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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.

My view: Data do not support expansion of Utah charter schools

Currently authorized Utah charter schools have the capacity to enroll 80,340 students, but the most recent data show just 68,459 students are actually enrolled in the schools. Read more »

Aug. 20, 2015

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Letter: Employee health insurance

Moving forward, it is crucial for business owners to have access to a wide variety of health insurance options to offer their employees. Read more »

Aug. 20, 2015

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Letter: Donor dollars

Seems to me that our Washington senators and representatives are bought and don’t dare do anything unless big money donors give their approval. Read more »

Aug. 20, 2015

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Letter: Where will it end?

Unfortunately, some government programs foster dependency and entitlement laziness. And where will it end? Read more »

Aug. 20, 2015

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Richard Davis: What is our society turning to — Bedford Falls or Pottersville?

Thinking of the classic film "It's A Wonderful Life" and the George Bailey and Henry Potter characters, I I sometimes wonder if our society hasn’t adopted Potter’s values, too, and... Read more »

Aug. 19, 2015

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Drew Clark: Stepping up our game and strategically planning for future growth

Our state will miss an opportunity unless our universities step up their game and get involved in finding ways to meet the needs associated with new growth and development that is and will continue... Read more »

Aug. 19, 2015

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Jay Evensen: Can Salt Lake really support a convention hotel?

Salt Lake County Mayor Ben McAdams believes a hotel would attract shows large enough to spill over to many other hotels, as well. The next round of bidding may be the last chance to prove it. Read more »

Aug. 19, 2015

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My view: Political profiting linked to unrestrained pollution

We should stand against unwise and harmful actions that have allowed unrestrained pollution in the course of rushing to profit. We must develop clean and new energy sources. Read more »

Aug. 19, 2015

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Letter: What the citizens want

Legislators know the best site for the prison is where it is now. They should vote for what most citizens want, not what developers want. Read more »

Aug. 19, 2015

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Letter: Types of bosses

We all know the petty boss that rules his kingdom with subtle manipulation, intimidation and sabotage rather than mutual respect. The petty boss shrieks and blames where a good boss lifts and builds. Read more »

Aug. 19, 2015

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Letter: More prison space

Lawmakers don't seem to understand that all these new laws put people in prison. Now they can look at the consequences. Read more »

Aug. 19, 2015

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Letter: What becomes of donations?

I would like to know what is done with the money that has been donated to political candidates when they lose the election. Read more »

Aug. 19, 2015

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In our opinion: Civil, data-driven deliberation and reminder of principles should drive prison relocation decision

The Utah Legislature is set to meet Wednesday to vote on building a new prison in the northwest part of Salt Lake City, marking the likely end of a process that has been quarrelsome and controversial. Read more »

Aug. 18, 2015

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In our opinion: Planned Parenthood videos called 'game-changer' by pro-choice advocate rethinking his position

The intensity of arguments on abortion are inversely proportional to their persuasiveness to those on the other side. But one pro-choice advocate is rethinking his position after viewing recent... Read more »

Aug. 18, 2015

59 comments

My view: New bill could prevent newborn tragedies

A little knowledge and simple tools in the hands of the local midwife can save mothers and their precious newborns. Read more »

Aug. 18, 2015

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Lois M. Collins: Helping teens write new chapter after a mistake

He dropped out of school at 16. Now 17, he wants to fix it, but can't quite figure out how. It's an example of poor judgment — the hallmark of a still-developing brain — that might... Read more »

Aug. 18, 2015

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Letter: Pollution-free future

In a pollution-free future, a healthier population of Americans will think back on the intolerable social and environmental damage caused by producing and transporting fossil fuels. Read more »

Aug. 18, 2015

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Letter: Road striping

On our tax forms we can check a box and donate to eight various worthy causes. Maybe we could have one more for “proper highway striping.” Read more »

Aug. 18, 2015

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Letter: Don’t accept prison move

I have talked to construction people who say the Rio Tinto site has such a high water table that they pumped water out to process the copper out of the ore. Read more »

Aug. 18, 2015

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Lee Benson: Hill's a fixture on The Hill

At 28 years and counting, the University of Utah's Chris Hill is the dean of America's athletics directors. Read more »

Aug. 17, 2015

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In our opinion: New state program has potential to turn around 'underperforming schools'

Education leaders launched a program this month that bears close watching for its potential to help so-called “underperforming schools” considered to be lagging in academic achievement. Read more »

Aug. 17, 2015

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About Utah: A clinic based on 3 words — Now I Can

Joel and Tracy Christensen got their Now I Can clinic started by helping their daughter; hundreds more have followed in her path. Read more »

Aug. 17, 2015

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