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In our opinion: Train terrorism incident in France has us proud of heroism

The foiled attempt of a gunman to wreak terror on a high-speed train in France has brought into clarity.

Erickson: Mothers’ time invested in relationships with children does matter — a lot

The time mothers invest in building strong relationships with their children does matter — a lot. And that is why every mother’s natural yearnings to be there, to nurture, to protect... Read more »

Aug. 23, 2015

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Drew Clark: Feeling the refreshing breeze of Washington politics in Aspen

Striking down bad claims is good. And when that kind of balance is actively advocated by the chief of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, it’s a positive sign for the future of innovation. Read more »

Aug. 23, 2015

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Frank Pignanelli & LaVarr Webb: Political persuasion depends on the fundamental message

Thanks to technology, demographics and underlying anger toward politicians and government, political dynamics are more unpredictable than ever before. It proves that one fundamental element is... Read more »

Aug. 23, 2015

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My view: Bernie Sanders draws crowds, support on platform to improve quality of life

I find it funny how the press keeps calling Bernie Sanders “radical” because he challenges business as usual in Washington, D.C. He offers common-sense solutions to the really big... Read more »

Aug. 23, 2015

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My view: School bully problem stems from society’s adult bully problem

Just because you believe differently, or feel that you have been treated unfairly, doesn’t make it OK to be scornful, sarcastic or belittling. Read more »

Aug. 23, 2015

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Letter: Creating Pottersvilles

People and the government have created their own Pottersvilles because of their outrageous borrowing and spending habits. They are using the European countries as their model, yet the European countries are going bankrupt. Read more »

Aug. 23, 2015

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Letter: UTA schedules

The other day I was at the Main Library and less than one-third of the bus schedule slots had schedules in them! What’s the deal UTA? It’s your job to keep those slots full. Read more »

Aug. 23, 2015

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Letter: Unnecessary tragedies

Who can be against our developmental assistance agency, USAID, being more efficient and transparent? Who is against saving the lives of mothers and children? Read more »

Aug. 23, 2015

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Arthur Cyr: Intelligence involves art along with science

Americans favor technology tools, reflected in the cuts. We must resist this imbalance. Accurate, important intelligence is difficult to collect and evaluate effectively even when multiple means... Read more »

Aug. 23, 2015

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In our opinion: Filipino group develops saltwater-powered lamp for underprivileged families

The SALt team is to be commended for its novel approach at turning local resources into viable aid materials. More engineers should model this approach that we might more effectively help one another. Read more »

Aug. 22, 2015

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John Florez: Has Salt Lake City become a house of cards?

Salt Lake City has shiny new buildings, a state of the art downtown mall, soon a $117 million theater, bike lanes, solar meters and sustainability; yet, the administration couldn’t find money... Read more »

Aug. 22, 2015

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Letter: Location approval

Let’s not waste another $200 million in taxpayer money fighting in the courts. Let’s move on and make the prison relocation work. Read more »

Aug. 22, 2015

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Letter: Strong defenses

Those who worry the president’s deal won’t stop Iran from getting a nuclear bomb should support the strong defenses we will need if they are right. Read more »

Aug. 22, 2015

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Letter: Time for replacements

When elected representatives begin to believe the lie that they are the smartest people in the room and no longer need to represent the will of the people who elected them, it is time to replace them. Read more »

Aug. 22, 2015

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In our opinion: Some companies testing innovative options in parental leave

Even without federally mandated paid leave for new parents, recent announcements from West Coast companies indicate things may be changing for some families in America’s private sector. Read more »

Aug. 21, 2015

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My view: Why Utah leaders need to embrace EPA’s Clean Power Plan

It’s time for Utah leaders to embrace the challenge of change and invest in a clean energy economy, for jobs, for our health and to preserve our way of life — especially our snowy winters. Read more »

Aug. 21, 2015

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Greg Bell: Best method of helping the homeless is to treat them as individuals, not lump them into 'categories'

Focusing on the homeless as individuals — by name and on each one’s unique situation and needs — takes a lot of time and dedicated personnel. It’s more expensive and... Read more »

Aug. 21, 2015

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Natalie Gochnour: Salt Lake City is earning a new title: 'Wall Street of the West'

When it comes to financial services, Salt Lake City is now a global powerhouse, boasting the second-largest Goldman Sachs office in the U.S. and the world's fourth-largest. What was in 2000 a small... Read more »

Aug. 21, 2015

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Letter: Unwise voting method

Voting by mail is unwise. A recent Deseret News editorial (“Success of voting by mail in S.L. County,” Aug. 14) claims it’s a success but bases that claim on the wrong factors. Read more »

Aug. 21, 2015

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Letter: Don’t upgrade

As a parent and IT professional, my advice on Microsoft Windows 10 is two words: Don't upgrade. It removes control from parents and users, putting it in the hands of Microsoft and its increasingly aggressive advertising partners. Read more »

Aug. 21, 2015

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Letter: New motto

In response to articles about Donald Trump, I have a new motto to suggest: “Dump Trump!” Read more »

Aug. 21, 2015

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Doug Robinson: The death of rivalries brought on by realignment, big business

The reshuffling of conference affiliations around the country has cost the game many of its oldest and most cherished rivalries, including BYU-Utah and probably, eventually, Utah State-Utah. Read more »

Aug. 20, 2015

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Jay Evensen: Eroding freedoms in U.S. are troublesome

The Cato Institute’s Ian Vasquez said the "the United States can no longer claim to be the leading bastion of liberty in the world.” Who, then, will fill that void? Read more »

Aug. 20, 2015

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In our opinion: Unionizing won't help solve college athletics' many problems

The National Labor Relations Board made the right decision this week when it unanimously overturned a ruling by a regional board that would have allowed football players at Northwestern University... Read more »

Aug. 20, 2015

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Dan Liljenquist: My case for defunding Planned Parenthood

While some may argue the $500-plus million Planned Parenthood receives annually from the U.S. government doesn't directly fund abortions, continuing to send taxpayer funds to an organization that... Read more »

Aug. 20, 2015

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