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People are quitting their jobs in record numbers. Why?

The COVID-19 pandemic has made seismic impacts to the work world, as employees are increasingly ready to say "I quit" and move on to new opportunities.

No rules and no borders: Inside a future cyberwar

More than half of white evangelicals now accept the vaccine. What changed?

A surprising successor for Alex Trebek emerged — and then came the backlash

BYU might have the best kicker-punter duo in the country

Perspective: I tried to show the struggle of kids in masks. The internet shamed me as a mom, instead

Meet BYU’s latest version of legendary O-line coach Roger French

Witness the unmitigated patriotism of this U.S. Olympic gold medalist

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Bad news for the West in a new international climate change report

A new international report on the impacts of global climate change raises serious alarm for the fate of Utah and the rest of the West when it comes to wildfires and drought. Here is a glimpse into what it says.

How this South Texas nun made her mark on the world

Thousands of children died in Canadian schools. We’re just learning where they’re buried

Has President Biden’s families plan helped? These Utahns say yes

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Should vaccine mandates include religious exemptions?

A recent court ruling will likely make it easier for people of faith to challenge vaccine mandates that don’t offer religious exemptions.

What to make of the Utah Jazz’s moves in free agency

In conference realignment, academics — not athletics — are king

Bipartisan meetups. Is this the future of politics?

Biden’s ticket out of the pandemic ... Trump

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A pandemic, a court ruling and a fancy dinner: A look at California’s wild recall election

Republican voters are more likely to go to the polls than Democrats to choose among 46 candidates vying to topple Democratic incumbent Gov. Gavin Newsom and take over the governor’s mansion for just one year before the next election.

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Did we just witness the greatest race of all time?

Both Karsten Warholm and Rai Benjamin obliterated the world record in the 400-meter hurdles at the Tokyo Olympics.

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Reconnecting by getting away from it all — with style

At Yonder Escalante, a combination RV park/luxury campground/drive-in movie theater on the outskirts of Escalante in southern Utah, you can reconnect to it all by getting away from it all.

It’s payday for BYU athletes. That’s a good thing, but watch out for these pitfalls

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How Border Patrol chaplains bring peace to a job of conflict

The Border Patrol chaplaincy program emerged in the late 1990s after the agency experienced an unprecedented number of line-of-duty deaths. It remains a critical service for an agency that has the highest rate of suicide in law enforcement.

The fry sauce cost, and other lessons on local food manufacturing

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The newest door-to-door salesmen: ‘Vaccine missionaries’

The Biden administration is encouraging door-to-door outreach to educate about the COVID vaccine. ‘Faith-based approaches’ may be more effective, poll says.

With more college football upheaval, the question begs: Who’s in charge?

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COVID-19 scams have already cost consumers around $500 million. What’s the government doing to help?

Consumer Federation of America survey says pandemic-related complaints are among the worst, the newest and fastest-growing.

Transgender women in sports

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Is it legal to ask nominees to federal office if they believe in God?

A Republican senator from Louisiana is in hot water after he brought God into a recent confirmation hearing.

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I dangled off the side of a cliff to take these photos of golden eagles. Here’s why

Salt Lake City-based photojournalist describes lengths one has to go to tell the story of Hawkwatch biologists and the golden eagles they hope to save in Utah’s vast West Desert region.

Utah Jazz have 1 pick in this year’s draft (right now). What will they do with it?

Long COVID could be considered a disability. Here’s why

Perspective: Modesty wins gold at the Olympics

Can conservatives protect free speech and prevent social media censorship at the same time?

The pinnacle moment of the Book of Mormon is coming to your screen. Here’s what you need to know

These women used the Games to make a statement — and make Olympic history

Can science prevent wildfires? Utah GOP Rep. Blake Moore wants to try

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Why cancel culture hits regular people harder than celebrities

Bill O’Reilly is on the bestseller list and Jeffrey Toobin is back on CNN. Ordinary Americans and small businesses confronted with cancel culture don’t rebound as quickly.

Why faith leaders want to make it easier to become a U.S. citizen

How much ‘mental horsepower’ does Zach Wilson have? Ask his coach

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Modern Christian pioneers need our help, too

The U.S. is on track to admit an astonishingly low number of refugees this year. Many of them are fleeing religious persecution.

BYU graduate, Alaska prosecutor under investigation for anonymous #DezNat account

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Hollywood continues to ignore traditional religion

Instead of only highlighting those who leave religion, what about a show that depicts an equally compelling and common decision to enter it?

Religion’s evolving role in the Olympics

BYU makes monumental move hiring non-Latter-day Saint head coach

There’s nothing normal about Grayson Murphy’s running endeavors

If Jeff Bezos can go to space, are average people next?

No, the Deseret News doesn’t have a ‘leftist agenda’

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Family ties are more important than always being right

Maybe, and this will sound truly old-fashioned, some things are better left unsaid.