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Meet the Utah man who has lived a Forrest Gump kind of life
Lew Cramer traveled millions of miles negotiating international business deals for Utah and the White House and along the way he was at the nexus of historical events and rubbed shoulders Read more»
Sunday, July 31 2016 5:35 p.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

The Utes' biggest worry as camp starts
It's the same story as always for Utah: Defense will be great; offensive production is the question. Read more»
Saturday, July 30 2016 5:10 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

Don’t cut your safety net
You really need a starter emergency fund of $1,000. It might seem like an impossible task right now, but that should be your first big goal. Read more»
Tuesday, Aug. 2 2016 5:50 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
The pension tsunami
Traditional defined benefit pension plans make long-term, guaranteed commitments to public employees and then fund those commitments through a combination of annual contributions and Read more»
Thursday, Aug. 4 2016 12:00 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
Foreign policy should dominate this race, not childish prattle
We may regret this next year when whoever lives at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue deals with the real complexities of a dangerous world. Read more»
Thursday, Aug. 4 2016 12:00 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
Gary Johnson's remarks on Mormons, religious freedom, raise concerns
For those considering Gary Johnson as an alternative to Donald Trump, it may be a good idea to look more deeply into what Johnson is saying and what he has done on issues of importance Read more»
Tuesday, Aug. 2 2016 12:40 p.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
Water is a 'wizard of changes'
We drink it, water our lawns and wash our cars with it, ski and boat on it, waste more of it than we should, and take it for granted. But it is, in some ways, an exceptionally accessible Read more»
Thursday, Aug. 4 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
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
Cue that Olympic theme
The best story of the year is the one that emerges from Rio. Read more»
Wednesday, Aug. 10 2016 5:00 a.m. MDT

Family

Vintage Grand Ole Opry musical performances are on DVD this week
A collection of performances gleaned from the Grand Ole Opry archives has been released on DVD this week, along with several other TV shows. Read more»
Friday, July 29 2016 7:07 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
How I'm addressing Utah's suicide rate in my own home
Instead of playing the blame game, I'm doing what I can to combat the statistics. Read more»
Tuesday, Aug. 2 2016 5:00 a.m. MDT
Top parenting ideas, No. 8 — Mommy Dates, Daddy Dates
The basic idea, of course, is to give a child your full attention and focus during a little outing that could range from a special evening together to picking him/her up from school Read more»
Tuesday, Aug. 9 2016 4:30 p.m. MDT