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Loyalty: A rare commodity

<strong>Donna</strong>: Loyalty is not a logical response to a person or situation; it is an emotion. It inspires action, sometimes fierce and sometimes long suffering. In a presentation by Rudy Vidal this week at the Utah State Chamber Conference in Salt Lake, we ...

Welcome to the AFLCIO-NCAA

V<strong>al:</strong> Since we have reached the halfway point between the football bowl season and March Madness, now is an appropriate time to address a disturbing Associated Press article I read this week regarding collegiate athletics.It seems the quarterback at ...

Opportunity: Free for the taking, costly for the faking

D<strong>onna:</strong> A recent study of the American economy stated that the opportunity to rise from the lowest 5 percent of the income bracket to the highest 5 percent has not changed much in the last 30 years. Not surprisingly there is a long road between those ...

On Politics: State Rep. Melissa Sargent wants to legalize marijuana

Taking a cue from Colorado and Washington, Rep. Melissa Sargent said Thursday that Wisconsin should legalize marijuana for all purposes, including recreational smoking.Sargent, D-Madison, began seeking co-sponsors for a bill that would end criminal penalties for pot possession.“This is a tide ...

2 Sense: The art of courtesy and compliments

V<strong>al:</strong> Like many of you, I have seen the interview of Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman after he made the game-saving play in the end zone to secure the NFC Championship over the San Francisco 49ers. It was, unfortunately, a reflection on ...

2 Sense: And the award goes to …

<strong>Donna:</strong> The Utah Valley Chamber of Commerce has decided to give two individual awards at the business awards ceremony. This year we are introducing a Business Person of the Year Award and our winner is Elaine Porter with Landmark Catering. Elaine and ...

UW System selects Ray Cross as next president

After a national search, the University of Wisconsin System chose a new president from inside, elevating Ray Cross to be the seventh person to lead the System in its history.Cross brings decades of academic leadership to the job along with a diverse life story: Michigan farm boy, Vietnam ...