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Herald editorial: Utah County, we need to have ‘the talk’

Let’s talk about the s-word.It’s a conversation many in Utah don’t want to have, as evidenced by the recent fervor across the Beehive State, but we need to have the sex talk.Because clearly, someone isn’t having it, and because of this, STDs have been on the rise year-over-year since ...

Herald editorial: Insta users should know better than to trespass at mill

Given all of the wonders that Utah has to offer, it’s understandable that some would want to explore the modern ruins of the old Tintic Standard Reduction Mill near Goshen. However, people must resist that temptation because it’s a health hazard and state officials have said they will cite ...

Herald editorial: Vaping death, illnesses underscore devices’ danger

This past week the U.S. saw the first documented death related to vaping.The CDC have also now provided new information that 149 people across the U.S. have contracted “a severe respiratory illness after vaping.”This week, the Utah Department of Health also announced it is investigating 21 ...

Herald editorial: More homework needed to solve our area’s teacher funding

Last week, the Alpine School District Board of Education voted on a property tax rate that would increase property tax revenue by 7.98%, excluding new growth. The change is expected to generate about $5.6 million for efforts including increasing teacher pay and capital projects not related to ...

Herald editorial: Utah County, don’t forget to vote!

There are just five short days until the primary election in Utah — Tuesday.It may not be a “big” election year with a packed ballot, but the races have significant local impacts nonetheless.Which is why the Daily Herald Editorial Board felt it prudent to provide our annual reminder of ...