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In our opinion: Utah looks to break cycle of intergenerational poverty

Utah cannot afford to allow children at risk of repeating the poverty of their parents to continue along that path.

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Sept. 22, 2014

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Letter: Protect public lands

Have you tried to fish one of Utah's beautiful mountain streams and found that you're not allowed on the bank or to fish the waters? Or have you gone hunting or hiking in the mountains and been denied access? Has it sunk in... Read more »

Sept. 22, 2014

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Lesson: UTA bonuses

Rep. Greg Hughes defended the practice of giving large bonuses to UTA employees by saying that it is appropriate to provide that kind of bonus when employees are doing exceptional work for the state. I couldn't agree more.... Read more »

Sept. 22, 2014

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Letter: Suicide prevention

Having lost a teenage son to suicide almost nine years ago, I applaud all efforts to prevent suicide, as well as efforts to raise awareness of suicide. I also applaud efforts to help those who are left behind after a loved one takes... Read more »

Sept. 22, 2014

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Letter: Singles solution

My husband and I have five single LDS children between the ages of 18-25. We hear a lot about singles wards: the good, the bad and the bizarre. We tell them to go anyway. Recently we gathered our children around a table and... Read more »

Sept. 22, 2014

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Frank Pignanelli & LaVarr Webb: Are Republicans more than the party of 'no'?

In advance of the midterm elections in November and the 2016 presidential race, Republicans nationally are trying to show they aren’t just the party of “no.” They claim to have... Read more »

Sept. 21, 2014

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Drew Clark: The 'least dangerous branch' must follow principle, not pragmatism

Judicial minimalism means that judges should say no more than necessary to justify their conclusions and leave as much undecided as possible. This lack of articulation of constitutional principles... Read more »

Sept. 21, 2014

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Letter: Forever grateful

On April 16, my house and nearly all earthly possessions burned to the ground. It has been so wonderful to experience everyone's kindness since that time. Friends, neighbors and relatives have rallied to help. A complete... Read more »

Sept. 21, 2014

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Can you pass the U.S. citizenship test?

Considering that 92 percent of immigrants seeking U.S. citizenship can pass the required civics test while Americans struggle mightily, how well can you do in a sampling of the U.S. citizenship... Read more »

Sept. 21, 2014

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Letter: Police respect

Thirty-eight years ago I worked as an animal control officer. At that time, the ACO was viewed with the utmost venom. No one gave the dogcatcher respect, and it often resulted in turnovers in employees. Fast forward to our police... Read more »

Sept. 21, 2014

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James Gattuso: Give Tesla a truly free market by ending auto dealers' monopoly

Writer is addressing the question, "Should Tesla be allowed to skip the middleman?" Read more »

Sept. 21, 2014

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Jonathan Collegio: Tesla debacle: Auto dealers are best deal for consumers

Writer addresses the question: Should Tesla be allowed to skip the middleman? Read more »

Sept. 21, 2014

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In our opinion: The Scots have set an example for how to conduct an election

A solid majority voted to keep Scotland in the United Kingdom. But even though “No” carried the day, “Yes” can claim a number of significant victories, too —... Read more »

Sept. 20, 2014

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John Florez: Utah public education is a house of cards

It looks like legislators have turned public education into a house of cards ready to collapse from too many needless laws piled on a shaky foundation. Read more »

Sept. 20, 2014

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In our opinion: How committed are Obama, U.S. to destroy terrorist threats?

Is the Obama administration sending mixed signals in confronting the Islamic State militants? Some confusion exists as to the scope of the U.S. mission in the Middle East. Read more »

Sept. 20, 2014

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Catherine Rampell: Have America's public schools gotten worse over the years?

Every time I write about why attending college is so crucial for moving up the income ladder — or, these days, for landing any job at all — I'm inundated with emails blaming the... Read more »

Sept. 20, 2014

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Letter: A lesson on friendship

I thoroughly enjoyed Vai Sikahema’s most recent article about quarterback Jim McMahon and the friendship the two have shared and continue to share. It’s especially great to know that,... Read more »

Sept. 20, 2014

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Letter: Utahns deserve better

The expansion of Medicaid — by whatever name it’s called — would provide insurance to a segment of Utahns; I submit that many of them will become more productive in our economy when they have health insurance.... Read more »

Sept. 20, 2014

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Letter: Downtown Provo priorities

Although downtown Provo is historic, it is not functional in today’s world. To be more practical, there needs to be a left-turn lane from Center Street onto University Avenue. As it is, making a left turn onto University Avenue... Read more »

Sept. 20, 2014

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Greg Bell: Too many steering wheels in Utah's public education system

The governor, Legislature, state school board, state superintendent, local school boards and superintendents each steer a wheel of the public education ship. Read more »

Sept. 19, 2014

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In our opinion: Inconsistency in school test standards doesn't do anyone any good

Schools in Utah are still waiting for the SAGE test results that were to help evaluate and enhance a school's performance in education. With fall classes well underway, it's becoming too late to... Read more »

Sept. 19, 2014

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My view: Intergenerational poverty the result of misdiagnosis

Since welfare began, government welfare policies have misdiagnosed the poverty problem, resulting in misapplied welfare treatments. This misdiagnoses continues today. Read more »

Sept. 19, 2014

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