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'Edgy LDS writing' is not a contradiction
I realize the term “edgy LDS writing” sounds like a contradiction to many people. But every group has its limits. And every group has writers who push them. An acquaintance Read more»
Thursday, March 5 2015 5:00 a.m. MST
Replace the prison with the NFL, says Tom Welch
If and/or when the prison gets moved, former Olympic organizer Tom Welch envisions moving the NFL in. Read more»
Monday, March 2 2015 7:00 a.m. MST
Private sector could lead the charge in improving Utah’s air quality
Tier 3 vehicles and fuel could decrease Utah’s pollution by 40 percent. Tier 3 vehicles are $87 more expensive; Tier 3 fuel is only 1-4 cents more per gallon. Nothing else we Read more»
Monday, Feb. 9 2015 6:05 p.m. MST

Sports

Deedee Corradini's fight inspired more than changes in ski jumping
Deedee Corradini's no-nonsense, tireless work helped women ski jumpers gain inclusion in the Olympics, but it also inspired women everywhere to be true to their own goals, their own Read more»
Monday, March 2 2015 9:20 p.m. MST
Utes will grow in spite of loss
With tournament time coming, Saturday's game was a good primer. Read more»
Saturday, Feb. 28 2015 11:20 p.m. MST
Work of BYU's new strength coach taking center stage
Maybe the biggest impact on BYU's spring football is work of new strength and conditioning coach Frank Wintrich, since QB Taysom Hill and his offensive line are limited to how much Read more»
Wednesday, March 4 2015 5:10 p.m. MST
Enes Kanter trade a win-win so far
Don't look now, but that crazy, baffling trade that sent Kanter to the Thunder is already paying off for both teams. Read more»
Thursday, March 5 2015 7:05 p.m. MST
Is it possible to strike perfect balance between running and everyday life?
Is it possible to keep up with my training and fulfill every other responsibility asked of me? With every new season of life comes new focus. I've stopped trying to force balance and Read more»
Sunday, March 1 2015 6:27 p.m. MST
How about a Utah-BYU matchup in NCAA tournament?
After Saturday night's results, Utah is falling on the NCAA brackets and BYU may have played its way into the NCAA tournament and the two could be matched up on Selection Sunday. Read more»
Sunday, March 1 2015 7:00 p.m. MST
Ogden High trying to tackle tough issues facing football program's future
Ogden High's football program has fallen on awfully tough times over the last couple of decades and, faced with the prospect of playing in a juggernaut 4A region next year, is contemplating Read more»
Sunday, Feb. 8 2015 12:08 a.m. MST

Moneywise

Make pocket money part of your monthly budget
Everyone needs a break and a little fun now and then. Whether it’s grabbing lunch out, or going to a movie once in a while, you need to relax and let off little steam. Just make Read more»
Thursday, March 5 2015 8:51 p.m. MST
Readers offer tips for building trust with remote workers
For all of its advantages, there are some challenges that come with working from home. But it is possible to overcome those problems, and several readers have tips to help the pajama-clad Read more»
Thursday, March 5 2015 11:17 p.m. MST

Opinion

Republicans should abolish filibuster now, challenge president
For now, go for the doable. Abolish the filibuster and challenge the president. And when asked, "How can you do such a thing?" tell them to ask Harry Reid. Read more»
Sunday, Feb. 22 2015 12:00 a.m. MST
Looking to the Supreme Court to lead a restoring balance of powers in D.C.
President Obama has consolidated more power in the executive branch than any other U.S. president, which has not been tempered by the legislative branch (Congress). Read more»
Thursday, March 5 2015 12:00 a.m. MST
Lessons learned from political gaffes
Words — certainly in politics — do matter. This axiom is illustrated by recent controversial statements on the national stage. Since we stumble over our own words often Read more»
Sunday, March 1 2015 12:15 a.m. MST
IRS continues to act in pattern of corruption
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Wednesday, March 4 2015 10:56 p.m. MST
Open wide and swallow your tax increase, Utah
But don’t close your mouth and walk away yet. Once you’ve swallowed a Utah gas tax increase, you may have to fill your spoon with a federal one, as well. Read more»
Thursday, March 5 2015 12:00 a.m. MST
Examining President Obama’s education plan
Part of the American Dream has been the possibility of social mobility and the creation of wealth for every individual. Read more»
Monday, March 2 2015 7:30 a.m. MST
Republican candidates need smarter questions than whether or not president loves America
Now, in the litmus test du jour, Republican presidential candidates are being forced to indicate whether they agree with Giuliani and also whether they believe President Obama is a Read more»
Tuesday, Feb. 24 2015 10:31 p.m. MST
The gifts I hope I gave my daughter before she turned 18
My child is moving into adulthood and I'm feeling a little like a DVD in a YouTube world — still working, but about to be phased out. Read more»
Tuesday, March 3 2015 12:00 a.m. MST
Let the voters decide the party primaries — don't pass HB313
The recently proposed HB313 would significantly weaken SB54, last year's Count My Vote compromise. Utah Republican Party leaders and some legislators have labored to overturn or weaken Read more»
Wednesday, March 4 2015 12:00 a.m. MST
Are Republican congressional leaders capable of governing?
Enjoying a rare majority, Republican congressional leaders should enact their programs bit by bit, settling for a little here and a little there — demonstrating to voters that Read more»
Monday, Feb. 23 2015 8:09 a.m. MST

Faith

Exploring complexities in the English language of the Book of Mormon
A conference to be held on the BYU campus Saturday, March 14, will examine English text of the Book of Mormon from several different angles, showing that some of the assumptions held Read more»
Thursday, March 5 2015 10:38 a.m. MST
One of many reasons I will never forget my daughter's baptism
Does the Lord sometimes link memories to demonstrate their importance? Read more»
Tuesday, March 3 2015 5:00 a.m. MST
The brothers of the Prophet Joseph Smith
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Sunday, Feb. 22 2015 5:00 a.m. MST

Family

Examples of what great musicals can be
A collection of four classic musicals filled with memorable songs, clever choreography and hilarious comedy has been released this week on Blu-ray. Read more»
Thursday, March 5 2015 3:10 p.m. MST
Doug's take: 'The Lazarus Effect' is a cheap horror flick
Instead of delivering a respectable little thriller, "The Lazarus Effect" turns into a cheap horror flick. Read more»
Thursday, March 5 2015 3:18 p.m. MST
Parental 'potty talk' can forge family's identity
We called it "tinkle" and "big business" in my family, but my husband called it "No. 1" and "No. 2." In our own family now, our language is a work in progress. It's weird, but sometimes Read more»
Tuesday, March 3 2015 4:20 p.m. MST
A bossy mom and a fun dad and how I'm trying to change that
When my daughter told me I was bossy and her dad was fun, it was time for me to take a look at our family dynamics. Read more»
Monday, March 2 2015 5:20 p.m. MST
Hitting a nerve on the issue of immunizations
I struck a nerve. Immunizations are your nerve. I wrote with that raw nerve inflamed. Read more»
Wednesday, March 4 2015 11:55 a.m. MST
Introducing kids to the finer things in life
There is a refining influence and a taste for excellence that can grow early in children who get out of their world of large and small screens and routine schoolwork once in a while Read more»
Tuesday, March 3 2015 7:07 p.m. MST
Lose the game but not your sportsmanship
Sometimes kids have a few things they can teach us adults. One of them is they are vulnerable and we need to help them learn life's lessons, not by cheating but by playing fair. Read more»
Wednesday, March 4 2015 10:41 p.m. MST
Columnist discovers that old people have lightning bolts in their eyes
Did you know that when you are old you will probably have lightening bolts in your eyes? How come you never told me that? Read more»
Friday, Feb. 13 2015 6:35 p.m. MST
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