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Utah

Pedal power at the market
Every Saturday, Tony Pavlantos' Off the Grid Smoothie Cafe attracts a crowd at the Salt Lake Farmers Market. Read more»
Sunday, July 27 2014 10:40 p.m. MDT

Sports

Rocky Mountain Raceway offers regular drivers the chance to drag race
Racing cars has never been on my wish list, but drag racing at Rocky Mountain Raceway was an exhilarating experience. Read more»
Sunday, July 20 2014 4:10 p.m. MDT
Home-heavy month ends up so-so for RSL
Chance to pile up points doesn't take flight. On the other hand, RSL remains in second place anyway. Read more»
Wednesday, July 30 2014 10:45 p.m. MDT
Refusing to lose: Robbie Bosco, BYU triumphed over adversity in 1984 Holiday Bowl
An injury, a photograph and an emotional comeback in San Diego preserved an undefeated season for a 1984 BYU team that made its own destiny. Read more»
Saturday, July 26 2014 4:00 p.m. MDT
Violence against women is apparently not a hip cause
Football player Ray Rice gets a slap on the wrist for knocking out his girlfriend — but thank goodness he didn't call her a racial or homophobic slur. Read more»
Tuesday, July 29 2014 2:25 p.m. MDT
Coaching shuffle adds intrigue to SUU-WSU football matchup
Southern Utah University head football coach Ed Lamb has nothing but respect for his three former assistant coaches who left the T-Birds' program after last season to join new head Read more»
Saturday, July 19 2014 6:30 p.m. MDT
Harvey Langi hopes to transfer from Utah to BYU after returning from LDS mission this week
After serving a two-year LDS mission in the Florida Tampa Mission, Harvey Langi will return to Utah on Tuesday and said he hopes to transfer to BYU despite playing his freshman season Read more»
Monday, July 7 2014 4:07 p.m. MDT

Moneywise

Don't touch that 529 plan
Having more money in your hands isn’t the big answer here. What you both need is a behavior change when it comes to money. My advice is to leave the 529 alone. Read more»
Tuesday, July 29 2014 6:00 a.m. MDT
First 'real' job teaches lessons, offers a few surprises
Every job we hold during our long years in the work force teaches us something. My 16-year-old daughter is about a month into her first "real" job, and so far it has been a great experience Read more»
Tuesday, July 29 2014 8:00 a.m. MDT
The power of the 30-year mortgage
While home ownership is not a lone silver bullet to creating a thriving middle class, favorable mortgage terms are an important factor in middle-class success. Read more»
Tuesday, July 22 2014 7:00 a.m. MDT

Opinion

The economic impact of high-ethanol blend fuels
I am persuaded that a new market for natural gas based high-ethanol blend fuels would have an incredible positive impact on our economy. It would also lead to significant environmental Read more»
Thursday, July 31 2014 11:27 a.m. MDT
Re-enactment of 'This is the place' using modern technology
In the spirit of Pioneer Day and reflecting on our heritage, we update an old column and provide a “re-enactment” of Brother Brigham’s entry into the valley using Read more»
Sunday, July 27 2014 12:04 a.m. MDT
Goldwater 2.0
Fifty Julys ago, up the road near San Francisco, in the unfortunately named Cow Palace, the Republican National Convention gave its presidential nomination to Arizona Sen. Barry Goldwater, Read more»
Thursday, July 24 2014 12:00 a.m. MDT
Border crisis presents cruelty's many sides
Cruelty comes in many different forms, and that is what Rep. Jason Chaffetz wishes people would understand. Read more»
Wednesday, July 23 2014 3:45 p.m. MDT
Utah leaders lack confidence, lose public trust
Now the governor wants another committee to study academic standards — and that is not his responsibility. It makes Utah’s leaders appear to lack confidence and explains Read more»
Saturday, July 26 2014 4:33 p.m. MDT
High levels of student debt affect many parts of economy
Graduation from college with massive amounts of debt may delay large purchases, such as homes and cars; it can delay savings and investment for retirement; it can steer potential entrepreneurs Read more»
Monday, July 28 2014 7:30 a.m. MDT
If what you see offends you, feel free to knock on the door
Community no longer seems to extend next door or include a helping hand. It's too bad. Read more»
Tuesday, July 8 2014 12:00 a.m. MDT
Citizens and society need investigative journalism
It is the task of journalists to uncover illegal or unethical actions by government officials. Without this role, the public is ill-served and ultimately unable to make intelligent Read more»
Wednesday, July 30 2014 12:00 a.m. MDT
Hamas and its financial priorities
A good test of an organization’s priorities is what it spends its money on, particularly when money is scarce. That applies to what is currently unfolding in Gaza, where hard Read more»
Monday, July 28 2014 6:13 a.m. MDT
The Internet is the great equalizer, tranquilizer
Knowing my children learn more from my example than from anything I say, I’ve been moved to serious reflection about what I’m teaching them about the Internet. The Internet Read more»
Friday, July 18 2014 12:00 a.m. MDT

Faith

Are my leggings modest?
Angela offers advice on modesty. Share your voice, too! Read more»
Tuesday, July 22 2014 7:24 p.m. MDT
But what of those who never heard?
A respected Protestant philosopher, considering the destiny of those who haven't heard the message of Christianity during their mortal lives, reasons his way to a hypothesis that will Read more»
Thursday, July 31 2014 5:00 a.m. MDT
Bad days are inevitable — complaining is not
To my pal who thinks all my days are perfection, think again. Just because I don't dwell on them doesn't mean I don't get punched in the mouth like everyone else. Bad days are inevitable Read more»
Tuesday, July 29 2014 5:00 a.m. MDT
Why the home teachers won't just let us be
Just as “holy matrimony” involves three people — the husband, the wife and the Lord — Jonathan and David had a “holy friendship,” a friendship involving Read more»
Wednesday, July 23 2014 5:00 a.m. MDT
Days for Girls is changing girls' lives around the world
A $10 donation will transform a woman's life. Celeste Mergens, of Days for Girls, was helping orphans in Kenya, Africa, and went to bed one night praying to do more. She awoke to a Read more»
Sunday, July 20 2014 5:00 a.m. MDT
It's a day of a flood of family history records, documents
Family history research has changed over the years since I was a little boy. There is a flood of digitized records and documents to help us record and store information on our family Read more»
Tuesday, July 22 2014 10:17 p.m. MDT
Serving refugees surges patriotism
Patriotism surged for me and my daughters after a visit to a South Salt Lake apartment complex where refugees arrive regularly. Read more»
Tuesday, July 8 2014 5:00 a.m. MDT
Who were the first 3 women to enter the Salt Lake Valley?
Who were the first women to enter the Salt Lake Valley? Why were they chosen? What were they like? When Brigham Young led the first company of 148, these three women were a boon and Read more»
Wednesday, July 23 2014 10:07 p.m. MDT

Family

Random Idaho person is disturbed by a foot from Utah
There is a lot of research indicating the dangers of distracted driving due to texting, but very little is know about the problems that can occur when old people decide to text. There Read more»
Friday, July 11 2014 4:14 p.m. MDT
Military service is part of family heritage
This Independence Day, my siblings reminded me of the generations of people in my family who served in and with the military. Read more»
Tuesday, July 8 2014 4:40 p.m. MDT
A prime-time mockery of marriage
Men and women looking for love via reality TV are getting more desperate than ever. In a new FYI Network show called “Married at First Sight,” three men and three women Read more»
Tuesday, July 15 2014 6:00 a.m. MDT
You're not in jail, so what is your excuse?
Individuals alone choose not to perform a push-up or sit-up. They take the elevator not the stairs. They are the makers of their schedule and stewards of their time and talents. They Read more»
Monday, July 21 2014 5:15 p.m. MDT
The worst (and best) things to say to someone who is grieving
Too many times, we avoid those in pain because we aren’t sure what to say. Read more»
Wednesday, July 23 2014 10:00 a.m. MDT
Utah’s interesting, divided society
We love Utah. We love the mountains and the desert. We love the people. We even love the interesting and unique culture. But on some levels, a kind of divided, two-sided, competition-mixed-with-animosity Read more»
Thursday, July 31 2014 10:14 a.m. MDT
Moving — a life changing event for all
Many hands make light work and that can be said about much of our lives especially when good friends show up to unload an ABF truck on a hot day in Gilbert, Arizona. Read more»
Wednesday, July 23 2014 3:42 p.m. MDT
The happiest place on earth
Can geography determine happiness, or is happiness simply a state of mind? Read more»
Wednesday, July 30 2014 10:20 a.m. MDT