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Our View: State pay raise proposal insulting

This is quite a mouthful, frankly too much to swallow, but here we go. Members of the state’s Elected Official and Judicial Compensation Committee have...


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Our View: Thumbs up, thumbs down

Thumbs up: To Utah’s first youth homeless shelter, which will be at 2760 Adams Ave. in Ogden. We appreciate many in the community who made this happen, and...


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Our View: Education and tax dollars

It looks as if the state will have a large amount of money to fund the state’s business as the new Legislature prepares to meet next month. In fact, we have...


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Our View: Enjoy lower gasoline prices

Gasoline prices have been falling steeply and are as low as they have been in the past four years. As of last Sunday, the average cost for a gallon of gasoline was...


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Our View: Fake news thrives on Web

Top of Utahns received a lesson on the growth of Internet satirical websites when a “news report” surfaced of a 12-meter-long humpback whale being...




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Our View: Support Healthy Utah plan

Gov. Gary Herbert is to be commended for working out Utah’s alternative to blanket Medicaid coverage for scores of thousands of residents who fell through the...


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Our View: Thanks, alert Fremont student

On Dec. 1, students and staff at Fremont High School in Plain City dodged what could have been a school shooting. A student noticed that another student had brought...


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Our View: Thumbs up, thumbs down

Thumbs up: To our state, which ranks first in charitable giving, according to a study from WalletHub, a personal finance social network. Behind Utah are South...


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Our View: Contract with feds over land

Although a comprehensive report released shows that Utah can afford to manage 31.2 million acres of federal lands in the state, we believe a better, more reasonable...


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Our View: Commission spat unseemly

A recent Weber County Commission hearing became ugly when commissioners squabbled over next year’s budget for the county’s recorder/surveyor’s...


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