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The University of Utah admissions office in the Student Services Building on campus in Salt Lake City on Tuesday, March 14, 2023.

Cushman: In-State Tuition for DACA Recipients is Great — But Not Enough

By KC Ellen Cushman, Opinion Writer March 15, 2023

  Utah’s 2023 General Legislative Session brought a number of disappointments, with many bad bills passing and good bills getting buried. However, we saw one passed bill that will make a meaningful...

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Langley: H.B. 527 Attempted to Poison Utah and its Democracy

By Jeffrey Langley Jr., Opinion Writer March 14, 2023

  In Salt Lake County last year, thousands of citizens banded together and petitioned against the creation of a mine in Parleys Canyon. Adhering to warnings from local health officials, the Salt...

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Mendenhall: Expanding Medicaid Coverage for Postpartum Women

By Addison Mendenhall March 13, 2023

  Medicaid is a state-funded program that covers medical services for specific individuals, including the elderly, pregnant women and their children, and people with low incomes. The services...

The Utah State Capitol Rotunda on Friday, Feb. 12, 2020.

Langley and Petters: Stop Taking Women’s Rights Away

By Jeffrey Langley Jr. and Keegan Petters March 10, 2023

  Since the overturning of Roe v. Wade in 2022, conservative legislators have saddled nearly half of the United States with limitations or outright bans on abortion. Utah’s Rep. Karianne Lisonbee...

Demonstrators protest against the executions in Iran at The Gateway in Salt Lake City on Jan. 7, 2023. The demonstration was organized by FreeIranSLC because two protesters were executed by the Islamic Regime that day. (Photo courtesy of the Persian Students Association)

Buening: ‘None of Us are Free Until All of Us are Free’ — Solidarity With the Iranian Freedom Movement

By Sarah Buening, Assistant Opinion Editor March 7, 2023

  On Sept. 16, 2022, Mahsa Amini — a 22-year-old Iranian woman — died in the custody of the Islamic Regime’s “morality police” after being arrested for "allegedly violating laws requiring...

A police officer enters the Salt Lake Metro Jail in South Salt Lake City on Election Day, Nov. 3, 2020.

Lezaic: H.B. 479 Exhibits Utter Disregard For Incarcerated People

By Angela Lezaic, Opinion Editor March 6, 2023

  Following three reports of correctional officers being assaulted in Utah’s state prisons, the State Legislature introduced H.B. 479. Rep. Jefferson Burton’s bill seeks to create a task force...

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Cowley: Pass Meaningful Marijuana Legislation

By Elle Cowley, Multimedia Managing Editor March 4, 2023

  The Utah State Legislature made medical marijuana legal in Dec. 2018. Every year since then, the legislature has done nothing but tweak the already existing laws each session. As of Nov. 2022,...

A view of the Utah State Capitol Building in Salt Lake City on Aug. 21, 2021.

Cushman: Our Legislators Consistently Fail Sexual Assault Survivors

By KC Ellen Cushman, Opinion Writer March 2, 2023

  This legislative session, Rep. Carol Moss sponsored H.B. 334. If passed, it would teach middle and high school students about sexual coercion, grooming and resources for survivors. However, this...

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Mendenhall: Protect Our Kids From Predators

By Addison Mendenhall March 1, 2023

  Utah’s 2023 State Legislative session contains several bills and amendments related to sex offender guidelines and violations. One such bill, H.B. 99, is sponsored by Rep. Brady Brammer and...

The Utah State Capitol Rotunda on Friday, Feb. 12, 2020.

Lezaic: We Have a Right to Public Comment

By Angela Lezaic, Opinion Editor February 20, 2023

  This year’s legislative session has produced a variety of disheartening and harmful bills. Although not as explosive as some of its counterparts, H.B. 21 aims to expand the opportunity for...

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