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Utah

He rolls up his sleeve and votes
Abe Katz, a Holocaust survivor, hasn't missed voting in an American election since he gained citizenship 59 years ago. Read more»
Sunday, Oct. 26 2014 9:05 p.m. MDT
Utah skiing was strong last season, early indications are 2014-15 will be a record year
Utah's 2013-14 ski/snowboard season was the third best on record with 4.16 million skier/snowboarder days counted. Early indications are that the state is on track for a record season Read more»
Saturday, Nov. 15 2014 11:52 p.m. MST

Sports

S.L. attorney celebrates his 70th birthday with 7 marathons to support his granddaughters
Lee McCullough, father of six and grandfather of 23, ran seven marathons to celebrate his 70th birthday this December. He ran to raise money for JDRF.org, as two of his granddaughters Read more»
Sunday, Nov. 2 2014 8:10 p.m. MST
Utah quarterback Travis Wilson goes airborne when he needs to
Utes get bowl-eligible as their offense gets going down the stretch in a big victory over USC Saturday. Read more»
Sunday, Oct. 26 2014 12:05 a.m. MDT
Even more urgency needed as Cougars prepare to play at Boise State
Bronco Mendenhall says his team's issues are correctable if execution issues are rectified. Question is, will BYU return starters to help and if not will younger players step up and Read more»
Monday, Oct. 20 2014 7:00 p.m. MDT
A kick from the land down under
Australian rules football players are coming to America to kick the "footy" for American college football teams, including Utah's Tom Hackett and Weber State's Blake O'Neill. Read more»
Wednesday, Oct. 22 2014 7:30 p.m. MDT
Don't blame Andy Phillips for Utes' OT loss
The Utes have reasons for their loss to Arizona State Saturday besides Andy Phillips' missed field goal in overtime, such as an anemic offense and two dropped interceptions. Read more»
Sunday, Nov. 2 2014 7:05 p.m. MST
Let's wait awhile longer before deciding if Jazz's Gordon Hayward is a superstar or overpaid
After he signed a lucrative four-year contract, some people declared Gordon Hayward was overpaid. But after a slow start, he put together a three-game stretch of a superstar in waiting. Read more»
Sunday, Nov. 9 2014 12:40 a.m. MST

Moneywise

Keep expectations clear regarding loans
If you don’t already have an agreement, my advice would be to ask him what his expectations are. Read more»
Tuesday, Oct. 21 2014 12:00 a.m. MDT
What is your ROI for seeking work-life balance?
In the business world, we often talk about "return on investment," or ROI. But when it comes to work-life balance, perhaps we should discuss a "return on life/time investment," or ROLTI. Read more»
Tuesday, Oct. 21 2014 8:00 a.m. MDT
The overwhelming potential of alternative energy
Growth in alternative energy can significantly strengthen the Intermountain West’s economy while simultaneously supporting the global environment. Read more»
Tuesday, Nov. 4 2014 11:10 a.m. MST

Opinion

The nation expects competence, not miracles, from White House
Obama's principal job is to administer the government and to get the right people to do it. That's called management. Obama had never managed anything before running for the biggest Read more»
Thursday, Oct. 23 2014 8:20 p.m. MDT
Rights vs. privileges — understand the difference
While enjoying many privileges in a free society, we must not fall into the trap of believing privileges are rights. Once a privilege is recast as a right, it suddenly becomes immoral Read more»
Thursday, Oct. 23 2014 9:41 a.m. MDT
Gossip topics for diehard politicos before election 2014
With the World Series underway, it’s time for some “inside baseball” analysis that only the most diehard followers of politics will care about. So here are some of Read more»
Sunday, Oct. 26 2014 12:15 a.m. MDT
Republicans know what to do now
Unlike the dog that chased the car until, to its consternation, he caught it, Republicans know what to do with what they've caught. Completing their capture of control of the legislative Read more»
Thursday, Nov. 6 2014 6:52 p.m. MST
We're becoming a nation that votes by mail, and we should think of the consequences
Election Day is morphing into “vote counting day." It behooves us to pay attention to what is happening. Read more»
Wednesday, Oct. 22 2014 12:00 a.m. MDT
Audit reveals politicians' double standards
It appears the governor and legislators have different standards when it comes to programs for the poor and show what groups and policies they favor. Read more»
Saturday, Oct. 25 2014 12:00 a.m. MDT
What's the next step in the Ebola crisis?
Ebola has been in the news. But much of the news has not offered background information about the disease. Read more»
Monday, Oct. 20 2014 9:16 p.m. MDT
As changes come to House and Senate, it’s time to act, not hope
What seems clear is that the hope-and-change formula that catapulted a relative unknown into the presidency has lost its magic. Read more»
Tuesday, Oct. 28 2014 8:09 p.m. MDT
She's saving me money when she cares for her dad, so how can I help her?
More than 40 million Americans are caring for elderly loved ones — and that's a gift to all of us. So what can we do to help them? Read more»
Tuesday, Nov. 4 2014 9:27 p.m. MST
Can a Mormon not be a liberal?
Liberalism is a term having become a grab-bag for all sorts of meanings. Whittle away the incorrect definitions of the term, and I believe it is worth the trouble to be a liberal. Read more»
Wednesday, Oct. 22 2014 12:00 a.m. MDT
Playing the Senate prediction game
I'll take a stab at the Senate-control prediction game: As close as it is, there are multiple ways Republicans can get the six seats they need to take over the Senate. I believe their Read more»
Monday, Oct. 27 2014 12:00 a.m. MDT

Faith

Some things are more important than others
Latter-day Saints take a high view of the reliability of scripture, but we don't believe in scriptural inerrancy. And, anyway, some aspects of the scriptures are more important than Read more»
Thursday, Oct. 23 2014 5:00 a.m. MDT
A day in the life of Mormon missionaries in Norman, Oklahoma
A few weeks ago, I was blessed to spend the day with missionaries in the Oklahoma Oklahoma City Mission. Though much is the same from missionary to missionary and from mission to mission, Read more»
Tuesday, Oct. 21 2014 5:00 a.m. MDT
Church questions? I have a dozen
From stake presidents to Primary presidents, leaders in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will tell you it’s OK to have religious questions. Questions are the hallmark Read more»
Wednesday, Oct. 29 2014 5:00 a.m. MDT
We must teach our children to pray
We need to teach our children the gospel of Jesus Christ. We must teach them to pray and talk to God. An experience with a toddler reminds us how meaningful and how important it is Read more»
Sunday, Oct. 26 2014 5:00 a.m. MDT
Potatoes to feed both body and soul
The McPherson family of Stevensville, Montana, plants five acres of potatoes on their family farm to be given away to food banks, church groups and families across the state. They hope Read more»
Saturday, Nov. 8 2014 5:00 a.m. MST
The banner you carry
The early Saints used flags and banners both to inspire them, including the huge American flag made when Utah obtained statehood. Joseph Smith was betrayed under protection of a white Read more»
Friday, Oct. 31 2014 8:00 p.m. MDT
World religious leaders to gather at Vatican symposium on roles of men and women
Leaders of the Roman Catholic Church and leaders of 14 faith traditions from 23 countries will meet at the Vatican Nov. 17 to affirm and discuss the complementary roles of men and women Read more»
Tuesday, Nov. 4 2014 6:15 a.m. MST
9 tips for survival parenting
Every parent knows that sometimes, especially in those early years, you are battling extreme conditions. For all you parents still in the throes of survival mode, here are nine tips Read more»
Wednesday, Oct. 22 2014 5:00 a.m. MDT

Family

Words can preserve what faulty memories forget
Sometimes you have to write things down if you want to remember them. Your posterity will thank you. Read more»
Tuesday, Oct. 28 2014 6:10 p.m. MDT
Speed-dating for a mom friend?
Mommy friends are about the hottest commodity a stay-at-home mom can have, so it’s no wonder we’re always on the lookout for solid fellow mothers to add to our Rolodex of Read more»
Tuesday, Oct. 21 2014 4:20 p.m. MDT
Halloween costumes for adults who don't like dressing up
Halloween is a holiday that adults are celebrating more. It is a time to be something we are not. It is being silly and young again. Our costumes can be fancy and expensive, but they Read more»
Monday, Oct. 27 2014 4:55 p.m. MDT
Do we teach our kids joy, or do they teach us?
Through the years, we have thought a great deal about joy. One of the things we have concluded is that the greatest joys of all come in and through and because of families. Read more»
Tuesday, Oct. 21 2014 4:00 p.m. MDT
FamilyTree Gathering 'a book containing the records of our dead'
The book "containing the records of our dead which shall be worthy of all acceptation" has now been identified. It is FamilyTree. This is according to the address at October general Read more»
Tuesday, Oct. 21 2014 5:00 a.m. MDT
Learning the art of love can 'Up Your Game'
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Wednesday, Nov. 5 2014 4:55 p.m. MST
My 15 minutes of garage sale glory proved disappointing
I was in desperate need of some cash. I decided to share some of my best treasures with the world in a garage sale. It was over within minutes. Read more»
Friday, Oct. 31 2014 7:48 p.m. MDT