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John Florez: Why businesses should help foot the bill for education

The first thing businesses ought to do is lobby to restructure the management structure of Utah public education.

Iowa caucus and New Hampshire primary will affect Utah

Shrewd consultants are absorbing and adapting while the dinosaurs are refusing to change. Read more »

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Drew Clark: Why Utah's thriving technology sector also need gigabit speeds

Information highways are the building blocks for software in the same way that physical highways are necessary for cars to get from here to there. Both information and concrete highways are... Read more »

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My view: Calling on local leaders to address intergenerational poverty

Defined as a chronic use of public assistance and condition of poverty that continues from one generation to the next, intergenerational poverty is a fundamentally different challenge than... Read more »

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Charles Krauthammer: The 'establishment' nonsense

The Iowa results clarified the dynamic of the Republican race. There are only three candidates in the race and, as I argued last week, each represents a different politics. Read more »

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George F. Will: The Super Bowl's 60 minutes of damage

How many deceased players had, and how many former players have, or how many current players will have, CTE is unknown because it can only be confirmed by autopsy. Its symptoms, however, are... Read more »

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In our opinion: The lesson of international poverty reduction

The interests of the rich and the poor are not mutually exclusive. The challenge is to learn how to serve both. The lessons of global poverty reduction may shine a light on a better path forward. Read more »

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Letter: Poor air quality

The air quality in Utah affects everyone. Read more »

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Letter: Hillary and FOIA

Hillary's trying to skirt the Freedom of Information Act should automatically disqualify her from the presidency. Read more »

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Letter: Electric cars help

Electric cars can help with our air pollution. Read more »

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Letter: PLI read between lines

Utahns should look deeper into the Public Lands Initiative before they make a decision. Read more »

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My view: Somber economic outlook good for stocks, not jobs

The global economy is slowing, because the EU, Japan, China and other emerging economies can’t execute long-overdue reforms. Read more »

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In our opinion: Research suggests that oscillating family narratives can lead to happier families

“The bottom line: if you want a happier family, create, refine and retell the story of your family’s positive moments and your ability to bounce back from the difficult ones.”... Read more »

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Letter: No labels in 2016?

Labels are an unfortunate part of our lives today, and they probably won't be going away for a while. Read more »

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Letter: Our public lands

The "Grand Bargain" was developed by holding a series of meetings involving public land interest. This is fine, but there were no professionals involved. Read more »

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In our opinion: Legislators need to better evaluate Utah's water

A recent report from the United States Geological Survey found that Utahns use more water per capita than the residents of any other state. Read more »

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My view: Is the Division of Water Resources objective about Utah's water needs?

State projections suggest that our demand for water will surpass the currently developed supply in about 25 years, limiting population growth and economic development. Read more »

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My view: The solution to Utah's water problems

There are many ways to solve Utah's water problems. Read more »

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Greg Bell: Living now has great power

A grand key of success in life is to act when it’s time for acting. To squeeze the juice from life you must grasp the present moment — this minute we call now, in this place we call... Read more »

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Last year's Utah Compromise is a model in statesmanship

When Abraham Lincoln, a well-known teetotaler, addressed Springfield’s temperance society, he did not denounce drunkenness, but urged kindness and brotherly love. Read more »

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My view: Stewardship must be a priority for Utah

Utah is struggling to find balance between the desire for economic growth and the need to preserve the gifts of God’s creation for the benefit of future generations. Ensuring human dignity... Read more »

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My view: hippies, 2 Hell's Angels, one overcaffeinated babe, a bar and a gunfight

Conversation is a powerful thing. Your very own living room conversation might well be the one that topples the dominoes of intransigence. Your own living room conversation could translate into the... Read more »

yesterday

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SB 80

The Lake Powell Pipeline raises serious concerns for many Utahns, but lobbyists are ensuring that it remains an issue. Read more »

Feb. 5, 2016

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Against taxpayers' interests

Some water projects are worth the money, but the Lake Powell Pipeline is not. Read more »

Feb. 4, 2016

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In our opinion: Why it's important to note beginning of pioneer's journey 170 years ago

The courage and perseverance that the pioneers showed in facing the difficulties and persecution of their day remind us of the need to be compassionate toward others in our day who face similar... Read more »

Feb. 4, 2016

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Jay Evensen: Drought, political insults and Super Bowl commercials — the passing parade

It’s time to stare out the window awhile and wonder at the passing parade of issues Read more »

Feb. 4, 2016

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My view: Get insurance out of health care

The biggest challenges are those that require thinking outside the box — especially when it comes to reducing health care spending in Utah. Read more »

Feb. 4, 2016

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My view: New treatments for those with breast cancer all contrast

Treatment for metastatic breast cancer, like breast cancer in general, is not a one-size-fits-all prospect, and each individual responds differently. Read more »

Feb. 4, 2016

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Letter: How to improve our air

We can all work together to solve our air problems in Utah. Read more »

Feb. 4, 2016

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Dan Liljenquist: What we learned from the Iowa caucuses

So now we are on to the New Hampshire primaries. But before we shift our gaze away from the Hawkeye State for another four years, it is a great time to take stock of what we have learned from the... Read more »

Feb. 4, 2016

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Letter: Leave public land alone

Utah legislators need to communicate with the feds better instead of trying to gain complete control over public lands. Read more »

Feb. 4, 2016

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My view: Congress needs to pass Employee Rights Act

The Employee Rights Act will accomplish a number of items that are important for business development and provide for fair treatment within the labor force. Read more »

Feb. 4, 2016

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Jay Evensen: Utahns and their relationship with speed limits — it's complicated

As near as I can tell, it’s not that we believe people ought to drive dangerously fast. It’s a fairness thing. Or maybe it's just that we all do it. Read more »

Feb. 3, 2016

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Robert J. Samuelson: Black unemployment receeding is an upbeat economic story

Here's some good — and generally overlooked — news about the U.S. economy: Among major ethnic and racial groups, African-Americans scored the biggest job advances in 2015. Read more »

Feb. 3, 2016

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In our opinion: Concerned voters a good sign in wake of Iowa

Trump’s charisma wasn’t sufficient to mobilize voters on the ground. By contrast, Ted Cruz’s sophisticated and well-organized get-out-the-vote effort was clearly the factor that... Read more »

Feb. 3, 2016

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Richard Davis: Do presidents have to be religious adherents?

The question I am asking is whether a presidential candidate must be religious in order to be a good president? Must a president talk regularly about his or her religious beliefs? Do they have to... Read more »

Feb. 3, 2016

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My view: A renewed focus on chronic diseases

Today, half of all Americans — some 145 million people — suffer from at least one chronic condition. Treating these diseases is hugely expensive. The annual tab for fighting cancer, for... Read more »

Feb. 3, 2016

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My view: 'Death with dignity' and assisted suicide not the answer

The motivation of assisted suicide proponents is understandable — to ease suffering, whether it is physical or psychological. But destroying the person who is suffering is not the solution. Read more »

Feb. 3, 2016

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My view: Obama's veto won't save Obamacare

By voting to repeal Obamacare, Republicans in Congress are responding to voters' angst. And that action was not an empty gesture, even though both parties knew a presidential veto was inevitable. Read more »

Feb. 3, 2016

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Perpetuating injustice?

A citizen should have the right to run for office without getting the permission of some unelected committee. Read more »

Feb. 3, 2016

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Mantua speed trap

A good way to avoid speed traps is to stop speeding. Read more »

Feb. 3, 2016

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Boxcar bill

Boxcar bills lead to a lack of transparency. Read more »

Feb. 3, 2016

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In our opinion: Attempting to out-Christian others does not reflect well on the meaning and purpose of devotion

Charitable giving may be an indication of a person’s character, but for many Americans, giving is a personal matter. It isn’t something trumpeted or discussed Read more »

Feb. 2, 2016

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A tricky combination: Some money, a honey and different spending styles

When GoBankingRates did a Valentines Day-timed financial survey, it found certain money habits can be "deal breakers" for about half of American adults when it comes to romance. Read more »

Feb. 2, 2016

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John Hoffmire: Electric cars and the hydrogen economy

Recent steps have been taken in many states to build up the infrastructure needed for electric vehicles. Yet governments and companies must do more, for instance, by building the infrastructure... Read more »

Feb. 2, 2016

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My view: What exactly does divestment accomplish?

What we need is a global social movement pushing for transformation from fossil fuels. Already, we are seeing successes. Read more »

Feb. 2, 2016

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My view: The US Commonwealth of Puerto Rico is broke

The Obama administration has lacked the foresight to proactively act before the current crisis point, the governor of Puerto Rico is now requesting a Washington bailout, and some within the... Read more »

Feb. 2, 2016

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My view: Environmental neurotoxins and Flint, Michigan

The human health consequences of the Flint, Michigan, water contamination scandal are tragic. Flint children have suffered lead exposure, with likely irreversible brain damage of varying degrees,... Read more »

Feb. 2, 2016

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Vote for Johnson

Jonathan Johnson is the right person to be Utah's governor. Read more »

Feb. 2, 2016

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Trump and Sanders

Donald Trump isn't a real Republican and Bernie Sanders isn't a real Democrat, and that's why I think they are so popular right now. Read more »

Feb. 2, 2016

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On Second Thought

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

Feb. 1, 2016

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