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Why America exists: A Fourth of July epistle

It might be appropriate to ponder a few facts, the Revolutionary War and those who brought it to fruition.

Dan Liljenquist: Lessons from Pac-Man: Current health care system is unsustainable

Runaway health care costs are eating through the budgets of individuals, families, employers and governments, like a turbo-charged Pac-Man plowing through barriers, consuming everything in his path. Read more »

June 4, 2015

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My view: Has Utah truly paid for U.S. nuke programs?

The state of Utah has expressed great concern about the impact the depleted uranium will have upon potential human radiation exposures in Utah. Read more »

June 3, 2015

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Brian Moench: It appears President Obama has not even read TPP trade agreement

The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) that the president has been heavily lobbying for is an unthinkable give-away to multinational corporations that even attacks U.S. sovereignty. Read more »

June 3, 2015

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Jay Evensen: Utah still has a homeless problem

As far as the rest of the nation is concerned, Salt Lake City has solved its homeless problem. That's not true. Read more »

June 3, 2015

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Richard Davis: Unforeseen successes, failures remind us we're not in control

The experiences I recently had in one day reminded me that, despite our best efforts, we are not in complete control. In the midst of our daily cares, this reminder is essential. Read more »

June 3, 2015

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Don Gale: Does Salt Lake City dislike golfers?

When it comes to Utah's public golf courses, bike lanes, air quality and water availability, among other issues, our problem is a lack of vision and planning. Read more »

June 3, 2015

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Lois M. Collins: Why summertime is an especially risky season for children

National Edition

I almost drowned when I was a kid because it was a simple break in routine for the woman watching me. I have probably, in turn, done things that put others in danger. Experts say there are no... Read more »

June 2, 2015

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My view: Best crime prevention is more visible police

Please consider attending the final City Council budget hearing and giving public comment on the need for more visible police officers patrolling Salt Lake City, on June 2 at 7 p.m. It would help... Read more »

June 2, 2015

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John Hoffmire: China's leader, Xi Jinping, is behind soon-to-be largest world economy

Given that China will become the largest economy in the world soon, if it is not already, now might be a good time to learn something more about the leader of this nation of 1.3 billion people. Read more »

June 1, 2015

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Jay Evensen: On Second Thought

A lighthearted look at current events. Read more »

June 1, 2015

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Robert J. Samuelson: Great Recession left companies, consumers in state of anxiety

The financial crisis and Great Recession have left a thick residue of anxiety. Companies and consumers have responded by restraining spending, which (of course) weakened the recovery. Read more »

June 1, 2015

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Drew Clark: Can the state really force religion to change its core beliefs?

Our nation will either hold true to First Amendment principles of religious freedom and association, or it will force people, religions and everyone — including Boy Scouts — to adopt... Read more »

May 31, 2015

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My view: Provo-Orem Bus Rapid Transit system is the right investment

As Utah County's population is expected to increase, it's vital for the county to begin construction and implementation now of a new Bus Rapid Transit system, which has many potential benefits for... Read more »

May 31, 2015

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Frank Pignanelli & LaVarr Webb: What prospective commencement speakers should have said

Piggnanelli and Webb reveal snippets of the insights prospective commencement speakers should have imparted to the proud graduating class of 2015. Read more »

May 31, 2015

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My view: America needs policy to protect Rohingya stranded at sea

The ethnic cleansing of the Rohingya, a Muslim minority from the Rakine state in Myanmar, has become a global human crisis. The U.S. should adopt a two-fold strategy to protect them. Read more »

May 31, 2015

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John Florez: We broke our promise with the mentally ill — we need to act upon the values that built this valley

What we have done is to isolate them in a mass of human squalor we euphemistically call shelters and dismiss them as homeless. We try to ignore them or treat them with pity at best and with disdain... Read more »

May 30, 2015

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My view: Utah needs Congress to act on Export-Import Bank

Not many people are familiar with the Ex-Im Bank, but it serves a vital purpose. The bank provides loan guarantees that traditional banks can’t or won’t offer. For over 80 years, this... Read more »

May 29, 2015

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My view: Yes, Iran jails people for their opinions

President Obama has rightly called for releasing prisoner Jason Rezaian, who is a Washington Post reporter, as well as American Pastor Saeed Abedini. Washington should renew that call now. Read more »

May 28, 2015

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Dan Liljenquist: Credit Utah's Sen. Lee as the driving force behind USA Freedom Act

Utah Sen. Mike Lee has successfully championed the bipartisan USA Freedom Act, which would end the NSA’s blanket “metadata” collection and storage activities. The U.S. Senate... Read more »

May 28, 2015

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Jay Evensen: In a smart-car future, what could possibly go wrong?

Frankly, I hope I’m completely wrong about all of this. Just to be safe, however, I’m hanging onto my 2000 model sedan. Read more »

May 28, 2015

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My View: Why Republicans should support Healthy Utah

I believe every Republican should support Gov. Gary Herbert’s Healthy Utah plan because good people are suffering and because Utah’s working poor cannot afford access to health care. Read more »

May 28, 2015

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John Hoffmire: The winners and losers of the shared economy

National Edition

Uber cars, Craigslist, eBay, Airbnb; you know them, you may use them. What you may not know is that they go by other names in the economic world: the sharing economy, collaborative consumption and... Read more »

May 18, 2015

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