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18 months after hiking Pacific Crest Trail, Utahn sets sights on Appalachian Trail
Eighteen months after hiking the length of the Pacific Crest Trail, Utahn Richard Jones now sets his sights on the Appalachian Trail. Read more»
Monday, March 23 2015 3:46 p.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
Utes vs. SFA: When even the small fries are thinking big
Small Texas school pulled an upset last year. And it's thinking it can do a repeat against a bigger, deeper Utah. Read more»
Wednesday, March 18 2015 9:20 p.m. MDT
Ole Miss races past BYU, which suffers case of colossal second-half collapse in NCAA 1st round
Something happened to BYU on the way to blowing out Mississippi Tuesday night in the NCAA's first-round game: The Cougars went iceberg cold and couldn't hold on to the ball as the Rebels Read more»
Tuesday, March 17 2015 10:55 p.m. MDT
More welfare for college athletics
The Utah Legislature — sports fans with your credit card — just gave $1.5 million to USU's athletic department for the same tired old reasons, but surely there was something Read more»
Wednesday, March 18 2015 10:08 a.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

Moneywise

Tips for handling a child's debt situation
Let her wallow in it and worry about things for a while first. Then, if she’s willing to accept responsibility for her actions, and she starts working hard toward handling her Read more»
Monday, March 23 2015 5:45 p.m. MDT
'Soft skills' are important at work, and in life
A degree from a prestigious university isn't as important as a good work ethic, the ability to work with a team and other so-called "soft skills," according to a new survey. And those Read more»
Monday, March 23 2015 5:55 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
Revisiting my predictions of Legislature's 'March Madness'
The NCAA Tournament begins today, but for political junkies, the real March Madness ended Thursday when the Utah Legislature adjourned. Before the 2015 session, I made several predictions Read more»
Thursday, March 19 2015 12:00 a.m. MDT
Let's stop reforming, and start disrupting educational habits
Remember education reform, circa 2000? It was called "No Child Left Behind." More than 40 states now have waivers from that law. How about education reform, circa 2010? That's been Read more»
Sunday, March 22 2015 12:00 a.m. MDT
Intrigue still percolating from Utah legislative session
Intrigue from the 2015 legislative session will drip out for some time. Here are a few issues still bubbling. Read more»
Sunday, March 22 2015 12:00 a.m. MDT
Equality, family life are interconnected — both falter when fewer men go to college
By 2012, there were 2.8 million more women than men in college, and by 2020 this "enrollment gap" is projected to grow to 4.4 million. This means a shortage of suitable male partners, Read more»
Sunday, March 22 2015 12:00 a.m. MDT
Tackle the West's drought with market-driven solutions
Don't do what California did, which was to turn neighbors against each other by encouraging 'drought shaming.' Read more»
Wednesday, March 18 2015 12:00 a.m. MDT
Lawmaking a matter of conscience
Making sure our public policies reflect our values requires our collective conscience. For in the end what’s at stake is the heart and soul of our society. Read more»
Saturday, March 21 2015 12:21 a.m. MDT
Is the goal equality?
Since its founding, the United States has been seen as the land of potential greater economic equality. Read more»
Monday, March 23 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
Vladimir Putin is a world menace — the U.S. and Europe must take a stand
Any notions that Vladimir Putin would take Russia towards a peaceful democracy are gone. Instead, the reality is that the United States and the European Community must be ready to stand Read more»
Wednesday, March 18 2015 12:00 a.m. MDT

Faith

Proof, evidence and the need to decide
Decisive public evidence that would settle the biggest questions of life and existence isn't available. But we still have to answer them for ourselves. We can't avoid it. Read more»
Thursday, March 19 2015 5:00 a.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
The victory of spring
Spring is a reminder of renewal, hope and the message of Jesus Christ. Read more»
Wednesday, March 25 2015 11:48 p.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
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
Letter to my posterity: Keep going even after you fall down
Family history research is all about the stories that bind us together. Here is one from my life. Read more»
Tuesday, March 31 2015 5:20 p.m. MDT
What shopping looks like as a mother
From potty breaks to runaway kids, shopping is just one of the pre-mommy pleasures I have bid farewell. Read more»
Thursday, March 19 2015 12:50 p.m. MDT
Fidelity starts outside the bedroom
It might just be a popular song on the radio, but its message is dangerous and destructive. Nearly everyone I've known with a broken marriage attributes the death of the relationship Read more»
Wednesday, March 18 2015 5:00 a.m. MDT
We pay a price when we compare and contrast
Compare and contrast in 25 words or less is a common exercise in elementary school. Compare our children asleep in their beds in their own rooms with the boys and girls huddled up against Read more»
Monday, March 23 2015 5:55 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