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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

Sports

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's Kaelin Clay shows the way to move on
Infamous play against Oregon comes up again during Las Vegas Bowl week, but Ute return man gets respect for handling potentially devastating situation. Read more»
Thursday, Dec. 18 2014 4:00 p.m. MST
How a simple decision in the early '70s impacted BYU football in 2014
In a story of domino effect, the relationship between a football coach and quarterback in the early '70s had a trickle-down impact on BYU's football season and subsequent bowl game Read more»
Wednesday, Dec. 17 2014 7:30 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
Snowbasin GM wants people to know about 'Utah's best-kept secret'
Snowbasin is one of the country's oldest ski resorts, but to many people it is still "Utah's best kept secret.'' The challenge that new general manager John Loomis is facing is to let Read more»
Thursday, Dec. 18 2014 12:55 p.m. MST

Moneywise

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

Opinion

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
Being good for goodness sake
A Canadian professor says pushing Santa and the more recent "Elf on the Shelf" ultimately leads children to accepting a surveillance state. Maybe I'm old-fashioned, but I'm not giving Read more»
Thursday, Dec. 18 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
Cuba not likely to change through openness, either
Yes, a half-century of isolation has failed, but dictators seldom relinquish power or change behavior because of U.S. policies. Read more»
Thursday, Dec. 18 2014 12:00 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

Faith

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 modern witness to the baby born in Bethlehem
As it should be, Joseph Smith's birthday on Dec. 23 is far overshadowed by celebrations of Christmas. But he remains enormously important, not least because his life and mission confirm Read more»
Thursday, Dec. 18 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 5:00 a.m. MST

Family

Has Hollywood found new respect for the Bible and believers? Not really
The release of this year’s two expensive biblical epics, “Noah” and “Exodus: Gods and Kings,” gives the appearance that Hollywood has found new respect Read more»
Thursday, Dec. 18 2014 3:06 p.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
The year we stole a Christmas tree and other tales of Christmas
It’s evident adapting to change has characterized our family traditions through the years. With our ever-growing family and even trading off Christmas and Thanksgiving with in-laws, Read more»
Wednesday, Dec. 17 2014 6:12 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