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My view: Poor stewardship endangers public land energy development

Large, irreversible withdrawals are among the worst examples of federal stewardship on public lands.

In our opinion: Happy Father's Day, dads — you have some distinct shoes to fill

Dear dads: Please understand you have distinctive and important roles to fill. While we admit there are all sorts of challenges with fathers throughout the world, it is still important to teach and... Read more »

June 21, 2015

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In our opinion: As we mourn with Charleston, families of murder victims have set example of forgiveness

The family members of the nine worshippers murdered at Charleston's Emanuel AME Church have set a national tone of mourning and — more importantly — expressions of sincere forgiveness. Read more »

June 20, 2015

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A. Scott Anderson: Governor’s trade mission opens doors in Europe

Gov. Gary Herbert’s recent trade mission to Western Europe was a tremendous success. The mission fulfilled its objectives, opening new trading doors for Utah companies and fostering future... Read more »

June 20, 2015

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Letter: Not religious attack

I'm severely disappointed that the Deseret News would try to paint this racist terror attack as some kind of indication of the dangers of secularism. Read more »

June 20, 2015

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In our opinion: Adopted 233 years today, the Great Seal of the United States merits attention and appreciation

The Great Seal of the United States was adopted by Congress 233 years ago today. It is easily found on the back of the $1 bill and deserves careful attention and analysis to its representation of... Read more »

June 20, 2015

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Letter: Bravo, Sen. Lee

Even when the rest of the country thinks that a different ideal for marriage or religion should be the precedent, Sen. Lee has the courage to hold to his standards and the standards of many Utahns. Read more »

June 20, 2015

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Letter: Not just on holidays

I feel like I tell all my children this at every major holiday, but it’s important to not just be nice to people or remember a special message just on one specific calendar day. Read more »

June 20, 2015

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Letter: Chain of racism

How can we progress as people if we can’t look beyond skin color? How can we expect our children to be better leaders than we were if we don’t break the chain of racist biases? Read more »

June 20, 2015

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God stepped in, says Debbie Dills, who spotted alleged S.C. killer

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People may think Debbie Dills is a hero, but she says God alone should get the credit. Read more »

June 19, 2015

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My view: Gov. Herbert doesn't need Congress to have role in public education

Gov. Gary Hebert, who in less than a month becomes chairman of the National Governors Association (NGA), has asserted that “clearly the heart and soul of my efforts is going to be on... Read more »

June 19, 2015

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Greg Bell: Happiness comes from constantly improving ourselves

Change your actions, surely, but also your thoughts, beliefs, outlook and habits. Advertisers want what’s good for them, not for you. However, most of the other people who are working with us... Read more »

June 19, 2015

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Letter: Garbage pride

Wave to your waste and recycling collector next time you catch them. They spend less than 20 seconds at your home dumping your cans. We hope that others will recognize the critical role these men and women play in making our... Read more »

June 19, 2015

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Letter: Inmates in control

Does it seem improbable to most of us that we release up to 100 from Guantanamo and then we spend millions on intelligence to relocate bad guys? Then we spend a million more on remote-controlled drones to locate and destroy them. Read more »

June 19, 2015

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Letter: Ship off the prisoners

There is another option for the prison problem: Send the violent prisoners to foreign nations. Then those nations could earn the money it would cost us to keep the prisoners here. Read more »

June 19, 2015

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In our opinion: Charleston church murders put racial hatred, attacks on worship in spotlight

The deadly attack Wednesday night at a house of worship in Charleston, South Carolina, was an assault on all Americans as well as on a bedrock principle of American liberty — the right to... Read more »

June 18, 2015

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Jay Evensen: 'Good Morning America' is tone deaf in covering Utah tragedy

The show did a disservice to two grieving girls who believe they survived a harrowing boating accident with divine help. Read more »

June 18, 2015

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In our opinion: Pope Francis' encyclical is a call to recognize 'human ecology'

We welcome Pope Francis' encyclical on climate change and his practical contributions to the modern moral discussion that includes both our natural and human ecologies, and we hope people are wise... Read more »

June 18, 2015

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Sen. Mike Lee: First Amendment Defense Act protects critical 'space of freedom'

Later this month, the Supreme Court will issue its decision in Obergefell v. Hodges, the case involving state marriage laws. The central question in this case is whether or not the Constitution... Read more »

June 18, 2015

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Dan Liljenquist: Modern Greek tragedy: economic self-destruction leading to death of democracy in Greece

Greece's economy is in free fall. What the prime minister and leftist party have failed to grasp is that democracy is not so powerful that it can alter reality. Read more »

June 18, 2015

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My view: There is too little discussion of how the state manages available education funds

Amid all the talk of state education funding, there is surprisingly little discussion of how we as a state manage the money that is allocated to education: Are we doing all we can with what... Read more »

June 18, 2015

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Letter: Disabled community

We have countless friends and neighbors with limitations that make employment difficult or impossible left in the coverage gap with no access to physical or psychological treatments that could potentially allow them to return to work. Read more »

June 18, 2015

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Letter: Wal-Mart on the rise

The truth of the matter is that Wal-Mart is making strides in paying their employees better and making their work schedules better. Prediction time: Wal-Mart gets more customers than ever within the next 12 months. Read more »

June 18, 2015

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