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The Daily Utah Chronicle

A pet goat on the White Mesa Ute Indian reservation.

Richards: Covering White Mesa

By Connor Richards April 19, 2018

The greatest experience I have had at The Daily Utah Chronicle was researching and writing about the White Mesa Uranium Mill in southern Utah. The mill, which is the last uranium processing mill in the...

Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra

H2H: What Language Should the LDS Church Use to Address Rape Culture?

By Connor Richards and Kelcy Jensen- April 15, 2018

Church Should Clarify Cook’s Comments By Connor Richards In a lawsuit filed in federal court earlier this month, McKenna Denson alleged that she was raped by an LDS Missionary Training Center president,...

Barbary Macaque Monkeys

Richards: Animal Experimentation Concern at the U

By Connor Richards April 12, 2018

In 2009, a cat named Robert from the Davis County animal shelter was purchased for $15 by researchers at the University of Utah. Robert was taken to a research lab at the U where he was experimented on...

An estimated 8,000 people attended the March for Our Lives rally on March 24 at the Utah State Capitol. (Chronicle archives)

Richards: Utah Students Take a Stand Against Gun Violence

By Connor Richards March 28, 2018

Last weekend, students across the state demonstrated a remarkable awareness of social issues and ambition to drive social change. At 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, March 24, students met outside West...

Greek Row along 1st South just north of the University of Utah Campus, Salt Lake City, UT on Thursday, July 13, 2017

Hazing, Sexual Assault and the Future of Fraternities

By Connor Richards March 20, 2018

On Feb. 3, 2016, Jason Brian Relopez, a former Utah State University student and Sigma Chi fraternity member, plead guilty to raping two female USU students. As the Deseret News reported, Relopez was also...

Richards: Sinclair Broadcast Group Targets Local Media

Richards: Sinclair Broadcast Group Targets Local Media

By Connor Richards March 14, 2018

On March 7, CNN reporter Brian Stelter released an investigation of internal documents from Sinclair Broadcast Group, a media conglomerate that owns and operates over 170 television stations, including...

Legislative meeting at the Utah Capital building in Salt Lake City, Utah on Friday, Feb. 23, 2018. (Photo by Cassandra Palor | Daily Utah Chronicle)

Richards: Doing Away with the Death Penalty

By Connor Richards March 12, 2018

The last person executed in Utah was Ronnie Lee Gardner. On June 18, 2010, Gardner was struck and killed by four .30-caliber bullets fired by five volunteer firing squad members. One of the rifles fired...

Richards: No More Massive Tax Cuts Without Public Knowledge

Richards: No More Massive Tax Cuts Without Public Knowledge

By Connor Richards February 22, 2018

2011 was a big year for Real Salt Lake. The Sandy-based soccer club made it to the conference semifinals of the Major League Soccer Cup, as well as the quarterfinals of the U.S. Open Cup. It is also the...

Ruth Watkins was selected as the new president of the University of Utah on Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018.

Richards: Ruth Watkins is the Right Selection for U President

By Connor Richards February 14, 2018

On Jan. 18, the Utah State Board of Regents unanimously chose Ruth Watkins as the next president of the University of Utah. Watkins was the right choice for a number of reasons. Working as the U’s...

Old Chronicle articles that show a racist  anti-black perspective at the Daily Utah Chronicle and on campus in Salt Lake, UT on Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2018

(Photo by Adam Fondren | Daily Utah Chronicle)

How The Chronicle Covered the Civil Rights Era

By Connor Richards February 12, 2018

This article contains explicit language that may be offensive to some readers. The purpose of this article, however, is to examine Chronicle coverage during the civil rights movement, educate readers and...