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In our opinion: Trump's statements on Mexican immigrants are incendiary

What Trump said about Mexico "sending people that have lots of problems" is unnecessarily incendiary.

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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Pat Jones: Step up, women — and be willing to lead

Women need opportunities for leadership, but women must also be willing to step into leadership roles. Women often fail to see themselves as leaders and often need to be nudged or pushed into... Read more »

July 14, 2015

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In our opinion: Utah looking at possible expansions if sales tax revenues increase

UTA is studying how it will spend a windfall of new money should voters approve sales tax increases. How it plans to deploy a new revenue stream is a critical component, and a strategic expansion... Read more »

July 14, 2015

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My view: Depleted uranium should not be Utah’s problem to solve alone

Hopefully Gov. Gary Herbert and his environmental officials won’t let Utah be a dumping ground for the federal government’s depleted uranium problem. Read more »

July 14, 2015

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My view: Federal immigration laws distort Utah law, and we pay the price

The federal government should, in fact, draft, interpret, prioritize and enforce its laws as it sees fit. However, it should also defer to state interpretations of state laws. This is not happening... Read more »

July 14, 2015

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Arthur Cyr: Jim Webb brings national security experience to presidential race

Former United States Sen. James Webb, D-Va., has declared for the Democratic Party nomination for president. As a presidential contender, he can address problems of national security and defense... Read more »

July 14, 2015

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Letter: Make voting a challenge

The more challenging it is to vote, the greater the likelihood that only informed voters who truly care will make it to the polls. And that's better for everyone. Read more »

July 14, 2015

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Letter: Prison water supply

It would be a terrible waste of taxpayer money to build a new prison in the desert and then have to abandon it because the overpumped groundwater aquifer dried up. Read more »

July 14, 2015

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John Hoffmire: What it takes to make inequality a national priority

Inequality is a phenomenon that humans have dealt with for millennia. No society has been able eliminate inequality and it’s unlikely to ever disappear completely. Read more »

July 13, 2015

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In our opinion: After 14 years of No Child Left Behind, there's still too many still lagging behind in the classroom

Despite its unrealistic ultimate goals, the No Child Behind law has forced many states — including Utah — to face inadequacies in state-controlled education systems. With recent... Read more »

July 13, 2015

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Letter: Focused on differences

When will we learn to respect our fellow brothers and sisters, and look beyond the labels to the basic goodness of every human soul? Why can’t we seem to embrace everything we have in common, rather than focusing on our... Read more »

July 13, 2015

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Letter: Let the people decide

It’s good to hear Gov. Herbert say, in essence, let the people decide. I wonder why he doesn’t let the people decide on the prison relocation? Read more »

July 13, 2015

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Letter: What are they waiting for?

It has recently been announced that decisions on Medicaid expansion will not be made until January. I ask these elected representatives of the people and the economy to finish their job now — call a special session and expand... Read more »

July 13, 2015

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In our opinion: Remembering the humble hero who saved hundreds of Czech children from WWII atrocities

The recent passing of Sir Nicholas Winton affords a remembrance of his heroic deeds at the start of World War II, when he helped to arrange the transport of 667 Czechoslovakian children to foster... Read more »

July 12, 2015

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Letter: USU’s Romney-gate

I am a lifelong Aggie supporter (B.S., M.A., Old-Main Society, Alumni Council), but the university’s shabby treatment of the Romney family and the legacy of legendary coach E.L. “Dick” Romney is deeply troubling. Read more »

July 12, 2015

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