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My view: Taxpayers should call foul on sports-stadium subsidy handouts

Sports-stadium welfare has a negative effect on the city’s taxpayers, even if they’re employed in other fields.

In our opinion: Utah parties should plan primary debates

Both parties understand that rigorous and unflinching primary debate is a vital part of a healthy political process, yet during each primary season there tends to be a disconcerting absence of it... Read more »

June 20, 2016

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On Second Thought: Hillary Clinton's deleted emails

A lighthearted look at news of the day. Hillary Clinton had a lot of embarrassing things in those emails she deleted from her days as secretary of state. At least, I have that on good authority... Read more »

June 20, 2016

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My view: Protecting and preserving breathable air

Foremost, Breathe Utah is actively interested in protecting and preserving breathable, healthy air. Read more »

June 20, 2016

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In our opinion: Father’s Day honors men who contribute positively to society’s future.

Father's Day is a time to recommit ourselves to promoting positive fatherhood as an answer to many of society’s ills. Read more »

June 19, 2016

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Drew Clark: Net neutrality decision invites Congress to decide internet's future

A panel of appeals court judges agreed with the Obama administration that the FCC could impose net neutrality. Criticism of the decision could prod Congress into speaking more directly about... Read more »

June 19, 2016

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Charles Krauthammer: Trump is running as Trump, what a surprise!

Hillary Clinton is a lousy campaigner but her machine is infinitely larger and more skilled than any of Trump's 16 GOP competitors. More riskily, Trump is now going toe-to-toe with a sitting... Read more »

June 19, 2016

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Michael Gerson: The party of Lincoln, RIP?

Without a passion for universal human dignity and worth — the commitment to a common good in which the powerless are valued — politics is a spoils system for the winners. It degenerates... Read more »

June 19, 2016

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My view: Dads matter – especially as they stay close to their children

My husband's nurturing instincts toward our infant daughter were so different from mine, I admit wondering what he was doing. I wasn't the only one who did not immediately recognize the value in... Read more »

June 19, 2016

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George Will: The price Paul Ryan has paid

Some say of Ryan's behavior that if he could not embrace Trump, he could not continue as speaker. But is Ryan, who was reluctant to become speaker, now more indispensable to the nation's civic... Read more »

June 19, 2016

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Letter: Religious freedom commitment

Utah should not rely on California and New York and other states to reject Trump’s hate message. Read more »

June 19, 2016

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Letter: No contest

In mentioning Mrs. Clinton's "minor missteps," he glosses over the most criminally and ethically corrupt person ever to run for president. Read more »

June 19, 2016

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Frank Pignanelli & LaVarr Webb: Updating an old column to preserve print journalism

It’s time to update an old column in an effort to preserve print journalism, the First Amendment, the American Way, Utah’s oldest newspaper, lining for birdcages (with our photo as... Read more »

June 18, 2016

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John Florez: More money for education?

While money is important, the reality is public education’s governance structure has no accountability and no vision, and it's one in which no one is in charge, neither the governor, state... Read more »

June 18, 2016

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In our opinion: Benefits of net neutrality decision hinge partly on issue of 'natural monopolies'

The D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals' decision on net neutrality is not likely to be the end of the story. Strong differences on how the internet should be regulated still remain unresolved and... Read more »

June 18, 2016

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Letter: Climate change communication

What is clear is that climate change will put more pressure on communities where coal has been the heart of the economy. We have to fight climate change, but we can’t leave these communities behind either. Read more »

June 18, 2016

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Letter: Make America safer

What my conscience cannot allow is the slaughter of any people. Read more »

June 18, 2016

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Robyn Bagley: Let me introduce myself

As voters learn who I am and what I stand for, my hope is they will have confidence that I have what it takes to bring much more to the office of lieutenant governor here in our great state of Utah. Read more »

June 17, 2016

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Spencer Cox: Gov. Herbert is experienced public servant Utahns want

Over the past two years I have seen Gov. Gary Herbert deal with challenge after challenge. He has spent his entire life building people, building businesses and building up the state of Utah. I... Read more »

June 17, 2016

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In our opinion: A growing challenge in education: recruiting and retaining teachers

When it comes to future teacher employment, the writing is on the blackboard. Without an emphasis on policies that will attract and retain an adequate number of teachers, the system cannot move... Read more »

June 17, 2016

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My view: We don't need BRT (Bus Rapid Transit)

The projected ridership for BRT (Bus Rapid Transit) is 12,900 per day. This number is over five times the current ridership on Route 830. This projection seems highly unlikely. Read more »

June 17, 2016

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My view: Each of us should make time to mourn and weep and grieve with the nation

A senseless act of terror has brought us to a crossroads of a vital dialogue on who we are and what we will become as Americans and as a nation. There will be a day to debate our differences and... Read more »

June 17, 2016

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My view: How to attract and keep the best teachers

If we really want to attract competent people to be long-term teachers, we will develop a system in which their knowledge and creativity can blossom and grow. People will line up to become teachers... Read more »

June 17, 2016

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Letter: Light your candle

Be a voice and teacher of peace, understanding, acceptance and compassion. Read more »

June 17, 2016

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Letter: I appreciate Herbert

Let's support Gov. Herbert and show him we appreciate what he has done for Utah. Read more »

June 17, 2016

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Jay Evensen: Why states should resist assisted suicide

If we step away from an ethic that holds life sacred and prohibits humans from ending it, we begin the dangerous task of assigning values to different manifestations of life. Quality, not sanctity,... Read more »

June 16, 2016

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In our opinion: Giving a facelift to a neighborhood park is a small gesture, but one that can leave a large footprint.

People fleeing from terror and extremism can contribute to a sense of community and well-being. Especially if they are integrated into the larger community and exposed to the mores and values that... Read more »

June 16, 2016

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Robert J. Samuelson: The specter hanging over Clinton — a recession

With a fearful specter of a recession, what's a Clinton adviser to do? Well, maybe take the offense and blame all the uncertainty caused by Trump for companies' reluctance to hire and invest. Read more »

June 16, 2016

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My view: Q-and-A about snakes for summer

The good news is that most of Utah's 31 snake species are completely harmless. Only rattlesnakes are potentially dangerous to humans, and the Great Basin rattlesnake is the only venomous snake... Read more »

June 16, 2016

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Greg Bell: Are we watching the death of the Republican Party?

With uncompromising ideologues hobbling the party’s attempt to enlarge the tent both nationally and in Utah, we can only watch with sadness and regret as the Grand Old Party stumbles, aged... Read more »

June 16, 2016

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Misty K. Snow: Utah is ready and in desperate need of a senator like me

We cannot wait for others to give us equality. We have to claim equality for ourselves. I have the courage and fortitude to fight for economic prosperity and full equality under the law, and I will... Read more »

June 16, 2016

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Jonathan Swinton: Washington needs a marriage counselor, and that’s what I am

We now live in a political world where respect, compromise, cooperation and civility are not only hard to come by, but are seen as weakness, selling out, or failure to stand one’s ground.... Read more »

June 16, 2016

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Dan Liljenquist: The burdens of a free society

It is both natural and proper for a society — still in shock over what happened and mourning for those lost — to re-evaluate, remediate and reorient, with the hope that future tragedies... Read more »

June 16, 2016

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My view: Taxing carried interest a bad idea for Utah's Silicon Slopes

The sad irony about this call for fairness is how failed government policy itself has perpetuated unfairness. Read more »

June 16, 2016

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Letter: Congress and clean energy

Temperatures in Utah have risen to almost twice that of the global average, a longer-term trend that is not encouraging. Read more »

June 16, 2016

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Letter: Trump better than Hillary

As much as Donald Trump tends to offend people, I feel it would be very unwise and destructive to our country to put Hillary in the White House. Read more »

June 16, 2016

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Letter: Don't demonize Trump

Like it or not I think we as Republicans have a duty to rally around and support our nominee and to let some things settle down. Read more »

June 16, 2016

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Jay Evensen: In Orlando, as in Salt Lake, answers are elusive

We may never understand how some humans can be so inhumane. That doesn’t make Orlando, Salt Lake City or any of the other mass-murder sites any less horrifying. Read more »

June 15, 2016

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In our opinion: The controversy over film editing

Hollywood is often characterized as only being interested in making money. Right now, Hollywood is losing money. Studio shareholders ought to be asking why these companies do not license edited... Read more »

June 15, 2016

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My view: Ethical compensation: Executive salaries and minimum wage

Our best hope for a culture in which fair compensation is the norm is most likely to occur when we as individuals and organizations stop arguing about pay and start focusing on value. Read more »

June 15, 2016

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My view: SB54 makes politicians think they don't need rural Utah

Thanks to Senate Bill 54 (the Count My Vote pathway onto primary ballots) we will see fewer and fewer elected officials and candidates for office in our small towns. Read more »

June 15, 2016

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My view: Debt side story: Corruption and a big labor agenda define Obama's response to Puerto Rican debt crisis

The not-so Rich Port has accumulated debt of $73 billion — a crushing 70 percent of its annual GDP — much of it owed to bondholders who, curiously, want their money back. Read more »

June 15, 2016

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Richard Davis: It’s about time for a woman to be a major party presidential nominee

Hillary Clinton’s victory reflects on how far we have come as a nation. It is a time to be grateful that women are beginning to receive the “voice and representation” they have... Read more »

June 15, 2016

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Letter: Utah's political situation

The editorials keep telling us to vote, when people know full well the Utah State Legislature has manipulated the voting boundaries so that the Republicans will never lose. Read more »

June 15, 2016

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Letter: Don't settle with this election

No matter who wins or loses, a strong showing by an independent or third party candidate will send a strong message that not only are we frustrated with the current state of government, but that we are not willing to sell our basic... Read more »

June 15, 2016

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Letter: Know the candidates

I can in the sports page find out how many points, minutes, rebounds, home runs, hits etc. that certain player has done. I cannot find who in the government voted for the the bills that the house and senate has voted on. Read more »

June 15, 2016

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Patricia Jones: A nursery song as a metaphor of life

A familiar nursery song provides a powerful metaphor of life for new graduates. As one prepares to row, gently downstream, do it merrily and with a forward vision. Read more »

June 14, 2016

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Lois M. Collins: Lessons from a good dad: The subject he taught was 'heart'

My dad knew all about STEM subjects, but the lessons he taught were the "heart" subjects: responsibility, caring, hard work, kindness and fun. Read more »

June 14, 2016

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In our opinion: A salute to the flag of the United States of America

Flags have been used as symbols for thousands of years. The flag of the United States of America remains today one of the most universally recognized symbols of an imperfect nation striving for a... Read more »

June 14, 2016

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My view: May it forever wave, I'm your American flag

I’ve been to the moon. I’ve been burned. But more often I’m honored. I’m your American flag. Read more »

June 14, 2016

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John Hoffmire: Human trafficking: The economics and the disgust

Human trafficking happens when a person is coerced to move from one place to another in order to work for nothing (or close to it). The conditions are often dangerous and exploitive and many... Read more »

June 14, 2016

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