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Guest opinion: New Orem school district survey process looks biased

The purpose of government office is to reward friends with lucrative government contracts granted without transparency in order to serve the policy ends of public officials. If that doesn’t sound right, it’s because it isn’t. Or shouldn’t be. But that is how we fear the new Orem Mayor ...

Guest opinion: What to do if you’re being sexually harassed in the workplace

Utahns are known for their niceness. So, I’ve been surprised through the years at how many women have reached out asking what they should do in response to being sexually harassed while on the job. To help, our team at the Utah Women & Leadership Project has recently created a handout ...

Guest: It matters how Utah Valley grows

It is no secret that Utah Valley has grown over the past decades and will continue to grow extensively over the following decades. As Envision Utah’s tagline states, “How we grow matters.” It matters to every person living here and their children, to every business, city, and ...

Guest opinion: Utah can help address maternal mortality crisis with 1 step

Uncertainty. Anticipation. Fear. These are just a few of the emotions that run through the minds of almost every expecting parent. And for many expecting Black parents, those feelings can be more acute. That’s because for far too many, having a child can be a life-threatening event. Across ...

Guest opinion: Utah Legislature got it right for small businesses

The recent release of the National Federation of Independent Business’ survey of its small-business-owning membership showed continued concern along America’s Main Streets. 51% said supply chain disruptions are having a significant impact on their business. 44% said they have ...

Guest opinion: Romney betraying his party, constituents with votes

On Wednesday, Sen. Mitt Romney voted to send Ketanji Brown Jackson to the Supreme Court alongside two other Republicans. In doing so, he turned his back on many of his constituents while also betraying the Republican party. For starters, despite mainstream media’s attempts to convince ...

Guest opinion: Ranked-choice voting – A better voter experience

The 2021 elections were a particularly exciting voting experience for residents in 23 cities and towns across Utah. From Newton to Moab, Salt Lake City and Millcreek and Lehi, voters were able to rank candidates by preference in mayoral and city council elections: first, second, third and so ...

Guest: Utah needs a Republican renaissance

Like over 140,000 others, I left the Republican Party in early 2020. Disenfranchised by ego, discouraged by counter-productivity, and demoralized by hypocrisy to the platform’s values, I had finally reached my tolerance limit. I opted out. In 2021, I realized my mistake. As a conservative, ...