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Midvale Mayor JoAnn Seghini still going strong at 77
JoAnn Seghini has served as a city councilwoman and mayor in her hometown since 1986. Read more»
Sunday, May 3 2015 7:10 p.m. MDT
Big-time golf in little ol' Monticello
At Monticello, the town links lure golfers from near and far. Read more»
Sunday, April 26 2015 7:34 p.m. MDT

Sports

Carrying the flag during races is a way to honor those who've served
Many people have asked why Team Red, White and Blue carries the American flag while running. Some team members share their reasons. In Saturday's flag relay during the Salt Lake Marathon, Read more»
Sunday, April 19 2015 10:30 p.m. MDT
Utah's Kyle Whittingham just glad to get back to football
Spring game was short on numbers but sameness was something the team needed after off-season drama. Read more»
Sunday, April 26 2015 9:59 a.m. MDT
BYU's 2015 September schedule: Will Cougars march in like lions and go out like slayed lambs?
BYU officially released its 2015 football schedule this past week and as one can guess, it will prove a huge test for Bronco Mendenhall. The September schedule may be one of the toughest Read more»
Friday, May 1 2015 7:36 p.m. MDT
Setting the example for our children
If we want our children to make certain choices, we have to be willing to make them ourselves. We set the example for others to follow. Read more»
Sunday, April 26 2015 7:30 p.m. MDT

Moneywise

Personal finance is all about self-control
You’re never going to win with money in the long term if you can’t learn to delay pleasure. That’s the bottom line. Personal finance is about controlling the person Read more»
Tuesday, April 28 2015 8:11 p.m. MDT
When everything comes together, life is in balance
As I've grown older, I've learned that things in life often don't work out the way you hope they will. But every now and then, they do. Last week, lots of little things came together Read more»
Tuesday, April 28 2015 8:00 a.m. MDT
A cure for the 'tapeworm of the economy'?
Predictive analytics and preventive medicine are transforming health care in the United States to be more affordable and more effective, allowing U.S. health care costs to decrease Read more»
Tuesday, April 28 2015 7:00 a.m. MDT
eBay exile is small price to pay to be the proud owner of the holy grail of briefcases
I don't know who Jeffrey Benjamin is. No one does. But I own part of his famous "desktop collection," and it has changed my life. Read more»
Sunday, May 3 2015 7:56 p.m. MDT

Opinion

Men wielding power in hellish times
"Wolf Hall," the Man Booker Prize-winning historical novel about the court of Henry VIII — and most dramatically, the conflict between Thomas Cromwell and Sir Thomas More — Read more»
Friday, May 1 2015 7:43 p.m. MDT
No vetting, no 'initiation fee' — in short, no litmus test for Utah Republican candidates
The proposals floated by the Utah GOP chairman — to require all prospective Republican candidates to submit to a formal vetting process by party insiders and/or to pay an "initiation Read more»
Thursday, April 30 2015 7:58 p.m. MDT
Empathy for legislators is good, but now we need Healthy Utah
The simple numbers comparing Healthy Utah to its legislative competitor make the case for the governor's plan. Healthy Utah would cost the state $25 million. The alternative would spend Read more»
Sunday, May 3 2015 12:00 a.m. MDT
How do Baltimore riots, Supreme Court rulings impact Utah?
Utahns and Americans witnessed last week two minority groups in the midst of major societal change. One is arguing for the ultimate recognition before the U.S. Supreme Court, while Read more»
Sunday, May 3 2015 12:00 a.m. MDT
Anniversary of the Lusitania prompts reflection on its role in history
The hundredth anniversary of the sinking of the Lusitania should prompt people to remember the role of the ship, and America, in World War II. Read more»
Sunday, May 3 2015 12:00 a.m. MDT
On Second Thought
A lighthearted look at current events. Read more»
Monday, May 4 2015 12:00 a.m. MDT
Involve the homeless on their own behalf, rather than leave them out of the public policy equation
With considering public policy for the homeless, we shouldn't discount the importance of including the key stakeholders — the taxpayers and the homeless themselves —in the Read more»
Saturday, May 2 2015 12:15 a.m. MDT
Reclaiming capitalism
It’s a pity political processes in the U.S. leave many citizens disillusioned with America’s founding ideology. Read more»
Monday, May 4 2015 7:30 a.m. MDT
We're becoming a nation afraid of free speech
That's a lot of turf to cover in a column, but the unifying theme is that we are slowly becoming a nation that pays greater heed to sensitivity than truth and that prefers the comfort Read more»
Wednesday, April 29 2015 11:55 a.m. MDT
Costas says adding context is part of his job; listening is part of mine
Bob Costas has taken heat for trying to provide context during sports events. But why wouldn't I want to hear from someone who has lived and breathed that world for many years? Read more»
Tuesday, April 21 2015 12:00 a.m. MDT
State GOP is excluding Utah voters from presidential primary
For the 2016 primary elections, the Utah Republican Party has opted to use caucus/convention system rather than the presidential primary used by both parties in all elections but one Read more»
Wednesday, April 29 2015 12:00 a.m. MDT

Faith

Going up to Jerusalem
The notion of "ascending" to Jerusalem reflects not only the city's location on a mountain ridge but also its status as the once and future site of a temple of the Lord. Read more»
Thursday, April 30 2015 5:00 a.m. MDT
Founding member of SEAL Team Six shares journey to LDS Church
Frank Phillips was a founding member of one of the United States military’s closest, most elite families: the Navy’s SEAL Team Six. During his 16 years as a SEAL, Phillips Read more»
Wednesday, April 29 2015 11:55 a.m. MDT
Most Mormons have a 'collage' education
For members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, organizing and creating are often one and the same. We cut and paste, trim and sort. We love to gather, arrange and display. Read more»
Wednesday, April 29 2015 4:10 p.m. MDT
The power of perspective
The rate at which we take offense, demand happiness, allow envy to rule our actions and turn the cameras on ourselves is all evidence that we are looking at the world not through a Read more»
Thursday, April 9 2015 12:28 p.m. MDT

Family

Blake Lively is mesmerizing in 'The Age of Adaline'
It’s a movie to savor. It’s a movie to ponder. It’s “The Age of Adaline.” Read more»
Thursday, April 30 2015 8:41 p.m. MDT
Case of mistaken identity solves family history mystery
It turns out the Charles Mehew who was a witness in a murder trial in 1873 wasn't who I thought he was — and neither was my great-grandfather. Read more»
Tuesday, April 28 2015 6:05 p.m. MDT
Are trampolines too dangerous for backyards?
If we ban everything that might be risky for our children, how much will be left? Read more»
Wednesday, April 22 2015 11:54 a.m. MDT
A different view of the parable of the talents
"Talent" as a noun is an excuse. If you don't think you have it, you don’t have to try. ... However, what if we changed the word "talent" to mean "practice"? Read more»
Thursday, April 30 2015 6:56 p.m. MDT
Good cliches for getting older
There are a lot of rather insulting phrases or cliches that get used in a miserable attempt to describe what it is like to get a little older. We need to examine and redefine a bunch Read more»
Tuesday, April 28 2015 5:54 p.m. MDT
Protecting our family in the age of the Internet
Grit and I, and many of our friends, often comment how we are glad not to be rearing children in this day and age. Our hope is our children are still better equipped to deal with what Read more»
Thursday, April 16 2015 10:29 p.m. MDT