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How this woman's focus on kids led her from volunteer to leader
After 24 years on the Davis School Board, Barbara Smith will step down at the end of the year, but that's just one of the many ways she has been serving children and public schools Read more»
Tuesday, July 26 2016 6:30 a.m. MDT
What I learned from Macchu Picchu about the view from the top
Several years ago, I was hired to lead a trip to Peru. The trip was organized by a group travel company and was expertly executed in every way, with the exception of the in-over-his-head Read more»
Tuesday, July 26 2016 5:00 a.m. MDT
How this Utahn turned a chance encounter with his hero into a best-selling book
Freelance writer Scott Schulte asked his boyhood hero Dan Gable if he could write his life story. Gable said yes, and a dream job was born. Read more»
Sunday, July 24 2016 6:10 p.m. MDT

Sports

Women-only retreat hopes to remove barriers to outdoor pursuits
Outessa is a three-day retreat for women in California and Utah that seeks to help women pursue outdoor activities. Women can customize their schedules to sample everything from kayaking Read more»
Sunday, July 24 2016 7:45 p.m. MDT
How the smallest team in women’s football took the country by storm
Coach of Falconz says his team epitomizes hard work among players who want competitive sports after prep or college careers. Read more»
Tuesday, July 26 2016 3:41 p.m. MDT
State Amateur roars on without Utah's top player, Rhett Rasmussen
BYU-bound Rhett Rasmussen had to make a choice whether to play in the Utah State Amateur at Alpine or accept an invitation to a national amateur event at the Olympic Club in San Francisco. Read more»
Wednesday, July 13 2016 5:15 p.m. MDT
Lots of reasons to run, but sometimes the better choice is not to run
There are a lot of reasons to run, but sometimes the better choice is not to run. Read more»
Sunday, July 24 2016 5:30 p.m. MDT
Finally, the state's 'Big Four' hoops programs will come together to play for a day
For what seems like forever, many members of the Utah sports media, along with a fair share of the state's college basketball fans, have been hoping to someday see teams play a "Big Read more»
Saturday, July 23 2016 10:15 p.m. MDT

Moneywise

Stick with paying the smallest debt in the debt snowball
In a strictly mathematical sense, my advice of paying off debt smallest to largest may be wrong, but it’s still the correct advice. Read more»
Tuesday, July 19 2016 7:30 p.m. MDT

Opinion

Notes from Cleveland: The two-part rebellion
The main purpose of the modern political convention is to produce four days of televised propaganda. The subsidiary function, now that nominees are invariably chosen in advance, is Read more»
Sunday, July 24 2016 12:10 a.m. MDT
My theory regarding Melania Trump's plagiarism
So far — at the time of this writing two days into the convention — I can’t tell if we are watching a comedy or a tragedy unfold. Leave it to Donald Trump to keep Read more»
Thursday, July 21 2016 12:10 a.m. MDT
The conservative case for Gary Johnson and Bill Weld, not Donald Trump and Mike Pence
In 2016, our nation’s freedom and social cohesion would be better served if Utahns were to elect Gary Johnson and Bill Weld, not the presumptive nominees of either the Republican Read more»
Sunday, July 17 2016 12:00 a.m. MDT
Shurtleff, GOP convention and a DNC convention preview
The Republican Convention offered interesting speakers, especially the Trump family. But Utahns are still far from embracing the brash billionaire. Read more»
Sunday, July 24 2016 12:15 a.m. MDT
Adding Pence the pliable to Trump campaign
Crucial political decisions often concern which bridges to cross and which to burn. Donald Trump's dilemma is that he burns some bridges by the way he crosses others. Read more»
Sunday, July 24 2016 12:10 a.m. MDT
Why the pioneers give us hope today
People who live in the West have no right to not believe in miracles. The reality that settlements took root anywhere in the interior West and grew into large cities is a miracle, a Read more»
Thursday, July 21 2016 12:15 a.m. MDT
Justice delayed is justice denied
We expect our criminal justice system to be open, fair, transparent and accountable to the public. However, over the years it appears it has become encrusted with more regulations, Read more»
Saturday, July 23 2016 12:10 a.m. MDT
Honoring the dignity of employees includes having them own more of the companies where they work
Maybe those of us who own big companies need to acknowledge that any big success we may have had in business has come largely as a result of our employees. If this is true, we may need Read more»
Tuesday, July 19 2016 10:14 p.m. MDT
Eye of the beholder
By now most Americans know the name of Dallas Police Chief David Brown — and quite a few wouldn't mind seeing him play a larger national role. Read more»
Friday, July 15 2016 12:00 a.m. MDT
Let's call bad acts what they are when it comes to black and blue
Montrell Jackson was bruised and made heart-sore by the volatility of the discussion of police vs. blacks. He was both black and blue, a 32-year-old black man who had chosen to be a Read more»
Tuesday, July 19 2016 12:00 a.m. MDT
Lessons of Pioneer Day are highly relevant today
Remembering the genesis of Pioneer Day — and drawing lessons from this celebration — may provide some perspective on current events. Read more»
Wednesday, July 20 2016 12:15 a.m. MDT

Faith

Two theological accounts of evil
The Mormon account of the origin of Satan avoids one of the major problems that face other, more traditional accounts. Read more»
Thursday, July 21 2016 4:28 p.m. MDT
Should you teach your kids to hit back?
An Irish psychologist is making waves with his suggestion that parents teach their kids to fight back. Read more»
Monday, July 25 2016 5:00 a.m. MDT
At times the people we view as villains are really heroes
I know beyond a shadow of a doubt that people walk into the Dairy Queen in Perry, Utah, see a man slicing potatoes, and make assumptions about him. Read more»
Wednesday, July 20 2016 3:30 p.m. MDT
Amid tragedy, making time to get to know others
I am aware, every day, that I live in a bubble. We are only a short drive from Falcon Heights, Minnesota, where Philando Castile was shot last week. But we might as well live in a different Read more»
Wednesday, July 13 2016 5:00 a.m. MDT

Family

‘Batman v Superman’ arrives on Blu-ray, DVD this week
The Blu-ray/DVD of “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” has landed, and the “Ultimate Edition” does, as promised, include an R-rated extended version. Read more»
Thursday, July 21 2016 4:21 p.m. MDT
Top parenting ideas No. 6 — The family vision statement
Every business seems to have one — on a plaque, on the wall — an attractively worded statement of vision and purpose and goals. Families can benefit as much as businesses Read more»
Tuesday, July 12 2016 7:10 p.m. MDT