To David Perdue, Jack Kingston and Michelle Nunn: Congratulations on making it this far in your quest to become our newest U.S. senator. As you prepare for the next phase of your campaign, I thought I would pass along to you some unsolicited advice for your consideration. Please don't thank me. It was either this or clean out my sock drawer.
May 26, 2014 | By Dick Yarbrough | Opinion
When Governor Deal recently vetoed a bill involving misdemeanor probation collection companies, he referred to areas of concern in the bill, but also part of the controversy over the bill stemmed from an audit report released by the Department of Audits and Accounts that raised questions about the operation of these companies in local governments (audit released April 24 – www.audits.ga.gov). This is an example of one of the roles that the Department of Audits plays in state government: the role of oversight, accountability and adherence to law. These performance audits can be requested by the Legislature or ...
May 26, 2014 | By Sen. Jack Hill | Opinion
Rincon residents participated in the National Letter Carriers Postal Food Drive on May 10, as they were encouraged to fill a bag with non-perishable food items and place it at their mailbox. These items were collected and donated to a local food pantry to help "stamp out" hunger.
May 26, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town
Research proves still separate and still unequal
May 26, 2014 | Nicole Shepard Deseret News National | Hot Topics
Calling all "Star Wars" fans - or anyone who wants to appear on the silver screen while helping to make a difference in the world.
May 26, 2014 | Sarah Sanders Petersen Deseret News National | Hot Topics
If "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" and "The Amazing Spider-Man 2" weren't enough to satisfy your Marvel movie fix over the last couple of months … well, you may have an entitlement problem. Regardless, "X-Men: Days of Future Past" has arrived to complete the spring 2014 hat trick.
May 26, 2014 | Josh Terry Deseret News National | Hot Topics
Much of the world - especially most developed countries - have fallen below the "replacement" fertility rate, but whether this is cause for celebration or concern is the subject of debate.
May 26, 2014 | Lois M. Collins Deseret News National | Hot Topics
With suicide the third largest cause of death among teens, according to the Centers for Disease Control, the role of bullying in fomenting self-destructive thoughts has drawn increasing attention in recent years.
May 26, 2014 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News National | Hot Topics
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Social media has brought attention to an issue more women are turning to plastic surgery to remedy: Ugly hands in engagement ring selfies.
May 25, 2014 | Chandra Johnson Deseret News National | Hot Topics
A month ago, I was at wit's end.
May 25, 2014 | Tiffany Gee Lewis Deseret News National | Hot Topics
Thirty-seven percent of households "headed by an adult younger than 40" now have student debt, according to a study by the Pew Research Center.
May 25, 2014 | JJ Feinauer Deseret News National | Hot Topics
Wondering if your crush is in a relationship?
May 25, 2014 | Herb Scribner Deseret News National | Hot Topics
Nothing derails exercise plans much more than getting sick. One second, you are looking forward to going to your fitness class or going for that long run, and the next, you find yourself barely having the energy to get out of bed.
May 25, 2014 | Arianne Brown | Hot Topics
Not having a job isn't the only way to get thrust into poverty.
May 25, 2014 | Herb Scribner Deseret News National | Hot Topics
Technology in the world is quickly advancing into better, faster means of "connecting" to just about anything you could possible want or need. Though this means greater accessibility for many good things, the opposite is also true. There are many downfalls of excessive or inappropriate use of technology. Know the difference and choose wisely. Randall Ridd, a leader over a worldwide youth organization stated, "Your choices determine whether technology will empower you or enslave you."
May 24, 2014 | Wendy Jessen Deseret News National | Hot Topics
Several years ago, my husband's family was having a lively discussion about everyone's quirks. When it was my turn to be discussed, I felt a little nervous; I didn't want any of my major flaws brought to light in front of my in-laws. Imagine my delight when my biggest quirk turned out to be my amazing penchant for organization. I realize, however, that not everyone shares my talent. Adopt some of these life hacks and you'll find yourself on top of your game.
May 24, 2014 | Amy Peterson Deseret News National | Hot Topics
Stacy Keyte had just re-enlisted in the National Guard in 2004 when she got pregnant with her son, Caleb. He was a year old when she got a call at her job at a local bank. She was being deployed to Iraq.
May 24, 2014 | Lane Anderson Deseret News National | Hot Topics
Mothers who have at least some college education are better equipped to help their children achieve their life goals. Jenet Jacob Erickson, a university teacher, told of her summer experience in a mountain village in Guatemala teaching health and sanitation to schoolchildren. It didn't take her long to realize the real need. She said, "To improve the health and wellbeing of a community, the education of children is helpful. But the education of mothers - those who inculcate values and practices into the hearts and minds of the next generation-is vital."
May 24, 2014 | Gary and Joy Lundberg Deseret News National | Hot Topics
If you've ever had children who were such picky eaters that you've been ready to throw up your hands and quit feeding them, read on.
May 24, 2014 | Linda and Richard Eyre Deseret News National | Hot Topics
After a lengthy and well-orchestrated campaign by my two young sons, I finally purchased a basketball standard for the driveway. It's the typical rolling model with height adjustment for the rim and a large base to fill with water or sand.
May 24, 2014 | Jason Wright Deseret News National | Hot Topics
"THE PARIS ARCHITECT," by Charles Belfoure, Sourcebook Landmark, $25.99, 384 pages (f)
May 23, 2014 | Angela Carter Deseret News National | Hot Topics
Who couldn't use more money? None of us likes to admit that we're wasting money, but it's easy to overlook ways to save money on everyday purchases. Whether you're looking for ways to jumpstart your new frugal lifestyle or you're a veteran cheap skate looking for even more ways to save some cash, check out these ten ways to start saving money today.
May 23, 2014 | Heather Hale Deseret News National | Hot Topics
It's the time of year to celebrate the accomplishments of those students who have finished their studies and are graduating.
May 23, 2014 | Kirby Brown Deseret News National | Hot Topics