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Herald editorial: Trump, riot diminish our Union

Watching hordes of rioters violently force their way into the halls of the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday was deeply disturbing. We condemn this assault on key principles of our republic and the years of lies and falsehoods originating from President Donald Trump that built the fire leading to the ...

Herald editorial: More communities should consider a doggone mask mandate

When a family brings home a dog to join their family, there are certain rules under which that dog must abide.Loyalty, snuggling, relieving itself outside, providing entertainment and a sense of camaraderie with its new family are a few of them. Likewise, the family provides food, shelter and, ...

Herald editorial: Public’s right to know prevails in virus records case

It took nearly two months longer than it should have, but the public’s right to know the identities of two Utah County businesses that became early COVID-19 hotspots prevailed in court this week.Back in early May, county commissioners joined with mayors in a public letter to inform the public ...

Herald Editorial: Pandemic reveals necessity of support network

Human beings are wired for connection.Many studies over the years have confirmed this, and many scientists agree that the emotional pain associated with having our social ties damaged or severed can have negative consequences on our overall health.It may therefore come as no surprise that law ...

Herald editorial: New graduates get crash course on real world

The coronavirus has disrupted so many of our lives as we have undertaken drastic measures to help stem the spread of contagion. While about 95,000 souls have been lost thus far in the United States, the positive news is that death rate has slowly, but steadily dropped since around mid-April.It ...

Herald Editorial: Open communication between police, public is vital

To begin, let’s just acknowledge how incredible Utah County’s police agencies are at keeping our cities peaceful and safe. We’re very grateful to the officers who make sacrifices and take risks for our community.An important aspect of a police agency’s duty is to be transparent and ...