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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
A perspective on concussions with help from Colin Cowherd
I get a lot of questions on how I feel about the concussion issue in football, about letting kids play sports and whether I worry about my family. Believe me, I worry. But then I heard Read more»
Wednesday, April 1 2015 5:55 p.m. MDT

Sports

Sandy woman's will to run Boston Marathon inspired by 17-year-old cancer victim
Kandi Rasmussen will run the Boston Marathon on April 20 as a representative of Huntsman Hometown Heroes in memory of Brighton High senior Tyler Robinson, who lost his life to cancer Read more»
Sunday, April 5 2015 8:25 p.m. MDT
Utes shouldn't feel bad, in spite of loss
Duke has the stuff, but postseason seems a likelihood for Utah in the future. Read more»
Friday, March 27 2015 11:25 p.m. MDT
Nomadic hoops coach Tony Ingle leads another school to a national title
Former BYU interim basketball coach Tony Ingle, took just one year to take Dalton State (Georgia) to the NAIA National Championship this past week. He'd also be a smart look for Utah Read more»
Saturday, March 28 2015 5:45 p.m. MDT
Enes Kanter a 'bad breaker upper'
What is Enes Kanter's problem? He got what he wanted and both sides are happy, so why insult the Jazz? Who cares — for a night at least it brought a little emotion to the button-down Read more»
Wednesday, April 1 2015 4:45 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

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»
Wednesday, April 1 2015 11:33 p.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 7:00 a.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
Is U.S. turning its back on Israel by forging nuclear deal with Iran?
If we are to remain true to Israel, we must acknowledge Israel’s legitimate stake in the negotiations over Iran’s nuclear program and insist that Tehran and other Arab countries Read more»
Thursday, April 2 2015 12:00 a.m. MDT
Finding a neighborliness of 'old Nauvoo' wherever we live
To many, Nauvoo is a singularly beloved and bittersweet locale. To Illinoisans who have lived for years in this region dubbed "Forgottonia" because of neglect for infrastructure improvements, Read more»
Sunday, March 29 2015 5:09 p.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
Obama's visit to Utah — what happened to all the protesters?
The point here is not to lament the lack of official protests led by elected officials. It is, rather, to point out the hypocrisy of protesters. Read more»
Wednesday, April 1 2015 10:12 p.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»
Tuesday, March 31 2015 11:03 p.m. MDT
Discrimination, tolerance make up a two-way street
Excited protests against Indiana's recently passed religious freedom law have highlighted both America's growing support for same-sex marriage and our apparent incapacity to entertain Read more»
Wednesday, April 1 2015 12:13 a.m. MDT
You can question Harry Reid's politics, but not his LDS faith
As a member of the LDS Church, Sen. Harry Reid, D-Nevada, doesn’t make his religion an issue or emphasize it frequently in a public way. Instead, he seems to see his religion Read more»
Thursday, April 2 2015 12:00 a.m. MDT

Faith

In submission is our salvation
In an age that celebrates liberation, talk of submission can be quite unwelcome. However, while liberation is often good and important, so also, at times, is submissive obedience and Read more»
Friday, April 3 2015 12:36 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
When LDS faith gets physical
In some churches, sacred objects are said to have supernatural powers. My church isn’t one of them. But when I touch an object that’s part of religious history, I know why Read more»
Wednesday, April 15 2015 5:00 a.m. MDT
This Easter, start a plan for knowing Christ better
In the busy, secular world in which we spend our days, a deeper spiritual focus rarely happens without consistent, conscious effort. It doesn’t happen without a plan for coming Read more»
Wednesday, April 1 2015 5:00 a.m. MDT
The power of perspective
The rate at which we take offense, demand happiness, allow envy to rule our actions and turn the cameras on ourselves is all evidence that we are looking at the world not through a Read more»
Thursday, April 9 2015 12:28 p.m. MDT

Family

New Cecil B. DeMille book filled with photos, entertaining anecdotes
A new coffee-table book on Cecil B. DeMille isn’t a biography but rather a photo-filled, anecdotal look at the filmmaker’s career. Read more»
Thursday, April 2 2015 3:45 p.m. MDT
Doug's take: Despite Sparks' recent track record, 'The Longest Ride' is likable
Well, I might be drummed out of the Utah Film Critic Association for this, but I’m man enough to admit that I actually like the new film “The Longest Ride,” based Read more»
Thursday, April 16 2015 5:46 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
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 8:00 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 5:10 p.m. MDT