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How a Norman Rockwell wound up in Draper
Sixty-five years ago, Luana Guymon and the ninth-grade class at Draper Park Elementary purchased a Norman Rockwell original for $800. Today it's worth nearly $2 million. Read more»
Sunday, Aug. 21 2016 10:50 p.m. MDT

Sports

2016 Rio Olympics are games where anyone can see themselves in the stories
The 2016 Summer Games featured diversity of almost every conceivable type, and that's good for the future of sport. Read more»
Monday, Aug. 22 2016 7:40 p.m. MDT
Weber State coach and wife show how to handle the tough calls
Sara and Jay Hill say they are attacking her Hodgkin's lymphoma straight on. Read more»
Wednesday, Aug. 24 2016 3:20 p.m. MDT
Hill starting with Mangum looking over his shoulder looms big for BYU's Ty Detmer
It's a situation many a college coach would covet. The announcement that fifth-year senior Taysom Hill is BYU's starter with Tanner Mangum not taking a redshirt is an intriguing start Read more»
Wednesday, Aug. 24 2016 6:45 p.m. MDT
New documentary takes on the NCAA
By exposing rampant hypocrisy and exploitation, "The Business of Amateurs" — a new documentary — hopes to do to the NCAA what "Blackfish" did to Sea World. Read more»
Thursday, Aug. 25 2016 9:09 p.m. MDT
Why I love the Olympics
It's easy to love the Olympics when you're country is dominating the medal count, but there are more reasons why I'm so excited about the Olympics. Read more»
Sunday, Aug. 21 2016 9:06 p.m. MDT
Ryan Lochte joins long list of great athletes who've done incredibly stupid things
Sports history is full of athletes who were incredibly gifted, amazingly talented — and extremely stupid, too. This past week, highly decorated American swimmer Ryan Lochte joined Read more»
Saturday, Aug. 20 2016 6:45 p.m. MDT

Moneywise

How the impact of our community and technical colleges can be magnified
As the stream of graduates walked across the stage, I was caught off guard by the depth of emotion I felt as I witnessed the conspicuous enthusiasm and sense of accomplishment the families Read more»
Wednesday, Aug. 24 2016 6:37 p.m. MDT

Opinion

The price of powerlessness
Barack Obama takes Ecclesiastes' view that these are vanities, nothing but vanities. In the kingdom of heaven, no doubt. Here on earth, however — Aleppo to Donetsk, Estonia to Read more»
Sunday, Aug. 21 2016 10:08 a.m. MDT
EpiPens and drug company monopolies
On its website, Mylan, a large generic drug manufacturer, lauds itself as a company with “A History of Doing What’s Right." I almost laughed when I read those words. Read more»
Thursday, Aug. 25 2016 12:10 a.m. MDT
A visit with my neighbor about politics, presidents and Libertarian Gary Johnson
The presidential election is getting so much attention that neighbors are beginning to talk. Here’s how I expect a visit with one of my neighbors — who was also a delegate Read more»
Thursday, Aug. 18 2016 12:10 a.m. MDT
Debating the necessity and relevancy of the Electoral College in electing our presidents
The notion that the elector procedure protects small states’ rights is a nice fantasy. Presidential candidates expend resources in only 3-4 small states. Further, aspirants never Read more»
Sunday, Aug. 21 2016 12:00 a.m. MDT
All eyes on the Silver State
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Sunday, Aug. 21 2016 12:10 a.m. MDT
Italy's quake should make us think more about the one that will hit here
The main water line for Salt Lake City crosses over a fault line 19 times. How prepared are we? Read more»
Thursday, Aug. 25 2016 12:15 a.m. MDT
Stop payment on education
Public education remains in chaos — lawmakers keep adding more laws, and teachers keep leaving because of the oppressive conditions. Read more»
Saturday, Aug. 27 2016 12:00 a.m. MDT
The Affordable Care Act: Save what works, fix what doesn't
For the last few decades, medical payments have followed a fee-for-service model, much like a fast food restaurant. You come in, receive a treatment, and are charged for it, regardless Read more»
Tuesday, Aug. 23 2016 12:00 a.m. MDT
Hillary's Achilles' heel is her Clinton-ness
Hillary Clinton's Achilles' heel is her very Clinton-ness. Just as her husband was willing to parse the meaning of the word "is" rather than admitting his foibles early on, Hillary Read more»
Friday, Aug. 26 2016 12:10 a.m. MDT
When downsizing becomes a journey of the heart
There are no price tags or expectations at a Pay It Forward party. And that's what makes what happens feel magical. Read more»
Tuesday, Aug. 16 2016 12:15 a.m. MDT
Gary Herbert should be a statesman, not a partisan
Put bluntly, Trump is not good for Utah. Most Utahns understand that. That is why he is not likely to receive a majority of the vote in Utah, despite his party affiliation. Read more»
Wednesday, Aug. 24 2016 12:00 a.m. MDT

Faith

Man in his mid-30s asks how to get out of a rut
This Ask Angela reader asks for advice on how to get out of a rut. Read more»
Monday, Aug. 22 2016 5:00 a.m. MDT
Responding religiously to the challenge of human evil
In this life, anyway, we may not have a neat explanation for evil and pain. Nonetheless, religious faith — and Christian faith in particular — has important things to say Read more»
Thursday, Aug. 25 2016 5:00 a.m. MDT
Young Women president who died in Idaho had eye for big moments
On Aug. 18, a Young Women's leader from West Jordan died in a river rafting accident on Idaho’s Snake River. She was the president of the West Jordan 27th ward's Young Women's Read more»
Thursday, Aug. 25 2016 11:25 a.m. MDT
Words of wisdom you've never heard
About half the quotes I see that offer “words to live by” I’ve seen a dozen times before. Writers will open a quote book (or internet site), pull out a pertinent thought Read more»
Friday, Aug. 26 2016 4:31 p.m. MDT
There is power in scripture study
Daily scripture study offers individuals enormous power as it provides a sure foundation for determining the value of ideas and practices in the world today. It will give us hope, guidance Read more»
Sunday, Aug. 14 2016 5:00 a.m. MDT
Accomplishments that are worthy of an Olympic gold medal
Sometimes our medals won't be given to us on an Olympic podium, but we still have accomplishments and deserve the gold. Read more»
Thursday, Aug. 18 2016 5:00 a.m. MDT

Family

TV shows on Blu-ray and DVD this week include a remake of ‘Roots’
The recent History Channel remake of the “Roots” TV miniseries is on Blu-ray and DVD this week, along with several season sets of popular shows. Read more»
Friday, Aug. 26 2016 4:30 p.m. MDT
Someday you'll know: A message to my kids
Sometimes, after sprinting through the day, nighttime is my favorite time. My kids may not understand now, but someday they'll know. Read more»
Tuesday, Aug. 16 2016 4:30 p.m. MDT
Does homework help or hurt our kids?
What kids need more than anything is a love of learning, and excessive homework is not the answer. Read more»
Monday, Aug. 22 2016 5:00 a.m. MDT
Top parenting ideas, No. 9 — The family value of the month
The trouble with so much of what we call “parenting” is that it’s a defense rather than an offense. “If you have this problem, try this solution,” or “If Read more»
Tuesday, Aug. 23 2016 3:20 p.m. MDT
How to master anything
The human mind and body have almost unlimited potential for improvement. And the good news is, it's almost never too late to get started. Read more»
Tuesday, Aug. 23 2016 3:25 p.m. MDT