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Kenlee Hess: Immigrants help improve American economy

For many years, immigration has played a huge part in the building of our country.

In our opinion: Aviation safety

When Germanwings co-pilot Andreas Lubitz locked the pilot out of the cockpit and forced Flight 9525 into the rugged Alps, killing all 150 onboard, it sent shock waves around the world. But it need... Read more »

18 hours ago

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A. Scott Anderson: Scientific research, development are crucial to Utah's economic future

Scientific discovery races on at an ever-increasing rate, disrupting entire industries and creating entirely new categories of jobs and businesses. We need those jobs and businesses in Utah, so we... Read more »

19 hours ago

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Letter: Conservative courage

What on earth is so extreme about being a principled, constitutional conservative? Ted Cruz is truly a breath of fresh air in a very polluted and toxic political environment. He actually has the courage and the political will to... Read more »

19 hours ago

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Letter: Corrupted by money

Charles and David Koch, who own Koch Industries, an oil and gas business, have indicated that they will spend $400 million in the upcoming election promoting conservative candidates and negative ads against nonconservative... Read more »

19 hours ago

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Letter: Mandatory voting

President Obama is suggesting that we consider mandatory voting. I’m all in favor, as long as everyone has to successfully complete a common-sense evaluation first. Ike May West Jordan Read more »

19 hours ago

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Letter: SNAP for children

A few years ago, living west of Liberty Park, my seven-year-old neighbor came over late in the afternoon. She casually mentioned that she hadn’t eaten anything all day. I asked her why and she replied there wasn’t any... Read more »

yesterday

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Kenlee Hess: Immigrants improve American economy

For many years, immigration has played a huge part in the building of our country. Immigrants from both the highly educated background and the lower class are needed in our society. They bring... Read more »

yesterday

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Letter: Real cost of expansion

Thanks to Rosemarie Checketts for her timely letter on prison relocation ("Relocate the investors," March 23). I would also add to the discussion the issue of more development in the area. A problem with expansion is... Read more »

yesterday

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Dan Liljenquist: An impactful U.S.-Iran nuclear deal is a mirage

Bickering among Obama, the U.S. Congress and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu over nuclear dealings with Iran continues. A nuclear deal with Iran is a mirage, a flickering image upon which... Read more »

yesterday

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George Chapman: A 24-hour city deserves a 24-hour library

If the City Council approves the proposal, the main branch of the Salt Lake City Library could remain open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. This would benefit the public, as well as the homeless... Read more »

yesterday

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Letter: Move out of last place

In Sunday’s column by Frank Pignanelli and LaVarr Webb (“Intrigue still percolating,” March 22), the writers made this comment: the “Legislature had enough courage and common sense to raise property taxes a... Read more »

March 25, 2015

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Letter: America needs change

It’s pretty depressing to wake up almost every morning to read of another agenda item that President Obama is pursuing that makes a mockery of our hallowed past of free and constitutional government. Americans should have known... Read more »

March 25, 2015

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Letter: Stay focused on the road

My grandson and I escaped serious injury when a distracted driver hit us recently. I always try to make eye contact with drivers when I'm walking through a crosswalk, but this driver’s eyes were down and she was coming at... Read more »

March 25, 2015

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In our opinion: Legislative subsidy for USU athletics — leveling the field or creating a slippery slope?

Utah State University received a $1.5 million appropriation from the Legislature to fund payments to athletes, ostensibly as a way to encourage economic development. However, it seems to create as... Read more »

March 25, 2015

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Richard Davis: Demos shouldn't decide too quickly on presidential candidate

Democrats would do well to give an array of presidential candidates an opportunity to demonstrate their ability to meet voter demands in 2016. That includes Hillary Clinton, but not just her. Read more »

March 25, 2015

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Jay Evensen: Movie industry subsidies don't provide much in return

As states flock to the cameras like star-struck autograph-seekers, Utah remains one of the saner competitors. Read more »

March 25, 2015

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My view: State Legislature could avoid headaches by keeping the prison in Draper

Fortunately, the Legislature voted to allow a full vote on where the Utah State Prison will be located. Prior to that, the Prison Relocation Commission would have made the final decision. The... Read more »

March 24, 2015

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Gov. Herbert should veto SB136

SB136 is unnecessary, because the state's Office of Debt Collection could just file a motion with the court requesting a renewal of the statute of limitations if a debt happened to be approaching.... Read more »

March 24, 2015

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Is Gov. Herbert listening to those who oppose wood-burning restrictions?

In January 2015, residents of the Wasatch Front gathered to protest Gov. Gary Herbert's restrictions on wood burning with EPA-certified or pellet stoves. To many, it appears the governor isn't... Read more »

March 24, 2015

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In our opinion: Senate Democrats' filibuster hindering much-needed human trafficking legislation

Senate Democrats have filibustered the passage of the Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act, a bill with bipartisan support that would allow the direct use of fines collected from human... Read more »

March 24, 2015

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Adding tests not as effective as reforming curriculum

If the goal of education is not being met, it seems only logical to reform the curriculum, not simply to add a test to the graduation requirements for high school seniors. Read more »

March 24, 2015

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Opinion: Energy from trash

One creative way to reduce litter on our highways is to pay people to bring it in to be used as energy. The more we pay people for trash, the more we will see litter disappear from our roadways. It would also prevent people from... Read more »

March 24, 2015

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Netanyahu's election provides several opportunities having international implications

The result of Benjamin Netanyahu's election in the Israeli Knesset presents opportunities that reach across the globe, including forging ties and building relationships that provide a better life... Read more »

March 24, 2015

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Letter: Winter ban

People of Utah, have you taken note of the air quality we have been experiencing for the past several months? Blue skies and clean air. It looks like the solution to the dirty winter air problem has been lurking under our noses the... Read more »

March 24, 2015

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Joseph Cramer, M.D.: We pay a price when we compare and contrast

National Edition

Compare and contrast in 25 words or less is a common exercise in elementary school. Compare our children asleep in their beds in their own rooms with the boys and girls huddled up against their... Read more »

March 23, 2015

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