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Utah Retirement System audit shouldn't be a 'Monday morning quarterbacking' effort
With the recent audit of Utah Retirement System's management and investment practices, the media only highlighted the one subjective section of the report. Some legislators are using Read more»
Thursday, May 21 2015 5:47 p.m. MDT
Hanksville's icon
Hollow Mountain Service is the world's only gas station hollowed out of a mountain. Read more»
Sunday, May 17 2015 8:30 p.m. MDT

Sports

Discussion of Deflategate is as important as how the issue is handled
The debate about Deflategate reveals an apathy about rule-breaking that threatens the integrity of the games. And if the contests have no integrity, then players, coaches and fans can't Read more»
Sunday, May 17 2015 9:05 p.m. MDT
Elijah Millsap's agent is Daniel Hazan, a 23-year-old wunderkind for the ages
Youthful Daniel Hazan says his agency represents the new wave in sports representation. And yes, he understands social media. Read more»
Saturday, May 9 2015 5:10 p.m. MDT
NCAA's move to speed up basketball and modernize game is long overdue
Several rule changes are in store for college basketball and it is about time the game got some gears greased. Some college games are almost unbearable to watch because of slow play, Read more»
Sunday, May 24 2015 9:21 a.m. MDT
Readers respond to the myth of the one-sport athlete
Presenting opinions, experiences and observations from those who aren't single-minded when it comes to the modern phenomenon of the one-sport high school athlete. Read more»
Thursday, May 21 2015 5:15 p.m. MDT
Need a way to help the miles pass by? Here's some podcasts to listen to while running
Rather than listening to the same old music or, worse, the same thoughts rattling through my head run after run, podcasts are my go-to distraction to pass the miles on a long run. Read more»
Friday, May 22 2015 8:05 a.m. MDT
Utah, BYU not getting a lot of love in Sporting News' preseason issue
The Utah and BYU football teams are not expected to make much of a national splash, according to the Sporting News college football preseason issue. Read more»
Sunday, May 17 2015 7:15 p.m. MDT
Brady's role in 'Deflategate' could cast shadow on his career
The ongoing saga "Deflategate" won't go away. Patriots star QB Tom Brady insists he did nothing wrong and has threatened to sue the NFL if he's suspended. But his alleged role in the Read more»
Sunday, May 17 2015 3:56 p.m. MDT

Moneywise

Gaining control of your finances is a great gift
You’re going to be a busy guy for a while, but I’ll bet this lady’s worth it. Gaining control of your finances now will be a great gift for you both when you start Read more»
Tuesday, May 19 2015 6:00 a.m. MDT
A cure for the 'tapeworm of the economy'?
Predictive analytics and preventive medicine are transforming health care in the United States to be more affordable and more effective, allowing U.S. health care costs to decrease Read more»
Tuesday, April 28 2015 7:00 a.m. MDT
eBay exile is small price to pay to be the proud owner of the holy grail of briefcases
I don't know who Jeffrey Benjamin is. No one does. But I own part of his famous "desktop collection," and it has changed my life. Read more»
Sunday, May 3 2015 7:56 p.m. MDT

Opinion

How we treat animals is a measure of human moral progress
I'm convinced that our great-grandchildren will find it difficult to believe that we actually raised, herded and slaughtered animals on an industrial scale — for the eating. The Read more»
Friday, May 8 2015 12:00 a.m. MDT
Congress should modernize highway funding with 'chips,' not 'concrete'
Funding transportation infrastructure is one of the core responsibilities of government. Whether those roads are paid for by corporate taxation, by a steeper gas tax or by something Read more»
Sunday, May 24 2015 12:00 a.m. MDT
Mediocre 'favorability' ratings hint at Utah's varied attitudes toward Congress
Last week, a UtahPolicy.com poll, which was picked up by other media, showed mediocre “favorability” ratings for Utah’s four U.S. House members. Your columnists weigh Read more»
Sunday, May 24 2015 12:05 a.m. MDT
In childhood, risk is inherent
Today's saturating media tug children beyond childhood prematurely, but not to maturity. Children are cosseted by intensive parenting that encourages passivity and dependency and stunts Read more»
Thursday, May 14 2015 12:00 a.m. MDT
Why would anyone fill out an application to be a terrorist?
The startling thing about the application Navy Seals found in Osama bin Laden’s compound is that it contains vestiges of civilized society, right in the heart of something we Read more»
Thursday, May 21 2015 10:00 a.m. MDT
Politicans who disregard public interest can try snack-machine lawmaking
A high-tech voting system for a high-tech world might be to just set up a vending machine in the lobbyists' lounge, where the politicians could silently pick and choose the bills they Read more»
Saturday, May 23 2015 12:00 a.m. MDT
The winners and losers of the shared economy
Uber cars, Craigslist, eBay, Airbnb; you know them, you may use them. What you may not know is that they go by other names in the economic world: the sharing economy, collaborative Read more»
Monday, May 18 2015 7:30 a.m. MDT
Baltimore riots — perception seems to be black and white
Comments about recent events in Baltimore following the death of Freddie Gray provide a glimpse at perhaps one of our greatest challenges — perception. In this case, as in too Read more»
Tuesday, May 5 2015 9:20 p.m. MDT
Cupboards-bare plea shines light on need that extends well beyond one man's troubles
When Clarence Blackmon asked for help, his needs were met quickly and with great generosity. But it's more than a heart-warming story; it's a reminder of the invisible who live among Read more»
Tuesday, May 19 2015 12:00 a.m. MDT
The million-dollar question — are wealthy presidential candidates out of touch with middle-class America?
Is it necessary to be a millionaire to run for U.S. president — or even to serve in federal office? Are presidential candidates out of touch with middle-class Americans who live Read more»
Wednesday, May 20 2015 12:00 a.m. MDT

Faith

Did Book of Mormon witnesses simply see the golden plates with their 'spiritual eyes'?
Critics often declare that the witnesses to the Book of Mormon never claimed to have literally seen or hefted the plates. But those who thus seek to dismiss the testimony of the Eight Read more»
Saturday, May 23 2015 2:27 p.m. MDT
What a young cancer patient teaches about sanctity of sacrament
Without knowing it, young cancer patient Torry Cline taught a memorable lesson about the importance of the sacrament. Read more»
Tuesday, May 12 2015 12:18 p.m. MDT
I can't move the mountain, but it always moves me
It didn’t feel like much of victory. And I think, even then, I probably suspected that most victories were hollow at heart, unless you won them for someone or something larger Read more»
Saturday, May 23 2015 7:17 p.m. MDT
A Mormon, a Muslim and a Hindu sit down together on a plane
A Muslim, a Hindu and a Mormon sit down together on a plane. It sounds like the beginning of a bad religious joke, but this is just what happened to me recently on a flight from Minneapolis Read more»
Wednesday, May 20 2015 12:00 p.m. MDT

Family

Bloopers shown under the end credits should not be a film’s highlight
The comedy “Hot Pursuit,” with Reese Witherspoon and Sofia Vergara, is a failed comedy whose funniest moments come as bloopers under the end credits. Read more»
Thursday, May 14 2015 4:40 p.m. MDT
'Pitch Perfect 2' is a letdown
What do you do if you’ve produced an edgy, fun little film that ends up being a much bigger hit than anyone anticipated? Well, if you produced "Pitch Perfect," you scramble to Read more»
Thursday, May 21 2015 5:20 p.m. MDT
Like mother like son: Family similarities appear in surprising ways
After a recent rainstorm, I was surprised to see that my son and I had the very same idea. Read more»
Tuesday, May 12 2015 11:46 p.m. MDT
Why do men want 'strong' daughters but 'sweet' wives?
A recent survey shows the gap between the qualities men want in their wives and the qualities men want in their daughters. Read more»
Wednesday, May 20 2015 3:15 p.m. MDT
What a breakfast taught me about hypocrisy
I experienced true obscenity at breakfast. No, it was not what you may be thinking — it was not at Hooters before noon. It was in a five-star hotel in Manila, Philippines. What Read more»
Monday, May 18 2015 11:25 p.m. MDT
The wonderful word 'yet'
There is one little three-letter word can turn almost every statement of doubt or defeat into one of hope and health. Read more»
Tuesday, May 12 2015 5:15 p.m. MDT
Connecting the past with the present
An awareness of the hard work our ancestors put into living can help us try harder to be people they would be proud of knowing. We have the capacity to build on their dreams. Read more»
Wednesday, May 20 2015 7:11 p.m. MDT
6 things my mother never taught me
While growing up and eventually becoming a mother of five, I've recognized many things that, thankfully, my mother never taught me. Read more»
Sunday, May 10 2015 11:30 a.m. MDT