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Arne Duncan to step down as Education secretary after 7 years of aggressive and controversial policy

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Education Secretary Arne Duncan announced on Friday that he would be stepping down at the end of the year. Obama's longest-serving ...

October 06, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education

This reviled retirement scheme was outlawed a century ago — some want to bring it back

Imagine buying into a retirement savings pool in which you bet you’ll live longer than the other investors. As you get older and your ...

October 06, 2015 | Daniel Bendtsen Deseret News | BUSINESS NEWS

Have You Seen This? Spin landing a seaplane

THE WATER — Flying a plane takes a lot of practice. Landing a plane takes even more practice and landing a seaplane just seems insane to ...

October 06, 2015 | John Clyde | ENTERTAINMENT

It's time for candidates to make simplification of tax code an issue

In 2008, Timothy Geithner was nominated for U.S. secretary of the Treasury. He was voted in by the U.S. Senate, and served from ...

October 06, 2015 | John Hoffmire Deseret News | Other Views

4 things to consider for optimizing interest rates

Recently, some friends were perplexed because they thought their credit was in good shape, yet they ended up paying a higher interest rate on their ...

October 06, 2015 | Larry Friis Deseret News | BUSINESS NEWS

High school drops football, replaces it with soccer for homecoming

Students at Maplewood Richmond Heights High School in Missouri will gather at the stadium for a homecoming game, but the ball will be round, not ...

October 06, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education

Warehouse clubs: Where to find the savings

If consumers treated trips to the dentist the way they approach outings to warehouse clubs such as Costco and Sam’s Club, they’d all ...

October 05, 2015 | Jeff Wuorio Deseret News | BUSINESS NEWS

Students Share Impact Of Scholarships

As volunteers in the One Purpose Scholarship came together recently to report their fundraising progress for the campaign, Luke Gonzales was among the One Purpose ...

October 05, 2015 | | Local News

Why some employers are deciding the best job candidates don't need a college degree

The United Kingdom wing of the Ernst & Young accounting firm recently announced that it will no longer require college degrees starting in 2016, relying instead ...

October 05, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education

Principal turnover continues to plague schools, as principals are asked to perform multiple roles

Spurred by escalating pressures for performance and a multitude of job demands in a high stress environment, principals are quitting the job at unprecedented rates ...

October 05, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education

Have You Seen This? Mascot dance battle

THE LOCKER ROOM — Fear of mascots is a real thing. It’s called Masklophobia — a genuine, diagnosable condition that causes the sufferer to be afraid ...

October 05, 2015 | Angela Treasure | ENTERTAINMENT

Is 'The Martian' right for kids?

The Matt Damon fueled, love-letter-to-science movie, “The Martian,” will be hitting theaters this weekend, much to the delight of sci-fi fans around the globe.

October 05, 2015 | Travis Poppleton | ENTERTAINMENT

6 simple ways to tackle tough household chores

After walking into the house from a long day at work, you can’t even begin to think about the mess that lies before you.

October 05, 2015 | Megan Marsden Christensen | News Briefs

Stockpile board game creates fun with finance

Board games about economics are tough to create because finance is not the most exciting theme to design a game around. However, once in a ...

October 05, 2015 | Ryan Morgenegg Deseret News | ENTERTAINMENT

New stage version of ‘Driving Miss Daisy’ is on DVD this week

Angela Lansbury and James Earl Jones star in a PBS special presentation of “Driving Miss Daisy,” which is on DVD this week.

October 03, 2015 | Chris Hicks Deseret News | ENTERTAINMENT

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Planners Stay Active

The Oakdale Planning Commission is waiting for the adoption of a new Oakdale General Plan to make many changes, but are not sitting idle in the meantime. Scot Hicks, chair of the commission, addressed the Oakdale City Council on Jan. 17 regarding the commission's recent activities.

January 25, 2012 | Andrea Goodwin | Local News

Wary Of Ordinance Changes

Dear Editor,

January 25, 2012 | | Your Views

More On Medicare - Getting Medicare-Covered Health Services At Home

Medicare covers a variety of heath care services that you can receive in the comfort and privacy of your home. These include intermittent skilled nursing care, physical therapy, speech-language pathology services, and occupational therapy.

January 25, 2012 | David Sayen Regional Administrator | Other Views

Canal Plan Would Separate River Waters

Assemblyman Bill Berryhill is championing a Delta solution that could please all water interests at an economic cost significantly less than the latest proposal to resurrect the Peripheral Canal.

January 25, 2012 | | Local News

Knights Ferry News for January 25, 2012

Glad to see the rain! The plants also were happy to be watered. If there is enough snow this coming month (Feb.) the Knights Ferry 5th –8th grades can go skiing!

January 25, 2012 | Mary Sue Shearer | Knights Ferry News

Stuff N' Nonsense - Delving Into A Dangerous Place

Recently, I turned in the rough draft of my 18th novel to my publisher. Initially, there's always a sense of exhilaration that I completed this monstrous creative task but after the high fades, I'm swamped by feelings of loss.

January 25, 2012 | Kim Van Meter | Local Columns

Community Angels Among Us

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January 25, 2012 | | Your Views

Title Defense - Aca Deca Team Preps

The academic "Super Bowl" for local high schools, the 32nd Annual Stanislaus County Academic Decathlon, is a little over a week away and Oakdale High School is preparing for the possibility of attaining its 12th consecutive championship.

January 25, 2012 | Dawn M. Henley | Education

Sanchez, Quintana Plan Summer Wedding

Irvin Sanchez and Guadalupe Quintana have announced their plans to wed.

January 25, 2012 | | Engagements

Cody Lee Sweetin

A boy, Cody Lee Sweetin, was born Jan. 8, 2012 to expectant parents Corey and Stephanie Sweetin of Modesto. The newborn weighed six pounds upon arrival at Oak Valley Hospital.

January 25, 2012 | | Birth Announcements

Justin Charles Trimble

Brad and Amy Trimble of Escalon welcomed the arrival of their son, Justin Charles Trimble, on Dec. 20, 2011. The newborn weighed eight pounds, one ounce upon arrival at Memorial Hospital min Modesto.

January 25, 2012 | | Birth Announcements

Strikers Soar To Coveted Cup Championship

The artificial turf at the Bartholomew Sports Park in Elk Grove might as well have belonged to The Corral at Oakdale High on Saturday, because the Under-12 Oakdale United Strikers youth soccer team brought the CYSA Association Cup home to Oakdale.

January 25, 2012 | Ike Dodson | Local Sports

Rock Stars - Local Mountain Crawling Enthusiasts Tackle King Of Hammers Race

If you have to learn to crawl before you can walk, then you certainly have to learn how to rock crawl before you can tackle anything quite like The King Of Hammers off road race.

January 25, 2012 | Ike Dodson | Local Sports

OHS Grads Still Having A Ball

When most softball athletes see their careers on the softball diamond come to a close at the prep or college level, they accept that the fastest pitches they will see again will probably come from a quick-talking telemarketer.

January 25, 2012 | Ike Dodson | Local Sports

Grapplers Land Four Medals At Tim Brown Invitational

The blows to Oakdale High's varsity wrestling team continue to rain down.

January 25, 2012 | Ike Dodson | High School Sports

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