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Barone: Progressives’ version of democracy’: 2 plus 2 equals 5

They may or may not have been playing the song "The World Turned Upside Down" when Lord Charles Cornwallis's troops surrendered to Gen. George Washington at Yorktown in 1781, but there's good reason to sing it now. Progressives tell us that it is a violation of "democracy" to allow state ...

United Way: Philanthropic giving on the rise in Utah County

In many ways, Utah County is unique. Our communities are strong and vibrant, and we have a long history of supporting families and children. We are also fortunate to live in an area with a strong tradition of generosity. There are so many people who give generously of their personal resources ...

Savvy Senior: How Medicare covers Alzheimer’s Disease

Dear Savvy Senior, What exactly does Medicare cover when it comes to Alzheimer’s disease? My husband was recently diagnosed with early-stage Alzheimer’s, and we would like to find out what’s covered and what isn’t. — Planning Ahead Dear Planning, I’m very sorry to hear about ...

Garden Help Desk: Conserving water in your garden

Here are some tips for conserving water in your vegetable garden. Keep a good level of organic matter in your soil. Incorporating leaves, grass clippings and other organic material into the soil in the fall and adding compost to the soil in the spring will increase the moisture-holding ...

Money Matters: How to retain your employees in 2022 and beyond

As we near the middle of 2022, the demand for workers remains high, says the Bureau of Labor Statistics, continuing the trend known as the Great Resignation. But while a record number of workers have been quitting over the past year, did you know that it’s part of a longer trend? The share ...

Everyday Strong: Give your children room to become themselves

Safety to be you is a concept that helps children thrive. Everybody needs fulfillment and recognition in their unique abilities and talents in order to know what makes you, you! In other words, being safe makes you feel confident enough to be different from everybody else. When your child is ...

Worship services for May 15

NOTE: As issues with the COVID-19 virus continue to change, please contact individual churches for information on how they are handling worship services. Episcopal Church St. Mary’s Episcopal Church Worship services are currently being held in person each Sunday at 11 a.m. Please see our ...

Utah Valley Calendar: Things to do – May 14

AMERICAN FORK Events at the American Fork Library — Here are some upcoming events at the American Fork Library: May 14: Pet Parade from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Register to parade your pet at http://tinyurl.com/2022AFPetParade.  May 17: Brown Bag Book Chat at noon. Bring your lunch and chat about ...

American Fork students advocate for monarch butterflies

A group of third-grade students from Cedar Ridge Elementary School gained real-world experience in environmental advocacy and the inner workings of local government — all because of the monarch butterfly. Three years ago, Anette Stephens, a third-grade teacher at Cedar Ridge, made it her ...