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Mark Saal

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Fancy coffee in space? Reaching for the stars sure isn't what it

That’s one small cappuccino shot for man, one giant steaming demitasse of disappointment for mankind. Complete justification for the billions upon billions...


Profiles

Local photographer joins worldwide traveling journal project

TAYLOR — If a picture is worth a thousand words, then what’s the value in taking a picture OF a thousand words? While most people simply write in...


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Got your taxes done? Otherwise, you're going to jail

In this week’s tardy episode of “Saal in 60 Seconds (or so),” our taxing columnist takes a look at the fascinating world surrounding the famed...


Government

Warmest winter on record a godsend for snowplow budgets

Most winters, here in Utah, you can usually count on at least one of the local news outlets doing “The Snowplow Story” — a reporter shadows a...


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Income tax deadline got you down? Simply subtract line 5 from

Death and taxes, baby. Death. And. Taxes. According to Benjamin Franklin, they’re the only two certainties in this crazy old world. While the overwhelming...




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Columnist freaked out by LDS, LGBT hand-holding

Well, now. That’s more like it. To be completely honest, I was getting a little weirded out by that whole kumbaya moment the LDS Church and the LGBT...


Opinion

Would you pay $200 for a pair of sweatpants?

In this week’s installment of “Saal in 60 Seconds (or so),” our fashion-conscious columnist takes a look at the “athleisure”...


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Utah and Hawaii: Not as similar as you'd think

HOME, Sweet Home — There’s nothing quite like being able to type the preceding dateline on a story or column. Spending the last 10 days on vacation...


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VIDEO: Saal in 60 Seconds in Hawaii

Saal reports from the beaches of Hawaii!


Staff Columns

VIDEO: Kauai really something to crow about

KAUAI, Hawaii — It’s 5 a.m. on a Sunday morning, and I can’t sleep. It isn’t simply because it’s already 9 a.m. back home, either....

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