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In our opinion: Regulatory relief, reforms would be welcomed by banks

A proposal to give regulatory relief to some banking institutions comes as a welcome development.

Can a $70,000 annual salary buy happiness, or at least start to limit income inequality?

There’s no silver bullet that will solve this problem for everyone, and tackling the issue of income inequality requires efforts on many different fronts. Read more »

April 28, 2015

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Sen. Mike Lee: Let people, not courts, define marriage

Tomorrow the Supreme Court will hear arguments dealing with the same question: does the U.S. Constitution require the redefinition of marriage? There is nothing in the Constitution that suggests... Read more »

April 27, 2015

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In our opinion: Marriage definition on Supreme Court docket — don't turn believers into bigots

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The speed with which the acceptance of gay marriage has swept the nation is stunning. So is the speed with which an attitude of intolerance has grown toward any who believe in preserving the... Read more »

April 27, 2015

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Drew Clark: Can the Supreme Court find compromise on same-sex marriage?

Could the Supreme Court reaffirm the rights of states to define marriage while still requiring states to recognize same-sex marriages performed in other states? Why this politically attractive... Read more »

April 27, 2015

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John Hoffmire: Can people be trained to be compassionate?

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Compassion, often reckoned to be the “highest personal virtue,” is held to embody the very essence of humanity. Read more »

April 27, 2015

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Jay Evensen: On Second Thought

A lighthearted look at current events. Read more »

April 27, 2015

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Robert J. Samuelson: GOP looking to kill the 'death tax'

The House recently approves legislation that abolishes the estate tax, sometimes called the "death tax." Chances of this soon becoming law are slim, because even if it passes the Senate,... Read more »

April 27, 2015

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In our opinion: Good reasons to allow courtroom cameras in domestic cases

The state Judicial Council is looking at rules governing video recording devices in courtrooms, particularly in domestic abuse cases. Restricting full media coverage in such cases is opposed by... Read more »

April 27, 2015

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Letter: Can Iran be trusted?

Can someone explain why the president of the United States believes Iran can be trusted in a nuclear weapons treaty when he knows Iran is behind much (probably most) of the political instability in the Middle East? Read more »

April 27, 2015

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Letter: Sense of direction

It is time for Congress to roll up its sleeves, reach across the aisle and start this meaningful process. Of course, a resolution is just a beginning — a sense of direction. Read more »

April 27, 2015

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Peter Corroon: Generalizations about liberals fail to define members of Democratic Party

Greg Bell's column about the problems of being a conservative are misleading and full of generalizations. Liberals don’t see government as supreme. Liberals see government as a tool, an... Read more »

April 26, 2015

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About Utah: Big-time golf in little ol' Monticello

At Monticello, the town links lure golfers from near and far. Read more »

April 26, 2015

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Letter: Bullying time

It is that time again: the time when you can call people names, make fun of them, put them down for their beliefs. Yes, it is election time. We in this country have gone way beyond bullying. We taunt, scare and bribe people into... Read more »

April 26, 2015

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Letter: Keep standards high

A Washington Times headline reads "Marine Corps weighs lower standards for women after none pass Infantry Officer Course." As a Marine, I say don't do it; it would threaten our national security. It has already been done... Read more »

April 26, 2015

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Letter: Job misclassifications

As temperatures increase, so does the competition for recruiting talent in the summer sales industry. In an effort to increase competitive advantage, some companies are misclassifying their salespeople as independent contractors.... Read more »

April 26, 2015

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My view: Law Day 2015: Magna Carta still a symbol of freedom under law

In a way, both the Litigation Section and the Utah State Bar were established to keep alive the spirit of Magna Carta. To that end, 70 percent of the bar is engaged in pro bono work on a weekly basis. Read more »

April 26, 2015

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Frank Pignanelli & LaVarr Webb: We can't help but revel in the politico buzz

Last week, Utahns witnessed intra-party dynamics on both edges of the Utah political spectrum — from the Salt Lake City mayoral race to the Republican Party leadership. Politicos reveled in... Read more »

April 26, 2015

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Letter: No oversight at all

I am very concerned about a practice that has been made legal by our state. My child is a student at a charter school here in Utah; due to an Individualized Education Program problem, we started investigating the teachers at our... Read more »

April 26, 2015

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Letter: Lost and found ring

I don't know your name but you have my heartfelt thanks. I lost my wedding ring in the Salt Lake Airport. You found it and turned it in to the "lost and found." We departed on our trip with heavy hearts; I was sick about... Read more »

April 26, 2015

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John Florez: Teach our children the love of learning

If we want an education system that cultivates innovation, then we must create a culture where teachers are encouraged to be innovative and free to excite their students to be constant learners. Read more »

April 25, 2015

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Letter: We can do better

I would like to respond to a letter by Patrick Holman (“Next president?” April 19), in which Mr. Holman suggests that we should vote for Hillary Clinton with the fallacious argument that her being a woman is qualification... Read more »

April 25, 2015

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Letter: Climate change is unjustified rhetoric

I recognize that climate change is real, but I object to the exaggerated predictions of devastation and the inflammatory rhetoric used by the proponents of global warming because it leads to mass hysteria. Such rhetoric is... Read more »

April 25, 2015

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In our opinion: Navajo Nation looks to combat obesity with tax on junk food

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The Navajo Nation, comprising different parts of Arizona, Utah and New Mexico, has implemented a tax on junk food. The tax is a direct way to combat obesity, which affects nearly 25,000 of the... Read more »

April 25, 2015

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Ben McAdams, Derek B. Miller: Export-Import Bank is critical to Utah jobs

Failure to reauthorize the Export-Import Bank will have one result: fewer U.S. exports, fewer U.S. jobs and higher U.S. trade deficits. Utah's economy is also largely dependent on export jobs. Read more »

April 24, 2015

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My view: EPA energy plan bad news for Utah seniors

Economists predict that a new EPA plan will cause a huge increase in Utahn’s electricity bills — a jump of at least 24 percent and possibly as much as 55 percent. That’s a... Read more »

April 24, 2015

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