A son grapples with his father’s dementia, and learns the meaning of life.
For the first time since the dawn of the internet, the porn industry is on defense. Here’s how it happened.
Some Americans are rethinking the alleged health benefits of alcohol.
Voters on the left and right are doubting election results. But while democracy itself hangs in balance, some citizens and activists say they know what might save it.
Loyal customers keep buying products while essential oils skeptics scoff. But the question lingers: What does the science say?
Dirty needles are only half the battle, health experts say: the other dirty equipment used with heroin is just as dangerous, and just as costly to the health system.
As worker retirement savings rates languish, Oregon becomes the first state to make IRAs an automatic option for all workers.
Nearly two years into Utah’s Justice Reinvestment Initiative — the ambitious reform aimed at curbing the march of drug offenders to the state prison by offering treatment — policymakers and prosecutors remain divided on whether the law is work
Voters on both sides of the aisle are likely to discount untruths told by politicians they like in defending objectives they share, a University of Chicago study finds.
New study says 14 percent of the working age population is out of work and breaks them into seven major groups, outlining specific pathways to employment.
An Oregon case raises questions about parental rights, child needs, and state power.
If Republicans favor court action against media and Democrats favor suppression of hate speech, is the First Amendment on the ropes?
President’s are routinely invited to address the Boy Scout Jamboree, but usually they restrict themselves to general themes of patriotism, character and loyalty. Not this time.
Property crime in Provo was up 32 percent from the first half of 2015 to the first half of 2016, the largest jump in any city reported to the FBI for the period. Provo police say numbers are real, but the jury is still out on why.
The number of Utah criminals on parole or probation who are missing or unaccounted for has jumped sharply since 2014, a new study commissioned by the Utah Association of Counties finds.
Utah’s election system is a work in progress, but other states have faced similar challenges. Here’s how two of them are dealing with them.
Whether by an act of Congress or a decision of the Supreme Court, U.S. law will likely soon change to enable states to collect sales tax on out-of-state, online purchases. Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy has indicated support for the change.
Two Utah doctors who were among the most prominent advocates of using opioids to treat chronic pain are now entangled in a spate of lawsuits filed against opioid manufacturers in several states.
Attitudes toward some surprising things, such as education, obesity and credit scores, drove Trump voters in 2016.
A letter published in the New England Journal of Medicine in 1980 created false confidence that opioid addiction was rare. This week, Ohio has sued five pharmaceutical companies for misleading the public about the risk of opioid addiction.
Economic growth is languishing a third below historic norms, pointing to long-term fiscal crisis and slashing of services voters now expect. The new budget proposed by the Trump White House assumes that’s about to change. Will it?
Some common study techniques don’t help as much as we think they do. Education researcher Ulrich Boser sheds light on what makes learning easier — and harder.
How an American teacher learned in Finland that pushing harder doesn’t necessarily lead to better results.
Kinder, gentler, “smart on crime” Republicans face challenge with old guard “tough on crime” Sessions, but White House position remains an open question.
After decades of being the party of “tough on crime,” a new generation of Republican leaders is pushing bipartisan criminal justice reforms that many see as smarter, cheaper and more humane.
Today’s chaotic discussion leaves many wondering how the conversation on homelessness in Utah changed so dramatically so fast. Is Utah, in fact, a model for addressing homelessness — or is it in chaos?
Jason Chaffetz rose to prominence as the chief antagonist of Democrats as chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee. But when Donald Trump got elected everything changed. Chaffetz now says he won’t seek re-election. Here’s why.
Helping young adults launch their lives involves giving them opportunities for problem-solving and independent risk taking — things the University of Virginia Alternative Spring Break has baked into its culture.
And why experts argue that good design can make a huge difference in public housing, schools, hospitals and even prisons.
The radical theory of the new prison is that inmates who live in a normal environment adjust more quickly to normal life upon release. It begins with architecture — including light, sound, color, better noise control and more natural views.