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In our opinion: Napa Valley earthquake reminds Utahns to be prepared

Are those who live in Utah's earthquake zone prepared to face a quake similar to the one in Napa Valley?

Join the discussion: Is Common Core just misunderstood?

A recent poll suggests that many Utahns not only dislike Common Core, but they also don't seem to fully understand it. That's a trend that seems to be worrying potential presidential candidate Mike... Read more »

2 hours ago

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School fees: Is Utah really family friendly?

I recognize the family values that so many Utahns uphold, and I’m grateful for the good people who provide education here. However, please don’t laud yourself as “family... Read more »

5 hours ago

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Letter: Labor Day

This Labor Day, let's commemorate the importance of hard work and acknowledge the role that workers play in our economy. Read more »

17 hours ago

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Letter: Teachers' perspective

Put the blame for education reform where it belongs, not on the backs of the teachers in the trenches who are trying to do their best in difficult circumstances. Read more »

17 hours ago

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Lois M. Collins: School start times are designed for everything but the kids we're trying to educate

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The American Academy of Pediatrics says we're starting school too early for teenagers to thrive. It's a simple fix, it says, but one that policymakers seem reluctant to take for a lot of reasons,... Read more »

19 hours ago

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Carmen Rasmusen Herbert: Lessons learned from the back-to-school nightmare

As I limped down the gym floor in shame and glanced horrified over my shoulder, I know — I just know — behind their forced smiles, both teachers were thinking, “Heaven above,... Read more »

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Doug Robinson: When did Missouri turn into North Korea?

When did Missouri turn into North Korea? If you're not alarmed and disturbed by the treatment of the press in Ferguson, Mo., the last couple of weeks, you should be. Read more »

yesterday

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My view: Now is the time to invest in NIH

Now is the time to make up for the past decade of stagnant funding for NIH. Read more »

yesterday

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In our opinion: UTA to reconnect?

UTA promotes Wi-Fi service on its FrontRunner trains as a benefit to increase commuter productivity and provide an enjoyable riding experience. But Wi-Fi woes make it anything but productive and... Read more »

yesterday

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Letter: Police brutality

We have abolished morality in favor of civil rights. Read more »

yesterday

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Letter: U.S. generosity

I need to set the record straight after your DN Reader's Forum comment from Alicia Platt ("Increasing Aid," Aug. 20) included a misleading statement. Read more »

yesterday

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Letter: Fans and injuries

Everyone knows that football produces a lot of injuries, some very serious. So why do people go to football games? How can they stand to see fellow humans get injured? Read more »

yesterday

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Letter: Dangerous tranquilizers?

The Division of Wildlife Resources should reevaluate their tranquilizer techniques, so we can avoid danger in the future. Read more »

yesterday

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Michael Gerson: Too detached to lead? President needs a strategy

For years, Obama has reacted to events in the Middle East, and lately been at their mercy. Now he must provide some assurance that he is shaping events with a strategy that culminates in the end of... Read more »

yesterday

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Robert J. Samuelson: Do Democrats do it better? Nope

It's a Democratic campaign consultant's dream: a study from two respected academic economists concluding that, since the late 1940s, the economy has consistently performed better under Democratic... Read more »

yesterday

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Corporate tax returns should be public

Tax inversions. Double Irish with a Dutch sandwich. Spinning off tangible assets into real estate investment trusts. Son-of-BOSS shelters. These are among the eye-glazingly complicated tax... Read more »

yesterday

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About Utah: Aggies Elevated: welcome to college, everyone

With the start today of its 126th school year, Utah State University introduces a new program aimed at helping the intellectually disabled enjoy a mainstream college experience. Read more »

yesterday

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John Hoffmire: Black markets are bigger and closer to home

The words “black market” usually refer to illegal business activity. The biggest and most notorious markets relate to illegal drugs, human trafficking and piracy-counterfeiting. Read more »

Aug. 25, 2014

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In our opinion: Mixed-bag school start

The new school year starts with a mixed bag of optimism and concern — the latter dealing with state school board issues. Read more »

Aug. 25, 2014

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Frank Pignanelli & LaVarr Webb: Same-sex marriage survey results raise questions

A new poll shows 61 percent of Utah likely voters oppose same-sex marriage, 58 percent believe the U.S. Supreme Court will strike down Utah's gay/lesbian marriage prohibition, and nearly 60 percent... Read more »

Aug. 25, 2014

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On second thought

A lighthearted look at news of the day. Read more »

Aug. 25, 2014

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Robert Bennett: WGU helping 'STEM' education slippage

Utah's innovative Western Governors University is helping keep the state ahead of slippage in science, technology, engineering and math education. Read more »

Aug. 25, 2014

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Letter: Real reason for college

As the excitement of a new college football season begins to build, we might pause to remember that an education is the primary reason for the existence of universities. Congratulations to BYU, ranked ninth in Money... Read more »

Aug. 25, 2014

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Letter: Parking questions

Most assume that churches are benevolent organizations, and if there were a game, event or family gathering nearby that parking in the nearby church parking lot would not be a problem. Real estate agents looking for parking for a... Read more »

Aug. 25, 2014

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Letter: Utah evolving

I am a frequent visitor to many parks, both state and national, in the area that they are considering burying lines. Though they would be buried, and buried gas lines rarely leak, they must first dig through or near our parks to bury... Read more »

Aug. 25, 2014

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