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In our opinion: 3 actions to enhance Utah's prescription drug problem

Itís estimated that 90,000 Utahns are in need of clinical treatment for opioid addiction.

Richard Davis: Lessons of Pioneer Day are highly relevant today

Remembering the genesis of Pioneer Day — and drawing lessons from this celebration — may provide some perspective on current events. Read more »

July 20, 2016

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Natalie Gochnour: The convention speech Mr. Trump should give

This is the speech (or one like it) that Donald Trump should give at the convention. Read more »

July 20, 2016

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Letter: Prison move

Utahns are just getting a glimpse of the difficulties and expense involved in the prison move. Read more »

July 20, 2016

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John Hoffmire: Honoring the dignity of employees includes having them own more of the companies where they work

Maybe those of us who own big companies need to acknowledge that any big success we may have had in business has come largely as a result of our employees. If this is true, we may need to reward... Read more »

July 19, 2016

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Jay Evensen: Just be glad the convention isn't in Salt Lake

Some people were pushing hard to get the GOP convention here in 2016. Even the Democrats asked Salt Lake to submit a bid. You may now breathe a sigh of relief. Read more »

July 19, 2016

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Hal Boyd: Why Mormons and evangelicals may diverge on Trump and what that means

What can account for the difference between Latter-day Saints and evangelicals in their support for Trump? The answer, it turns out, may have more to do with behavioral economics than policy... Read more »

July 19, 2016

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My View: The future of American conservatism

The time is ripe for conservatives to articulate what we are for and tailor a message that will resonate today. Read more »

July 19, 2016

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My view: Bears Ears: False choice vs. real solution

Characterizing a monument designation under the Antiquities Act as the savior of the archaeological and sacred sites of southeastern Utah is wrong. Read more »

July 19, 2016

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NYT Opinion: What to expect at the Republican National Convention

The Republican National Convention convenes in Cleveland this week. The outcome is not really in doubt, but the lead-up to the convention has been anything but conventional. Read more »

July 19, 2016

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In our opinion: Building unity is a painstaking but worthwhile process

There will only be resolution to the friction associated with law enforcement when people agree to collaborate in a consistent and conscientious effort to understand the attitudes that influence... Read more »

July 19, 2016

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Lois M. Collins: Let's call bad acts what they are when it comes to black and blue

Montrell Jackson was bruised and made heart-sore by the volatility of the discussion of police vs. blacks. He was both black and blue, a 32-year-old black man who had chosen to be a police officer... Read more »

July 19, 2016

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Jay's Jokes: Clinton's endorsement — from Trump

A lighthearted look at news of the day Read more »

July 19, 2016

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Letter: Oppose wanton deer killing

The number of deer passing through our acre lot seems to have remained constant since 1992, when we purchased our home. Read more »

July 19, 2016

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Letter: Iran nuclear deal

It's been a year since the U.S., Iran and international negotiators reached a historic deal on Iran's nuclear program. Read more »

July 19, 2016

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Jay's Jokes: The Republican convention and Nintendo

A lighthearted look at news of the day. This is the week of the Republican National Convention, when delegates are expected to meet, adopt a platform, then tear it up and nominate Donald Trump anyway. Read more »

July 18, 2016

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In our opinion: PLI revisions are welcome but time is running out

Interior Secretary Sally Jewell visited Utah this week, listening to the emotion-charged concerns of many stakeholders and gaining a greater appreciation for the complexities involved. She made it... Read more »

July 18, 2016

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My view: Tuberculosis still a threat today

Since 2004, countries that receive investments from the Global Fund to Fight HIV, TB and Malaria have seen a 29 percent decrease in the death rate from TB, proving that TB can be managed and in... Read more »

July 18, 2016

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Letter: Medicaid in Utah

There are an estimated 58,000 Utahns who would be cover by Medicaid expansion. Read more »

July 18, 2016

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Letters: Brexit means Brexit

Just in case the Brexit situation wasn't uncertain enough, British leaders have been dragging their heels on triggering Article 50, a step that is required for the nation to leave the European Union. Read more »

July 18, 2016

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About Utah: Company founder has come a long way from living in a snow cave

KÜhl outdoor clothing is a Utah original that hasn't forgotten its roots. Read more »

July 17, 2016

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Charles Krauthammer: Resisting the revisionists — Finally, a first step

"The most significant reinforcement of our collective defense any time since the Cold War," President Obama called it. A bit of an exaggeration, perhaps, but it was still an achievement. Read more »

July 17, 2016

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Frank Pignanelli & LaVarr Webb: GOP Convention, Chaffetz's future and the PLI

Trump is Trump. He cannot help himself. He will say or do something to erase any gains from the convention. So Utahns will remain suspicious of Trump into the fall. Read more »

July 17, 2016

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In our opinion: Bold policy step for GOP rules committee — pornography is a public health crisis

Without minimizing the other troubles facing the nation, the mainstreaming of pornography and its tightening grip on the nation’s youths deserves a prominent place on the list of national... Read more »

July 17, 2016

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My View: Dear Grand Old Party — Give us a real movement to get behind

Don’t expect my support if you’re going to keep doing the same things in the same way you’ve always done them. I’m through with that. Read more »

July 17, 2016

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George F. Will: The travesty of teacher tenure

The mills of justice grind slowly, but life plunges on, leaving lives blighted when justice, by being delayed, is irremediably denied. Fortunately, California's Supreme Court might soon decide to... Read more »

July 17, 2016

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Letter: Clinton exonerated

After numerous congressional committees have fully exonerated her of the terrible accusations against her relative to Bengazi, many still insist she is still a wicked and deceptive person. Read more »

July 17, 2016

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Letter: Drones and wildfires

With the firefighters having so much trouble with drones stopping the firefighting airplanes, I have an easy solution. Read more »

July 17, 2016

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Letter: BLM hypocrisy

Every year, hundreds of black men, women and children are killed in cities like Chicago, New York and Baltimore, by other blacks, and not a sound is raised by the Black Lives Matter movement. Read more »

July 17, 2016

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Letter: Liberty and justice

People should live together as children of God. Read more »

July 17, 2016

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Drew Clark: The conservative case for Gary Johnson and Bill Weld, not Donald Trump and Mike Pence

In 2016, our nation’s freedom and social cohesion would be better served if Utahns were to elect Gary Johnson and Bill Weld, not the presumptive nominees of either the Republican or... Read more »

July 17, 2016

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In our opinion: We are at war with the Islamic State and terror

President Obama’s current strategy against IS is showing signs of progress. Terrorists' malicious attacks abroad seem to belie evidence that the Islamic State is losing ground. Read more »

July 16, 2016

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John Florez: Mayors must oversee police

The nature of crime has changed. Today, it is more violent and unpredictable, making it more dangerous for police than in the past. Read more »

July 16, 2016

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Our Views: Mormon and Utah perspectives resonate with GOP pornography platform

The Republican Party is poised to adopt a platform that, among other things, declares pornography a “public health crisis.” We have solicited three informed perspectives on the issue. Read more »

July 15, 2016

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NYT Opinion: Trump selects Pence, Indiana governor, as running mate

Gov. Mike Pence, a former congressman and radio host, should help Donald Trump shore up his support with socially conservative voters and provide him with experience in how Washington operates. Read more »

July 15, 2016

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Rodney K. Smith: Why Mitt Romney lost in 2012, and another tall tweet from Trump

Sadly, in the 2016 presidential election, we have two candidates who are not known for their honesty, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. Read more »

July 15, 2016

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My view: Coal not going away anytime soon

The reality is coal is not going away anytime soon. On the contrary, coal will continue to be part of the backbone of our energy infrastructure for a long time. Read more »

July 15, 2016

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In our opinion: Bridging the gap between foster care and family preservation

In an age of partisanship, it may come as a surprise to many that this measure has both bipartisan and bicameral support. This legislation is intended to protect vulnerable youths as well as foster... Read more »

July 15, 2016

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Kathleen Parker: Eye of the beholder

By now most Americans know the name of Dallas Police Chief David Brown — and quite a few wouldn't mind seeing him play a larger national role. Read more »

July 15, 2016

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Letter: Racial tensions

While some would have us believe this is due to the effects of segregation, the truth of the matter has more to do with the moral degeneration of our society as a whole. Read more »

July 15, 2016

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Letter: Expand Medicaid

Expanding Medicaid is the right choice for Utah for both economic and moral reasons. Read more »

July 15, 2016

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In our opinion: Conflict between perception of Trump and actual votes cast

The perception of Donald Trump as a fatally flawed candidate is in conflict with the reality that he earned record-breaking support in the primaries — even with a deeply fragmented Republican... Read more »

July 14, 2016

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Jay Evensen: Pokemon Go and a nation of 'Harveys'

For the moment, we are a nation of Elwood Dowds chasing phantom creatures across fields, through churches and even into museums. This may be a harbinger of a troubling and long-lasting trend as... Read more »

July 14, 2016

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Dan Liljenquist: Engaging in our communities

The heartfelt pleas of Diamond Reynolds and David Brown have inspired me. They give me hope that out of such tragedies we might chart a new course forward. Read more »

July 14, 2016

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A. Scott Anderson: Six years of experience should guide regulatory reform

In the six years since Dodd-Frank was passed, banks and regulators have implemented the rules and learned how to comply with them. Banks of all sizes have made significant changes to strengthen the... Read more »

July 14, 2016

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Greg Bell: 'America the Beautiful' and its words to live by

Amidst the poetic conception of our great nation, we confess we have failed to “crown our good with brotherhood." An honest appraisal of prevailing conditions among most of our... Read more »

July 14, 2016

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Letter: Taxed into poverty

Currently, single people are the only demographic being taxed into poverty! A woman earning wages at the federal poverty line of $12,494 will pay $1,170 in payroll and income tax — being taxed much deeper into poverty! Read more »

July 14, 2016

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Letter: Romney and Trump

Our country needs Gov. Romney as well as the entire Republican leadership to support the GOP nominee. Read more »

July 14, 2016

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My view: Governors make the tough decisions

As governors, many of us are making the tough decisions that taxpayers, businesses and families expect us to make. We are balancing state budgets, reducing taxes and easing regulatory burdens. Read more »

July 13, 2016

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Hal Boyd: College honor codes, BYU the next culture war?

Many conservative Christian campuses can do better at helping all community members feel safe and comfortable in the environments in which they choose to study. But protesters should be cautious... Read more »

July 13, 2016

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Jay Evensen: Do police body cams help or hinder justice?

Like it or not, we live in a time when virtually any incident can be recorded and widely disseminated. The result is a greater level of accountability, but it also seems to be less patience for the... Read more »

July 13, 2016

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