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Her curriculum is out of this world: teacher trains to be astronaut over summer vacation
Elementary school teacher Tami Pandoff spent her summer vacation learning to be an astronaut at space camp in Huntsville, Alabama. Read more»
Monday, Aug. 29 2016 12:05 a.m. MDT

Sports

Protests, including those like Kaepernick's, are among the freedoms America must value
It was a question from a journalist from Great Britain that got me thinking about how I honor the flag, and whether vilifying those who choose differently stifles necessary discussions. Read more»
Sunday, Aug. 28 2016 7:10 p.m. MDT
Expect another close call for Utes in 2016
Favorable home schedule will put Utah in the running again for the Pac-12 South championship; but UCLA also has some breaks. Read more»
Saturday, Aug. 27 2016 9:20 p.m. MDT
Key to BYU's season is managing a tough September out of the chute
BYU kicks off the 2016 season with three road games that include four matchups with Power 5 teams, three of them from the Pac-12. A key to the season is how the Cougars come out of Read more»
Saturday, Aug. 27 2016 4:35 p.m. MDT
A second chance for Utah Utes QB Troy Williams
Habitually the last man off the practice field each day, Ute quarterback Troy Williams has already earned the respect of his new teammates, who voted him team captain after just seven Read more»
Sunday, Aug. 28 2016 6:00 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

Clinton scandals are sprawling, multilayered, complex things
Why did she have a private server in the first place? She obviously lied about the purpose. It wasn't convenience. It was concealment. What exactly was she hiding? Read more»
Sunday, Aug. 28 2016 12:05 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
What would a Clinton or Trump presidency be like?
A friend who follows the X-Men movies suggests the shape-shifting character Mystique was patterned after Trump, or maybe vice versa. We really have no idea who Trump is or how he would Read more»
Sunday, Aug. 28 2016 12:05 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
A nice column about Trump
Everything in Trump World changed. Not only did Trump's campaign chairman Paul Manafort resign, but Trump hired a woman, Kellyanne Conway, to become his new campaign manager. And: He Read more»
Sunday, Aug. 28 2016 12:05 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

Ask Angela: My relationship isn't working; should I try harder?
This reader wonders if her relationship isn't working, or if she just needs to try harder. Asks Angela for advice. Read more»
Monday, Aug. 29 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
Why I'm relishing the newborn chaos
I had forgotten the constancy of a newborn baby. These little ones come into your life and take over time and space. And now that I’m back in baby mode, all I can think is, “Oh, Read more»
Monday, Aug. 29 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
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