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Weber State track coach isn't helping inmates run from the law; he just helps them run
Weber State track coach goes to the Utah State prison to coach inmates to become better runners and prepare for a marathon in the prison yard. Read more»
Thursday, July 30 2015 7:20 p.m. MDT
Thousands served by one good idea
Five years ago, Trish Alderman, mother of four, started Back-2-School Basics, an annual drive that outfits hundreds of Park City kids in school gear. Read more»
Monday, July 27 2015 11:07 a.m. MDT

Sports

James Lawrence had to do something so incredible it couldn't be ignored
James Lawrence, the Iron Cowboy, completed 50 Ironman courses in 50 consecutive days in all 50 states in hopes of raising money and awareness about childhood obesity. The fundraising Read more»
Sunday, July 26 2015 7:25 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
Why I ran my 40th marathon on my 40th birthday
Being born on July 4th, I'd never had a big birthday party. I was determined to change that with plans to run my 40th marathon on my 40th birthday. Read more»
Sunday, July 19 2015 6:10 p.m. MDT
Jazz must decide what to do with logjam of young point guards
In Trey Burke, Bryce Cotton and recently signed Raul Neto, the Utah Jazz have a logjam of smallish point guards behind starter Dante Exum. Now the team must decide if it wants to keep Read more»
Saturday, July 18 2015 5:30 p.m. MDT

Moneywise

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
Frank, open conversation improves atmosphere at work
One thing I loved about my career in journalism was the frank and open atmosphere in the newsroom. Not everyone likes that tone, but avoiding awkward conversations at work can cause Read more»
Tuesday, July 21 2015 3:57 p.m. MDT

Opinion

Reforming the Highway Transportation Fund — Lee's TEA plan can help do that
It is time once and for all to fix the oft-extended and bloated Highway Trust Fund, now billions of dollars underwater. The best way to do it is for Congress to pass Sen. Mike Lee’s Read more»
Thursday, July 23 2015 12:00 a.m. MDT
We need to consider inmates' needs in prison relocation discussion
Much of the recent discussion about prison relocation has been driven by critics who live near the potential new sites. But from the perspective of prisoners, former prisoners and their Read more»
Sunday, July 26 2015 12:00 a.m. MDT
A more political version of a Pioneer Day parade
The Days of ’47 Parade Committee likes to keep the parade as nonpolitical as possible. We understand the need for decorum at this important historic event. But if we were in charge, Read more»
Sunday, July 26 2015 12:00 a.m. MDT
Muhammad Yunus wants to end poverty, but will Americans go along?
People who change the world seldom do so by letting the establishment relax. To succeed, Yunus wants to turn the business world on its head. Read more»
Thursday, July 30 2015 12:10 a.m. MDT
Prison move calls for humility — and revisiting what the prison system should be now and in the future
It is now in the taxpayers’ interest to take a second look at what Utah’s prison system should be, given the new information and social change. It would be prudent — Read more»
Saturday, July 25 2015 12:00 a.m. MDT
Transforming noble ideas into novel solutions
The beacon of development often conjures up images of radical innovations, disruptive models and leapfrog technologies. Read more»
Monday, July 27 2015 7:30 a.m. MDT
Trump's lack of inhibition will make him trump himself
The "worse" he gets, it seems, the better we like it. Watching Trump is so deliciously awful, we don't hang on every word. We hang on the edge of our seats waiting for the next word. Read more»
Wednesday, July 22 2015 10:47 p.m. MDT
Legacy of Eliza Williams includes rippling pool of good deeds and a lesson in patience
Eliza Williams never volunteered her time, never read a book on her own, never got to finish her childhood. But others are providing thousands of hours of service, building small libraries Read more»
Tuesday, July 21 2015 12:00 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

Faith

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
A banner Interdependence Day
The kids were painting their faces when little Rebecca Kohl emerged with a red, white and blue “peace sign” covering her face. For me, it was like seeing a purple cow. I’d Read more»
Wednesday, July 8 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
The Utah War: 'I will not suffer myself to be taken to be killed as they killed Joseph'
When the Saints were in the mountains celebrating on July 24, 1857, when they heard Johnston's Army was on its way. Brigham Young handled the crisis with courage and faith. Read more»
Wednesday, July 22 2015 5:27 p.m. MDT

Family

Animated ‘Home’ and Russell Crowe’s ‘Water Diviner’ on Blu-ray, DVD
The cartoon movie for kids, “Home,” is on Blu-ray and DVD this week, along with Russell Crowe’s directing debut, “The Water Diviner.” Read more»
Thursday, July 30 2015 7:03 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 7:07 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
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
Posterity can be powerful motivator in life's challenges
A race has no comparison to battling cancer, but even so, running helped me gained a glimpse of what it means to be driven by something other than yourself. Read more»
Tuesday, July 21 2015 10:01 p.m. MDT
Steve Young and Jimmer Fredette have more in common than just sports
Children are born to you with ideas in their heads and genes in their bodies to help mold their life. For their parents, the best part of Jimmer's and Steve's success has been their Read more»
Saturday, July 25 2015 12:14 a.m. MDT
Sundance the Talking Dog is gone
We lived with a talking dog for three years. He's gone silent now, even though we keep listening to hear him speak. Read more»
Saturday, July 25 2015 6:55 p.m. MDT