Another walk in the woods
To celebrate turning 70, Richard Jones hiked from Mexico to Canada; to celebrate turning 72, he hiked from Georgia to Maine. Read more»
Sunday, Sept. 6 2015 6:16 p.m. MDT

U.S. & World

Presidential candidates are in a job interview that never ends
Running for president can't be easy. It's like being in a job interview that never ends. Read more»
Friday, Sept. 18 2015 10:08 p.m. MDT


Holyfield offers advice to South Salt Lake Police Athletic League participants, supports their annual tournament
The former undisputed world champion in two weight classes met with local kids during his visit to Utah as part of the charity bout with former Republican presidential nominee Mitt Read more»
Sunday, Sept. 13 2015 7:05 p.m. MDT
Aggies facing one of their most important games ever
A win over Utah would give the Aggies instate pride, but much more, including a first-ever win over a ranked power conference opponent. It's not too late to make the most of one of Read more»
Thursday, Sept. 10 2015 6:04 p.m. MDT
In Chile just 3 months ago, BYU QB Tanner Mangum proves he's ready for big-time college football
BYU football history has seen plenty of jaw-dropping game-winning plays. The 42-yard game-winning pass from freshman Tanner Mangum to Mitch Matthews will easily become one to put in Read more»
Sunday, Sept. 6 2015 3:36 p.m. MDT
Where has the integrity gone with verbal 'commitments'?
The culture of college football and basketball places little value in commitment and integrity so no one should've been surprised when Frank Jackson "decommited" to play basketball Read more»
Monday, Sept. 7 2015 10:21 a.m. MDT
Why I hate running
I hate running, it's true. But I hate not running more, so I keep putting one foot in front of the other. Read more»
Sunday, Sept. 13 2015 5:20 p.m. MDT
Despite defeat, Aggies' hopes much higher than they were a week ago
It's not very often that a coach, his team and their fan base can come away feeling better about things after a loss than they do after a win. But that's certainly the case for Utah Read more»
Saturday, Sept. 12 2015 11:55 p.m. MDT
4 Utahns inducted into Intermountain Ski Hall of Fame
Four Utahns were inducted Thursday evening into the Intermountain Ski Hall of Fame during ceremonies at the Utah Olympic Park. There are 66 recipients in the Hall of Fame from Utah, Read more»
Friday, Sept. 25 2015 11:50 a.m. MDT


Going to financial extremes is unhealthy
Some people have a tendency to live in the moment while others think more about the future. When you take these kinds of behaviors to unhealthy extents, you have extreme spenders or Read more»
Tuesday, Sept. 8 2015 5:00 a.m. MDT
How do working parents deal with back-to-school stress?
With Labor Day behind us, summer is officially over. And that means, nationwide, most children should be back to school. If your home is like ours, that also means back to stress. Read more»
Tuesday, Sept. 8 2015 11:24 a.m. MDT
Harnessing the unyielding momentum of a global economy
Free trade creates net positive benefits like a rising tide that lifts all boats, but specific players can be devastated by displacement. Governments can alleviate the pain of retooling Read more»
Tuesday, Sept. 8 2015 5:00 a.m. MDT


The Iran 'treaty' is charading as a deal on Capitol HIll
Congress is finally having its say on the Iran deal. It will be an elaborate charade, however, because, having first gone to the U.N., President Obama has largely drained congressional Read more»
Friday, Sept. 11 2015 12:19 a.m. MDT
Going hog-wild on comparing pig roasts and pork barrels
Having spent hours wrestling with a pig carcass that is bigger than I am, trying to clean it, prepare it, season it and cook it over hot coals, my mind drifted to the parallels between Read more»
Thursday, Sept. 10 2015 12:05 a.m. MDT
Appearances aside, Donald Trump is no Mitt Romney
There’s something to be said for a successful businessman running for president. Personal wealth appears to give a candidate the ability to speak freely and act based on real-world Read more»
Sunday, Sept. 6 2015 12:00 a.m. MDT
Can't help but spill more ink on Donald Trump
We feel guilty spilling more ink on Donald Trump, but we can’t help ourselves. Read more»
Sunday, Sept. 6 2015 12:00 a.m. MDT
Trump's 'management' skills highlight a bobblehead campaign
It is unclear that Trumpkins will all migrate to one candidate when their hero departs, strutting while slouching. And although deferring delights can be virtuous, nothing is now more Read more»
Monday, Sept. 28 2015 12:22 a.m. MDT
On Second Thought
A lighthearted look at news of the day. Last week, President Obama became the first president to visit the Arctic. Read more»
Monday, Sept. 7 2015 12:00 a.m. MDT
Taxing doctors creates a moral dilemma
Should teachers, lawyers, firefighters and police be taxed for providing public service? If not, then why should doctors and hospitals be taxed for providing health services for the Read more»
Saturday, Sept. 12 2015 12:05 a.m. MDT
Education about alternative energy options remains pressing need
Only about 8 percent of the world’s energy consumption is in the form of these renewable sources; yet that number is growing each year as we actively search for ways to improve Read more»
Monday, Sept. 7 2015 12:00 a.m. MDT
Bilingualism valuable to Trump, unless it's found in a politician
Donald Trump has a point when he talks about the need for immigrants to learn English. A nation divided by language is a nation divided. But it is utterly ridiculous to insist that Read more»
Sunday, Sept. 6 2015 9:00 p.m. MDT
What does Ben Carson believe about government?
Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson is the anti-Trump in his style. Like other Republicans, Carson talked about the need for dramatically reducing the size of government. But Read more»
Wednesday, Sept. 9 2015 12:05 a.m. MDT


Another look at human divinization
The Latter-day Saint doctrine of exaltation may or may not be precisely the same as the doctrine taught by the early Christian "fathers." That can be debated. But no debate will lessen Read more»
Thursday, Sept. 10 2015 5:00 a.m. MDT
How a sticky note became a tender mercy for this Mormon missionary's family
Any parent of a full-time missionary can relate to the dreaded 'Missing Monday Email' syndrome. Read more»
Wednesday, Sept. 9 2015 10:00 a.m. MDT
Missing the Sunday School of yesteryear
I have to believe there’s still a place in the handcart company for guys like me, the guy who looks back with longing. I'm the guy who remembers things — things others have Read more»
Wednesday, Sept. 16 2015 5:00 a.m. MDT
LDS FAQs a perfect resource for 'Come, Follow Me' discussions
One of the best surprises of the "Come, Follow Me" curriculum for youths is how interactive classroom conversations can sway from age-appropriate levity to powerful moments of testimony. Read more»
Sunday, Sept. 13 2015 5:00 a.m. MDT
The era of walking on eggshells
The era of offense has reached a fevered pitch, and its threatening our very democracy. Read more»
Wednesday, Sept. 9 2015 5:45 p.m. MDT
Advice for future full-time missionaries: Why faith, laundry and an honest mission photo matter
By following five basic steps you can be a better-prepared missionary and more effective disciple of the Lord Jesus Christ. Read more»
Friday, Sept. 18 2015 5:00 a.m. MDT


When being a pack rat isn't so bad: Preserving a piece of personal history
I'm a believer in getting rid of things you don't need, but my dad's approach to belongings has made me reconsider. Read more»
Tuesday, Sept. 15 2015 6:10 p.m. MDT
‘Princess Bride,’ ‘Psycho,’ ‘Ghost’ among upcoming big-screen revivals
A lot of fan favorites will be shown on local theater screens over the next few weeks, including “The Princess Bride,” “Psycho,” “Ghost,” “The Read more»
Thursday, Sept. 10 2015 6:45 p.m. MDT
How to handle those #MomFail moments
Every mother feels like a failure at some point, but the trick is to realize our children don't dwell on our mistakes nearly as much as we do. Read more»
Tuesday, Sept. 8 2015 10:05 a.m. MDT
Looking for real adventure and true excitement? Get married!
Millennials say they want to preserve their options and their excitement and to keep some peace and solitude. And they think they would throw all of them out the window if they “settled Read more»
Tuesday, Sept. 8 2015 7:47 p.m. MDT
Linking the generations with Grandparents Day
Wise parents will involve their children in their grandparents' lives. Wise grandparents will choose to be involved in their grandchildren's lives to link the generations. Read more»
Wednesday, Sept. 9 2015 6:15 p.m. MDT