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In our opinion: Despite dip in observance, Sabbath day basis resonates

The idea of taking a break from work on a regular basis continues to resonate.

Letter: Two-party system

We must expand the representation of ideas and beliefs because our current system no longer works. Read more »

April 9, 2016

21 comments

Letter: Kasich represents values

There is a bit of hope that this upcoming Republican Convention may resonate some sane and responsible decisions that give hope for the “best of the worst” presidential candidates. Read more »

April 9, 2016

14 comments

My view: Just another unfair tax by the IRS on Utah small businesses

The IRS interpretation of the Affordable Care Act has dealt a devastating blow to the small business community by virtually eliminating the use of a traditionally used health care tool for millions... Read more »

April 8, 2016

27 comments

A. Scott Anderson: Why Salt Lake's fortunuate to have both basketball and symphonies

An analysis of the 63 cities surveyed clearly indicates that cities with both an NBA franchise and a 52-week symphony enjoy significantly better cap rates than other locations. Read more »

April 8, 2016

1 comment

In our opinion: Growing demand for in-home care warrants legislative emphasis

It would be good for Americans to ask their politicians what they intend to do about the growing demands on Medicaid resources for nursing care and the desires of many to remain in their homes as... Read more »

April 8, 2016

6 comments

My view: Feds should establish a schedule for raising interest rates

Despite the recent recovery in stock prices, investors remain jittery because foreign economies remain weak, and central banks in Europe, Asia and elsewhere are running out of bullets to combat... Read more »

April 8, 2016

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My view: Utah's forfeiture laws have checks and balances to ensure there's no abuse

The state law further states that an innocent owner's interest in seized property may not be forfeited, contrary to what the referenced article stated. Read more »

April 8, 2016

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Letter: Free speech

Your disagreement with someone's views does not override that person's right to free speech, nor my right to assemble and listen. Read more »

April 8, 2016

35 comments

Letter: Utah's public lands

A year ago I returned home to Utah and found that the public lands I so longed to return to are under attack. Read more »

April 8, 2016

19 comments

Jay Evensen: Utah Legislature's pornography resolution was ahead of the curve

Given the evidence we have about how watching porn changes behavior, desensitizes and dehumanizes, it’s high time everyone started demanding answers. Read more »

April 7, 2016

18 comments

In our opinion: Utah continues its tradition of charitable giving

Utah's tradition of generous charitable giving produces a direct pay back in the form of a healthier community that works to provide a safety net for those who must rely on the good will of their... Read more »

April 7, 2016

23 comments

My view: Unfair practices at the Salt Lake County Spelling Bee

The Salt Lake County Spelling Bee this year did not go according to tradition. The new format they used was unfair to the students who participated. Read more »

April 7, 2016

2 comments

My view: State Board of Education does serve a useful purpose

As designated in the state Constitution, the Utah State Board of Education oversees the “general control and supervision of public education.” Read more »

April 7, 2016

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Dan Liljenquist: The lessons from losing

Losing stings. There is no way around it. And the more you care, the more it hurts. Should we be less willing to emotionally invest — in a team, in a cause, in an idea, in a campaign... Read more »

April 7, 2016

5 comments

Letter: Ted Cruz

Ted Cruz is an excellent presidential candidate and one that Republicans should be supporting. Read more »

April 7, 2016

50 comments

In our opinion: Immigration initiative in Utah's best interest

The initiative runs in stark contrast to the narrative offered by political opportunists who argue, with more anecdote than fact, that immigrants take away jobs and create a drain on prosperity. Read more »

April 6, 2016

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Jay Evensen: Utah GOP wants to keep online voting, despite worries

The hope is that online voting won’t be any more vulnerable than other voting methods. GOP Chairman James Evans thinks that can be so; others disagree. Read more »

April 6, 2016

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My view: 4 blindfolds and the GOP establishment implosion

Some Republican leaders remain confident that a brokered convention is nothing to worry about. One party official suggested that the process of selecting the GOP nominee will be orderly,... Read more »

April 6, 2016

35 comments

George F. Will: Libya debacle undermines Clinton's foreign policy credentials

Hillary Clinton's supposedly supreme presidential qualification is not her public prominence, which is derivative from her marriage, or her unremarkable tenure in a similarly derivative Senate... Read more »

April 6, 2016

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John Hoffmire: Dramatic rise in child abductions by the Lord's Resistance Army signals terrorist group's resurgence and resilience

The LRA is directly responsible for over 100,000 deaths, and UNICEF estimated that the group is to blame for the abduction of upwards of 25,000 children since the organization’s inception. Read more »

April 6, 2016

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Letter: Response to Krauthammer

Please, Mr. Krauthammer, just for me, develop a future positive op-ed about things Mr. Obama accomplished as President, if you have it in you to do that. Read more »

April 6, 2016

30 comments

Letter: The "real" conservative

Real conservatives have principles and are not simply angry at the status quo. Read more »

April 6, 2016

22 comments

In our opinion: Utah's efforts to accept refugees an example to the world

The American history of immigration — almost always carried out against the backdrop of overwrought worries over crime, foreign influence and the destruction of culture — offers... Read more »

April 5, 2016

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Lois M. Collins: U.S. leaders could learn a thing or two from Idaho high school rivals

America's political landscape is biting, home of a bitter divide between people with different ideologies and goals. Average citizens who have grown weary of it can look to a pair of Idaho high... Read more »

April 5, 2016

9 comments

My view: Why America is not safe from Islamic terrorism

The Islamic State in Syria and Iraq provides essential support for the global terrorist movement and if not absolutely crushed, then its sinister designs to paralyze and destabilize Western... Read more »

April 5, 2016

52 comments

Letter: Animal testing doesn't have to be cruel

Animal testing can sadly be cruel but it doesn’t have to be. Read more »

April 5, 2016

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Letter: Let's talk to kids about skateboarders on street

We need to take more of an active role in teaching our children about the dangers of riding skateboards in the streets. Read more »

April 5, 2016

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Letter: Supreme Cour keeps creating confusion

The lack of a 9th member on the Supreme Court is already creating confusion in regard to two pending cases and there are more on the way. Read more »

April 5, 2016

30 comments

On Second Thought: Microsoft's artificial intelligence bot, Tay

A lighthearted look at news of the day. Microsoft came up with the great idea of creating an artificial intelligence bot on Twitter, in the image of a teenage girl named Tay, and making her capable... Read more »

April 4, 2016

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New lower-cost online entertainment options may be coming, thanks to proposed FCC rules

Proposed new FCC rules could enable more flexible family entertainment options and fit them more easily into the household budget. Read more »

April 4, 2016

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Orrin Hatch: Congress' intellectual property breakthrough: A bipartisan victory for Utah innovators and job creators

I have introduced the Defend Trade Secrets Act — a bipartisan bill that will help Utah’s businesses safeguard their most valuable information by allowing them to protect trade secrets... Read more »

April 4, 2016

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About Utah: A German import still going strong

Fifty-nine years ago, Joachim Schenk escaped from East Germany, came to America, and got a job working on Volkswagens in Salt Lake City. He's still going strong. Read more »

April 3, 2016

5 comments

Letter: School athletics seen as a must, but not all students play

Athletics are seen as a must, when in reality just over half of high school students play sports, and only about 2 percent get athletic scholarships. Read more »

April 3, 2016

27 comments

Letter: Utah's caucus system not inclusive

Political systems work when they are inclusive. Voters in Utah have experienced the least inclusive presidential primary in their lifetimes. Read more »

April 3, 2016

25 comments

Letter: Caucus participation positive

Congratulations to the voters of Utah in this great increase in attendance at caucus meetings. Read more »

April 3, 2016

8 comments

Letter: Tom Welch did what he had to get the Winter Games

Utahns should be glad Welch did what he had to do to get the Winter Games. Read more »

April 3, 2016

5 comments

In our opinion: New ways to address extraordinarily harmful prescription drug misuse

New technology and prescription processes show potential for reducing prescription drug misuse. It is time to take action to address this growing problem. Read more »

April 3, 2016

8 comments

My view: Medicare "Test" would accelerate cancer clinic closings

While the administration is presenting the change as a public-policy experiment, the CMS proposal amounts to a backdoor strategy to dramatically slash Medicare reimbursements for physicians. Read more »

April 3, 2016

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Frank Pignanelli & LaVarr Webb: Discussing the race for president, Utah's governor and legislative candidates

All predictions and conventional wisdom have been upended in this race, so no one really knows how a Trump nomination might affect down-ballot races. Read more »

April 3, 2016

5 comments

Drew Clark: Against the FBI, Apple shows the heart and soul of a corporation

Apple’s battle with the FBI has demonstrated just how much of a heart and a soul a corporation can have in standing up for its own freedom of conscience. Read more »

April 3, 2016

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Charles Krauthammer: The 4 foreign policies of the remaining presidential candidates

After dozens of contests featuring cliffhangers, buzzer-beaters and a ton of flagrant fouls, we're down to the Final Four: Sanders, Clinton, Cruz and Trump. (If Kasich pulls a miracle, he'll get... Read more »

April 3, 2016

18 comments

My view: In support of the Public Land Initiative

The Public Lands Initiative gains my support because it preserves Utah’s treasures and allows for our energy sector to grow in a responsible manner. Read more »

April 3, 2016

8 comments

My view: The PATENT Act poses great threat to inventors

In addition to placing independent inventors at a severe disadvantage to larger, better equipped corporations, this legislation will stifle innovation by removing the incentives that drive small... Read more »

April 3, 2016

1 comment

Letter: Purpose of caucuses

The caucus system provides a way for people with less money to run for public office. Read more »

April 2, 2016

11 comments

Letter: Controlling TB

The U.S. needs to pay more attention to tuberculosis before it is too late. Read more »

April 2, 2016

2 comments

In our opinion: Safety and the traveling public

The TSA needs to demonstrate it is serious about addressing vulnerabilities and putting its resources where they will be most effective. A rogue flight attendant’s misadventures should be... Read more »

April 2, 2016

6 comments

John Florez: Trash state school board

Without leaders with the political will to change the structure of our public education system and provide a vision for the 21st century, Utah’s public education will remain rudderless in a... Read more »

April 2, 2016

12 comments

In our opinion: Dealing with the refugee crisis is quickly becoming a prominent political issue

Rather than finding ways to prevent refugees from coming, every effort should be made to enhance the vetting process so that more can be resettled here. Those already here should be warmly welcomed... Read more »

April 1, 2016

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Natalie Gochnour: Welcoming refugees: Come break bread with us

This week the light in the world got a little brighter because of renewed efforts to serve the world’s refugee population. The source of that light came from Utah. The world is a brighter... Read more »

April 1, 2016

5 comments

My view: Postal Service 'profits' are nothing to write home about

Since 2007, the agency has posted more than $56 billion in net operating losses — despite the fact that revenue has actually been rising for the last three years. Read more »

April 1, 2016

15 comments

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