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Mountain Accord shouldn't be 'either-or' options but a balanced consensus

The challenge in the Mountain Accord is to make sure there is adequate balance between all interests.

Michael Gerson: Obama’s executive order is a confession of democratic failure

Whatever your view on immigration (and I support comprehensive reform), Obama's executive order is a confession of democratic failure, through the adoption of methods that he recently described as... Read more »

Nov. 21, 2014

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In our opinion: 70 mph — driving at the speed of sound engineering or sound policy?

When the speed limit is raised next month to 70 mph on sections of freeway along the Wasatch Front, the Utah Highway Patrol says it will more strictly enforce speeding laws. But the big question is... Read more »

Nov. 21, 2014

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Greg Bell: It's time to raise the gas tax

As citizens, we need to accept the reality that our excellent transportation system must continue expanding and must be properly maintained. All this comes at a price. And we need to be willing to... Read more »

Nov. 21, 2014

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Robert J. Samuelson: Our political superstructure may be more at risk than economy

A political system that depends on strong economic growth will, when growth falters, lose its capacity to ensure social peace and stability. Read more »

Nov. 21, 2014

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My view: Impact of high salinity on our homes

Riverton city residents are voting soon on whether to continue to use local well water. Read more »

Nov. 21, 2014

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My view: Global warming needs free market

I unequivocally state pollution is bad and carbon dioxide probably contributes to global warming. But don't use deceptive headlines and false or questionable arguments to sell a dubious scheme. Read more »

Nov. 21, 2014

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Letter: Don't forget to celebrate Thanksgiving

I don’t think Thanksgiving should just count as a precursor to Christmas, where you forego time with family and friends on a day off to hit the stores. Read more »

Nov. 21, 2014

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Letter: Slow down

UDOT wants to raise the speed limit on I-15 to 70 mph. The UHP commercials and interviews continually tell us to "slow down." There seems to be a disconnect here between the two departments. Read more »

Nov. 21, 2014

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Letter: State Legislature or Board of Education?

Many years ago, when I was quite naive, I was at a state PTA-sponsored legislative event. I remarked to my companions that I thought the state Legislature was acting like a Board of Education. I am now astute enough to know that I... Read more »

Nov. 21, 2014

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My view: Education is the key to our state's future

Education is the key to our state’s future. It is Utah’s most important strategic investment. Read more »

Nov. 20, 2014

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Jay Evensen: Like it or not, ride sharing is here to stay

My driver acknowledged he had violated a city ordinance by picking me up at the airport. Read more »

Nov. 20, 2014

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Dan Liljenquist: Obamacare was a rude awakening for Americans

The Obamacare rollout was a rude awakening for Americans, validating the uneasiness they have felt about the legislation from the beginning. Read more »

Nov. 20, 2014

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In our opinion: Smoking aside, Utah can still limit lung cancer with improved air quality

When it comes to preventing lung cancer, Utah can't rest on its laurels of nation's best in limiting tobacco-related factors. But Utah struggles with air quality issues, which can also cause lung... Read more »

Nov. 20, 2014

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Letter: Growing party divide

In a recent letter, the writer complained that Democrats have no chance in Utah because of the high percentage of Republicans who vote straight-party. As someone who did vote straight-party Republican, I will tell you I did so... Read more »

Nov. 20, 2014

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Letter: Re-entry support

I congratulate the Utah Commission on Criminal and Juvenile Justice on their comprehensive Justice Reinvestment Report. This should open a meaningful discussion and further commitment from public and private partners to address the... Read more »

Nov. 20, 2014

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Richard Davis: Our representatives should be elected, not appointed

The problem is the law on filling legislative vacancies. It currently removes voters from the process of choosing their own representatives. It retains power for political parties but takes it away... Read more »

Nov. 19, 2014

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My view: Improvements needed in AG’s Office

Attorney General Sean Reyes won two more years of trust from the voters, but it will take earning the trust and respect of his employees to keep the trust of the people. Read more »

Nov. 19, 2014

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How America feels about Mitt Romney right now

Speculation over a 2016 presidential run continue to swirl as one-time presidential candidate Mitt Romney remains in the spotlight. But are Americans really interested in another Romney candidacy? Read more »

Nov. 19, 2014

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Drew Clark: A better solution on Net Neutrality: Trust the law or change it

FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler put forward a nuanced and workable solution that preserved Net Neutrality rules under provisions of the 1996 Telecom Act. President Obama should give the FCC a chance to... Read more »

Nov. 19, 2014

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Kathleen Parker: Pope Francis calls for a modern resurrection of family in society

Francis has delivered a pastoral message that is consistent with the church's long-held beliefs on marriage. Read more »

Nov. 19, 2014

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With chocolate and oil, it pays to have faith in market forces

For years, people have argued over “peak oil,” but now it's time to worry about "peak chocolate." Read more »

Nov. 19, 2014

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In our opinion: When it comes to nuclear development, can Iran really be trusted?

For years, Iran has feverishly worked toward developing a nuclear weapon, despite objections from Israel and the U.S. Repeatedly demonstrating they are untroubled by Western censure, Iranian... Read more »

Nov. 19, 2014

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My view: Can we meet EPA carbon emissions goals without going nuclear?

EPA’s goal is to reduce power station carbon emissions by 30 percent by 2030. How U.S. utilities will achieve 30 percent reduction is critical for America. Read more »

Nov. 19, 2014

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Letter: Human, not partisan

Clean air and water should not be partisan issues; they should be human issues. Read more »

Nov. 19, 2014

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Letter: Build on Common Core

I just received my son’s SAGE test results; after discussing them with him, I came up with some conclusions regarding Common Core and the SAGE test. Read more »

Nov. 19, 2014

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