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The Daily Utah Chronicle

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Cushman: We Need More Legislation that Supports Women’s Health

By KC Ellen Cushman, Opinion Writer March 2, 2022

  This legislative session, Sen. Wayne Harper and Rep. Cheryl Acton sponsored Senate Bill 63. The bill aims to provide relief for people who lose a child to miscarriage or stillbirth by guaranteeing...

Kincart: Utah Must Recognize Its Increasing Diversity

Kincart: Utah Must Recognize Its Increasing Diversity

By Sydney Kincart, Print Chief, Opinion Writer February 26, 2022

  A few weeks ago, I began the process to get a Utah driver’s license. Despite years of driving, I still searched through the driver’s handbook to find answers to the written driving test....

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Shadley: Fight For ‘Free Fares Forever,’ Forever

By Will Shadley, Opinion Writer February 25, 2022

  For all of February, Utah’s public transportation is completely free. Whether you’re a student at the U, a healthcare worker, a grocery store employee or simply a human being, your ability...

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Bringhurst: Republican Legislators Disenfranchise Student Voices

By Maggie Bringhurst, Opinion Writer February 24, 2022

  On Nov. 10, 2021, around 200 Utahns rallied in protest outside the state Capitol building when Gov. Spencer Cox approved the new congressional district map. The new map, passed by Republican...

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Bringhurst: Utah Lawmakers Should Prioritize Teachers in High Poverty Schools

By Maggie Bringhurst, Opinion Writer February 20, 2022

  The Effective Teachers in High Poverty Schools Incentive Program was first passed in 2017 and aimed to recruit and retain qualified teachers at schools in high poverty areas with a salary bonus....

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Hibben: Parents’ Opinions Don’t Belong In Public Education

By Aya Hibben, Opinion Writer February 20, 2022

  For years, many have advocated for parents to have more control over course content in public schools. From Critical Race Theory to sexual education, many parents have argued that they should...

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Cowley: Stop Prioritizing Politics over Public Health

By Elle Cowley, Opinion Writer, Audio Producer February 19, 2022

  Within the first week of the session, the legislature repealed mask mandates in two Utah counties. The justification for the removal of mask mandates was that elected officials had a “better...

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Linnabary: Yes, the Governor Needs a Fence

By Ian Linnabary, Opinion Writer February 19, 2022

  We have all probably seen depictions of the Secret Service, the president's personal bodyguards, in media — men in black suits and sunglasses with blank expressions. While performing other...

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Shadley: There’s No Substitute for Public Education

By Will Shadley, Opinion Writer February 19, 2022

  More teachers calling in sick due to the Omicron variant has depleted an already understaffed education system. On Jan. 31, Gov. Spencer Cox issued an executive order allowing state employees...

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Cowley: We Need To Address Food Insecurity

By Elle Cowley, Opinion Writer, Audio Producer February 13, 2022

  People often think that food insecurity isn’t a pressing issue in the United States. There is a misconception that hunger only affects developing countries, when in reality families here struggle...