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Big names — and bigger stories — revealed at RootsTech 2015 conference
As a newbie to family history research, I felt a little intimidated attending the world's largest genealogical conference. But Laura Bush put me at ease. Read more»
Tuesday, Feb. 17 2015 6:01 p.m. MST
Managing a delicate balance
From bats to pikas and otters, Kim Hersey has used helicopters, canoes and snowshoes to oversee the welfare of Utah's non-game mammals for the Division of Wildlife Resources. Read more»
Saturday, Feb. 28 2015 7:25 p.m. MST
Clayton and Katy Pratt are off the grid and on a roll
From the seats of a tandem bicycle, Clayton and Katy Pratt are seeing the world the slow way. Read more»
Monday, Feb. 23 2015 12:52 a.m. MST
Private sector could lead the charge in improving Utah’s air quality
Tier 3 vehicles and fuel could decrease Utah’s pollution by 40 percent. Tier 3 vehicles are $87 more expensive; Tier 3 fuel is only 1-4 cents more per gallon. Nothing else we Read more»
Monday, Feb. 9 2015 6:05 p.m. MST

Sports

Friends don't just make tough times tolerable — they are the secret to finding true joy
Running the Utah Indoor Marathon on Saturday helped me realize that friends don't just help you through tough times. They're the key to life's most magical moments. Read more»
Sunday, Feb. 15 2015 6:55 p.m. MST
Utes will grow in spite of loss
With tournament time coming, Saturday's game was a good primer. Read more»
Saturday, Feb. 28 2015 11:20 p.m. MST
Utes, Cougars take center stage for big games Saturday against ’Cats, Zags
In Salt Lake City and Spokane, the Utes and Cougars will be on center stage with some huge basketball on Saturday. Utes' outcome could decide the No. 1 seed in the West for the NCAA Read more»
Friday, Feb. 27 2015 4:42 p.m. MST
To the woman in the back row of class
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Tuesday, Feb. 17 2015 2:40 p.m. MST
Ogden High trying to tackle tough issues facing football program's future
Ogden High's football program has fallen on awfully tough times over the last couple of decades and, faced with the prospect of playing in a juggernaut 4A region next year, is contemplating Read more»
Sunday, Feb. 8 2015 12:08 a.m. MST

Moneywise

Have emergency fund before investing
I recommend that people put off or stop investing until they are debt-free, except for their home, and have an emergency fund of three to six months of expenses in place. Read more»
Tuesday, Feb. 24 2015 7:00 a.m. MST
Is better love life another benefit of flexible work options?
According to a new survey, the benefits of telecommuting may go well beyond its effects on a person's work. In fact, most respondents said a flexible schedule would help their family Read more»
Tuesday, Feb. 24 2015 7:00 a.m. MST

Opinion

Republicans should abolish filibuster now, challenge president
For now, go for the doable. Abolish the filibuster and challenge the president. And when asked, "How can you do such a thing?" tell them to ask Harry Reid. Read more»
Sunday, Feb. 22 2015 12:00 a.m. MST
In order to confront Islamic State group, we need to understand and confront 'radical' Islam
We won’t be successful in fighting the Islamic State group by pretending that radical Islam doesn’t really exist and that we can break its catastrophic momentum by focusing Read more»
Thursday, Feb. 26 2015 12:00 a.m. MST
Legislative midpoint: How are they doing so far?
The Legislature hit the halfway point last week. So how are lawmakers doing so far? We provide the questions we hear the most ... and our varnished, subjective answers. Read more»
Sunday, Feb. 22 2015 12:07 a.m. MST
Republican governor hopes to reverse course in Illinois
An Illinois governor (Adlai Stevenson) once said, "Cleanliness is next to godliness, except in the Illinois Legislature, where it is next to impossible." Read more»
Wednesday, Feb. 25 2015 7:43 p.m. MST
Don't turn prison relocation decision over to a small group
The people’s representatives must decide prison relocation squarely and convincingly, and perhaps to their own political peril. Read more»
Thursday, Feb. 26 2015 12:35 p.m. MST
Avengers save the day: Innovative groups teach youths financial wellness
What do superheroes and mentors, financial calculators and online courses have in common? Read more»
Tuesday, Feb. 24 2015 9:40 a.m. MST
Republican candidates need smarter questions than whether or not president loves America
Now, in the litmus test du jour, Republican presidential candidates are being forced to indicate whether they agree with Giuliani and also whether they believe President Obama is a Read more»
Tuesday, Feb. 24 2015 10:31 p.m. MST
Reading for pleasure? Buried school kids can't fathom the concept
Over the summer, my youngest daughter will consume a number of books for the joy of reading. But during the school year, she's more apt to be nearly copying textbooks by hand as part Read more»
Tuesday, Feb. 17 2015 12:00 a.m. MST
Utah floundering in low voter turnout, but House declines bill to look at causes, solutions
House Bill 200 was to commission a panel to study why voter turnout in Utah has declined so precipitously in the past 50 years. The House voted down the proposal, hindering understanding Read more»
Wednesday, Feb. 25 2015 12:00 a.m. MST
Are Republican congressional leaders capable of governing?
Enjoying a rare majority, Republican congressional leaders should enact their programs bit by bit, settling for a little here and a little there — demonstrating to voters that Read more»
Monday, Feb. 23 2015 8:09 a.m. MST

Faith

Do I need to tell my new girlfriend I was engaged before?
A reader asks Angela if he needs to disclose certain information about his previous relationships. Angela answers. Read more»
Monday, Feb. 2 2015 5:00 a.m. MST
Even in science, faith isn't optional
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Thursday, Feb. 26 2015 4:32 p.m. MST
Lowe’s manager doesn’t give a hoot how old you are
How a trip to a Lowe's in Woodstock, Virginia, taught father and son that every customer matters, every item is worth finding, and no one should give a hoot how old you are. Read more»
Saturday, Feb. 28 2015 10:37 p.m. MST
Dirty Harry nailed it: 'A man's got to know his limitations'
People of faith produce an eye-popping amount of service and charitable funds for the world. Yet no matter how much we do, we feel ashamed we don't do more. Read more»
Saturday, Feb. 28 2015 5:00 a.m. MST
'Unbroken' and the Savior's capacity to heal
The core of "Unbroken," by Laura Hillenbrand, was the transformation in Louis Zamperini's life as he experienced the healing power of Jesus Christ's Atonement. The movie briefly mentions Read more»
Sunday, Feb. 1 2015 5:00 a.m. MST
Hoping for one more conversation
We’re way beyond telephones hooked to the wall and run by operators, so the song “Hello Central, Give Me Heaven” got me thinking, wouldn’t it be the best if Read more»
Wednesday, Feb. 18 2015 6:15 p.m. MST
What happened to the brothers of the Prophet Joseph Smith?
Joseph Smith Jr. had five brothers who lived to adulthood and each made a contribution to the work, and each had a unique relationship with their prophet-brother. What was each one Read more»
Sunday, Feb. 22 2015 5:00 a.m. MST

Family

'McFarland, USA' is a movie Disney should be proud of
This is a film Walt Disney would be proud to have his name on. Based on a true story, "McFarland, USA" is truly inspirational. Read more»
Friday, Feb. 27 2015 12:00 a.m. MST
Why I vaccinate my children, and hope other parents do, too
Vaccination is part of our social responsibility, and those who choose not to vaccinate are putting all of us at risk. Read more»
Tuesday, Feb. 24 2015 6:55 p.m. MST
Bringing home measles instead of Mickey Mouse ears
Measles is a potentially fatal viral infection. It is not what most visitors to Disneyland expect to bring home. Mouse ears and tired feet are the usual fruits of the "happiest place Read more»
Monday, Feb. 16 2015 4:00 p.m. MST
The incalculable blessing of having someone you love more than yourself
Someone who is always seeking his own happiness seldom finds it. But someone who is genuinely trying to make his or her spouse happy usually succeeds. Read more»
Tuesday, Feb. 24 2015 10:35 p.m. MST
Columnist discovers that old people have lightning bolts in their eyes
Did you know that when you are old you will probably have lightening bolts in your eyes? How come you never told me that? Read more»
Friday, Feb. 13 2015 6:35 p.m. MST
Valentine's Day, Valentine play
More than a day for fancy cards and roses, Valentine’s Day reminds us that love extends beyond a single act. Read more»
Wednesday, Feb. 11 2015 5:00 a.m. MST