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He's going public (again) for a very good cause
Utah entertainer Jason Hewlett normally performs for corporations and other private events, but he'll be back on the public stage Monday night to support an extended family member facing Read more»
Monday, April 20 2015 8:25 p.m. MDT

Sports

Carrying the flag during races is a way to honor those who've served
Many people have asked why Team Red, White and Blue carries the American flag while running. Some team members share their reasons. In Saturday's flag relay during the Salt Lake Marathon, Read more»
Sunday, April 19 2015 10:30 p.m. MDT
A decade after first home win, RSL's only worry is opponents, not attendance
Vancouver spoiled anniversary game, but Real has created a loud and loyal following in Utah. Read more»
Sunday, April 19 2015 12:07 a.m. MDT
Lone Peak's Quincy Lewis among top candidates to replace Mark Pope at BYU
Many may think Lone Peak's very successful coach Quincy Lewis as just a high school level experienced coach but his rÉsumÉ says something different and his Rolodex comes into Read more»
Monday, April 20 2015 9:20 p.m. MDT
The high cost of coaches
The highest paid public employee in 40 of 50 states is a college football or basketball coach. Read more»
Sunday, April 19 2015 3:23 p.m. MDT
It's time to step up to the start line and beat self doubt
I've struggled with self-doubt for years, and it's cost me dearly. It's time to step up to the start line and run the race I'm meant to run. Read more»
Sunday, April 12 2015 6:15 p.m. MDT

Moneywise

Identify your motivation behind extra expenses
Unless you guys are trying to send them to the Olympics ... teaching them things like discipline and to master their bodies through physical training can be done at a local, amateur Read more»
Tuesday, April 14 2015 12:25 p.m. MDT
Better balance is top desire of career-changers, survey says
It's not surprising — at least to me — that 59 percent of respondents to a recent survey said a desire for better work-life balance was the primary reason that they would Read more»
Thursday, April 16 2015 9:13 p.m. MDT
How the Federal Reserve reconciles low unemployment and stagnant wages
What can be done to bolster the U.S. economy? Average prices and wages in the U.S. haven’t increased as expected. How does the Fed fight inflation and unemployment? What is the Read more»
Monday, March 23 2015 5:50 p.m. MDT

Opinion

The GOP racing form: First edition
With Ted Cruz announcing his candidacy, it's time to use racing formats to take a look at the best potential candidates for the GOP, such as Rand Paul, Jeb Bush, Scott Walker, Chris Read more»
Sunday, March 29 2015 8:52 p.m. MDT
Will Hillary Clinton benefit from new campaign finance tactics?
Money is, and has always been, the “mother’s milk” of politics. Those candidates who raise the most money, whether directly into their campaigns or through surrogates Read more»
Thursday, April 16 2015 12:20 a.m. MDT
After 50 years, Moore's Law teaches the power in a grain of rice
If the fuel efficiency for cars improved at the rate of Moore's Law, you could drive it your entire life on a single tank of gas. If skyscrapers grew in height at the rate of Moore's Read more»
Sunday, April 19 2015 12:00 a.m. MDT
Long-term effects of Count My Vote on Utah politics
Last week, U.S. District Judge David Nuffer denied the request for injunction filed to block implementation of SB54, the Count My Vote compromise legislation. The party has said it Read more»
Sunday, April 19 2015 12:00 a.m. MDT
Democrats are eager to give Hillary the nomination, but why?
The world's oldest political party is eager to give Hillary Clinton its presidential nomination, but why? Another Clinton presidency probably would include a reprise of the couple's Read more»
Sunday, March 29 2015 12:00 a.m. MDT
On Second Thought
A lighthearted look at news of the day. Read more»
Monday, April 20 2015 12:10 a.m. MDT
America's strength is its liberal education
Much attention has been given of late to STEM education — science, technology, engineering and mathematics. The value of a liberal arts education is that it teaches you how to Read more»
Saturday, April 18 2015 12:20 a.m. MDT
The difficulty of measuring inequality
Inequality is a topic of obvious concern worldwide. Nevertheless, problems arise when we measure inequality without a standard definition. Read more»
Monday, April 20 2015 7:30 a.m. MDT
Hillary Clinton's voters will have to overlook her past to elect her for the future
Hillary Clinton's video to announce her candidacy borders on many themes, but she fails to adequately address what she is going to do for America, especially considering her amount Read more»
Wednesday, April 15 2015 7:53 p.m. MDT
Costas says adding context is part of his job; listening is part of mine
Bob Costas has taken heat for trying to provide context during sports events. But why wouldn't I want to hear from someone who has lived and breathed that world for many years? Read more»
Tuesday, April 21 2015 12:00 a.m. MDT
Any good cops patrolling the streets? Recent new stories make us wonder — and that's not good for public safety
Is there a sudden rash of shootings by police officers or have these just become newsworthy, particularly because of police cams and video from cellphones? Race is a predominant issue, Read more»
Wednesday, April 15 2015 12:00 a.m. MDT

Faith

The mystery of the orderliness of the universe
We take it for granted, but the fact that the universe makes sense, and that it's even, at its deepest levels, mathematically elegant, is remarkable. Is this significant? Does it point Read more»
Saturday, April 18 2015 12:16 p.m. MDT
When LDS faith gets physical
In some churches, sacred objects are said to have supernatural powers. My church isn’t one of them. But when I touch an object that’s part of religious history, I know why Read more»
Wednesday, April 15 2015 5:00 a.m. MDT
The power of perspective
The rate at which we take offense, demand happiness, allow envy to rule our actions and turn the cameras on ourselves is all evidence that we are looking at the world not through a Read more»
Thursday, April 9 2015 12:28 p.m. MDT

Family

New Cecil B. DeMille book filled with photos, entertaining anecdotes
A new coffee-table book on Cecil B. DeMille isn’t a biography but rather a photo-filled, anecdotal look at the filmmaker’s career. Read more»
Thursday, April 2 2015 3:45 p.m. MDT
Doug's take: Despite Sparks' recent track record, 'The Longest Ride' is likable
Well, I might be drummed out of the Utah Film Critic Association for this, but I’m man enough to admit that I actually like the new film “The Longest Ride,” based Read more»
Thursday, April 16 2015 5:46 p.m. MDT
Newspaper gives glimpse into ancestor's actions — but it's only a piece of the puzzle
After doing some sleuthing on the Internet, I found an interesting story with my ancestor's name — but I learned that sometimes, even in newspapers, people are not always as they Read more»
Tuesday, April 14 2015 5:25 p.m. MDT
Saying goodbye to a mommy era
My girls will always be my babies, but they are growing up as I say goodbye to an era of my motherhood and remind myself to soak it all in. Read more»
Tuesday, April 14 2015 5:25 p.m. MDT
Letter to a stranger in a cemetery
Just like Mary who sat outside an empty tomb, the graves we visit are simply symbols. The only life there is our own. The ones we mourn, the one you miss, is not there. No, they’re Read more»
Friday, April 3 2015 1:30 p.m. MDT
A different view of the parable of the talents
"Talent" as a noun is an excuse. If you don't think you have it, you don’t have to try. ... However, what if we changed the word "talent" to mean "practice"? Read more»
Monday, April 20 2015 11:49 p.m. MDT
How to slow down time
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Tuesday, April 14 2015 5:25 p.m. MDT
Protecting our family in the age of the Internet
Grit and I, and many of our friends, often comment how we are glad not to be rearing children in this day and age. Our hope is our children are still better equipped to deal with what Read more»
Thursday, April 16 2015 10:29 p.m. MDT
I feel the earth move under my feet and I think 'brain damage'
Have you ever questioned the sanity of someone playing music in their car so loudly that everyone in a three-block area, inside or outside of buildings, can hear it? Did you ever have Read more»
Friday, April 17 2015 6:45 p.m. MDT