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In our opinion: Water, a precious commodity

Recognized as the nationís highest per-capita water users, Utahns must rethink and amend consumption.

Letter: Monolingual minorities

I believe that it would be helpful personally and collectively to know at least two languages. Monolinguals are the minority breed. Read more »

2 hours ago

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Lessons from 'Christmas Carol'

Will we wake up Christmas morning and find that, like Scrooge, our addiction to wealth and consumption creates chains that bind us? We can and must shed our shackles through love, meaning, contentment and unity. Read more »

2 hours ago

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Disputes over specialized license plates reach Supreme Court

The Texas Transportation Code says the state may refuse to create a plate "if the design might be offensive to any member of the public." Yes, any. Read more »

4 hours ago

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My view: Chaffetz named ‘politician of year’

The Hinckley Institute’s 2014 Politician of the Year goes to U.S. Congressman Jason Chaffetz for his remarkable ascension to chairman of the United States House of Representatives Oversight... Read more »

6 hours ago

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Richard Davis: 2014's 'most important' could be personal benefits in employment, health care and education

If you're looking at the "top stories" of 2014, you might consider the ones that really had an impact in individual and family lives — in the areas of employment, health care and education.... Read more »

15 hours ago

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Jay Evensen: Should Utah raise its gas tax? No, look for alternatives

Raising taxes, especially one that doesn’t work, would be nutty in a year of surpluses. Read more »

20 hours ago

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Susan Roylance: Definition of the family put on hold at United Nations

“Our action or inaction on the family in the United Nations will be one of the rare occasions when the world will be really watching,” stated Ambassador Dapkiunas of Belarus. So why... Read more »

yesterday

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In our opinion: We must be vigilant and realistic about 'lone-wolf' attacks, but not paranoid

When ISIS militants urged supporters worldwide to launch attacks against the Western nations in which they reside, its footprint seemed to grow. Vigilance must be coupled with a realistic... Read more »

yesterday

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Letter: Wood burning an easy target

And when we have a big earthquake and lose power and gas, whose house are we going to visit to stay warm? Let’s slow the lynching party on wood burning. Read more »

yesterday

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My view: Torture, morality and the laws of war

Barbarism and the law collide in war. The law is vital for mitigating the most brutal aspects of collective killing. Read more »

yesterday

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Letter: Bring the prison here

How many criminals have escaped the current prison in the last decade? I am quite sure that the majority of the people in prison have no desire to escape and strangle me and my family. Read more »

yesterday

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Kathleen Parker: Placing blame for massive 2007 California wildfire

Finding someone to blame became the obsession of state and federal investigators — the U.S. Forest Service and the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (Cal Fire) — who... Read more »

yesterday

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Lois M. Collins: Sometimes, only the police can make things right

National Edition

It's easy to get carried away when law enforcement interactions go wrong. But that's not what usually happens, and it's a mistake to engage in an us-or-them war. We need them and usually owe them... Read more »

yesterday

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Mike Lee: Change is coming to Washington

It’s true that the last few weeks of Congress have perfectly represented everything that is wrong with Washington. But change is coming. Read more »

yesterday

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Letter: Cameras, cameras everywhere!

The demands for every law enforcement officer to have a body camera are almost deafening. This change would protect citizens and provide indisputable evidence when an officer is trying to enforce the law. This appears to make sense. Read more »

yesterday

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Letter: Beware charity scammers

It is outrageous that at the time of the year when we are feeling the most charitable, scammers try to take advantage of our generosity. Read more »

yesterday

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Letter: Patriots or serfs?

Are the checks and balances of the Constitution working? What is to be done? Are we patriots ... or serfs? Read more »

yesterday

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John Hoffmire: Caring for others is a question of values, not income

National Edition

Who donates more: The low-income or the wealthy Americans? Read more »

Dec. 16, 2014

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In our opinion: Moving forward following congressional approval of $1.1 trillion spending bill

Last weekend's congressional approval of the $1.1 trillion spending bill shows that Congress can work in a sense of concession, conciliation and cooperation. Other bonuses: a funded government and... Read more »

Dec. 16, 2014

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Letter: A national treasure

Protect your God-given natural resources at all costs. They are a true national treasure, not a state moneymaking scheme. Read more »

Dec. 16, 2014

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Letter: DNA sleuthing

Societies often take decades to figure out how new and transformative technologies should be used, and ethical mistakes are made. Perhaps mistakes are being made today in identifying ethical DNA technologies versus those that aren't. Read more »

Dec. 16, 2014

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Michael Gerson: We're in need of a politics of repair

America is in desperate need of a politics of repair, not a politics of demolition and rebuilding. We need leaders who take populist discontent seriously, but direct it toward projects of practical... Read more »

Dec. 15, 2014

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Time to reset U.S. policy on international religious freedom

National Edition

By resetting our own resolve to positively encourage countries to protect international religious freedom ideals, a more nuanced national and foreign policy could advance our economies. Read more »

Dec. 15, 2014

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Drew Clark: There's no need to lament entrepreneurship in media organizations

We've seen the tiring clash between so-called traditional journalism and Silicon Valley click-bait. It presumes that the owner of a media company owes the writers and employees of the company the... Read more »

Dec. 15, 2014

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In our opinion: Police training should include de-escalation tactics

An element of police training regarding confrontation should be an increased focus on “de-escalation” tactics, including "slowing down the situation" and giving time for others —... Read more »

Dec. 15, 2014

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