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In our opinion: Calif. eyeing restrictions for religiously affiliated schools

Religious institutions like Biola University may be forced to materially closet their identity.

Chia-Chi Teng: Government is too big and spends too much

I am the candidate who will always hold the line on spending and fight for fewer laws and less regulation. I’m pro-life and pro-second amendment. I’ll vote to repeal Obamacare and fight... Read more »

June 12, 2016

24 comments

Jason Chaffetz: Fighting for what is right

It has been an honor and a privilege to serve in the United States Congress. I am more fired up now than ever. We have great things ahead of us if we can continue to fight tirelessly. I ask for... Read more »

June 12, 2016

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Charles Krauthammer: In the matter of Paul Ryan

So whom do the Republicans put up? They had 17 candidates. Any of a dozen could have taken down the near-fatally weak Clinton, unloved, untrusted, living under the shadow of an FBI investigation. Read more »

June 12, 2016

17 comments

Drew Clark: Modeling the internet's future through private use of open networks

Disaggregating the government and competitive functions of services like high-speed broadband internet services can help us think more clearly about the pros and cons of sometimes controversial... Read more »

June 12, 2016

1 comment

Frank Pignanelli & LaVarr Webb: Wrestling with old and familiar topics in politics

Daydreaming aside, the two terribly flawed candidates at the top of the ticket are simply going to cancel each other out as far as any impact on Utah races. Read more »

June 12, 2016

2 comments

Letter: Vote for Trump

Mr. Trump will shake things up a bit, both internally and internationally. Read more »

June 12, 2016

37 comments

Letter: Sanders and young people

Capitalism is the most successful economic system and Sanders is trying to destroy it. Read more »

June 12, 2016

22 comments

Letter: Lessons of history

China is on pace to bring about another financial crisis. Read more »

June 12, 2016

5 comments

In our opinion: Local approach to intergenerational poverty shows significant promise

The suffering due to poverty can be temporarily alleviated when individuals, charities or governments step in to pay bills, but the long-term causes of poverty need to be addressed if the poor are... Read more »

June 11, 2016

5 comments

In our opinion: Voting in the Utah primaries has never been easier

With the increased convenience of mail-in ballots, it’s time to reverse the trend of declining voter participation. We encourage all Utahns to participate in the upcoming primary elections,... Read more »

June 11, 2016

4 comments

John Florez: A loss of confidence in our institutions

Keeping our governmental institutions responsive to current needs is a difficult challenge. This year we have the opportunity to elect leaders who will renew our governmental institutions and... Read more »

June 11, 2016

8 comments

Letter: Vote for Herbert

I’m grateful for Governor Herbert’s leadership along with a wise and conservative legislature who, jointly, have brought Utah this lofty recognition. Read more »

June 11, 2016

9 comments

Letter: Respect our parks

How can we expect our children to learn respect for property if we are not good stewards of this beautiful park? Read more »

June 11, 2016

4 comments

In our opinion: Muhammad Ali — a devout Muslim who embraced the faith’s tenets of peace and brotherhood

He was dignified and defiant; he had grace and no lack of braggadocio. He was a prizefighter who championed peace among men. But the undiluted example he leaves of a life of commitment to principle... Read more »

June 10, 2016

21 comments

My view: Why Utahns shouldn't sit out on voting in this election

Faced with the prospect of voting for Clinton or Trump, many Utah voters are considering either sitting this one out or voting for a third-party candidate. Read more »

June 10, 2016

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My view: Herbert vs. Johnson: Substance over sound bites

I have seen this administration work, and know that Gov. Gary Herbert and Lt. Governor Cox are doing a remarkable job and that they have a strong vision for Utah’s future. Read more »

June 10, 2016

12 comments

Jake Garn: Sen. Hatch continues to serve Utah well

Hatch and his office have recently been the target of a smear campaign void of facts. Resorting to underhanded, demonstrably false attacks on one of Utah’s outstanding public servants is... Read more »

June 10, 2016

21 comments

Jackie Biskupski: Homeless services public workshops

Salt Lake City pioneered supportive programs for people experiencing homelessness. Ours was the first city in Utah to provide year-round shelter when the numbers of homeless people began to rocket... Read more »

June 10, 2016

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Letter: Time for change

The Republican challenger, Jonathan Johnson, will be a governor we can be proud of. It is time for this change. Read more »

June 10, 2016

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Letter: 'No one left behind'

This month, the Legislature’s watered-down Medicaid plan is open for public comment. As written, it does good service for a few. However, our task remains mostly undone. Read more »

June 10, 2016

11 comments

In our opinion: Salt Lake County's actions will improve water conservation

There is a direct correlation between the cost of water and the rate of use, and cities that have made water more expensive have seen residents use much less per capita. Demand growth requires Utah... Read more »

June 9, 2016

4 comments

Jay Evensen: Presidential politics — how did we get from 1952 to here?

If current poll numbers hold, we will get a president in November whose mandate is to keep the other candidate from assuming office. That’s hardly visionary. Read more »

June 9, 2016

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Lane Beattie: Voters ultimately will decide the future of Utah's economy

The economic leadership of our state’s elected officials and the good public policy they put forward have played a fundamental role in our success. Read more »

June 9, 2016

9 comments

Robert J. Samuelson: Reports show middle class improving

Our penchant for pessimism shouldn't prevent us from publishing a story with the headline, "Good news for the middle class!" Read more »

June 9, 2016

7 comments

Letter: Mind pollution

We live in a culture of mind games, brainwashing and mixed messages bombarding especially the young, vulnerable group of innocents. Read more »

June 9, 2016

33 comments

Jay Evensen: That time when Muhammad Ali turned Salt Lake upside down

As amusing as Ali’s visit to Utah was in 1988, he was not mean against Orrin Hatch’s opponent. He was being a loyal and sincere friend. If only that were the side of Ali everyone... Read more »

June 8, 2016

7 comments

In our opinion: Stanford decides not to divest its interests in fossil fuels

Proponents of divestment have maintained it is a tactic rather than an objective. While protecting the environment should be a concern for everyone, the divestment movement as a tactic may be... Read more »

June 8, 2016

8 comments

My view: Homelessness among veterans becoming an issue in presidential campaign

In Utah, homelessness has been reduced by a stunning 91 percent over the last 10 years, and to “an effective zero” among veterans, according to a state report, with a program that puts... Read more »

June 8, 2016

4 comments

My view: 'Giving is in my blood and a lifelong habit'

I love this country. I love Utah. I could live anywhere in the world, but I have chosen Utah for the past 16 years. It is my home. I love the people. They are my friends, neighbors and family, and... Read more »

June 8, 2016

18 comments

Natalie Gochnour: Making the most of life's messes

Real solutions to messes are not found, they are shaped, crafted and created with lots of hard work and elbow grease over time. We must be an active participant, not a spectator, in order to make... Read more »

June 8, 2016

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A. Scott Anderson: Small businesses are the heart of Utah's economy

Almost 260,000 small businesses exist in Utah, employing more than 520,000 citizens, representing about 47 percent of Utah’s workforce. Small businesses created 20,228 net new jobs in 2015. Read more »

June 8, 2016

1 comment

Richard Davis: Bernie Sanders has won: What now?

In many ways, Hillary Clinton has lost and Bernie Sanders has won. How has that happened? Read more »

June 8, 2016

18 comments

Letter: Trump and the media

The media has a unique voice and opportunity to expose corruption in government and business. Read more »

June 8, 2016

22 comments

Letter: The modern Frankenstein

The Republican Party has no one to blame but themselves for the creation of the monster called Donald Trump. Read more »

June 8, 2016

23 comments

Letter: The solar industry

The solar industry should work on its own to create products that people want. Read more »

June 8, 2016

17 comments

John Hoffmire: Modern slavery in your life whether you know it or not

Forced labor is thought to be prevalent in India’s brick kilns, quarries and textile industries, while bonded labor is known to be common in China, Pakistan and Russia. Read more »

June 7, 2016

4 comments

In our opinion: Beware of increasingly hard-to-spot scammers

Even though scammers are becoming increasingly sophisticated, a healthy dose of skepticism is always advised whenever people you don’t know are demanding access to your bank account. Read more »

June 7, 2016

4 comments

Letter: Stop coal port project

Coal power is dwindling as a viable energy resource. Read more »

June 7, 2016

17 comments

Letter: Romney not helping

Mitt Romney should support Trump instead of inadvertently helping Hillary or Bernie. Read more »

June 7, 2016

37 comments

Ralph Hancock: Trump and the crisis of conservative liberalism

American “fairness” is in fact now defined, at least in the academic and media mainstream, not by the ideal of the impartial rule of law, but by the clamor for representation by an... Read more »

June 7, 2016

35 comments

Letter: Medicaid expansion

The reality is that the Congressional Budget Office has reported that new revenue created by Obamacare is insufficient to cover both health care subsidies and Medicaid expansion. Read more »

June 7, 2016

19 comments

My view: Friday's jobs report: good news for some; disappointing for most

The latest jobs report is sobering. Consumers are spending and second-quarter GDP growth appears to be strong, but businesses have good reason to make do with the workers they have. Read more »

June 7, 2016

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About Utah: Meet the master chef who executed a hostile takeover of his own restaurant

In record time, chef Matt Lake transformed one restaurant into another, with spectacular results. Read more »

June 6, 2016

4 comments

In our opinion: Rural Fast Track grants make a real difference in rural communities

The Governor’s Office of Economic Development recently awarded what are called Rural Fast Track grants to eight businesses to help boost local employment, at wages higher than average in the... Read more »

June 6, 2016

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My view: Remembering D-Day: then and now

Imagine if an operation like the Normandy landing were to occur today in 2016, in the age of social media! Interactive polls would ask: “Which beach do you prefer, Normandy or Pas de... Read more »

June 6, 2016

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Arthur Cyr: D-Day lessons for today

Eisenhower's executive ability and brilliant imagination were all key factors in the success of D-Day. Read more »

June 6, 2016

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On Second Thought: Scripps National Spelling Bee to be harder

A lighthearted look at news of the day. Next year, to make the Scripps National Spelling Bee harder, they should expand into other languages. Read more »

June 6, 2016

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Robert J. Samuelson: Have U.S. wages stagnated? Probably not

While annual gains in the median wage seemed stuck, many workers are actually receiving wage increases as younger workers with lower wages enter the labor market and older workers with higher wages... Read more »

June 5, 2016

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Letter: GOP an embarrassment

Evans unwittingly but symbolically made the case for the "Count My Vote" movement he has fought so hard against. Read more »

June 5, 2016

18 comments

Letter: Dismantle nuclear weapons?

We know that other countries are amassing weapons of mass destruction, no matter what agreements they have made with the U.S. Read more »

June 5, 2016

22 comments

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