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In our opinion: Ivory Coast needs to look to education to curb child crime

A strong educational system is not a cure-all for child gangs and being preyed on by adults but it's a start.

In our opinion: Security with Clinton's email server is more than merely a political matter

Hillary Clinton dismisses allegations about her use of a private email server as politically motivated. Government servers have safeguards in place that far exceed private industry standards, yet... Read more »

Aug. 26, 2015

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Richard Davis: What can Republicans do with Donald Trump?

Donald Trump is tapping a deep-seated voter frustration that Republicans need to channel in order to win back the White House. Nevertheless, Republicans will have to decide whether Trump is really... Read more »

Aug. 26, 2015

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Letter: Clean legacy

I implore Gov. Herbert to implement the Clean Power Plan initiative — it will be a wonderful legacy for him to leave for the next generation of Utah families. Read more »

Aug. 26, 2015

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Letter: Shiny new prison

How nice. Soon, the first thing visitors flying into or departing from the Salt Lake International Airport will see will be our shiny new prison. Read more »

Aug. 26, 2015

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In our opinion: Effort at Utah high schools making strides in helping curb sex trafficking

While law enforcement agencies have become increasingly focused on sex trafficking, an organization operating on Utah high school campuses is making strides in raising awareness among those most... Read more »

Aug. 25, 2015

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Derek B. Miller: Utah Global Forum to provide opportunity to learn from Sen. Jeff Flake

Later this week, Gov. Herbert will host the Utah Global Forum, wherein business leaders will learn about Utah's place in the global marketplace. It will also provide an opportunity to hear from... Read more »

Aug. 25, 2015

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My view: No matter who pays the bill, Medicaid expansion doesn’t add up

The simple reality is that Utah can’t afford to expand Medicaid. No matter how you look at it, there’s no magic formula for making this troubled federal program balance financially,... Read more »

Aug. 25, 2015

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Letter: Earning his votes

Trump is a catalyst and, as Laura Ingraham says, a symptom. If he somehow gets the nomination, it's because he earned it and he'll have my vote. Read more »

Aug. 25, 2015

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Letter: What does Bibi want?

It is easy to vote no on the Iran deal. It is quite a different matter to vote yes on a war with Iran, particularly at the beginning of an election cycle. When push comes to shove, how deep is the Republican affection for Benjamin... Read more »

Aug. 25, 2015

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About Utah: 'Splash of Kindness': John Starley Allen has been sending out ripples all his life

Wordsmith John Starley Allen's new book, "A Splash of Kindness," explores the power of the ripple effect. Read more »

Aug. 24, 2015

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In our opinion: With fatality rates on the rise, distracted driving needs to be greater concern

Distracted driving won’t go away until it becomes culturally unacceptable to drive and operate a cellphone simultaneously. Strong laws and public service announcements can be a part of... Read more »

Aug. 24, 2015

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Jay Evensen: On Second Thought: North Korea sets clocks back

A lighthearted look at news of the day. North Korea recently decided to set its clocks back a half-hour. Well, technically Kim Jong Un has set them back seven centuries and a half hour. Read more »

Aug. 24, 2015

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John Hoffmire: Moral deficits in donations: a case for anonymous giving

People often want to be noticed when they give. For this reason, many organizations encourage the type of giving that leads to noticeable donations. But shouldn’t most giving be anonymous? Read more »

Aug. 24, 2015

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Letter: Big money in politics

We need to get big money — bribery — out of politics. We as American citizens need to demand a constitutional amendment declaring that money is not a form of “speech.” Read more »

Aug. 24, 2015

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Letter: Appalling attitude

Trafficking in fetal tissue is a practice that needs to end. In good conscience we cannot look the other way on these issues. Read more »

Aug. 24, 2015

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Letter: Forthright position

It is refreshing to read someone of stature and knowledge coming forward with factual information, together with common sense to refute the flood of misleading so-called “data” on climate change. Read more »

Aug. 24, 2015

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George F. Will: Immigration-related rhetoric leads to death of Republican presidential hopes

Most of Donald Trump's normally loquacious rivals are swaggeringly eager to confront Vladimir Putin, but are too invertebrate — Lindsey Graham is an honorable exception — to voice... Read more »

Aug. 23, 2015

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Editorial: 'The 33' entombed in a collapsed Chilean mine survived on limited rations, hope and faith

Five years ago, 33 men trapped in a Chilean gold and copper mine survived on limited rations and a collective faith that saw them through the 69-day ordeal. Read more »

Aug. 23, 2015

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Erickson: Mothers’ time invested in relationships with children does matter — a lot

The time mothers invest in building strong relationships with their children does matter — a lot. And that is why every mother’s natural yearnings to be there, to nurture, to protect... Read more »

Aug. 23, 2015

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Drew Clark: Feeling the refreshing breeze of Washington politics in Aspen

Striking down bad claims is good. And when that kind of balance is actively advocated by the chief of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, it’s a positive sign for the future of innovation. Read more »

Aug. 23, 2015

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Frank Pignanelli & LaVarr Webb: Political persuasion depends on the fundamental message

Thanks to technology, demographics and underlying anger toward politicians and government, political dynamics are more unpredictable than ever before. It proves that one fundamental element is... Read more »

Aug. 23, 2015

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My view: Bernie Sanders draws crowds, support on platform to improve quality of life

I find it funny how the press keeps calling Bernie Sanders “radical” because he challenges business as usual in Washington, D.C. He offers common-sense solutions to the really big... Read more »

Aug. 23, 2015

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My view: School bully problem stems from society’s adult bully problem

Just because you believe differently, or feel that you have been treated unfairly, doesn’t make it OK to be scornful, sarcastic or belittling. Read more »

Aug. 23, 2015

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Letter: Creating Pottersvilles

People and the government have created their own Pottersvilles because of their outrageous borrowing and spending habits. They are using the European countries as their model, yet the European countries are going bankrupt. Read more »

Aug. 23, 2015

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Letter: UTA schedules

The other day I was at the Main Library and less than one-third of the bus schedule slots had schedules in them! What’s the deal UTA? It’s your job to keep those slots full. Read more »

Aug. 23, 2015

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