He never yelled, but he sure did manage
Managing editor Rick Hall, the longtime steadying influence at the Deseret News and the nicest guy we know, is retiring. Read more»
Sunday, Aug. 2 2015 8:09 p.m. MDT


Bairgutsman offers challenges that remind us that life is beautiful
Crazy Bob's Bairgutsman is a mountain memorial race that offers participants the chance to challenge themselves in ways few events can. Read more»
Sunday, Aug. 2 2015 10:10 p.m. MDT
NFL gets female coach; why the wait?
If men can't play for a woman, it's their problem, not the coach's. Read more»
Thursday, July 30 2015 3:41 p.m. MDT
Big 12 expansion talk (ahem, BYU) a fun, cool topic this July
For the first time since the inaugural College Football Playoff, Big 12 expansion talk has ballooned during the month of July. This time there's news that a committee has been appointed Read more»
Wednesday, July 29 2015 5:00 p.m. MDT
Former SLC engineer gets paid by MLB to do that?!
Utah man quits his job in Utah and moves to Taiwan, then convinces Major League Baseball teams to hire him as a scout in that part of the world. Read more»
Thursday, July 30 2015 6:08 a.m. MDT
Cross-training is a great help for runners
Incorporating cross-training into any running routine will make your running stronger. Read more»
Sunday, Aug. 2 2015 7:30 p.m. MDT
Utah's Perrins is one of the world's greatest athletes you never heard of
Northern Utah resident Chris Perrins earns a second-place finish in the women's masters division Reebok CrossFit Games in California, where many of the world's most physically fit athletes Read more»
Saturday, Aug. 1 2015 10:24 p.m. MDT


There's no such thing as a good credit card
In my mind, there’s no such thing as a good credit card. My advice is to go ahead and cancel them. Read more»
Tuesday, July 28 2015 12:46 p.m. MDT
Self-confidence is key to success at work
A recent survey found that 89 percent of U.S. workers believe they deserve a raise, and 54 percent plan to ask for one this year. But when faced with the prospect of asking for an increase Read more»
Tuesday, Aug. 4 2015 10:33 a.m. MDT


It's time to analyze Presidential Racing Form, third edition
Both presidential nomination contests having been scrambled by recent events — the FBI taking control of Hillary Clinton's private email server and a raucous, roiling GOP debate Read more»
Friday, Aug. 14 2015 11:17 p.m. MDT
The realities of pension reform for Utah's public sector employees
The Pension Research Council analyzed the effects of Utah's 2010 public service pension reforms. While relatively pleased with the report's objective, I'm disappointed that some use Read more»
Thursday, Aug. 6 2015 12:10 a.m. MDT
Utah prison volunteers provide a caution against a distant relocation
The 1,200 volunteers that serve in the Draper facility are a key reason — and the most persuasive one — for doing everything possible to keep a new prison as close as possible Read more»
Sunday, Aug. 2 2015 12:00 a.m. MDT
Identifying proper roles of various government levels
Gov. Gary Herbert's focus as chairman of the National Governors Association is on restoring proper balance in the federal-state relationship. This comes at a time when questions are Read more»
Sunday, Aug. 2 2015 12:00 a.m. MDT
A nation encrusted with unspoken federal subsidies
To understand why a whaling museum subsidy doesn't exist anymore and a mohair subsidy continues is to understand how American government functions. And why James Madison, whose flinty Read more»
Sunday, Aug. 16 2015 7:31 p.m. MDT
An Obama-created monument in Utah would destroy the democratic process
Americans are not like ISIS, waiting anxiously with bulldozers hoping for a chance to turn ancient cliff dwellings into rubble. Any agreement that didn’t protect important artifacts Read more»
Wednesday, July 29 2015 12:21 p.m. MDT
Remembering the summers and going to 'the park' — Pioneer Park
Pioneer Park was my wonderland. It was all any kid would want. It was the international playground where Mexicans, Greeks, Italians, blacks, Anglos, etc., showed up to play, learn how Read more»
Saturday, Aug. 1 2015 10:35 p.m. MDT
Cash transfers are one way to alleviate poverty in developing countries
Worldwide, over 1 billion people live in extreme poverty. That is, they make less than $1.25 a day. The size of the problem helps us understand why governments, NGOs and even some companies Read more»
Monday, Aug. 3 2015 12:00 a.m. MDT
Planned Parenthood relying on deception to save face, funding
A tipping point may have already been reached as people recoil from that which cannot be denied. Where once many could avert our eyes from the details of abortion, the details are now Read more»
Sunday, Aug. 2 2015 11:23 p.m. MDT
Wandering back into the land of 'I'm sorry,' 'I don't know' and 'I was wrong'
Blustering and pretending to know more than we do is becoming a national habit that we really ought to try to break. Read more»
Tuesday, Aug. 4 2015 12:05 a.m. MDT
Planned Parenthood scandal demonstrates need for abortion policy reform
Two Planned Parenthood executives recently spoke about unborn children with the callousness of someone talking about squashing a mosquito. This is an opportune moment to push the reset Read more»
Wednesday, July 29 2015 12:05 a.m. MDT


FairMormon Conference to offer rich buffet of faith-building presentations
The annual FairMormon conference will be held next week in Provo. Presenters will cover a wide variety of interesting topics, and anyone who is interested is welcome to attend. Read more»
Thursday, July 30 2015 5:00 a.m. MDT
Younger sister is living tribute to brothers who died in a plane crash
This month, 14-year-old Aubri Whatcott and her family are marking the one-year anniversary of a plane crash that took the lives of brothers Jaxon and Daulton. In an exclusive interview, Read more»
Tuesday, July 28 2015 5:00 a.m. MDT
Finding Living Water at the gate to Death Valley
Pahrump, Nevada, sits in the doorway to Death Valley. And the town has been known to hit 117 degrees in the shade during the summer. But right now I’m in a Pahrump parking lot Read more»
Wednesday, Aug. 5 2015 5:00 a.m. MDT
Western author Wallace Stegner praised character of Mormon women
Women played an often quiet yet critical role in the Mormon westward crossing. Indeed, the trail experience and, in this instance, the settling of Utah would have been impossible without Read more»
Thursday, July 30 2015 10:00 a.m. MDT
Working miracles regardless of gender, age or church callings
Gender, priesthood, church callings and age don't define those who can perform mighty miracles and be a great benefit to others. All it takes is faith. Read more»
Friday, July 31 2015 9:20 a.m. MDT


‘Mystery Science Theater’ episodes make their DVD debut this week
1950s delinquents, a giant spider and a ‘HARM’-ful spy are mocked by the Mystery Science Theater’ crew in episodes making their DVD debut this week. Read more»
Friday, July 31 2015 4:05 p.m. MDT
'Ant-Man' has a winning formula
I think I’m perilously close to becoming a bonafide superhero/comic book character nerd. Read more»
Thursday, July 30 2015 7:05 p.m. MDT
Put down the phone and drive
No email, text or phone call is worth putting my family at risk with distracted driving. Read more»
Tuesday, July 28 2015 6:35 p.m. MDT
Passing the torch
Many of us have the hope that our children will carry on in our footsteps as they continue with the same cause that their parents have pursued. It’s great when your kids pick Read more»
Tuesday, July 28 2015 6:35 p.m. MDT
'No One is Alone' and 'Be Careful What You Wish For' are lessons from Stephen Sondheim's 'Into the Woods'
The musical "Into the Woods," playing at Hale Center Theater in Orem, is mixed with the need we all have for guidance and friendship. Read more»
Wednesday, Aug. 5 2015 6:28 p.m. MDT
Man goes 4 hours without a phone so that others can eat green beans
Sooner or later there comes a time when we all have to step up in an emergency and right a wrong. I did that eight times in just four hours. Read more»
Friday, Aug. 7 2015 7:25 p.m. MDT
How nature heals the brain
New studies in mental health find that a simple walk in nature can help heal the brain. Read more»
Wednesday, July 29 2015 5:00 a.m. MDT
Sharing stories enriches family history experience
As the countdown to a new school year begins, I'm reminded of my own elementary school days. The good — and the not so good. Read more»
Tuesday, Aug. 4 2015 6:25 p.m. MDT