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They go back to give back
Retired pro football players the Boone brothers — Aaron, Jesse and Jason — return to their roots to impart to youngsters their love and passion for the game. Read more»
Sunday, July 5 2015 6:47 p.m. MDT

Sports

What I've learned running with veterans
I joined Team RWB to serve those who'd served our country. What I received was much more significant than anything I could offer. Read more»
Sunday, July 5 2015 9:45 p.m. MDT
Hatfield, Natson incidents may have wide-ranging implications
When athletes get in trouble, they aren't just making life hard on themselves. Read more»
Wednesday, July 1 2015 7:30 p.m. MDT
Former Utah State Amateur champs weigh in on winning golf's toughest test
Former champions of the Utah State Amateur, which kicks off next week at Solider Hollow, recall how winning changed their lives and gave them a memory that will last forever. Read more»
Thursday, July 2 2015 10:05 p.m. MDT
When money speaks louder than legends
The Romney family says Utah State reneged on promises and compromises when it sold the name of the school's football stadium to a convenience store, changing it from Romney Stadium Read more»
Saturday, July 4 2015 10:38 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

Handle money with planning, purpose, maturity
You’ve got a little room to play back and forth once you get past Baby Step 3. But until then, I want you to be hardcore about scrimping, saving and getting your financial house Read more»
Tuesday, July 7 2015 7:00 a.m. MDT
Individual's work-life journey depends on influences of others
Four weeks into my latest career adventure, one simple but powerful thought keeps running through my mind, It's this: Success in any undertaking, whether at work or at home, is not Read more»
Tuesday, July 7 2015 12:34 p.m. MDT

Opinion

Time to relegate the Confederate battle flag to museums and Civil War reenactments
Symbols matter, and the Confederate battle flag has become a symbol of institutional, violent racism. It is time for the permanent retirement of the Confederate battle flag. It should Read more»
Thursday, July 2 2015 12:00 a.m. MDT
About-face by Apple Music shows need for constant change
"People want to own the music they love," Steve Jobs said, and "not just rent them." Fast-forward a decade, and Apple is now saying the reverse: People want to rent and not own the Read more»
Sunday, July 5 2015 12:35 a.m. MDT
Things are heating up thanks to Supreme Court decisions
Yes, it has been very hot … and not just the weather. We explore the ramifications of key decisions by the U.S. Supreme Court. Read more»
Sunday, July 5 2015 12:35 a.m. MDT
Don't let an apocalypse-free summer blind us to real dangers
In the back of my mind, I still can hear former Utah Gov. Mike Leavitt, who assured me soon after leaving his post as Health and Human Services secretary for President George W. Bush, Read more»
Thursday, July 2 2015 12:00 a.m. MDT
My kind of Fourth — life, Liberty Park and the pursuit of tamales
While growing up and living out of our family's boxcar on the west side of Salt Lake, a wagonload of watermelon and tamales and a long walk to run on the lush green lawns of Liberty Read more»
Saturday, July 4 2015 5:03 p.m. MDT
How to address the Mediterranean refugee crisis
The European Union is in the midst of a crisis of conscience. Read more»
Monday, July 6 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
Supreme Court gives elections back to the people
The Supreme Court has rule Arizona and other states can create independent redistricting commissions to conduct redistricting every 10 years. While the state Legislature can create Read more»
Wednesday, July 8 2015 12:00 a.m. MDT

Faith

Treasures in earthen vessels
It's easy to romanticize other times, when (we imagine) things were simpler and clearer. But this is our time. And the good old days weren't all that different, anyway. Read more»
Thursday, July 2 2015 5:00 a.m. MDT
What two lost college students and an LDS ward council have in common
Sitting in a ward council lately and hearing leaders counsel about how best to serve those lost and in need, I was reminded of a very different kind of rescue many years ago near Charlottesville, Read more»
Tuesday, July 7 2015 3:59 p.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
Working miracles regardless of gender, age or church callings
Gender, priesthood, church callings and age don't define those who can perform mighty miracles and be a great benefit to others. All it takes is faith. Read more»
Friday, July 31 2015 9:20 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

Charming domestic comedy ‘5 Flights Up’ is now on Blu-ray, DVD
Morgan Freeman and Diane Keaton are a delightful team in the charming and amusing domestic comedy "5 Flights Up," now on Blu-ray and DVD. Read more»
Thursday, July 9 2015 7:35 p.m. MDT
Despite major shortcomings, 'Max' still an enjoyable film
Even though "Max" has the feel of a high-quality after-school movie, and it’s loaded with stereotypes and stereotypical plot lines, I have to admit I still enjoyed this film. Read more»
Thursday, July 9 2015 7:30 p.m. MDT
How 'Inside Out' sent me a mommy wake-up call
Pixar's new movie, "Inside Out," helped me remember why I should embrace sadness, not run from it. Read more»
Monday, July 6 2015 5:15 p.m. MDT
Family gathering and freedom
As I stood to salute the flag in celebration of the Fourth of July with my hand over my heart, all I could feel was gratitude for my posterity, and also for the freedoms we enjoy. Read more»
Wednesday, July 8 2015 7:39 p.m. MDT
Put down your phone and grow a forest
Do you use apps for everything? Well now there's an app to help you not use apps. Read more»
Friday, July 10 2015 7:56 p.m. MDT
Grandma's mystery solved by 50-year-old humor column
In researching an old piece of my grandmother's homework, I discovered a few things about myself, her and a syndicated columnist from 1965. Read more»
Tuesday, July 7 2015 5:30 p.m. MDT
What 85-year-olds say is important
It’s one thing for us baby boomers to try to project and plan our lives over the next 20 or 30 years, but it's something else entirely to listen to 85-year-olds as they look back Read more»
Tuesday, July 7 2015 5:20 p.m. MDT
Ugly in the age of Instagram
With Instagram, we can see in real-time not just envy, but the palpable desire to have a piece of the beauty pie. Read more»
Wednesday, July 15 2015 5:00 a.m. MDT