Norm Woodel is one of those people in the world of politics whose face may not be that well known, but whose voice is right in the thick of it.
June 23, 2014 | By Tom Crawford | Opinion
In my home hangs a photograph of a rather large and deep hole on the side of an asphalt road. It is the aftermath of an IED (improvised explosive device) - or in more simple terms, a homemade bomb - that went off just as the Humvee in which I was riding passed over it.
June 23, 2014 | By Dick Yarbrough | Opinion
Georgia completed another bond sale this week, again under the AAA rating that only nine other states share. The sale validated the state leadership's businesslike management, but also saved the state money in financing costs. This week, we'll look at the five reasons Georgia continues to earn the AAA bond rating.
June 23, 2014 | By Sen. Jack Hill | Opinion
Jim and Jackie Simmons will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on July 3.
June 23, 2014 | Staff Report | Anniversaries
Children's language begins and develops at individual rates and with unique qualities. Some may speak clearly at age 1, while others perfect their speech at a later time or with a less sophisticated vocabulary.
June 23, 2014 | Marilou Sorensen Deseret News National | Hot Topics
Thrift shopping can be a rewarding and cheap way to get unique, stylish items on a budget.
June 23, 2014 | Amanda Taylor Deseret News National | Hot Topics
Former Supreme Court Chief Justice William H. Rehnquist was famously conservative and a champion of states' rights, but in a 2003 Supreme Court opinion, he ruled in favor of suing state employers for "violating a federal law that allowed time off for emergencies.
June 23, 2014 | Amy McDonald Deseret News National | Hot Topics
The fruits or parenting are long-bearing, tortuously so at times. When you're in the midst of raising kids, the rewards seem few and far between, and the greatest blessings of raising children often come years, or even decades, after they've grown and left. Don't lose hope in the middle of the journey. Parenthood comes with miraculous moments, no matter how old or young your kids are. The next time you need a parental pick-me-up, think about these ten awesome payouts of parenthood.
June 23, 2014 | Heather Hale Deseret News National | Hot Topics
This week, news broke that Somali terrorists murdered 50 Kenyan men in front of their wives and children, that Russian-backed separatists shot down a Ukrainian military transport plane killing 49 soldiers and that Islamic militants are sweeping through Iraq taking cities and executing hundreds, perhaps thousands, of captives. We live in a dangerous, violent, heart-wrenching world, where tragedy after tragedy crash into our consciousness like waves pounding upon breakers. In such a world, the Macbethian temptation is to come to believe that life is "full of sound and fury signifying nothing."
June 23, 2014 | Dan Liljenquist Deseret News National | Hot Topics
Kids are sometimes seen as annoying, wild, unruly or a nuisance. But, there are many things that kids are better at than adults. For whatever reason, as we age some of us lose our zest for life and can become robot-like while tending our day-to-day obligations. Maybe a key is to let kids be kids instead of forcing them to become miniature adults.
June 23, 2014 | Wendy Jessen Deseret News National | Hot Topics
The Supreme Court upheld the right to lie in one case and struck it down in another on June 16, sparking a discussion about free speech and its dangers.
June 23, 2014 | Bethan Owen Deseret News National | Hot Topics
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In-laws are not always easy to handle. In many cases, they come off overbearing. They tend to give a lot of recommendations including how to raise children and how their child should be treated. In-laws have a mental picture of the person and life they want for their child. They need assurance that their child will be taken care of and live in a respected environment. So, when mother-in-laws and father-in-laws feel uneasy about their child's spouse, they tend to take over the marriage by sharing the dos and don'ts. However, before this occurs, take the initiative to ...
June 22, 2014 | Mayra Bitsko Deseret News National | Hot Topics
A music video on YouTube, "Warrior Within You," depicts a situation that every child dreads. Bullying is cowardly and cruel, and it affects 30 percent of our kids and teens. The song's lyrics urge kids to "fight it," "break through it," and "stand up to it." Whether kids are being harmed in person or cyberspace, they should not allow bullying to break them.
June 22, 2014 | Megan Gladwell Deseret News National | Hot Topics
FAIRFAX, Va. - For a woman who worried that her music career might be finished after she quit a sweet gig with the National Symphony Orchestra, Jenny Oaks Baker has remained remarkably busy.
June 22, 2014 | Doug Robinson Deseret News National | Hot Topics
When Dennis Woodruff sees headlines about unrest in the Middle East, a part of his mind can't help but turn to his business.
June 22, 2014 | McKenzie Romero Deseret News National | Hot Topics
Three Ford models topped the list of most stolen SUVs and CUVs, according to a report released Monday.
June 22, 2014 | Natalie Crofts Deseret News National | Hot Topics
As I woke up early Saturday morning, my nerves getting the best of me, I got myself ready for my second attempt at a 50K (31.06 miles) trail race. Before leaving the hotel room, I fed my 8-month-old baby, kissed my husband goodbye and got one last look at my six children before heading to the start of the 50K race I signed up for.
June 21, 2014 | Arianne Brown Deseret News National | Hot Topics
June 21, 2014 | Aaron Anderson Deseret News National | Hot Topics
Hysteresis: It sounds like a psychological diagnosis or the name of a heavy metal album but it's an economic term that refers to a recession that doesn't seem to bounce back.
June 21, 2014 | Lane Anderson Deseret News National | Hot Topics
The debate over gifted education, which has smoldered for generations, flared again this month when incoming New York Education Commissioner Carman Fariña signaled at a town hall meeting that the city may dial back separate gifted programs in favor of personalized and more challenging curriculum for all kids in every class.
June 21, 2014 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News National | Hot Topics
As a parent, I try hard not to raise my voice toward my children. Yet, despite my best efforts, it still occasionally happens. In one of those weak moments, I started yelling. I don't even remember why I was angry, I only remember the alarmed look on my 3-year-old's face. I quickly ended my rampage and his quiet little voice bravely told me what he was thinking, "that noise is scary. You scared me Mom."
June 21, 2014 | Nicole Carpenter Deseret News National | Hot Topics
It's almost half-way through the year, and by now, most of you have probably forgotten what your New Year's resolutions were.
June 21, 2014 | Tracie Knabe Snowder Deseret News National | Hot Topics
WASHINGTON, D.C. - More people around the world are reporting experiencing negative emotions, according to a new survey.
June 20, 2014 | Natalie Crofts Deseret News National | Hot Topics
A new study indicates boys may have a more negative reaction to caffeine than girls after puberty.
June 20, 2014 | Amanda Taylor Deseret News National | Hot Topics
There will be no prayers from the Vatican for Pope Francis's beloved Argentina, but the Church of England won't show the same restraint. The denomination has announced five official prayers for dedicated fans, including two for England's team.
June 20, 2014 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News National | Hot Topics
Father's Day has passed and it left a bundle of stories on dads in its wake.
June 20, 2014 | Herb Scribner Deseret News National | Hot Topics