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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

Emery High track star Allred overcomes injury, shuns regret, seeks greater goals
Ashlynn Allred gave up the other sports she loved in hopes of becoming even better at running sprints. Instead of pushing herself through a tough indoor season, she was sidelined with Read more»
Sunday, May 10 2015 5:30 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
Only joy for BYU's Jordan Rodgers as he claims first title at end of his career
He didn't even know he was in contention for the Cougar Classic title until he signed his card. Then BYU senior Jordan Rodgers found a way to defeat USU's Seokwon Jeon in a playoff Read more»
Sunday, April 26 2015 12:18 a.m. MDT
End of an era — the last of the Fighting Fullmers
The passing of former middleweight champion Gene Fullmer (aka "The Mormon Mauler") marks the passing of a golden era in Utah sports and boxing. Read more»
Wednesday, April 29 2015 11:45 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
Utah, BYU not getting a lot of love in Sporting News' preseason issue
The Utah and BYU football teams are not expected to make much of a national splash, according to the Sporting News college football preseason issue. Read more»
Sunday, May 17 2015 7:15 p.m. MDT
Brady's role in 'Deflategate' could cast shadow on his career
The ongoing saga "Deflategate" won't go away. Patriots star QB Tom Brady insists he did nothing wrong and has threatened to sue the NFL if he's suspended. But his alleged role in the Read more»
Sunday, May 17 2015 3:56 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
Can the Supreme Court find compromise on same-sex marriage?
Could the Supreme Court reaffirm the rights of states to define marriage while still requiring states to recognize same-sex marriages performed in other states? Why this politically Read more»
Monday, April 27 2015 10:35 p.m. MDT
We can't help but revel in the politico buzz
Last week, Utahns witnessed intra-party dynamics on both edges of the Utah political spectrum — from the Salt Lake City mayoral race to the Republican Party leadership. Politicos Read more»
Sunday, April 26 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, April 27 2015 12:00 a.m. MDT
Teach our children the love of learning
If we want an education system that cultivates innovation, then we must create a culture where teachers are encouraged to be innovative and free to excite their students to be constant Read more»
Saturday, April 25 2015 12:05 a.m. MDT
Can people be trained to be compassionate?
Compassion, often reckoned to be the “highest personal virtue,” is held to embody the very essence of humanity. Read more»
Monday, April 27 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
If rioters sincerely want change, they need to stand down now
Baltimore's recent story is at least three separate tales. But the time has come to focus on justice, which will not be possible unless things start to settle down. Read more»
Tuesday, May 5 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

Warfare and the Book of Mormon
The basic principles of warfare haven't changed in thousands of years. So what can the study of military history tell us about the plausibility of the Book of Mormon? Read more»
Friday, April 24 2015 12:25 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
7 kids, 7 missions, one college, no debt
Their track record of hard-work, service and cheerful well-being is what makes this family stand out. Read more»
Thursday, May 7 2015 10:27 a.m. MDT

Family

Cursing in ‘Avengers 2’ and other shows kids watch is no joke
There’s a running gag in the “Avengers” sequel about profanity, and it’s pretty funny until it ends on an obvious and unfortunate note. Read more»
Thursday, May 7 2015 6:35 p.m. MDT
Doug's take: 'Monkey Kingdom' is fun, visual and does some good
How could I possibly resist? A film titled “Monkey Kingdom” with opening scenes featuring a multitude of monkeys frolicking to “Hey, Hey We’re the Monkees," Read more»
Friday, April 24 2015 12:43 a.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
Celebrating the unique motherhood of adoption
This Mother's Day, I'm rejoicing in the love and unique bond between a birth mother and an adoptive mother. Read more»
Wednesday, May 6 2015 7:00 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
Wiring your brain for happiness
Springtime always brings a lift to our spirits, but if that isn’t enough to drag you out of the doldrums, keep reading. Even if you’re over-the-moon happy it may be worth Read more»
Thursday, May 7 2015 12:53 p.m. MDT
6 things my mother never taught me
While growing up and eventually becoming a mother of five, I've recognized many things that, thankfully, my mother never taught me. Read more»
Sunday, May 10 2015 11:30 a.m. MDT