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Big names — and bigger stories — revealed at RootsTech 2015 conference
As a newbie to family history research, I felt a little intimidated attending the world's largest genealogical conference. But Laura Bush put me at ease. Read more»
Tuesday, Feb. 17 2015 6:01 p.m. MST
Artist extraordinaire John Dalton is finally giving the public an eye-full
At the Fairview museum, artist extraordinaire John Dalton is finally displaying his lifetime of creations. Read more»
Monday, Feb. 9 2015 12:46 a.m. MST
Private sector could lead the charge in improving Utah’s air quality
Tier 3 vehicles and fuel could decrease Utah’s pollution by 40 percent. Tier 3 vehicles are $87 more expensive; Tier 3 fuel is only 1-4 cents more per gallon. Nothing else we Read more»
Monday, Feb. 9 2015 6:05 p.m. MST

Sports

Orem family finds countless benefits in running together
Sasha and Sarah Pachev introduce their children to running when they are toddlers. They believe it not only teaches them focus and discipline, it also helps them find ways past frustration Read more»
Monday, Feb. 9 2015 11:50 p.m. MST
Ute fans have to deal with a frightening thought
Life without Delon Wright could be difficult, even for a 20-4 team. Read more»
Monday, Feb. 16 2015 12:21 a.m. MST
BYU guard Kyle Collinsworth has become Cougars' Mel Hutchins on the boards
Undersized for a rebounder, BYU junior point guard Kyle Collinsworth's recording-breaking triple-doubles have been built on one of the toughest things to do: taking the ball out of Read more»
Monday, Feb. 9 2015 11:57 p.m. MST
BYU, Utah face opposite challenges in recruiting game
BYU's independent status doesn't help the Cougars in the recruiting game, while Utah's membership in the Pac-12 is inherently problematic. Read more»
Thursday, Feb. 5 2015 8:50 p.m. MST
To the woman in the back row of class
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Tuesday, Feb. 17 2015 2:40 p.m. MST
How about a Utah-BYU matchup in NCAA tournament?
After Saturday night's results, Utah is falling on the NCAA brackets and BYU may have played its way into the NCAA tournament and the two could be matched up on Selection Sunday. Read more»
Sunday, March 1 2015 7:00 p.m. MST
Ogden High trying to tackle tough issues facing football program's future
Ogden High's football program has fallen on awfully tough times over the last couple of decades and, faced with the prospect of playing in a juggernaut 4A region next year, is contemplating Read more»
Sunday, Feb. 8 2015 12:08 a.m. MST

Moneywise

Work it out with collections agency
There’s no way I’d consolidate and pay $16,000 in collection fees. Right now, they’re trying to bully you. They may eventually garnish your paychecks, but I think Read more»
Tuesday, Feb. 10 2015 1:08 a.m. MST
Is a messy desk a sign of creativity, or a cry for organizational help?
I'm a bit of a neat freak when it comes to my workspace, so there's generally a place for everything, and everything is in its place. However, a new survey shows that not everyone believes Read more»
Monday, Feb. 9 2015 5:55 p.m. MST

Opinion

Does the barbarism of the Islamic State have a logic?
What did the Islamic State think it could possibly gain by burning alive a captured Jordanian pilot? I wouldn't underestimate the absence of logic, the sheer depraved thrill of a cult Read more»
Sunday, Feb. 8 2015 12:00 a.m. MST
Utah could benefit from adding Office of Inspector General
State legislators are considering an Office of Inspector General, with its primary responsibility to investigate instances of fraud, waste and abuse in state government. Right now, Read more»
Thursday, Feb. 12 2015 10:13 a.m. MST
Our primer for interpreting legislative lingo
The center of the Utah political universe has migrated to Capitol Hill for the legislative session. Thus, we provide our traditional primer helping readers interpret legislative language Read more»
Sunday, Feb. 8 2015 12:00 a.m. MST
Time for Utah to regulate e-cigarettes
For the sake of kids who are becoming addicted to nicotine, the time for dithering on this issue is over. Read more»
Wednesday, Feb. 11 2015 1:47 a.m. MST
Lawmakers keeping schools in constant chaos
From 13 years ago to today, state leaders and legislators seem more intent on drafting bills and creating programs to supposedly focus on education — but they have yet to maintain Read more»
Saturday, Feb. 7 2015 12:00 a.m. MST
Ways to address poverty and inequality: a summary of your comments
In a recent column, I asked readers to write in with ideas about how full employment would influence the debate about inequality in the U.S. Read more»
Monday, Feb. 9 2015 7:30 a.m. MST
News misrepresentations create public doubt around journalism
At the end of the newscast — or the story or column — what matters most in journalism is credibility and public trust, both of which have suffered in recent years. Read more»
Wednesday, Feb. 11 2015 11:26 a.m. MST
Reading for pleasure? Buried school kids can't fathom the concept
Over the summer, my youngest daughter will consume a number of books for the joy of reading. But during the school year, she's more apt to be nearly copying textbooks by hand as part Read more»
Tuesday, Feb. 17 2015 12:00 a.m. MST
Putting religious exemptions into practice — here are my experiences and my suggestions
Religious exemption can lead to substitution, but substitution should not be allowed if it causes hardship. If I can go to a restaurant, business or somewhere else providing the same Read more»
Wednesday, Feb. 11 2015 12:00 p.m. MST
Islamic State group's big blunder with Jordan
Some of the great turning points in warfare history have come as a result of a major blunder committed by one of the sides. We may have just seen an example in the Middle East — Read more»
Monday, Feb. 9 2015 12:00 a.m. MST

Faith

Book of Mormon and other hidden ancient documents
The writers of the Book of Mormon wrote they had written in an Egyptian script on metal plates and then concealed the book for future discovery. Those widely ridiculed claims no longer Read more»
Thursday, Feb. 5 2015 5:00 a.m. MST
How I am winning the war on time
Time can be a mother's worst enemy, but it can also be her greatest ally. We can choose how to spend what we've been given. Read more»
Tuesday, Feb. 10 2015 5:00 a.m. MST
Former LDS missionary asks forgiveness from Texas town
Dr. Kim Roberts of Salt Lake City and Robert Hanna of Denison, Texas, have never met. They’ve never chatted on the phone nor exchanged an email. Instead, they’re linked Read more»
Wednesday, Feb. 11 2015 2:00 a.m. MST
I'm a terrible home teacher, give me 4 more families
When it comes to home teaching, I’m usually the guy they make jokes about. I’m the guy who doesn’t home teach in October or December because I feel funny showing Read more»
Wednesday, Feb. 18 2015 10:40 a.m. MST
Hoping for one more conversation
We’re way beyond telephones hooked to the wall and run by operators, so the song “Hello Central, Give Me Heaven” got me thinking, wouldn’t it be the best if Read more»
Wednesday, Feb. 18 2015 6:15 p.m. MST
The brothers of the Prophet Joseph Smith
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Sunday, Feb. 22 2015 5:00 a.m. MST

Family

'Project Almanac' and its shaky cam are visually exhausting
When a gaggle of teens figures out how to actually fire up the plans for a time machine that was conceived by the father of one of the kids, well, let’s just say it might be a Read more»
Friday, Feb. 6 2015 12:35 a.m. MST
Bringing home measles instead of Mickey Mouse ears
Measles is a potentially fatal viral infection. It is not what most visitors to Disneyland expect to bring home. Mouse ears and tired feet are the usual fruits of the "happiest place Read more»
Monday, Feb. 16 2015 4:00 p.m. MST
Columnist discovers that old people have lightning bolts in their eyes
Did you know that when you are old you will probably have lightening bolts in your eyes? How come you never told me that? Read more»
Friday, Feb. 13 2015 6:35 p.m. MST
Valentine's Day, Valentine play
More than a day for fancy cards and roses, Valentine’s Day reminds us that love extends beyond a single act. Read more»
Wednesday, Feb. 11 2015 5:00 a.m. MST