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My view: Rawlings made the right call in dismissing Shurtleff case

Davis County Attorney Troy Rawlings' motion to dismiss the Shurtleff case was sound.

Hal Boyd: How to turn Trump and Clinton inside out

Each party exhibits mutual disdain toward the other and finds ample justification to support this perspective, which perfectly exemplifies the "I-It" mentality. Both major party candidates would... Read more »

July 6, 2016

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Letter: Accommodating teachers

If we want to keep teachers in our classrooms, we must find ways to accommodate them, not make them accommodate us. Read more »

July 6, 2016

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Letter: Clinton and Nixon

Richard Nixon's offense is pale compared to what Hillary Rodham Clinton has established. Read more »

July 6, 2016

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David Brooks: The coming political realignment

The old size-of-government question was growing increasingly archaic and obsolete. In country after country the main battle lines of debate are evolving toward the open/closed framework. Read more »

July 6, 2016

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John Hoffmire: Replacing big pharma's products: how good are the generic options?

One of the easiest ways to reduce drug prices is by replacing more brand-name drugs with generic drugs, or generic substitution (GS). Read more »

July 5, 2016

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In our opinion: Rising anti-immigration sentiment is reflected in the Brexit vote

Too many, both at home and abroad, are looking for someone to blame for their county's problems. Immigrants, sadly, make for easy scapegoats. The problem with that way of thinking is that it's not... Read more »

July 5, 2016

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In our opinion: Keeping the republic

The United States and its citizens have been remarkable examples of what can happen when people are free to pursue “life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.” Read more »

July 4, 2016

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My view: Establishing equal opportunity for all children

The conflict between traditionalists and revivalists has resulted in a sharp decline in public confidence in our schools. It has also hastened the rapid expansion of school choice systems. Read more »

July 4, 2016

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Jenet Erickson: How religious involvement influences life and well-being in America

At a time when religious participation is declining, George Washington's words remind us: "Reason and experience both forbid us to expect that national morality can prevail in exclusion of... Read more »

July 3, 2016

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About Utah: Haloti Ngata's mom rescued him, so now he's rescuing others

NFL football star Haloti Ngata pays tribute to his late mother, Ofa, by funding the college exam prep classes she got started when he was in high school. Read more »

July 3, 2016

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My view: SITLA pours gasoline on rural culture war

There is a sense that the traditional rural lifestyle is being replaced. With the influx of “move-ins” there is a threat to the power that has traditionally been held by those west... Read more »

July 3, 2016

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Frank Pignanelli & LaVarr Webb: Primary results and the future of Count My Vote

Despite Republican Party lawsuits, confusion and opposition, numerous candidates gathered signatures this election cycle. The primary election showed voters don’t care how a candidate gets on... Read more »

July 3, 2016

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My view: Doctors, patients need to talk about end-of-life care planning

Efforts are being made on several fronts to foster conversations between doctors and patients on end-of-life care. Read more »

July 3, 2016

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Charles Krauthammer: Brexit: sovereign kingdom or little England?

Talk about a great idea executed badly. In seeking a newly sovereign United Kingdom, the Brits might well find themselves having produced a little England. Read more »

July 3, 2016

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George F. Will: The corrupting crusade against 'corruption'

The progressive drive to broadly define and thoroughly eradicate political "corruption" has corrupted politics. But discord is not altogether pandemic in Washington. Read more »

July 3, 2016

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In our opinion: The primary election confirms benefits of SB54

The experience of the 2016 primary election argues in favor of SB54's dual methods of getting on the ballot, which in the big picture serves the larger interests of granting voice to more... Read more »

July 3, 2016

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Letter: Exiting EU

In the long run, I think Britain could become STRONGER and regain its vibrancy by being independent of the maneuverings that usually take place with the EU. Read more »

July 3, 2016

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Letter: Vote by mail

I love vote by mail! I have used it for several years, and I believe that it makes me a more informed voter. Read more »

July 3, 2016

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Letter: Someone else's money

Being generous with other people's money. Read more »

July 3, 2016

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In our opinion: News media can improve coverage of mass shootings, suicides

Whether news media are covering a mass shooting or a local suicide, they must recognize the role they often inadvertently play in causing copycat contagion. Read more »

July 2, 2016

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John Florez: Globalization: one nation indivisible

We must not let fearmongers exploit our moment of agony; rather, we must remember we are Americans, who pull together in tough times. What we need now are leaders who will call upon the best of us... Read more »

July 2, 2016

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In our opinion: Skeptics may dismiss poverty discussions, but the effort is laudable

Collaborative discussions by Rep. Mia Love, R-Utah, and Rep. Emanuel Cleaver, D-Missouri, to reduce poverty are dismissed by skeptics. But bipartisan efforts to address the needs of the poor are... Read more »

July 1, 2016

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My view: Utah's monument obstruction is the real 'government overreach'

The PLI is many things, but it is no compromise. It is critically unbalanced white noise to run down the clock on any meaningful means of preservation. Read more »

July 1, 2016

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Kathleen Parker: Clinton, Warren make double-trouble for Trump

Watching Hillary Clinton beaming sidewise on stage as Elizabeth Warren taunted Donald Trump brought the Wrigley twin ditty to mind: Double your pleasure, double your fun, with double good, double... Read more »

July 1, 2016

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My view: Helping Utahns begin to move beyond coal

In a time when the coal industry seems to be in a perpetual state of bust, maybe our leaders could put these millions of dollars towards helping our fellow Utahns begin to move permanently beyond... Read more »

July 1, 2016

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Greg Bell: The anguish and politics of mental illness

Although it has taken many years, society has finally acknowledged that mental illness has a physical connection, often in both cause and effect. Read more »

July 1, 2016

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Robert J. Samuelson: Some projected long-term Brexit consequences

Whatever the long-term consequences of Brexit — Britain's decision to leave the European Union — the immediate effects are adverse. So are the channels by which they operate. Read more »

July 1, 2016

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What it means to be an American: Son of immigrants serves as Utah judge for three decades

Judge David Sam, who has served on the U.S. District Court for three decades, is a kindly, beloved figure with a demeanor that is part military chaplain and part Andy of Mayberry Read more »

June 30, 2016

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Hal Boyd: Why Mitt Romney's family, supporters still want him to run

Mitt Romney divulged Wednesday that he “got an email” this week from his son saying: “You gotta get in, Dad. You gotta get in.” Read more »

June 30, 2016

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Jay Evensen: Prayer can solve many of the world's problems

Eliminate the kind of gnawing hunger that saps hope and you strengthen nations and make a strong case for freedom and liberty.You also strengthen this country at the same time. Read more »

June 30, 2016

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In our opinion: 2 initiatives mark Utah's energy upheaval

Utah's coal industry is declining rapidly while alternative energy sources are on the rise. The state’s interests would be well served finding ways to manage the transition rather than... Read more »

June 30, 2016

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My view: Guns and a Facebook alert

I look forward to the day when we can fix the system — I don’t want to wake up to Facebook alerting me that my friend’s are safe from being victims of a mass shooting. Read more »

June 30, 2016

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My view: We can pay for Zika response, and more, with corporate tax reform

Congress showed no concern for fiscal prudence just six months ago, when it passed a $400 billion corporate tax cut without paying for any of it. Read more »

June 30, 2016

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Michael Gerson: For the GOP, a time for resistance

In the Republican Party today, resistance is the evidence of principle. Read more »

June 30, 2016

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Dan Liljenquist: Can Donald Trump be considered a Luddite?

Trump’s populist economic plan is reminiscent of the Luddite movement in England in the early 1900s. I’m not surprised that Trump is playing the Luddite in the general election as his... Read more »

June 30, 2016

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George F. Will: Britain's welcome revival of nationhood as it leaves the EU

The Leave campaign won the referendum on withdrawing because the arguments on which the Remain side relied made Leave's case. The Remain campaign began with a sham, was monomaniacal with its... Read more »

June 30, 2016

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Letter: Supporting teachers

In regards to the teacher shortfall, one suggestion to encourage teachers to return to the profession is to give scholarships to offset costs of education to renew licenses. Read more »

June 30, 2016

22 comments

Letter: UK and EU

This was a vote to take back their nation from the hands of globalists, whose interests are for money and power. Read more »

June 30, 2016

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Guest editorial: 2016 Rio Olympics deserve our courageous support

There is increasing opposition to holding this year's Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. Scientific experts raise serious health issues involving the Zika virus. Read more »

June 29, 2016

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George F. Will: The Great War: the hinge of modern history

World War I, the worst manmade disaster in human experience, was the hinge of modern history. The war was the incubator of Communist Russia, Nazi Germany, World War II and innumerable cultural... Read more »

June 29, 2016

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Kathleen Parker: Repeat, retreat, reload

The arguments for and against gun control are so familiar by now, we might as well hit replay and skip the debate. Read more »

June 29, 2016

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Letter: Brexit shortsighted?

While many are lauding the Brexit as a victory, their response to this outcome may be shortsighted. Read more »

June 29, 2016

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Letter: Rest in peace

It is small-minded and unethical for anyone, for any reason, to attack those who are dead and not in a position to defend themselves. Read more »

June 29, 2016

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My View: High-risk pools: the life jacket U.S. health care needs

When anyone can get insurance at any time, older, sicker patients sign up for coverage in droves. These consumers cost more to cover, so insurers must increase premiums for everyone else in order... Read more »

June 29, 2016

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Richard Davis: Brexit wasn’t really about the EU

The EU vote was not really about the EU. It was about frustration with the "chattering class." If U.S. voters define the November election as a referendum on the establishment, Hillary Clinton may... Read more »

June 29, 2016

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In our opinion: 2 competing views of the hikes in grazing fees on federal land

Drastic hikes in grazing fees are sure to put a dent in ranchers' business, which means the land they’re using is much more likely to be gobbled up by developers. Read more »

June 29, 2016

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Robert J. Samuelson: How health care creates wage inequality

You can add health care to the causes of growing wage inequality in America. Companies that try to provide roughly equal health insurance plans for their workers end up making wage and salary... Read more »

June 29, 2016

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Derek B. Miller: Utah speaks the world’s languages

Utah boasts a robust and expanding K-12 dual-immersion program. Every day, children in over 130 schools across the state spend part of the day learning subjects in English and part of the day... Read more »

June 29, 2016

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John Hoffmire: The Amalfi Coast lemon: tasty and creating good jobs

The Acetos have a very niche product: world-famous lemons, prized for their low acidity and delicate flavor that allow them to be eaten raw without experiencing the usual bitter taste. Read more »

June 28, 2016

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Letter: Panhandlers in Sandy

In Sandy, the freeway and surrounding businesses are being plagued by panhandlers, many standing on the 2 foot wide cement islands on 6-8 lane highways. Read more »

June 28, 2016

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