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This page replaces LocalCommentary.com, for new discussion of local politics and government in American Fork, the Alpine School District, Utah County, and the State of Utah.

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Good Numbers, Bad Numbers

In politics, as in work and life generally, I’m a longtime fan of getting the right numbers, getting the numbers…

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Water Bills, Fees, and Our Politics

One thing I’ve learned to watch for in candidates for local and national offices is how good they are at…

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Proofreading and Politics in Draper

Here’s a headline from yesterday’s Salt Lake Tribune: “Draper to hire independent investigator to review councilwoman’s e-mails.” Hmm. Sounds serious….

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Guest Post: Molly Hogan – “We Need Them As Much As They Need Us”

Nine years ago, my husband Brady and I were living in a small but cozy apartment in Salt Lake City….

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Now What? (Electoral Afterthoughts)

I can’t say it was my favorite birthday ever, or even a particularly good one, but it was an interesting…

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David’s Handy Little Election Guide

Here’s my arguably handy, definitely idiosyncratic election guide for the 2016 general election. I considered posting it earlier for once,…

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Why I’m No Longer a Republican

The “what” is in my title. Here’s the “why.” It may help if I explain why I was a Republican…

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Two Reluctant Farewells

It’s a sad week for American Fork. We lost two icons — one you probably know, another you might not….

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Snowbird, American Fork Canyon, and Property Rights

It’s now common knowledge in northern Utah County: Snowbird Ski and Summer Resort wants to develop property it owns in…

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The Post I Never Finished Last Year (Updated)

For me 2015 was, among other things, a year in which I didn’t blog as much as I hoped to,…

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