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The Daily Utah Chronicle

Opinion

The Utah State liquor store on July 11, 2018. (Photo by Justin Prather | Daily Utah Chronicle)

Mendenhall: LDS Church Influences State Liquor Laws Once Again

By Addison Mendenhall, Opinion Writer June 20, 2022

  Several changes were made to the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control during Utah’s last legislative session. The most recent change in liquor laws occurred on June 1 of this year. These...

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Lezaic: Gun Violence is a Symptom of White Supremacy and Capitalism

By Angela Lezaic, Opinion Writer June 18, 2022

  Every day, we see reports of more mass shootings. Politicians offer thoughts and prayers with no action to back them up. Democrats and Republicans point fingers at each other as if their negligence...

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Cushman: We Need to Start Taking Cyberflashing Seriously

By KC Ellen Cushman, Opinion Writer June 17, 2022

  The #MeToo movement — an effort to help sexual assault survivors feel less alone and share their stories — became popular on social media around 2017. As a SA survivor myself, it’s been...

Utah Highway Patrol K-9 officer J. Banks (right) uses his phone as officers I. Lofton (far left) and B. Wood (center) look out over the crowd gathered to protest police brutality and corruption in front of the Utah State Capitol Building on June 4, 2020 (Photo by Mark Draper | Daily Utah Chronicle)

Bringhurst: Fund Communities Over Cops

By Maggie Bringhurst, Opinion Writer June 16, 2022

  Salt Lake City Mayor Erin Mendenhall proposed a $21 million police budget increase, almost double 2013’s, and up 25% from last year. Mendenhall and SLCPD Chief Mike Brown justify the massive...

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Lien: Pride Has Become a Corporate Sell-Out

By Kayla Lien, Opinion Writer June 11, 2022

  When most think of Pride, it’s all rainbows and laughter on a sunny June day. Flags wave proudly and bright colors adorn people’s clothes and faces. As a queer person, Pride feels like everything’s...

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Cowley: American Gun Mania is Deadly

By Elle Cowley, Opinion Writer, Audio Producer June 8, 2022

  It’s been a heavy couple of weeks since the shooting at Uvalde Elementary School left 21 people dead, including 19 children and two teachers. Unfortunately, the reality of living in America...

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Lien: Autism Speaks Doesn’t Care About Autistic People

By Kayla Lien, Opinion Writer June 4, 2022

  You’ve seen the car decals of the blue puzzle piece. Every year there’s an influx of fundraisers and marathons, but they’re all for show. The organization Autism Speaks claims to seek the...

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Lezaic: The Trucking Industry Is Corrupt

By Angela Lezaic, Opinion Writer June 3, 2022

  Despite their crucial contributions to our lives, truckers remain an overlooked section of the workforce. They transport $671 billion worth of products each year and carry the economy on their...

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Bringhurst: Fox News Deliberately Spreads Hateful Rhetoric

By Maggie Bringhurst, Opinion Writer June 2, 2022

  Voicing an opinion on Fox News feels like screaming into an echo chamber. While a majority of Republicans trust the news outlet, Democrats like President Joe Biden regard it as “one of the...

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Cushman: DV Survivors Deserve Access to Crime Victims’ Funds

By KC Ellen Cushman, Opinion Writer June 1, 2022

  The Utah Office for Victims of Crime has been providing crime victims assistance and financial compensation for decades. The Crime Victims’ Reparations Fund can help cover crime-related expenses...