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My view: Medical marijuana: Google vs. PubMed

By making medical marijuana legal now in Utah we are getting ahead of the medical experts.

Linda and Richard Eyre: On understanding each other and the LDS Handbook

Hopefully a positive outcome of the whole handbook issue will be a conscious and deliberate effort by us all to understand each other better and to keep asking and answering the wonderful question... Read more »

Jan. 31, 2016

10 comments

In our opinion: Bishop's Public Lands Initiative needs continued engagement from all sides

Opposition to the public lands proposal should not derail this effort. Federal, state and local interests will be best served with continued engagement by all involved. Reps. Bishop and Chaffetz's... Read more »

Jan. 31, 2016

3 comments

My view: The path forward after Rep. Bishop's failed PLI

The best path forward is not to push a doomed PLI that will ignite a bruising battle and hurt feelings that stymie progress for years, but to move forward on a level playing field where no one... Read more »

Jan. 31, 2016

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Letter: Big Brothers Big Sisters

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Utah’s unique mentoring program creates professionally-supported one-to-one relationships, which change kids' lives for the better. Read more »

Jan. 31, 2016

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Letter: Students don't need iPads

Students don't need iPads and other technology in the classroom. Most teens already have phones and computers, and you can bet that most of them are not using the technology for schoolwork in the classroom. Read more »

Jan. 31, 2016

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Letter: Ted Cruz eligible

The Founding Fathers intended the "Natural Born Citizen" clause to be a safeguard against someone disloyal to the United States from becoming president. Ted Cruz is as loyal as they come, and he is eligible to be president. Read more »

Jan. 31, 2016

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Letter: Emergencies and postal carriers

The new proposed bill in the Utah Legislature to have postal workers inform emergency responders about a person's personal information in a crisis situation is not a good idea. Read more »

Jan. 31, 2016

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Drew Clark: Credit Obama for improving the federal government's use of technology

Neither President George W. Bush nor President Bill Clinton has made an discernible impact in the effectiveness of government's use of technology. But President Barack Obama has. He’s done so... Read more »

Jan. 30, 2016

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In Our Opinion: Energy legislation highlights bipartisan support

The Senate Energy Committee is currently drafting an Energy Bill that would be the first significant energy legislation presented to the Senate in over eight years. It’s being prepared in a... Read more »

Jan. 30, 2016

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John Florez: Justice reform requires culture change

Many convicted felons have a history of psychological evaluations and treatment. The greatest challenge for judicial reform will be the retraining of staff so they embrace the new culture of... Read more »

Jan. 30, 2016

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Letter: Thank you from a Marine's family

I will never know who paid our tab that night; and I hope that by some chance they are reading this now. Thank You from the bottom of this Marine Moms heart! Read more »

Jan. 30, 2016

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Letter: Public health should matter more than business

I am concerned about Utah's health and fully support the Utah Clean Parks Plan. Read more »

Jan. 30, 2016

9 comments

In our opinion: Human trafficking immoral and inhumane

Investigators believe that every year in Utah, scores of young people are forced into servitude or sex slavery. Once so victimized, they struggle when rescued to find normal lives. Read more »

Jan. 29, 2016

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My view: The U.S. should keep the Cuba embargo in place

A year has elapsed since normalization talks were divulged between the United States and Cuba, and the prophetic words of Cuba’s dissidents reverberate within the current, grim reality of a... Read more »

Jan. 29, 2016

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David Blankenhorn: Populist revolt and uprising in the political parties

Few of the old political rules seem to apply. What seemed wildly improbable only yesterday is normal today. What’s going on? Read more »

Jan. 29, 2016

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My view: Voters need to ask themselves, not candidates, a few questions

As we all prepare to cast important votes during 2016, remember we are going to pay for what we get in elected officials, so taking some time to ask ourselves a few questions about candidates is... Read more »

Jan. 29, 2016

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Natalie Gochnour: Decision time in America

It doesn’t matter if you are a Republican or a Democrat, you recognize the system is not working. The division between and within political parties is crushing this country’s ability to... Read more »

Jan. 29, 2016

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Obama's gun control

Is it any wonder that America’s law-abiding gun owners are fed up with Obama’s agenda of regulating, restricting, registering and eventually confiscating all the guns in America that are in civilian hands? Read more »

Jan. 29, 2016

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Jay Evensen: When it comes to Utah lawmakers raising taxes, timing is everything

Good times have obscured the tax hikes lawmakers enacted last year, but you can't always count on timing. Read more »

Jan. 28, 2016

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Letter: Public Land Initiative

The Public Land Initiative did not take into account the opinions of a majority of Utahns. Read more »

Jan. 28, 2016

29 comments

Dan Liljenquist: Fixing the pharmaceutical market

I agree with both President Obama and congressional leaders that it is time to get to the bottom of why drug costs are skyrocketing and what should be done about it. Read more »

Jan. 28, 2016

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My View: GOP trade war: Jeb, Trump and soybeans

With the U.S. running massive trade deficits with our trading partners, losing millions of manufacturing jobs, and, yes, exporting soybeans in lieu of heavy machinery, America has discovered free... Read more »

Jan. 28, 2016

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Robert J. Samuelson: What's behind the severe stock selloff?

Capitalism has always been an epic struggle between risk and reward, and the easiest way to understand the present turmoil in world stock markets is to recognize that the two have reversed. Risk... Read more »

Jan. 28, 2016

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George F. Will: Michael Bloomberg: an echo, not a choice

Michael Bloomberg's epiphany about the 2016 presidential proceedings is that what is missing is a second bossy, big-government billionaire from Manhattan's East Side — another candidate with... Read more »

Jan. 28, 2016

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Letter: No Internet sales tax

Adding a sales tax on Internet purchases is a bad idea for Utah because it will put a burden on businesses. Read more »

Jan. 28, 2016

20 comments

In Our Opinion: Reducing public access to legislative processes is detrimental to public trust

We call on GOP legislative leaders to clearly enunciate and explain the reasons why they might choose to exclude the public from any given meeting in which a significant number of lawmakers are in... Read more »

Jan. 28, 2016

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In Our Opinion: 'Constitutional Carry' not a wise move

Changing Utah's gun laws to allow for "Constitutional Carry" is not a wise move. Read more »

Jan. 27, 2016

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Letter: Access to Medicaid

Despite what some Utah legislators think, access to Medicaid is not always easy to get for some that need it. Read more »

Jan. 27, 2016

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Jay Evensen: Chances are, your grandchildren still will be fighting over federal lands in Utah

If you’re keeping score, we have in recent days seen the gamut of strategies for solving Western land-use issues, from brute force to legal process to an attempt at epic compromise. All... Read more »

Jan. 27, 2016

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Richard Davis: Your end of the boat is leaking

Last week, Pastor France Davis of the Calvary Missionary Baptist Church gave a speech at BYU. The pastor recounted his experiences with the civil rights movement and urged BYU students in the... Read more »

Jan. 27, 2016

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My View: Last-minute advice for people who need health insurance

I’ve worked in the health insurance industry for many years, and because of that people often ask me for tips about signing up for coverage. With the final deadline now less than a week away,... Read more »

Jan. 27, 2016

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Letter: Neglecting immigrant children

Many of the thousands of immigrant children who were allowed to enter our country several years ago without their parents have been placed in distressing circumstances. Read more »

Jan. 27, 2016

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Kathleen Parker: Bonfire of the vulgarities and a dumbing down of the GOP

At first it seemed too weirdly awful to be true, but there she was: Sarah Palin standing next to Donald Trump last Tuesday and endorsing him for president. Read more »

Jan. 27, 2016

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In Our Opinion: Supreme Court agrees to hear executive order challenge

What President Obama did with his executive orders was needed, but it needed to be done through the representative process established by the Constitution. Read more »

Jan. 26, 2016

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Remembering a giant among theologians

Dr. Eugene B. Borowitz, who died last week at age 91, will be remembered as one of America’s foremost religious philosophers — a prolific author and an extraordinary theologian who for... Read more »

Jan. 26, 2016

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John Hoffmire: With Davos last week: An insider's view

Dr. Theodore Roosevelt Malloch's biography, “Davos, Aspen and Yale,” tells part of the story that unfolds each year at this time in a town high in the Swiss Alps. But who is Ted Malloch? Read more »

Jan. 26, 2016

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Derek B. Miller: Former Gov. Huntsman offers insight into China's economy

Utah business and community leaders had the opportunity to hear last week from Jon Huntsman, former Utah governor and U.S. ambassador to China. He provided insight into what is happening in China... Read more »

Jan. 26, 2016

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My View: Utahns make a moral argument for medical marijuana

The Utah Legislature is considering a push for medical marijuana in 2016. A new bill may open the doors for edible marijuana products containing THC, though smoking marijuana would remain illegal. Read more »

Jan. 26, 2016

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Letter: Stop Clean Power Plan Act

The Clean Power Plan Act will hurt Utah families and it should be stopped before any damage is done. Read more »

Jan. 26, 2016

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Letter: Thank a mentor

Take the time to thank the people who have influenced your life. Read more »

Jan. 26, 2016

1 comment

Letter: Utah's surplus

Utah's surplus funds should go to teachers. They work hard and deserve a pay raise. Read more »

Jan. 26, 2016

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Letter: State controls lands

The Constitution clearly says that the states, not the federal government, should own the lands of the state. Read more »

Jan. 26, 2016

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America's conscience and the election

The 2016 election will determine what our America ultimately becomes. Because I love this country and its people, I have decided to vote for Bernie Sanders for president. He is the one candidate... Read more »

Jan. 25, 2016

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Jay Evensen: On Second Thought: End fighting over public lands in the state

A lighthearted look at news of the day. Utah Reps. Rob Bishop and Jason Chaffetz unveiled a compromise plan last week to end all the fighting over public lands in the state. Read more »

Jan. 25, 2016

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Those with Down syndrome can live happy, healthy, productive lives

Medical advances are making it increasingly possible for those with Down syndrome to live happy, healthy and productive lives. Modern treatments now mean that it is not unusual for those with Down... Read more »

Jan. 25, 2016

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Michael Gerson: The GOP needs both the wrecking ball and the true believer to fall

The outbreak of hostilities between Donald Trump and Ted Cruz may not be edifying, but it is clarifying. Read more »

Jan. 24, 2016

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About Utah: Keeping the peace, Sundance style

Lee Benson column on Park City police chief and what life is like during Sundance Read more »

Jan. 24, 2016

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In our opinion: Utahns need to understand and appreciate the value of their citizen Legislature

Despite the occasional shortcomings and bad outcomes, Utah's citizen Legislature is the best and most representative form of government and the best chance Utah has for maintaining its strong economy. Read more »

Jan. 24, 2016

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Drew Clark: Having faith means pressing forward even when circumstances seem hopeless

For those who believe and have faith, Elder Silver's recovery is a story of how the Lord works through men to accomplish His purposes, and turns bad things to bring about good. Read more »

Jan. 24, 2016

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Charles Krauthammer: The GOP gets the Iran prisoner swap wrong

Give President Obama credit. His Iran nuclear deal may be disastrous, but the packaging was brilliant. The near-simultaneous prisoner exchange was meant to distract from last Saturday's official... Read more »

Jan. 24, 2016

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