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He walked around the lake — in 17 years
In 1998, Rick Porter set out to circumnavigate the Great Salt Lake. In 2015, he finally finished. Read more»
Sunday, Aug. 30 2015 8:34 p.m. MDT

Sports

Football has helped Ute lineman Leka Uhatafe through heartbreaking losses
Salesi "Leka" Uhatafe said football — the game and his teammates — have helped him through the loss of his brothers, friend and mother, just as life's cruelties help him Read more»
Sunday, Aug. 30 2015 7:55 p.m. MDT
Utes to Harbaugh: Update your wardrobe
Utah looks much like it did last year, getting by on offense and relying on defense to win the day. Read more»
Thursday, Sept. 3 2015 10:50 p.m. MDT
BYU visits Nebraska's new life of Riley, which is esteemed Cornhusker country
Nebraska football hopes to get back to the good old days of Tom Osborne with new hire Mike Riley and the Cougars will get a front row view of the transition of a storied program when Read more»
Friday, Sept. 4 2015 7:30 p.m. MDT
Dealing with disappointing runs
Into every life a little disappointment must fall. It's how we deal with that disappointment that makes all the difference. Read more»
Sunday, Aug. 30 2015 7:50 p.m. MDT
Here's how 'Big Five' football teams will likely fare this season
Here's how "Big Five" football teams BYU, Utah, Utah State, Weber State and Southern Utah will likely fare this season -- and there's a lot of 9-3 and 5-6 records coming into view as Read more»
Thursday, Sept. 3 2015 11:00 a.m. MDT

Moneywise

Dave Ramsey: Make time to do a written budget
No matter how tired you are or how little free time you seem to have, you must make time do a written budget every month. This is essential, and it really doesn’t take long. Read more»
Tuesday, Sept. 1 2015 8:36 a.m. MDT
Quest for work-life balance comes down to time, trade-offs
So much of life is a series of trade-offs. The give-and-take in my life has had a direct impact on my desire to build balance, and it has changed significantly since I switched jobs Read more»
Tuesday, Sept. 1 2015 7:40 a.m. MDT
Invest in education to maximize economic potential
In order to maximize our economic potential, we need to align school objectives with workforce needs. Preparation needs to begin at the elementary and high school levels through quantified Read more»
Tuesday, Sept. 1 2015 8:41 a.m. MDT

Opinion

It's time to analyze Presidential Racing Form, third edition
Both presidential nomination contests having been scrambled by recent events — the FBI taking control of Hillary Clinton's private email server and a raucous, roiling GOP debate Read more»
Friday, Aug. 14 2015 11:17 p.m. MDT
Utah's Medicaid expansion proposal unfairly taxes caregivers
I'm opposed to a broad expansion of Medicaid because I am certain that expanding Medicaid to chase a better federal matching rate will critically injure the core Medicaid program we've Read more»
Thursday, Sept. 3 2015 12:05 a.m. MDT
The zeitgeist of modern Provo: Jobs and a good quality of life
The message Utah is sending to the world: Citizens of a particular city or region are no longer necessarily forced to choose between quality of life and economic opportunity. Read more»
Sunday, Aug. 30 2015 12:51 a.m. MDT
As summer concludes, Utahns face national, state issues
Frank Pignanelli and LaVarr Webb discuss immigration policy, a forthcoming public lands proposal from state representatives and what could happen if Joe Biden decides to run for the Read more»
Sunday, Aug. 30 2015 12:50 a.m. MDT
Immigration-related rhetoric leads to death of Republican presidential hopes
Most of Donald Trump's normally loquacious rivals are swaggeringly eager to confront Vladimir Putin, but are too invertebrate — Lindsey Graham is an honorable exception — Read more»
Sunday, Aug. 23 2015 4:35 p.m. MDT
Seinfeld's kid demonstrates why licensing is killing the economy
You don’t want your heart surgeon winging it after watching some DIY video on YouTube. But most government licenses are for low-paying jobs that, at the least, shouldn’t Read more»
Friday, Sept. 4 2015 10:16 a.m. MDT
Politicians use immigration as a piÑata
Politicians are once again using immigration as a political piÑata. They use it as a way to exploit the fear and anxiety the public has over change. They would have us become isolationist Read more»
Saturday, Sept. 5 2015 12:05 a.m. MDT
Climate change presents skewed vulnerabilities and the ethical imperative
Besides crying out for the immediacy of action, the magnitude of the global climate-change threat raises explicit ethical questions, such as how we ought to live and how humans should Read more»
Monday, Aug. 31 2015 12:00 a.m. MDT
The end of summer provides much needed time to think
August, often viewed as the end of things — summer, vacation, camp and children underfoot — marks for Washingtonians the arrival of peace. The usual, rapid chatter becomes Read more»
Monday, Aug. 17 2015 6:18 a.m. MDT
Do we like heroes or gossip better? And what does it say about us?
People magazine had an interesting dilemma recently: Lead with the story of three American heroes, or a "celebrity" who may have cheated on his wife. What they chose may say something Read more»
Tuesday, Sept. 1 2015 12:05 a.m. MDT
The choices for president don't excite Utah voters
Indications now suggest that next year’s presidential election may be a tough one for Utah Republicans. If Republicans nominate a candidate Utahns don’t think much of, and Read more»
Wednesday, Sept. 2 2015 11:51 a.m. MDT

Faith

Ask Angela: My boyfriend won't tell me he loves me
I told him I am in love with him, but he refuses to say it back. Now I feel awkward. Read more»
Monday, Aug. 31 2015 5:00 a.m. MDT
'He became man that we might be made divine'
The idea that humans have the potential to become like God isn't peculiarly Mormon. It's an ancient Christian doctrine that was largely forgotten in the West for centuries — until Read more»
Thursday, Sept. 3 2015 5:00 a.m. MDT
Did luck, nature or prayer prevent a forest fire?
Many years ago a friend and I nearly started a forest fire in Virginia. Or did we? Read more»
Tuesday, Aug. 11 2015 5:00 a.m. MDT
Millions want to get a glimpse of the pope, as do I
Something about seeing special souls stays with a person forever. And I would love to see Pope Francis, the man who, like a spiritual Hercules, is lifting the entire Catholic Church. Read more»
Saturday, Aug. 29 2015 5:00 a.m. MDT
How now, before and after point to 'This is My Day'
We are more than the here and now, and more than the frustrating image of the here and now. The past and the future are true, vital parts of our reality — who we truly are and Read more»
Tuesday, Sept. 1 2015 5:00 a.m. MDT
'Let this be heaven' — taking our 'village' up the mountain
It wasn't grit, athleticism or their mother's cajoling that got my kids up the mountain. It was family. Read more»
Wednesday, Aug. 26 2015 5:00 a.m. MDT
Coping with change: Mope or hope?
Whether you sip life’s changes reluctantly or guzzle the whole glass down, you can cope with life's changes by moping or hoping. Read more»
Friday, Sept. 4 2015 5:00 a.m. MDT

Family

See a penny, pick it up, and all the day you'll have — a story to tell
As it turns out, a fascination with pennies is a family trait — although Christmas stockings in my family have changed. Still, I'll never look at pennies the same again. Read more»
Tuesday, Sept. 1 2015 6:33 p.m. MDT
‘MST3K’s’ out-of-print first collection of TV episodes is reissued
The first collection of episodes from “Mystery Science Theater 3000” has been reissued this week. Read more»
Friday, Sept. 4 2015 6:02 p.m. MDT
The Man From U.N.C.L.E.' is uneven but still enjoyable
"The Man From U.N.C.L.E." is a film I had to warm up to. Initially, it struck me as stiff, complete with wavering accents and one character laden with an overdose of pomposity. But Read more»
Friday, Aug. 14 2015 6:30 p.m. MDT
Advice for couples: Don’t just be hydrogen and oxygen, be water
Hydrogen, by itself, has unique properties. Oxygen has its own set of qualities. But when they are combined, in a committed, fused sort of way, they become marvelous, clear, flowing, Read more»
Tuesday, Sept. 1 2015 6:29 p.m. MDT
Unemployed man breaks the rules by sharing the truth
Read this story if you are thinking about quitting your day job. Read more»
Friday, Sept. 4 2015 6:00 p.m. MDT
Are Mormon women getting plastic surgery to compete for men?
The number of breast enhancements in the Beehive State has one author wondering whether a shortage of Mormon men is to blame. Read more»
Thursday, Sept. 3 2015 2:38 p.m. MDT
A mother's glimpse into life with a special needs child
"Emma's future is unknown, an empty canvas. I want to paint it with love and hope and not bitterness and fear. I love this girl so much, and wherever I go I will proudly say ‘She's Read more»
Wednesday, Aug. 26 2015 7:25 p.m. MDT