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My view: Yes, Iran jails people for their opinions

President Obama has rightly called for releasing prisoner Jason Rezaian, who is a Washington Post reporter

Letter: Share the rain

With all the blessed rain we’ve received over the last two weeks, my heart goes out to those in California who are suffering from water shortages. Read more »

May 25, 2015

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Letter: Keep fighting drugs

I remember many instances this past year when the police took millions of dollars worth of drugs off the street. What if we had given up and just let the drug lords go ahead and distribute those to our children? Read more »

May 25, 2015

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Your future Utah needs your input now — participate in Envision Utah's online projections

Envision Utah's "Your Utah, Your Future" online survey allows participants to submit preferred outcomes overall and in 11 areas such as air and water quality, education and transportation for 2050. Read more »

May 24, 2015

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Frank Pignanelli & LaVarr Webb: Mediocre 'favorability' ratings hint at Utah's varied attitudes toward Congress

Last week, a UtahPolicy.com poll, which was picked up by other media, showed mediocre “favorability” ratings for Utah’s four U.S. House members. Your columnists weigh in. Read more »

May 24, 2015

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Letter: Flyer Field

Coach George Lay spent untold hours making Dixie Flyer baseball, and basketball for that matter, what it is today. He took boys and turned them to men. Read more »

May 24, 2015

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Letter: Chamber's misleading ad

The U.S. Export-Import Bank plays almost no role in Utah’s export sector. Only one out of every 270 small business exporters uses the bank. Read more »

May 24, 2015

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Robert J. Samuelson: Economic turmoil in China could tip world back into recession

On any list of calamities threatening the world economy, a China crash ranks at or near the top. Already, China's sizzling rate of economic growth has declined. The question is whether the... Read more »

May 24, 2015

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My View: Trade promotion authority would expand Utah’s economy

Global trade is a key driver for Utah’s economy. Overall, more than one in five jobs in Utah depends on international trade, and medical technology is just one of the sectors that can grow... Read more »

May 24, 2015

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Drew Clark: Congress should modernize highway funding with 'chips,' not 'concrete'

Funding transportation infrastructure is one of the core responsibilities of government. Whether those roads are paid for by corporate taxation, by a steeper gas tax or by something else,... Read more »

May 24, 2015

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Letter: Today's young people care about protecting viability of solar resources

The obvious economic, environmental and societal benefits make solar energy a viable option that is here to stay. Read more »

May 23, 2015

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My View: Careful response is required to North Korea’s missile moves

“Egregious” and “grotesque” is how United States Secretary of State John Kerry has described North Korea’s reckless international provocations and brutal executions of... Read more »

May 23, 2015

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Letter: Invest in subsidized early education programs

Home life is important and should be encouraged, but children, during the years that matter and when their brains develop the most, should be learning from professionals through play and instruction. Read more »

May 23, 2015

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In our opinion: The opportunities and challenges of linking social media and wildlife

When used correctly, social media may be a species-saver and help with crowdsourcing for funding. But not all experts are keen to list animals and their tracking data online. Read more »

May 23, 2015

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John Florez: Politicans who disregard public interest can try snack-machine lawmaking

A high-tech voting system for a high-tech world might be to just set up a vending machine in the lobbyists' lounge, where the politicians could silently pick and choose the bills they want passed... Read more »

May 23, 2015

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Letter: What’s the motivation?

Leaders of the Pioneer Park Coalition claim to know how to help the homeless. But their concern seems to be for real estate values, not the homeless. Read more »

May 23, 2015

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Letter: Watering the rain

Let’s see the city fine Wal-Mart and any other business foolish enough to waste water when we’re trying to recover from a drought. Read more »

May 23, 2015

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Letter: The good ones

We get media coverage, outrage and rioting when someone gets killed by police. But if an officer gets killed in the line of duty, trying to save someone? Where is his media coverage? Where are the people who care for his death? Read more »

May 23, 2015

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Letter: Late night hosts

The other late night hosts can learn a thing or two from Letterman about focusing on the guest instead of coming up with some new game for every segment of every episode. Read more »

May 23, 2015

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Letter: A constant example

I respect Lindsey Stirling for trying, and I know it can’t be easy to be in the limelight and have every single person tracking your every single move or, in this case, choice of clothing. Read more »

May 23, 2015

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In Our Opinion: Hatch-Cardin bill to make permanent a law allowing religious organizations to bring non-ministerial workers into the U.S.

A bipartisan measure before Congress deals with a small but significant component of immigration policy. The Hatch-Cardin bill will make permanent a law allowing religious organizations to bring... Read more »

May 22, 2015

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My view: Reducing benefits gradually can make Social Security sustainable

Rather than paying out unsustainable benefits until the Social Security trust fund is exhausted, we should start reducing benefits now until they are at a sustainable level. Read more »

May 22, 2015

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Letter: Put people in control

I believe there should be no government-run, or public, schools at all. It should all be private — where people have control over what happens to their children while the children gain an education. Read more »

May 22, 2015

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Robert J. Samuelson: Low-wage job recovery is more myth than reality

Increase in low-wage jobs is not the only factor in the recovery of the job market. Middle- and high-wage jobs have also made steady increases. Read more »

May 21, 2015

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George Will: American argument is ending as capital punishment withers away

Without a definitive judicial ruling or other galvanizing event, a perennial American argument is ending. Capital punishment is withering away. Administering it behind prison walls indicates a... Read more »

May 21, 2015

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National debt not just financial issue — honor owed to those who gave us freedom

What’s our national debt? The financial one that comes to mind is subservient to a second and deeper national debt. As we enter a patriotic period of Memorial Day, Flag Day and the Fourth of... Read more »

May 21, 2015

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