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Real Estate Matters: Utah Valley Home and Garden Expo coming soon

<p class="p1">Get ready for the 28th annual Utah Valley Home and Garden Expo owned and sponsored by the Utah County Association of Realtors. </p><p class="p1">The event is usually held in March or April, but organizers pushed it up this year, according ...

How to pay a legislator

Are Utah legislators giving themselves a raise? This week's debate over salary and expenses is an exercise in rationalization. A lot of legislators think the flat per diems they receive for lodging and meals are part of their salary. As such, the money goes unabashedly into their pockets even ...

On the job exploration

<p class="p1">In photojournalism school our professors always encouraged us to take viewers where they can't go themselves. Finding a unique angle, traveling off the beaten path, or photographing something that the public doesn't usually get to see are easy ways to captivate your ...

BSA gay: An LDS dilemma

<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/75696025@N03/8425577227/in/photostream/lightbox/"><img style="float: left; padding-right: 8px;" src="http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8185/8425577227_12a2e307c2_m.jpg" alt="Scouts" width="200" /></a> As it promised ...

100 Years Old

I had little idea what I'd be photographing upon arriving at Mt. Loafer Elementary in Salem last week.The reporter had told me that the faculty and students had a unique way of celebrating the 100th day of school in the Nebo School District, but I was clueless as to what that meant.While ...

Will women feel the draft?

<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/75696025@N03/8426643150/in/photostream/lightbox/"><img style="float: left; padding-right: 8px;" src="http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8072/8426643150_2eb88d9f53_m.jpg" alt="Boykin" width="150" /></a> If women want to ...

Hello, Utah!

Highlights so far: The mountains. The snow. The fact that I can now say I live in the west. Finally prying open my mailbox after it was frozen shut, thanks to the nice Provo postal worker with his boxful of tools and sprays and gels.The biggest problem so far? Going to do laundry for the first ...

Value Speak: What is truth?

<p class="p1">In Washington, D.C., a city consistently crammed with controversy, gossip, rumor and innuendo, the hubbub du jour is: Did she or didn’t she?</p><p class="p1">I’m referring, of course, to rampant speculation about a singer so good and ...

Sing along with Randy

<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/92449457@N05/8404804535/in/photostream/lightbox/"><img style="float: left; padding-right: 8px;" src="http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8097/8404804535_299a0e5faf_m.jpg" alt="CivilWar" width="200" /></a>I've got to give ...

Bad shooting, butthead

I have defended gun owners vigorously in the past, but this is too much. It appears that Bradley Steven Nelson, 41, of Spanish Fork was annoyed that another vehicle was on his road. I don't blame him, of course. As everybody knows, roads are made for the exclusive use of Bradley Steven ...