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Orrin Hatch: My meeting with Supreme Court nominee Merrick Garland

Sen. Orrin Hatch talks about his meeting with Supreme Court nominee Merrick Garland.

Dan Liljenquist: How Donald Trump can unify Republicans

Over the next couple of months, leading up to the Republican National Convention, Trump can make significant progress in cementing his credibility as a leader and in unifying the Republican Party... Read more »

May 18, 2016

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Natalie Gochnour: A plea for a more policy-oriented governor's race

I worked for three Utah governors. They operate in a high-stakes environment. Sometimes it’s a matter of life and death and other times it’s our future prosperity. Read more »

May 18, 2016

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In our opinion: Obama signs trade secrets act with bipartisan support

Historically, theft required thieves to be physically present in order to pilfer their ill-gotten gains. But today, a thief can be sitting on the other side of the world and hack into a server to... Read more »

May 18, 2016

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My view: Trump's debate hypocrisy

Despite a lack of political experience and low expectations, Donald Trump proved to be a formidable debater during the primary process. Read more »

May 18, 2016

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Jay Evensen: Watching Utah's farms get plowed under

Lawmakers favor spending $14 million to sue the federal government to obtain title to federal land in Utah, but will give zero to help preserve the open spaces already in private hands. Read more »

May 18, 2016

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Richard Davis: The vice presidential choice: A barometer of presidential thinking

The vice president holds specific responsibilities, including meeting regularly with the president, serving on the National Security Council, taking on campaigns such as reforming government or... Read more »

May 18, 2016

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Letter: Debate 16th Amendment

Countries that enjoy the highest standard of living are those that enjoy Freedom, Liberty and Civil Rights Read more »

May 18, 2016

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Letter: Thanks to veterans

Thank you to veterans and their families. Read more »

May 18, 2016

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Letter: Tax bicyclists

Bring bicyclists into the registration and license system. Read more »

May 18, 2016

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Letter: Run, Mitt, run

Mitt Romney should run for president to stop Trump. Read more »

May 18, 2016

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My view: Keep life-changing arthritis drugs in reach

Thanks to the Affordable Care Act, insurance companies can no longer discriminate against patients with chronic illnesses like RA by denying coverage or charging higher premiums. Read more »

May 17, 2016

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In our opinion: UTA can take a hard lesson from Washington

We applaud the leadership of UTA for recognizing the need to rebuild the public’s trust. With the coming airport expansion, this region has the potential to be a national model for integrated... Read more »

May 17, 2016

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Lois M. Collins: Daughter's dilemma: The other woman's mom abused mine, but what was she supposed to do?

In the Alzheimer's unit, families face a lot of challenges -- and not all of them can be solved very well, despite good intentions and lots of love. Read more »

May 17, 2016

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John Hoffmire: The wealthiest 1,000: How they made their money and why can't we do the same?

How did these people get to be so wealthy? It is clear that there was a huge amount of hard work, discipline, clear goals, ambition and guts. But is that enough to get into the billion-dollar club? Read more »

May 17, 2016

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Letter: Governor works hard

I believe that he is one of the best governors we have ever had. Read more »

May 17, 2016

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Letter: Immigrants in America

There is something better that should happen like helping immigrants instead of using the money for the wall. Read more »

May 17, 2016

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Orrin Hatch: A tribute to Sen. Bob Bennett

In Congress, Senator Bennett was widely revered as a wise and thoughtful leader committed to finding innovative solutions to the most difficult challenges of the day. Read more »

May 16, 2016

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In our opinion: The problem of rising rents

Despite an increased supply of 20,000 new housing units in just the past five years, increased demand has resulted in rents continuing to rise at a rate that is creating an affordable housing... Read more »

May 16, 2016

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My view: Trump and the lack of manners

If voters become polarized, then politicians will too. And if citizens themselves are crass, political figures will be crass as well. Read more »

May 16, 2016

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Letter: European refugee crisis

We hold the power to relieve the sufferings of not only one, but hundreds of thousands, of innocent human beings. Read more »

May 16, 2016

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Letter: Let it go, Mitt

I urge Mitt to dispel any thoughts of a third party, and get behind Trump and not only support him, but urge his influential friends to do likewise. Read more »

May 16, 2016

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Letter: Charter schools misrepresented

The beauty of charter schools is that there is no “one-size-fits-all” when it comes to what a charter school looks like. Read more »

May 16, 2016

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Robert J. Samuelson: Yes we can work longer

"Can Americans work longer?" is a needed debate, but one we are not having. Changing the eligibility age for retirement relates to the larger issue of how much the government should support... Read more »

May 15, 2016

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About Utah: Figure skating with a chain saw

For Ryan Torcicollo, tree climbing is a job ... and a sport. Read more »

May 15, 2016

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Drew Clark: Protecting Klingon language by copyright creates a philosophical puzzle

The fan film Axanar builds off the infrastructure of another's creativity. Yet it boldly goes beyond the original author's storyline. The parable of Axanar shows the need to restore balance to the... Read more »

May 15, 2016

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Lane Beattie: Pro-business legislature allows our business community to thrive

I am unabashed in my admiration for those who serve and sacrifice to make our state a better place to live, work and play. Read more »

May 15, 2016

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Arthur Cyr: New evidence regarding Ukraine air tragedy

Sloppy treatment of both the human remains and the aircraft wreckage confirm that committed thugs and killers cannot be trusted to carry out either humane or forensic tasks. We already knew that. Read more »

May 15, 2016

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In our opinion: The most recent homeless count surprises and disappoints

Among the key reasons for the increase in homelessness is a substantial increase in housing costs in Utah’s urban areas. There are families seeking shelter services simply because... Read more »

May 15, 2016

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Frank Pignanelli & LaVarr Webb: Bears Ears, Donald Trump and a rocky start

Trump is going to win the Republican nomination fair and square. He got the votes and won the delegates. But, personally, I feel no need to jump on the Trump bandwagon just because he’s the... Read more »

May 15, 2016

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Boyd Matheson: Don't miss the moment trying to capture it

Before we attempt to focus the lens of a camera or phone we should ask ourselves if our focus and attention should be on something more significant. Read more »

May 15, 2016

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Letter: Talk is cheap

In most every key metric, Utah’s economy and quality of life continue to be the envy of the nation. Read more »

May 15, 2016

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Letter: Trump not Republican

I am a Republican. Trump is not, and never has been, a real Republican. Read more »

May 15, 2016

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Letter: Review coal program

Making sure taxpayers are appropriately compensated for these assets is time well spent. Read more »

May 15, 2016

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Letter: Do the work

With millions of lives of mothers and children on the line, it is important to do this work sooner rather than later. Read more »

May 15, 2016

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About Utah: A mayor with a healthy midlife crisis

Through social media, Mayor John Curtis has transformed Provo into a model of online efficiency. Read more »

May 14, 2016

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In our opinion: Utah's Rep. Bishop is in a pivotal position to influence a solution for Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico’s future has long been a puzzle Congress was happy to kick down the road. As a U.S. territory, its hands are tied. Washington must act quickly in order to avoid a deepening crisis... Read more »

May 14, 2016

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John Florez: The U’s silent spring

Has the University of Utah's handling of the Terry Tempest Williams controversy lost it the moral high ground it once held? Read more »

May 14, 2016

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In our opinion: Preparing for SL Airport expansion

In its current form, Salt Lake International is the nation’s 21st-busiest airport, handling nearly double the capacity it was designed for. Read more »

May 13, 2016

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My view: Millennials shouldn't gamble their wealth on their health

Gambling with one's financial health by remaining uninsured is almost always a losing bet. An unexpected, uninsured trip to the hospital can result in financial ruin. Read more »

May 13, 2016

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My view: Immigrants vs. natives: the ultimate competition?

The advantages to allowing immigrants are many, and the problems often associated with them are blown out of proportion. Read more »

May 13, 2016

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Arthur Cyr: Petroleum power is shifting our way

The days when global oil production was symbolized by Arab states are gone, and important contemporary events confirm a new reality. Read more »

May 13, 2016

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Letter: The Second Amendment

We have a right to defend ourselves at any time with convenience, and it is simply natural law for us to have the power to protect ourselves and our families. Read more »

May 13, 2016

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Letter: Look at the debt

Look at the national debt. Read more »

May 13, 2016

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In our opinion: A troubling trend toward liberal illiberalism inclusion by exclusion

Inclusion by exclusion increasingly defines both thought and actions at one of the few places where we expect all viewpoints in our communities to be able to thoughtfully exchange ideas: the public... Read more »

May 12, 2016

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Robert J. Samuelson: The stubborn tax gap

The difference between what Americans pay in taxes and what they actually owed for the years 2008 to 2010 (the IRS's latest data), amounts to a huge annual gap averaging $458 billion per year. Read more »

May 12, 2016

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George F. Will: The misadventures of Fannie and Freddie

The two federally chartered but privately owned GSEs, which guarantee 80 percent of American mortgages, were created because Washington wanted to engineer — what could go wrong? — more... Read more »

May 12, 2016

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Jay Evensen: Americans embrace marijuana blindly

The least we can do is encourage the kinds of rigorous scientific studies to tell us what we are unleashing. Read more »

May 12, 2016

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Dan Liljenquist: The pathway forward for Puerto Rico

I am pleased to see that Congress has refused to bail out Puerto Rico. A bailout is not the answer. Read more »

May 12, 2016

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A. Scott Anderson: Utah's rich history of innovation and entrepreneurship

Thankfully, Utah has a long tradition of innovation and entrepreneurship, and the focus continues. Read more »

May 12, 2016

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My view: Am I the GOP's worst nightmare?

Over 50 years, I have never voted for a Democrat for president, but this year I will not vote Republican, and I will not waste my vote on a wish-upon-a-star write-in. I will vote for Hillary... Read more »

May 12, 2016

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