The Daily Utah Chronicle

Saying Goodbye

Saying Goodbye

By Megan Hulse, Connor Richards, Kim Brenneisen, Emma Tanner, Justin Adams, and Dakota Grossman

April 25, 2018

Megan Hulse, Executive Editor The most common reaction I get when I explain my job is: “Oh my goodness, you’re just like Rory Gilmore!”   To that, I used to laugh, agree and move on with a small amount of shame, because I had a secret. Spoiler alert: I’d never actually made it to the part...

Richards: Covering White Mesa

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 United States, is located a few miles north of the White Mesa Ute Indian Tribe reservation. As I learned...

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

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, Joseph L. Bishop, in 1984. According to the Denson, Bishop pushed her onto a bed in a “secr...

Richards: Animal Experimentation Concern at the U

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 in unusual ways, including having a hole drilled in his skull and electrodes attached to his brain....

Richards: Utah Students Take a Stand Against Gun Violence

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 High School in Salt Lake City — not for class, but to take a stand against gun violence. The demonstration, March for Our Lives, was organized after 17...

Hazing, Sexual Assault and the Future of Fraternities

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 charged with aggravated kidnapping, but the charge was dropped before the trial. Both women who were s...

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 Utah’s KJZZ, KUTV and KMYU. An internal memo sent from Sinclair Broadcast Group to local media sta...

Richards: Doing Away with the Death Penalty

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 a non-lethal wax bullet. In 1980, Gardner robbed Cheers Tavern in Salt Lake City and killed bartender...

Opinion Desk: Gun Control: Not an Issue for Congress to Face Alone

Opinion Desk: Gun Control: Not an Issue for Congress to Face Alone

By Nicholas Coleman, Connor Richards, Emma Tanner, Shaelyn Barber, and Paul Braden

March 9, 2018

Gun control has been a hot topic recently as gun violence and related tragedies have become more common. But as much of America’s cries for stricter firearm laws go unanswered, it makes sense to consider some potential regulatory options that don’t depend on Congress’s mandates. We’ve asked...

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 year the property value of RSL’s Rio Tinto Stadium was cut nearly in half. When it was built ...

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