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Managing a delicate balance
From bats to pikas and otters, Kim Hersey has used helicopters, canoes and snowshoes to oversee the welfare of Utah's non-game mammals for the Division of Wildlife Resources. Read more»
Saturday, Feb. 28 2015 7:25 p.m. MST
Replace the prison with the NFL, says Tom Welch
If and/or when the prison gets moved, former Olympic organizer Tom Welch envisions moving the NFL in. Read more»
Monday, March 2 2015 7:00 a.m. MST

Sports

Deedee Corradini's fight inspired more than changes in ski jumping
Deedee Corradini's no-nonsense, tireless work helped women ski jumpers gain inclusion in the Olympics, but it also inspired women everywhere to be true to their own goals, their own Read more»
Monday, March 2 2015 9:20 p.m. MST
Utes will grow in spite of loss
With tournament time coming, Saturday's game was a good primer. Read more»
Saturday, Feb. 28 2015 11:20 p.m. MST
Utes, Cougars take center stage for big games Saturday against ’Cats, Zags
In Salt Lake City and Spokane, the Utes and Cougars will be on center stage with some huge basketball on Saturday. Utes' outcome could decide the No. 1 seed in the West for the NCAA Read more»
Friday, Feb. 27 2015 4:42 p.m. MST
Is it possible to strike perfect balance between running and everyday life?
Is it possible to keep up with my training and fulfill every other responsibility asked of me? With every new season of life comes new focus. I've stopped trying to force balance and Read more»
Sunday, March 1 2015 6:27 p.m. MST
How about a Utah-BYU matchup in NCAA tournament?
After Saturday night's results, Utah is falling on the NCAA brackets and BYU may have played its way into the NCAA tournament and the two could be matched up on Selection Sunday. Read more»
Sunday, March 1 2015 7:00 p.m. MST
Morrill, Hunsaker two of the best coaches — and men — this state has ever known
Utah State men's basketball coach Stew Morrill and his Utah Valley University counterpart, Dick Hunsaker, are walking away from the game. They've both won a lot of games and, more important, Read more»
Sunday, March 15 2015 12:26 a.m. MDT

Moneywise

Make pocket money part of your monthly budget
Everyone needs a break and a little fun now and then. Whether it’s grabbing lunch out, or going to a movie once in a while, you need to relax and let off little steam. Just make Read more»
Thursday, March 5 2015 8:51 p.m. MST
Readers offer tips for building trust with remote workers
For all of its advantages, there are some challenges that come with working from home. But it is possible to overcome those problems, and several readers have tips to help the pajama-clad Read more»
Thursday, March 5 2015 11:17 p.m. MST
How the Federal Reserve reconciles low unemployment and stagnant wages
What can be done to bolster the U.S. economy? Average prices and wages in the U.S. haven’t increased as expected. How does the Fed fight inflation and unemployment? What is the Read more»
Monday, March 23 2015 5:50 p.m. MDT

Opinion

Looking to the Supreme Court to lead a restoring balance of powers in D.C.
President Obama has consolidated more power in the executive branch than any other U.S. president, which has not been tempered by the legislative branch (Congress). Read more»
Thursday, March 5 2015 12:00 a.m. MST
Lessons learned from political gaffes
Words — certainly in politics — do matter. This axiom is illustrated by recent controversial statements on the national stage. Since we stumble over our own words often Read more»
Sunday, March 1 2015 12:15 a.m. MST
IRS continues to act in pattern of corruption
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Wednesday, March 4 2015 10:56 p.m. MST
Though complicated, Corradini was an effective leader
When I think about her leadership style, I come back to a snowy Friday in February 1992, not quite two months after she was first sworn-in, when she first toured Derks Field, the city’s Read more»
Wednesday, March 4 2015 12:00 a.m. MST
Examining President Obama’s education plan
Part of the American Dream has been the possibility of social mobility and the creation of wealth for every individual. Read more»
Monday, March 2 2015 7:30 a.m. MST
Haunting suicide reminds us that words, politics can be lethal
In the wake of Republican Tom Schweich's suicide, we have the harrowing reminder that words can hurt and sometimes kill. Read more»
Friday, March 6 2015 9:41 p.m. MST
The gifts I hope I gave my daughter before she turned 18
My child is moving into adulthood and I'm feeling a little like a DVD in a YouTube world — still working, but about to be phased out. Read more»
Tuesday, March 3 2015 12:00 a.m. MST
Let the voters decide the party primaries — don't pass HB313
The recently proposed HB313 would significantly weaken SB54, last year's Count My Vote compromise. Utah Republican Party leaders and some legislators have labored to overturn or weaken Read more»
Wednesday, March 4 2015 12:00 a.m. MST

Faith

Exploring complexities in the English language of the Book of Mormon
A conference to be held on the BYU campus Saturday, March 14, will examine English text of the Book of Mormon from several different angles, showing that some of the assumptions held Read more»
Thursday, March 5 2015 10:38 a.m. MST
Lowe’s manager doesn’t give a hoot how old you are
How a trip to a Lowe's in Woodstock, Virginia, taught father and son that every customer matters, every item is worth finding, and no one should give a hoot how old you are. Read more»
Saturday, Feb. 28 2015 5:00 a.m. MST
Revisiting Elder Ballard's sweet little bee book
I know we live in the “Beehive State.” But the other day I was set on my heels when I realized how much my own life is bound up with bees. I’m a “Bee” Read more»
Wednesday, March 18 2015 5:00 a.m. MDT
New pet bear doesn’t eat dog but can’t be an indoor pet
Before you buy a black bear as a pet, ask yourself two questions: "Can this be an indoor bear pet?" and "If so, will it eat the dog?" Read more»
Saturday, March 7 2015 5:00 a.m. MST

Family

Examples of what great musicals can be
A collection of four classic musicals filled with memorable songs, clever choreography and hilarious comedy has been released this week on Blu-ray. Read more»
Thursday, March 5 2015 3:10 p.m. MST
'McFarland, USA' is a movie Disney should be proud of
This is a film Walt Disney would be proud to have his name on. Based on a true story, "McFarland, USA" is truly inspirational. Read more»
Sunday, March 1 2015 12:25 a.m. MST
Parental 'potty talk' can forge family's identity
We called it "tinkle" and "big business" in my family, but my husband called it "No. 1" and "No. 2." In our own family now, our language is a work in progress. It's weird, but sometimes Read more»
Tuesday, March 3 2015 4:20 p.m. MST
A bossy mom and a fun dad and how I'm trying to change that
When my daughter told me I was bossy and her dad was fun, it was time for me to take a look at our family dynamics. Read more»
Monday, March 2 2015 5:20 p.m. MST
The struggle to live and the fight to die
They are no different than those who stepped aside from the wounded and robbed on the road to Jericho. They are today’s passersby who might say, he should have known better. He Read more»
Monday, March 2 2015 7:15 p.m. MST
Introducing kids to the finer things in life
There is a refining influence and a taste for excellence that can grow early in children who get out of their world of large and small screens and routine schoolwork once in a while Read more»
Tuesday, March 3 2015 7:07 p.m. MST
Lose the game but not your sportsmanship
Sometimes kids have a few things they can teach us adults. One of them is they are vulnerable and we need to help them learn life's lessons, not by cheating but by playing fair. Read more»
Wednesday, March 4 2015 6:45 p.m. MST
Raising a reader: How parents can instill a love of the written word in kids
Raising children who come to literature again and again as leisure readers may mean thinking outside the book. Read more»
Tuesday, March 3 2015 4:20 p.m. MST