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Christopherson & Kincart: Teach Utah Students Consent

By Nain Christopherson and Sydney Kincart February 16, 2021

  Utah’s Democratic women lawmakers are on a mission to curb our state’s high rates of sexual violence and get justice for survivors. Reps. Angela Romero, Carol Spackman Moss, Jennifer Dailey-Provost...

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Alexander: Let’s Get Rid of Black History Month

By CJ Alexander, Opinion Editor February 1, 2021

  Personally, I don’t think we should have Black History Month at all. The Black community doesn’t deserve to have their entire history condensed to fit into the shortest month of the year....

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Alexander: Indigenous Women and Girls Deserve Justice

By CJ Alexander, Opinion Editor January 23, 2021

  Many people seek justice for a loved one after they experience a violent crime through the help of law enforcement. But for Indigenous communities, a harsh reality awaits — one where families...

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Editorial: You Should Care About the 2021 Legislative Session

  Today the Utah State Legislature begins its annual General Session, where our senators and representatives will meet to vote on hundreds of bills and resolutions to shape the future of our state....

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Editorial: Stewart and Owens Should Resign

On Jan. 6, pro-Trump extremists stormed the U.S. Capitol in an effort to stop the electoral vote count that certified Joe Biden as president-elect. At the rally earlier that day, President Trump and members...

S.J. Quinney Law School on the University of Utahs campus. (Chronicle archives)

Alexander: Utah Fails Women in Legal Careers

By CJ Alexander, Opinion Editor January 11, 2021

  The amount of work that goes into becoming a lawyer is immense, vigorous and incredibly difficult. Not just anyone can succeed in the legal field, as it is a highly competitive and cutthroat...

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Alexander & Reese: It’s Time for Utah to Decriminalize Marijuana

By CJ Alexander and Isaac Reese December 29, 2020

  If you have ever lived in a college dorm or gone to an outdoor concert, the smell of marijuana tends to drift around a lot. Around 52% of Americans have tried marijuana at least once, yet 40,000...

Two Spanish Fork police officers stand watch on 400 S in Salt Lake City, Utah, on June 4, 2020. (Photo by Mark Draper | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

Barron: Legislature Must Open Police Records

By Morgan Barron, Opinion Writer December 1, 2020

  The South Jordan Police Department’s use of force record is practically spotless. Since 2018, officers from the department drew their firearm, deployed less-lethal force or physically restrained...

The front gate of the Utah State Prison in Draper, UT. (Photo by Justin Prather | The Daily Utah Chronicle).

Cushman: We Need to Start Advocating for Inmates and Their Families

By KC Ellen Cushman, Opinion Writer November 18, 2020

  Inmates’ families face unique struggles, from extra expenses to emotional and mental health issues. As cases of COVID-19 have exploded in Utah prisons, those families have faced extra stress,...

A police officer enters the Salt Lake Metro Jail in South Salt Lake City on Election Day, November 3, 2020.(Photo by Jack Gambassi | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

Reese: Voting Is a Right and Our Government Needs To Treat It as Such

By Isaac Reese, Opinion Writer November 8, 2020

  For every 100,000 people in Utah, 439 of them are incarcerated. Approximately 2.3 million people are currently incarcerated in the United States — the equivalent of around 2/3 of Utah’s population....