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Evensen: Utah's air pollution problems defy simple solutions

We need a law that takes a more holistic approach to the problem.

John Hoffmire: Saathi pads: Sustainability addressing India's needs for sanitary pads

In recent years, many organizations have banded together to help more women gain access to sanitary pads. Their contributions include leading awareness workshops to break down taboos and educate... Read more »

March 22, 2016

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My view: Making retirement a reality in Utah

We know there is clear evidence that saving for retirement through work would go a long way toward helping people be financially responsible. Read more »

March 22, 2016

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On Second Thought: Tuesdays that no longer are so super

A lighthearted look at news of the day. Am I the only one looking forward to the time when Tuesdays no longer are so super? Read more »

March 21, 2016

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Mental illness is a family affair

In spite of the limited formal interaction between family members and treatment providers, it’s most often families supporting the treatment process of people with mental illness. Read more »

March 21, 2016

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Frank Pignanelli & LaVarr Webb: Utah and the 2016 presidential election

Utahns are proud of our state’s amazing accomplishments. We deserved to host a presidential primary debate. Mr. Trump's refusal to attend in order to give a speech to a PAC is an offense and... Read more »

March 20, 2016

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Drew Clark: Will our nation of immigrants lose what makes America special?

Florida is one of the most historical and ethnically diverse melting pots in the nation. Yet it has defeated a promising presidential candidate — Marco Rubio — who powerfully spoke to... Read more »

March 20, 2016

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Charles Krauthammer: There's an air of menace about this campaign

The political thuggery that shut down a Donald Trump rally in Chicago last week may just be a harbinger. It would be nice, therefore, if we could think straight about cause and effect. Read more »

March 20, 2016

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George F. Will: The GOP's blocking of court pick is indefensible

Of the last 25 justices confirmed, beginning with Dwight Eisenhower's 1954 nomination of Earl Warren as chief justice, Garland, 63, is the second-oldest nominee. Read more »

March 20, 2016

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My view: Why music education matters

Music education truly benefits all kinds of children. And underprivileged children seem to gain the most from a musical education. I saw this firsthand as a music teacher in intercity New York. Read more »

March 20, 2016

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My view: Sen. Hatch and Sen. Lee: Please support the Constitution and its processes

Please represent me and so many of my fellow citizens who honor and support the Constitution and respect the processes it establishes, even (perhaps particularly) when we don’t like the... Read more »

March 19, 2016

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My view: Court's delay of Clean Power Plan shows need for Congress to price carbon

We need a more resilient and permanent solution. Congress must enact legislation placing an effective price on carbon, the market-based approach favored by policymakers on both the left and the right. Read more »

March 19, 2016

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John Florez: Lawmakers, it's the people's turn

They say they fight big government, yet each year our legislators pass more regulations to control our lives, our education, economy, health and even take away local residents’ right to... Read more »

March 19, 2016

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My view: Emery County residents oppose Public Lands Initiative

The sentiment from Emery County residents is clear: Not only are they concerned about the impacts but they are overwhelmingly skeptical of any economic benefits. Read more »

March 19, 2016

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My view: Times are a-changing: Energy portfolios must also change

In the past 20 years much has changed and the BLM’s coal leasing program needs to change with it. Read more »

March 19, 2016

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My view: Utah health insurance deductibles going up

There’s the real rub of health insurance under the Affordable Care Act. Consumers have increasingly fewer options and control over how they spend their health care dollars. Read more »

March 19, 2016

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My view: Utah Republicans could dramatically alter the presidential race

Republicans this year have felt like there are no good options. However as they get to know Kasich better they will learn he actually is a very good option and Utah has the rare chance to do... Read more »

March 18, 2016

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My view: Trump: the anti-Republican

Republicans should unify behind the principle that there is no place in the Republican Party for anti-republican rhetoric. Read more »

March 18, 2016

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My view: When it comes to memory protection, don't take a bite out of the 'Apple'

In the San Bernardino case, Apple is trying to brand itself as some kind of white knight that will protect those memories at all costs. That simply isn’t true. Read more »

March 18, 2016

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Peter Morici: Trump's foreign policy makes sense

Trump’s proposed tariff on imports to force China to revalue its currency and renegotiate its trade practices is hardly reckless. Similar measures have been proposed by liberal New York Times... Read more »

March 18, 2016

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Natalie Gochnour: Escaping American politics

Many Americans are beyond belief and need to escape for a while. Fortunately, there are many other worthy escape plans. Read more »

March 18, 2016

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Arthur Cyr: Privacy is vital to freedom: Apple is right

The White House has explicitly endorsed efforts of the FBI to force the corporation to cooperate in overcoming encryption. To date, the federal judiciary has determined the FBI may be overreaching... Read more »

March 18, 2016

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Greg Bell: For better air quality, take the train

In the next 30 years population along the Wasatch Front is expected to double. There isn’t enough space to build freeways to accommodate all the future commuters. Read more »

March 18, 2016

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Robert J. Samuelson: Soaking the rich: a primer

There's no subtlety about Democrats' tax plans. Between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders, details differ, but the central themes are identical: Soak the rich. Read more »

March 18, 2016

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My View: Studying Snowbird's water quality program in American Fork Canyon

The residents and leaders of Utah County want to ensure that water quality is not degraded by Snowbird’s proposal. Read more »

March 17, 2016

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Jay Evensen: Trump had nothing to gain by coming to Utah

Utahns are concerned about things such as religious freedom, the spread of pornography and gambling, or civility in public office. Those aren't high on Donald Trump's agenda. Read more »

March 17, 2016

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Robert J. Samuelson: Good news for discouraged workers

Ever since the Great Recession, economists have worried that the severity and length of the slump would forever consign many workers to the sidelines. Read more »

March 17, 2016

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The power of words in religion, politics

Those who pooh-pooh the lethal power of words are forgetting the horrific results of deadly orators such as Hitler and Mussolini. Read more »

March 17, 2016

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Dan Liljenquist: CDC offers guidance on opioid prescriptions

24 Utahns die every month from prescription drug overdoses. Health care professionals have long wrestled with the question over whether the risks of prescribing such drugs outweighs the pain relief... Read more »

March 17, 2016

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My view: 2016 progress in education legislation and Utah's prosperity

We have committed to working together after the session to develop an alternative legislative solution that will provide a significant boost to education funding. Read more »

March 17, 2016

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Jay Evensen: Why the effort to tax Internet sales failed in Utah

If you think income taxes are complicated, you haven’t had to collect sales tax from customers who live in every corner of the land, where state and local taxes are as different as the weather. Read more »

March 16, 2016

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My view: Why I'm urging business leaders to focus on long-term employee investments

Employees are grateful for employers that invest in them and their future. Also, employers benefit by having a workforce that feels appreciated, backed by financial commitments. Read more »

March 16, 2016

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My view: Fed should delay raising interest rates until after presidential primaries

President Obama has created a welfare dependency trap, and Hillary Clinton promises to make its chains on the working poor even heavier. Read more »

March 16, 2016

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My view: Service makes 'cents'

Through its work and activities, the U. serves as a strong “civic engine” for the state and its communities. Read more »

March 16, 2016

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Richard Davis: Gov. Herbert, reject partisan state school board elections

The governor says he believes there should be different views represented on the state school board. He should make sure the state school board represents the people and not a political party by... Read more »

March 16, 2016

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Lois M. Collins: Has 'help our own first' talk generated any action?

The question of helping Syrian refugees has prompted many memes on all the Americans who need help and should be first priority. Has it generated an increase in caring here at home or is it just talk? Read more »

March 15, 2016

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My view: Modernize air traffic control to keep Salt Lake City Airport on time

For Salt Lake City to maintain its enviable on-time record — and to improve it for those of us who travel to other locations — we need to ensure that air traffic controllers have the... Read more »

March 15, 2016

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My view: A Mormon protest vote to protect minority rights

Before LDS Republicans consign themselves to voting for Trump this fall, they would be well advised to consider their minority status in America that is shared with Muslims and other groups. Read more »

March 15, 2016

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John Hoffmire: The importance of environmental practices in poverty alleviation

Reduction of poverty and environmental protection can go hand in hand. There is a clear link between poverty and environmental degradation. Read more »

March 15, 2016

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On Second Thought

A lighthearted look at news of the day. When will state lawmakers take up the charge to end the practice of moving clocks ahead in the middle of the night? Let’s do it at 4 p.m. on a Friday,... Read more »

March 14, 2016

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Charles Krauthammer: The Holocaust and the Jewish identity

"Why is it that Jews vote overwhelmingly Democratic?" Because, for the majority of Jews, the social ideals of liberalism are the most tangible expressions of their prophetic Jewish faith. Read more »

March 13, 2016

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Frank Pignanelli & LaVarr Webb: Using Trumpisms to illustrate Utah's legislative work

We keep hearing that anything related to Donald Trump increases newspaper readership. So, in a heroic attempt to bolster Deseret News circulation, this year we graciously use Trumpisms to... Read more »

March 13, 2016

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Drew Clark: Trump, American authoritarianism and rapid social change

In understanding what’s behind the support for Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, we can at least begin to see that the greatest concern is not the candidate but the fear inside... Read more »

March 13, 2016

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Orrin Hatch: Doing our duty: Supreme Court nomination

A number of factors have led me to conclude that under present circumstances the Senate should defer the confirmation process until the next president is sworn in. Read more »

March 13, 2016

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Patricia Jones: An unabashed antidisestablishmentarian

I’m confident that my fifth-grade teacher, Mr. Allred, had no inkling that his assignment would help one of his students understand who she is. I am an unabashed antidisestablishmentarian.... Read more »

March 13, 2016

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My view: Romney not trying to subvert the will of the people

Mitt Romney gave a speech. He did so based on his deeply held personal convictions. He did what every American can and should be doing: Stand up for your values and let your voice be heard.... Read more »

March 12, 2016

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My view: Extending Medicaid to 16,000 Utahns is a good start, but it's just a start

2016 will be recorded as the year that Utah moved from being a non-Medicaid expansion state to a partial Medicaid expansion state. Read more »

March 12, 2016

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My view: When Utah's 'right' gets it wrong

Of course, the bigger point regarding right-wing objections to Medicaid coverage and Common Core has to do with Utah’s relationship with the federal government, about which I have been a... Read more »

March 12, 2016

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John Florez: John Florez: Noncompete agreements reflect a changing workplace

Today’s workplace mirrors that of the larger society. There is less trust, less loyalty and more litigation. There is more competition and a loss of a sense of community. With less... Read more »

March 12, 2016

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My view: Is it time to audit the Utah Sports Commission?

After the Winter Olympic bid scandal of 1998, it is imperative that the Sports Commission exercise an abundance of caution by providing a complete accounting of its expenses. Read more »

March 11, 2016

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Peter Corroon: Just another power grab

Why does our Legislature not want its citizens to choose our next senators? Why do Republicans want to make everything political, even when it shouldn’t and needn’t be? Read more »

March 11, 2016

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