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In our opinion: The Affordable Care Act needs to be fixed, not repealed

Since a repeal of Obamacare isnít possible while Obama is in office, Congress should look at improving it.

Politics are heating up in Utah and Washington

The Utah Legislature begins its 45-day session tomorrow. Will this session have an overriding theme? And anything in President Obama’s State of the Union speech last Tuesday of particular... Read more »

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What one word best describes Barack Obama?

President Obama's public perception has undergone its share of ebbs and flows. From the clarion call of hope to the accusations of dictatorial leadership, opinions about the president have landed... Read more »

2 hours ago

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Joanne Seghini: Unified Plan would make air cleaner, transportation easier

Implementing Utah's 2040 Unified Transportation Plan, developed by local and state leaders and transportation officials, is key to reducing vehicle emissions. Read more »

11 hours ago

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Letter: Antelope Island prison

The majority of Utahns prefer leaving the state prison where it is currently located. That should send a clear message to our lawmakers. The problem seems to be that the prison needs to be close enough for employee access and... Read more »

11 hours ago

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Letter: Yes to modest gas tax

Utahns will readily admit that our state leaders have been and will continue to be fiscally conservative; I, for one, am happy for that fact. This is a major factor for our overall glowing economy report cards. However, there comes a... Read more »

11 hours ago

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Greek turmoil impacts reaches beyond Europe and U.S.

Chancellor Merkel so far has established a remarkable track record of success in building on these positive dimensions of Germany’s complex history. Read more »

12 hours ago

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Michael Gerson: America has enough problems without artificial outrage invasion

In our politics, ideological assertions tend to gain an immediate, massive velocity. Read more »

12 hours ago

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My view: For many reasons, Eagle Mountain not right for a prison

Eagle Mountain currently has one of the top economic development projects in the state eyeing its city. The stigma of a prison could devastate that opportunity. Read more »

19 hours ago

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W. Bradford Wilcox: Yes, women and children are safer within intact marriages

Last June, the progressive blogosphere erupted in outrage over an article I published in the Washington Post on marriage and domestic violence. Read more »

21 hours ago

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What The New York Times gets wrong about religious liberty

New York Times editorial page editor Andrew Rosenthal was quick to criticize LDS Church leaders for using "fake 'war on religion' speak" in the Church's rare news conference held Tuesday about... Read more »

23 hours ago

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My view: Free community college will hurt higher education and students

The latest educational giveaway coming from the Obama administration is a one-size-fits-all solution that will hurt higher education and reduce student opportunity. Read more »

yesterday

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Letter: Find another fundraiser

Raising the gas tax is a cycle with no end. Like all Utahns, I enjoy driving on well-maintained roads. I understand the reason for raising the gas tax at this time. However, I don't think it is wise. The reason why tax... Read more »

yesterday

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Letter: Lessons from Sao Paulo

As a trained industrial consultant, I have been called upon to "solve" various problems occurring in the industry, be they odor, waste, water or pollution problems. I have always kept in mind the "Pareto Principle":... Read more »

yesterday

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My view: Now is the time for significant investment in public education

Prior to the mid-1990s, Utah ranked in the Top 10 for its tax effort to fund education, but has since slipped well below average. Read more »

yesterday

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In our opinion: It's time for Utah to adopt a primary seat-belt law

There is ample evidence that a primary seat-belt law like the one currently before the Utah Legislature will save as many as 30 to 40 lives a year. Primary seat-belt laws are in effect in 36... Read more »

yesterday

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Robert J. Samuelson: Austerity still on trial in Greece

"Austerity has failed in Greece," Alexis Tsipras, Syriza's leader, wrote days before the election. The former government had "promised the country's lenders that it [would] cut salaries and... Read more »

yesterday

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George F. Will: National business should be conducted like recent baseball business

A look at Bud Selig's winning legacy as baseball's commissioner, and how his work should be mirrored toward the nation's other businesses. Read more »

yesterday

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Family safety and vaccination concerns headline Comedy Central’s ‘Nightly Show’

Last night on Comedy Central’s Nightly Show, a nightly discussion panel program hosted by comedian Larry Wilmore that takes a light-hearted approach to hot-button news topics, centered on the... Read more »

yesterday

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My view: Utah and the nation need a real plan for economic growth

Andy Koenig explains how Congress and the president should follow certain steps to help the country back to a sustainable economy. Read more »

yesterday

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My view: Moving the prison should be based on qualifications

The process of relocating the prison has been slow. I believe the Draper prison should be relocated, but there should be three qualifications. Read more »

yesterday

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My view: Healthy Utah Plan the right choice for Utah families

After years of study, two Medicaid expansion alternatives have been recommended to the Utah Legislature. But these alternatives don't solve Utah's coverage gap. Read more »

yesterday

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Susan Roylance: UN attempts to reform the world economies

The nations of the world gather to prepare the post-2015 agenda, including a "radical reform of our economies." Read more »

yesterday

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Jay Evensen: Will Obama visit Utah? Do we care?

With Idaho checked off the list, the president now is only three states shy of visiting all 50 during his time in office — South Dakota, South Carolina and, to no one's surprise, Utah. Read more »

Jan. 28, 2015

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Letter: Sacrifices in uniform

I am currently a high school senior and have learned many different things about the men and women who fight for our freedom. I never fully understood all of their sacrifices until my older brother made the decision to serve in the... Read more »

Jan. 28, 2015

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Richard Davis: Obama, Congress must negotiate to make higher education more affordable

If President Obama wants to improve education access rather than trumpet another talking point, he will have to compromise with a wary Republican Congress. Both sides have incentives to sit down... Read more »

Jan. 28, 2015

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