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Exposing the dictatorship in our backyard
Through a book, a movie and 11 years of dogged pursuit, private investigator Sam Brower refuses to let FLDS leader and convicted felon Warren Jeffs out of his sights. Read more»
Monday, June 8 2015 12:38 a.m. MDT

Sports

Wahsatch Steeplechase provides runners with unique challenges and rewards
In its 36th running, about 300 people participated in the Wahsatch Steeplechase, one of the oldest trail races in Utah. Participants ranged in age from 15 to 68 years old. Read more»
Saturday, June 13 2015 10:00 p.m. MDT
Haws family has worldview on Tyler's pro prospects
Former Cougar could well follow the path of his father to foreign lands. Marty Haws says there is much to be said for that. Read more»
Monday, June 1 2015 7:00 p.m. MDT
Larry Krystkowiak chimes in on proposed tweaks to NCAA hoop rules
Utah's basketball coach has no issues with shortening the shot clock and if it were up to him, he'd implement the sixth-foul rule for the regular season, but not postseason play. Read more»
Monday, June 1 2015 7:53 p.m. MDT
Utah a hotbed for PGA Tour golfers?
Four native Utahns rank among the top 85 money winners on the PGA Tour. The last time Utahns made that kind of showing on the Tour was ... never. Read more»
Thursday, June 4 2015 5:10 p.m. MDT
My reason to run is just to run
Eight years ago this month I started running, and I haven't looked back. While I may be doing the same thing I was then, I'm a different girl now with different reasons to run. Read more»
Sunday, June 7 2015 8:18 p.m. MDT
Questions on the U.S. Open, Utah Jazz, Bryce Harper and more
Mike Sorensen expounds on Utahns in the U.S. Open, the NBA playoffs and all the players the Utah Jazz are bringing in for a look. Read more»
Sunday, June 14 2015 10:29 p.m. MDT
Pioneer League is the first, fun stop on players' way to "The Show"
The Pioneer League won't ever be mistaken for the Pacific Coast League. But while PCL players are one call-up away from "The Show," the Pioneer League serves as the first stepping stone Read more»
Saturday, June 20 2015 9:17 p.m. MDT

Moneywise

The long-term effects of declaring bankruptcy
I recommend people do everything they can to avoid bankruptcy. It’s not an easy do-over; it’s a last-resort kind of thing. And in the vast majority of situations, it’s Read more»
Tuesday, June 2 2015 5:00 a.m. MDT
It's time, again, to leave my comfort zone
It was in September 2011 that I made a huge leap of faith. After 20 years as a professional journalist, I left the comfort of my full-time newspaper career to start a new job managing Read more»
Tuesday, June 2 2015 5:00 a.m. MDT
A new chapter of US-Cuban trade relations
The opening of U.S.–Cuban relations could significantly improve human rights in Cuba and the economies of both countries — creating new jobs, boosting U.S. exports and reducing Read more»
Tuesday, June 2 2015 5:00 a.m. MDT

Opinion

Lessons from Pac-Man: Current health care system is unsustainable
Runaway health care costs are eating through the budgets of individuals, families, employers and governments, like a turbo-charged Pac-Man plowing through barriers, consuming everything Read more»
Thursday, June 4 2015 12:00 a.m. MDT
Innovation debate between rival visions promotes progress and useful arts
Instead of being divided by political party or even squarely by industry, two current congressional measures on patents and copyrights pit one view of "innovation" against another. Read more»
Sunday, June 14 2015 12:00 a.m. MDT
For springtime, we stop to smell the political roses
Koch brothers' involvement in Medicaid expansion proves Utah has national impact; Mike Lee's new "snooping" law has effect on Utah voters; and Mayor Ralph Becker may have a serious Read more»
Sunday, June 7 2015 12:18 a.m. MDT
Utah still has a homeless problem
As far as the rest of the nation is concerned, Salt Lake City has solved its homeless problem. That's not true. Read more»
Wednesday, June 3 2015 10:13 a.m. MDT
Ending sexual harassment requires leadership
Three female police officers should be commended for their commitment for trying to make their police department free of discrimination, where all employees are able to contribute. Read more»
Saturday, June 6 2015 12:00 a.m. MDT
How family fragmentation impacts poverty in America
In the last 50 years, family structures have changed dramatically. Just half a century ago, 75 percent of children lived in a home with two married parents in their first marriage. Read more»
Monday, June 8 2015 7:30 a.m. MDT
Unimaginable, inhumane act results in a time to grieve
Unspeakable, unimaginable, incomprehensible and unthinkable are the words we've heard and used to describe the horrific murders of nine African-Americans as they prayed in a Charleston, Read more»
Sunday, June 21 2015 10:55 a.m. MDT
Why summertime is an especially risky season for children
I almost drowned when I was a kid because it was a simple break in routine for the woman watching me. I have probably, in turn, done things that put others in danger. Experts say there Read more»
Tuesday, June 2 2015 8:45 a.m. MDT
Unforeseen successes, failures remind us we're not in control
The experiences I recently had in one day reminded me that, despite our best efforts, we are not in complete control. In the midst of our daily cares, this reminder is essential. Read more»
Wednesday, June 3 2015 12:00 a.m. MDT

Faith

Should I serve alcohol at my wedding reception?
I'm having a wedding reception where those who are not members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will be in attendance. Should I serve alcohol to accommodate what they're Read more»
Monday, June 8 2015 10:40 a.m. MDT
Six evangelical 'convictions' and Latter-day Saints
How does Mormonism compare to a basic checklist of fundamental evangelical Protestant beliefs? Here's a quick and preliminary look. Read more»
Thursday, June 4 2015 6:24 p.m. MDT
Unusual family history experience links the living and the dead
Abby Hanson, a native of Ghana, is at the center of one of the most inspiring family history stories you’ll ever hear. Read more»
Friday, June 19 2015 5:05 a.m. MDT
In the modern world, there's scant room for magic
I’m not sure when people started talking about “magical thinking.” When I was in college, I don’t remember the term coming up. Now it’s everywhere. Read more»
Saturday, June 20 2015 5:00 a.m. MDT
The law of the fast is a way of life
The command to fast is not something we are to do once a month for a 24-hour period of time, often accompanied by a financial donation. As stated in Isaiah 58, it is a lifestyle requiring Read more»
Wednesday, June 17 2015 3:31 p.m. MDT
Elder L. Tom Perry: An extraordinary friend and family mentor
Behind his management expertise and his big voice and smile were a deep humility, a gift for listening, a willingness to give the credit to others and the kind of meekness that will Read more»
Wednesday, June 3 2015 12:16 p.m. MDT
Is there an angel on your shoulder?
David Bradford wrote, “What did cause me to wait more than normal? Was it just chance? Was I daydreaming at the wheel? Or was there a higher power involved? Do I have a guardian Read more»
Wednesday, June 3 2015 10:00 p.m. MDT
When charity faileth during church classes
While the most important work of the Relief Society occurs within homes in our communities, our Sunday meetings should also be a place where charity never faileth. Read more»
Thursday, June 4 2015 5:00 a.m. MDT
Elder L. Tom Perry 'was always so good to me'
I first met Elder Perry while in San Diego for the 1980 Holiday Bowl as an 18-year-old freshman. Frankly, I didn’t know who he was – which tells you all you need to know Read more»
Thursday, June 4 2015 7:10 p.m. MDT

Family

'San Andreas' is tough to believe
If you’re looking for motivation to start participating in your neighborhood’s earthquake drills and to finally assemble your 72-hour emergency kit, simply purchase tickets Read more»
Thursday, June 4 2015 8:40 p.m. MDT
Columnist handles explosive substance in public; no injuries reported
Do you know anyone who can open a mustard packet without something bad happening? I have a justifiable fear of packet backfire. Read more»
Friday, June 12 2015 8:12 p.m. MDT
Time lends age-old perspective on childhood memories
One short moment changed my perspective on my most famous childhood memory. Read more»
Tuesday, June 9 2015 7:10 p.m. MDT
Beyond granite: What kind of home are you building?
I got lost in the details of building a new house until I refocused on what kind of home I want for my family. Read more»
Tuesday, June 9 2015 6:50 p.m. MDT
Essential tools for raising boys in troubling times
Boys continue to fall behind, both in school and society. Here are eight tools to help raise your boys to be men. Read more»
Tuesday, June 2 2015 4:35 p.m. MDT