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Utah will still tax Social Security pensions

Editor, I think it is a wonderful idea to have Utah forgo taxes for those with military pensions. I'm sure that will be a great draw for Utah; but at the same time...


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Our View: Reform military pension tax policy in Utah

We’ve long believed that military retirement pay should be exempt from state taxes. It’s an unnecessary extra grab of veterans’ hard-earned money...


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Fiorina may find center stage uncomfortable

There is a strong desire in Republican circles for Carly Fiorina to be on the main stage in the next presidential debate. Few in the party say the former Hewlett-...


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A revealing clue why Trump is popular

Even those of us who are not supporters of either Donald Trump or Jeb Bush can learn something by comparing how each of these men handled people who tried to...


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Column: McKinley? Denali? The important thing is taking offense

What, so now we’re just inventing reasons to be upset? This week’s tempest in a teapot is the announcement that the Obama administration plans to...




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The president's arrogant name game

Editor, In perhaps his most arrogant and frivolous act thus far, President Barack Obama apparently woke up one morning in August and decided to rename the tallest...


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ISIS also believes in God and prayer

Editor, Reply to Aug. 18 letter, “We need leaders who believe in God, prayer”: The author states "This nation, the United States, was formed under God....


Letters

Why are gasoline prices still so high?

Editor, I would like to know why there is such a disparity in gas prices from city to city. On the news and in your paper I see the price of oil is below $40 a...


National Commentary

'Cadillac tax' portion of Affordable Care Act is the next target

The Affordable Care Act served dessert first, offering subsidized health coverage across the country before some of its less popular provisions were scheduled to...


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My daughter was killed on live television. I will do whatever it

Last Wednesday, my daughter Alison was brutally struck down in the prime of her life by a deranged gunman. Since then, I have stated in numerous interviews with...


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What the oath of office means to clerk Kim Davis

What’s in an oath? That fascinating question arose as part of a crusade by Rowan County, Kentucky, Clerk Kim Davis to seek a religious exemption from issuing...


Our View: Allow mini-bottles to be sold

The Utah Alcoholic Beverage Control Commission needs to have the spine to allow a Layton distillery to sell mini-bottles of liquor. Members’ decision to give...