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Politics

Local Mormon church near Foothill Drive on Sunday, July 11, 2021. (Photo by Kevin Cody | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

Bringhurst: Open Your Heart to Non-traditional Mormon Stories

By Maggie Bringhurst, Opinion Writer May 12, 2022

  In 1984, Ron and Dan Lafferty murdered their sister-in-law Brenda Lafferty and her 15-month-old daughter in their American Fork home. Ron Lafferty claimed revelation from God prompted him to...

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Hibben: Overturning Roe v. Wade Threatens Our Democracy

By Aya Hibben, Opinion Writer May 8, 2022

  A leak from inside the U.S. Supreme Court told millions of women their right to privacy and reproductive health care will be eviscerated. The explicit draft majority opinion written by Justice...

Social media pulled up on the phone on Wednesday, March 14, 2018. (Photo by Curtis Lin)

Bringhurst & Torres: Big Tech Exploits Users and Averts Regulation

By Maggie Bringhurst and Gaby Torres May 8, 2022

  The internet erupted into discourse following Elon Musk’s $44 billion purchase of Twitter. Besides debating the role of billionaires in our society, this move incited conversation about big...

The 9th and 9th Whale Sculpture in Salt Lake City, Utah on Thursday, April 28, 2022. (Photo by Xiangyao Axe Tang | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

Kincart: 9th and 9th Whale Highlights the Importance of Community Engagement

By Sydney Kincart, Print Chief, Opinion Writer April 27, 2022

  One of my favorite places in Salt Lake City is the 9th and 9th neighborhood. I love to walk down the street, window shop and try local restaurants with an iced chai from Coffee Garden in hand....

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Cowley: US Congress Members Need Term Limits

By Elle Cowley, Opinion Writer, Audio Producer April 20, 2022

  Up until recently, Sen. Mike Lee vocally supported imposing term limits on senators. He even promised to co-sponsor legislation that would have put a two term limit on senators — that was,...

A view of the Utah State Capitol Building in Salt Lake City on Saturday, August 21, 2021. (Photo by Kevin Cody | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

Hibben: The Utah State Legislature Is Out of Control

By Aya Hibben, Opinion Writer April 15, 2022

  Republicans are known for their love of limited government. However, the Republican-controlled Utah State Legislature is out of control. Most recently, they bypassed Gov. Spencer Cox’s veto...

Protestors hold hearts towards transgender youth sitting on the steps of the Utah State Capitol on March 24, 2022. (Photo by Carlene Coombs | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

Alexander & Buening: Your Transphobia Doesn’t Protect Women’s Sports

By CJ Alexander and Sarah Buening April 15, 2022

  The Utah State Legislature recently overrode Gov. Spencer Cox’s veto of H.B. 11. The policy prohibits transgender athletes from competing on high school teams aligned with their gender identity. In...

Social media pulled up on the phone on Wednesday, March 14, 2018. (Photo by Curtis Lin)

Cowley: Dismantle Online Echo Chambers

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

  The average Twitter or Instagram user might not realize it, but their feeds are specifically tailored to keep them scrolling for as long as possible. Liking one post on Instagram’s explore...

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Bringhurst: RINOs are Inherent to Utah’s Political Process

By Maggie Bringhurst, Opinion Writer April 8, 2022

  I recently filed to change my political affiliation to Republican to participate in Utah’s primary election in June. The state hasn’t had a Democrat governor since 1985, and hasn’t had...

State capitol on Nov. 8, 2018. (Photo by Cara MacDonald | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

Kincart: Stay In the Good Fight

By Sydney Kincart, Print Chief, Opinion Writer April 6, 2022

  With the veto override of House Bill 11, I am discouraged and defeated. I found my voice within Utah politics, so it hurt to see the Legislature wield its power to hurt vulnerable youth. My...