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Cushman: States Must Be Allowed to Regulate Faithless Electors

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By KC Ellen Cushman, Opinion Writer

June 3, 2020

  On May 13, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments for Chiafalo v. Washington, a case that could drastically change this year’s presidential election just months before it is set to take place. The question facing the Court is about the ability of states to regulate “faithless electors”...

Cushman: Utah Should Reopen Its National Parks

Zions National Park in Springdale. (Photo by Cassandra Palor | Daily Utah Chronical)

By KC Ellen Cushman, Opinion Writer

May 27, 2020

  Unacast, a location data analysis firm, has given grades to each state in order to measure how well they have implemented health protocols to stop the spread of COVID-19. Utah scored a D, one letter grade above failing. Despite that low grade and concern about the risk of reopening the Utah econ...

Barron: Holding U Accountable

University of Utah Police Cars, Salt Lake City, UT on Tuesday,Sept.19, 2017 (Photo by Ben Mccleery/ Daily Utah Chronicle)

By Morgan Barron, Opinion Writer

May 26, 2020

  For the past 18 months, I have been angry with the Watkins' administration and the campus police, but on the morning of May 17, I reached a new level of irate. The Salt Lake Tribune reported that prior to Lauren McCluskey's murder, Officer Miguel Deras, a University of Utah Campus Police Of...

Chung: Utah Needs to Create a Task Force to Ensure Asian Americans’ Safety

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

By Stacy Chung, Social Media Manager, Opinion Writer

May 25, 2020

  May is Asian Pacific American Heritage month — a month of festive moods and vibrant gatherings to celebrate this community. But ever since the outbreak of COVID-19, anxiety and prohibitions on community gatherings have been at the front of everyone’s minds. The impact of the pandemic has b...

Burton: The COVID-19 Pandemic May Land Us in a Brave New Economy

Isaac Reese says that universal basic income could have lessened the economic and public health crises of COVID-19. (Photo by Justin Prather | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

By Logan Burton, Opinion Writer

May 22, 2020

  COVID-19 has taken millions of jobs and hundreds of thousands of lives, but there has never been a better time to learn about economics than this pandemic. Governments throughout the world, notably the United States and European Union, are enacting economic policies to stimulate countries as...

Cushman: Moderate Republicans Provide Strong Leadership for Utah

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By KC Ellen Cushman, Opinion Writer

May 21, 2020

  I recently wrote an article declaring my vote for Spencer Cox in the 2020 gubernatorial race because his integrity is unparalleled by any other candidate. The main reason I feel so strongly about his character is that Cox is a moderate Republican. By demonstrating a willingness to make decis...

Barron: Vote Huntsman, Not Cox, to Bring Utah through the COVID-19 Crisis

Jon Huntsman, Jr.

By Morgan Barron, Opinion Writer

May 20, 2020

  With the June 30th primary election looming, Lieutenant Governor Spencer Cox and former Governor Jon Huntsman, Jr. lead the GOP field in the race to be Utah’s next governor. Back in April, one of my colleagues on the opinion desk argued that undecided Utahns should support Cox’s run. Sh...

Cushman: Olympia Hills Shows the Value of Local Government

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By KC Ellen Cushman, Opinion Writer

May 17, 2020

  Olympia Hills is a development project near Herriman that is designed to provide a “live, work, play” community and will include 6,330 housing units and a 100-acre Utah State University campus. The plan has been highly controversial among Salt Lake County residents since it was first passe...

Barron: A SafeU Depends on You

Students protest before the U football game on Sept. 28 (Courtesy Unsafe.U)

By Morgan Barron, Opinion Writer

May 14, 2020

  My decision to attend the University of Utah was deliberate. The year I graduated high school, the Salt Lake Tribune was investigating sexual assaults on Utah campuses. Headlines focused on how charges were never filed against a USU football player despite four allegations of rape and how BYU’s Honor Code Office punished students who reported rape. Because 1 in 4 undergraduate ...

Christopherson: Utah was right to cut ties with Banjo – but Damien Patton’s apology raises bigger questions

The crowd at the Solidarity Rally against racism at Washington Square Park in Salt Lake City on Monday, Aug. 14, 2017. (Photo by Rishi Deka | Daily Utah Chronicle)

By Nain Christopherson, Assistant Opinion Editor

May 6, 2020

  Last week, the state attorney general’s office, Intermountain Healthcare and the University of Utah suspended their contracts with Banjo — an artificial intelligence and surveillance company — after learning that the company’s founder was an active member of a Ku Klux Klan faction and part...

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