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The Homefront: This world needs love and this is how we do it

This world is full of friends we just haven’t yet met. My husband, with his approachable blue eyes, smiling face and positive, nonjudgmental attitude sees it that way. I’m the one who regularly needs reminding. Him at the grocery store: “People are awesome!” Me at the grocery store: ...

Erickson: The great chicken egg conspiracy

Poultry houses have slaughtered millions of chickens in the United States to stop the spread of avian flu. The disease spreads quickly and can contaminate egg production. Along with other factors, this has caused a shortage of eggs and a spike in prices. But even some healthy populations have ...

Guest opinion: Microschools face major problems

Microschool founders face major problems when it comes to establishing their schools. And local governments don’t help. It can be difficult enough to begin a new business. Entrepreneurs need to raise capital to get a building or purchase inventory. They have to invest in marketing to attract ...

Letter: Thank you, legislators, for support of education reforms

These past weeks, the Utah legislature showed overwhelming support of House Bill 215 that provides teacher pay increases and funds other education options. The historic vote was the first time a legislature has supported this type of bill with a super majority anywhere in the country. As a ...

Letter: Why we fight SB 31 – It’s more than the flag question

Why are we focused on the flag bill when it seems meaningless in the long run? It has great meaning. Not just the symbolism of the flag, but the method and procedures used to bring a solution to a problem where no problem existed. It's to tell the legislature to stop wasting their time and our ...

Napolitano: The legacy of George W. Bush and his torturers

In the days and months following the attacks of 9/11, the government laid the blame for orchestrating the attacks on Osama bin Ladin. Then, after bin Ladin was murdered in his home in Pakistan in 2011, the government decided that the true mastermind of 9/11 was Khalid Shaikh Mohammed. By the ...