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Herald editorial: Bubble, bubble … brewpubs in Provo are in trouble

The brewpub debate continues to bubble in Provo, after a council vote that approved a land use amendment on Tuesday and a subsequentProvo Mayor Michelle Kaufusi issued a statement Friday stating that “while I recognize there are two sides to the present issue, mostly I’m feeling grateful ...

Herald Editorial: Better days are ahead for Utah women

This week holds significant meaning to voters — and not the ones in New Hampshire or Iowa.On Wednesday, Utah marked 150 years since the state’s suffrage law took effect on Feb. 12, 1870. The legislation allowed 18,000 women in Utah to vote, according to Better Days 2020.This legislation in ...

Herald editorial: After tax fracas, Utah lawmakers must respect voters

Gov. Gary Herbert and state lawmakers certainly said the right words when they jointly announced Thursday that the Legislature will repeal hastily enacted tax changes in the face of a petition drive that would’ve likely led to a public vote in November.“We applaud those who have engaged in ...

Herald editorial: Resolutions for Utah County in 2020

Utah Valley welcomed the new year this past week with festivities across many cities.At the Daily Herald, we would be remiss to not aggregate some of the hopes and dreams many residents have for Utah County, and the state as a whole, in 2020.<strong>Smooth ...

Talkback Tuesday: Dec. 24

<h2>Losing the faith: BYU students undergoing faith crises torn between leaving university or staying quiet (Dec. 22)</h2>Why do we never read or see stories on students keeping the faith? News bias, in my opinion this story is an over blown report on a very small ...

Herald editorial: Rent control is not the solution to increasing housing costs

There’s a discussion about to take place in the statehouse regarding Utah’s increasing housing costs.The proposal will be pitched as banal and is likely to garner support among key groups, but its intent is to create an avenue for implementation — a slippery slope of potentially misguided ...

Talkback Tuesday: Dec. 17

<h2>Herald editorial: Supporting Ainge’s 69% county property tax increase proposal is a no-brainer (Dec. 15)</h2>I’ll support a 69% rise in taxes when my Social Security benefits go up that much. — P JonesIs it because the folks in lower income strata don’t ...