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Utah

Biggest weekend of the year at the Little Sahara
Easter weekend brings out the crowds at the Little Sahara recreation area in the West Desert of Utah. Read more»
Wednesday, April 16 2014 4:05 p.m. MDT

Sports

NCAA and college administrations should explore compensating college athletes
A recent ruling allows football players at Northwestern University to unionize and engage in collective bargaining. Many believe this is the latest blow to the NCAA's rules against Read more»
Sunday, March 30 2014 10:55 p.m. MDT
Utes nickname won't stay forever
Even with new agreement in place, plan on a change in years ahead. Read more»
Wednesday, April 16 2014 5:15 p.m. MDT
Many expect Jabari Parker to choose the NBA, but what if he doesn't?
The famous LDS superstar basketball player at Duke University is deciding whether to stay and play another year of college ball or put his name in for the NBA draft. Either way, he's Read more»
Wednesday, April 16 2014 5:40 p.m. MDT
Basketball needs a new, less foul, ending
Too many timeouts, two many replay reviews and way too many fouls — college basketball needs to write a new ending to its games and stop the fouling-for-profit strategy. Read more»
Tuesday, April 15 2014 2:20 p.m. MDT
Jabari Parker announces decision to turn pro in first-person essay for SI.com
Today, Duke University freshman Jabari Parker announced his decision to enter the 2014 NBA draft. His first-person essay on SI.com marks the first time a student-athlete has declared Read more»
Thursday, April 17 2014 10:40 a.m. MDT
Returning to the Boston Marathon after 2013 bombings in search of closure
Running the Boston Marathon is always life changing, but last year's race changed me in unexpected ways. This year I'm heading back not just to run, but to heal. Read more»
Sunday, April 13 2014 8:45 p.m. MDT
NCAA tournament is great but needs some tweaks
It's the most exciting three weeks of the sports season, but the NCAA basketball tournament could use a few changes. Read more»
Sunday, March 30 2014 8:00 p.m. MDT

Moneywise

Invest in growth stock mutual funds
If you’re looking for things to help you survive the apocalypse, you’re talking about food and water. But if you want rational, well-reasoned investments, you need to look Read more»
Monday, April 14 2014 8:06 p.m. MDT
French ban on after-hours email raises work-life questions
Americans have been known to scoff at what we see as a lack of work ethic among Europeans. However, a recent change in French work regulations has me thinking that they might have a Read more»
Tuesday, April 15 2014 8:30 a.m. MDT
Can tax reform jump-start our economy?
Lawmakers should take seriously the imperative of de-cluttering the tax code. If such an overhaul could make our tax code fairer, simpler and less prescriptive in terms of how and where Read more»
Tuesday, March 25 2014 1:56 p.m. MDT

Opinion

Defend the dissenters — even if you disagree
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Sunday, April 13 2014 12:00 a.m. MDT
'Progress indeed' in the unusually high Medicare charges cases
Last week, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), in a historic move, applied the transparency disinfectant to the ailing Medicare program by publishing comprehensive physician Read more»
Thursday, April 17 2014 12:00 a.m. MDT
Why the change of public opinion on same-sex marriage?
It is interesting that the Utah case may be the impetus for the U.S. Supreme Court to strike down or uphold the traditional definition of marriage. The politics of this issue have changed Read more»
Sunday, April 13 2014 12:00 a.m. MDT
Understanding our divisions: The source of liberty
Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer said the Constitution is "basically about" one word — "democracy" — that appears in neither that document nor the Declaration of Independence. Read more»
Thursday, April 17 2014 12:00 a.m. MDT
Why some mothers kill babies: searching for elusive answers
We care about this story not just out of morbid curiosity for its sordid details. It strikes a blow to a particularly vulnerable place in our emotions. Read more»
Wednesday, April 16 2014 12:00 a.m. MDT
Derks — A ‘Field of Dreams’
Now it can be told. The statute of limitations has run out. Now, I can confess my crime, and my love affair with Derks Field. Before it was Derks Field, it was called the Community Read more»
Saturday, April 12 2014 12:00 a.m. MDT
When is business always a force for good?
Traditional investors often put money into companies focused mainly on the returns they will see, while many nonprofits and government agencies provide funding for programs in return Read more»
Monday, April 14 2014 12:20 a.m. MDT
Underestimating the intelligence of the American public?
Mostly the Democratic campaign agenda reflects desperation: If all you can do is attack your opponent, chances are you have nothing much to sell. Poll after poll shows Americans aren't Read more»
Thursday, April 3 2014 12:00 a.m. MDT
Westboro counter-protest shows the best of being human
How do you respond to the death of someone who has picketed the funerals of fallen soldiers? Some people in Kansas City took this memorable approach. Read more»
Tuesday, March 25 2014 9:44 a.m. MDT
Pope Francis has had a dramatic first year
One year on, the selection of the new pope seems trivial compared to what he has accomplished in rhetorical tone and personal example. Pope Francis promises to be a different kind of Read more»
Wednesday, April 2 2014 12:00 a.m. MDT
Making our own spending decisions: The Affordable Care Act's folly
The Supreme Court recently heard arguments in the Hobby Lobby case. Plaintiffs say the key question is, “Can an employer impose his religious beliefs on employees?” The Read more»
Monday, April 14 2014 12:00 a.m. MDT
The 'tell-yell' model of coaching
Coaches occupy uncommon status in American society. Because a large swath of humanity worships at the altar of sports, we confer on our coaches both the expectation to win and the mandate Read more»
Wednesday, April 9 2014 10:24 p.m. MDT

Faith

With so few choices, should I just marry him?
Marriage is about more than love, so should I just marry this guy? Help! Read more»
Monday, April 14 2014 7:26 p.m. MDT
'Preach the gospel always; if necessary, use words'
Three significant works of serious Mormon music have now been brought together in one missionary-minded compact disc. Read more»
Thursday, April 17 2014 5:00 a.m. MDT
Despite horrific fire, Mormon couple has inspiring message for the world
The Avery family was tested in ways most cannot fathom. On a spring afternoon like any other, Dirk, Naomi and their five children — members of the Hartwood Ward in the Fredericksburg Read more»
Tuesday, April 15 2014 9:00 a.m. MDT
An older brother learns a lesson
Once again last Sunday, as is our lot, we Brigham City 5th warders attended two classes. This time Brother Bateman taught us about Joseph and his brothers. And Brother Hennington, well, Read more»
Wednesday, April 16 2014 4:04 p.m. MDT
What vitamins are in your food storage?
Pay attention to vitamins in foods that are stored, particularly C and A. Lack of vitamin C causes scurvy and vitamin A regulates the immune system, preventing infections. Store foods Read more»
Friday, April 11 2014 5:00 a.m. MDT
Teaching 43 youths family history research is choice experience
My wife teaching 43 young women how to search for their ancestors and submitting and processing their names for baptism was a choice experience. Read more»
Thursday, April 10 2014 5:00 a.m. MDT
Teens' quest to be interesting: ‘Come, Follow Me’ can help with that
The faith-promoting stories shared in general conference help conversations in youth Sunday School be interesting and inspiring for six months to come. Read more»
Thursday, April 3 2014 5:00 a.m. MDT
Daughters and mothers encompass one eternal round
The beauty of womanhood is in the faces of 8-year-olds to 80-year-olds. Nothing is more rare and lovely than mothers and daughters, loving, supporting each other, bound with all the Read more»
Sunday, April 13 2014 8:29 p.m. MDT
When the music saves you
High culture has the power to humanize and enrich our lives. As much as our society might think that everything is awesome and we should just let it go, we don’t know when we Read more»
Wednesday, April 9 2014 5:00 a.m. MDT

Family

'Sabotage' is a bad Quentin Tarantino wannabe
"Sabotage" is a bad Quentin Tarantino wannabe. Compared to this film, something like “Kill Bill” comes off charming, subtle and restrained. Read more»
Friday, March 28 2014 12:00 a.m. MDT
Columnist stays up all night with Rocky Balboa
Have you ever had trouble getting sympathy for insomnia? It's very frustrating. If you are like me, then sometimes your only friends during hard times like this are Rocky Balboa and Read more»
Friday, April 4 2014 3:00 p.m. MDT
Changing names is a generations-old dilemma
Eight years after I got married, I still wonder if I should have changed my name. Read more»
Tuesday, April 15 2014 4:15 p.m. MDT
What if Mr. Watson had just stayed put?
Alexander Graham Bell invented the telephone. He was ecstatic when he said the first words, “Mr. Watson, come here; I want to see you.” Watson came immediately. But Bell Read more»
Monday, April 7 2014 4:45 p.m. MDT
Tipping points: Is the family doomed?
Is the family as we know it disappearing? Are those who believe in and live within natural, traditional families becoming a minority for the first time in the history of the world? Read more»
Thursday, April 17 2014 9:16 a.m. MDT
Life's still small moments can pass us by unless we pay attention
Just like grandchildren, there will be an end to our moments. Be still. Breathe deep and look around you. Spring is the very best time to practice. Read more»
Wednesday, April 9 2014 5:53 p.m. MDT