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Editorial: CDCU helps rebuild distressed communities, one house at a time

The Community Development Corporation of Utah has rebuilt more than 400 homes.

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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Natalie Gochnour: Utah is a model of constructive Republicanism

Public policy is informed by ideology, but should not be controlled by it. The best public policy occurs when we draw the best ideas from the left and the right to avoid or solve complex problems.... Read more »

May 17, 2015

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Frank Pignanelli & LaVarr Webb: Count My Vote compromise seems to provoke contradicting reactions

Utah’s confusing weather — rain and high mountain snow interspersed with summer-like heat — is a perfect backdrop to the turmoil in Utah politics. We offer our... Read more »

May 17, 2015

14 comments

My view: Credibility gap exists between supporters, opposers of Healthy Utah

There’s an enormous credibility gap between those who support Healthy Utah and those who oppose it. The credible consensus tells us Healthy Utah is our best option. Read more »

May 17, 2015

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Letter: Stop the flop

I know this is not the sports page, but as a place to voice my opinion, I have to wonder what is being done in the NBA to prevent flopping. When players flop, or flail their bodies around like any physical contact is the same as... Read more »

May 17, 2015

7 comments

Letter: Obscure trade bill

The Obama administration won’t let anyone see the details of the president’s Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) bill; I liken it to Obamacare, where “we have to pass it to see what’s in it.” The only... Read more »

May 17, 2015

8 comments

Letter: Testing culture

I applaud Scott Hicks for expressing his frustration that teachers are not allowed to count students' SAGE scores on grades (“Who has accountability?” May 10). It adds to a frustration that started when I read... Read more »

May 17, 2015

4 comments

Letter: Life of service

Thanks to Mr. James Marples for acknowledging Mitt Romney's uplifting remarks at last week's UVU graduation (“Living large,” May 11). It was indeed great to have the governor here. However, my ears heard... Read more »

May 17, 2015

7 comments

Letter: Sweet-tooth capital

In an unsurprising article about Utah’s sugar addictions (“Utah is the sweet-tooth capital of the country,” May 14), I have to wonder what, if anything, parents and community leaders in Utah are actually doing to... Read more »

May 17, 2015

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In our opinion: Utah to begin mandating some meningitis vaccinations, but more is needed

In Utah, children entering the seventh grade next school year will be required to get meningitis vaccinations. While the vaccine to be used is effective against strains A, C, Y and W, another... Read more »

May 16, 2015

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John Florez: Looking at Utah's prison relocation efforts by revisiting my grade-school civics lessons

The state prison relocation efforts appear to be more like how we used to play sandlot baseball. There we made the rules as we went along, and the kid that brought the bat and ball usually ended up... Read more »

May 16, 2015

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Letter: Best time to plant tree

An old proverb asks "When is the best time to plant a tree?" The wise answer is, "Twenty years ago." Utah County is currently debating the best time to start building an effective transit system. Do we have the wisdom... Read more »

May 16, 2015

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Letter: Utah gas prices

It is amazing that our gas prices in Salt Lake at the pump are so high — almost $3 per gallon. In the states around us, prices are much lower. West Yellowstone has prices below $2.50 per gallon. West Yellowstone usually offers... Read more »

May 16, 2015

13 comments

Letter: Trade opposition

Mr. President, stop smearing Sen. Warren over Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) opposition. If this treaty is such a sweet deal, why can't we see it? And Sen. Hatch and Lee, you both should be putting as much sunlight on this... Read more »

May 16, 2015

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Michael Gerson: Advertisements, brands against GMOs are examples of corporate irresponsibility

Embracing pseudoscience as the centerpiece of an advertising and branding effort is an act of corporate irresponsibility. Read more »

May 15, 2015

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Letter: Study for the exam

I loved teaching, but I am glad that I am through because of the increasing attention to specific tests rather than teaching. Read more »

May 15, 2015

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