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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 on a trail near Machu Picchu
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
Why indoor air pollution is a real problem, and what one 79-year-old is doing about it
In the memory of his son, Paul, George Basch provides clean-burning cook stoves to the people of Nepal. Read more»
Sunday, July 31 2016 5:35 p.m. MDT

Sports

How this Utah 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 3:40 p.m. MDT
SI writer gets firsthand experience with giant BYU football recruit on LDS mission
Mo Langi hasn't played a game of American football, yet the BYU recruit has already become a focus of Sports Illustrated because of his giant size and potential. A chat with the writer Read more»
Friday, July 29 2016 8:25 p.m. MDT
Focusing on appearance is no reason to run
It's easy to get caught up in numbers: weight, BMI, dress sizes. But good health is more about a feeling than a number. Read more»
Sunday, Aug. 7 2016 6:15 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

Knowing when to raise prices
If you show up when you say you will, complete the job when you say you will, and you do high quality work, there’s almost no ceiling on what you can make. Read more»
Tuesday, July 26 2016 6:44 p.m. MDT
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

What's the case for Hillary?
"The best darn change-maker I ever met in my entire life." So said Bill Clinton in making the case for his wife at the Democratic National Convention. All things considered, "change-maker" Read more»
Sunday, July 31 2016 12:05 a.m. MDT
Presidential politics and radical Islam
For years, Republicans, like myself, have argued that the fight against terrorism is really a fight against radical Islam, and to not name it as such is to misunderstand both its allure Read more»
Thursday, July 28 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
Are the two political parties merging or getting further apart?
Democrats introduced Trump into the major leagues of hardball politics. They responded to four days of GOP Hillary-bashing with plenty of hard-hitting attacks on his personality and Read more»
Sunday, July 31 2016 12:05 a.m. MDT
How entangled with Russia is Trump?
Vladimir Putin's regime is saturating Europe with anti-Americanism; buying print and broadcast media, pliable journalists and other opinion leaders, and funding fringe political parties, Read more»
Sunday, July 31 2016 12:05 a.m. MDT
The IOC demonstrates again why Utah should avoid another Olympic bid
This is a question of whether the International Olympic Committee has properly purged itself since the Salt Lake bidding scandal. The evidence isn’t good. Read more»
Wednesday, July 27 2016 12:15 a.m. MDT
Homeless belie our moral sense
To allow the vulnerable to live in squalor belies our moral sense, but to build a $15 million theater instead of helping them should raise the question who we are and what we care for Read more»
Saturday, July 30 2016 12:00 a.m. MDT
What happens if we assume climate change is caused by humans?
So, again assuming that climate change exists and is largely caused by humans, the U.S. would help itself, as well as Bangladesh, by making basic changes — using renewable energy, Read more»
Tuesday, Aug. 2 2016 12:15 a.m. MDT
Hurray for John Oliver
Every couple of years or so, I feel the need to whine about the plight of newspapers. It's August. I'm Trumped out. So today's the day. Read more»
Thursday, Aug. 11 2016 12:10 a.m. MDT
'Too much government' may show up in places you don't see unless it impacts you directly
Government overreach is often invisible unless it impacts you directly. But if you happen to be someone it touches — take people who would like to earn a living braiding hair, Read more»
Tuesday, Aug. 2 2016 12:15 a.m. MDT
What will Americans sacrifice for Donald Trump's 'law and order'?
The repetition of the message made it clear — Trump as president would be preoccupied with making sure there was law and order in the nation. However, the speech was short on Read more»
Wednesday, July 27 2016 12:10 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
The 18th annual FairMormon conference is next week
The most significant annual apologetics conference convenes again in Provo a week from today. Everyone is welcome. Read more»
Thursday, July 28 2016 5:00 a.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
President Uchtdorf's antidote to conflict and confusion
There are many fine talks that would make interesting books. Thankfully, a little talk delivered at the 2015 Women’s Session of LDS general conference has been. Read more»
Wednesday, Aug. 17 2016 5:00 a.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
Lessons from sending my boys on a pioneer trek in a new area
I sent my kids on pioneer trek dressed in cowboy hats and pure fear. The result surprised even me. Read more»
Wednesday, July 27 2016 11:30 a.m. MDT

Family

Some big stars are in more throwaway movies than box-office hits
Some big stars — including Bruce Willis, Nicolas Cage and John Travolta — are showing up in more throwaway straight-to-video movies these days than box-office hits. Read more»
Thursday, July 28 2016 6:32 p.m. MDT
Birthday fever doesn't fall far from the tree
My love of birthdays has been passed on biologically to my children — especially my daughter. But the great thing about kids' birthdays is having the same fun vicariously. Bring Read more»
Tuesday, Aug. 2 2016 5:35 p.m. MDT
Top parenting ideas, No. 7 — The 'five-facet review'
There is one method we suggest to parents almost every time we speak. It is a method that is a direct manifestation of specific concerns for each individual child — and it is Read more»
Tuesday, July 26 2016 6:35 p.m. MDT