The false charms of Sanders' plan for single-payer health care

Could Bernie Sanders' "Medicare for all" proposal — national health insurance — be as good as he says? It's doubtful. Read more »

Feb. 9, 2016

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My view: Online purchases are not tax-free

We know there’s always a concern about taxes, and rightfully so. Utah is a conservative state with conservative spending habits. We know that by lowering overall tax rates, businesses will... Read more »

Feb. 8, 2016

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Jay Evensen: On Second Thought: The 1 percent Bernie Sanders keeps talking about

A lighthearted look at news of the day. Finally, we now know the identities of the dastardly 1 percent that Bernie Sanders keeps going on about. It’s all those Iowans who made up the... Read more »

Feb. 8, 2016

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Is it time for our first woman president?

I am looking for a candidate who recognizes a woman’s contribution from her heart, her emotional intelligence, her brain and her varied life’s pursuits. Read more »

Feb. 8, 2016

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Radon, the unrecognized killer

Within the beauty of Utah lurks a natural (but avoidable) killer: radon. Radon is a radioactive gas that is silent, colorless, tasteless, odorless and carcinogenic. Read more »

Feb. 8, 2016

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H. David Burton: Calling on local leaders to address intergenerational poverty

Defined as a chronic use of public assistance and condition of poverty that continues from one generation to the next, intergenerational poverty is a fundamentally different challenge than... Read more »

Feb. 7, 2016

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Frank Pignanelli & LaVarr Webb: Iowa caucus and New Hampshire primary will affect Utah

Shrewd consultants are absorbing and adapting while the dinosaurs are refusing to change. Read more »

Feb. 7, 2016

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Drew Clark: Why Utah's thriving technology sector also need gigabit speeds

Information highways are the building blocks for software in the same way that physical highways are necessary for cars to get from here to there. Both information and concrete highways are... Read more »

Feb. 7, 2016

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Charles Krauthammer: The 'establishment' nonsense

The Iowa results clarified the dynamic of the Republican race. There are only three candidates in the race and, as I argued last week, each represents a different politics. Read more »

Feb. 7, 2016

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George F. Will: The Super Bowl's 60 minutes of damage

How many deceased players had, and how many former players have, or how many current players will have, CTE is unknown because it can only be confirmed by autopsy. Its symptoms, however, are... Read more »

Feb. 7, 2016

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My view: Somber economic outlook good for stocks, not jobs

The global economy is slowing, because the EU, Japan, China and other emerging economies can’t execute long-overdue reforms. Read more »

Feb. 7, 2016

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My view: Your family stories have the power to strengthen and heal family relationships

RootsTech reminds us of the power of family stories. As much as the world changes, there is no substitute for a legacy of family stories to provide direction for posterity, a sense of identity and... Read more »

Feb. 6, 2016

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John Florez: Businesses should help pay for education

The first thing businesses ought to do is lobby to restructure the management structure of Utah public education so that it provides clear delineation of authority between the governor,... Read more »

Feb. 6, 2016

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Arthur Cyr: US presidential politics reflects our wider society for better and worse

Every presidential election begins to reflect the values and attitude of the American people. Read more »

Feb. 6, 2016

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My view: Is the Division of Water Resources objective about Utah's water needs?

State projections suggest that our demand for water will surpass the currently developed supply in about 25 years, limiting population growth and economic development. Read more »

Feb. 5, 2016

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My view: The solution to Utah's water problems

There are many ways to solve Utah's water problems. Read more »

Feb. 5, 2016

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Greg Bell: Living now has great power

A grand key of success in life is to act when it’s time for acting. To squeeze the juice from life you must grasp the present moment — this minute we call now, in this place we call... Read more »

Feb. 5, 2016

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Last year's Utah Compromise is a model in statesmanship

When Abraham Lincoln, a well-known teetotaler, addressed Springfield’s temperance society, he did not denounce drunkenness, but urged kindness and brotherly love. Read more »

Feb. 5, 2016

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My view: Stewardship must be a priority for Utah

Utah is struggling to find balance between the desire for economic growth and the need to preserve the gifts of God’s creation for the benefit of future generations. Ensuring human dignity... Read more »

Feb. 5, 2016

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My view: hippies, 2 Hell's Angels, one overcaffeinated babe, a bar and a gunfight

Conversation is a powerful thing. Your very own living room conversation might well be the one that topples the dominoes of intransigence. Your own living room conversation could translate into the... Read more »

Feb. 5, 2016

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Jay Evensen: Drought, political insults and Super Bowl commercials — the passing parade

It’s time to stare out the window awhile and wonder at the passing parade of issues Read more »

Feb. 4, 2016

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My view: Get insurance out of health care

The biggest challenges are those that require thinking outside the box — especially when it comes to reducing health care spending in Utah. Read more »

Feb. 4, 2016

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My view: New treatments for those with breast cancer all contrast

Treatment for metastatic breast cancer, like breast cancer in general, is not a one-size-fits-all prospect, and each individual responds differently. Read more »

Feb. 4, 2016

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Dan Liljenquist: What we learned from the Iowa caucuses

So now we are on to the New Hampshire primaries. But before we shift our gaze away from the Hawkeye State for another four years, it is a great time to take stock of what we have learned from the... Read more »

Feb. 4, 2016

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My view: Congress needs to pass Employee Rights Act

The Employee Rights Act will accomplish a number of items that are important for business development and provide for fair treatment within the labor force. Read more »

Feb. 4, 2016

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Jay Evensen: Utahns and their relationship with speed limits — it's complicated

As near as I can tell, it’s not that we believe people ought to drive dangerously fast. It’s a fairness thing. Or maybe it's just that we all do it. Read more »

Feb. 3, 2016

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