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In our opinion: Personal contributions to pension plans slow after state change

Utah revised its pension system for public employees, but workers have been slow to up for the loss.

Letter: National monuments

We need more protected spaces in this great country where we can experience nature as it was originally intended for mankind. Read more »

July 18, 2015

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My view: Southern Utah’s canyon country should be next on protected national monuments

If we don’t act now to protect this extraordinary Utah landscape, we may never fully understand the mystery and lessons of the ancient ones or have the chance to follow in their footsteps... Read more »

July 17, 2015

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In our opinion: Planned Parenthood executive's callous talk of abortion organ harvesting is dehumanizing

A published video of a Planned Parenthood executive speaking matter-of-factly about harvesting — and selling — body parts from aborted fetuses deserves prompt and thorough congressional... Read more »

July 17, 2015

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Greg Bell: Religion, morality play key roles in policymaking

The difficult task of drawing the legal lines between religious freedom and other emerging rights lies ahead of us. We would do well to step back from the fray a bit and consider religion’s... Read more »

July 17, 2015

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Natalie Gochnour: America, drugs and 'the power of the dog'

If the United States didn’t demand so much marijuana, heroin, cocaine and other mind-altering substances, Mexico could actually start to shed its drug-lord woes and realize its economic... Read more »

July 17, 2015

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Letter: Failed forecasts

Scientists funded by a federal government interested in imposing a renewable-energy mentality on the nation to enrich their cronies have — surprisingly — found ways to support the views of those who pay their wages. Read more »

July 17, 2015

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Letter: Immigration button

Although Trump may not be my first choice for president, he should be commended for telling it like it is. Read more »

July 17, 2015

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Letter: Look at full picture

Our representatives have been so anxious to move the prison that they began touting the benefits of doing so long before they had a full picture of everything involved. Read more »

July 17, 2015

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Jay Evensen: Has Pluto refueled a nation's imagination?

The joy of space exploration always has been the surprises it brings. The close encounter with Pluto ought to make us all wonder what new things we might yet discover or invent. Read more »

July 16, 2015

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In our opinion: Few seem happy with U.S.-Iran nuclear deal — and rightfully so

The United States finally has a deal with Iran to curtail the latter's ambitions to gain a nuclear weapon. And other than the Obama administration, nobody seems to be happy with it, especially... Read more »

July 16, 2015

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Dan Liljenquist: U.S.-Iran nuclear deal is Obama's Iranian capitulation

President Obama and his chief negotiator John Kerry have emerged from the U.S.-Iran nuclear negotiations with the worst deal imaginable. Trust is foundational to any treaty. Iran must demonstrate... Read more »

July 16, 2015

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My view: Utah needs to move forward with health coverage for those below poverty level

It is time for Gov. Gary Herbert and the House and Senate leadership to finish their task of agreeing on a credible plan to cover Utah’s eventual costs, and get the job done. Read more »

July 16, 2015

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Letter: Blight in the valley

The prison is an ugly eyesore, with its drab gray exteriors. Tourists passing the prison on the heavily traveled I-15 route see this blight in our otherwise beautiful valley. Read more »

July 16, 2015

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Letter: The diminishing wild

As an outdoor person who values what little true nature is left, I am appalled by many decisions our lawmakers make and by our few fellow citizens who choose to steal from what makes America great. Read more »

July 16, 2015

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Letter: One legitimate flag

It’s unbelievable to me that there are those arguing that the Confederate flag represents nothing more than states’ rights. Don’t whitewash history. Read more »

July 16, 2015

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My view: World Snake Day is perfect time to ditch prejudices, learn about snakes

July 16 is World Snake Day. Forget all the hype, wives’ tales and urban legends. Put aside old prejudices and replace them with new knowledge. Snakes do a lot for us and we should be nicer to... Read more »

July 15, 2015

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Jay Evensen: Did Altice case disprove the need for cameras in courts? No

I have some sympathy for Judge Thomas Kay, who said he wished the media weren't present during the trial, but I doubt parents concerned about the safety of school-aged children would agree. Read more »

July 15, 2015

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In our opinion: Health and Human Services still doesn't understand contraceptive rulings and religious liberties

The First Amendment protects the free exercise of religion, and it protects against an officially sanctioned religion. It's virtually impossible to infringe on the free exercise of religion without... Read more »

July 15, 2015

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My view: Congress needs to let sage-grouse plans work

When implemented, the greater sage-grouse land-use plans will protect millions of acres of critical habitat for the greater sage-grouse, as well as many other wildlife species dependent on our... Read more »

July 15, 2015

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Richard Davis: Lowering Confederate battle flag doesn't solve racism

Symbolic politics, such as banning the Confederate battle flag, satisfy images, but they do not feed, clothe, shelter or educate. That kind of hard work requires more than attention to symbols. Read more »

July 15, 2015

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Letter: Education by the people

It’s time for parents to wake up and consider removing their children from the government-controlled school system. It is up to "We the People" to take back the control of education of our children. Read more »

July 15, 2015

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Letter: Behind the Greek tragedy

Were it not for the plight of the average Greeks who will suffer untold hardship over the coming years to follow, we might view this as any other international drama — but it is not. Read more »

July 15, 2015

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