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They got exactly what they wished for
During his working years, Ted Jacobsen dreamed of having a trout stream all to himself. Read more»
Sunday, June 28 2015 6:26 p.m. MDT

Sports

Running for shooting victims a reminder that change begins with one loving act
Feeling overwhelmed and heartbroken this week, I decided to dedicate my 7.2-mile leg up Old Snowbasin Road to the victims of the Emanuel AME Church shooting. Read more»
Sunday, June 21 2015 9:05 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
What is Utah State hiding in the Maverik Stadium deal?
Utah State not only sold out a legend by changing the name of its football stadium from Romney Stadium to Maverik Stadium, but the Aggies also are trying to keep terms of the deal a Read more»
Tuesday, June 16 2015 3:15 p.m. MDT
There's no shame in struggling through a run
Just because you're struggling on a run or a workout doesn't mean you're weak. It means you're pushing yourself, and that's a good thing. Read more»
Sunday, June 21 2015 4:46 p.m. MDT
Questions on the U.S. Open, Utah Jazz, Bryce Harper and more
Mike Sorensen expounds on Utahns in the U.S. Open, the NBA playoffs and all the players the Utah Jazz are bringing in for a look. Read more»
Sunday, June 14 2015 10:29 p.m. MDT
Jazz fans shouldn't get too excited, or disappointed, about Draft Day
The NBA draft and National Letter of Intent Day are a lot like Christmas Day. We anxiously wait for months for them to come around, wondering what we might get. And then in a matter Read more»
Saturday, June 27 2015 5:45 p.m. MDT

Moneywise

3 traps to avoid after graduation
There are three major traps I tell all new graduates to avoid. One, don’t buy or lease a new car. The second trap to avoid is rushing in to buy a house. Last, don’t ever Read more»
Wednesday, July 1 2015 5:40 a.m. MDT
Poll: Family finance concerns spill over to workplace
In a new poll, 59 percent of people admitted that they regularly dealt with personal financial matters during the workday. How does this affect their focus at the office and their work-life Read more»
Tuesday, June 30 2015 2:59 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
How federalism can help solve the debate over Internet taxes
Rather than requiring retailers to collect high taxes for other states, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte's bill regarding online sales taxes would provide a far more Read more»
Sunday, June 28 2015 6:30 a.m. MDT
Charleston shooting has sparked national discussion on racism
A horrific massacre in a South Carolina church has sparked a national discussion on racism and the symbols of the Confederacy. But, as usually happens in America, tragedy provides a Read more»
Sunday, June 28 2015 12:00 a.m. MDT
Chief Justice John Roberts' ACA decision will cause long-lasting damage
The most durable damage from Thursday's decision is not the perpetuation of the ACA, which can be undone by legislative action. The paramount injury is the court's embrace of a duty Read more»
Thursday, June 25 2015 2:56 p.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
Barker leaves a legacy of caring
James Barker, who served as a Salt Lake City commissioner and who recently passed away, was my mentor. He leaves a legacy of what politicians who have a heart can do who keep the public’s Read more»
Saturday, June 27 2015 12:00 a.m. MDT
Why our children need financial literacy
This article is intended for the parents of the upcoming generation. Read more»
Monday, June 29 2015 7:30 a.m. MDT
After events in Charleston, reconciliation became word of the day
Reconciliation is the word of the day, but how, practically speaking, does one get there? From leaders in Washington, we often hear of the need for a "national conversation about race." Read more»
Monday, June 29 2015 12:00 a.m. MDT
Time to fix Obamacare rather than fight it in court
Obamacare is far from perfect. It was cobbled together badly. Implementation has been problematic. Now that the legal battles over Obamacare are over, the president and the Congress Read more»
Wednesday, July 1 2015 12:00 a.m. MDT
Read a real newspaper, get ink on your fingers, save the world
It's OK to search online for news that interests you, but don't forget to start with a real newspaper, the kind you can hold in your hands. If you don't, I fear it's the beginning of Read more»
Friday, June 26 2015 6:50 p.m. MDT

Faith

Should I serve alcohol at my wedding reception?
I'm having a wedding reception where those who are not members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will be in attendance. Should I serve alcohol to accommodate what they're Read more»
Monday, June 8 2015 10:40 a.m. MDT
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
Unusual family history experience links the living and the dead
Abby Hanson, a native of Ghana, is at the center of one of the most inspiring family history stories you’ll ever hear. Read more»
Friday, June 19 2015 5:05 a.m. MDT
The resurrection of Kaleb Cowart
Salt Lake Bees third baseman Kaleb Cowart doesn't just sign autographs for fans, he gives them a spiritual booster shot. Beneath his name he always jots the reference Philippians 4:13: Read more»
Friday, July 3 2015 4:00 p.m. MDT
The law of the fast is a way of life
The command to fast is not something we are to do once a month for a 24-hour period of time, often accompanied by a financial donation. As stated in Isaiah 58, it is a lifestyle requiring Read more»
Wednesday, June 17 2015 3:31 p.m. MDT
When charity faileth during church classes
While the most important work of the Relief Society occurs within homes in our communities, our Sunday meetings should also be a place where charity never faileth. Read more»
Thursday, June 4 2015 5:00 a.m. MDT
The books that change us
If we're reading just for pleasure, we're missing the larger point of literature. Read more»
Wednesday, July 1 2015 5:00 a.m. MDT
Elder L. Tom Perry 'was always so good to me'
I first met Elder Perry while in San Diego for the 1980 Holiday Bowl as an 18-year-old freshman. Frankly, I didn’t know who he was – which tells you all you need to know Read more»
Thursday, June 4 2015 7:10 p.m. MDT

Family

Context is the missing link in making sense of family history
Reading my grandmother's old documents is baffling — unless I can find a little insight. After all, I think the hardest thing to preserve in family history is context. Without Read more»
Thursday, June 25 2015 5:24 p.m. MDT
'Inside Out' is creative, original
The creativity in "Inside Out" that portrays the inner workings of a developing young mind is truly imaginative. Read more»
Friday, June 26 2015 2:48 p.m. MDT
Is family the 'end' and everything else the 'means'?
We frequently mistake plans for goals. We go after things but don’t ask ourselves why we want those things or what they will lead to. We frequently mistake the means for the ends, Read more»
Tuesday, June 30 2015 8:10 p.m. MDT
Bringing daddy style to parenting
The special traits a father brings to his children are irreplaceable. Read more»
Sunday, June 21 2015 5:00 a.m. MDT
The 'All Pro Dad' and the other side of Father's Day
Whether we had parents who did their jobs well or not, each person has a choice about the kind of parent they want to be. No parent is ever perfect — but we can find the joy that Read more»
Wednesday, June 17 2015 6:41 p.m. MDT