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In our opinion: Fabricated Rolling Stone article on campus rape hurts cause

Rolling Stone magazine admitted a high-profile campus rape article published last fall was fraudulent.

In our opinion: Preserving America's spirit of philanthropy

Many successful, wealthy Americans have, dating back to the 19th century, made a practice of turning toward charity after accumulating riches. Not only has this relieved the burden on public funds,... Read more »

April 12, 2015

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My view: Congress should avoid bumpy road ahead for federal transportation dollars

On May 31, 2015, the authorization for the federal highway, transit and highway safety programs that keep our nation’s economy moving will expire. Congress is looking toward a short-term fix... Read more »

April 12, 2015

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Letter: Vandalized shelter

Today I read online about the rock shelter that was vandalized in Nine Mile Canyon, not far from Price (“Primitive rock shelter vandalized,” April 8). This wasn’t just an act of spray-painting a name or something;... Read more »

April 12, 2015

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Letter: Living history

In 2012, a man named Bobby Hogg from a small fishing village in northern Scotland died at the age of 92. He was the last speaker of the Scots dialect known as Cromarty fisherfolk. Apparently, this dialect was the only branch of the... Read more »

April 12, 2015

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My view: EPA's impossible ozone standard needs touch of reality

Utah power companies produce and purchase it to meet customer needs. But reality dictates that we also recognize its limitations. At best, wind power is expensive and inconsistent and can only be... Read more »

April 12, 2015

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Letter: Real solar power

I’m not much of a sports fan, but to learn that Real Salt Lake’s Rio Tinto Stadium will install a large solar panel system is impressive. I’ve only been to the stadium once, and I think it’s beautiful. To hear... Read more »

April 12, 2015

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Drew Clark: Ted Cruz, Rand Paul and their twin campaign launches

Both Ted Cruz and Rand Paul have shaken up a clubby Senate culture. Even the launching messages of the two candidates are not dissimilar. Which is why it is fascinating to see the divergent... Read more »

April 12, 2015

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Letter: Deny the fry

There is a crisis that needs to be addressed, a problem that has grown since the post-WWII era, a problem that cost the country roughly 200 billion dollars this past year alone. In the year 2012, the Centers for Disease Control... Read more »

April 12, 2015

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Letter: No reason to move

A standing ovation for Ralph Carlson for his comments on keeping the prison in Draper (“State Legislature could avoid headaches by keeping the prison in Draper,” April 5). He nailed it perfectly with his six reasons for... Read more »

April 12, 2015

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John Florez: Ending poverty is a matter of hope

In 2012, the Utah Legislature launched a new war on chronic poverty and is making the same mistakes as the nation’s war on poverty from 1964. Those who should be in charge of making changes... Read more »

April 11, 2015

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Letter: Wage raise in vain

Seattle and San Francisco have both raised their minimum wages to $15 an hour, more than double the national requirement. Officials and the public hope that this will decrease levels of poverty and raise the standard of living for... Read more »

April 11, 2015

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Letter: Alzheimer’s awareness

As the executive director for the Alzheimer’s Association, Utah chapter, I am in the unique position to see how little our state understands about the devastating disease Alzheimer’s. Most people don’t know that at... Read more »

April 11, 2015

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In our opinion: With austerity as reality, IRS needs more accountability

The complicated tax code is something for which Congress must take responsibility. But the IRS itself is responsible for plenty of other reasons Americans might have for distrusting an agency that... Read more »

April 11, 2015

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Michael Gerson: Rand Paul's ideology is unsuited to strategic, moral challenges of our time

All politicians are selective in their treatment of issues. Rand Paul is deceptive, because he can't talk frankly about his breathtakingly ambitious ideology, which is fundamentally unsuited to the... Read more »

April 10, 2015

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Dan Liljenquist: Humans impact climate change, but that's no reason to make 'every effort' to reduce population

Christina Figueres, the United Nations climate chief, has expressed her belief that human population growth is negatively impacting climate change. But the idea of population control programs... Read more »

April 10, 2015

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Letter: Bright future

With another Earth Day around the corner, and record temperatures and droughts happening all around us, it’s easy to become a little gloomy about the future of our planet. Yet spring brings life and hope. I have the... Read more »

April 10, 2015

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Letter: Cultural connections

Learning new languages connects us to other cultures. The languages we speak are important to each of us; they’re part of who we are. When we learn a different language, we show that we want to understand the people who speak... Read more »

April 10, 2015

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Newton & Seethaler: Mail-in voting protects the secure right to vote

Future alternatives may present themselves, but for now Utahns need to be secure in their right to vote, without risk of interruption. Mail-in voting provides that secure right. Read more »

April 10, 2015

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In our opinion: To save water, dry states should regulate marijuana farming

Californians could save a great deal of water by not growing so much marijuana. The same could be said in each Western state now suffering from a dwindling supply of water. Read more »

April 10, 2015

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A. Scott Anderson: Let free market, not FCC, regulate the Internet

Most of the innovation and development resulting in amazing products and services associated with the Internet have occurred without heavy-handed government regulation. Read more »

April 10, 2015

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Letter: Fire safety

I just finished reading the recent editorial on the potential effects our unusual winter may have on water usage this summer (“Best option in solving Utah’s drought?” April 6). After reading that we have received so... Read more »

April 9, 2015

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Letter: How much is too much?

In a recent article that appeared in the Wall Street Journal, it highlighted that David Zaslav, the CEO of Discovery Communications, received total compensation to the tune of $156.1 million. This compensation makes Zaslav among the... Read more »

April 9, 2015

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Arthur Cyr: Afghanistan’s progress is uneven but undeniable

The visit of Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to Washington dominated news headlines and discussion. Meanwhile, the visit of another leader of an important U.S. ally received far... Read more »

April 9, 2015

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My view: New infrastructure plan is designed to encourage smarter Utah water usage

Prepare60, working with state water agencies, has put together a statewide water infrastructure plan, which quantifies repair and replacement needs, as well as additional infrastructure needed to... Read more »

April 9, 2015

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Robert J. Samuelson: Strong investments can give worldwide economy its 'much-needed second wind'

One of the great disappointments of the weak economic recovery has been the sluggish revival of business investment. If the recovery proceeds, surplus capacity will gradually shrink and convince... Read more »

April 9, 2015

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