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Lt. Gov. Spencer Cox Responds to Controversial Comments on Abortion

Lt. Gov. Spencer Cox Responds to Controversial Comments on Abortion

By Ivana Martinez

January 25, 2020

  On Jan. 11, Lt. Gov. Spencer Cox appeared on a panel with three other Republican candidates at the Eagle Forum Convention in Sandy, Utah where he made a comment that compared slavery to abortion, sparking controversy among his colleagues. Salt Lake Tribune government reporter Benjamin Wood live-tweet...

LDS Church Releases Statement on Feminism

LDS Church Releases Statement on Feminism

By Natalie Colby, News Writer

January 25, 2020

  In the January 2020 issue of the New Era, a magazine for the youth of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, the church published a statement on their view of feminism. The statement emphasizes that the church believes men and women are equal but different, with distinct roles within...

Utah Winters: Snow, Skiing, and Smog — Oh My!

Utah Winters: Snow, Skiing, and Smog — Oh My!

By Natalie Colby, News Writer

January 22, 2020

  Utah winters can mean snow and skiing, cold weather days and big jackets — but they also bring bad air quality. Inversions are actually a normal thing. The issue with inversions lies in the fact that there now are close to 2 million people polluting the air in the valley. This means on...

Referendum Against Controversial Tax Bill Hopes to Succeed

Referendum Against Controversial Tax Bill Hopes to Succeed

By Natalie Colby, News Writer

January 21, 2020

  Utah citizens against the 2019 tax bill S.B.-2001 are racing to collect the number of signatures needed to pass the referendum to vote for or against the bill in the November election, instead of it going immediately into effect. The tax bill S.B.-2001 was passed on Dec. 14, and will lower income taxes but raise taxes on...

Salt Lake City Womxn’s March Honors Missing and Murdered Women

Salt Lake City Womxn’s March Honors Missing and Murdered Women

By Ivana Martinez and Natalie Coby

January 18, 2020

  On Jan. 18, 2020 at 9 a.m., women around the greater Salt Lake City area came together to march from Washington Square Park to the Utah Capitol Building to honor the missing and murdered women at the Salt Lake City Womxn’s March.  The march started at Washington Square Park, where tables were s...

Opposition to New Utah Tax Bill Starts Up a New Grassroots Movement

Opposition to New Utah Tax Bill Starts Up a New Grassroots Movement

By Natalie Colby, News Writer

January 18, 2020

  Local citizens are collecting signatures to get the recent tax reform bill on the ballot for the November 2020 election.  Krista Palmer, executive director of the Utah Tax Reform Coalition, said this would simply allow people to learn more about the bill and vote on whether or not they wa...

Take Shelter Coalition Clashes with SLCPD in a Downtown Protest

Take Shelter Coalition Clashes with SLCPD in a Downtown Protest

By Joseph Moss, News Writer

January 18, 2020

   “We came to camp and to help people. The cops came to tear stuff down, attack and brutalize people, which they did,” said Finn Ballum, an organizer for the Take Shelter Coalition. On Jan. 3, the Take Shelter Coalition set up an encampment in Washington Square Park, with the goal of ai...

Activists and Experts Discuss End of Conversion Therapy

Activists and Experts Discuss End of Conversion Therapy

By Brock Bernstein, News Writer

November 24, 2019

  Mathew Shurka — the cofounder and chief strategist of the National Center for Lesbian Rights Born Perfect campaign — defined conversion therapy as “Any attempt where someone attempts to change another person’s sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression.” Along with o...

‘Lead Together’ to Create a Positive Sports Environment in Utah

‘Lead Together’ to Create a Positive Sports Environment in Utah

By Marshall Foster, News Writer

November 14, 2019

  Recently, a Utah Utes fan made the news for sending a hateful message to a player at Arizona State on Twitter. This incident took place less than a year after a Utah Jazz fan got banned for life from Jazz games because of hate speech directed towards NBA star Russel Westbrook during a game between the Jazz and the Oklahoma City...

The General Election Happened on Nov. 5. Here’s What Happened in 72 Hours. 

The General Election Happened on Nov. 5. Here’s What Happened in 72 Hours. 

By Miacel Spotted Elk, News Writer

November 9, 2019

On Tuesday, Nov. 5, after months of campaigning, Erin Mendenhall was declared Salt Lake’s next mayor. This was the first time in Salt Lake’s history both mayoral candidates in a general election were women. Both Democratic state senator Luz Escamilla and city councilwoman Mendenhall are University of Ut...

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