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Weber State track coach isn't helping inmates run from the law; he just helps them run
Weber State track coach goes to the Utah State prison to coach inmates to become better runners and prepare for a marathon in the prison yard. Read more»
Friday, July 31 2015 8:36 a.m. MDT
He never yelled, but he sure did manage
Managing editor Rick Hall, the longtime steadying influence at the Deseret News and the nicest guy we know, is retiring. Read more»
Sunday, Aug. 2 2015 8:09 p.m. MDT

Sports

Bairgutsman offers challenges that remind us that life is beautiful
Crazy Bob's Bairgutsman is a mountain memorial race that offers participants the chance to challenge themselves in ways few events can. Read more»
Sunday, Aug. 2 2015 10:13 p.m. MDT
Hill, Keeton, Booker not the best stories in Utah this year
BYU, USU and Utah all have players primed for breakout seasons in 2015 Read more»
Sunday, Aug. 2 2015 11:21 a.m. MDT
Hanging with legacy players of BYU's 1951 NIT championship team: Still bonded after decades
Several times a year and absolutely at least once annually, BYU's 1951 NIT championship team gathers for a reunion, a luncheon or dinner. Now in their early 80s, these former athletes Read more»
Saturday, Aug. 1 2015 10:27 p.m. MDT
Cross-training is a great help for runners
Incorporating cross-training into any running routine will make your running stronger. Read more»
Sunday, Aug. 2 2015 7:30 p.m. MDT
Utah's Perrins is one of the world's greatest athletes you never heard of
Northern Utah resident Chris Perrins earns a second-place finish in the women's masters division Reebok CrossFit Games in California, where many of the world's most physically fit athletes Read more»
Saturday, Aug. 1 2015 10:24 p.m. MDT

Moneywise

There's no such thing as a good credit card
In my mind, there’s no such thing as a good credit card. My advice is to go ahead and cancel them. Read more»
Tuesday, July 28 2015 12:46 p.m. MDT
Frank, open conversation improves atmosphere at work
One thing I loved about my career in journalism was the frank and open atmosphere in the newsroom. Not everyone likes that tone, but avoiding awkward conversations at work can cause Read more»
Tuesday, July 21 2015 3:57 p.m. MDT

Opinion

Reforming the Highway Transportation Fund — Lee's TEA plan can help do that
It is time once and for all to fix the oft-extended and bloated Highway Trust Fund, now billions of dollars underwater. The best way to do it is for Congress to pass Sen. Mike Lee’s Read more»
Thursday, July 23 2015 12:00 a.m. MDT
Utah prison volunteers provide a caution against a distant relocation
The 1,200 volunteers that serve in the Draper facility are a key reason — and the most persuasive one — for doing everything possible to keep a new prison as close as possible Read more»
Sunday, Aug. 2 2015 12:00 a.m. MDT
Identifying proper roles of various government levels
Gov. Gary Herbert's focus as chairman of the National Governors Association is on restoring proper balance in the federal-state relationship. This comes at a time when questions are Read more»
Sunday, Aug. 2 2015 12:00 a.m. MDT
Muhammad Yunus wants to end poverty, but will Americans go along?
People who change the world seldom do so by letting the establishment relax. To succeed, Yunus wants to turn the business world on its head. Read more»
Thursday, July 30 2015 12:10 a.m. MDT
Remembering the summers and going to 'the park' — Pioneer Park
Pioneer Park was my wonderland. It was all any kid would want. It was the international playground where Mexicans, Greeks, Italians, blacks, Anglos, etc., showed up to play, learn how Read more»
Saturday, Aug. 1 2015 10:35 p.m. MDT
Transforming noble ideas into novel solutions
The beacon of development often conjures up images of radical innovations, disruptive models and leapfrog technologies. Read more»
Monday, July 27 2015 7:30 a.m. MDT
Planned Parenthood relying on deception to save face, funding
A tipping point may have already been reached as people recoil from that which cannot be denied. Where once many could avert our eyes from the details of abortion, the details are now Read more»
Sunday, Aug. 2 2015 11:23 p.m. MDT
Legacy of Eliza Williams includes rippling pool of good deeds and a lesson in patience
Eliza Williams never volunteered her time, never read a book on her own, never got to finish her childhood. But others are providing thousands of hours of service, building small libraries Read more»
Tuesday, July 21 2015 12:00 a.m. MDT
Planned Parenthood scandal demonstrates need for abortion policy reform
Two Planned Parenthood executives recently spoke about unborn children with the callousness of someone talking about squashing a mosquito. This is an opportune moment to push the reset Read more»
Wednesday, July 29 2015 12:05 a.m. MDT

Faith

FairMormon Conference to offer rich buffet of faith-building presentations
The annual FairMormon conference will be held next week in Provo. Presenters will cover a wide variety of interesting topics, and anyone who is interested is welcome to attend. Read more»
Thursday, July 30 2015 5:00 a.m. MDT
Younger sister is living tribute to brothers who died in a plane crash
This month, 14-year-old Aubri Whatcott and her family are marking the one-year anniversary of a plane crash that took the lives of brothers Jaxon and Daulton. In an exclusive interview, Read more»
Tuesday, July 28 2015 5:00 a.m. MDT
My latest minuet with mortality
What got me through my latest ordeal were all the people who wouldn’t let me droop. I was determined to feel morose, but they wouldn’t hear of it. Read more»
Saturday, Aug. 1 2015 3:33 p.m. MDT
Western author Wallace Stegner praised character of Mormon women
Women played an often quiet yet critical role in the Mormon westward crossing. Indeed, the trail experience and, in this instance, the settling of Utah would have been impossible without Read more»
Thursday, July 30 2015 10:00 a.m. MDT
Working miracles regardless of gender, age or church callings
Gender, priesthood, church callings and age don't define those who can perform mighty miracles and be a great benefit to others. All it takes is faith. Read more»
Friday, July 31 2015 9:20 a.m. MDT
The Utah War: 'I will not suffer myself to be taken to be killed as they killed Joseph'
When the Saints were in the mountains celebrating on July 24, 1857, when they heard Johnston's Army was on its way. Brigham Young handled the crisis with courage and faith. Read more»
Wednesday, July 22 2015 5:27 p.m. MDT

Family

‘Mystery Science Theater’ episodes make their DVD debut this week
1950s delinquents, a giant spider and a ‘HARM’-ful spy are mocked by the Mystery Science Theater’ crew in episodes making their DVD debut this week. Read more»
Friday, July 31 2015 4:05 p.m. MDT
'Ant-Man' has a winning formula
I think I’m perilously close to becoming a bonafide superhero/comic book character nerd. Read more»
Thursday, July 30 2015 7:05 p.m. MDT
Put down the phone and drive
No email, text or phone call is worth putting my family at risk with distracted driving. Read more»
Tuesday, July 28 2015 6:35 p.m. MDT
Passing the torch
Many of us have the hope that our children will carry on in our footsteps as they continue with the same cause that their parents have pursued. It’s great when your kids pick Read more»
Tuesday, July 28 2015 6:35 p.m. MDT
How nature heals the brain
New studies in mental health find that a simple walk in nature can help heal the brain. Read more»
Wednesday, July 29 2015 5:00 a.m. MDT
Posterity can be powerful motivator in life's challenges
A race has no comparison to battling cancer, but even so, running helped me gained a glimpse of what it means to be driven by something other than yourself. Read more»
Tuesday, July 21 2015 10:01 p.m. MDT
Steve Young and Jimmer Fredette have more in common than just sports
Children are born to you with ideas in their heads and genes in their bodies to help mold their life. For their parents, the best part of Jimmer's and Steve's success has been their Read more»
Saturday, July 25 2015 12:14 a.m. MDT
Sundance the Talking Dog is gone
We lived with a talking dog for three years. He's gone silent now, even though we keep listening to hear him speak. Read more»
Saturday, July 25 2015 6:55 p.m. MDT