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

By Natalie Colby, Editor-in-Chief 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...

Aisles at Harmons grocery store. (Photo by Hailey Danielson | Daily Utah Chronicle)

Referendum Against Controversial Tax Bill Hopes to Succeed

By Natalie Colby, Editor-in-Chief January 22, 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...

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

By Ivana Martinez and Natalie Coby January 19, 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...

The Utah State Capitol. | Chronicle archives.

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

By Natalie Colby, Editor-in-Chief 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,...

Homeless individuals outside the Road Home in downtown Salt Lake City. Chronicle archive.

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...

Lieutenant Gov. Spencer Cox sits with LGBTQ youth protesting conversion therapy outside of the governors offices at the Utah Capitol | Chronicle archives.

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...

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‘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...

Erin Mendenhall gives a speech to a crowd on Nov. 5 at Publik Coffee

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...

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The Beehive State’s Professional Sports Future

By Marshall Foster, News Writer November 7, 2019

  October is the only month in the year when all five of the major sports leagues are in season. As the MLB and MLS complete their playoffs, the NHL and NBA kick off their seasons — not forgetting,...

The Mayoral Town Hall was hosted on Oct. 28 at The Hinckley Institute. ((Photo by Miacel Spotted Elk | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

Young Voters Are Vital in Salt Lake’s Close Mayoral Election Race

By Miacel Spotted Elk , News Writer November 4, 2019

On Nov. 5, Salt Lake voters will decide their city’s new mayor. In a historic race where both candidates, Luz Escamilla and Erin Mendenhall, are women, the final two are campaigning to secure voters...