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In our opinion: SB296 bridges anti-discrimination, religious freedoms

Senate Bill 296, which modifies Utah's Anti-Discrimination and Fair Housing act, provides a welcome bridging.

Letter: Medically fragile

Which is the greater evil: accepting “tainted” federal money (our own taxes coming back to us), or refusing to help our neighbors in need? Read more »

Feb. 27, 2015

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Letter: Bear Lake driving

Should cars be allowed to drive through the middle of a group of children at play? Rep. Curt Webb, R-Logan, believes so. He is sponsoring HB140, "Sovereign Lands around Bear Lake," which would allow cars to drive parallel along the... Read more »

Feb. 27, 2015

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A. Scott Anderson: Healthy Utah is the state's most practical solution for now

The Healthy Utah program, while not perfect, takes important steps forward, replacing Medicaid with private-sector health insurance and placing recipients automatically in the state’s work... Read more »

Feb. 27, 2015

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In our opinion: Hughes, House and Healthy Utah — governor's plan deserves debate and a vote

It is essential that the Healthy Utah plan receive debate and a vote on the floor of the House. Too much is at stake, and too much hard work has gone into this fight for it to be abandoned by... Read more »

Feb. 26, 2015

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Michael Gerson: Christianity, grace shouldn’t be disputed in political context

It is simply not the role of a Christian layman to publicly dispute the self-identification of other Christians, especially in a political context. It is a practice that can lead down ugly alleys... Read more »

Feb. 26, 2015

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Jay Evensen: Don't turn prison relocation decision over to a small group

The people’s representatives must decide prison relocation squarely and convincingly, and perhaps to their own political peril. Read more »

Feb. 26, 2015

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In our opinion: Legislature should look to keep school board elections nonpartisan

Utah's Senate has passed a bill injecting partisan politics into elections for the state school board and for school boards in districts with more than 50,000 students. We believe partisan politics... Read more »

Feb. 26, 2015

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My view: Legislature should invest in effective transportation infrastructure

The trucking industry supports an increase to the gas tax or other taxation methods provided it is converted to a unit tax for reporting purposes. Read more »

Feb. 26, 2015

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Letter: Adopting Utah’s system

The Indiana Legislature is currently considering a bill that would put an upgraded city and regional transportation to a vote by residents in area counties. It would be my desire that they adopt a system somewhat similar to Utah's. Read more »

Feb. 26, 2015

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Dan Liljenquist: In order to confront Islamic State group, we need to understand and confront 'radical' Islam

We won’t be successful in fighting the Islamic State group by pretending that radical Islam doesn’t really exist and that we can break its catastrophic momentum by focusing on new... Read more »

Feb. 26, 2015

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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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