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Report shows military an ethnic cross-section of America

Obama Afghanistan

A new “Population Representation” report on the U.S. military affirms that the four-decade-old volunteer force is a healthy cross-section of America, if just a little smarter, a little...

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Iran not a reliable partner

I was one of the Air Force’s B-1 pilot representatives for the verification of the START treaties with the former Soviet Union during my 14 years in the...


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Transportation needs warrant Utah gas tax hike

It is a frequent criticism leveled at the federal government that Congress has let some problem go unsolved for so long that the gulf between the problem and a...


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Our plan for fixing health care

Wednesday, the Supreme Court will hear oral arguments about whether the Obama administration used the IRS to deliver health insurance subsidies to Americans in...


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High rabbits in Utah a possible risk of medical pot

WASHINGTON — Utah is considering a bill that would allow patients with certain debilitating conditions to be treated with edible forms of marijuana. If the...


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Now natural gas trucks can help clean up Utah's air

Truck transport is vitally important to Utah. Heavy-duty trucks keep our economy humming, especially with increased on-line shopping. A booming economy means more...




Military

Report shows military an ethnic cross-section of America

A new “Population Representation” report on the U.S. military affirms that the four-decade-old volunteer force is a healthy cross-section of America, if...


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A better approach to wood burning

Last fall, the Utah Air Quality Board put forward a proposed rule that would have implemented a seasonal ban on wood-burning in Utah, Salt Lake, Davis and portions...


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Same song, second verse

In the day when high school kids took road trips in buses, before hand held devices, before CD players, tape players, even portable radios, they would sing to pass...


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Lawmaker needs to think of his legacy on health care

When I was on the stump in 2012 running against Allen Christensen for the Utah Senate, I heard him say more than once that he wanted the voters to send him back to...


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Pay raise for governor long overdue

Last week the Standard Examiner published an editorial objecting to the recommendations from the Elected Official and Judicial Compensation Commission (EJCC) that...


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