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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.

Inside the Ballot Box: Diving in to reasons to support Ballot Question 3C

Inside the Ballot Box: Diving in to reasons to support Ballot Question 3C

Ballot Question 3C seeks voter approval for a bond issue to fund water system infrastructure upgrades.
Money Monday: Should my teen invest in a taxable brokerage account?

Money Monday: Should my teen invest in a taxable brokerage account?

Your idea is a great one. Her future will only grow from there.
Centura Health on health: Diabetes — the types, the risks and a potential game-changing treatment

Centura Health on health: Diabetes — the types, the risks and a potential game-changing treatment

In 2018, the American Diabetes Association reported that more than 10% of the U.S. population had diabetes, and that millions may be suffering from this disease but have not yet been diagnosed.
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