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Baltic Avenue just bought Boardwalk!
The sale of Park City Mountain Resort to Vail Corp. means the old Park West ski resort is now king of the hill. Read more»
Sunday, Sept. 28 2014 9:00 p.m. MDT

Sports

Domestic violence isn't a distraction — it's an issue the NFL needs to address
Continuing to talk honestly and openly about domestic violence is the only way to bring real and lasting changes. Let's hope the NFL decides to be a leader on the issue instead of an Read more»
Sunday, Sept. 14 2014 10:15 p.m. MDT
Guaranteed wins don't exist for Utes
One of the games Utah fans thought was winnable goes out the window as Utes' conference schedule gets underway. Read more»
Saturday, Sept. 27 2014 10:55 p.m. MDT
NFL's Goodell seeks out Ty Detmer, Texas' Charlie Strong
With public relations issues plaguing the NFL over domestic violence issues and league policies and discipline, Commissioner Roger Goodell is reaching out to former NFL players like Read more»
Monday, Sept. 29 2014 2:05 p.m. MDT
The NFL is bulletproof
Memo to NFL: Dump the PR department because you don't need it. No matter what terrible things your players do, the fans always come back for their NFL fix Read more»
Wednesday, Sept. 17 2014 10:10 p.m. MDT
We'll blindly continue to follow and love the National Felons League
That guy who first referred to the NFL as the National Felons League was, unfortunately, right. These days, the National Football League is filled with enough lawbreakers to fill a Read more»
Saturday, Sept. 20 2014 11:56 p.m. MDT
Kemoeatu brothers show what the NFL really needs right now
It’s a rare commodity, but the Kemoeatu brothers are showing us that it is possible to be both tough and kind. Read more»
Thursday, Sept. 18 2014 11:15 a.m. MDT

Moneywise

Everyone needs a financial game plan
It doesn’t mean you’re not a grown-up just because your default button doesn’t go straight to spreadsheets. And just because you’re like that doesn’t mean Read more»
Tuesday, Sept. 30 2014 12:10 a.m. MDT
Do you love your boss, or is he 'missing in action'?
I've been lucky to work for several managers who proved through their words and actions that they genuinely cared about my success and about me as an individual. I'm sure I'm not alone Read more»
Tuesday, Sept. 23 2014 8:30 a.m. MDT
Setting our sights on education
Investing in America’s future workforce is the most viable long-term strategy for helping us emerge from financial crisis and for laying the long-term foundation for a strong, Read more»
Tuesday, Sept. 9 2014 3:28 p.m. MDT

Opinion

Our real Islamic State strategy: containment-plus
Today, jihadism is global, religious and financial institutions ubiquitous and its roots deeply sunk in a world religion of over a billion people. We are on a path — long, difficult, Read more»
Thursday, Sept. 25 2014 8:05 p.m. MDT
The Utah Debate Commission helps create well-informed voters
In a representative republic, where our elected leaders make decisions on behalf on the people, being well-informed about the principles, motives and beliefs of those who seek to represent Read more»
Thursday, Sept. 18 2014 12:00 a.m. MDT
Utah's education funding needs a boost, not a crisis
Does Utah face an education crisis because of low per-pupil spending? Should some transportation funding be transferred to schools? Is it time for a tax increase for public education? Read more»
Sunday, Sept. 28 2014 6:33 p.m. MDT
High election stakes in Kansas
Sensible Kansans have a problematic choice to ponder: Electing [Greg] Orman would deepen the Senate's pool of talent, but it might thwart Republican efforts to control the Senate. Read more»
Wednesday, Sept. 24 2014 6:10 p.m. MDT
War on poverty hasn't worked, why not encourage these ideas?
Fifty years after Lyndon Johnson first declared it, the American war on poverty seems to be dominated by two extremes. Read more»
Thursday, Sept. 25 2014 12:00 a.m. MDT
Let local folks control a new education system
How about parents and teachers running their own schools? Schools where local people have actual control that prepare students to thrive in a new world. Read more»
Saturday, Sept. 27 2014 12:00 a.m. MDT
Save capitalism by focusing on income equality and opportunity
Providing opportunities for financial upward mobility for employees and moving toward more income equality may be a good way to improve the bottom line. Read more»
Tuesday, Sept. 30 2014 6:33 a.m. MDT
Mark Sanford's ongoing saga with himself
As a South Carolinian, it befalls me to examine the peculiarities afflicting our former governor and now-congressman Mark Sanford, who, contrary to decorum and taste, continues to demand Read more»
Tuesday, Sept. 16 2014 8:30 p.m. MDT
'She asked for it' subverts justice and hampers violence prevention
There are lots of reasons I care about how my girls dress. But I'm not willing to let anyone use their clothing choices as an excuse to justify someone else's appalling behavior. "She Read more»
Tuesday, Sept. 23 2014 12:00 a.m. MDT
We're not as culturally liberal as touted
A recent Pew Research study shows some interesting trends — and reversals — regarding same-sex marriage, homosexuality and religion's role in society and politics. It suggests Read more»
Wednesday, Sept. 24 2014 3:33 p.m. MDT
Make climate conversations more than just hot air
In the debate over global climate woes, we want more than just either side simply blowing "hot air." We need computer models that are more accurate and thus more useful in helping develop Read more»
Monday, Sept. 29 2014 12:00 a.m. MDT

Faith

My returned LDS missionary brother is proselyting too much
I'm dating a nonmember and my returned missionary brother is trying too hard to convert him to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. How do I ask him to calm down? Read more»
Wednesday, Sept. 24 2014 10:35 a.m. MDT
Thinking clearly about archaeology and the Book of Mormon
Many critics of the Book of Mormon regularly base their arguments on faulty assumptions and misconceptions. An article published in 1993 could help them and others by eliminating those Read more»
Thursday, Sept. 25 2014 5:00 a.m. MDT
50 bookstores, 10 days, 8 states, 1 crazy idea
From Wednesday, Sept. 24, to Saturday, Oct. 4, I’m changing my address to a rental car and will visit at least 50 bookstores in eight states. Read more»
Wednesday, Sept. 24 2014 5:00 a.m. MDT
A celebrated atheist pitches spirituality
Sam Harris, you may know, is one of the “new atheists.” Along with Christopher Hitchens, Richard Dawkins and others, they form a band of firebrands that bombarded bookstores Read more»
Saturday, Sept. 27 2014 5:00 a.m. MDT
The horrors of heroin addiction
Heroin addiction is a growing problem in the U.S. One family's story might help others prevent and deal with the problem as well as helping others become more aware. Read more»
Sunday, Sept. 7 2014 5:00 a.m. MDT
9 ways to be the meanest mom (in a good way)
Fellow members, you know who you are. You wield that secret club card called Limits and Responsibility. For the uninitiated, here is the nine-step requirement for membership in the Read more»
Wednesday, Sept. 24 2014 5:00 a.m. MDT
Book review: 'Women at Church' encourages empathy, understanding
"Women at Church" acknowledges or at least implies that change can also lead to unintended consequences, necessitating flexibility and sensitivity rather than wholesale adoption of Read more»
Thursday, Sept. 11 2014 5:00 a.m. MDT

Family

The 'Marathon Man' becomes the 'Broken-down Man'
I announced in May that I was the "Marathon Man" because I planned to run a marathon in a year. I didn't know that marathons are 26 miles long and that they require you to be on a diet Read more»
Friday, Sept. 12 2014 8:59 p.m. MDT
The evolution of family quirks: Sharing tricks of the trade from generation to generation
I learned most of my parenting tricks from my mother and father, who learned them from their mother and father, and their grandparents. How many of the little things you do are quirks Read more»
Tuesday, Sept. 16 2014 4:20 p.m. MDT
Moms: Get off the sidelines and into the moment
When I put down the camera and joined the fun, I reclaimed my spot in the memories. Read more»
Tuesday, Sept. 23 2014 4:50 p.m. MDT
The difference between being interesting and being interested
We can choose whether we are interested or interesting. One can be both. Elements that make a person interested include agency (courage), awareness (selflessness), attention (focus, Read more»
Monday, Sept. 29 2014 5:20 p.m. MDT
What to say to a flirtatious co-worker
If you are astute in reporting what is already happening and insightful about the effects it has on things your co-worker cares about, he or she is likely to listen. Read more»
Tuesday, Sept. 2 2014 5:00 a.m. MDT
Why faith and family matter to everyone
Should faith and family matter to you if you don’t have faith or a family? Yes, because the only things strong enough to balance society and restrain the excess power of big business Read more»
Tuesday, Sept. 23 2014 4:50 p.m. MDT
The world is indeed a glorious place, and autumn is a gift
Hopefully there is still time in the autumn of our lives to make a trek with the family back to our memories. Then again, does it really matter? There are exciting things to do and Read more»
Wednesday, Sept. 17 2014 4:40 p.m. MDT