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My view: Radon is the unrecognized, but avoidable, killer

Within the beauty of Utah lurks a natural (but avoidable) killer: radon.

Drew Clark: Uniting the Republican Party will take a candidate besides the front-runner

There are so many Republicans — let alone independents or Democrats — who would not support Donald Trump. That's why it's so important for voters to seek for a candidate who can unite... Read more »

Jan. 18, 2016

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John Hoffmire: The influence of generic drug production on developing countries

Due to the difficulty in accessing drugs from brand-name pharmaceutical companies, most patients in developing nations are heavily relying on less-expensive generic drugs. Read more »

Jan. 18, 2016

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Mia Love: One subject at a time

People are livid about the way Congress has been passing bills for the last 10 years. Those multi-rider, large, must-pass-at-the-11th-hour measures saddle the nation with more debt and often... Read more »

Jan. 18, 2016

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Ruby Bridges’ Ordinary Answer for an Extraordinary Problem

As we commemorate the Civil Rights movement today, Ruby Bridges’ example reminds us that ordinary Americans strengthened by faith are at the heart of extraordinary events. Read more »

Jan. 18, 2016

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Letter: Breaking rivalry contract

The University of Utah is seeming to throw a temper tantrum and the decision to cancel games should be reversed. Read more »

Jan. 18, 2016

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Jay Evensen: On Second Thought: Utah never will legalize a lottery

A lighthearted look at news of the day. Utah never will legalize a lottery. The Malad, Idaho, convenience store lobby is too powerful. Read more »

Jan. 18, 2016

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Frank Pignanelli & LaVarr Webb: State of the Union sets the stage for presidential campaign ahead

The nation is in for interesting times over the next 10 months as we select the next leader of the free world. President Barack Obama attempted to set the stage for the campaign ahead in his State... Read more »

Jan. 17, 2016

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In our opinion: Why Religious Freedom Day is essential

For the last 23 years, Jan. 16 has been set aside by presidential proclamation as “Religious Freedom Day,” intended to encourage recognition of our nation’s tradition of... Read more »

Jan. 17, 2016

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George F. Will: Keep an eye on Chris Christie

Nationally, among all the Republican candidates, the ABC/Washington Post poll finds Christie's favorability rating "most improved." Keep an eye on Chris Christie. Read more »

Jan. 17, 2016

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Charles Krauthammer: President Obama's Tuesday night address to Congress was less about the state of the union than the state of the presidency

After two terms, presidents are spent. Nothing shows it like a State of the Union valedictory repeating the hollow promises of the yesteryear candidate — as if the intervening presidency had... Read more »

Jan. 17, 2016

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Rep. Bruce Cutler: Diversity of Utah's Republicans

The more Republicans have been elected to the House of Representatives, the more diverse the party representation within that body has become. We don’t all walk in lock-step. Read more »

Jan. 17, 2016

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Letter: Typical State of the Union

I respect whoever holds the office. No matter who was giving the speech, anyone would be tempted to point out their successes over the past eight years and downplay their failures. Read more »

Jan. 17, 2016

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Letter: A good decision

The rivalry games have got out of hand in recent years and taking a break is a good idea. Read more »

Jan. 17, 2016

4 comments

Robert J. Samuelson: Retreat from double-digit growth means the China bubble has popped

The China bubble has burst. No longer are the country's economic managers viewed as magicians who can orchestrate rapid growth whatever the obstacles. Read more »

Jan. 17, 2016

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Letter: Big-game lottery

The state's big wildlife lottery needs to be addressed to make it more fair. Read more »

Jan. 16, 2016

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In our opinion: Time for Evans to drop contentious battle

Sen. James Evans should stop his battle of fighting the law that requires Republicans to grant access to primary election ballots through a signature-gathering process. Read more »

Jan. 16, 2016

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John Florez: Retool education for the digital economy

The education retooling strategy is a win-win that reduces needless conflict, promotes accountability and creates schools for the digital economy. Read more »

Jan. 16, 2016

8 comments

Where's my money going?

The federal government is forcing Utah to close existing power plants and build new ones at a huge cost to taxpayers. Read more »

Jan. 16, 2016

20 comments

Pay for plastic bags

Grocery stores should charge a nickel for each plastic bag shoppers use. Read more »

Jan. 16, 2016

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Letter: Obama had no choice

Barack Obama’s impassioned call describing an executive order demanding tightening several loopholes in our current gun control legislation was met, not surprisingly, with a Republican promise to block all of his efforts. Read more »

Jan. 15, 2016

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Michael Gerson: Harsh judgment of Obama from his inner circle

In the eighth year of a presidency, who is qualified to begin delivering a historical judgment? Events are still too fresh and wriggling for historians to do their mortuary work. Read more »

Jan. 15, 2016

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In our opinion: A new health care service improves access to care and cuts costs at the same time

Reform efforts in health care have largely focused on increasing coverage rather than reducing costs. However doctors in Utah have introduced the MDLIVE network that improves access to care and... Read more »

Jan. 15, 2016

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Greg Bell: IDEAS: Their remarkable power

This year my columns will focus on ideas. New ideas spread, gain acceptance and become commonplace, transforming the world and even causing revolutions. Read more »

Jan. 15, 2016

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George Will: Rubio's record reveals penchant for ill-considered undertakings

Marco Rubio's strengths include intelligence, articulateness and, usually, cheerfulness. His misjudgments involve, in ascending order of importance, the Senate immigration bill of 2013, sugar,... Read more »

Jan. 15, 2016

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Letter: Not a dictatorship

The USA is not a dictatorship and, based on the Constitution, Obama does not have the authority to do whatever he wants. Read more »

Jan. 15, 2016

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Voice of the people

The people of Utah have repeatedly told the leaders of the “ruling” Republican Party that they want a direct voice in choosing candidates for public office. The leaders turn a deaf ear. Read more »

Jan. 15, 2016

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Jay Evensen: Make politics more civil? The forces at work are too large

The digital age is disrupting politics the way it has disrupted a host of other institutions, from the media to education. Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders are bypassing the middlemen who run their... Read more »

Jan. 14, 2016

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Dan Liljenquist: Politics and the BYU vs. Utah rivalry

Rivalries are the heart of our sporting culture, and there is no bigger rivalry in this state than Utah vs. BYU. It has lasted well over 100 years, and it should continue — uninterrupted... Read more »

Jan. 14, 2016

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My view: Material once impossible for most to access, both enlightening and horrific, is now available at the click of a button

It’s time to call for search engines to radically reform their policies regarding sexual abuse videos or to find websites that aren’t willing to engage in these kinds of irresponsible... Read more »

Jan. 14, 2016

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In our opinion: If elected officials were sincere about wanting to help the poor, they would ban lotteries

People with annual household incomes of below $13,000 spend an average of $645 a year on lottery tickets. If they put that money into a typical mutual fund, they could accumulate nearly $10,000 in... Read more »

Jan. 14, 2016

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Kathleen Parker: Jeb Bush — not dead yet, with still time to win

Reports of Jeb Bush's political death may be greatly exaggerated. Not only is Bush essentially locked in a statistical tie for second place in New Hampshire, but he's enjoying the benefits of being... Read more »

Jan. 14, 2016

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Vehicle control?

While all deaths are tragic, some seem to think that deaths from guns are more tragic compared with some of the more prevalent ways people die. Read more »

Jan. 14, 2016

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Letter: Flimsy excuses

The flimsy excuses that the University of Utah gave to cancel the BYU-Utah games are offensive. Read more »

Jan. 14, 2016

10 comments

Hannah C. Smith: My view: Congress established Jan. 16 for honoring America’s first freedom

In 1993, the same year our nation celebrated its first official Religious Freedom Day, Congress passed another landmark bill, the federal Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA), by a nearly... Read more »

Jan. 13, 2016

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Jay Evensen: Be glad, Utah, that you aren't a part of Powerball

Lotteries are taxes on the uneducated and ill-informed, and the proceeds don't really help state budgets. Read more »

Jan. 13, 2016

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Kathleen Parker: When fair game is foul play

One is judged in part by the company one keeps. The question of character isn't always what did you do but what were you willing to tolerate. Read more »

Jan. 13, 2016

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My view: A right to vote for our elected leaders

We live in a country governed as a democratic republic. It’s too bad our Utah Republican Party leaders and a minority faction of Republican members don’t agree with that. Read more »

Jan. 13, 2016

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Richard Davis: The race for the Democratic nomination is not over

So far, the marquee race for the presidency has been on the Republican side with the dominance of Donald Trump. However, recent signs indicate the Democratic race may be more compelling than first... Read more »

Jan. 13, 2016

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Letter: Canceled games fallout

It is past time for the university president to take appropriate action, and Dr. Hill may have indeed crossed the line in effective management of the university's athletic programs. Read more »

Jan. 13, 2016

16 comments

Middle-class trouble

Could it be that all of the money that used to go to the middle class now goes to corporate profits and to the billionaire class? Read more »

Jan. 13, 2016

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In our opinion: Obama's speech falls short on religious freedom

Much of what the president said was commendable, but the solid majority of devout Americans remains concerned about their ability to freely exercise their consciences. Read more »

Jan. 12, 2016

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In our opinion: Earned Income Tax Credit provides better poverty relief than raising the minimum wage

Data suggests that minimum wage increases have little effect on the wealth of low-income families. A much more effective policy would be to expand the Earned Income Tax Credit. Read more »

Jan. 12, 2016

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Ralph Hancock: Trumpolgy 101

I was hoping not to write about Donald Trump. I was hoping not to think about Trump. I was hoping the whole world obsessed with Trump would go away. I’m still hoping, but Trump World has not... Read more »

Jan. 12, 2016

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John Hoffmire: How to represent and protect minority investors against intentional wrongs in crowdfunding companies

Crowdfunded companies sometimes do wrong intentionally. Unlike negligence, intentional wrong (tort) requires the actor to have intended its harmful act. Some of these intentional acts and effects... Read more »

Jan. 12, 2016

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My view: Keys to fulfilling New Year's resolutions

Those who have resolved to improve their health in 2016 needn't fret about gym memberships or fad diets. They just have to start standing more. A couple more hours a day off the seat can make that... Read more »

Jan. 12, 2016

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Robert J. Samuelson: Is the market foretelling the next recession?

It's hard not to wonder: Is the stock market telling us something? Just because the market is wrong much of the time doesn't mean it's wrong all the time. Read more »

Jan. 12, 2016

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Letter: GMD missile defense

As our enemies continue to advance their technology, we must also expand and modernize GMD to keep pace with the threat. Read more »

Jan. 12, 2016

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Letter: Trump's actions

Mr. Trump cares nothing at all for the Republican Party, it’s future or philosophy. Read more »

Jan. 12, 2016

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Gun safety

Gun safety is a big deal in our day. Read more »

Jan. 12, 2016

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Sen. Orrin Hatch: Year in review — restoring the Senate for the American people

Last November, the American people went to the polls to register their disgust with Washington’s gridlock and President Obama’s agenda. In doing so, they elected a Republican majority... Read more »

Jan. 11, 2016

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