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In our opinion: Trump's statements on Mexican immigrants are incendiary

What Trump said about Mexico "sending people that have lots of problems" is unnecessarily incendiary.

Letter: Rural prison

I lived in Gunnison when there were fears about having a prison built there. But in the years since, there have been no escapes to my knowledge. My friend works there and says the prison provides one of the jobs he needs in order to... Read more »

July 19, 2015

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Letter: Orwellian atmosphere

The Supreme Court's recent marriage ruling — while perhaps well-intentioned — can be taken as an endorsement of any and all sexual behaviors. The endorsement of such behavior clearly dismisses moral authority, which... Read more »

July 19, 2015

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In our opinion: A life devoted to charitable service

Sister Nirmala Joshi, the former superior general of the Missionaries of Charity, is gone now, but her example continues through all who offer charitable service. It is her pure spirit of caring... Read more »

July 19, 2015

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Drew Clark: France's Bastille Day has ties to our Independence Day and Pioneer Day ideals

What about Bastille Day, which is as French as the Fourth of July is American and as empowering as Utah's 24th of July Pioneer Day? What does its history teach us about liberty's meaning in the... Read more »

July 19, 2015

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Frank Pignanelli & LaVarr Webb: Utah's political nerds now have reasons to 'geek out'

The Utah political nerd society (we are charter members) is excited about new developments in local elections, such as mail-in voting for municipal elections and billboard advertisements in the... Read more »

July 19, 2015

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My view: Iran's new pathway to the modern world

Over the next 10 years, if there is greater communication, commerce and capitalism between Iran and the rest of the world, surely this will gradually empower Iranians who see their country's... Read more »

July 19, 2015

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My view: Because we're all dependent, Utah should pass health care reform

The moral character of any society is defined by how well it takes care of its poor. The real heroes in our world are those who do something for others. I believe the citizens of Utah want to help... Read more »

July 19, 2015

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My view: Going forward, deals should involve framework for empowering Iran's civil society

Debates on the terms of the Iran nuclear deal should not invalidate the significance of the deal; what was accomplished through diplomacy could not have been achieved through war. Read more »

July 19, 2015

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In our opinion: El Chapo's escape is a rebuke of Mexico's claim to be reining in its drug lords

Any hope that Mexico had turned the corner in reversing decades of corruption has now vanished with drug kingpin Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, who escaped that country's maximum-security... Read more »

July 18, 2015

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John Florez: Life during World War II was a time of true patriotism

The World War II era forged the American character, the sense of patriotism that rekindled the values that unite us — caring for each other, sense of community, sacrifice and the worth of... Read more »

July 18, 2015

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Letter: National monuments

We need more protected spaces in this great country where we can experience nature as it was originally intended for mankind. Read more »

July 18, 2015

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My view: Southern Utah’s canyon country should be next on protected national monuments

If we don’t act now to protect this extraordinary Utah landscape, we may never fully understand the mystery and lessons of the ancient ones or have the chance to follow in their footsteps... Read more »

July 17, 2015

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In our opinion: Planned Parenthood executive's callous talk of abortion organ harvesting is dehumanizing

A published video of a Planned Parenthood executive speaking matter-of-factly about harvesting — and selling — body parts from aborted fetuses deserves prompt and thorough congressional... Read more »

July 17, 2015

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Greg Bell: Religion, morality play key roles in policymaking

The difficult task of drawing the legal lines between religious freedom and other emerging rights lies ahead of us. We would do well to step back from the fray a bit and consider religion’s... Read more »

July 17, 2015

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Natalie Gochnour: America, drugs and 'the power of the dog'

If the United States didn’t demand so much marijuana, heroin, cocaine and other mind-altering substances, Mexico could actually start to shed its drug-lord woes and realize its economic... Read more »

July 17, 2015

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Letter: Failed forecasts

Scientists funded by a federal government interested in imposing a renewable-energy mentality on the nation to enrich their cronies have — surprisingly — found ways to support the views of those who pay their wages. Read more »

July 17, 2015

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Letter: Immigration button

Although Trump may not be my first choice for president, he should be commended for telling it like it is. Read more »

July 17, 2015

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Letter: Look at full picture

Our representatives have been so anxious to move the prison that they began touting the benefits of doing so long before they had a full picture of everything involved. Read more »

July 17, 2015

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Jay Evensen: Has Pluto refueled a nation's imagination?

The joy of space exploration always has been the surprises it brings. The close encounter with Pluto ought to make us all wonder what new things we might yet discover or invent. Read more »

July 16, 2015

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In our opinion: Few seem happy with U.S.-Iran nuclear deal — and rightfully so

The United States finally has a deal with Iran to curtail the latter's ambitions to gain a nuclear weapon. And other than the Obama administration, nobody seems to be happy with it, especially... Read more »

July 16, 2015

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Dan Liljenquist: U.S.-Iran nuclear deal is Obama's Iranian capitulation

President Obama and his chief negotiator John Kerry have emerged from the U.S.-Iran nuclear negotiations with the worst deal imaginable. Trust is foundational to any treaty. Iran must demonstrate... Read more »

July 16, 2015

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My view: Utah needs to move forward with health coverage for those below poverty level

It is time for Gov. Gary Herbert and the House and Senate leadership to finish their task of agreeing on a credible plan to cover Utah’s eventual costs, and get the job done. Read more »

July 16, 2015

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Letter: Blight in the valley

The prison is an ugly eyesore, with its drab gray exteriors. Tourists passing the prison on the heavily traveled I-15 route see this blight in our otherwise beautiful valley. Read more »

July 16, 2015

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Letter: The diminishing wild

As an outdoor person who values what little true nature is left, I am appalled by many decisions our lawmakers make and by our few fellow citizens who choose to steal from what makes America great. Read more »

July 16, 2015

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Letter: One legitimate flag

It’s unbelievable to me that there are those arguing that the Confederate flag represents nothing more than states’ rights. Don’t whitewash history. Read more »

July 16, 2015

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