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In our opinion: Parents reading to kids leads to literacy, bonding benefits

Parents reading to their young children at home can help prepare the children for school and more

In our opinion: Obama's State of the Union address was 'missed opportunity'

If the State of the Union address and reception of the president by Congress is any indication of what’s to come — stare downs and standoffs, politicking and posturing — then... Read more »

Jan. 22, 2015

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Dan Liljenquist: Gratitude for Lockhart's well-lived life and service

Those of us who knew former Speaker of the House Becky Lockhart appreciated her quick wit, enjoyed her ready laugh and witnessed firsthand her abundant kinetic energy. She was a skilled politician... Read more »

Jan. 21, 2015

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Jay Evensen: Leave free tuition programs to the states

As usual, states are ahead of Washington on this one. Obama’s inspiration for the community college plan came from Tennessee, with some important differences. Read more »

Jan. 21, 2015

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6 important takeaways for families in last night's State of the Union Address

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Middle-class families were front-and-center during last night's State of the Union Address. Read more »

Jan. 21, 2015

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Kathleen Parker: When the pope talks, people listen

Forget E.F. Hutton. It's P.F. (Pope Francis) these days who, when he talks, people listen. ... Each time Francis speaks, his words are as shiny objects on a desert floor. We scramble to examine... Read more »

Jan. 21, 2015

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Utah’s fiscal condition improves despite hidden retirement debt

Utah’s financial condition has improved drastically since 2013, but Truth in Accounting (TIA) has discovered the state’s financial condition is not as positive as it may seem. Read more »

Jan. 21, 2015

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Doug Robinson: NFL overtime rules need to go

The NFL continues to ignore what everyone already knows: Too much depends on the blind luck of a coin toss in games that are decided in overtime (as we saw again in the Packers-Seahawks... Read more »

Jan. 21, 2015

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Richard Davis: Will 2015 Legislature listen to the voters for a change?

The Utah State Legislature convenes next Monday. Will the legislators sworn in that day be as responsive to the voters’ wishes as their predecessors were? If they are, this is what they... Read more »

Jan. 21, 2015

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Letter: Trying to make time

For the past decade I have slept almost upright in a recliner, unable to lie down. Does "trying to make time" justify lifelong consequences? Read more »

Jan. 21, 2015

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Letter: Fine arts flower

Academics and arts are not natural enemies but allies. As a music scholar, I can confirm that without a knowledge of math writing, music would be much more difficult. Read more »

Jan. 21, 2015

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In our opinion: How immigration reform ought to be realized in Washington

For too long, politics and egos have stood in the way of immigration reform. It’s time to stop using it as an excuse for not finding solutions. Read more »

Jan. 21, 2015

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Susan Roylance: NGOs call for sexual rights in UN post-2015 agenda

U.K. Ambassador Peter Wilson spoke out in favor of "sexual and reproductive health and rights" at the Stakeholder Forum on the U.N. post-2015 development agenda. Read more »

Jan. 20, 2015

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Henri Sisneros: Help RISE project shows true compassion from Utah lawyers

Utah should be proud of the Help RISE project that helped drug addicts and former criminals who had no way of paying for legal representation. Read more »

Jan. 20, 2015

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Lois M. Collins: Teaching kids skills by giving them some freedom

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A couple in Maryland allowed their son, 10, and daughter, 6, to walk home from a playground a mile away without adult supervision — after a series of practice runs. Now the state is... Read more »

Jan. 20, 2015

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Letter: Rebuild, then demolish

The prison should be rebuilt on the same property, then the old buildings can be demolished when the new ones are finished. Read more »

Jan. 20, 2015

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Letter: Choice or regulation?

The first thought all too often is to make new regulations without asking if steps have been taken to improve things before forcing others into a choice. Freedom of choice is a greater force multiplier than any regulation. Read more »

Jan. 20, 2015

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In our opinion: Obama's broadband venture is not as simple as it sounds

President Obama believes allowing public broadband ventures would be good for business and help the nation compete globally. But Utah is struggling with millions of dollars of public debt caused by... Read more »

Jan. 20, 2015

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Robert J. Samuelson: Natural rate of unemployment has dropped, but for how long?

The unemployment rate has dropped from a peak of 10 percent in October 2009 to 5.6 percent at the end of 2014. But hourly wage gains haven't accelerated. Economists are baffled. Read more »

Jan. 20, 2015

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Michael Gerson: America and its allies need Obama to display leadership against terrorism

President Obama needs to display his own core of leadership — if only to justify his stated strategy of regime elimination. His stance against terrorism has never been more needed. Read more »

Jan. 20, 2015

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Robert Bennett: Obama's Paris snub jilted a key ally

European suspicions are not true following the president's recent failings in France. The marriage of common interests and values between America and Europe is not going to break up over this. Read more »

Jan. 19, 2015

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On Second Thought

A lighthearted look at news of the day. Read more »

Jan. 19, 2015

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In our opinion: Racial equality improving, but we're still working toward Martin Luther King Jr.'s 'final word'

After 50 years into a movement against discrimination based on race, we have learned some things. We may be no closer to Martin Luther King Jr.'s “final word,” but there has been progress. Read more »

Jan. 19, 2015

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Letter: Students need family help

Family life, not the teachers in school, has the most to do with a child preparing for life. Read more »

Jan. 19, 2015

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Letter: Predictions and realities

Now that President Obama has served for six years, I think it would be a good time to compare conservative predictions about the effects of his policies on the economy versus what has actually happened. Read more »

Jan. 19, 2015

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John Hoffmire: Understanding the different types of entrepreneurs

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How can the U.S. help the billions of micro-business men and women in the world find real prosperity? Read more »

Jan. 19, 2015

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