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Editorial: Democrats shouldn't derail president's fast-track trade authority

President Obama’s trade agenda, which we support, has encountered virulent opposition from his own party.

Dan Liljenquist: Utah Retirement System audit shouldn't be a 'Monday morning quarterbacking' effort

With the recent audit of Utah Retirement System's management and investment practices, the media only highlighted the one subjective section of the report. Some legislators are using that section... Read more »

May 21, 2015

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Letter: Special treatment

Ralph Becker is asking city residents to fight the prison move to Salt Lake City. Everyone wants it somewhere else. But they miss the bigger point. Why move it at all? As a Draper resident for over 25 years, I wonder why... Read more »

May 21, 2015

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In our opinion: Clinton Foundation's financial practices haven't been just a partisan concern

With Bill and Hillary Clinton insisting there is no proof of wrongdoing or law-breaking with questionable Clinton Foundation financial practices, the foundation has changed its policy to limit... Read more »

May 21, 2015

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Jay Evensen: Why would anyone fill out an application to be a terrorist?

The startling thing about the application Navy Seals found in Osama bin Laden’s compound is that it contains vestiges of civilized society, right in the heart of something we have been... Read more »

May 21, 2015

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A. Scott Anderson: Trade promotion authority is critical for Utah and the nation

This week, Congress has been debating trade promotion authority (TPA), one of the most important issues of the year. Read more »

May 21, 2015

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In our opinion: Recent Kathmandu, Baltimore responses show need to measure social progress, not just economic growth

The Social Progress Index is on the right track to understanding and learning from the experiences of Kathmandu and Baltimore so that public policy can become increasingly effective in promoting... Read more »

May 20, 2015

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Stuart Reid: Despite study results, religion in America should only fear what it does to itself

In historical context, a recent Pew survey reveals that religion in America has little to fear from the secular or irreligious, but instead, what it does to itself. Read more »

May 20, 2015

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Richard Davis: The million-dollar question — are wealthy presidential candidates out of touch with middle-class America?

Is it necessary to be a millionaire to run for U.S. president — or even to serve in federal office? Are presidential candidates out of touch with middle-class Americans who live month to... Read more »

May 20, 2015

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In our opinion: New state fraud registry offers prospective investors more awareness

Cases of “affinity fraud” have become unfortunately common in Utah, and lawmakers and law enforcement officials are hopeful a database will give consumers easy access to information... Read more »

May 19, 2015

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Letter: Let the people rule

John Florez certainly hit the nail on the head in last Saturday’s column ("Looking at Utah's prison relocation efforts," May 16); we have lost control of, and communication with, the Utah Legislature. They are... Read more »

May 19, 2015

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Letter: Prison boondoggle

Why all of a sudden has it become a high priority to relocate the Utah State Prison? If the prison is in such bad shape that it needs to be relocated and rebuilt, wouldn't it make more sense and be cheaper to remodel and/or... Read more »

May 19, 2015

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Michael Saltsman: Should policymakers 'Like' Facebook's $15 minimum wage?

Facebook announced last week that it would require contractors and vendors who do "substantial" business with the company to pay a minimum wage of at least $15 an hour. Read more »

May 19, 2015

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Michael Gerson: Republicans should learn from past interventions in the Middle East

What are the lessons a president should draw from American interventions in Afghanistan and Iraq? Read more »

May 19, 2015

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Strength of families

No matter how much negative press the family receives, it still remains the cornerstone of every country in the world. Even when the minority masquerades as the majority, it's impossible to deny that most people in the world... Read more »

May 19, 2015

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Lois M. Collins: Cupboards-bare plea shines light on need that extends well beyond one man's troubles

When Clarence Blackmon asked for help, his needs were met quickly and with great generosity. But it's more than a heart-warming story; it's a reminder of the invisible who live among us and the... Read more »

May 19, 2015

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In our opinion: Study cites excessive online gaming, pornography as creating a 'crisis of masculinity'

In his new book, “Man (Dis)Connected,” psychologist Phillip Zimbardo explores technology’s role in the lives of today’s young men. What he finds is a digital struggle... Read more »

May 18, 2015

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John Hoffmire: The winners and losers of the shared economy

Uber cars, Craigslist, eBay, Airbnb; you know them, you may use them. What you may not know is that they go by other names in the economic world: the sharing economy, collaborative consumption and... Read more »

May 18, 2015

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Robert J. Samuelson: No easy exit from global dollar dilemma

All of Asia — the fastest growing part of the world economy — is watching the debate over the Trans-Pacific Partnership. If Congress derails Obama's trade policies, these countries will... Read more »

May 18, 2015

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In our opinion: Teacher evaluations a welcome move to enhance consistency in how educations are rated and rewarded

The State Board of Education has approved guidelines for evaluating teacher performance, a system that bases 70 percent of a performance score from the principal's observations, 20 percent on... Read more »

May 18, 2015

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My view: I-Squared Act good for tech companies, Utah economy

The I-Squared Act is good for the economy, for tech workers and for Utah. At its core, the bill is focused on updating decades-old immigration laws to meet the needs of the 21st century economy. Read more »

May 18, 2015

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Letter: Credit Utah educators

Constant assaults on Christian standards are trying to eliminate high values and moral standards. The educational systems seek to destroy these standards throughout the nation and, to large degree, have succeeded. Read more »

May 18, 2015

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Letter: Solar surcharge

Rocky Mountain Power should reconsider its intent to charge residents a surcharge for installing rooftop solar panels on their home. This act alone could encourage potential clean energy customers to decide against rooftop solar. Read more »

May 18, 2015

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Letter: Keep it simple

Should religious ideals of morality supersede man-made laws of the country? No matter what side of the marriage argument we sit on, the way we choose to live life is ultimately best left to privately held conscience. Read more »

May 18, 2015

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About Utah: Hanksville's icon

Hollow Mountain Service is the world's only gas station hollowed out of a mountain. Read more »

May 17, 2015

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Drew Clark: Utah Ignite exists to find new light bulbs for the Internet age

Utah Ignite is the westernmost gigabit hub. Even though Seattle, Portland and San Francisco were interested in joining, "they don't have the same kind of penetration [of gigabit fiber] that exists... Read more »

May 17, 2015

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