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Last Updated May 29, 2017 02:24PM

A big yellow school bus pulled up next to me when I was driving home from Provo last week. One of the kids stuck his head out the window and shouted at me. “SCHOOL’S OUT!” Then he cheered the way …

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  • Go Local this summer with these Utah authors for young readers
    It’s not exactly breaking news that Utah is home to a large community of award-winning, New York Times best-selling children’s writers who continue to...
    Updated May 29 2017 07:40 am   |     |   Share
  • (Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune)   Ann Cannon Ask Ann Cannon: Tips for those who feel tipping is getting out of hand
    Dear Ann Cannon • Tipping is getting out of hand. How much am I supposed to tip the girl at the candy counter for doing her job? How much do I tip at ...
    Updated May 26 2017 12:19 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune)   The Salt Lake Tribune)   staff portraits. Ann Cannon Ann Cannon: Birds circling overhead. Must mean trouble?
    So the other day my 6-year-old granddaughter noticed large birds circling slowly overhead. She pointed at them and said, “It means trouble when you s...
    Updated May 23 2017 09:21 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune)   The Salt Lake Tribune)   staff portraits. Ann Cannon Ask Ann Cannon: Husband’s adult children creating a tricky family dynamic in new marriage
    Dear Ann Cannon • I’ve recently married a man who has one protective daughter and two protective daughters-in-law. How do I handle an established fami...
    Updated May 19 2017 03:56 pm   |     |   Share


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    Updated Apr 14 2017 04:58 pm   |     |   Share
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    Dear Imogene, Well, first things first, OK? CONGRATULATIONS ON BEING BORN! #goodjobmom It’s a joy to welcome another granddaughter into the world. H...
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    Dear Ann Cannon • I grew up in a large family with loving but no-nonsense parents. Whenever anything hard happened, they’d say, “That’s life. Buck up....
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  • Ann Cannon: Smile! A Saturday adventure with the Easter Bunny and Tinkerbell
    What to do on a Saturday when you’re an empty-nester in 25 easy steps: 1. Yay! It’s Saturday! And now that all your kids have grown up and moved out,...
    Updated Apr 12 2017 04:22 pm   |     |   Share
  • Ask Ann Cannon: Is it OK to break up with someone by text?
    Dear Ann Cannon • My story is a long one, but instead of boring you with it, I’ll cut to the chase. Is it OK to break up with someone via text message...
    Updated Apr 14 2017 07:25 am   |     |   Share
  • (A Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2013 photo shows The Spiral Jetty earth works on the north edge of the Great Salt Lake created by artist Robert Smithson in 1970. On March 25, 2017, Republican Gov. Gary Herbert signed a bill that designates the iconic ’Spiral Jetty’ sculpture on the shore of the Great Salt Lake an official state work of art. (Francisco Kjolseth/The Salt Lake Tribune)   via AP) Ann Cannon: What’s on your happy map?
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