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In our opinion: Utah sees improvement in graduation rates, can still do better

Utah has seen high school graduation rates climb in recent years and one that should be built upon.

In our opinion: Is 'Exodus' more interested in turning a profit or depicting a prophet?

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In the new "Exodus" film, the lead actor calls his Moses character "schizophrenic," "barbaric" and a "tumultuous man who fought greatly against God, against his calling." Sounds like another... Read more »

Dec. 12, 2014

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A. Scott Anderson: Time for tax increase for education

Utah leads the nation in a number of economic measures and quality of life. But the one area where we don’t excel, where we struggle, is the one that matters the most — the education of... Read more »

Dec. 12, 2014

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My view: Sen. Hatch holds the key to tax reform

As the incoming chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, Sen. Orrin Hatch is in a position to do what has evaded Congress for nearly 30 years: finally reforming the U.S. tax code. Read more »

Dec. 12, 2014

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Letter: Illusion of recovery

As a nation, we need a national cancellation of private debt. Immediate and future debt relief for mortgage, student loan, credit card and medical bills would allow our nation to recover. Read more »

Dec. 12, 2014

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Letter: Public health compromise

The kid-glove handling of Stericycle shows how ineffective and compromised environmental regulation is in Utah. The residents of North Salt Lake get to be bathed in Stericycle-generated carcinogens another three years! Read more »

Dec. 12, 2014

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Letter: Festive flex lights

Wouldn't an easy solution to the safety problem be to just change the color of the flex lights? Blue, yellow, purple, whatever, but something different than red and green? Read more »

Dec. 12, 2014

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Robert J. Samuelson: Statistical Abstract is costly, but provides wealth of helpful stats

As regular readers of this column know, I've been a fanatical booster of the Statistical Abstract of the United States, which has collected the most complete and compact set of statistics about... Read more »

Dec. 11, 2014

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Jay Evensen: Value of Utah prison can't be compared to value of the land

A lot of people view prisons like sewage plants, necessary for handling an unpleasant task but best kept out of sight. And yet they are among the most important facilities a government can build... Read more »

Dec. 11, 2014

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My view: Sen. Hatch’s role in Medicare and small pharmacies

The Medicare Part D prescription drug benefit is truly a revolutionary government program. Read more »

Dec. 11, 2014

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My view: Poor logic for increasing speed limit

UDOT spokesman John Gleason said, "the speed limit is based on national standards that say it should be reflective of what 85 percent of the motorists are already driving." Read more »

Dec. 11, 2014

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George F. Will: Overcriminalization — National plague that characterizes America

The scandal of mass incarceration is partly produced by the frivolity of the political class, which uses the multiplication of criminal offenses as a form of moral exhibitionism. Read more »

Dec. 11, 2014

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In our opinion: Using data to track, monitor and improve education in Utah

Utah has had successes in using educational data to track and monitor student achievement. Now, the state can focus on ways to keep the momentum going. Read more »

Dec. 11, 2014

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Dan Liljenquist: Sony hack reminds us to prepare for cyber warfare

Sony Pictures Entertainment was crippled by a sophisticated cyber attack, with most evidence pointing to North Korea and its notorious Unit 121 cyber-weapons division as the culprit. We must... Read more »

Dec. 11, 2014

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My view: Human rights declarations by Cyrus

While much of the world remains darkened by tyranny, Cyrus’ vision lives on through Human Rights Day, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the hopes and aspirations of billions. Read more »

Dec. 10, 2014

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Doug Robinson: Playoffs' flaws immediately revealed

Right out of the gate, it's apparent the playoff system is a work in progress and doesn't include enough teams to determine a national champion. Read more »

Dec. 10, 2014

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Jay Evensen: 70 mph on the freeway will change absolutely nothing

Don't believe the doomsayers. A higher speed limit on I-15 will not result in a bloodbath. Read more »

Dec. 10, 2014

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In our opinion: As conflicts continue, Martin Luther King's ’64 Nobel Prize speech remains applicable today

Martin Luther King's 1964 Nobel Peace Prize acceptance speech remains applicable today. Included among the excerpts: "... the beauty of genuine brotherhood and peace is more precious than diamonds... Read more »

Dec. 10, 2014

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Richard Davis: SB54-opposing Republicans wrong to oppose open electoral system

The Republican Party is suing the state to overturn SB54, which it helped pass to compromise the Count My Vote initiative and the caucus/convention system. Republicans are wrong to oppose Utahns... Read more »

Dec. 10, 2014

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Letter: Adopt metric system

Totally adopting metrics would be difficult and we might struggle for a few decades. But it would also be a great gift to our grandchildren and those that follow. The problems surrounding STEM subjects would greatly diminish. Read more »

Dec. 10, 2014

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Letter: Extra UTA money

If UTA has all this extra money, I would just as soon see them return it to us, as opposed to spending millions of dollars in the housing development business. Read more »

Dec. 10, 2014

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Kathleen Parker: A conservative feminist is not an oxymoron

Can a woman be both feminist and conservative? Why, yes! But the question deserves a more serious answer so women can stop fussing over labels and litmus tests to determine whether a woman who... Read more »

Dec. 9, 2014

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The mixed messages of Mitt Romney

As Mitt Romney continues to dance around whether or not he will once again run for the presidency in 2016, Republican politicos and donors alike are starting to get antsy. Read more »

Dec. 9, 2014

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Robert J. Samuelson: The happiness curve — If you're glum, just wait

We all want to be happy, don't we? Well, if you're dissatisfied or downright miserable, cheer up. There's apparently a cure for you. Just sit and wait; the very anticipation of its arrival might... Read more »

Dec. 9, 2014

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My view: Lawsuit against SB54 constitutional

The legal challenge recently filed by the Utah Republican Party seeks constitutional clarity on a very important issue: Can the state tell a political party who its candidates are, or should it... Read more »

Dec. 9, 2014

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In our opinion: With oil prices dropping, Utah's taking control of federal lands isn't the best option available

With the prices of oil falling, the financial feasibility of Utah benefiting from taking control of federal lands is uncertain at best and potentially costly to taxpayers. There are other options... Read more »

Dec. 9, 2014

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