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Leon Peterson, Utah's patron saint of musicians
Leon Peterson, a semi-retired developer, spends thousands of dollars each month to support a cadre of musicians — violinists, cellists, sopranos, baritones, pianists — simply Read more»
Sunday, Jan. 4 2015 11:35 p.m. MST
Jen Seelig came to Utah and made history
The Utah House's first female minority leader is retiring after eight years of service. Read more»
Sunday, Dec. 28 2014 9:47 p.m. MST

Sports

South Jordan mom eyes Boston Marathon despite debilitating disease
When Jodi Pettit was 19, she was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis and was told she shouldn't have children and would likely be confined to a wheelchair within 10 years. Now, 17 years Read more»
Sunday, Dec. 28 2014 8:30 p.m. MST
Silence is the wrong approach for Ute controversy
There have been some embarrassing incidents in Utah football history. This ranks among them. Read more»
Sunday, Dec. 28 2014 9:00 p.m. MST
Wishing 2015 proves more productive for QB trio of USU's Keeton, BYU's Hill, Utah's Wilson
The year past was not kind to the quarterbacks of Utah's major university football programs. Here's a wish that 2015 will deliver more big plays from these elite athletes. Read more»
Wednesday, Dec. 31 2014 12:47 p.m. MST
Utah runners lose with the loss of the Park City Marathon
The Park City Marathon was notorious for its tough terrain, but as big as the challenge was, the reward was even greater. With its cancellation, Utah runners have lost out. Read more»
Thursday, Jan. 8 2015 11:10 p.m. MST

Moneywise

Don't cut back on insurance with teen drivers
There’s a reason insurance rates are so high for teens. It’s called statistical analysis of their driving ability. They’re not good drivers! Read more»
Tuesday, Jan. 6 2015 1:30 p.m. MST
Survey sheds light on work-life balance resolutions
Few people are successful in achieving their New Year's resolutions. But a recent survey indicates that changes in how they approach their jobs might help some people with their work-life Read more»
Tuesday, Jan. 6 2015 8:00 a.m. MST
Environmental costs, economic benefits of hydraulic fracturing
On its journey toward increased reliance on renewable energy, the United States has taken an unlikely detour back to traditional oil and natural gas production. "Fracking" has become Read more»
Monday, Jan. 12 2015 12:00 a.m. MST

Opinion

Obama’s nylon strategy with Cuba hasn’t yielded victory just yet
Obama seems to believe that the one-way deal was win-win. A famous victory — the Cuba issue is now behind us. A breakthrough. Indeed it is. You know how to achieve a breakthrough Read more»
Thursday, Jan. 1 2015 7:49 p.m. MST
No double-dipping return for state retirees
A proposed House bill could cost Utah taxpayers hundreds of millions of dollars should a few thousand state retirees be allowed to "double dip" — to retire early and draw a pension Read more»
Thursday, Jan. 8 2015 12:00 a.m. MST
Our year-end Utah politico awards for 2014
News outlets are sharing their year-end lists and awards. Not to be outdone, we join this great American endeavor and in our last column of the year offer a list of mostly positive Read more»
Sunday, Dec. 28 2014 5:22 p.m. MST
History shows how human behavior changes along with climate
Human behavior did not cause this climate change. Instead, climate warming caused behavioral change (10 million mouths to feed became 30 million). Read more»
Wednesday, Jan. 7 2015 10:18 p.m. MST
NBA's fight for legal wagering on games is a bad idea
The fear isn’t so much that professional sports games would be rigged; it is that the fundamental nature of the fan experience would change. Read more»
Wednesday, Dec. 31 2014 9:31 p.m. MST
Prison is little-town thinking
The Legislature's prison relocation effort is like the leaders of a little town located at the bottom of a hill. A long, winding road on the hill resulted in many accidents. Their solution Read more»
Saturday, Jan. 3 2015 12:00 a.m. MST
Can Congress and president get along this year?
U.S. politicians in the House of Representatives, the Senate and the White House should take a page out of the book of peace negotiation theory and try to find more policies to agree Read more»
Monday, Dec. 29 2014 4:07 p.m. MST
Sony hack and ‘The Interview’: 2014’s perfect comic metaphor
What is needed ... is a superhero to restore truth, justice and the American Way — a comic-book hero for our comic-book times. Read more»
Wednesday, Dec. 31 2014 10:20 p.m. MST
New Congress, new opportunity to behave like statesmen, serve America
The seating of any new Congress provides an opportunity to change the tone of the national discussion and promote the wellbeing of the entire country. Too often, party politics on both Read more»
Tuesday, Jan. 6 2015 12:00 a.m. MST
Recognizing a rare quality — political courage
Here are several influential individuals who should be recognized for their achievements, particularly when those contributions demonstrated a rare quality: political courage. Read more»
Wednesday, Dec. 31 2014 12:00 a.m. MST
Finally, good possibilities with Cuba
The devil is always in the details, but if we act wisely, it is possible that America can use this moment to make good things happen in our relationship with Cuba. Read more»
Monday, Dec. 29 2014 12:00 a.m. MST
U.N. plans to transform all lives in next 15 years
The secretary-general of the United Nations issued a universal call to action to transform our world beyond 2015. Read more»
Wednesday, Jan. 14 2015 2:10 p.m. MST
Lone Peak High teacher uses calculus to teach about life
Craig Smith has seen a 777 percent increase in the pass rate in calculus at Lone Peak High School since he started teaching the subject in 2007. He says the subject is "a microcosm Read more»
Sunday, Jan. 18 2015 12:00 a.m. MST

Faith

Student loan debt and marriage
He says her college debt is too much; considers ending the relationship. Angela offers advice. Read more»
Monday, Jan. 19 2015 8:00 a.m. MST
New year a time for looking both backward and forward
The beginning of January, named after a Roman deity who looked both ways, has long been an occasion for reflection and resolution. This is as it should be, and is entirely in the spirit Read more»
Thursday, Jan. 1 2015 4:00 a.m. MST
Returned LDS missionary talks about mental illness and early release
Logan Groll of Winchester, Virginia, is on a new kind of mission. He wants to help other LDS missionaries who've returned home early for health reasons find peace. Read more»
Wednesday, Jan. 7 2015 6:18 p.m. MST
Gospel truth blooms where it will bloom
As Mormons, we have a fondness for saying, “Bring the good you already have and we will add to it.” We’re more cautious about saying “Bring the good you already Read more»
Thursday, Jan. 22 2015 1:10 a.m. MST
A 'Come, Follow Me' quest to answer questions
While we are entering the third year of implementation of the “Come, Follow Me” online curriculum, it doesn’t mean Sundays in 2015 will be business as usual. Read more»
Sunday, Jan. 4 2015 5:00 a.m. MST

Family

R ratings dominated movies once again in 2014
More R-rated movies were released in 2014 than any other ratings, though films with PG-13 ratings came close. Read more»
Thursday, Jan. 1 2015 3:00 p.m. MST
'Unbroken' shortchanges Louis Zamperini's life story
I loved the book “Unbroken,” written by Laura Hillenbrand. As for the movie directed by Angelina Jolie? Well, that’s a different story. Read more»
Friday, Jan. 9 2015 12:00 a.m. MST
Grandpa's gesture comes in handy after all of these years
My path along motherhood is full of mistakes — but I'd like for my kids not to remember any of them. Read more»
Tuesday, Jan. 13 2015 5:05 p.m. MST
My top 5 resolutions for 2015
My mommy resolutions for 2015 are simple, but will have a huge impact on my relationship with my children and with myself. Read more»
Tuesday, Dec. 30 2014 8:50 a.m. MST
What if we were our own traffic cops?
What if when we were speeding and didn’t get caught, we sent a check to the city magistrate? The next time we see the flashing lights of the police in our rearview mirrors, we Read more»
Tuesday, Jan. 6 2015 6:15 p.m. MST
A logical diet that works and lasts
If shedding a few pounds is one of your New Year’s resolutions, forget the typical, quick-fix fad diets that make you feel terrible and that produce results that never seem to Read more»
Wednesday, Jan. 7 2015 9:45 a.m. MST
If you found the fountain of youth, would you really take a drink?
My husband Grit asked me one day: “Why do you think we need to grow old? Why can’t we get to a certain age, keep our hair and vigor and then one day just pop off? Read more»
Wednesday, Jan. 7 2015 6:49 p.m. MST
Use the George Costanza, fat-wallet approach to better yourself in 2015
Do you see no point in setting New Year's resolutions? Here are some new ideas to bring the joy back into the annual process. Read more»
Friday, Jan. 2 2015 9:40 p.m. MST
The good game: video games that grow our kids
We've been maligning video games for years. But what if the gaming industry offers our kids ways to increase empathy, connect with the larger world and effect global change? Read more»
Tuesday, Jan. 27 2015 8:38 p.m. MST