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Utah

Horrific crimes show the thin line between good and evil
It's an old question: How well do we ever know anyone? How do you think you know someone so well and consider someone so “normal” that you ask him/her to babysit your children Read more»
Monday, April 21 2014 11:55 p.m. MDT
Finally, living the dream in Paradise
At the Paradise Golf Course in Fillmore, Ron Abegglen, a basketball coaching legend, is the man at the helm. Read more»
Sunday, April 20 2014 10:20 p.m. MDT

Sports

NCAA and college administrations should explore compensating college athletes
A recent ruling allows football players at Northwestern University to unionize and engage in collective bargaining. Many believe this is the latest blow to the NCAA's rules against Read more»
Sunday, March 30 2014 10:55 p.m. MDT
Jazz coaching hire — this one's on Lindsey
General manager says it's a group decision, but it's no mystery who's doing the search and making the call. Read more»
Tuesday, April 22 2014 12:29 p.m. MDT
Former BYU basketball star Alan Taylor dies after long battle with diabetes
Former BYU basketball coach Frank Arnold and guard Scott Runia remember the late Alan Taylor, a former BYU center who will be laid to rest in Reno on Saturday. Read more»
Monday, April 21 2014 5:49 p.m. MDT
Jabari Parker announces decision to turn pro in first-person essay for SI.com
Today, Duke University freshman Jabari Parker announced his decision to enter the 2014 NBA draft. His first-person essay on SI.com marks the first time a student-athlete has declared Read more»
Thursday, April 17 2014 10:40 a.m. MDT
2014 Boston Marathon helped us all heal
I thought this year's running of the Boston Marathon was about my healing. What I found was even better. Read more»
Monday, April 21 2014 7:15 p.m. MDT
NCAA tournament is great but needs some tweaks
It's the most exciting three weeks of the sports season, but the NCAA basketball tournament could use a few changes. Read more»
Sunday, March 30 2014 8:00 p.m. MDT
Baseball is in a good place, and so are the Rockies
Colorado Rockies owner and CEO Dick Monfort pays a visit to Salt Lake City and discusses what a smaller-market, lower-profile franchise like his needs to do to keep pace with those Read more»
Saturday, April 19 2014 6:38 p.m. MDT

Moneywise

Being debt-free beats having a high credit score
I’m a landlord, and if I had my choice between a tenant with no debt and no credit score and someone with a high credit score but lots of debt, I’d take the one who has Read more»
Tuesday, April 22 2014 12:00 a.m. MDT
List of top work-from-home jobs shows growth in offerings
FlexJobs recently released a list of 20 job titles that most commonly appear in its listings of work-from-home jobs. The results are surprisingly diverse and show, once again, that Read more»
Tuesday, April 22 2014 8:30 a.m. MDT
Ripple effect from Ukraine can influence economy even in Utah
As the effects of crisis in the small region of Crimea ripple through world stock markets and impact even small rural farms in Utah, we are reminded of the interconnectedness of the Read more»
Tuesday, April 22 2014 6:48 p.m. MDT

Opinion

In our politics, full disclosure has become an invitation to harassment
If revealing your views opens you to the politics of personal destruction, then transparency, however valuable, must give way to the ultimate core political good, free expression. Read more»
Sunday, April 20 2014 12:00 a.m. MDT
'Progress indeed' in the unusually high Medicare charges cases
Last week, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), in a historic move, applied the transparency disinfectant to the ailing Medicare program by publishing comprehensive physician Read more»
Thursday, April 17 2014 12:00 a.m. MDT
A compilation of the shortest political books ever written
Celebrities, politicians and even sports figures love to write books. We’ve searched Amazon.com for the shortest books ever written. Here are the titles and authors including: Read more»
Sunday, April 20 2014 12:00 a.m. MDT
Regulatory overkill — the government's increasing reach
Intersection of two ominous developments: The government intrusions into sensitive moral issues that come with government's comprehensive and minute regulation. The other development Read more»
Sunday, April 20 2014 12:00 a.m. MDT
No more rent for inmates — a decision that makes good sense
There are good reasons why taxpayers ought to pay the full cost of enforcing the laws their representatives pass. Read more»
Wednesday, April 23 2014 12:00 a.m. MDT
Our economy is a matter of health
A healthy workforce is a healthy economy. “I don’t offer free breakfast out of kindness to my employees, I do so because I know they are more productive when I do. It’s Read more»
Saturday, April 19 2014 12:00 a.m. MDT
Why shouldn’t employees own more of the companies they work for?
Dr. Steven Freeman of the University of Pennsylvania describes that granting ownership rights in corporations to employees has a profound effect on the employees´ commitment to Read more»
Monday, April 21 2014 8:17 a.m. MDT
Putin knows in geopolitical chess it helps to be feared
To Putin's mind, he has emerged from these "diplomatic negotiations" — translated in Russian to mean "I did it my way" — as a tough statesman, generous in his restraint Read more»
Wednesday, April 23 2014 12:00 a.m. MDT
Ukraine hoax fuels anger, revulsion that's heartening to see
The bogus claim that Jews in the Ukraine must register with the government sparked a passion that's heartening. Maybe we do, indeed, sometimes learn from history so that the worst of Read more»
Tuesday, April 22 2014 12:00 a.m. MDT
Pope Francis has had a dramatic first year
One year on, the selection of the new pope seems trivial compared to what he has accomplished in rhetorical tone and personal example. Pope Francis promises to be a different kind of Read more»
Wednesday, April 2 2014 12:00 a.m. MDT
Immigration reform should demonstrate 'love of neighbor'
If we replace the current immigration law with a system that requires foreign nationals who entered the U.S. illegally to pay fines for having done so and then allows them to stay in Read more»
Monday, April 21 2014 12:00 a.m. MDT
The 'tell-yell' model of coaching
Coaches occupy uncommon status in American society. Because a large swath of humanity worships at the altar of sports, we confer on our coaches both the expectation to win and the mandate Read more»
Wednesday, April 9 2014 10:24 p.m. MDT

Faith

With so few choices, should I just marry him?
Marriage is about more than love, so should I just marry this guy? Help! Read more»
Monday, April 14 2014 7:26 p.m. MDT
'Preach the gospel always; if necessary, use words'
Three significant works of serious Mormon music have now been brought together in one missionary-minded compact disc. Read more»
Thursday, April 17 2014 5:00 a.m. MDT
What do you tell a prospective missionary before entering the MTC?
I’ve imagined sitting down and writing a letter to a much younger, much more dark haired Elder Wright to share insights on this critical time in his life. What would I say to Read more»
Tuesday, April 22 2014 7:36 p.m. MDT
An older brother learns a lesson
Once again last Sunday, as is our lot, we Brigham City 5th warders attended two classes. This time Brother Bateman taught us about Joseph and his brothers. And Brother Hennington, well, Read more»
Wednesday, April 16 2014 4:04 p.m. MDT
What vitamins are in your food storage?
Pay attention to vitamins in foods that are stored, particularly C and A. Lack of vitamin C causes scurvy and vitamin A regulates the immune system, preventing infections. Store foods Read more»
Friday, April 11 2014 5:00 a.m. MDT
Teaching 43 youths family history research is choice experience
My wife teaching 43 young women how to search for their ancestors and submitting and processing their names for baptism was a choice experience. Read more»
Thursday, April 10 2014 5:00 a.m. MDT
Teens' quest to be interesting: ‘Come, Follow Me’ can help with that
The faith-promoting stories shared in general conference help conversations in youth Sunday School be interesting and inspiring for six months to come. Read more»
Thursday, April 3 2014 5:00 a.m. MDT
Daughters and mothers encompass one eternal round
The beauty of womanhood is in the faces of 8-year-olds to 80-year-olds. Nothing is more rare and lovely than mothers and daughters, loving, supporting each other, bound with all the Read more»
Sunday, April 13 2014 8:29 p.m. MDT
When the music saves you
High culture has the power to humanize and enrich our lives. As much as our society might think that everything is awesome and we should just let it go, we don’t know when we Read more»
Wednesday, April 9 2014 5:00 a.m. MDT

Family

'Sabotage' is a bad Quentin Tarantino wannabe
"Sabotage" is a bad Quentin Tarantino wannabe. Compared to this film, something like “Kill Bill” comes off charming, subtle and restrained. Read more»
Friday, March 28 2014 12:00 a.m. MDT
Columnist stays up all night with Rocky Balboa
Have you ever had trouble getting sympathy for insomnia? It's very frustrating. If you are like me, then sometimes your only friends during hard times like this are Rocky Balboa and Read more»
Friday, April 4 2014 3:00 p.m. MDT
Changing names is a generations-old dilemma
Eight years after I got married, I still wonder if I should have changed my name. Read more»
Tuesday, April 15 2014 4:15 p.m. MDT
While we are our names, there is a lot more to us
When I was a kid, I always wanted to be a twin. By the time I was old enough to figure it out, it was too late. My mother agreed. Now, I've realized there are 7 million Google results Read more»
Monday, April 21 2014 6:15 p.m. MDT
Tipping points: Is the family doomed?
Is the family as we know it disappearing? Are those who believe in and live within natural, traditional families becoming a minority for the first time in the history of the world? Read more»
Tuesday, April 15 2014 4:10 p.m. MDT
Life's still small moments can pass us by unless we pay attention
Just like grandchildren, there will be an end to our moments. Be still. Breathe deep and look around you. Spring is the very best time to practice. Read more»
Wednesday, April 9 2014 5:53 p.m. MDT