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Inconsistency in school test standards doesn't do anyone any good

Schools are still waiting for the SAGE test results that were to help evaluate and enhance a school's performance.

Randy Shumway: Setting our sights on education

Investing in America’s future workforce is the most viable long-term strategy for helping us emerge from financial crisis and for laying the long-term foundation for a strong, competitive... Read more »

Sept. 9, 2014

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In our opinion: A cause for concern if civil forfeiture goes unchecked

Do you know what civil forfeiture is? People need to be aware their fellow citizens are having their property taken from them without any remuneration and without being convicted of criminal activity. Read more »

Sept. 9, 2014

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Letter: Scottish independence

Scottish independence is not based upon a romantic notion of freedom either, but a growing recognition by its people that London doesn't necessarily know best and we are better off taking care of our own affairs. Read more »

Sept. 9, 2014

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Letter: Congress seating

My solution to the dysfunctional Congress lies in the seating arrangements. Make the seating thus: Republican, Democrat, Republican, Democrat, etc. Read more »

Sept. 9, 2014

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My view: How Hollywood got it wrong and its effect on Ferguson

The prosecuting attorney in the Ferguson shooting case has an apparent conflict of interest with extensive family ties to the St. Louis Police Department. A recent TV drama showed the same conflict... Read more »

Sept. 9, 2014

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Doug Robinson: Air travel: To recline or not to recline

Airlines have become a battleground for passengers who are fighting for the right to recline their seats in the already crammed coach section, where space sells for a premium. Read more »

Sept. 8, 2014

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Catherine Rampell: Congress' whopper of a mess

A byzantine, loophole-riddled, high-statutory-rate tax code encourages companies to construct byzantine, Rube-Goldberg-like tax strategies to minimize their tax burdens. Read more »

Sept. 8, 2014

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Michael Gerson: It's time to carry the fight to the enemy

I don't really care what Obama calls the global campaign against this enemy, as long as he is truly determined to "defeat 'em." Though it would be helpful to remind Americans: We fight 'em there,... Read more »

Sept. 8, 2014

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Robert Bennett: Will Republicans hold House, regain Senate this fall?

The strong consensus is that Republicans will hold the House and narrowly take control of the Senate, for the following reasons offered by former Utah Sen. Bob Bennett. Read more »

Sept. 8, 2014

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John Hoffmire: Understanding the harsh realities of child slavery in Africa

We all know poverty wreaks havoc on families, but rarely do we see the corrosive effects extreme poverty has on even the strongest of bonds, such as those between parents and children. Read more »

Sept. 8, 2014

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An argument for raising the minimum wage

American fast-food workers need and deserve a $15 an hour minimum wage. Raising it to that level would be the first step to healing our battered work force and building toward a hopeful economic... Read more »

Sept. 8, 2014

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In our opinion: No more 'swatting'

"Swatting" — where law enforcement agencies are dispatched to faux emergency calls — wastes resources and places many in potentially dangerous situations. Read more »

Sept. 8, 2014

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Letter: Union costs

While unions served their purpose years ago, they've clearly lost their place. It's unfortunate that people have been brainwashed by unions to believe they aren't strong enough on their own and must rely on others to... Read more »

Sept. 8, 2014

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Letter: Fit for office?

Columnist Richard Davis recently assailed Becky Lockhart for her presumption to aspire to the office of Utah's superintendent of public instruction ("Focus on needed skills when selecting new superintendent," Wednesday,... Read more »

Sept. 8, 2014

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In our opinion: Utah Public Lands Initiative a long shot worth pursuing — still

The Utah Public Lands Initiative is still considered a long shot — but the locally driven cooperative to mesh conservation and development still is a long shot worth taking. Read more »

Sept. 7, 2014

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Henri Sisneros: Ferguson incident: It is unwise to draw hasty conclusions

We should question those who have already decided what happened in Ferguson. They know what we know — and that is only what has been reported. It usually takes investigation by agents,... Read more »

Sept. 7, 2014

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Drew Clark: Lesson learned from the mountaintop of Timpanogos

The way mountains are like sacred spaces is the way that seeing things from such a high vantage point enables one to better comprehend the terrain below. Read more »

Sept. 7, 2014

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Frank Pignanelli & LaVarr Webb: A potpourri of political questions as summer ends

As summer ends, a potpourri of political questions are rattling around in our heads. Read more »

Sept. 7, 2014

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Letter: Rainbow Bridge

In a recent article about Rainbow Bridge the writer did not mention us avid river runners who always camped at Rainbow Bridge Canyon for the evening and then hiked the 7 miles up the canyon to the glorious Rainbow Bridge. At that... Read more »

Sept. 7, 2014

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Letter: Illegal immigration undermines

To imply that politicians complain about illegal immigration merely to score political points is not only a lie, but it also denies the reality that illegal immigration undermines, rather than contributes to, the "strength,... Read more »

Sept. 7, 2014

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Letter: Cancel corporate taxes

In a recent article in Forbes, Stan Collender discussed corporate taxes and subsidies. Corporate taxes here are the world's highest (35-40 percent). Warren Buffett got some publicity for helping to finance the move of the... Read more »

Sept. 7, 2014

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Letter: Intend to kill

Don S. Robertson's letter (“Gun safety,” Sept. 2) uses language that is much softer than what my dad taught me: "Never point a gun at anything you don't intend to kill.” Newel Standley Murray Read more »

Sept. 7, 2014

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