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Cushman: Utah Needs to Clarify Its Consent Laws to Protect Survivors

Cushman: Utah Needs to Clarify Its Consent Laws to Protect Survivors

By KC Cushman

February 24, 2020

  The Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network reports that every 73 seconds, an American is sexually assaulted, and only five out of every 1,000 perpetrators will serve jail time for their crimes. Sexual assault is a particularly important issue in Utah where one in three women experience sexual viole...

Opinion Desk: The Hardenbrook Ticket Will Unite the U

Opinion Desk: The Hardenbrook Ticket Will Unite the U

By The Opinion Desk

February 23, 2020

  The views expressed in this article do not express the views of The Daily Utah Chronicle as a whole. This article has been written by the Opinion Desk as a whole, and may not necessarily represent the views of each individual on the Opinion Desk.   Winning an election and leading ...

Moran: Utah Should Not Force People to Call 911

Moran: Utah Should Not Force People to Call 911

By Serena Moran

February 20, 2020

  Utah State Representative Brian King has proposed H.B. 104, 911 Responsibilities in an Emergency, which seeks to make it a Class B misdemeanor if someone fails to contact emergency services in the event of an emergency or crime. It is common courtesy to help a fellow Utahn, but one should not...

Christopherson: Utah High Schools Need Later Start Times

Christopherson: Utah High Schools Need Later Start Times

By Nain Christopherson, Opinion Writer

February 20, 2020

  Since starting college, I’ve gotten two to three more hours of sleep a night than I ever did in high school – and it’s not because I’m slacking off. Admittedly, high schoolers face enormous pressure to perform in school, start gaining work experience, excel at multiple extracurricular...

Maxfield: The Ill-Effects of Porn Must Be Fought with Better Tools than Warning Labels

Maxfield: The Ill-Effects of Porn Must Be Fought with Better Tools than Warning Labels

By Lynda Maxfield

February 18, 2020

  Republican Representative Brady Brammer’s controversial “Warning Labels Amendments” bill, which could punish distributors for not putting warning labels on pornography, stirred up national attention overnight earlier this month. Even as anti-porn activists support this legislation, som...

Starr: The Utah Way of Ignorance and Disease

Starr: The Utah Way of Ignorance and Disease

By Kennedie Starr, Opinion Writer

February 8, 2020

  Earlier this month, an HIV awareness campaign was brought to a standstill by Governor Herbert. “Suggestive” condom wrappers appeared to be the hardline that the Department of Health crossed in their efforts to promote better sexual health in the state. Recalling Utah-themed condoms is not ...

Moran: Utah Schools Can Play A Role In Suicide Prevention

Moran: Utah Schools Can Play A Role In Suicide Prevention

By Serena Moran

February 7, 2020

  In 2018, Utah was ranked fifth in the nation for the top suicide rates among children ages 10-17. Suicide is a difficult topic to discuss. Few people want to admit that it happens, especially when it involves our youth. However, suicide and mental illnesses must be openly discussed to lower...

Maxfield: Challenging How We Talk About Sexual Addiction in Utah

Maxfield: Challenging How We Talk About Sexual Addiction in Utah

By Lynda Maxfield

February 5, 2020

  Why is it socially acceptable to say “I am an alcoholic” but repugnant to say “I am a sex addict”? It is because sexual addiction is confusing and often misunderstood whereas in alcoholism there is clarity: both alcoholic and sober have explicit meanings. In Utah, admitting to being...

Maxfield: Legislation Banning Tanning For Teens Is About Control, Not Education

Maxfield: Legislation Banning Tanning For Teens Is About Control, Not Education

By Lynda Maxfield

February 2, 2020

  Republican representative Brad M. Daw has “changed his mind.” He no longer trusts Utahns to make tough health decisions for minors regarding indoor tanning. In a FOX 13 interview, Daw said, “There is no compelling reason anymore for a teen to be able to tan and there’s no reason to all...

Dalley: Utahns Deserve Humane End-of-Life Care

Dalley: Utahns Deserve Humane End-of-Life Care

By Nathan Dalley, Opinion Writer

February 1, 2020

  Death with dignity is a largely subjective concept that is personal to any individual who grapples with it. We must all use our best discretion to observe and respect the wishes of others as their lives comes to an end. Death with dignity, also referred to as physician-assisted death, allows...

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