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In our opinion: Small efforts and big impacts on intergenerational poverty

Addressing intergenerational poverty concerns affecting thousands doesn't require waiting for the Legislature

In our opinion: Anti-Semitism at home and abroad

Polls show “deeply-entrenched” anti-Semitic sentiment can be found in more than 25 percent of the world’s population. Unfortunately, there are places here in America that... Read more »

March 22, 2015

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Drew Clark: Let's stop reforming, and start disrupting educational habits

Remember education reform, circa 2000? It was called "No Child Left Behind." More than 40 states now have waivers from that law. How about education reform, circa 2010? That's been called the... Read more »

March 22, 2015

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Letter: Bucket lists

I’m only 19, so hopefully I have plenty of life left to live. That being said, people find it strange that I have already started a lengthy bucket list. Most people don’t actually take the time to write down a list of... Read more »

March 22, 2015

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Letter: Questionable message

On March 17, Granger High hosted a guest speaker. This speaker had a good message of resiliency and overcoming problems in the past. However, his good message was mostly lost as he encouraged anti-American/education ideas. He said... Read more »

March 22, 2015

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Letter: Yes to Healthy Utah

In 2015, 11,050 Utahns will be diagnosed with cancer. Many of them will be our loved ones, our co-workers or our neighbors and friends. Some of them will not have access to health care coverage because their only coverage options are... Read more »

March 22, 2015

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Letter: Failed air bill

Sen. Luz Escamilla's SB208 would have raised the penalties on violators of our current clean air laws — penalties which haven't been adjusted in 34 years — and brought them up to levels more closely matching... Read more »

March 22, 2015

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Letter: Visual pollution

The Utah State Drivers Handbook states that all drivers are not allowed to park within 30 feet of any stop sign, yield sign, traffic control signal or intersections for pedestrian crossing. Why then is it necessary to have the visual... Read more »

March 22, 2015

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Letter: Who is gaining what?

Now that the Legislature has finished, perhaps it is time to look at who is gaining what? The Senate voted for Healthy Utah. The House leadership opposed it, due to the fact that the head of the body owns an insurance company that... Read more »

March 21, 2015

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Letter: Education waivers

I recently read about the state school board asking for a waiver from No Child Left Behind. No one likes NCLB, and many states petition for waivers. Since these waivers are so popular, and since Americans have voted in favor of... Read more »

March 21, 2015

9 comments

Letter: UTA salaries

I think most of us will be pretty disgusted to be reminded that the highest executive at UTA earns — with benefits, bonuses and vacation pay — over $350,000 annually. This is more than the governor of the state. UTA is... Read more »

March 21, 2015

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John Florez: Lawmaking a matter of conscience

Making sure our public policies reflect our values requires our collective conscience. For in the end what’s at stake is the heart and soul of our society. Read more »

March 21, 2015

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In our opinion: Cyber-security the issue of Hillary's use of personal email server and Blackberry phone

Partisan politics aside, the real issue with former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server and a Blackberry cellphone raises concerns of cyber-security with sensitive... Read more »

March 21, 2015

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Greg Bell: Politicians should remember that Patton-attributed adage, 'All glory is fleeting'

Politicians who succumb to scandal do so by failing to control their egos and their appetites. This can lead to the entitlement mentality, the dangers of hanging out with rich guys, affairs and the... Read more »

March 20, 2015

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In our opinion: With hundreds of thousands of Utah children at risk, intergenerational poverty needs prompt action

The Utah Legislature has given several years of attention to intergenerational poverty concerns in the state. But it will require action, not just attention, as well as commitment and public... Read more »

March 20, 2015

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Henri Sisneros: Thanks to Founding Fathers, happiness is a right for all Americans

Utah's new anti-discrimination bill marks an important step toward realizing the ideals set forth by our Founders about what our country is, or, more accurately, could be. Read more »

March 20, 2015

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My view: Utah’s seniors support Sen. Hatch’s efforts with health care coverage

A retired veteran applauds Sen. Orrin Hatch's efforts in fighting for better health care coverage for seniors and retirees. But more needs to be done, particularly with programs like Medicare... Read more »

March 20, 2015

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Letter: GOP genius

I'm not a Republican, but I must commend the Utah GOP's idea to hold presidential caucuses as a great example of thinking outside the box. Read more »

March 20, 2015

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Letter: Unwise letter

The letter signed by 47 U.S. senators and sent to Iran's government seems wrong for many reasons. Read more »

March 20, 2015

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Letter: Bring the prison here

"No prison in my backyard," they say. I would like to offer my backyard for the prison. The space is only 95 by 60 feet, but as far as I am concerned they can go many miles up in the air. Read more »

March 20, 2015

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Jay Evensen: Lawmakers, not courts, should decide how to pick school board members

This is a test for Utah's legislative leadership, who ought to bring a solution to a special session rather than punt to the judicial branch. Read more »

March 19, 2015

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In our opinion: How many teachers would do what a Maine educator is doing with her $1 million global prize?

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Nancie Atwell, the founder of Maine's Center for Teaching and Learning, will take the $1 million award accompanying the Global Teacher Prize and put the money back into her school. The center can... Read more »

March 19, 2015

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Dan Liljenquist: Revisiting my predictions of Legislature's 'March Madness'

The NCAA Tournament begins today, but for political junkies, the real March Madness ended Thursday when the Utah Legislature adjourned. Before the 2015 session, I made several predictions —... Read more »

March 19, 2015

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My view: Carbon tax is voice of the future

It makes sense to tax carbon now, as fossil fuel rates are historically low, and a carbon tax will encourage better research in alternative fuels. A carbon tax would also return money to taxpayers... Read more »

March 19, 2015

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Letter: Sports over school

Utah’s lawmakers have decided that sports take precedent over education in the form of “Utah Wellness Program.” Read more »

March 19, 2015

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Letter: Unpredictable aggression

For whatever reason, some very friendly animals can turn on an individual or another animal. Read more »

March 19, 2015

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