Letter: Spread the holiday cheer — tip your server

Just a reminder as you spend time this holiday season with your family shopping or checking out the lights downtown, if you do decide to grab a bite to eat or get a cup of hot chocolate, please remember to tip your server. The person serving you is making $2.25/hour and relies on tips to… Continue reading Letter: Spread the holiday cheer — tip your server

Holly Richardson: Lessons learned from an astronaut

I have listened to hundreds of podcast episodes this year but the one I just listened to with astronaut Jerry Linenger is one of the best I have ever heard. I was completely captivated listening to author and business guru Donald Miller interview Linengar. Linengar’s bio is mind-boggling: Naval Academy grad, M.D. and Navy surgeon,… Continue reading Holly Richardson: Lessons learned from an astronaut

Monson: Here’s what you need to know about new BYU offensive coordinator Jeff Grimes

Jeff Grimes’ eyes narrowed and his brow creased, adding — just in case his soft Texas drawl left any erroneous doubt — even more to the urgency and fervency of the words tumbling out of his mouth. He said: “I want guys who can impose their will on others. I tell guys to finish a… Continue reading Monson: Here’s what you need to know about new BYU offensive coordinator Jeff Grimes

In small win for Democrats, final tax bill won’t include provision to allow churches to endorse political candidates

Washington • In a minor win for Democrats, the final GOP tax bill will not include a repeal of the Johnson Amendment, a change which would have enabled religious institutions and all nonprofits organized as 501(c)3s to endorse political candidates. President Donald Trump had advocated strongly in favor of the repeal. Trump promised to “totally… Continue reading In small win for Democrats, final tax bill won’t include provision to allow churches to endorse political candidates

Letter: Our leaders’ support of Trump teaches kids Trump’s ‘values’

How, in a state that espouses morals and values steeped in decency can our “leaders” continue to tolerate a president who instead prizes bullying, demeaning and fear tactics. He is teaching by example, and acceptance that there is no value in truth, knowledge, patience or compromise to reach a common goal. By staying silent, or… Continue reading Letter: Our leaders’ support of Trump teaches kids Trump’s ‘values’

Jennifer Rubin: The religious right isn’t doing much for religion

Secularization of America, as in all Western democracies, has been a long, gradual process. That said, to a degree not seen in Europe, the United States has retained a robust, primarily Christian, faith tradition with high numbers of Americans who confirm to pollsters their belief in God, practice of praying, attendance at religious services and… Continue reading Jennifer Rubin: The religious right isn’t doing much for religion

Utah homeless shelter seeks new funding after grant expires

St. George, Utah • The only homeless shelter in a southwestern Utah city is looking for new funding after a state grant has dried up. KUTV-TV reports the Switchpoint Community Resource Center in St. George has received more than $400,000 in state grant funding each year. Officials say the grant money has funded its case… Continue reading Utah homeless shelter seeks new funding after grant expires