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Politics

The droughts effect on campus with view towards the Marriott Library on July, 24 2021. (Photo by Kevin Cody | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

Bringhurst: Utah Legislature Ignores Climate Change Amid Ongoing Drought

By Maggie Bringhurst, Opinion Writer February 5, 2022

  Utahns have grown increasingly aware of the disastrous implications of the state’s ongoing drought, including the looming threat to the Great Salt Lake. But concerns are largely met with inaction...

Antelope Island as viewed from the causeway on Feb. 1, 2022. (Photo by Kevin Cody | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

Linnabary: Utah Is a Conservation Leader

By Ian Linnabary, Opinion Writer February 5, 2022

  Utah’s natural wonders have made it a prosperous state. From the Great Salt Lake to Delicate Arch to Zion Canyon, the state’s unique features have drawn in nature lovers and have helped grow...

(Graphic by Claire Peterson | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

Hibben: Protecting First Responders Starts with Their Mental Health

By Aya Hibben, Opinion Writer February 4, 2022

  First responders are overworked and at-risk during this pandemic. Their work is incredibly demanding and they are at high risk for developing certain mental disorders. And as the pandemic rages...

(Graphic by Emily Christensen | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

Shadley: The Legislature’s Attempt to Ban Target Shooting During Fire Season Doesn’t Do Much

By Will Shadley, Opinion Writer February 2, 2022

  The 2021 fire season started two weeks earlier than normal in Utah. Hotter and drier summers continue to bring severe drought conditions. And our neighboring state, Colorado, just suffered a...

(Graphic by Sydney Stam | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

Kincart: Understanding the Judges on Your Ballot

By Sydney Kincart, Print Chief, Opinion Writer February 2, 2022

  When I voted for the first time, I called my parents to ask what the judicial portion of the ballot meant. Where do I find information about judges? How do I determine if they did their job well?...

Representative Romero inside the Capitol Building, Salt Lake City, on Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2022 (Photo by David Chenoweth | The Daily Utah Chronicle

Kincart: Let Indigenous Students Wear Tribal Regalia at Graduation

By Sydney Kincart, Print Chief, Opinion Writer January 29, 2022

  I attended high school in South Dakota, which resides on the stolen land of the Dakota, Lakota and Nakota. The Feathering and Honoring ceremony, an important part of my high school’s graduation...

(Graphic by Storey McDonald | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

Hibben: Sexual Violence Prevention Starts with Harsher Consequences

By Aya Hibben, Opinion Writer January 29, 2022

  Content warning: This article discusses sensitive information pertaining to sexual violence. If you have experienced sexual violence, please call the National Sexual Assault Hotline at 1-800-656-4673....

Chrony Opinion Desk writer Camden Alexander stands in front of the Utah State Capitol on Dec. 10, 2021, in Salt Lake City. (Photo by Jack Gambassi | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

Alexander: The Legislative Session Needs More Focus on COVID-19 Policy

By CJ Alexander, Opinion Writer January 28, 2022

  In Utah’s 2022 General Session, the legislature’s priorities branch out into various topics, including the Great Salt Lake, vaccine requirements and income tax cuts. Noticeably missing from...

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Buening: H.B. 60 Threatens to Extend the Pandemic

By Sarah Buening, Opinion Writer January 28, 2022

  COVID-19 is not gone. The omicron variant continues to tear through communities worldwide, Utah included. Here, new infections have risen by about 400% over the last two weeks. As of Jan. 17,...

(Graphic by Piper Armstrong | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

Bringhurst: Tax on Food Is a Tax on the Poor

By Maggie Bringhurst, Opinion Writer January 28, 2022

  The pandemic may have hurt the United States’ economy, but Utah’s economy is flourishing thanks to COVID-19 stimulus cash and record-breaking tax revenue. Now, the Utah State Legislature...