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Her curriculum is out of this world: teacher trains to be astronaut over summer vacation
Elementary school teacher Tami Pandoff spent her summer vacation learning to be an astronaut at space camp in Huntsville, Alabama. Read more»
Monday, Aug. 29 2016 12:05 a.m. MDT

Sports

Protests, including those like Kaepernick's, are among the freedoms America must value
It was a question from a journalist from Great Britain that got me thinking about how I honor the flag, and whether vilifying those who choose differently stifles necessary discussions. Read more»
Sunday, Aug. 28 2016 7:10 p.m. MDT
Expect another close call for Utes in 2016
Favorable home schedule will put Utah in the running again for the Pac-12 South championship; but UCLA also has some breaks. Read more»
Saturday, Aug. 27 2016 9:20 p.m. MDT
Hill starting with Mangum looking over his shoulder looms big for BYU's Ty Detmer
It's a situation many a college coach would covet. The announcement that fifth-year senior Taysom Hill is BYU's starter with Tanner Mangum not taking a redshirt is an intriguing start Read more»
Wednesday, Aug. 24 2016 6:45 p.m. MDT
New documentary takes on the NCAA
By exposing rampant hypocrisy and exploitation, "The Business of Amateurs" — a new documentary — hopes to do to the NCAA what "Blackfish" did to Sea World. Read more»
Thursday, Aug. 25 2016 9:09 p.m. MDT
Why you should try a group fitness class
While the kids are getting ready to go back to school, this is a great time for adults to go back to class, too. Here are a few reasons why you should give group fitness classes a Read more»
Sunday, Sept. 4 2016 7:05 p.m. MDT
Fearless forecast on how Big Five teams will finish this year
Making sports predictions is always risky business because you're usually setting yourself up to look like a fool. Regardless of that very likely outcome, here's a fearless forecast Read more»
Saturday, Aug. 27 2016 7:30 p.m. MDT

Moneywise

Paying cash doesn't make it smart
I wouldn’t buy a tiny house at all. Paying cash for something like that might make the mover smarter, but that still doesn’t mean it’s a smart choice. Read more»
Tuesday, Aug. 30 2016 3:26 p.m. MDT
How the impact of our community and technical colleges can be magnified
As the stream of graduates walked across the stage, I was caught off guard by the depth of emotion I felt as I witnessed the conspicuous enthusiasm and sense of accomplishment the families Read more»
Wednesday, Aug. 24 2016 6:25 p.m. MDT

Opinion

Clinton scandals are sprawling, multilayered, complex things
Why did she have a private server in the first place? She obviously lied about the purpose. It wasn't convenience. It was concealment. What exactly was she hiding? Read more»
Sunday, Aug. 28 2016 12:05 a.m. MDT
EpiPens and drug company monopolies
On its website, Mylan, a large generic drug manufacturer, lauds itself as a company with “A History of Doing What’s Right." I almost laughed when I read those words. Read more»
Thursday, Aug. 25 2016 12:10 a.m. MDT
Opening the debates up to Gary Johnson and Bill Weld
As I’ve had a chance to work with Gary Johnson and Bill Weld over the past several months, I’ve observed Gary's humility and frugality, and how well-suited his character Read more»
Friday, Sept. 16 2016 11:55 a.m. MDT
What would a Clinton or Trump presidency be like?
A friend who follows the X-Men movies suggests the shape-shifting character Mystique was patterned after Trump, or maybe vice versa. We really have no idea who Trump is or how he would Read more»
Sunday, Aug. 28 2016 12:05 a.m. MDT
A 'slush fund' by any other name
Because truth in labeling laws are among the laws from which Washington feels exempt, the titles of congressional legislation often take liberties with the facts. The Stop Settlement Read more»
Thursday, Sept. 1 2016 12:00 a.m. MDT
Italy's quake should make us think more about the one that will hit here
The main water line for Salt Lake City crosses over a fault line 19 times. How prepared are we? Read more»
Thursday, Aug. 25 2016 12:15 a.m. MDT
Stop payment on education
Public education remains in chaos — lawmakers keep adding more laws, and teachers keep leaving because of the oppressive conditions. Read more»
Saturday, Aug. 27 2016 12:00 a.m. MDT
The best of times and the worst of times
Sometimes it seems to me that our country has not progressed at all in this decade. Have we given up on each other? Taken steps backwards? Read more»
Tuesday, Aug. 30 2016 12:10 a.m. MDT
A nice column about Trump
Everything in Trump World changed. Not only did Trump's campaign chairman Paul Manafort resign, but Trump hired a woman, Kellyanne Conway, to become his new campaign manager. And: He Read more»
Sunday, Aug. 28 2016 12:05 a.m. MDT
100 deadliest days are over, but that leaves another 265 until next Memorial Day rolls around
The period between Memorial Day and Labor Day has been called the "100 deadliest days," but the danger doesn't pass with Labor Day. In the north, winter is fraught with delight and Read more»
Wednesday, Sept. 7 2016 12:00 a.m. MDT
Don't vote for Supreme Court justice
If Hillary Clinton is elected, she will be able to nominate, but she won’t be able to automatically appoint. If Republicans retain control of the Senate, they will reject a nominee Read more»
Wednesday, Aug. 31 2016 12:10 a.m. MDT

Faith

My relationship isn't working; should I try harder?
This reader wonders if her relationship isn't working, or if she just needs to try harder. Asks Angela for advice. Read more»
Monday, Aug. 29 2016 5:00 a.m. MDT
Responding religiously to the challenge of human evil
In this life, anyway, we may not have a neat explanation for evil and pain. Nonetheless, religious faith — and Christian faith in particular — has important things to say Read more»
Thursday, Aug. 25 2016 5:00 a.m. MDT
Why I'm relishing the newborn chaos
I had forgotten the constancy of a newborn baby. These little ones come into your life and take over time and space. And now that I’m back in baby mode, all I can think is, “Oh, Read more»
Monday, Aug. 29 2016 5:00 a.m. MDT
Young Women president who died in Idaho had eye for big moments
On Aug. 18, a Young Women's leader from West Jordan died in a river rafting accident on Idaho’s Snake River. She was the president of the West Jordan 27th ward's Young Women's Read more»
Thursday, Aug. 25 2016 11:25 a.m. MDT
Joel Johnson's hymn is one in 100 million
Penning 1,000 poems shows dedication and perseverance. Penning one hymn text that resonates with the world and grows in popularity a century after you're gone takes a special kind of Read more»
Wednesday, Aug. 31 2016 5:00 a.m. MDT
The need to reach out, share the gospel and preach repentance
Frequently in scripture the Lord commissions his disciples to preach repentance. What does the Lord mean and what is our duty in this regard as members of his church? Read more»
Friday, Sept. 2 2016 5:00 a.m. MDT
Falling in step with autumn
More than January, September is a time of new beginnings, of pencil shavings and pink erasers. Read more»
Wednesday, Sept. 7 2016 5:00 a.m. MDT

Family

‘The Man Who Knew Infinity’ is on Blu-ray and DVD this week
One of the year’s best films, “The Man Who Knew Infinity,” is on Blu-ray and DVD this week. Read more»
Thursday, Aug. 25 2016 4:40 p.m. MDT
Did I get my love of poetry from you, grandma?
If my grandmother Fleeta were alive today, I would ask her who wrote that poem, "To my son," and why she hung it on her wall. In the meantime, I have a poem of my own, and I know exactly Read more»
Tuesday, Aug. 30 2016 10:55 a.m. MDT
Top parenting ideas, No. 10 — A secret code for better family communication
All parents know how important communication and discipline are within their family, but few seem to manage the clear, calm effectiveness they desire. Read more»
Tuesday, Sept. 6 2016 4:35 p.m. MDT