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UnsafeU protesters gather at the Public Safety Building on the University of Utah campus in Salt Lake City to protest the actions of officers involved in the Lauren McCluskey case on Aug. 6, 2020. (Ivana Martinez | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

Weglinski: Let’s Protect Stalking Victims, Not Make Things Harder for Them

By Sonia Weglinski, Opinion Writer February 12, 2021

  Reports of stalking have significantly increased across Utah colleges and universities in the last few years. At the University of Utah, stalking reports spiked more than 100% between 2018 and...

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Shadley: Utah Needs Ranked Choice Voting

By Will Shadley, Opinion Writer February 11, 2021

  With only 188,707 votes (36.2%) in the Republican gubernatorial primary last June, Spencer Cox became our de-facto Governor-Elect, as no Democratic candidate has won the governorship in nearly...

The family planning section at Smith's grocery store on 400 S in downtown Salt Lake on Feb 7, 2021. (Photo by Jack Gambassi | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

Soter: All Utah Women Deserve Access to Contraception

By Theadora Soter, Opinion Writer February 10, 2021

  In an interview about her bill H.B. 102 — “Contraception for Inmates” — Rep. Jennifer Dailey-Provost told me a story. After the bill was first drafted, she received a memorable question...

Utah Attorney General Sean Reyes speaks during the Solidarity Rally against racism at Washington Square Park in Salt Lake City, Utah on Monday, Aug. 14, 2017. (Rishi Deka | Daily Utah Chronicle)

Reese: Utah Lawmakers Must Rein in the State Attorney General

By Isaac Reese, Opinion Writer February 10, 2021

  John Swallow and Mark Shurtleff, the two people who served as Utah’s attorney general before current Attorney General Sean Reyes, both left the position embroiled in corruption scandals —...

Tampons at the Smith's grocery store on 400 S in downtown Salt Lake on Feb 7, 2021. Currently, tampons are subject to sales tax. (Photo by Jack Gambassi | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

Kincart: Utah Needs to Do Something about Systemic Sexism

By Sydney Kincart, Opinion Writer February 9, 2021

  As if the cramps, fatigue and general unpleasantness of periods weren’t enough, women are also stuck burdening the cost of feminine hygiene products. The price of feminine hygiene products...

Legislative meeting at the Utah Capital building in Salt Lake City, Utah on Friday, Feb. 23, 2018. (Photo by Cassandra Palor | Daily Utah Chronicle)

Cushman: Rep. Pulsipher’s Porn Filter Bill Promotes Dangerous Stereotypes about Sex

By KC Ellen Cushman, Opinion Writer February 6, 2021

  Utah’s 2021 legislative session has begun, bringing with it hundreds of new bills for state lawmakers to debate and vote on. One such would-be law is Rep. Susan Pulsipher’s H.B. 72, which,...

Police Officers assemble outside of The University of Utah in Salt Lake on October 7th, 2020. (Photo by Jake Stranzl | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

Weglinski: Utah Needs a Mental Health Crisis Intervention Council

By Sonia Weglinski, Opinion Writer February 6, 2021

  Utah has struggled with high rates of mental illness since long before the pandemic. Our state ranks fifth highest in the United States for suicide, and our rate of self-reported depression is...

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Reese: Marry Who You Want When You Want

By Isaac Reese, Opinion Writer February 5, 2021

  The government has long been heavily involved in the martial affairs of everyday citizens. The Supreme Court has declared certain marriage regulations unconstitutional in Loving v Virginia (1967)...

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Kincart: The Right Way to Honor Victims of COVID-19

By Sydney Kincart, Opinion Writer February 2, 2021

  To honor those who have died of COVID-19, Gov. Spencer Cox ordered that on Jan. 19, the bells at the State Capitol ring 15 times in honor of the 1,500 Utahns who have died since March 2020. Utah...

Presidents circle at the University of Utah Monday September 14, 2015. (Chronicle Archives)

Letter: Independent Review Committee Response to Chronicle Op-Ed

By Professor Amos N. Guiora February 2, 2021

  I write as Chair of the Independent Review Committee in response to an article that recently appeared in The Daily Utah Chronicle entitled “Reese: U Students Need and Deserve a Transparent...

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