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The Longmont Leader accepts op-eds for publication from community members, business leaders and public officials on local topics. Do you have something you would like to share about the community? Is there a topic that you are particularly passionate about? Let us know. 

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Inside the Ballot Box: Bringing it close to home with Longmont Ballot Question 3D

Inside the Ballot Box: Bringing it close to home with Longmont Ballot Question 3D

Charter amendment on ballot as Question 3D extends the city’s options for leasing property.
Money Monday: Simple ways to save

Money Monday: Simple ways to save

You can attack the problem by spending less, earning more or both. For most people, spending is much easier to control.
Ask the Introvert: Fun is relative; for introverts its often work-related

Ask the Introvert: Fun is relative; for introverts its often work-related

Introverts aren’t spoilsports. It’s just that thinking is our inner recreation room, with thick gray matter in place of wood paneling.
Longmont Wild: Bear with us — living with bears

Longmont Wild: Bear with us — living with bears

Colorado is home to only one bear species, the black bear.
Centura Health on health: Teen vaping elevates COVID-19 risks

Centura Health on health: Teen vaping elevates COVID-19 risks

In the era of COVID-19, epidemic levels of youth vaping come with an elevated cause for concern. New research published in the Journal of Adolescent Health found teens and young adults who vaped were as much as seven times more likely to contract COVID-19.
Longmont United Hospital's Antony Pearson: Proof of how one person can make a difference

Longmont United Hospital's Antony Pearson: Proof of how one person can make a difference

A short story of a man hidden more deeply in the management side of Longmont United Hospital, yet making a difference and, with humility, knowing it.
Inside the Ballot Box: Proposition EE raises taxes on tobacco products

Inside the Ballot Box: Proposition EE raises taxes on tobacco products

Proposition EE was referred to the ballot by the 2020 General Assembly
Money Monday: Retirement accounts, what's the difference?

Money Monday: Retirement accounts, what's the difference?

What is the difference between a regular IRA and a ROTH IRA?
Centura Health on health: Early detection of breast cancer can save your life

Centura Health on health: Early detection of breast cancer can save your life

"A mammogram can detect cancer sometimes as much as two years before it can be felt as a lump. Catching cancer at the earliest stage offers more treatment options, most notably women with early stage breast cancer are much less likely to need chemotherapy. "
Inside the Ballot Box: C is for charity

Inside the Ballot Box: C is for charity

Constitutional Amendment C, which was referred to the ballot by the state Legislature, would change the age requirements for charities able to conduct charitable gaming and would allow them to pay those who help with such games.