Poet and 'bridger' Emma Lou Thayne found us all so fascinating
The poet Emma Lou Thayne, 90, had an inordinate curiosity of and affection for people. Read more»
Monday, Dec. 15 2014 1:03 p.m. MST

U.S. & World

Yellowstone National Park opens to winter visitors
After nearly two decades of failed plans, the National Park Service has hit upon a 10-year plan both recreationists and conservationists have come together to approve. The park will Read more»
Thursday, Dec. 4 2014 7:44 p.m. MST


Wrestling tournament honors coach who embodied the best of wrestling
The Wrestling Against Cancer duals at Provo High kick off the 2014 wrestling season by honoring a coach who embodied the toughness and never-quit attitude of wrestling. Read more»
Sunday, Nov. 23 2014 8:55 p.m. MST
Utah-BYU basketball rivalry is alive and well
Cougars and their crowd pull out all the stops, but the guy in the red jacket prevails. Read more»
Thursday, Dec. 11 2014 8:40 a.m. MST
BYU guard Tyler Haws the latest Cougar athlete to suffer an ankle injury in 2014
Tyler Haws, the NCAA's No. 3 scorer, suffered an ankle injury in a win over Weber State. BYU head coach Dave Rose said he will decide Friday if his star scorer will be able to play Read more»
Monday, Dec. 15 2014 7:45 p.m. MST
A victory lap for Hot Rod Hundley
Hot Rod Hundley was the voice of the Utah Jazz for 35 years, stringing together thousands and thousands of sentences to describe the action; now he struggles to make one sentence. Read more»
Wednesday, Dec. 17 2014 11:56 a.m. MST
Expect Whittingham and Mendenhall to stick around awhile
Utah's Kyle Whittingham and BYU's Bronco Mendenhall have been mentioned as possible candidates for other college football jobs, but they should be around a few more years. Read more»
Sunday, Dec. 7 2014 10:00 p.m. MST
College football campaign was full of surprises in Beehive State
The 2014 collegiate football campaign was full of surprises — some good, some not so good — for teams in the Beehive State. And, as it turned out, only two teams — Read more»
Saturday, Nov. 29 2014 8:11 p.m. MST


You can't make people take your advice
I’ve learned, after years of writing books, doing a radio show and trying to educate folks about their finances, you can’t make people listen to you. Even with what I do Read more»
Tuesday, Dec. 16 2014 12:00 a.m. MST
Holiday parties can help build better balance at work
For a truly balanced life, it's important to build connections with co-workers that go beyond conversations about budgets, reports and assignments. And this is a perfect time of year Read more»
Tuesday, Dec. 16 2014 8:30 a.m. MST
One solution for air pollution: Big data
Although big data will never replace human innovation or environmental responsibility, it can provide the tools and insight we need to reduce pollution and improve air quality. Read more»
Tuesday, Dec. 16 2014 12:00 a.m. MST


Democrats use torture report to demonize Bush administration
The report by Democrats on the Senate Intelligence Committee regarding CIA interrogation essentially accuses the agency under George W. Bush of war criminality. Read more»
Sunday, Dec. 14 2014 3:58 p.m. MST
Sony hack reminds us to prepare for cyber warfare
Sony Pictures Entertainment was crippled by a sophisticated cyber attack, with most evidence pointing to North Korea and its notorious Unit 121 cyber-weapons division as the culprit. Read more»
Thursday, Dec. 11 2014 12:00 a.m. MST
Congressional lobby developments intrigue politicos
Until now, the parties could blame each other. But in January, Republicans will fully control Congress and will be responsible for real progress on the deficit ... passing pro-growth Read more»
Sunday, Dec. 14 2014 12:00 a.m. MST
Overcriminalization — National plague that characterizes America
The scandal of mass incarceration is partly produced by the frivolity of the political class, which uses the multiplication of criminal offenses as a form of moral exhibitionism. Read more»
Thursday, Dec. 11 2014 12:00 a.m. MST
Should Utah raise its gas tax? No, look for alternatives
Raising taxes, especially one that doesn’t work, would be nutty in a year of surpluses. Read more»
Wednesday, Dec. 17 2014 6:24 a.m. MST
Public education needs transformation
If we don’t know what kind of work our student children will be doing in the future, why do business folks and politicians keep making incremental changes to education when the Read more»
Saturday, Dec. 13 2014 12:00 a.m. MST
Caring for others is a question of values, not income
Who donates more: The low-income or the wealthy Americans? Read more»
Tuesday, Dec. 16 2014 2:00 a.m. MST
Placing blame for massive 2007 California wildfire
Finding someone to blame became the obsession of state and federal investigators — the U.S. Forest Service and the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (Cal Fire) Read more»
Tuesday, Dec. 16 2014 11:35 p.m. MST
Sometimes, only the police can make things right
It's easy to get carried away when law enforcement interactions go wrong. But that's not what usually happens, and it's a mistake to engage in an us-or-them war. We need them and usually Read more»
Tuesday, Dec. 16 2014 4:00 p.m. MST
2014's 'most important' could be personal benefits in employment, health care and education
If you're looking at the "top stories" of 2014, you might consider the ones that really had an impact in individual and family lives — in the areas of employment, health care Read more»
Wednesday, Dec. 17 2014 11:12 a.m. MST
More political participation needed
I supported “Count My Vote” because I favor more political participation, not less. I hope the court lets us see how it works before we consider abandoning it. Read more»
Monday, Dec. 15 2014 12:00 a.m. MST
Definition of the family put on hold at United Nations
“Our action or inaction on the family in the United Nations will be one of the rare occasions when the world will be really watching,” stated Ambassador Dapkiunas of Belarus. Read more»
Wednesday, Dec. 17 2014 12:00 a.m. MST


LDS bridal showers are out of control
Have you found yourself at a bridal shower that feels a little "sleazy?" Here's some advice! Read more»
Monday, Dec. 15 2014 7:59 p.m. MST
A very contemporary translation of the New Testament
Clarence Jordan was a true Southern original who wanted to translate the ethical teachings of Jesus into language that would jolt his contemporaries into self-awareness. In our own Read more»
Thursday, Dec. 11 2014 5:00 a.m. MST
Cutting the Christmas crazy
This year, I'm living by my sister's Christmas motto: “If I can't do it cheerfully and with loving kindness, then I don't do it.” Read more»
Monday, Dec. 15 2014 12:00 a.m. MST
'Christmas Jars' movement celebrates 10 years and millions of dollars
Based on the number of books in print, the stories submitted to the website, and the average amount per jar ($200), the Christmas Jars movement has given away nearly $15,000,000 in Read more»
Wednesday, Dec. 17 2014 10:40 a.m. MST
O Jesse Tree, O Jesse Tree, what pleasure you do bring me
My great-grandfather was named Jesse T. Rees. But when I Googled his name the other day, I got “Jesse Trees” (Jesse T.rees) — and not just one site, but dozens. So Read more»
Wednesday, Dec. 10 2014 5:00 a.m. MST
Receive all things with thanks — it is the season for our hearts to rejoice
Both the Pilgrims and the Mormon pioneers suffered and sacrificed for their faith, remained close to God through all their sufferings and turned to him with praise and thanksgiving Read more»
Sunday, Nov. 23 2014 12:33 a.m. MST
Coming to the throne of grace
Christmas is a season of grace, a time to reckon with ourselves and with others, boldly forgiving, boldly asking forgiveness and remembering that the Giver of good gifts made it all Read more»
Wednesday, Dec. 17 2014 6:22 a.m. MST


Christmas clutter causes stress — but sometimes that's a good thing
I found something in the mess of my cluttered living room that made my day. Now I'd better get back to cleaning. Read more»
Tuesday, Dec. 16 2014 3:45 p.m. MST
Treat a tip as a silent means to show generosity
Society is ripped by the gulf between the haves and the have-nots. There is also a chasm between the gives and the give-nots. So when you get the bill, ask yourself the question, who Read more»
Monday, Dec. 1 2014 4:50 p.m. MST
A 'Children for Children' Christmas concert
We tried a Christmas tradition many years ago that got traction and stuck, and since then it has grown bigger and bigger and is now practiced by our children in their families and neighborhoods. Read more»
Monday, Dec. 15 2014 10:15 p.m. MST
Big dreams and real life sometimes collide, but character will always win
Life takes its twists and turns and then we must refocus. If a person can refocus, there will be other dreams to follow. Read more»
Wednesday, Dec. 3 2014 4:18 p.m. MST
Hope for parents of tough-to-live-with kids
Here, we offer a holiday gift of hope to those parents who can only imagine coal in the stocking of their tough-to-live-with progeny. Read more»
Saturday, Dec. 13 2014 6:00 a.m. MST
Giant rubber-band war leads to important insight for Congress
It started in the home with a war. It has lead to a peaceful idea that could stop the mess going on in Washington, D.C. — and create a new one. Read more»
Saturday, Dec. 13 2014 7:00 a.m. MST