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In our opinion: Good reasons to allow courtroom cameras

The state Judicial Council is looking at rules governing video recording devices in courtrooms.

Letter: Wrong tax approach

The gas tax increase was the wrong approach, period! Truckers avoided buying our fuel because of our fuel prices; this changed my opinion over all those I voted into office. The correct approach would have been to actually lower the... Read more »

April 17, 2015

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Mike Noel: Utah leads out on win-win solution to climate controversy

HCR8, which is now signed, states that soil sequestration of atmospheric CO2 in forests and rangeland soils is Utah’s preferred approach regarding any federal efforts to deal with climate... Read more »

April 17, 2015

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Letter: Changing environment

Our climate is changing (temperature), our water is changing (ocean levels) and our ozone layer is changing (ultraviolet radiation). Our trees that recycle carbon dioxide into oxygen are being cut down. We have hazardous waste and... Read more »

April 17, 2015

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Greg Bell: The problem of being a conservative

Conservatives believe the individual is pre-eminent in political society. Many liberals believe government is supreme and bestows rights on the individual. That is a completely upside-down view of... Read more »

April 17, 2015

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In our opinion: Disrupted by email and the Internet, the U.S. Postal Service needs to make tough decisions to cut its losses

Now $15 billion in debt, the U.S. Postal Service has a problem: a rapidly changing market for first-class mail, which has been disrupted by modern technology. Lawmakers should let the Postal... Read more »

April 17, 2015

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Michael Gerson: The Iran deal: Obama is desperate for a legacy

Why would the Obama administration claim victory in the middle of a sensitive negotiation, in a manner that prods the other side to harden its demands and encourages the unraveling of sanctions? Read more »

April 16, 2015

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In our opinion: Norman H. Bangerter: A governor not worried about his legacy has left a secure one

The late Gov. Norm Bangerter may not have been concerned about his place in history, but as it turns out, he didn’t need to be. He leaves behind a legacy that is secure, and he will be sorely... Read more »

April 16, 2015

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These days, you really can watch something else

There has never been a time in history with more entertainment choices available than there are now. If you can’t find something consistent with your values or your tastes, it may not be... Read more »

April 16, 2015

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In our opinion: 'Great Utah ShakeOut' drills help educate, prepare us for likelihood of earthquakes

The goal of the Great Utah ShakeOut drill is to increase awareness and to make sure Utahns are prepared for an earthquake when it arrives. Given Utah's fault-laden geographical makeup, future... Read more »

April 16, 2015

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Letter: Unemployment compensation

The recent budget crisis in the United States has prompted many U.S. citizens to urge leaders to cut spending. I agree that some areas of the government budget should be cut back, but unemployment compensation should be preserved.... Read more »

April 16, 2015

34 comments

Letter: No more hungry kids

There was an excellent reminder of the importance of the SNAP program, or food stamps, by Ariane Dansie (“Keep SNAP funded,” April 7). One in five hungry children is too many. Connecting with our representatives about... Read more »

April 16, 2015

41 comments

Letter: Intimate caucus system

There are many major issues facing the United States. The leaders we elect matter now more than ever. How we elect those leaders might very well determine how we as a nation handle some of the big issues of the day. There has been... Read more »

April 16, 2015

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Henri Sisneros: Underserved communities reap returns from educational investments

The wonderful thing about investing in education, planting seeds of hope, is what can grow. In the mid-1980s, a University of Utah initiative brought promising high school students of color over... Read more »

April 16, 2015

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Dan Liljenquist: Will Hillary Clinton benefit from new campaign finance tactics?

Money is, and has always been, the “mother’s milk” of politics. Those candidates who raise the most money, whether directly into their campaigns or through surrogates into Super... Read more »

April 16, 2015

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Laura Polacheck: Con artists are devising new, devious ways to scam Utahns

Con artists continue devising new ways to scam Utahns out of their hard-earned money. That's why AARP Utah is glad to offer the Fraud Watch Network, which gives free access to information about how... Read more »

April 16, 2015

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George Will: 'Sustainability mania' only bloats rates, cuts savings

Hundreds of millions could be saved, with no cost to any institution's core educational mission, by eliminating every position whose title contains the word "sustainability" — and, while we... Read more »

April 16, 2015

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Utah's 'grand bargain' stands in sharp contrast to Cliven Bundy's vigilantes

We’ve got our own “take back the land” movement here, but cooler heads are hard at work getting all sides together on compromises that might actually lead to a solution. Read more »

April 15, 2015

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Kathleen Parker: Hillary Clinton's voters will have to overlook her past to elect her for the future

Hillary Clinton's video to announce her candidacy borders on many themes, but she fails to adequately address what she is going to do for America, especially considering her amount of excessive... Read more »

April 15, 2015

40 comments

My view: 'Live free' or lashings — struggles continue in support of religious liberty

Recent poll numbers reveal a country sharply divided over current religious freedom proposals in Indiana and Arkansas. Progressive communities such as Yale should lead the charge in supporting... Read more »

April 15, 2015

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Jay Evensen: Norm Bangerter was Utah's Harry Truman

It is appropriate that Bangerter’s lasting physical legacy is a highway that runs through the Salt Lake metro area and bears his name. Like his leadership, it doesn’t always run... Read more »

April 15, 2015

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Letter: Wrong wage approach

We have thousands of people in our state right now who are working full-time jobs who do not and cannot afford to have health insurance, and many who are working full-time jobs who cannot afford the rent of even low-cost apartments. Read more »

April 15, 2015

49 comments

Letter: Water pricing policy

To be sure, investment in water conservation technology and the replacement of aging water infrastructure is important in meeting increasing water demand in a growing state such as Utah. But so is focusing on the law of demand for... Read more »

April 15, 2015

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