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Utah

Singing for a roof over their heads
Brady Allred's quest is to raise enough funds to finally give his choral singers a home they can call their own. Read more»
Sunday, June 29 2014 2:50 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
Don't touch that dial! Jazz still in deal mode
General manager Dennis Lindsey has shown he's willing to entertain big offers for big rewards, in hopes of landing the No. 1 pick. Read more»
Wednesday, June 25 2014 1:55 p.m. MDT
Split Division I when it's out of the red, says BYU coach Bronco Mendenhall
College football is heading toward an additional division for Power 5 conferences, but most of those schools are not making a profit. BYU coach Bronco Mendenhall wants a stipulation Read more»
Friday, June 27 2014 10:25 p.m. MDT
A dream mile and a dream season
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Tuesday, June 24 2014 4:48 p.m. MDT
Hayward's price tag too much for Jazz to pay
The Utah Jazz decided Saturday to match Charlotte's offer sheet to Gordon Hayward and re-sign the 6-foot-8 swingman to a max-money deal — $63 million over the next four years. Read more»
Sunday, July 13 2014 10:56 a.m. MDT

Moneywise

Housing payment should be less than 25 percent of monthly income
Your housing payment should not exceed 25 percent of your monthly take-home pay on a 15-year, fixed-rate mortgage. Read more»
Thursday, July 3 2014 7:02 a.m. MDT
Survey: Bullying is wreaking havoc in the workplace
Bullying isn't only a problem for children at school. According to a new survey from VitalSmarts, it's causing problems in offices, too. But just how big is the problem, and what is Read more»
Tuesday, July 1 2014 7:30 a.m. MDT
The power of the 30-year mortgage
While home ownership is not a lone silver bullet to creating a thriving middle class, favorable mortgage terms are an important factor in middle-class success. Read more»
Tuesday, July 22 2014 7:00 a.m. MDT

Opinion

Obamacare employer incentives could drive up Medicaid expansion costs
While some are frustrated with the pace of the Medicaid expansion deliberations, I am grateful that the governor and the Legislature have not rushed this decision. This is one issue Read more»
Thursday, June 26 2014 12:00 a.m. MDT
Is America in decline or are her best days ahead?
We celebrate America’s 238th birthday this Friday — facing a sluggish economy, dysfunction at the highest levels of government, and numerous foreign policy challenges. Some Read more»
Sunday, June 29 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
School boards don't do takeaways
The late U.S. Sen. S.I. Hayakawa had it right when he said that in government you don't need to know how to do takeaways, because you only do addition. It seems the same holds true Read more»
Saturday, June 28 2014 12:00 a.m. MDT
How do we think about poverty?
Is it possible to eradicate poverty? The answer to this question seems to have become more and more optimistic over the past several decades. Read more»
Monday, June 30 2014 9:00 a.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
Obama got it right in Iraq, so far
The president walks a tightrope — too little intervention and Iraq descends into an indefinite civil war and endangers the stability of other nations. Too much intervention and Read more»
Wednesday, June 25 2014 8:54 a.m. MDT
'You never really know what's going to happen in politics'
Thad Cochran's victory in Mississippi has shown us that you never really know what's going to happen in politics. That is doubly true when the game starts to be played with a new set Read more»
Monday, June 30 2014 7:07 a.m. MDT
The Internet is the great equalizer, tranquilizer
Knowing my children learn more from my example than from anything I say, I’ve been moved to serious reflection about what I’m teaching them about the Internet. The Internet Read more»
Friday, July 18 2014 12:00 a.m. MDT

Faith

He keeps lying about his age
My man keeps lying, I don't think I can handle it. Any advice? Read more»
Monday, June 30 2014 8:49 p.m. MDT
Diverging lessons from a 'Pale Blue Dot'
Two very different men caught glimpses of the Earth as it appears from space, and they drew two very different messages from what they saw. Read more»
Thursday, June 26 2014 5:00 a.m. MDT
What 3 words would describe your life?
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Tuesday, July 1 2014 5:00 a.m. MDT
The case for innocence, naivete and acting like a kid
There we were, a couple thousand folks from ages 3 to 103, singing a children’s song together. I’ve said before that adults singing children’s hymns is not only charming Read more»
Wednesday, June 25 2014 5:00 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
It's a day of a flood of family history records, documents
Family history research has changed over the years since I was a little boy. There is a flood of digitized records and documents to help us record and store information on our family Read more»
Tuesday, July 22 2014 10:17 p.m. MDT
Addressing 'Come, Follow Me' misconceptions
In a Mormon Channel conversation, President Russell Osguthorpe, Brad Wilcox and Stacie Duce discuss solutions to several "Come, Follow Me" misconceptions. Read more»
Saturday, June 28 2014 11:56 p.m. MDT
Who were the first 3 women to enter the Salt Lake Valley?
Who were the first women to enter the Salt Lake Valley? Why were they chosen? What were they like? When Brigham Young led the first company of 148, these three women were a boon and Read more»
Wednesday, July 23 2014 10:07 p.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
From one BYU football alum to another, advice on faith, family, career
Last weekend, I flew to Chicago for my cousin David Tafuna's graduation from Northwestern's prestigious Kellogg School of Management with his MBA. Read more»
Thursday, June 26 2014 9:20 p.m. MDT

Family

Secret recipe for family success comes with generations of experience
My quest for the perfect pickle taught me something about the gift of multi-generational families. Read more»
Wednesday, June 25 2014 5:36 p.m. MDT
Making the most of summer
Summer is an amazing time with my kids, but it can also be a little daunting to fill all those days. So here are some summer rules we stick by in our house to keep the days full and Read more»
Monday, June 30 2014 9:40 a.m. MDT
When asked to do good, know why you are saying 'yes'
With emotional education, anyone without training can still learn. It is a skill, not a gift. It is a way of doing interpersonal business in which, with effort and some tutelage, a Read more»
Monday, June 30 2014 4:05 p.m. MDT
Next time you feel nervous, assume this position
Change your posture. Body language affects not only how others see us, but also it appears to change how we see ourselves. Read more»
Tuesday, June 24 2014 3:30 p.m. MDT
Bad statistics that stop people from having kids
Why are fewer people getting married and having children today? And why do those that have children have fewer of them? We believe that one reason is the barrage of family-undermining, Read more»
Tuesday, June 24 2014 3:25 p.m. MDT
Choosing love over violence
“There is a place in you that you must keep inviolate, a place that you must keep clean," said the late Maya Angelou. "A place where you say to any intruder, ‘Back up, don’t Read more»
Wednesday, June 25 2014 5:20 p.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