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Utah Valley University fills a niche like no other
Under the guidance of university President Matthew Holland, Utah Valley University continues to grow and offer myriad educational possibilities. Read more»
Sunday, Jan. 25 2015 11:48 p.m. MST

Sports

Wrestling coaches hope 'Battle of the Shield' provides support for sport, outlet for rivalry
When Corner Canyon opened its doors two years ago, the Draper high school drew the majority of its students from Alta. The schools' wrestling coaches developed a traveling trophy that Read more»
Sunday, Jan. 18 2015 6:20 p.m. MST
Utah Jazz ruin groove of Golden State rising star Klay Thompson
Golden State's Klay Thompson can't duplicate the night that made history. The Jazz deserve some credit in preventing that. Read more»
Friday, Jan. 30 2015 10:40 p.m. MST
College football recruiters are stealing away Utah's native sons
For a very long time, Utah's top football player Osa Masina has been rumored to land at USC. He leads a list of talented Utah high school football players choosing to go outside the Read more»
Friday, Jan. 30 2015 7:35 p.m. MST
NFL's nightmare season will mercifully end with the Super Bowl
The 2014 season has delivered more dirt than a day with the Kardashians, beginning with Ray Rice and Adrian Peterson and ending with "Deflategate," which has inspired more talk than Read more»
Wednesday, Jan. 28 2015 11:20 a.m. MST
Becoming a master runner
As we get older, we supposedly get wiser. I'm turning 40 this year, which technically makes me a masters runner. But what, exactly, am I a master of? Read more»
Sunday, Jan. 18 2015 8:35 p.m. MST

Moneywise

Make changes to save money
Spending money on a bunch of stuff you don’t need, and probably don’t really want, isn’t going to bring you contentment. Read more»
Tuesday, Jan. 27 2015 12:00 a.m. MST
Organizations slowly move toward offering flexibility
As an established proponent of flexible work options, I hope more businesses are getting on board with the need to help people build better work-life balance. But the progress is often Read more»
Wednesday, Jan. 28 2015 12:18 a.m. MST
The winners and losers of cheap oil
While we enjoy low prices at the pump, we must maintain our collective hope that domestic energy companies will continue their investment in energy innovations and exploration. Read more»
Monday, Jan. 19 2015 4:46 p.m. MST

Opinion

President doesn’t see terrorism entering new phase
President Obama is not admitting that terrorism is growing all around the world. Read more»
Friday, Jan. 16 2015 12:00 a.m. MST
Predictions for the 2015 legislative session
Here are my predictions for the Utah 2015 legislative session. Keep in mind that I think this is what will happen, not necessarily what should happen. Read more»
Thursday, Jan. 29 2015 12:00 a.m. MST
What's Utah's role in GOP search for a champion in 2016?
With the ascension of Utah’s congressional delegation to high-profile positions, and with one of our favorite (adopted) sons’ continued visibility in the 2016 presidential Read more»
Sunday, Jan. 18 2015 11:13 p.m. MST
National business should be conducted like recent baseball business
A look at Bud Selig's winning legacy as baseball's commissioner, and how his work should be mirrored toward the nation's other businesses. Read more»
Wednesday, Jan. 28 2015 11:38 p.m. MST
In fight over school funding, don't eliminate choices
The need for more money should not come at the expense of things that are improving education in Utah. Read more»
Thursday, Jan. 29 2015 8:55 a.m. MST
Businesses can become schools by linking workplace learning with classwork learning
Businesses should take the initiative and get together with educators and share how businesses can tie in workplace learning with classwork learning. That investment may yield the greatest Read more»
Saturday, Jan. 31 2015 8:28 a.m. MST
How has China moved toward economic reform?
With the release of economic data from China, it is a good time to reflect on the basic direction of China’s reforms over the last 38 years. Read more»
Monday, Jan. 26 2015 7:30 a.m. MST
When the pope talks, people listen
Forget E.F. Hutton. It's P.F. (Pope Francis) these days who, when he talks, people listen. ... Each time Francis speaks, his words are as shiny objects on a desert floor. We scramble Read more»
Wednesday, Jan. 21 2015 12:52 a.m. MST
Teaching kids skills by giving them some freedom
A couple in Maryland allowed their son, 10, and daughter, 6, to walk home from a playground a mile away without adult supervision — after a series of practice runs. Now the state Read more»
Tuesday, Jan. 20 2015 10:10 a.m. MST
Obama, Congress must negotiate to make higher education more affordable
If President Obama wants to improve education access rather than trumpet another talking point, he will have to compromise with a wary Republican Congress. Both sides have incentives Read more»
Wednesday, Jan. 28 2015 12:00 a.m. MST
Obama's State of the Union address had plenty of style, little stage-setting
As a campaign speech, President Obama's State of the Union did its job. However, as a stage-setter for a productive final two years with the Congress, not so much. Read more»
Monday, Jan. 26 2015 12:24 a.m. MST
UN attempts to reform the world economies
The nations of the world gather to prepare the post-2015 agenda, including a "radical reform of our economies." Read more»
Wednesday, Jan. 28 2015 12:07 p.m. MST
Lone Peak High teacher uses calculus to teach about life
Craig Smith has seen a 777 percent increase in the pass rate in calculus at Lone Peak High School since he started teaching the subject in 2007. He says the subject is "a microcosm Read more»
Sunday, Jan. 18 2015 12:00 a.m. MST

Faith

Student loan debt and marriage
He says her college debt is too much; considers ending the relationship. Angela offers advice. Read more»
Monday, Jan. 19 2015 8:00 a.m. MST
Rethinking materialism in science
Must science be materialistic? Is the mind completely reducible to the brain? Many reputable scientists don't think so, and some have recently spoken out on the subject. Read more»
Thursday, Jan. 29 2015 11:16 p.m. MST
BYU freshman finds faith, 'tender mercies' after fall
Heather Burton was climbing her way to a valuable life lesson. The most important things we learn don’t always come in a classroom. They hit us when we least expect them — Read more»
Wednesday, Jan. 21 2015 7:57 p.m. MST
Mojave or Sahara, Egyptian Christians love a desert
Founded in 1993, St. Antony's was the first recognized Coptic monastery outside of Egypt. The monastery was named for St. Antony the Great, a desert-dwelling saint who lived a bare-bones Read more»
Saturday, Jan. 31 2015 4:56 p.m. MST
A 'Come, Follow Me' quest to answer questions
While we are entering the third year of implementation of the “Come, Follow Me” online curriculum, it doesn’t mean Sundays in 2015 will be business as usual. Read more»
Sunday, Jan. 4 2015 5:00 a.m. MST

Family

R ratings dominated movies once again in 2014
More R-rated movies were released in 2014 than any other ratings, though films with PG-13 ratings came close. Read more»
Thursday, Jan. 1 2015 3:00 p.m. MST
'The Boy Next Door' ventures into sleazy, slasher territory
Jenifer Lopez is really getting this role down from “Enough” and “An Unfinished Life,” to the new film “The Boy Next Door,” her characters take a Read more»
Thursday, Jan. 29 2015 11:00 p.m. MST
Even kids sometimes wonder who their ancestors are — and what do they look like?
A recent trip to the urgent care doctor's office got my daughter thinking about life, death — and family history. Read more»
Wednesday, Jan. 21 2015 11:33 p.m. MST
Is free-range parenting risky or wise?
A couple's decision to let their children play alone a mile from home has raised questions on how much freedom young children should have to roam. Read more»
Monday, Jan. 26 2015 12:45 p.m. MST
Handwritten thank-you's lift both writer, recipient
Technology is the new skyscraper; a handwritten letter is the palace. Email is the smashing ball. A handwritten thank you note is the discarded debris. Only after the edifice is a pile Read more»
Monday, Jan. 26 2015 9:05 p.m. MST
Why you don't want your marriage to be conflict-free
There are three kinds of marriage that are completely conflict-free, and you wouldn't want any of them. Read more»
Wednesday, Jan. 28 2015 8:00 a.m. MST
Nostalgia, airplanes and boneyards
The experience gave us a new perspective and an even deeper respect for the men and women crammed into tight planes and cramped ships who have served their country keeping it free for Read more»
Thursday, Jan. 22 2015 1:12 a.m. MST
Ridiculous sleep apnea machine alienates wife, brings peace
If you know someone who voluntarily uses a sleep apnea machine, it can be baffling. If you use one yourself, you understand. Read more»
Friday, Jan. 30 2015 5:10 p.m. MST
The good game: video games that grow our kids
We've been maligning video games for years. But what if the gaming industry offers our kids ways to increase empathy, connect with the larger world and effect global change? Read more»
Wednesday, Jan. 28 2015 12:14 a.m. MST