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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. 

To submit a contribution, email info@longmontleader.com. Publication will be at the discretion of the editor and published opinions do not represent the views of The Longmont Leader or its staff.

Money Monday: Mr. Money Mustache answers Longmont's questions about personal finance

Money Monday: Mr. Money Mustache answers Longmont's questions about personal finance

Mr. Money Mustache, world famous financial blogger who lives in Longmont, answers Longmont's financial questions every Monday.
Inside the ballot box: What initiatives will voters see come November?

Inside the ballot box: What initiatives will voters see come November?

There are less than 100 days until the 2020 General Election. With the Colorado primaries over and the national Democratic and Republican conventions set to fizzle like a wet firecracker, there’s not much left to get excited about before the Nov. 3 General Election.  Except there are the ballot measures.
Longmont Wild: Is that an earwig in my ear?

Longmont Wild: Is that an earwig in my ear?

The name comes from the English word “earwicga,” which means “ear wiggler.”
Money buys even more happiness than it used to

Money buys even more happiness than it used to

"Today, money and happiness are more strongly related than they were in the past. It seems money buys more happiness than it used to."
Policing - A Future Beyond Law Enforcement

Policing - A Future Beyond Law Enforcement

What’s happened to bring about the divisiveness between police departments and the communities we serve?
Capitol Letters: Legislature challenges the electorate

Capitol Letters: Legislature challenges the electorate

The Gallagher Amendment to the Colorado Constitution prevents the state Legislature from adjusting property tax assessments. So the Legislature threw a Hail Mary pass by referring to the November ballot a measure to repeal the Gallagher Amendment.
Capitol Letters: A historic session in more ways than one

Capitol Letters: A historic session in more ways than one

"The lesson of Longmont is that it takes time and intention to build a less violent community police force, no matter how you name it and no matter how you govern it."
Capitol Letters: Are two new challenges too big for the short second session?

Capitol Letters: Are two new challenges too big for the short second session?

Colorado lawmakers in their second session shortened by COVID-19, will weigh legislation dealing with law enforcement integrity and repealing the Gallagher Amendment.
Locavores & Libations: Strawberry-Pistachio Salad

Locavores & Libations: Strawberry-Pistachio Salad

A local chef and bartender shares a light and refreshing meal to make at home.
The Overhead Bin: What I did this summer

The Overhead Bin: What I did this summer

Very rarely, come September, do parents get asked to write an essay, entitled "What I did this summer." We should, though, because it's chock full of activity.