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Langley: Gun Safety Courses Aren’t The Answer

By Jeffrey Langley Jr., Opinion Writer February 29, 2024

  Since the tragic events of the Columbine High School massacre, hundreds of school shootings have occurred throughout the United States. These attacks not only inflict many children and young...

The Utah State Capitol Building in Salt Lake City, Utah on Feb. 15, 2023. (Photo by Andrea Oltra | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

Langley: Paid Leave Bill Still Excludes Many

By Jeffrey Langley Jr., Opinion Writer February 26, 2024

  Compared to other developed nations, the U.S. is less exceptional than it would appear. As time goes on, the criticism levied against America has begun to sound more reasonable. However, we...

The Utah State Capitol Building in Salt Lake City, Utah on Feb. 15, 2023. (Photo by Andrea Oltra | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

Lezaic: S.B. 57 Paves the Road to Fascism

By Angela Lezaic, Opinion Writer February 24, 2024

  Utah’s legislators have decided to speed-run some of this year’s most harmful bills. Gov. Cox has happily accommodated them, eagerly signing off on dangerous legislation just a few weeks...

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Nshangalume: The Workplace is Not the Bedroom

By Iragi Nshangalume, Opinion Writer February 23, 2024

  Across the state, many people experience sexual violations at the hands of heedless bosses. Rep. Kera Birkeland (R-Morgan) challenges the narrative by giving power back to the hands of the victims. H.B....

The Utah State Capitol Building in Salt Lake City, Utah on Feb. 15, 2023. (Photo by Andrea Oltra | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

Hufford: Keep Utah’s Children Safe

By Olivia Hufford, Opinion Writer February 21, 2024

  The turbulent emotion brought on by parent custody battles often affects more than just the couple involved. Children caught in the middle of situations like these experience heavy impacts,...

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Nshangalume: The End of Public Schools

By Iragi Nshangalume, Opinion Writer February 16, 2024

  In January, the Salt Lake City School Board announced that it would be closing four of its elementary schools. After backlash from the community, Salt Lake City School District defended itself...

People rallying at the Minnesota capitol building to support the Wisconsin unions that are against the attempt to reduced the collective bargaining rights of public unions by Wisconsin Governor Walker and Republicans in other states on February 26, 2011. (Courtesy of Fibonacci Blue via Flickr)

Hufford: Dear Legislature, Unionizing is a Constitutional Right

By Olivia Hufford, Opinion Writer February 12, 2024

  Utah lawmakers are pushing a bill that restricts public employee unions statewide. H.B. 285 requires unions to recertify every five years and block automatic deductions from paychecks. It prohibits...

Protestors hold and wear transgender flags at a demonstration against H.B. 257 at the Utah State Capitol in Salt Lake City on Jan. 25, 2024. (Photo by Elle Cowley | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

Hall: Trans Hate Must End

By Lexi Hall, Opinion Writer February 8, 2024

  Utah’s legislative session once again took a controversial turn with the passage of H.B. 257. This bill is set to alter the legal definitions of “female” and “male,” effectively excluding...

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Nshangalume: No Success in Prejudice

By Iragi Nshangalume, Opinion Writer February 6, 2024

  In the 2024 session, members of the Utah Legislature are attempting to destabilize and dismantle initiatives aimed at leveling the playing field and improving young lives across the state. Others...

National flags on display at the the A. Ray Olpin Union in Salt Lake City on Monday, Jan. 29, 2024. (Photo by Sarah Karr | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

Hufford: Utah’s DEI Legislation is Ignorant at Best

By Olivia Hufford, Opinion Writer February 5, 2024

  During this legislative session, a bill was introduced that will dismantle diversity programs statewide. In late January, H.B. 261 was approved by the House, despite having virtually no data...

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