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Aggies Elevated: welcome to college, everyone
With the start today of its 126th school year, Utah State University introduces a new program aimed at helping the intellectually disabled enjoy a mainstream college experience. Read more»
Monday, Aug. 25 2014 7:18 p.m. MDT

Sports

Domestic violence isn't a distraction — it's an issue the NFL needs to address
Continuing to talk honestly and openly about domestic violence is the only way to bring real and lasting changes. Let's hope the NFL decides to be a leader on the issue instead of an Read more»
Sunday, Sept. 14 2014 10:15 p.m. MDT
BYU, Utah and everyone else eventually deals with the NCAA
In honesty, if not for NCAA rules, college athletics would be overrun by rogues. But as with most bureaucracies, the rules take on their own life. Read more»
Wednesday, Aug. 20 2014 7:50 p.m. MDT
Locals, players with BYU ties have advantage in Utah Open
Riverside assistant professional Chris Moody, a lifetime member at Riverside Country Club, joins a host of current and former BYU players with an inside track at the Utah Open this Read more»
Wednesday, Aug. 20 2014 8:35 p.m. MDT
BYU's schedule is a football sampler
BYU will travel about 22,000 miles this year to play one of the wackiest, most random schedules in the country while living the nomadic life of a football independent. Read more»
Thursday, Aug. 21 2014 11:00 p.m. MDT

Moneywise

Don't make comparisons when asking for a raise
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Tuesday, Aug. 19 2014 7:30 a.m. MDT
What did you learn about work-life balance this summer?
As they start school this week, at least a couple of my children will likely be asked to write some kind of "what I did this summer" essay. Since it's been an interesting season for Read more»
Tuesday, Aug. 19 2014 8:30 a.m. MDT
Setting our sights on education
Investing in America’s future workforce is the most viable long-term strategy for helping us emerge from financial crisis and for laying the long-term foundation for a strong, Read more»
Tuesday, Sept. 9 2014 3:28 p.m. MDT

Opinion

The role of a great power — Stopping the worst people on earth
"People like this ultimately fail," Barack Obama said of Foley's murderers. Perhaps. But "ultimately" can be a long way — and thousands of dead — away. The role of a great Read more»
Thursday, Aug. 21 2014 10:10 p.m. MDT
Running to remember those who fell in Guatemala
Six years ago this Sunday, my work colleagues from Focus Services and I boarded a single engine airplane in Guatemala City to fly to a tiny airfield in northeast Guatemala. Ten people, Read more»
Thursday, Aug. 21 2014 12:00 a.m. MDT
Same-sex marriage survey results raise questions
A new poll shows 61 percent of Utah likely voters oppose same-sex marriage, 58 percent believe the U.S. Supreme Court will strike down Utah's gay/lesbian marriage prohibition, and nearly Read more»
Monday, Aug. 25 2014 9:40 a.m. MDT
Navy with a mission — Do Americans want U.S. power projected?
The Navy, with embarked Marines, is the primary instrument for the use of military power. The question, however, is: Do Americans, demoralized by squandered valor in Iraq and Afghanistan, Read more»
Wednesday, Aug. 27 2014 7:50 p.m. MDT
Is Provo really an impoverished city?
There is a problem with how we measure poverty in this country, which hasn’t changed since the mid-1960s, and with how we measure wealth. Read more»
Wednesday, Aug. 20 2014 7:18 p.m. MDT
How safe is your school?
It’s parents' right to know their child is safe at school, and it’s the school board's responsibility to take safety seriously as well as the reporting of incidents and Read more»
Saturday, Aug. 23 2014 5:30 p.m. MDT
Black markets are bigger and closer to home
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Monday, Aug. 25 2014 1:54 p.m. MDT
Mark Sanford's ongoing saga with himself
As a South Carolinian, it befalls me to examine the peculiarities afflicting our former governor and now-congressman Mark Sanford, who, contrary to decorum and taste, continues to demand Read more»
Tuesday, Sept. 16 2014 8:30 p.m. MDT
School start times are designed for everything but the kids we're trying to educate
The American Academy of Pediatrics says we're starting school too early for teenagers to thrive. It's a simple fix, it says, but one that policymakers seem reluctant to take for a lot Read more»
Tuesday, Aug. 26 2014 9:22 p.m. MDT
Legislators— Model the Constitution and trust the voters
A state legislator should not be able to time his or her resignation to determine the process by which his successor is selected. Rather, the voters should decide in all cases. Read more»
Wednesday, Aug. 20 2014 6:34 a.m. MDT
WGU helping 'STEM' education slippage
Utah's innovative Western Governors University is helping keep the state ahead of slippage in science, technology, engineering and math education. Read more»
Monday, Aug. 25 2014 12:00 a.m. MDT

Faith

I'm not getting married in the LDS temple, yet
This reader has made the decision not to get married in the temple and wants her mother's support. Asks Angela for help and advice. Read more»
Tuesday, Aug. 26 2014 5:00 a.m. MDT
The very surprising language of the Book of Mormon
Careful study of the Book of Mormon's vocabulary and grammar suggests that seeming errors aren't errors at all. In fact, they may provide striking evidence that the book's translation Read more»
Thursday, Aug. 21 2014 5:00 a.m. MDT
What a temple trip can teach about missionary work
Is there really any difference between the work of members and that of our full-time missionaries? Read more»
Tuesday, Aug. 26 2014 5:00 a.m. MDT
Viewing the penmanship of prophets
Something inside of all of us wants to get close to special people. And if we can't touch them, we want to touch — or just see — things their hands have touched. Read more»
Wednesday, Sept. 17 2014 5:00 a.m. MDT
The horrors of heroin addiction
Heroin addiction is a growing problem in the U.S. One family's story might help others prevent and deal with the problem as well as helping others become more aware. Read more»
Sunday, Sept. 7 2014 5:00 a.m. MDT
The sadness that comes from lost or ruined photos and documents — and the resolution
Heavy downpours of rain and ensuing landslides over the past three weeks are a reminder to plan ahead for potential big-time calamities. Read more»
Wednesday, Aug. 20 2014 5:38 p.m. MDT
World peace and the family reunion
Mother Teresa said world peace comes from loving our families. Nowhere does that get tested more than at family reunions. Read more»
Wednesday, Aug. 27 2014 7:00 p.m. MDT
Addressing cultural traditions that oppose LDS principles
My story is as improbable as many of the stories of BYU-Hawaii students — growing up in remote villages, yet finding their way to campus and perhaps even learning English as a Read more»
Friday, Sept. 5 2014 2:50 p.m. MDT
Book review: 'Women at Church' encourages empathy, understanding
"Women at Church" acknowledges or at least implies that change can also lead to unintended consequences, necessitating flexibility and sensitivity rather than wholesale adoption of Read more»
Thursday, Sept. 11 2014 5:00 a.m. MDT

Family

Meaningful family relationships are forged in life's 'village'
If it takes a village to raise a child, then people whom we consider family don't necessarily have to share our DNA. Read more»
Tuesday, Aug. 19 2014 4:50 p.m. MDT
Preparing kids to be kind, strong at school
While I’m prepping my house and brain and closets for the school year, I also like to take time every year to prep my kids for the social component of school. Read more»
Friday, Aug. 22 2014 3:35 p.m. MDT
What do our kids see when they look at us?
We stand three times taller than a typical child. We'd have to cozy up to a mammoth 18 feet tall to get the same feeling. Imagine how tall a chair or a crib would seem. Picture your Read more»
Monday, Aug. 25 2014 5:05 p.m. MDT
The fastest way to change your behavior is to change your environment
We have far less control over our behavior than we think. The best way to control your behavior is to take control of the things that control you, starting with your environment. Read more»
Tuesday, Aug. 19 2014 3:00 p.m. MDT
Who’s winning the war on families?
Even as parents try harder and put forth more effort, raising responsible and values-centered children is getting harder and harder. Read more»
Tuesday, Aug. 19 2014 3:55 p.m. MDT
The man who delivers flowers, candy and much more
Dale was a rock star in the Native American areas. He knew all of the people by name and made them feel great. He had a big heart, encouraging all of them to rise above their poverty. Read more»
Wednesday, Aug. 20 2014 5:30 p.m. MDT
Hobo tarantulas should get back on the train and leave
A telemarketer told me that this is the time of year when hobo spiders are most aggressive. They had better stay away from my house. Read more»
Monday, Sept. 1 2014 4:38 p.m. MDT