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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
Private sector could lead the charge in improving Utah’s air quality
Tier 3 vehicles and fuel could decrease Utah’s pollution by 40 percent. Tier 3 vehicles are $87 more expensive; Tier 3 fuel is only 1-4 cents more per gallon. Nothing else we Read more»
Monday, Feb. 9 2015 6:05 p.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
Credit BYU's Rose for late-season surge of his Gonzaga-toppling Cougars
Turning weaknesses into strengths, BYU coach Dave Rose has deployed a fast-paced, guard-oriented attack and nurtured a young group of post players into a force to be dealt with in March. Read more»
Monday, March 2 2015 7:10 p.m. MST
From football star to starring on stage, former Ute prepping for the theater
Cal Beck, the former star kick returner/cornerback for the Utes, is performing again … this time on stage. Read more»
Monday, March 2 2015 11:30 a.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
Ogden High trying to tackle tough issues facing football program's future
Ogden High's football program has fallen on awfully tough times over the last couple of decades and, faced with the prospect of playing in a juggernaut 4A region next year, is contemplating Read more»
Sunday, Feb. 8 2015 12:08 a.m. MST

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»
Tuesday, March 3 2015 7:27 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»
Tuesday, March 3 2015 11:21 a.m. MST

Opinion

Republicans should abolish filibuster now, challenge president
For now, go for the doable. Abolish the filibuster and challenge the president. And when asked, "How can you do such a thing?" tell them to ask Harry Reid. Read more»
Sunday, Feb. 22 2015 12:00 a.m. MST
In order to confront Islamic State group, we need to understand and confront 'radical' Islam
We won’t be successful in fighting the Islamic State group by pretending that radical Islam doesn’t really exist and that we can break its catastrophic momentum by focusing Read more»
Thursday, Feb. 26 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
Republican governor hopes to reverse course in Illinois
An Illinois governor (Adlai Stevenson) once said, "Cleanliness is next to godliness, except in the Illinois Legislature, where it is next to impossible." Read more»
Wednesday, Feb. 25 2015 7:43 p.m. MST
Don't turn prison relocation decision over to a small group
The people’s representatives must decide prison relocation squarely and convincingly, and perhaps to their own political peril. Read more»
Thursday, Feb. 26 2015 12:35 p.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
Republican candidates need smarter questions than whether or not president loves America
Now, in the litmus test du jour, Republican presidential candidates are being forced to indicate whether they agree with Giuliani and also whether they believe President Obama is a Read more»
Tuesday, Feb. 24 2015 10:31 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
Utah floundering in low voter turnout, but House declines bill to look at causes, solutions
House Bill 200 was to commission a panel to study why voter turnout in Utah has declined so precipitously in the past 50 years. The House voted down the proposal, hindering understanding Read more»
Wednesday, Feb. 25 2015 12:00 a.m. MST
Are Republican congressional leaders capable of governing?
Enjoying a rare majority, Republican congressional leaders should enact their programs bit by bit, settling for a little here and a little there — demonstrating to voters that Read more»
Monday, Feb. 23 2015 8:09 a.m. MST

Faith

Even in science, faith isn't optional
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Thursday, Feb. 26 2015 4:32 p.m. MST
One of many reasons I will never forget my daughter's baptism
Does the Lord sometimes link memories to demonstrate their importance? Read more»
Tuesday, March 3 2015 5:00 a.m. MST
Dirty Harry nailed it: 'A man's got to know his limitations'
People of faith produce an eye-popping amount of service and charitable funds for the world. Yet no matter how much we do, we feel ashamed we don't do more. Read more»
Saturday, Feb. 28 2015 5:00 a.m. MST
Hoping for one more conversation
We’re way beyond telephones hooked to the wall and run by operators, so the song “Hello Central, Give Me Heaven” got me thinking, wouldn’t it be the best if Read more»
Wednesday, Feb. 18 2015 6:15 p.m. MST
The brothers of the Prophet Joseph Smith
Joseph Smith Jr. had five brothers who lived to adulthood and each made a contribution to the work, and each had a unique relationship with their prophet-brother. What was each one Read more»
Sunday, Feb. 22 2015 5:00 a.m. MST

Family

'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 7:21 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»
Tuesday, March 3 2015 9:13 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»
Tuesday, March 3 2015 2:41 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
Columnist discovers that old people have lightning bolts in their eyes
Did you know that when you are old you will probably have lightening bolts in your eyes? How come you never told me that? Read more»
Friday, Feb. 13 2015 6:35 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