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Op-ed: Family detention is not the answer

For many Utahns, this Father’s Day was overshadowed by news of the federal government’s barbaric practice of taking children away from their parents at the border. The various responses from our congressional delegation have been profoundly inadequate, largely focused on broader immigration law reforms. One solution, proffered by Rep. Chris Stewart, is financing more family detention

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After-School Programs Help Students Succeed Inside and Outside the Classroom

Nara, a seventh-grader at Granite Park Junior High, stands excitedly with her peers beside a rocket launcher, counting down the seconds. Her instructor describes the effect of air pressure on the distance the rocket will travel. As the rocket launches from the ground, the students look up with excitement and fascination, watching as it flies

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If Sinclair Broadcast Has Specifics on ‘Fake News,’ Let’s Hear it

SALT LAKE CITY — Viewers of the nearly 200 television stations owned by the Sinclair Broadcast Group, including Channel 2 in the Salt Lake market, probably didn’t think much recently when they saw news anchors in promotional spots saying something like, “… we’re concerned about the troubling trend of irresponsible, one-sided news stories plaguing our

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Legislative Frustrations

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]This is a blog post about good government. Maybe you think that means I’ll talk about things like fair representation, honesty, avoidance of conflicts, transparency, and the like. And yes, all of those things are important facets of good government, and they are things that the Alliance for a Better Utah and our affiliated organization,

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Op-ed: Let’s not subject the school board to party politics

Source: Deseret News Having been a member of the Utah State Board of Education during what was perhaps its most “rocky period,” 1976-1984, I am, of course, always interested in USBE news and the many issues and accomplishments of this important body. I was surprised and very concerned when our Utah Legislature passed SB78, State Board

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