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In our opinion: Dropouts face high risk of personal, social problems

New U. research finds that failure to graduate is a precursor to larger personal and social problems.

Letter: Superintendent choice

Utah State Board of Education gave Utah educators a slap in the face on Friday when it hired Brad Smith as the new state superintendent. Smith is an attorney without any degree or credentials in the field of public education. He... Read more »

Oct. 19, 2014

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Letter: Misgivings about Ebola

It's encouraging to know that Utah health officials are preparing to deal with Ebola should the disease reach Utah. However, despite the assurances of the president and Dr. Tom Frieden, head of the CDC, the disease has defied... Read more »

Oct. 19, 2014

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Join the discussion: Is a travel ban a good idea to stop the spread of Ebola?

With fears of the Ebola virus spreading beyond just the seven Americans who have been diagnosed with the infectious disease, some are calling for an end to flights from Ebola ravaged countries.... Read more »

Oct. 18, 2014

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In our opinion: Where has the family values agenda gone?

The family is the essential economic engine of the country, and more politicians need to say so. Read more »

Oct. 18, 2014

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John Florez: Let the state school board do its job

The board has appointed a new superintendent who should carry out its intent of bringing clear direction and expectations to public education. Now, the Legislature and governor should assist the... Read more »

Oct. 18, 2014

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Letter: Last unicorn

They don’t make them like they used to. That’s why I’m excited to attend a screening of “The Last Unicorn” this weekend; it’s always been one of my favorite nonsensical films based on a fantasy... Read more »

Oct. 18, 2014

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Letter: KSL firearms ban

I can somewhat understand KSL pulling the firearms listings off KSL classifieds after the shooting occurred in Newtown, Connecticut, December 2012. But I find it very difficult to understand why KSL has not reinstated it since or... Read more »

Oct. 18, 2014

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Letter: Transplant prayer

I enjoyed reading Lee Benson's recent column ("About Utah: A transplant, a prayer and a country song,” Oct. 12). I hadn't ever thought of one person praying for rain for crops while another person prays for good... Read more »

Oct. 18, 2014

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In our opinion: New conservative war on poverty would be a good thing

The chances of a larger solution are only enhanced when all sides of the debate agree on the imperative to move forward for reasons other than building a political base. Read more »

Oct. 17, 2014

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Why I stand with the Houston Five

National Edition

In the bare-knuckled realm of American politics, the mayor and City Council are not really interested in reading a bunch of Christian sermons to find out what they say. They are attempting to stop... Read more »

Oct. 17, 2014

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My view: It’s time for Orem to encourage business growth

And it will be a dreadful mistake if Orem's citizens and leaders don't keep it in mind and let the University Mall's proposed expansion/reinvention slip out of their grasp. Read more »

Oct. 17, 2014

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Greg Bell: Lessons learned from the campaign for same-sex marriage

Fundamental changes in our society and culture, like same-sex marriage, should be left to the political process, unless addressed directly by the Constitution as were civil rights for racial... Read more »

Oct. 17, 2014

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Letter: Protect it or lose it

According to a recent Allstate survey, 90 percent of homeowners are concerned about protecting their homes, but only 10 percent know exactly what they own and how much it’s worth. Read more »

Oct. 17, 2014

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Letter: Containing Ebola

Utilizing these concepts may help contain Ebola. Read more »

Oct. 17, 2014

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Robert J. Samuelson: Stronger economic foundation means avoiding global debt trap

We cannot promote prosperity simply by piling new debts atop the old. We need to build a stronger economic foundation. Read more »

Oct. 16, 2014

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Charles Krauthammer: We need to sacrifice personal liberties in order to prevent Ebola

In the face of a uniquely dangerous threat, we Americans have trouble recalibrating our traditional (and laudable) devotion to individual rights and civil liberties. That is the fundamental reason... Read more »

Oct. 16, 2014

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Michael Gerson: Ebola debate must be an exercise in learning lessons

The knowledge and dedication of American public health officials are unequaled. But the implementation and judgment of public health systems have sometimes been seriously flawed. Read more »

Oct. 16, 2014

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W. Bradford Wilcox: The fortunes of faith and family tend to be linked

National Edition

Given their shared concern with meaning, solidarity and the transmission of culture from one generation to the next, and their social proximity to one another in the private sphere, religion and... Read more »

Oct. 16, 2014

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The world is increasingly worried about religious and ethnic hatred

The world seems to have more than its fair share of threats these days, but not all dangers are regarded equally. Read more »

Oct. 16, 2014

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Mia Love included in a new ad encouraging women to vote Republican

A new advertisement paid for by the Republican National Committee that aims to brand the Republican Party as the best choice for women includes a picture of Utah's 4th Congressional District... Read more »

Oct. 16, 2014

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My view: We need to preserve Utah’s nature

As youth become increasingly more connected with their electronic gadgets, it’s downright important to conserve protected natural areas for future generations. Read more »

Oct. 16, 2014

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In our opinion: New Utah school superintendent could be the reformer the state needs

Utah needs to aim not just for the best public school system in the nation, but to become a world leader in educational practices and outcomes. Read more »

Oct. 16, 2014

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Jay Evensen: Government provides little confidence in Ebola fight

Is it time yet to close the borders? Is it time to ramp up production of drugs that seem to work on the few patients who have tried them? If not, why? Read more »

Oct. 16, 2014

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Dan Liljenquist: Ebola virus has launched humanity into uncharted waters

The Ebola virus has launched humanity into uncharted waters. While plagues have raged throughout history, our modern, interconnected world magnifies the stakes associated with each viral outbreak. Read more »

Oct. 16, 2014

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Caution is the best response to North Korea’s positive gestures

“Small but meaningful step,” is how a senior official described the surprise visit of top North Korean officials on Oct. 4. Hwang Pyong So headed the delegation that crossed the... Read more »

Oct. 16, 2014

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