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In our opinion: Federal Reserve Bank faces crossroads

The Federal Reserve Bank must decide when and how much to raise rates and return monetary policy.

About Utah: He's going public (again) for a very good cause

Utah entertainer Jason Hewlett normally performs for corporations and other private events, but he'll be back on the public stage Monday night to support an extended family member facing a battle... Read more »

2 hours ago

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My view: Small businesses looking for health insurance can SHOP around

Small firms that don't offer health benefits could be making a strategic mistake. Providing insurance is one of the most effective, economical ways for employers to support the health of their... Read more »

7 hours ago

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John Hoffmire: The difficulty of measuring inequality

Inequality is a topic of obvious concern worldwide. Nevertheless, problems arise when we measure inequality without a standard definition. Read more »

15 hours ago

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Jay Evensen: On Second Thought

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

23 hours ago

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Letter: Better payday loans?

Utahns deserve access to reasonable and responsible credit — but payday loans, as they’re currently designed, aren’t reasonable or responsible. With proper oversight, the CFPB can provide Utahns and their... Read more »

23 hours ago

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Letter: Just one breadwinner

More families today requires more than one breadwinner because homes are much bigger and more expensive than they used to be. Read more »

23 hours ago

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Cuba is an enduring challenge to American foreign policy, politics

Obama still has time to launch effective, sustained efforts at bipartisan cooperation with Congress. The Republican majorities in both houses make that essential for success in dealing with Cuba. Read more »

yesterday

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Doug Robinson: The high cost of coaches

The highest paid public employee in 40 of 50 states is a college football or basketball coach. Read more »

yesterday

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Letter: Winter sports season

As we work toward the end of what is turning out to be another successful ski and snowboard season, I want to draw a little extra attention to those who contributed to that accomplishment in a year when our winter weather did not... Read more »

yesterday

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Drew Clark: After 50 years, Moore's Law teaches the power in a grain of rice

If the fuel efficiency for cars improved at the rate of Moore's Law, you could drive it your entire life on a single tank of gas. If skyscrapers grew in height at the rate of Moore's Law, a... Read more »

yesterday

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Letter: Next president?

Are we ready to break the highest glass ceiling and elect a woman to be our president? I believe we are and we can do this with Hillary Clinton. Clinton is immeasurably qualified for the position, especially when compared to her... Read more »

yesterday

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Letter: Help raising kids

I read with interest the article on "grandparenting” (“Problems grandparents face when parenthood starts all over again,” April 13). I am concerned about the fact that none of my friends are aware that there are... Read more »

yesterday

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Utah’s new approach to tackling intergenerational poverty

Utah's economy is among the best in the nation, our stunning landscapes are unmatched and the way we tackle problems is fundamentally unique. This is particularly true for intergenerational poverty. Read more »

yesterday

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Frank Pignanelli & LaVarr Webb: Long-term effects of Count My Vote on Utah politics

Last week, U.S. District Judge David Nuffer denied the request for injunction filed to block implementation of SB54, the Count My Vote compromise legislation. The party has said it will continue to... Read more »

yesterday

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My view: Climate change denial: Scientific skepticism or disparagement of science?

The alleged difficulties that climate contrarians raise about sunspots, about volcanoes, about fluctuations in the rate of warming are not actually difficulties at all. Read more »

yesterday

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John Florez: America's strength is its liberal education

Much attention has been given of late to STEM education — science, technology, engineering and mathematics. The value of a liberal arts education is that it teaches you how to write (which... Read more »

April 18, 2015

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In our opinion: Fabricated Rolling Stone article on campus rape hurts more than helps keeping women safe on campus

Rolling Stone magazine admitted a high-profile campus rape article published last fall was fraudulent. Rather than help the agenda of keeping women safe on campus, the fake article can lead real... Read more »

April 18, 2015

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Letter: Costly benefits

In a recent Wall Street Journal article, the proposal of many Democratic candidates came to light. Their plan: raise Social Security benefits. With an increasing urgency to create a more sustainable future for the Social Security... Read more »

April 18, 2015

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Letter: Rid the world of polio

The month of April marks a historic anniversary for global health. Sixty years ago, Jonas Salk's inactivated polio vaccine was proven safe and effective in protecting children against polio. Globally, polio has been reduced... Read more »

April 18, 2015

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My view: Yesterday’s public education is quickly disappearing

I feel compelled to offer some sort of a valedictory, or to act as a “canary in a coal mine.” In my opinion, public education as I know it will soon disappear. Read more »

April 18, 2015

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My view: Preparation is key with SAGE testing

Admittedly, there is quite a bit to remember when preparing for annual testing, beyond the correct answers. This op-ed offers a few tips and tricks to prepare for the SAGE assessment. Read more »

April 18, 2015

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My view: Utah has an export-import problem

As long as the federal Export-Import Bank exists, your tax dollars will be used to prop up a few lucky businesses, both here and abroad. The bank's future will be decided this summer by Congress. Read more »

April 18, 2015

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Cedric Nicholson: Have women become forgotten veterans of military service?

Sen. Dean Heller, R-NV, and Patty Murray, D-WA, have come up with the solution to the lack of gender-specific care for women veterans. They have introduced Senate Bill 471, the Women Veteran Access... Read more »

April 17, 2015

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Letter: Wrong tax approach

The gas tax increase was the wrong approach, period! Truckers avoided buying our fuel because of our fuel prices; this changed my opinion over all those I voted into office. The correct approach would have been to actually lower the... Read more »

April 17, 2015

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Mike Noel: Utah leads out on win-win solution to climate controversy

HCR8, which is now signed, states that soil sequestration of atmospheric CO2 in forests and rangeland soils is Utah’s preferred approach regarding any federal efforts to deal with climate... Read more »

April 17, 2015

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