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In our opinion: Federal Reserve Bank faces crossroads

The Federal Reserve Bank must decide when and how much to raise rates and return monetary policy.

Andy Koenig: April 20 is Utah’s real tax day

Utahns need to keep their representatives from blowing past budget limits around tax day. Washington is already spending — and wasting — too much of Utah's hard-earned money. Utah... Read more »

April 15, 2015

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Richard Davis: Any good cops patrolling the streets? Recent new stories make us wonder — and that's not good for public safety

Is there a sudden rash of shootings by police officers or have these just become newsworthy, particularly because of police cams and video from cellphones? Race is a predominant issue, but are... Read more »

April 15, 2015

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Ralph Hancock: Religious freedom and the religion of 'nondiscrimination'

Is “nondiscrimination” really a fundamental principle on a par with religious freedom? And, for that matter, do we even know what “nondiscrimination” means, or what it... Read more »

April 14, 2015

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My view: Energy exports are good for Utah’s small businesses

The right policy on energy exports is as straightforward as it is with all other products: let businesses, entrepreneurs and workers capitalize on all available economic opportunities. Read more »

April 14, 2015

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Letter: Water pricing system

To better manage water, create a different pricing system than what is presently charged. Currently it is a flat pricing system, no matter how much water you use. The pricing system should be made like a stair. For the first X... Read more »

April 14, 2015

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In our opinion: With no injunction for SB54, state GOP leaders need to follow the spirit of compromise and let the bill do its work

A U.S. district judge declined to place an injunction on SB54, the law that changes Utah’s political caucus system by opening up an alternative route to primary ballots. Now, state Republican... Read more »

April 14, 2015

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Letter: Disaster communication

The recent article on a potential massive earthquake in Utah was spot on news article ("The Great Utah ShakeOut: Readying Utahns for a 7.0 quake," April 12). I fear that most people in our community are ill-prepared for what... Read more »

April 14, 2015

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My view: Don’t substitute pop culture for American history

Today, not even one in five colleges requires students to take a single foundational course in American history or government. The American people and boards of trustees must demand that students... Read more »

April 14, 2015

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Michael Gerson: Reform conservatism could bring debate, or productivity, to GOP

There is a sense in which reform conservatism can be defined as an update and overhaul of American institutions that were created in the 1930s and the 1960s and are now creaky and fiscally... Read more »

April 13, 2015

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Robert J. Samuelson: Have we seen the end of the tax revolt?

It's mid-April, and Karlyn Bowman — the astute public opinion analyst at the American Enterprise Institute — has noticed something significant. Tax Day "comes and goes without a... Read more »

April 13, 2015

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My view: Responsible payday loans are valuable credit option

We encourage everyone to visit utahconsumers.org to learn more about why payday loans are a valued credit option and hear directly from Utah customers who have successfully used payday loans to... Read more »

April 13, 2015

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Doug Robinson: Autism and an extraordinary gift for art

Cory Norton, who works with children with mental disabilities at West High, says people with autism have their own varying and unique abilities, and he considers one of his students an art prodigy. Read more »

April 13, 2015

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John Hoffmire: Turning the Ebola tragedy into a triumph

National Edition

A natural disaster like a deadly epidemic inflicts tremendous loss of life but does not damage roads, buildings or the country’s material infrastructure. Read more »

April 13, 2015

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On Second Thought: Easter Egg Roll, the IRS and NCAA brackets

A lighthearted look at news of the day. Read more »

April 13, 2015

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Robert J. Samuelson: America's middle-aged capitalism boosted by mergers and acquisitions

Mergers and acquisitions have become a staple of modern capitalism. American capitalism is middle-aged. The M&A surge is one way older firms strive to overcome internal stagnation. Read more »

April 13, 2015

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In our opinion: STEM grants for two Utah universities should improve program results

In our technology-driven global economy, STEM education is needed now more than ever. That’s why the Utah Legislature’s decision to create one-time STEM education grants to Dixie State... Read more »

April 13, 2015

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Letters: Checks and balances

America’s checks and balances helped make our government an exception to all others. Something must have happened in the past few years, because our checks and balances have ceased working. Read more »

April 13, 2015

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Letter: Eliminate the line

Allowing members of Congress to sit on opposite sides of each other hurts any chance at bipartisanship. It would be more effective to make legislators of different parties sit together to represent their home states. Read more »

April 13, 2015

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About Utah: A tale of 2 cameras

Ever since The Incident, remote Goblin Valley is becoming less so. Read more »

April 12, 2015

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Frank Pignanelli & LaVarr Webb: Can Republicans ever win the presidency?

Karl Rove created a stir recently with a Wall Street Journal column punching holes in the conservative theory that a GOP presidential candidate can win simply by turning out the Republican base. Read more »

April 12, 2015

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Mike Lee: Congress, not taxpayers, should pay for 'doc fix'

Good news from Washington is that bipartisanship has temporarily broken out in Congress. The bad news is it will cost American taxpayers an extra $141 billion over the next 10 years. This is... Read more »

April 12, 2015

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In our opinion: Preserving America's spirit of philanthropy

Many successful, wealthy Americans have, dating back to the 19th century, made a practice of turning toward charity after accumulating riches. Not only has this relieved the burden on public funds,... Read more »

April 12, 2015

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My view: Congress should avoid bumpy road ahead for federal transportation dollars

On May 31, 2015, the authorization for the federal highway, transit and highway safety programs that keep our nation’s economy moving will expire. Congress is looking toward a short-term fix... Read more »

April 12, 2015

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Letter: Vandalized shelter

Today I read online about the rock shelter that was vandalized in Nine Mile Canyon, not far from Price (“Primitive rock shelter vandalized,” April 8). This wasn’t just an act of spray-painting a name or something;... Read more »

April 12, 2015

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Letter: Living history

In 2012, a man named Bobby Hogg from a small fishing village in northern Scotland died at the age of 92. He was the last speaker of the Scots dialect known as Cromarty fisherfolk. Apparently, this dialect was the only branch of the... Read more »

April 12, 2015

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