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They're looking for 50,000 voices to help plan for Utah's future
Robert Grow, CEO of Envision Utah, is soliciting help from 50,000 Utahns to determine the best way for the state to grow. Read more»
Monday, March 30 2015 9:30 a.m. MDT

Sports

Buffalo Run offers lessons and rewards for those willing to see them
Taking on challenges we're not sure we can accomplish reveals life lessons we don't always expect. Read more»
Sunday, March 22 2015 8:10 p.m. MDT
Recruiting can make USU's new coach 'the guy'
USU's basketball program is in decent shape, but its new basketball coach needs to get better athletes to run with the Mountain West big dogs. Read more»
Monday, March 30 2015 1:55 p.m. MDT
BYU's spring football coaching clinic pays dividends with exposure, interest
One of the most successful high school coaches in Texas, Joey McGuire, says his attendance at BYU's spring coaches clinics will pay dividends when he opens up spring practice for the Read more»
Monday, March 30 2015 10:55 a.m. MDT
BYU's Taylor competing in NCAA swim championships
It took a couple of years, but BYU swimmer Jake Taylor has regained his form — and then some —since returning from his LDS Church mission. He's competing in the NCAA championships Read more»
Thursday, March 26 2015 11:22 p.m. MDT
Great competitors make a sport better
Great competitors use the successes of others to make themselves better. Read more»
Sunday, March 29 2015 9:10 p.m. MDT
NCAA committee overrates strength of schedule
The NCAA blew it again by putting in some mediocre teams from big conferences, rather than some deserving mid-major teams. Read more»
Sunday, March 15 2015 7:55 p.m. MDT
Morrill, Hunsaker two of the best coaches — and men — this state has ever known
Utah State men's basketball coach Stew Morrill and his Utah Valley University counterpart, Dick Hunsaker, are walking away from the game. They've both won a lot of games and, more important, Read more»
Sunday, March 15 2015 12:26 a.m. MDT

Moneywise

Paying kids for good grades creates teachable moments
You’re certainly not obligated to pay them for work or grades, but if you don’t do some of this — and teach them the proper ways to handle the money they earn — Read more»
Tuesday, March 31 2015 12:00 a.m. MDT
Work-life integration proves popular with readers
After the last few weeks, I'm starting to think it might be time to change this column's name from "Balancing act" in order to integrate the latest work-life buzzword. "Integration" Read more»
Tuesday, March 31 2015 2:24 p.m. MDT
How the Federal Reserve reconciles low unemployment and stagnant wages
What can be done to bolster the U.S. economy? Average prices and wages in the U.S. haven’t increased as expected. How does the Fed fight inflation and unemployment? What is the Read more»
Monday, March 23 2015 5:50 p.m. MDT

Opinion

The GOP racing form: First edition
With Ted Cruz announcing his candidacy, it's time to use racing formats to take a look at the best potential candidates for the GOP, such as Rand Paul, Jeb Bush, Scott Walker, Chris Read more»
Sunday, March 29 2015 8:52 p.m. MDT
An impactful U.S.-Iran nuclear deal is a mirage
Bickering among Obama, the U.S. Congress and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu over nuclear dealings with Iran continues. A nuclear deal with Iran is a mirage, a flickering Read more»
Thursday, March 26 2015 12:15 a.m. MDT
Intriguing developments in city, state and federal politics
Post-legislative session, politics keeps on going. Here are a few intriguing developments in the spring of 2015. Read more»
Sunday, March 29 2015 12:00 a.m. MDT
Democrats are eager to give Hillary the nomination, but why?
The world's oldest political party is eager to give Hillary Clinton its presidential nomination, but why? Another Clinton presidency probably would include a reprise of the couple's Read more»
Sunday, March 29 2015 12:00 a.m. MDT
U.S. should put religious liberty front and center in foreign relations
It’s time for the administration to recognize this worldwide trend for what it is — a dangerous attack on conscience and liberty that could undo pluralism and threaten democratic Read more»
Thursday, March 26 2015 12:00 a.m. MDT
Lawmakers and the art of punting — the latest time at the expense of education
Utah lawmakers have mastered the art of punting. For two years, they punted on health care for poor families and are still punting. The latest punt was not deciding on the selection Read more»
Saturday, March 28 2015 12:12 a.m. MDT
Building social enterprises in Nepal
For hundreds of years, many societies have delegated the responsibility to care for the underprivileged to governments and charities. Read more»
Monday, March 30 2015 7:30 a.m. MDT
Race debates aren't necessarily taking over at Starbucks
Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz is concerned about the seemingly growing racial divide in America and decided to use his considerable forum of 11,000 coffee shops to step up the conversation. Read more»
Monday, March 23 2015 12:00 a.m. MDT
Facebook's 'community standards' look at best, worst aspects of connecting to each other
Facebook this week announced new standards for what's acceptable on its platform. Bullying and sexual content are out. But by the time the site figures it out, the damage may already Read more»
Tuesday, March 17 2015 12:00 a.m. MDT
Demos shouldn't decide too quickly on presidential candidate
Democrats would do well to give an array of presidential candidates an opportunity to demonstrate their ability to meet voter demands in 2016. That includes Hillary Clinton, but not Read more»
Wednesday, March 25 2015 12:15 a.m. MDT

Faith

Joseph, the stone and the hat: Why it all matters
Joseph Smith used a stone in a hat to help him in his translation of the Book of Mormon. Critics have made merry over this, but it makes sense and it's actually an indicator that he Read more»
Friday, March 27 2015 12:41 a.m. MDT
Over 400 Mormons in Maryland Baltimore Mission join #SocialMediaSplit
In one mission, over 400 members across six LDS stakes spent time with the full-time missionaries on a single day in March. The initiative is called #SocialMediaSplit. Read more»
Tuesday, March 31 2015 1:49 p.m. MDT
A place where Jesus actually stood
Scholars debate the true holiness of just about every holy site in Israel. Yet there is one place where scholars, scientists and spiritual leaders all agree is a place where Jesus certainly Read more»
Saturday, March 28 2015 5:00 a.m. MDT

Family

Some movie characters are much older than the actors portraying them
During the Golden Age of movies, a character actor could become typecast as older than his own age. That’s less common today, but some are still called upon to play parents to Read more»
Thursday, March 19 2015 3:55 p.m. MDT
'Insurgent' is a compelling story complete with surprises
I haven’t read the books in Veronica Roth's Divergent series, but so far, I have thoroughly enjoyed the films. “Divergent” garnered three stars from me, and now “Insurgent” Read more»
Thursday, March 26 2015 3:32 p.m. MDT
What Rocky and Indiana Jones could learn from me
"The Rock" is out saving people with his new reality series "Wake Up Call." What would you do if he showed up at your door? Read more»
Friday, March 27 2015 5:38 p.m. MDT
What a distant 'cousin' taught me about family
A.J. Jacobs said we treat family with more kindness than we do strangers — but I think I've had it backward. Read more»
Tuesday, March 17 2015 5:10 p.m. MDT
Prom dress modesty raises deeper issues
In all the controversy over appropriate prom attire, are we missing the chance to teach kids about true modesty? Read more»
Tuesday, March 31 2015 9:58 a.m. MDT
OK Google puts the world in your hand — generally
I have a newfound friend. She is a recently hired assistant, a brilliant colleague, a clever confidant. She follows me everywhere. She is a genie without a lamp. She comes whenever Read more»
Monday, March 30 2015 5:12 p.m. MDT
Baby boomers, rejoice! 65 is the new 45
A couple of generations ago, 45-year-olds thought a lot about their next 20 years and asked how they would make it the most full and productive time of their lives. Today, it's 65-year-olds Read more»
Tuesday, March 24 2015 3:45 p.m. MDT
Running for a life
For this generation whose livelihood does not always require hard labor, perhaps exercise seems a better choice for people to join together and bond through their challenges rather Read more»
Thursday, March 19 2015 10:40 a.m. MDT
Raising a reader: How parents can instill a love of the written word in kids
Raising children who come to literature again and again as leisure readers may mean thinking outside the book. Read more»
Tuesday, March 3 2015 4:20 p.m. MST