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Guest opinion: You are not alone. Help is available.

September marks Suicide Prevention Month. A national poll, conducted in 2020, found that while 95% of Americans surveyed would act if someone close to them was thinking about suicide, almost 70% of respondents identified barriers that keep them from discussing suicide with others. These ...

Guest opinion: Election deniers are opportunists

In many states, the focus on voter security has ironically led to laws making it harder to vote. We’ve been lucky so far in Utah – our Governor’s Office, the State Legislature, elections administrators and most County Commissioners have shown little patience for irrational claims of ...

Guest opinion: Is a gas stove endangering your family?

Many Americans love their gas stoves, and “cooking with gas” is a positive expression. However, gas stoves may represent a danger to everyone in your home. When natural gas is burned, it produces nitrogen dioxide, carbon monoxide and formaldehyde. The World Health Organization has ...

Guest opinion: Sen. Lee’s Formula Act brought hope to this new mom

I’ll never forget the two lines staring back at me. Learning that I was pregnant was accompanied by so many emotions that it was impossible to experience any feelings in isolation. I was happy, excited and scared all at once. In the months leading up to my due date, my husband and I did all ...

Guest opinion: America’s workforce is stronger than ever

On Labor Day, we honor the achievements of America’s workers, and in 2022 we have a historic victory to celebrate. Our nation’s working people have come all the way back from the depths of a global pandemic, regaining every job lost and more. This milestone seemed impossible to reach on ...

Guest opinion: Financing college doesn’t have to be a solo venture

As colleges and universities start fall semester for another year, I am grateful to live in a state that offers quality, reasonably priced higher education, generally ranking third nationally for affordability in public universities. But add up tuition, books and housing, and the price tag is ...