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Cyclops: Seeing sports as a business is a sign of maturity
This is not a sports column, but there was a time when the ups and downs, fortunes and misfortunes, leaps and losses of the Utah Jazz carried through in the daily outlook of many Utahns. Those were...
Feb 25, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Letter to the Editor: Is the gas tax increase sneaky psychology?
Recently, Bryan Gray (“Cyclops,” Feb. 4, 2015) argued for a gas tax increase, claiming that the tax, last adjusted in 1997, has yielded only “fairly static income” to meet the “soaring costs” of ro...
Feb 18, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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Cyclops: Don’t bet on coherent anti-discrimination bill
For the first time in many years, I am openly sympathizing with members of the Utah Legislature. I don’t know how they are going to form a “compromise” offering protection to gay and lesbian Utahns...
Feb 18, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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Cyclops: Could Mitt have defeated Hillary?
With Mitt Romney’s decision not to make a third attempt for the Republican presidential nomination, I have commonly heard the same question by exasperated, disappointed, or relieved Utahns: Could M...
Feb 11, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
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Endangered Species Act needs reform
The state of Utah is blessed with many extraordinary natural resources. Perhaps none is more central to the Utahn way of life than our land. Yet for far too long the threat of frivolous environment...
Feb 11, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
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Cyclops: Paying 2015 costs with 1997 income
When talking about an increase in Utah’s gasoline tax, it is a matter of simple math. In 1997, I earned only $27,000. If I earned the same amount today, I would be ordering from the McDonald’s doll...
Feb 04, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
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An opinion on opinions
by Jeff Lowe, Managing Editor
Feb 04, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
Harlan Ellison, an American fiction writer, once said, “You are not entitled to your opinion. You are entitled to your informed opinion. No one is entitled to be ignorant.” Opinions, by themselves,...
Letter to the Editor: Help the poor, the environment
Jan 29, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 31 31 recommendations | email to a friend
Recyclable plastic bags are in high demand at most, if not all food pantries. You may know that local food pantries, such as the ones at the True Life Center church and Iron County Care and Share, ...
Letter to the Editor: Intelligent people can disagree
Jan 28, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 30 30 recommendations | email to a friend
While I enjoy Bryan Gray’s “Cyclops” column and usually agree with what he has to say, I am compelled to take strong exception to the first paragraph of the one appearing on Jan. 21 as tactless, ru...
Cyclops: Reader offers insurance horror story
by Bryan Gray
Jan 28, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 30 30 recommendations | email to a friend
We have become a country that mistrusts. Many of us feel uneasy about automobile dealers or lawyers. There is a general scorn for payday lenders, and this time of year, there is not a lot of love f...
Cyclops: Police deserve better in ‘sword’ shooting
by BRYAN GRAY
Jan 21, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 30 30 recommendations | email to a friend
I usually don’t write columns concerning events in Utah County suburbs. I have few readers there and the county is politically infantile. A moderate Republican in Utah County is still politically r...
Breathe a clean, healthy sigh of relief for the air quality in Iron County
by JEFF LOWE
Jan 21, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 30 30 recommendations | email to a friend
Every day, on average, each of us takes more than 23,000 breaths. None of us can survive for more than a few minutes without engaging in the exercise of breathing. Of the many things we take for gr...
National News
BOSTON (AP) -- The question, for all practical purposes, is no longer whether Dzhokhar Tsarnaev took part in the Boston Marathon bombing. It's whether he deserves to die for it....
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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) -- Alabama's stand against same-sex marriage regained ground Wednesday after the state's highest court ruled that its ban remains legal, despite federal court pressure to begin issuing licenses to gays and lesbians. But advocates said they're not giving up either - and that the justices in Montgomery will find themselves on history's losing side....
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