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Obama's free tuition plan has leaders mindful of students' financial burdens

Obama's call for free community college tuition has resulted in affordable higher education being a popular topic.

Henri Sisneros: Discussions of insanity defense play an important role in justice system

Humans’ innate sense of right and wrong is so acute it can survive severe mental illness. Sometimes a subject will hide what’s been done, evade detection or lie to protect himself; this... Read more »

Feb. 26, 2015

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Letter: Parade prep

Some businesses just want the attention of being in a parade but have clearly forgotten that a parade is for the spectator and not the participant. Read more »

Feb. 26, 2015

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Robert J. Samuelson: Making the workplace more family friendly will be major 2016 campaign issue

If you're wondering what the 2016 presidential election will be about, here's one dark-horse possibility: the family friendly workplace. Read more »

Feb. 25, 2015

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George F. Will: Republican governor hopes to reverse course in Illinois

An Illinois governor (Adlai Stevenson) once said, "Cleanliness is next to godliness, except in the Illinois Legislature, where it is next to impossible." Read more »

Feb. 25, 2015

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Mark Reynolds: Pipeline alternatives exist to creating jobs

The Keystone XL would reportedly create roughly 42,000 jobs, most of them construction jobs lasting about 19 weeks. This sounds like a lot of jobs, but 257,000 were added in January alone. Read more »

Feb. 25, 2015

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In our opinion: Legislature should give SAGE some time rather than look to another educational quick-fix

Some Utah lawmakers are considering whether to abandon the SAGE (Student Assessment of Growth and Excellence) tests after only one year. That would render the multimillion-dollar cost and initial... Read more »

Feb. 25, 2015

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My view: Healthy Utah means improving access to care

A central aim of the health law was to improve access to routine care, the theory being that it’s better to pay up front to keep the uninsured healthy than to pay to treat them in the... Read more »

Feb. 25, 2015

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Letter: Harmful side effects

The media have seemed to ignore an announcement on marijuana from the journal of the American Academy of Pediatrics, which was given on Jan. 25, 2015. Marijuana has serious potential side effects for children, teens and young adults.... Read more »

Feb. 25, 2015

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Richard Davis: Utah floundering in low voter turnout, but House declines bill to look at causes, solutions

House Bill 200 was to commission a panel to study why voter turnout in Utah has declined so precipitously in the past 50 years. The House voted down the proposal, hindering understanding why voter... Read more »

Feb. 25, 2015

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Letter: Prison volunteers

I’m one of 1,500 volunteers who serve at the prison. I challenge Greg Hughes or anyone else on the PRC, or anyone who supports the relocation, to come to the prison with me for a month and see the good work that goes on. I say... Read more »

Feb. 24, 2015

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Kathleen Parker: Republican candidates need smarter questions than whether or not president loves America

Now, in the litmus test du jour, Republican presidential candidates are being forced to indicate whether they agree with Giuliani and also whether they believe President Obama is a Christian who... Read more »

Feb. 24, 2015

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Require a civics test? Americans have a long history of ignorance

Ignorance of history and civics is hardly a modern invention. In fact, you could argue it is a time-honored part of the nation’s fabric. Read more »

Feb. 24, 2015

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Roger Beattie: Fairgrounds soccer stadium could boost investment in SLC

We encourage the Legislature and the state executive branch to endorse this new investment in the Utah State Fairpark, which will result in positive rewards for the community and preservation of... Read more »

Feb. 24, 2015

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Gary Sandquist: The perilous state of U.S. intelligence

If and when a major terrorist attack next occurs in the U.S., it cannot be excused as another “intelligence failure.” Read more »

Feb. 24, 2015

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Wayne Overson: Capital punishment debates highlight flaws in criminal justice system

In response to another My View about capital punishment debates, Wayne Overson explains how the death penalty hurts the justice system more than it helps it. Read more »

Feb. 24, 2015

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John Hoffmire: Avengers save the day: Innovative groups teach youths financial wellness

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What do superheroes and mentors, financial calculators and online courses have in common? Read more »

Feb. 24, 2015

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Robert J. Samuelson: History shows we have less control over economic destiny than we assume

What history teaches is that we have less control over our economic destiny than is often assumed. At every juncture in economic chronology, people — including "experts" — did not... Read more »

Feb. 24, 2015

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Letter: Cellphone common sense

Instead of scaling back on the distracted-driving laws now in force, more needs to be done by our lawmakers. Read more »

Feb. 24, 2015

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Letter: Save for higher ed

No one should be denied access to higher education because they cannot afford it. Read more »

Feb. 24, 2015

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Letter: Pedestrian awareness

There should be a safety law requiring safety reflective tape and flashing lights on bikes, scooters, skateboards and power wheelchairs. There should also be a fine, even for the parents if an underage child is hurt. Read more »

Feb. 24, 2015

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My view: Utah education fails children, future state economy

Utah has put funding of its education system on the back burner for too long, and it is starting to show in the achievement levels of our children. Read more »

Feb. 24, 2015

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Allowing export of U.S. crude oil would help keep prices low and create growth in domestic oil industry

If we want both low prices at the gas pump and continued growth in the domestic oil and gas industry, the U.S. should allow the export of crude oil and let the free-market system work. Read more »

Feb. 24, 2015

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Religious candidates should embrace, address beliefs

The religious right influences the Republican Party, but so do a wide range of other concerns among party activists and voters. Read more »

Feb. 24, 2015

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In our opinion: Targeted education helps prepare students for new wave of tech-related employment opportunities

Utah Cluster Acceleration Partnership is an example of an increased emphasis on tailoring higher-education curriculum to meet the direct needs of a changing workforce. Read more »

Feb. 24, 2015

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Michael Gerson: The fragility of life's greatest gift

Last year, the World Bank, Canada, Norway and the United States announced the creation of a Global Financing Facility, dedicated to ending preventable maternal, newborn, child and adolescent deaths... Read more »

Feb. 23, 2015

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