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Herald Editorial: Herbert makes the safe, right call to end school year

A funny thing happened on the way to Utah Gov. Gary Herbert’s sweeping announcement earlier this week canceling the remainder of the 2019-20 school year, and all its related activities, while waving the white flag of extreme caution in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic.Nowhere to be heard, at ...

Herbert PPP urging dilutes pool, but it may just work

The U.S. Small Business Administration’s paycheck protection program, or PPP, is relatively large. $350 billion large to be more specific.Given what COVID-19 infections have wrought on the U.S. economy, representatives in Congress, economists and panicked business owners seem to have placed ...

Herald editorial: LDS General Conference offers harbor amid pandemic

The preparations underway to help stem the spread of the coronavirus have created an uncertain time. As the number of COVID-19 cases and deaths rise, a tenuous status quo is in effect with families encouraged or ordered to remain at home, with classes being taught online and people mostly ...

Herald editorial: Adapting the democratic process in midst of social distancing

We in the Daily Herald newsroom find ourselves stuck in a novel rut to which readers can also probably relate: We’re terribly sick of articles revolving around the coronavirus, but at the same time, the pandemic is infiltrating every corner of our lives so much that there doesn’t seem to be ...

Must we do this recession dance again?

As COVID-19 continues to occupy public attention, it may have been easy to miss what is happening in global equity markets.Stocks in the U.S. reported their worst week since 2008, and the Dow Jones Industrial Average reported a 900-point down day on Friday. Backing up for a bit of perspective, ...

Herald editorial: Ramifications of COVID-19 hit home this week

We wrote last week about taking sensible precautions to prepare for the coronavirus, but things suddenly snapped into focus four days ago as Utah and the rest of the nation began to feel the impact of a disease that the World Health Organization has declared a global pandemic.As we all adjust ...

Herald editorial: Polygamy bill pragmatic, not an endorsement of lifestyle

On Monday, a Utah House committee unanimously passed a bill that significantly reduces the penalties for polygamy in the state of Utah.The bill, Senate Bill 102, sponsored by state Sen. Deidre Henderson, R-Spanish Fork, would reclassify bigamy as an infraction. The House didn’t take much time ...