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Guest: Let’s unlock the potential in Orem’s neighborhoods

Beginning in 2014, Orem’s government invited residents to engage in a neighborhood planning process with city staff. For planning purposes, Orem’s 22 neighborhoods were grouped into nine districts that led to the development of nine “neighborhood plans.” I applaud the city’s efforts ...

Guest: United States not as indivisible as it once was

Most know of the column in Parade magazine called "Ask Marilyn" (Marilyn Vos Savant, supposedly the world's highest IQ at the time). In the early 1990s, she was asked the question "What internal situation do you feel poses the largest threat to the well-being of the United States?" Her response ...

Guest: It’s time to change the way we vote

There were two openings on the Cedar Hills City Council. Laura Ellison was definitely my first choice. She was a current member of the council and had strong qualifications. After that, though, I was stuck. There were four other people to choose from — and both Alexandra McEwen and Tyler ...

Guest: Senators Romney and Lee: We Utahans need your help

As a Presbyterian Elder and Lay Pastor in Springville Community Presbyterian Church, Utah, I am looking to our two US senators to help find common ground to ensure fairness and equality for all Americans. For decades, Congress has failed in its responsibility to protect the LGBTQ community — ...

Guest: Scrubs make a difference

With the recent news of hospitals shutting down all nonessential surgeries in Utah County, many people are wondering what to do next as the best hospitals are all closed. The Intermountain Healthcare CEO said the following: “We’ve done everything we can think of to maintain a normal quality ...

Guest: McMullin should be challenging Owens, not Lee

I’ve had my differences with Senator Mike Lee. Still, on the whole, I’ve been exceptionally pleased with the balance of concerns and viewpoints provided by Utah’s current representation in the Senate. Sen. Mike Lee’s and Sen. Mitt Romney’s different political perspectives have ...

Letter: Saving the Great Salt Lake

The Great Salt Lake is drying up. Maybe your initial reaction is, "Great, I won't miss that stinky lake and all those mosquitoes!" Or maybe you’re thinking, "Well, that’s interesting" — and you’re right. Either way, I plead with you to think again. The issue is beyond interesting. ...

Guest opinion: Responding to climate change effectively

Faced with drought, record-busting heat, sudden flash floods, and wildfire smoke, it was difficult to avoid acknowledging the effects of global warming this summer. In this context, a crowd of high school students took to the capitol steps in Salt Lake City demanding climate action as part of ...