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Zions National Park in Springdale. (Photo by Cassandra Palor | Daily Utah Chronicle)

Cushman: Utah Should Reopen Its National Parks

By KC Ellen Cushman, Opinion Writer May 27, 2020

  Unacast, a location data analysis firm, has given grades to each state in order to measure how well they have implemented health protocols to stop the spread of COVID-19. Utah scored a D, one...

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Barron: Vote Huntsman, Not Cox, to Bring Utah through the COVID-19 Crisis

By Morgan Barron, Opinion Writer May 20, 2020

  With the June 30th primary election looming, Lieutenant Governor Spencer Cox and former Governor Jon Huntsman, Jr. lead the GOP field in the race to be Utah’s next governor. Back in April,...

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Cushman: I Am Voting Spencer Cox for Governor and You Should Too

By KC Ellen Cushman, Opinion Writer April 11, 2020

  Before school was moved online in response to the pandemic, I had the opportunity to hear Lt. Gov. Spencer Cox speak at a Hinckley forum about what the next ten years in Utah will look like....

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Starr: Utah’s Death Penalty Is Too Barbaric To Bring Justice

By Kennedie Starr, Opinion Writer November 18, 2019

The six people currently on death row in Utah join a total of 2,673 people who face execution in other states and in the U.S. military. While the decline in the death row population continues annually,...

Ted Bundy in court. Bundy confessed to 30 murders prior to his execution. (Courtesy Wikimedia Commons)

Barron: The Death Penalty Benefits Victims and Protects Communities

By Morgan Barron, Opinion Writer November 18, 2019

Six people currently sit on Utah’s death row. One was convicted of torturing, raping and murdering a student. Their home is currently a 14x7 foot cell with a toilet, sink, mirror, hard bunk and futon....

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Head to Head: Should Utah Keep the Death Penalty?

By Morgan Barron and Kennedie Starr November 18, 2019

Utah is one of thirty states in the U.S. that still uses the death penalty. Two of our writers, Morgan Barron and Kennedie Starr, debate whether this form of punishment should still be allowed.

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Head to Head: Should People Disclose Their Pregnancy in Job Interviews?

By Morgan Barron and Paij Chavez November 13, 2019

Two of our opinion writers, Morgan Barron and Paij Chavez, have differing opinions on the advantages and disadvantages of disclosing pregnancy status in job interviews.

Chavez: Pregnancy Disclosure May Do More Good Than Harm in Job Interviews

Chavez: Pregnancy Disclosure May Do More Good Than Harm in Job Interviews

By Paij Chavez, Opinion Writer November 12, 2019

Searching for a job is a daunting process. By the time you make it to the interview stage, it is easy to feel overwhelmed and ready to say anything to land a fulfilling job — or at least something that...

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Barron: Reproductive Planning Should Not Be a Part of Job Interviews

By Morgan Barron, Opinion Writer November 12, 2019

The set of questions asked in most job interviews often include, “What are you passionate about?” and “Can you tell me about a difficult work situation and how you overcame it?” While a little...

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Cushman: By Regulating Morality, the Government Protects Its Citizens

By KC Ellen Cushman, Opinion Writer November 7, 2019

To some extent, human morality is formed around human health and well-being. Casual sex with multiple partners, gambling and drug use have the potential for detrimental results, and for this reason, it...