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The 'Professor of Powder' and the 'Greatest Snow on Earth'
Does Utah have the greatest snow on Earth? Jim Steenburgh, professor of atmospheric sciences at the University of Utah, says yes — and explains why. Read more»
Tuesday, Jan. 19 2016 9:22 a.m. MST

Sports

Lindsey Vonn's response to breaking another alpine record offers advice for all of us
Lindsey Vonn broke the downhill World Cup victory record on Saturday and then the Super G on Sunday. She brushed aside talk of the next record she might break and said she focuses simply Read more»
Sunday, Jan. 24 2016 10:50 p.m. MST
Football 2016: What are we waiting for?
Utah has a new QB, BYU has Ty Detmer, and Utah State has something to prove. Next season will not be boring. Read more»
Saturday, Jan. 16 2016 7:20 p.m. MST
'Jimmer for three': Fredette keeps dreaming, delivering big shots in NBA's D-League
After four years of bouncing around the NBA with disappointing experiences, Jimmer Fredette hasn't lost his dream of playing at that level. Today he's humble and working hard as he Read more»
Wednesday, Jan. 13 2016 5:21 p.m. MST
Think Utah is BYU's 'big brother'? Think again
Yes, BYU has lost three straight to Utah, but the Cougars have won 11 of the last 15 games with the Utes and one of their losses was in overtime. Read more»
Tuesday, Jan. 19 2016 5:00 p.m. MST
When life is tough, you get tougher: Utah mother runs half marathon after stroke
After suffering a stroke, Patti Paul decided to tackle the half marathon distance to prove to herself and her family that we can overcome hard things. Read more»
Tuesday, Jan. 19 2016 8:39 a.m. MST
Manning's storybook ending will have to wait a little longer
Peyton Manning won an unexpected Super Bowl victory Sunday in Super Bowl 50, but he didn't say if this will be his final game or not. Read more»
Sunday, Feb. 7 2016 10:25 p.m. MST
With injury-plagued lineup, Jazz have actually over-achieved this season
Some folks might feel like Utah's record, as it nears the midseason, is disappointing. But with so many injuries to key guys like Dante' Exum, Rudy Gobert, Derrick Favors and Alec Burks, Read more»
Sunday, Jan. 17 2016 10:25 a.m. MST
Freestyle World Cup: Dufour-Lapointe, Benna win dual mogul events
The final World Cup event at Deer Valley on Saturday was the dual moguls that were held under the lights on a perfect, clear evening. The event featured competitors from all over the Read more»
Sunday, Feb. 7 2016 12:04 a.m. MST

Moneywise

Boundaries, finances both need careful consideration
I always recommend that young couples rent for a year and concentrate on each other, the new marriage, cleaning up any debts they have and establishing an emergency fund. Read more»
Sunday, Jan. 24 2016 4:39 p.m. MST
Controlled trial shows benefits of workplace flexibility
For the first time, a randomized controlled trial shows the positive effects of workplace flexibility on a company and its employees. And that's kind of a big deal. Read more»
Monday, Jan. 18 2016 5:00 p.m. MST

Opinion

President Obama's Tuesday night address to Congress was less about the state of the union than the state of the presidency
After two terms, presidents are spent. Nothing shows it like a State of the Union valedictory repeating the hollow promises of the yesteryear candidate — as if the intervening Read more»
Sunday, Jan. 17 2016 12:00 a.m. MST
Politics and the BYU vs. Utah rivalry
Rivalries are the heart of our sporting culture, and there is no bigger rivalry in this state than Utah vs. BYU. It has lasted well over 100 years, and it should continue — uninterrupted Read more»
Thursday, Jan. 14 2016 1:51 p.m. MST
Uniting the Republican Party will take a candidate besides the front-runner
There are so many Republicans — let alone independents or Democrats — who would not support Donald Trump. That's why it's so important for voters to seek for a candidate Read more»
Monday, Jan. 18 2016 11:35 a.m. MST
State of the Union sets the stage for presidential campaign ahead
The nation is in for interesting times over the next 10 months as we select the next leader of the free world. President Barack Obama attempted to set the stage for the campaign ahead Read more»
Sunday, Jan. 17 2016 12:00 a.m. MST
Keep an eye on Chris Christie
Nationally, among all the Republican candidates, the ABC/Washington Post poll finds Christie's favorability rating "most improved." Keep an eye on Chris Christie. Read more»
Sunday, Jan. 17 2016 12:00 a.m. MST
Governmental neutrality in matters of faith
The Blaine Amendments originated out of anti-Catholic prejudices, but the laws are still on the books in many states. Read more»
Sunday, Jan. 31 2016 12:00 a.m. MST
Make politics more civil? The forces at work are too large
The digital age is disrupting politics the way it has disrupted a host of other institutions, from the media to education. Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders are bypassing the middlemen Read more»
Thursday, Jan. 14 2016 5:31 p.m. MST
Retool education for the digital economy
The education retooling strategy is a win-win that reduces needless conflict, promotes accountability and creates schools for the digital economy. Read more»
Saturday, Jan. 16 2016 12:10 a.m. MST
The influence of generic drug production on developing countries
Due to the difficulty in accessing drugs from brand-name pharmaceutical companies, most patients in developing nations are heavily relying on less-expensive generic drugs. Read more»
Monday, Jan. 18 2016 6:15 a.m. MST
Jeb Bush — not dead yet, with still time to win
Reports of Jeb Bush's political death may be greatly exaggerated. Not only is Bush essentially locked in a statistical tie for second place in New Hampshire, but he's enjoying the benefits Read more»
Thursday, Jan. 14 2016 12:05 a.m. MST
What did folks want to know about children in crisis in 2015?
Child Trends has compiled a list of its most popular reports and blog posts, based on what those visiting its site read last year. It paints a painful picture of the issues some children Read more»
Tuesday, Jan. 19 2016 12:05 a.m. MST
The problem is deeper than Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders
Recent polls suggest the American public is dissatisfied and frustrated. This dissatisfaction is squarely directed at politicians. Read more»
Wednesday, Jan. 20 2016 12:10 a.m. MST

Faith

How do I remove negative influences so I can go to the temple?
This reader is struggling to become temple worthy and Asks Angela for advice. Read more»
Monday, Jan. 18 2016 1:41 p.m. MST
Meet three of the Eight Witnesses
An examination of the lives of the witnesses to the Book of Mormon, beyond the testimony printed with each copy of the book for nearly two centuries, reveals the depth and consistency Read more»
Thursday, Jan. 14 2016 5:00 a.m. MST
Why I'm not forcing my kids to believe in God
Why do I teach my children about God and his plan for me, for them, for our family? Because that's what my parents did for me. All parents have a responsibility to teach what matters Read more»
Sunday, Jan. 17 2016 5:00 a.m. MST
Composer Robert M. Cundick's moment of truth
Robert M. Cundick, a human whirlwind in LDS music, passed away earlier this month. And as I read the various tributes and elegies, each seemed to choose a different highlight from his Read more»
Wednesday, Jan. 20 2016 11:05 a.m. MST
Lessons from the Lord's Prayer
The Lord's Prayer is more than rote repetition, more than a pattern as to how we communicate with God. The overriding intention is to condition a certain mindset when we pray that can Read more»
Sunday, Feb. 7 2016 5:00 a.m. MST
Avoiding false hope for the New Year
New Year’s is a good time for a clean slate and a new beginning. However, unless resolutions are done in the right way, they tend to recycle themselves. Read more»
Thursday, Jan. 21 2016 5:00 a.m. MST
Seahawks need Arlo Guthrie to make it to the Super Bowl this year
Last Sunday's playoff loss was a big setback for the Seahawks, but if we team up with Arlo Guthrie we can still get them to the Super Bowl. Read more»
Saturday, Jan. 23 2016 5:00 a.m. MST
The courtship and marriage of Joseph Smith and Emma Hale
Emma's parents were opposed to the young Joseph Smith, but she was willing to cast her fate with his, and the love between them became a power for good and service to others throughout Read more»
Monday, Feb. 1 2016 10:45 p.m. MST
Ways to combat becoming a Sunday-only Mormon
When churchgoers take a casual Sunday-only approach to membership, they can become spiritually slothful and developmentally hardened to service and sacrifice. Such crust on our character Read more»
Friday, Jan. 29 2016 5:00 a.m. MST

Family

The long road to parenting payout
Parenting is a lot like learning the violin. It can take years to hear the music. Read more»
Wednesday, Jan. 27 2016 5:00 a.m. MST
Technology changes but our experiences stay the same
I realized how my parents must feel as they encounter new technology and see their children integrate it into their lives. And when I realized the 1960s weren't that long ago, I felt Read more»
Wednesday, Jan. 20 2016 5:00 a.m. MST
Sequels and remakes and reboots, oh my — they’re all the same these days
Some of the latest rebooted movie-franchise sequels are looking more like remakes these days. Read more»
Thursday, Jan. 14 2016 7:45 p.m. MST
Hanging on when I am clearly failing at motherhood
I've been battling a case of the "Shoulds," those little thoughts that tell me I am simply not good enough. Read more»
Tuesday, Jan. 19 2016 7:55 a.m. MST
Grandfather’s secrets help guide 3 cousins
I (Richard) knew the things I wanted to teach my grandchildren — the legacies of insight that I wanted to leave them — but I didn’t know how to get them interested Read more»
Tuesday, Jan. 26 2016 7:10 p.m. MST