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Aggies Elevated: welcome to college, everyone
With the start today of its 126th school year, Utah State University introduces a new program aimed at helping the intellectually disabled enjoy a mainstream college experience. Read more»
Monday, Aug. 25 2014 7:18 p.m. MDT

Sports

Domestic violence isn't a distraction — it's an issue the NFL needs to address
Continuing to talk honestly and openly about domestic violence is the only way to bring real and lasting changes. Let's hope the NFL decides to be a leader on the issue instead of an Read more»
Sunday, Sept. 14 2014 10:15 p.m. MDT
Five reasons Utes think they'll be better
Despite toughest schedule ever, added depth, experience and skill position players make Morgan Scalley think the Utes' bowl drought is about to end. Read more»
Sunday, Aug. 24 2014 11:30 a.m. MDT
5 former BYU quarterbacks could start at other schools this fall
Five former BYU quarterbacks could start at other programs when the 2014 college football season kicks off next week. Read more»
Friday, Aug. 22 2014 8:25 p.m. MDT
We'll blindly continue to follow and love the National Felons League
That guy who first referred to the NFL as the National Felons League was, unfortunately, right. These days, the National Football League is filled with enough lawbreakers to fill a Read more»
Saturday, Sept. 20 2014 11:56 p.m. MDT

Moneywise

Government unlikely to take away investments
I think there’s less than a 1 percent chance they’d seize the actual assets. Read more»
Tuesday, Aug. 26 2014 12:00 a.m. MDT
Survey: Office etiquette has impact on advancement
All office workers deal with co-workers' bad manners at some point. But a new survey says good workplace etiquette could improve opportunities for advancement. Read more»
Tuesday, Aug. 26 2014 8:30 a.m. MDT
Setting our sights on education
Investing in America’s future workforce is the most viable long-term strategy for helping us emerge from financial crisis and for laying the long-term foundation for a strong, Read more»
Tuesday, Sept. 9 2014 3:28 p.m. MDT

Opinion

Solution to inversion is to lower corporate tax rates
The Obama administration is highly exercised about "inversion," the practice by which an American corporation acquires a foreign company and moves its headquarters out of the U.S. to Read more»
Thursday, Aug. 28 2014 8:51 p.m. MDT
Islamic State terrorists and our national security
We must be determined, along with the other peoples of the world, to keep the Islamic State group from spreading, isolate it and eradicate it. Read more»
Thursday, Aug. 28 2014 12:00 a.m. MDT
When did Missouri turn into North Korea?
When did Missouri turn into North Korea? If you're not alarmed and disturbed by the treatment of the press in Ferguson, Mo., the last couple of weeks, you should be. Read more»
Tuesday, Aug. 26 2014 7:00 a.m. MDT
Same-sex marriage survey results raise questions
A new poll shows 61 percent of Utah likely voters oppose same-sex marriage, 58 percent believe the U.S. Supreme Court will strike down Utah's gay/lesbian marriage prohibition, and nearly Read more»
Monday, Aug. 25 2014 9:40 a.m. MDT
Navy with a mission — Do Americans want U.S. power projected?
The Navy, with embarked Marines, is the primary instrument for the use of military power. The question, however, is: Do Americans, demoralized by squandered valor in Iraq and Afghanistan, Read more»
Wednesday, Aug. 27 2014 7:50 p.m. MDT
Lyft and Uber — The free market at work
Americans talk a lot about freedom, and many of them profess a healthy regard for the free market. But when the rubber meets the road, so to speak, it’s clear many of them really Read more»
Wednesday, Aug. 27 2014 12:00 a.m. MDT
How safe is your school?
It’s parents' right to know their child is safe at school, and it’s the school board's responsibility to take safety seriously as well as the reporting of incidents and Read more»
Saturday, Aug. 23 2014 5:30 p.m. MDT
Black markets are bigger and closer to home
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Monday, Aug. 25 2014 1:54 p.m. MDT
Mark Sanford's ongoing saga with himself
As a South Carolinian, it befalls me to examine the peculiarities afflicting our former governor and now-congressman Mark Sanford, who, contrary to decorum and taste, continues to demand Read more»
Tuesday, Sept. 16 2014 8:30 p.m. MDT
School start times are designed for everything but the kids we're trying to educate
The American Academy of Pediatrics says we're starting school too early for teenagers to thrive. It's a simple fix, it says, but one that policymakers seem reluctant to take for a lot Read more»
Tuesday, Aug. 26 2014 9:22 p.m. MDT
The State Board can do better than Lockhart, and should
In a state where the majority of the legislature is divided between those who are satisfied to neglect public education’s acute needs and those who would like to kill off public Read more»
Wednesday, Aug. 27 2014 12:00 a.m. MDT
WGU helping 'STEM' education slippage
Utah's innovative Western Governors University is helping keep the state ahead of slippage in science, technology, engineering and math education. Read more»
Monday, Aug. 25 2014 12:00 a.m. MDT

Faith

I'm not getting married in the LDS temple, yet
This reader has made the decision not to get married in the temple and wants her mother's support. Asks Angela for help and advice. Read more»
Tuesday, Aug. 26 2014 5:00 a.m. MDT
Paul and his list of eyewitnesses
The oldest Christian creedal formula occurs in a letter written by the apostle Paul in the mid-50s AD, but it contains material that derives from roughly two decades earlier. It takes Read more»
Thursday, Aug. 28 2014 5:00 a.m. MDT
What a temple trip can teach about missionary work
Is there really any difference between the work of members and that of our full-time missionaries? Read more»
Tuesday, Aug. 26 2014 5:00 a.m. MDT
Viewing the penmanship of prophets
Something inside of all of us wants to get close to special people. And if we can't touch them, we want to touch — or just see — things their hands have touched. Read more»
Wednesday, Sept. 17 2014 5:00 a.m. MDT
The horrors of heroin addiction
Heroin addiction is a growing problem in the U.S. One family's story might help others prevent and deal with the problem as well as helping others become more aware. Read more»
Sunday, Sept. 7 2014 5:00 a.m. MDT
World peace and the family reunion
Mother Teresa said world peace comes from loving our families. Nowhere does that get tested more than at family reunions. Read more»
Wednesday, Aug. 27 2014 7:00 p.m. MDT
Addressing cultural traditions that oppose LDS principles
My story is as improbable as many of the stories of BYU-Hawaii students — growing up in remote villages, yet finding their way to campus and perhaps even learning English as a Read more»
Friday, Sept. 5 2014 2:50 p.m. MDT
Book review: 'Women at Church' encourages empathy, understanding
"Women at Church" acknowledges or at least implies that change can also lead to unintended consequences, necessitating flexibility and sensitivity rather than wholesale adoption of Read more»
Thursday, Sept. 11 2014 5:00 a.m. MDT

Family

Lessons learned on the mountain with a broken ankle
I decided to try trail running recently. I'll never forget what happened next — and I want my kids to remember, too. Read more»
Tuesday, Sept. 2 2014 4:35 p.m. MDT
Preparing kids to be kind, strong at school
While I’m prepping my house and brain and closets for the school year, I also like to take time every year to prep my kids for the social component of school. Read more»
Friday, Aug. 22 2014 3:35 p.m. MDT
What do our kids see when they look at us?
We stand three times taller than a typical child. We'd have to cozy up to a mammoth 18 feet tall to get the same feeling. Imagine how tall a chair or a crib would seem. Picture your Read more»
Monday, Aug. 25 2014 5:05 p.m. MDT
What to say to a flirtatious co-worker
If you are astute in reporting what is already happening and insightful about the effects it has on things your co-worker cares about, he or she is likely to listen. Read more»
Tuesday, Sept. 2 2014 5:00 a.m. MDT
Basic assumptions now under fire
A generation ago, no one would have questioned the premise that the family is the basic unit of society. Today, it is questioned from many sides. Read more»
Monday, Aug. 25 2014 5:00 a.m. MDT
Life lessons about popularity
I thought, “If when we're young, we could only envision our posterity and the exponentiality of it and the love we will feel for our family, perspective would make us not care Read more»
Wednesday, Sept. 3 2014 4:40 p.m. MDT
Hobo tarantulas should get back on the train and leave
A telemarketer told me that this is the time of year when hobo spiders are most aggressive. They had better stay away from my house. Read more»
Monday, Sept. 1 2014 4:38 p.m. MDT