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Our View: Utah shouldn't forget rainy-day fund

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Utah was doing a good job of maintaining its rainy-day reserve fund since the Great Recession. But like other U.S. states has seen its efforts drop off in recent years. According to a report by Pew...

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Thumbs up to Weber County’s North Fork Park for being recognized as the world’s first bronze-tier International Dark Sky Park — the second...


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One of the greatest honors of my life was serving, as a young second lieutenant assigned to the 10th Mountain Division on the Italian front in 1945, under the...


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Editor: Phil Lyman is an American hero. In the finest tradition of American patriotism he risked his life and liberty to protest federal government injustice and...


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PALO ALTO, Calif. — Ray Kurzweil made a startling prediction in 1999 that appears to be coming true: that by 2023 a $1,000 laptop would have the computing...


National Commentary

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We're just a week into her long slow victory trot to the Democrats' 2016 presidential nomination and already I'm sick of the media coverage of Hillary Clinton. You...


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Congress steps toward blended military retirement

By Tom Philpott Congress on Thursday took a first, perhaps historic step toward phasing out the 20-year-or-bust retirement system the U.S. military has used to...


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Our View: Make peace in Ogden Valley water war

Longtime Arizona senator Barry Goldwater once said: “A man from the West will fight over three things: water, women and gold, and usually in that order....