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Protesters gather at the Utah State Capitol on Feb. 25, 2022. (Photo by Carlene Coombs | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

Protesters Gather at State Capitol in Opposition of Legislation Impacting Transgender Youth

By Carlene Coombs, News Writer February 27, 2022

  A large group of protestors, many holding transgender and pride flags, gathered on Friday, Feb. 25, to protest two bills in the Utah State legislature that would impact transgender youth, H.B....

A sign brought by University of Utah students in favor of better solutions for Little Cottonwood canyon at the Capitol building in Salt Lake City on Wednesday, Feb. 9, 2022. (Photo by Rachel Rydalch | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

Student-Led Group Advocates for ‘Common Sense’ Solutions to Little Cottonwood Traffic Issues

By Carlene Coombs, News Writer February 13, 2022

  At the steps of the Utah State Capitol, University of Utah students and Salt Lake Valley residents gathered next to a blue electric bus advocating against the proposed gondola in Little Cottonwood...

Students in Art 3755 working in the photo studio for the first time this semester. The images were taken in the photo studio located in the art building in Salt Lake City, Utah on Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2022 (Photo by Kevin Cody | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

U Students Respond to Another In-person Semester with New Protocols and Rising Cases

By Carlene Coombs, News Writer January 22, 2022

  Amid rising COVID-19 cases in Utah, University of Utah students return to in-person classes for the Spring 2022 semester. On Saturday, Jan. 15, the Salt Lake Tribune reported Utah’s average...

Students at the University of Utah are following the COVID-19 guidelines by wearing masks while working on campus. (Photo by Abu Asib | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

COVID-19 Across Utah Universities, Varying Policies and Procedures

By Brooke Williams, News Writer November 14, 2021

  In order to resume college life pre-COVID-19, students are adjusting to their universities' unique response to the pandemic, many including vaccine requirements, testing orders, contact tracing...

Standing water in a bird bath. (Photo courtesy of Chronicle Archives)

Experts Urge Water Conservation Across Utah Heading into Summer

By Brooke Williams, News Writer April 23, 2021

  Utah is in a state of emergency due to another season of drought causing water restrictions and conservation campaigns across the desert state. This winter, Utah’s snowpacks were on careful...

U student Kristin Thompson poses for photograph. (Photo by Hailey Danielson | Daily Utah Chronicle)

U Students Share Opinions on Statewide Mask Mandate Lifting

By Carlene Coombs, News Writer April 12, 2021

  With the signing of H.B. 294, also known as the pandemic "endgame" bill, Gov. Spencer Cox announced the statewide mask mandate would be lifted starting on April 10. However, things in Salt Lake...

Branson Stef speaks at the Salt Lake Encircle house on April 3, 2021. (Photo by Natalie Colby | Daily Utah Chronicle)

Local LGBTQ Community Members Protest $8 million Encircle Project

By Natalie Colby and Kayleigh Silverstein April 3, 2021

  Gathered outside the John Williams Encircle home in Salt Lake City on April 3, protesters spoke out against the organization’s $8 million project to build new houses in four different states.  Salt...

Salt Lake City Cemetery continues to suffer damages from last Falls windstorm on Sunday afternoon. (Photo by Maya Fraser | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

Salt Lake City Cemetery Plans to Continue Recovery Following Fall Windstorm

March 30, 2021

  After a total of 265 trees were toppled over, Salt Lake City Cemetery is still recovering from the Sept. 2020 windstorm. Many of the tipped trees left behind root balls, some entangled in headstones...

Amanda Lee holds up poster. During the Trump Adminstration there was political rhethoric linking the COVID-19 virus to Asian Americans communities. (Photo by Ivana Martinez | Daily Utah Chronicle)

Salt Lake City Joins National Day of Action Against Asian Hate

  On March 27, Salt Lake City joined 60 cities across the nation in hosting events for a national day of action to “end anti-Asian racism and China-bashing.”  The Utah Party for Socialism...