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Guest op-ed: The power of hope and the resilience of women

Did you know that in 2018 April was designated the National Month of Hope? After spending the better part of a year indoors, I find that hope has been an essential part of my well-being. One definition of hope is “to cherish a desire with anticipation: to want something to happen or be ...

Guest opinion: Which legislators voted for clean air?

Most Utahns love the natural beauty here and want to conserve it along with the quality of our lifestyle, air and water. We tend to vote for conservatives if they are in favor of conservation of the environment.So what did Utah County legislators do for conservation this year?Our senators were ...

Guest op-ed: Do you have a plan in place for wildfire season?

As Provo continues to deal with the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s important to recognize that other emergencies, such as wildfires, can still occur throughout the year — often with little or no warning. When these events happen, safety is the No. 1 priority, leaving little time to ...

Guest op-ed: Join the fight for zero

We live in challenging times. Faced with a global crisis, we continue to experience the pandemic’s impacts on our communities, our economy and our way of life. Each of us has been affected in one form or another, some through financial strain and others through illness, loss and loneliness. ...

Guest Opinion: Ranked Choice Voting proved common-sense method for Vineyard

Utah’s legislature is considering making it possible for more cities to enact a common-sense voting alternative to assist voters: ranked choice voting (RCV).Legislation to strengthen the state’s RCV pilot program for cities has already passed the House. HB 75 would require county clerks to ...

Guest Opinion: Time to build Utah’s future

The San Francisco Bay, home to Silicon Valley and its star-studded companies — Apple, Google, Oracle and Facebook — has long held the top spot among the Milken Institute’s ranking of top-performing local economies.No more.As of last week, San Francisco has dropped all the way down to No. ...

Gygi: Mob mentality running amok in upside-down world

I apologize up front for missing some time from my column. Some of you may be cheering, but my mother is waiting for this one. I will explain later in this missive why the delay, and hope you like the reason.Over the last year, maybe like many of you, while we are quarantining or following ...

Barone: Will Biden payoff to teachers unions repeal suburban parents?

You expect a certain number of stumbles from a new administration. President Joe Biden’s incoming team professed dismay at having to create a coronavirus vaccine distribution program “from scratch,” due to its predecessor’s handling of the situation, and this week, Biden complained that ...

Barone: ‘Mostly peaceful’ violence and dueling double standards

Pictures matter. Images convey truths — and falsehoods — with an emotional impact that can amplify and sometimes completely overwhelm the messages imparted by words.Consider the photo of the guy with the buffalo-horn headdress and naked midriff standing at the House speaker’s podium in ...