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A technology breakthrough from an unconventional beginning in an FLDS community
Mark Davis, who grew up in the cloistered FLDS community, has produced a projector that very well could be technology's Next Big Thing. Read more»
Sunday, Aug. 9 2015 9:39 p.m. MDT

Sports

NFL Pro Bowler's decision to return sons' participation trophies misguided
James Harrison posted a picture of participation trophies earned by his two young sons on Instagram, along with an explanation as to why he was returning them. Read more»
Monday, Aug. 17 2015 8:40 a.m. MDT
Whittingham has more pressure than Bronco as season launches
Both Utah and BYU coaches are rated secure in their jobs, but a meltdown season could doom either. USU's Matt Wells? Not a problem. Read more»
Thursday, Aug. 6 2015 9:59 a.m. MDT
BYU's loss of Williams hurts; Cougars to turn to other weapons
Football is a game of adjusting on the fly with injuries and incidents. BYU's changes and tweaks to its offense will come early this fall with the absence of senior RB Jamaal Williams. Read more»
Thursday, Aug. 6 2015 7:05 p.m. MDT
The West's other drought — a college football national champ
College football teams from the Pacific and Mountain time zones face long odds to win a national championship. Read more»
Tuesday, Aug. 11 2015 10:20 p.m. MDT
A dark and stormy run
The physical exertion of running can leave us too tired to pretend everything is fine — it can make us face our most raw emotions head on. Read more»
Sunday, Aug. 16 2015 6:30 p.m. MDT
Utah's late, great Jack Hannum rides into Pro Rodeo Hall of Fame
Longtime Utah rodeo cowboy and administrator Jack Hannum, who died last September at the age of 70, left a lasting legacy in the sport and, this past week, his family was honored when Read more»
Saturday, Aug. 15 2015 9:25 p.m. MDT

Moneywise

Be debt-free before buying a home
Get your debts paid off, build up an emergency fund and save up a good down payment before buying a home. I know that’s not the popular answer, but it’s the smart one. Read more»
Tuesday, Aug. 11 2015 11:36 a.m. MDT
Here's what I'll remember about my good friend Mike
Do you remember that one friend from middle school? I do. He was one of my first real friends. Soon he became my best friend. I'm remembering him today in the wake of his unexpected Read more»
Tuesday, Aug. 11 2015 5:05 a.m. MDT
Invest in education to maximize economic potential
In order to maximize our economic potential, we need to align school objectives with workforce needs. Preparation needs to begin at the elementary and high school levels through quantified Read more»
Tuesday, Sept. 1 2015 8:41 a.m. MDT

Opinion

It's time to analyze Presidential Racing Form, third edition
Both presidential nomination contests having been scrambled by recent events — the FBI taking control of Hillary Clinton's private email server and a raucous, roiling GOP debate Read more»
Friday, Aug. 14 2015 11:17 p.m. MDT
The realities of pension reform for Utah's public sector employees
The Pension Research Council analyzed the effects of Utah's 2010 public service pension reforms. While relatively pleased with the report's objective, I'm disappointed that some use Read more»
Thursday, Aug. 6 2015 12:10 a.m. MDT
It makes sense to relocate the prison away from Draper
Other states have an approach to prison development that is exactly backward: A prison should not be a magnet for correctional jobs. Instead, state economic development should follow Read more»
Sunday, Aug. 9 2015 12:00 a.m. MDT
National, local elections offer chance for predictions
After Thursday night's GOP debates, Pignanelli and Webb weigh in on which candidate made the most of the spotlight. Also, they discuss the ongoing Salt Lake mayoral race. Read more»
Sunday, Aug. 9 2015 12:00 a.m. MDT
A nation encrusted with unspoken federal subsidies
To understand why a whaling museum subsidy doesn't exist anymore and a mohair subsidy continues is to understand how American government functions. And why James Madison, whose flinty Read more»
Sunday, Aug. 16 2015 7:31 p.m. MDT
Voting by mail — when did we decide democracy should be low-tech?
The future is all about pencils and paper. What in the name of hanging chads is going on here? Read more»
Wednesday, Aug. 12 2015 12:10 a.m. MDT
When credit was done on a handshake
When I was young and our family needed groceries and had no cash, we’d go to Chris’ Greek grocery store on Third South and the old Second West. For my dad and Chris, business Read more»
Saturday, Aug. 8 2015 12:05 a.m. MDT
Crowdfunding toward greater financial literacy
And because so much of what we all do revolves around money — making it, spending it, saving it and investing it — understanding how money works and being financially literate Read more»
Monday, Aug. 10 2015 9:00 a.m. MDT
The end of summer provides much needed time to think
August, often viewed as the end of things — summer, vacation, camp and children underfoot — marks for Washingtonians the arrival of peace. The usual, rapid chatter becomes Read more»
Monday, Aug. 17 2015 6:18 a.m. MDT
Helping teens write new chapter after a mistake
He dropped out of school at 16. Now 17, he wants to fix it, but can't quite figure out how. It's an example of poor judgment — the hallmark of a still-developing brain — Read more»
Tuesday, Aug. 18 2015 12:05 a.m. MDT
What it means to me to be pro-life
I believe 'pro-life' means that when we balance a woman’s right to choose with human life, we tip the scales more towards life. But pro-life to me includes far more — it Read more»
Wednesday, Aug. 12 2015 12:05 a.m. MDT

Faith

Ask Angela: My boyfriend won't tell me he loves me
I told him I am in love with him, but he refuses to say it back. Now I feel awkward. Read more»
Monday, Aug. 31 2015 5:00 a.m. MDT
Is religion merely outdated, failed science?
Did religion originate as a primitive form of science? Has contemporary science rendered it obsolete? The answer to both questions seems to be a clear "no." Read more»
Thursday, Aug. 6 2015 5:05 a.m. MDT
Did luck, nature or prayer prevent a forest fire?
Many years ago a friend and I nearly started a forest fire in Virginia. Or did we? Read more»
Tuesday, Aug. 11 2015 5:00 a.m. MDT
Battling the wind, rain and tigers in Cache Valley
The ovation went on and on. Michael Ballam had just sung “The Impossible Dream” from Utah Festival Opera’s “Man of La Mancha” and — true to form Read more»
Saturday, Aug. 15 2015 1:00 a.m. MDT
How now, before and after point to 'This is My Day'
We are more than the here and now, and more than the frustrating image of the here and now. The past and the future are true, vital parts of our reality — who we truly are and Read more»
Tuesday, Sept. 1 2015 5:00 a.m. MDT
Coping with change: Mope or hope?
Whether you sip life’s changes reluctantly or guzzle the whole glass down, you can cope with life's changes by moping or hoping. Read more»
Friday, Sept. 4 2015 5:00 a.m. MDT

Family

So out of some 200 movies, who’s your favorite Sherlock Holmes?
There have been some 200 movies that have portrayed Sherlock Holmes, so which actor’s interpretation of A. Conan Doyle’s character is your favorite? Read more»
Thursday, Aug. 6 2015 7:50 p.m. MDT
'Mission: Impossible — Rogue Nation' is exhausting and worth it
It was exhausting. But like all quality workouts, "Mission: Impossible — Rogue Nation" was worth it. Read more»
Thursday, Aug. 6 2015 7:55 p.m. MDT
How to handle those #MomFail moments
Every mother feels like a failure at some point, but the trick is to realize our children don't dwell on our mistakes nearly as much as we do. Read more»
Tuesday, Aug. 11 2015 6:00 a.m. MDT
'No One is Alone' and 'Be Careful What You Wish For' are lessons from Stephen Sondheim's 'Into the Woods'
The musical "Into the Woods," playing at Hale Center Theater in Orem, is mixed with the need we all have for guidance and friendship. Read more»
Wednesday, Aug. 5 2015 6:28 p.m. MDT
Man goes 4 hours without a phone so that others can eat green beans
Sooner or later there comes a time when we all have to step up in an emergency and right a wrong. I did that eight times in just four hours. Read more»
Friday, Aug. 7 2015 7:25 p.m. MDT
America's greatest idea
This summer, as our family has traveled the West, we've come to appreciate, more than ever, what Wallace Stegner called America's "greatest idea." Read more»
Wednesday, Aug. 12 2015 5:00 a.m. MDT
Family vacations inspire fodder for posterity
Kids make vacations hard, but, in the end, it's worth it. Read more»
Tuesday, Aug. 18 2015 4:40 p.m. MDT