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In our opinion: Talking of tax reform and income inequality is good first step

The debate attending tax-code proposals addressing income inequality is healthy and encouraging.

Drew Clark: Celebrating, and improving, the 800-year-old Magna Carta

When they rebelled, the American Founders posited a different constitutional firmament than that of Magna Carta. They located the origin of their natural rights not as a heritage from the king or... Read more »

Feb. 22, 2015

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Letter: Keep golf courses

Keep the golf courses, make them more beautiful and cut expenses somewhere else. Read more »

Feb. 22, 2015

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Letter: Where's our winter?

Consider writing a letter to the editor, board of trustees or representative to let them know that fossil fuels are history and you want clean renewables to power your future. Read more »

Feb. 22, 2015

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Letter: Salary injustices

Utah legislators should raise the salaries of professionals like corrections officers and teachers before they raise their own salaries. Read more »

Feb. 22, 2015

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Letter: No child unattended

Parents and/or grandparents should never, ever leave children unattended in a car. Read more »

Feb. 22, 2015

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Letter: Capital gains

It is absolutely fair for a capital-gains tax to be paid at some point on a capital gain. Read more »

Feb. 22, 2015

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He's managing the big merger

Ski industry veteran Bill Rock has been tasked by Vail Resorts to oversee the merger of two iconic Utah ski resorts: Park City Mountain and Canyons. Read more »

Feb. 21, 2015

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Micheal Flaherty: Hollywood and the White House — screenings can boost a film's revenues, profile

This week marks the 100-year anniversary of the most influential shotgun wedding in American history — the unholy matrimony of Hollywood and Washington, D.C. Read more »

Feb. 21, 2015

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Paul Pena: Evolving national threats demand national security strategy

The threats facing our nation have evolved. Our military must retool to face them. That is the work of the new Congress — and is one area where gridlock simply isn’t good enough. Read more »

Feb. 21, 2015

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George Chapman: Cellphone use while driving is becoming war on mothers

We shouldn't be trying to penalize a mother or legislator or a driver in Utah with $500 for using a phone to take a call from their child, or anyone else, even if they do hold their phone to do so. Read more »

Feb. 21, 2015

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In our opinion: Secret Service leadership

By protecting the president, the Secret Service also protects the integrity of the nation’s system of government. While recent leadership changes didn't go outside the organization, we hope... Read more »

Feb. 21, 2015

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John Florez: Lawmakers are looking to leave education in shambles

The Utah Legislature is considering dumping a $6.5 million annual student assessment without in-depth assessment. Rather, lawmakers should stop and ask what the purpose of testing is, who should be... Read more »

Feb. 21, 2015

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Letter: Affordable for whom?

Obamacare is a disaster, at least for my family. I've worked for the same company for 23 years. Over the first 19 years, our health insurance premiums, deductible and out-of-pocket max doubled. All have doubled again since... Read more »

Feb. 21, 2015

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Letter: Hear the citizens

In March 2014, the Utah Legislature passed SB54, which made Count My Vote the law. Recent polls indicate that a majority of Utah citizens do not agree with the new CMV law. SB54 was passed so quickly that by the end of the session,... Read more »

Feb. 21, 2015

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My view: Medicaid expansion might not be as helpful as we’re meant to think

Legislators must be very careful as they weigh whether or not to expand Medicaid. Medicaid expansion may be well-intentioned, but its exorbitant cost means responsible citizens must focus on what... Read more »

Feb. 20, 2015

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In our opinion: Overlapping beliefs — don't reply to ignorance with ignorance

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Religions are not confined to one specific group of people or geographic area; they overlap, resulting in people of different ideals needing to find ways to live harmoniously. Read more »

Feb. 20, 2015

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Letter: Clean Power Plan

Currently, 40 percent of electrical generation in the U.S. comes from coal. But new EPA regulations, which the EPA calls the “Clean Power Plan,” would force many of these plants to close. Read more »

Feb. 20, 2015

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Letter: Salt Flats camping

The state Legislature is seeking ways to fence in choice forested land so that campers and hunters would have to pay more to use those areas. Read more »

Feb. 20, 2015

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Letter: BB gun appearances

Some time ago I wanted to purchase a BB gun. The only ones available looked like high-powered weapons. Why shouldn't a BB gun look like a BB gun? Read more »

Feb. 20, 2015

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Greg Bell: Cut the Utah Legislature some slack

The general public has little idea of what serving in the Legislature exacts. I always say: “Any legislator can file a bill on anything he wants. But don’t judge the Legislature on what... Read more »

Feb. 20, 2015

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Henri Sisneros: Call for task force can be a civilly empowering opportunity

If there is some civic virtue possible from calling a legislative task force, it is the spirit of carefully examining a tough issue from the view that the interests of one’s “neighbors... Read more »

Feb. 19, 2015

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Jay Evensen: Pizza delivery isn't our biggest drone challenge

History teaches that virtually every new breakthrough that streaks through the sky trails clouds of both promise and dread. This one, however, is particularly troubling. Read more »

Feb. 19, 2015

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