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A busy bee working at the Off-Broadway Wasatch Community Garden in Salt Lake City on September 15th, 2020. (Photo by Gwen Christopherson | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

Saifee: Saving the Bees in the Beehive State

By Zahra Saifee, Opinion Writer February 20, 2021

  In the 1980s, a fifth-grade class lobbied for the honeybee to become Utah's official state insect, further cementing our identity as the Beehive State. Currently, Utah is home to over 1,000 native...

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Alexander: Don’t Close the U’s Confucius Institute

By CJ Alexander, Opinion Writer February 19, 2021

  The Confucius Institute at the University of Utah encourages cultural appreciation and admiration of Chinese language and education. Through performances, courses and programs, the CIUU acknowledges...

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Reese: Why Change Our Voting Laws?

By Isaac Reese, Opinion Writer February 19, 2021

  The 2020 election is over and state lawmakers across the country are already working to make it harder to vote. Utah legislators have three notable bills that will change the way Utahns vote....

The McGillis School in Salt Lake City on Nov. 14th 2020. (Photo by Gwen Christopherson | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

Soter: COVID-19 Learning Loss Is a Problem for Lawmakers

By Theadora Soter, Opinion Writer February 18, 2021

  The world shut down during my last semester of high school. Everything turned upside down when school moved online. Teachers no longer knew how to teach; students no longer knew how to learn....

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Poma: Let K-12 Students Have “Mental Health Days”

By Sasha Poma, Opinion Writer February 17, 2021

  Mental health challenges have reached the point of becoming a public health crisis — especially since the COVID-19 pandemic began. Concern about K-12 children’s mental and emotional wellbeing...

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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...

The McGillis School in Salt Lake City on Nov. 14th 2020. (Photo by Gwen Christopherson | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

Poma: Utah Needs In-School Suicide Prevention at Every Grade Level

By Sasha Poma, Opinion Writer February 15, 2021

  Utah’s youth suicide rates have steadily increased over the past decade. According to the Utah State Board of Education, “From 2011 to 2015, Utah saw a 141% increase in suicides among youth...

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Editorial: ASUU Isn’t Reaching Its Potential

By The Daily Utah Chronicle Editorial Board February 15, 2021

  When we first met as an editorial board to plan a piece on ASUU, the University of Utah’s student government, half of our team hardly knew anything about the organization, much less had any...

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Alexander: Sean Reyes Failed Us

By CJ Alexander, Opinion Writer February 14, 2021

  Elected officials have no excuse for not doing their jobs and the Attorney General is no exception. As a lawyer for the people and a reflection of the state, the AG should always embody the wishes...

Traffic in in Little Cottonwood Canyon outside Salt Lake City, Utah on Sunday, Feb. 10, 2019. (Photo by Kiffer Creveling)

Saifee: Pump the Brakes on EV Registration Fee Increases

By Zahra Saifee, Opinion Writer February 13, 2021

  Residents of the Salt Lake valley are no stranger to poor air quality. Inversions are commonplace — clouding the valley with a thick, dark smog that severely affects human health. Each year...

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