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Advocate's plea: Please return to Utah Lake
Utah Lake was a big gathering place and resort area for Utahns before falling on hard times. Reed Price is leading an effort to restore the lake to its glory days and change its scummy Read more»
Thursday, Dec. 25 2014 6:40 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
BYU starters lose 3-point range at wrong time in WCC opening loss to Zags
Gonzaga's senior guard Kevin Pangos knocked down a series of huge 3-point shots and BYU's starting players could not answer in the Zags' 87-80 win over BYU in the Marriott Center. Read more»
Saturday, Dec. 27 2014 7:40 p.m. MST
Expect Whittingham and Mendenhall to stick around awhile
Utah's Kyle Whittingham and BYU's Bronco Mendenhall have been mentioned as possible candidates for other college football jobs, but they should be around a few more years. Read more»
Sunday, Dec. 7 2014 10:00 p.m. MST
College football campaign was full of surprises in Beehive State
The 2014 collegiate football campaign was full of surprises — some good, some not so good — for teams in the Beehive State. And, as it turned out, only two teams — Read more»
Saturday, Nov. 29 2014 8:11 p.m. MST
Snowbasin GM wants people to know about 'Utah's best-kept secret'
Snowbasin is one of the country's oldest ski resorts, but to many people it is still "Utah's best kept secret.'' The challenge that new general manager John Loomis is facing is to let Read more»
Thursday, Dec. 18 2014 12:55 p.m. MST

Moneywise

Make the most of a teachable moment
This is an incredible example of a teachable moment, but you two have to be on the same side and treat it with appropriate seriousness. You have to make your daughter understand that Read more»
Tuesday, Dec. 23 2014 12:00 a.m. MST
Little blessings are a big part of a balanced life
I believe it's important to count the little blessings that surround us, and I hope you'll do the same. To help get you started, here are some of the things that have made the "life" Read more»
Tuesday, Dec. 23 2014 8:30 a.m. MST
One solution for air pollution: Big data
Although big data will never replace human innovation or environmental responsibility, it can provide the tools and insight we need to reduce pollution and improve air quality. Read more»
Tuesday, Dec. 16 2014 12:00 a.m. MST

Opinion

Battle must be fought abroad to lessen lone-wolf threat at home
The lone wolf is the new national nightmare, dramatized and amplified this week by the hostage-taking attack in Sydney, Australia. But there are two kinds of lone wolves — the Read more»
Thursday, Dec. 18 2014 11:29 p.m. MST
Being good for goodness sake
A Canadian professor says pushing Santa and the more recent "Elf on the Shelf" ultimately leads children to accepting a surveillance state. Maybe I'm old-fashioned, but I'm not giving Read more»
Thursday, Dec. 18 2014 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
Overcriminalization — National plague that characterizes America
The scandal of mass incarceration is partly produced by the frivolity of the political class, which uses the multiplication of criminal offenses as a form of moral exhibitionism. Read more»
Thursday, Dec. 11 2014 12:00 a.m. MST
Fixing Salt Lake's Pioneer Park — will it work this time?
Back in 1995, the city unveiled a plan to turn the park and surrounding neighborhoods into a “funky, lively, mixed-use urban neighborhood.” Nearly 20 years later, the only Read more»
Wednesday, Dec. 24 2014 12:00 a.m. MST
The people's voices don't count
Last week, Republican members of the Utah Legislature’s Health Reform Task Force voted down Gov. Gary Herbert’s Healthy Utah plan to offer health insurance to 146,000 poor Read more»
Saturday, Dec. 27 2014 5:50 p.m. MST
The Gift of Literacy
Perhaps one of the greatest overlooked gifts we enjoy — one you are using right now — is the gift of literacy. Read more»
Monday, Dec. 22 2014 7:30 a.m. MST
Placing blame for massive 2007 California wildfire
Finding someone to blame became the obsession of state and federal investigators — the U.S. Forest Service and the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (Cal Fire) Read more»
Tuesday, Dec. 16 2014 11:35 p.m. MST
Sometimes, only the police can make things right
It's easy to get carried away when law enforcement interactions go wrong. But that's not what usually happens, and it's a mistake to engage in an us-or-them war. We need them and usually Read more»
Tuesday, Dec. 16 2014 4:00 p.m. MST
The Christmas Truce of 1914 — lessons for today
One hundred years ago, soldiers from opposing armies climbed out of trenches and exchanged Christmas greetings. Unlike the soldiers in the Christmas Truce, we should make the spirit Read more»
Wednesday, Dec. 24 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 12:05 a.m. MST
Definition of the family put on hold at United Nations
“Our action or inaction on the family in the United Nations will be one of the rare occasions when the world will be really watching,” stated Ambassador Dapkiunas of Belarus. Read more»
Wednesday, Dec. 17 2014 12:00 a.m. MST

Faith

LDS bridal showers are out of control
Have you found yourself at a bridal shower that feels a little "sleazy?" Here's some advice! Read more»
Monday, Dec. 15 2014 7:59 p.m. MST
He was the son of God, and 'one of us'
The remarkable thing about Christmas is that the second member of the Godhead became a vulnerable baby, just as we all did. And he did it for us. We should marvel not just at this Read more»
Thursday, Dec. 25 2014 5:00 a.m. MST
My friend David is Christian, sober and homeless
The story of the homeless man or woman you see every day might just surprise you. Read more»
Wednesday, Dec. 24 2014 2:50 p.m. MST
Exploring my Yuletide tribal ties
As many know, the cold, high country of northern Arizona is a hotbed of Mormon history. I was there Sunday, looking to attend an LDS Christmas program. And I had options galore. I Read more»
Wednesday, Dec. 24 2014 5:00 a.m. MST
Jesus Christ is the solution
An unplanned WWI truce demonstrates the power of the gospel of Jesus Christ to bring peace to a world torn by strife and hatred. Soliders' letters detail a Christmas where the Spirit Read more»
Sunday, Dec. 21 2014 5:00 a.m. MST
In the world but not of the world — one of the Savior's gifts
The world overwhelms us with enticements, but the Lord holds out the sweet assurance of true gifts if we will forsake the world and follow him. Read more»
Saturday, Dec. 20 2014 8:40 a.m. MST
Coming to the throne of grace
Christmas is a season of grace, a time to reckon with ourselves and with others, boldly forgiving, boldly asking forgiveness and remembering that the Giver of good gifts made it all Read more»
Wednesday, Dec. 17 2014 5:00 a.m. MST

Family

Christmas cards in all shapes and sizes celebrate life's boring moments
I love Christmas cards, but I'm not good at sending them. That's going to change this year. Read more»
Saturday, Dec. 27 2014 3:00 p.m. MST
More than ever, 2014 was a Comic Con year at the movies
More than ever before, the biggest hit movies of 2014 were made for Comic Con fans. Read more»
Friday, Dec. 26 2014 10:00 a.m. MST
Inane toys you won't find under my tree this year
Retailers are pushing another batch of mind-numbing products this year that top the worst toys for 2014. Read more»
Monday, Dec. 22 2014 3:50 p.m. MST
Treat a tip as a silent means to show generosity
Society is ripped by the gulf between the haves and the have-nots. There is also a chasm between the gives and the give-nots. So when you get the bill, ask yourself the question, who Read more»
Monday, Dec. 1 2014 4:50 p.m. MST
Sharing new 'recipes' for parenting, marriage and work-life challenges
We'd like to introduce you to our simple, free YouTube channel that shares short, no-nonsense ideas for raising responsible kids in this increasingly irresponsible world. Read more»
Tuesday, Dec. 23 2014 5:16 p.m. MST
The year we stole a Christmas tree and other tales of Christmas
It’s evident adapting to change has characterized our family traditions through the years. With our ever-growing family and even trading off Christmas and Thanksgiving with in-laws, Read more»
Wednesday, Dec. 17 2014 6:12 p.m. MST
Hope for parents of tough-to-live-with kids
Here, we offer a holiday gift of hope to those parents who can only imagine coal in the stocking of their tough-to-live-with progeny. Read more»
Saturday, Dec. 13 2014 6:00 a.m. MST
Giant rubber-band war leads to important insight for Congress
It started in the home with a war. It has lead to a peaceful idea that could stop the mess going on in Washington, D.C. — and create a new one. Read more»
Saturday, Dec. 13 2014 7:00 a.m. MST