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In our opinion: Enjoy fireworks safely; carelessness can result in catastrophe

July means not one but two holiday periods where residential fireworks are allowed.

Jay Evensen: Jury duty makes people better citizens

Utah's governor surprised people by showing up for jury duty this week. Turns out his example, whether he knows it or not, holds the key to increasing voter turnout. Read more »

June 25, 2015

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In our opinion: Targeting campus sexual assaults with preventative methods, not just post-assault prosecution

In dealing with the increased number of sexual assaults on college campuses, a new study out of Canada offers compelling evidence of the effectiveness of efforts aimed more at prevention than... Read more »

June 25, 2015

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My view: Potential state prison relocation is supported by myths

What is the purpose of moving the Utah State Prison from Draper? The stated objective has changed over time. Today I challenge four of the many myths perpetuated by the Prison Relocation Commission. Read more »

June 25, 2015

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Letter: No free tickets

Life is hard enough on the poor without having to constantly contend with all those who think being poor and living with scarcity is a ticket to having everything handed to you. Read more »

June 25, 2015

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Letter: Yield or stop?

Some time ago someone suggested replacing most of the stop signs with yield signs. Perhaps that should happen. I dislike seeing drivers pick and choose which laws they must obey. Read more »

June 25, 2015

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John Hoffmire: Why a great retirement is harder than it sounds

As more and more American workers reflect on their ability to secure a financially comfortable retirement, the mismatch between when they think they will retire and when they actually do provokes... Read more »

June 24, 2015

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Richard Davis: Public doesn't seem to matter in prison relocation efforts

The Legislature should have involved the public before, not after, voting to relocate the state prison from its Draper site. All options should have been scrutinized in a transparent fashion,... Read more »

June 24, 2015

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Jay Evensen: Why not rebuild the prison in Draper?

People who suggest the state rebuild in Draper are met with two bumper-sticker responses that don’t tell the whole story. One is, “The decision to move has been made.” The other... Read more »

June 24, 2015

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In our opinion: Seen as a symbol of subjugation and slaughter, the Confederate battle flag should go the way of the swastika

Despite a history of 2,000 years, the gammadion cross is now known as the swastika of Germany's Nazi Party of the 1930s and '40s and is associated with hatred, horror and genocide. The Confederate... Read more »

June 24, 2015

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My view: Recreation is one of Utah’s few renewable resources

Now is the time to collaborate, protect, plan for and grow the recreation economy like never before. Recreation is a renewable resource that yields more than financial benefits. Read more »

June 24, 2015

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Letter: Put it on the ballot

With controversy already generated, elected officials have an obligation to listen to the people rather than a handful of representatives. If the decision is made to move the prison, the people will feel they have not been subjected... Read more »

June 24, 2015

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Letter: Time for tuneup

Having worked for the prison system, and being acquainted with its structure, I can say it is a well-built facility. But like people, cars and homes from the 1960s, it needs a tuneup — not to be torn down. Read more »

June 24, 2015

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Derek B. Miller: The value of diplomacy easily evident in modern Europe

Though the scars of a history filled with wars can be seen everywhere in Europe, 65 years of peace have led to healing and increased economic collaboration among countries. Read more »

June 23, 2015

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My view: Hatch, fellow senators should pass clean Internet tax ban

Rather than continue down this path of political gamesmanship, the Senate should do what is right for consumers and pass the Internet tax ban. Otherwise, we will all be paying the cost. Read more »

June 23, 2015

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Letter: Relocate in phases

The existing prison site has enough land for the new facility, including the 275 acres of contiguous land. It has been written that the new facility would require 360 acres. Read more »

June 23, 2015

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Letter: Out-of-state developers

Utah is being ripped off by the Texas developers. The only ones in favor of moving the state prison are the out of state real estate developers from Texas. Local Draper residents are OK with the prison. Read more »

June 23, 2015

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About Utah: Siberian born, American treasure

World-renowned artist Galina Perova made her way from Russia to Salt Lake City in a most circuitous way. Read more »

June 22, 2015

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George F. Will: Ancient Athens' legacy is not what continues today

The world, which owes much to ancient Athens' legacy, including the idea of democracy, is indebted to today's Athens for the reminder that reality does not respect a democracy's delusions. Read more »

June 22, 2015

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In our opinion: Time to consider local tax increases to enhance transportation infrastructure

Cities and counties throughout Utah have begun the process of allowing voters to decide on a sales tax increase to expand and improve transportation infrastructure. There's a pressing need to catch... Read more »

June 22, 2015

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Letter: Getting played?

Many large construction projects of this nature are done in phases, and it certainly seems that phased development in Draper is feasible. Do you get the feeling, as the public, that we are being "played"? Read more »

June 22, 2015

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Drew Clark: Celebrating enduring and long-lasting values on Father's Day

Celebrating the virtue of fatherhood, both among those who currently are fathers, and among boys who will benefit from envisioning that future for themselves, is always necessary. It's not just... Read more »

June 21, 2015

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Letter: Elite, lawless status

Courts have given corporations a near-human status with all the rights and privileges, yet no accountability, of the individual. Read more »

June 21, 2015

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Letter: Being a father

I’m not a father, and I’m not sure if I ever will be. But even without my own children, I can be a father figure for those in my neighborhood and community. Read more »

June 21, 2015

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Justice Department should release records in Utah courthouse shooting

The Headliners Board gave its 2015 Black Hole Award to two agencies: the U.S. Marshals Service and the FBI. The award was bestowed for those agencies' refusal to disclose any reports or details... Read more »

June 21, 2015

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