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In our opinion: Optimism in politics for solutions would be a welcome change

The best way forward is for both parties to fight optimistically for long-term solutions.

Letter: More Lehi gridlock?

Lehi’s congested traffic concerns surrounding SR92 are well-founded. The crisscross, head-on traffic sticks like a fish bone in the city’s throat, and Lehi may not be able to lure more high-tech firms because of it. Read more »

July 29, 2015

8 comments

Letter: Draper real estate

Leaving the prison where it is now and making improvements as needed will best serve the interests of the state. Read more »

July 29, 2015

18 comments

Derek B. Miller: The personal side of business — for better and not just for worse

"Business" is made up of people — for better or for worse. While there are enough examples showing the "worse" side of business, I recently observed one of the "better" interactions — a... Read more »

July 28, 2015

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Letter: Constitutionally elected

It would have been nice if our state Legislature had figured out a way to select the state school board constitutionally during the last legislative session, but they didn’t. And what is kind of interesting is that our current... Read more »

July 28, 2015

14 comments

Letter: More than fluff

Last week I was visited by one of the four candidates campaigning for the city council of my city. He had plenty of opinions but nothing to offer but general statements that have little meaning in helping me decide who would best... Read more »

July 28, 2015

7 comments

Letter: Federal help

Ellen Creager of the Detroit Free Press was recently quoted in the Deseret News saying, “When America’s naturalists and lawmakers began designating national parks, the idea was to preserve beautiful places for future... Read more »

July 28, 2015

16 comments

In our opinion: Trump's statements on Mexican immigrants are incendiary, incorrect

What presidential candidate Donald Trump said about Mexico "sending people that have lots of problems" — including rapists, criminals and drug traffickers — is not only unnecessarily... Read more »

July 28, 2015

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My view: Differences should not foster intolerance

Ideally, laws should respect all people, all races and all walks of life to the fullest extent possible. Sometimes it seems as if the message we send is “I have absolutely no tolerance for... Read more »

July 28, 2015

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John Hoffmire: Transforming noble ideas into novel solutions

The beacon of development often conjures up images of radical innovations, disruptive models and leapfrog technologies. Read more »

July 27, 2015

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In our opinion: School libraries need funding, innovation to help turn recent trends

The funding for school libraries has diminished over the years, as has the number of schools overall. Funding, donations and innovations are critical to help school reverse the trend of limited... Read more »

July 27, 2015

19 comments

Letter: Human body

I believe in the power of choice; everyone has their own opinions and should be allowed to share them. But when it comes to a human life, how is there even more than one option? Read more »

July 27, 2015

41 comments

My view: Obama has you cornered with K-12 test data

The Race to the Top Initiative created an opportunity for President Barack Obama’s administration to wrest control over K-12 testing — from the international level to the classroom... Read more »

July 27, 2015

13 comments

Letter: Stuttering role model

Derwin Grey should be commended for choosing an after-football career that involves helping people. He is an example to people who stutter that stuttering should not hinder their pursuit of career goals. Read more »

July 26, 2015

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Letter: One-size-fits-all model

Publishers are astute at hedging their bets. They see the Common Core crew’s dream of fully aligned tests rapidly vanishing. Read more »

July 26, 2015

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My view: Use of force debate should recognize trauma officers face daily

The national debate on officer-involved shootings lingers in the air like smoke at a crime scene. It is a subject that has been on my mind for more than two decades. Read more »

July 26, 2015

9 comments

In our opinion: An effort of 'Gentlemen' — helping parents talk with children and aiding character development

The nonprofit Gentlemen Project is an initiative to help parents breach taboo talking points with their children. Developing true habits of character in children makes it easier for them to address... Read more »

July 26, 2015

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Frank Pignanelli & LaVarr Webb: A more political version of a Pioneer Day parade

The Days of ’47 Parade Committee likes to keep the parade as nonpolitical as possible. We understand the need for decorum at this important historic event. But if we were in charge,... Read more »

July 26, 2015

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Drew Clark: We need to consider inmates' needs in prison relocation discussion

Much of the recent discussion about prison relocation has been driven by critics who live near the potential new sites. But from the perspective of prisoners, former prisoners and their advocates,... Read more »

July 26, 2015

15 comments

Five principles to help guide public dialogue over what marriage means

Unless overruled, divisive decisions like Obergefell v. Hodges should be followed out of respect for rule of law. But as a matter of moral opinion, it is just that, opinion. Read more »

July 26, 2015

111 comments

Steve Eaton: Sundance the Talking Dog is gone

We lived with a talking dog for three years. He's gone silent now, even though we keep listening to hear him speak. Read more »

July 25, 2015

5 comments

In our opinion: Sen. Mike Lee's proposed First Amendment Defense Act merits a fair hearing

Sen. Mike Lee's proposed First Amendment Defense Act would prevent the government from stripping religious organizations of their tax-exempt status if they refuse to support same-sex marriage on... Read more »

July 25, 2015

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John Florez: Prison move calls for humility — and revisiting what the prison system should be now and in the future

It is now in the taxpayers’ interest to take a second look at what Utah’s prison system should be, given the new information and social change. It would be prudent — and it would... Read more »

July 25, 2015

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Robert J. Samuelson: The trouble with Hillary Clinton's profit-sharing

Profit-sharing is not a bad idea. For starters, it emphasizes the mutual interest of workers, managers and investors in a firm's welfare. Profit-sharing makes companies more flexible. Read more »

July 24, 2015

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Letter: Transportation component

In the Prison Relocation Commission meeting held July 16, 2015, at the state Capitol, there was a document provided by the legislative fiscal analyst titled “Prison Relocation-Transportation Component.” The information in... Read more »

July 24, 2015

12 comments

A. Scott Anderson: A tribute to Roy Simmons, a Utah business pioneer

Real pioneers share five key attributes: hard work, innovation/creativity, integrity, vision and service. A Utah business pioneer who I believe epitomized those pioneering traits is Roy Simmons, my... Read more »

July 24, 2015

2 comments

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