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Utah

Local powered parachute enthusiast's got a point of view he'd like you to see
Frederick Scheffel is a powered parachute enthusiast and entrepreneur with a particular affinity for the views in Utah's Dixie. Read more»
Sunday, July 6 2014 10:05 p.m. MDT

Sports

Sister's subtle racism experience provides convincing case for eschewing ethnic sports mascots
Seeing the subtle racism that dogged my sister convinces me there isn't an appropriate way to embrace sports mascots like the Washington Redskins. Read more»
Sunday, June 29 2014 6:15 p.m. MDT
RSL's Kyle Beckerman and Nick Rimando star at home and abroad
Real Salt Lake players could have rested up, but both told their coach they wanted to play on Friday. Read more»
Friday, July 4 2014 11:10 p.m. MDT
BYU's Robert Anae likes Christian Stewart as quarterback Taysom Hill's backup
Similar athletes, similar style: Robert Anae likes what he's seen over the past year with former Timpanogos and Snow College QB Christian Stewart. Read more»
Saturday, July 5 2014 4:45 p.m. MDT
NBA free agency is entirely predictable — and all wrong
Bosh and Anthony are overrated (so is Hayward) in free agency, largely because the NBA still places too much value on scoring average instead of statistics that lead to victories — Read more»
Tuesday, July 8 2014 7:45 p.m. MDT
Raptors ready to open season with former Cy Young Award winner as manager
The Ogden Raptors will open their 21st season of Pioneer League play Monday with a new guy filling out their lineup card, as former AL Cy Young Award winner Jack McDowell takes over Read more»
Saturday, June 14 2014 7:30 p.m. MDT
Harvey Langi hopes to transfer from Utah to BYU after returning from LDS mission this week
After serving a two-year LDS mission in the Florida Tampa Mission, Harvey Langi will return to Utah on Tuesday and said he hopes to transfer to BYU despite playing his freshman season Read more»
Monday, July 7 2014 4:07 p.m. MDT

Moneywise

Contentment has to do with your state of being
If you have to surrender the joy in life to build extra wealth or build at a different pace — well, to me that’s just wrong. Read more»
Tuesday, July 8 2014 12:00 a.m. MDT
Fight workplace bullying with better communication skills
Bullying is a problem in the workplace, but it doesn't have to be. Whether you're a person who sometimes acts as a bully, someone who is frequently a bully's target, or both, you can Read more»
Tuesday, July 8 2014 3:21 p.m. MDT
Positive lessons from free trade with Mexico
Taking a cue from Mexico’s success, the U.S. can improve its economy by emphasizing free trade — particularly with the European Union. Read more»
Tuesday, June 17 2014 5:00 a.m. MDT

Opinion

Too little too late — Obama has responsibility to Iraq
Yes, it is true that there was no al-Qaida in Iraq when George W. Bush took office. But it is equally true that there was essentially no al-Qaida in Iraq remaining when Barack Obama Read more»
Sunday, June 22 2014 12:00 a.m. MDT
Fuel freedom: Fostering a new market for natural gas is clear win
I agree with and fully support Fuel Freedom’s efforts to foster a new market for natural-gas-based high-ethanol-blend fuel. Such a development would be a clear win for consumers, Read more»
Thursday, July 10 2014 12:00 a.m. MDT
Exploring ramifications of calling for a constitutional convention
Many state leaders are fed up with Congress and the federal government, but the only formal and binding tool they have to push back against federal encroachment is to call a constitutional Read more»
Sunday, July 6 2014 12:00 a.m. MDT
Mississippi votes its appetite
McDaniel's defeat, like many the tea party has experienced this primary season, brings that feisty faction face to face with a melancholy fact: Americans' devotion to frugal government Read more»
Wednesday, June 25 2014 10:19 p.m. MDT
Could Massachusetts lead nation away from gambling?
Perhaps the biggest issue facing Massachusetts’ voters this November will be a citizens’ initiative to repeal the state’s 2011 casino gambling law before it has a Read more»
Thursday, June 26 2014 12:00 a.m. MDT
Freedom is not a state of tranquility
What we often forget is that freedom is not a state of tranquility. The struggle for civil rights we won 50 years ago must be fought over and over again. Read more»
Saturday, July 5 2014 12:00 a.m. MDT
Cantor reality check — It's always about the ground game
Conventional wisdom, that self-righteous propagandist, has it that Republican House Majority Leader Eric Cantor's trouncing by an academic, tea-sipping nobody marks the end of the GOP Read more»
Monday, June 16 2014 10:39 p.m. MDT
If what you see offends you, feel free to knock on the door
Community no longer seems to extend next door or include a helping hand. It's too bad. Read more»
Tuesday, July 8 2014 12:00 a.m. MDT
Is it time for another constitutional convention?
Overall, a second constitutional convention is worth serious consideration. Read more»
Wednesday, July 9 2014 12:00 a.m. MDT
Health care decisions should be left up to individuals
Change the tax law so that Hobby Lobby and every other employer can give its health care expenditures directly to its employees, tax free, empowering them to control their own money Read more»
Monday, July 7 2014 12:00 a.m. MDT

Faith

I don't want to go to BYU
This high-schooler wants to go to school out of state but is struggling to get parental approval and asks Angela for advice. Read more»
Monday, July 7 2014 7:13 a.m. MDT
FairMormon conference seeks to give reasons for the hope within us
The annual FairMormon Conference is the largest regular gathering anywhere devoted to defending the claims of the restored church of Jesus Christ. This year's conference will be in Read more»
Thursday, July 10 2014 5:00 a.m. MDT
What it means to magnify church callings
To borrow Paul's analogy, when it came to church callings, our patriarch was both the "head" of the body and one of the "toes." And in his heart, he saw both as vital, invigorating Read more»
Wednesday, July 9 2014 11:30 a.m. MDT
Resistance builds spiritual strength
Physical resistance helps individuals develop physical strength. Just as individuals benefit from physical resistance, they benefit from spiritual resistance because it helps them build Read more»
Sunday, July 6 2014 5:10 a.m. MDT
President Monson's message of 'Hastening the Work' and its impact on genealogy, temple work
The prophet's message of "Hastening the Work" has affected missionary, genealogy and temple work. As workers on the other side of veil are busy, we see an increase in the building Read more»
Tuesday, June 17 2014 5:00 a.m. MDT
Serving refugees surges patriotism
Patriotism surged for me and my daughters after a visit to a South Salt Lake apartment complex where refugees arrive regularly. Read more»
Tuesday, July 8 2014 5:00 a.m. MDT
Four steps to the finish line
I never intended to run a marathon. But running has a way of tricking you into doing things you never thought possible. Read more»
Wednesday, July 2 2014 5:00 a.m. MDT

Family

Sticky fingers, summertime and grandchildren
We smile through the busy chaos of family gatherings because our hope is all the mingling will continue and these cousins will be there for each other once we aren’t around. Read more»
Wednesday, July 9 2014 10:47 p.m. MDT
Military service is part of family heritage
This Independence Day, my siblings reminded me of the generations of people in my family who served in and with the military. Read more»
Tuesday, July 8 2014 4:40 p.m. MDT
Stumbling blocks to adoption
LDS Family Services is no longer handling adoptions. My husband and I have been on their profile/waiting list for almost eight months, so the news that we need to find another agency Read more»
Wednesday, July 9 2014 7:00 a.m. MDT
To forsake without being forsaken
What does it mean to be forsaken or for us to forsake? Wouldn’t be nice if the evil of the world felt forsaken? The bad guys would look around for the young, the foolish or the Read more»
Monday, July 7 2014 7:30 p.m. MDT
More teaching, less threatening can lead to greater influence
Bad behavior is more often due to a lack of skills than to bad motives. When we learn to recognize our tendency to ask, “Why would a reasonable, rational and decent person do Read more»
Tuesday, July 8 2014 4:40 p.m. MDT
Synergistic marriage partnerships can work wonders
We’ve always liked the word “synergy.” It is a dynamic word, sounding a little like energy, and it has an almost magical meaning. We hear the term used most often Read more»
Wednesday, July 9 2014 5:00 a.m. MDT
Columnist cuts out sugar and loses pounds, but not his love for doughnuts
Have you ever wondered what it's like to be a healthy person who is disconnected from the joy of ice cream or the wonder of chocolate chip cookies? I have been to the other side and Read more»
Friday, June 27 2014 3:25 p.m. MDT