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Utah Valley University fills a niche like no other
Under the guidance of university President Matthew Holland, Utah Valley University continues to grow and offer myriad educational possibilities. Read more»
Sunday, Jan. 25 2015 11:48 p.m. MST

Sports

Wrestling coaches hope 'Battle of the Shield' provides support for sport, outlet for rivalry
When Corner Canyon opened its doors two years ago, the Draper high school drew the majority of its students from Alta. The schools' wrestling coaches developed a traveling trophy that Read more»
Sunday, Jan. 18 2015 6:20 p.m. MST
Jazz of 2015 look a lot like 2014
Individual progress is clear, but wins still aren't coming faster than they did last season. Read more»
Saturday, Jan. 24 2015 3:25 p.m. MST
BYU basketball must make emergency recovery to qualify for NCAA tournament
Dave Rose isn't going to get a golden parachute of talent. His best post player and rebounder has been sidelined for nearly two months. His four-guard gimmick lineup does have its Read more»
Monday, Jan. 26 2015 7:15 p.m. MST
'In Football We Trust' explores Polynesians' obsession with gridiron
A Utah-made movie, which premiered this weekend at the Sundance Film Festival, follows the lives of four Polynesian football players to chronicle the pressures they face to pull their Read more»
Sunday, Jan. 25 2015 9:45 a.m. MST
Becoming a master runner
As we get older, we supposedly get wiser. I'm turning 40 this year, which technically makes me a masters runner. But what, exactly, am I a master of? Read more»
Sunday, Jan. 18 2015 8:35 p.m. MST

Moneywise

Make changes to save money
Spending money on a bunch of stuff you don’t need, and probably don’t really want, isn’t going to bring you contentment. Read more»
Tuesday, Jan. 27 2015 12:00 a.m. MST
Organizations slowly move toward offering flexibility
As an established proponent of flexible work options, I hope more businesses are getting on board with the need to help people build better work-life balance. But the progress is often Read more»
Wednesday, Jan. 28 2015 12:18 a.m. MST
The winners and losers of cheap oil
While we enjoy low prices at the pump, we must maintain our collective hope that domestic energy companies will continue their investment in energy innovations and exploration. Read more»
Monday, Jan. 19 2015 4:46 p.m. MST

Opinion

President doesn’t see terrorism entering new phase
President Obama is not admitting that terrorism is growing all around the world. Read more»
Friday, Jan. 16 2015 12:00 a.m. MST
Gratitude for Lockhart's well-lived life and service
Those of us who knew former Speaker of the House Becky Lockhart appreciated her quick wit, enjoyed her ready laugh and witnessed firsthand her abundant kinetic energy. She was a skilled Read more»
Wednesday, Jan. 21 2015 6:39 p.m. MST
What's Utah's role in GOP search for a champion in 2016?
With the ascension of Utah’s congressional delegation to high-profile positions, and with one of our favorite (adopted) sons’ continued visibility in the 2016 presidential Read more»
Sunday, Jan. 18 2015 11:13 p.m. MST
America’s welfare state continues to mushroom
As a growing portion of the population succumbs to the entitlement state's ever-expanding menu of temptations weakens the national fabric. Read more»
Thursday, Jan. 22 2015 12:23 a.m. MST
Will Obama visit Utah? Do we care?
With Idaho checked off the list, the president now is only three states shy of visiting all 50 during his time in office — South Dakota, South Carolina and, to no one's surprise, Read more»
Wednesday, Jan. 28 2015 12:13 a.m. MST
Education is 'app' to change — will Utah follow?
Can you imagine students, with their parents, planning their educations with apps and taking their plans to school to help them become a reality? There is nothing more empowering than Read more»
Saturday, Jan. 24 2015 12:48 a.m. MST
How has China moved toward economic reform?
With the release of economic data from China, it is a good time to reflect on the basic direction of China’s reforms over the last 38 years. Read more»
Monday, Jan. 26 2015 7:30 a.m. MST
When the pope talks, people listen
Forget E.F. Hutton. It's P.F. (Pope Francis) these days who, when he talks, people listen. ... Each time Francis speaks, his words are as shiny objects on a desert floor. We scramble Read more»
Wednesday, Jan. 21 2015 12:52 a.m. MST
Teaching kids skills by giving them some freedom
A couple in Maryland allowed their son, 10, and daughter, 6, to walk home from a playground a mile away without adult supervision — after a series of practice runs. Now the state Read more»
Tuesday, Jan. 20 2015 10:10 a.m. MST
Obama, Congress must negotiate to make higher education more affordable
If President Obama wants to improve education access rather than trumpet another talking point, he will have to compromise with a wary Republican Congress. Both sides have incentives Read more»
Wednesday, Jan. 28 2015 12:00 a.m. MST
Obama's State of the Union address had plenty of style, little stage-setting
As a campaign speech, President Obama's State of the Union did its job. However, as a stage-setter for a productive final two years with the Congress, not so much. Read more»
Monday, Jan. 26 2015 12:24 a.m. MST
NGOs call for sexual rights in UN post-2015 agenda
U.K. Ambassador Peter Wilson spoke out in favor of "sexual and reproductive health and rights" at the Stakeholder Forum on the U.N. post-2015 development agenda. Read more»
Tuesday, Jan. 20 2015 1:00 p.m. MST
Lone Peak High teacher uses calculus to teach about life
Craig Smith has seen a 777 percent increase in the pass rate in calculus at Lone Peak High School since he started teaching the subject in 2007. He says the subject is "a microcosm Read more»
Sunday, Jan. 18 2015 12:00 a.m. MST

Faith

Student loan debt and marriage
He says her college debt is too much; considers ending the relationship. Angela offers advice. Read more»
Monday, Jan. 19 2015 8:00 a.m. MST
A tribute to heroes in the kingdom
One of the most impressive things about the LDS Church is the willingness of many Saints — even after they have society's permission to relax and enjoy their retirement — Read more»
Friday, Jan. 23 2015 12:12 a.m. MST
BYU freshman finds faith, 'tender mercies' after fall
Heather Burton was climbing her way to a valuable life lesson. The most important things we learn don’t always come in a classroom. They hit us when we least expect them — Read more»
Wednesday, Jan. 21 2015 7:57 p.m. MST
Gospel truth blooms where it will bloom
As Mormons, we have a fondness for saying, “Bring the good you already have and we will add to it.” We’re more cautious about saying “Bring the good you already Read more»
Thursday, Jan. 22 2015 1:10 a.m. MST
A 'Come, Follow Me' quest to answer questions
While we are entering the third year of implementation of the “Come, Follow Me” online curriculum, it doesn’t mean Sundays in 2015 will be business as usual. Read more»
Sunday, Jan. 4 2015 5:00 a.m. MST

Family

R ratings dominated movies once again in 2014
More R-rated movies were released in 2014 than any other ratings, though films with PG-13 ratings came close. Read more»
Thursday, Jan. 1 2015 3:00 p.m. MST
'American Sniper' captures the horrors of war and its toll on a family
Nominated for a Best Picture Oscar, “American Sniper” stars Bradley Cooper, who was nominated for Best Actor for stepping into the role of Kyle, a self-described “regular Read more»
Friday, Jan. 23 2015 12:07 a.m. MST
Even kids sometimes wonder who their ancestors are — and what do they look like?
A recent trip to the urgent care doctor's office got my daughter thinking about life, death — and family history. Read more»
Wednesday, Jan. 21 2015 11:33 p.m. MST
Is free-range parenting risky or wise?
A couple's decision to let their children play alone a mile from home has raised questions on how much freedom young children should have to roam. Read more»
Monday, Jan. 26 2015 12:45 p.m. MST
Handwritten thank-you's lift both writer, recipient
Technology is the new skyscraper; a handwritten letter is the palace. Email is the smashing ball. A handwritten thank you note is the discarded debris. Only after the edifice is a pile Read more»
Monday, Jan. 26 2015 9:05 p.m. MST
Why you don't want your marriage to be conflict-free
There are three kinds of marriage that are completely conflict-free, and you wouldn't want any of them. Read more»
Wednesday, Jan. 28 2015 8:00 a.m. MST
Nostalgia, airplanes and boneyards
The experience gave us a new perspective and an even deeper respect for the men and women crammed into tight planes and cramped ships who have served their country keeping it free for Read more»
Thursday, Jan. 22 2015 1:12 a.m. MST
Football impacts the cosmic balance of the universe
The right teams must win this Sunday, and you can impact that, even after the fact. Read more»
Saturday, Jan. 17 2015 7:10 a.m. MST
The good game: video games that grow our kids
We've been maligning video games for years. But what if the gaming industry offers our kids ways to increase empathy, connect with the larger world and effect global change? Read more»
Wednesday, Jan. 28 2015 12:14 a.m. MST