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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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Holyoak: Improvements needed in AG’s office

Like any work environment, the Utah Attorney General’s Office has room for improvement. Unlike other work environments, a history of corruption, largely due to unrestricted, dark money campaign contributions, makes improving the environment there much more difficult. In a recent op-ed in the Deseret News, Isaac Holyoak, communications director for Alliance for a Better UTAH, discussed

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In our opinion: Deseret News on Better UTAH

Our efforts to bring balance and transparency to the Draper Prison move is starting to pay off. We were pleasantly surprised to wake up Sunday morning and read that the Deseret News Editorial Board has endorsed our position on the Draper Prison relocation bid. One close observer and critic of the prison relocation process is Maryann Martindale,

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For balance, we need Tribune and News

“Journalism is printing what someone else does not want printed. Everything else is public relations.” –George Orwell I’m old school. I still get the Salt Lake Tribune delivered every morning on my doorstep as I drink my morning tea. But I read the Deseret News online, too. I like the balance I get from reading

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The week in letters: How to purchase a politician

An itemized price list for politicians, the social science behind the Deseret New’s coverage of same-sex parenting, and how a timely windfall helped pay for the State Capitol Building in this week’s letters to the editor across the finally-sunny state of Utah. Where is the price list for politicians? I’m looking for something that might

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The week in letters: IRS and Uintah Elementary

The IRS, Uintah Elementary, Mitt Romney, and the orthodoxy of the conservative right in this week’s Letters to the Editor. Rise of the devalued I see the stiff, uncompromising orthodoxy of the conservative right as a contrived and manufactured cover for the frustration and resentment of white Americans who feel threatened by the increasing influence

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Kanter: We need a reasoned tone in same-sex marriage debate

The debate over same-sex marriage has brought out the very worst in some of us. The Editorial Board at the Standard-Examiner is the exception. Josh Kanter, founder of Better UTAH, discussed the Standard-Examiner’s approach to ensuring civil, Utah values-based discussion of same-sex marriage in a recent op-ed. In what should be required reading for all

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