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Poma: Undecided Voter? Skip the Negative Ads and Do Some Research

By Sasha Poma, Assistant Opinion Editor October 22, 2020

  Election Day is just weeks away, and some Utah candidates have resorted to negative campaign tactics in a sad, last-minute attempt to sway voters. With an already strange presidential election,...

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Soter: Utah’s Rural Communities Need the Mental Health Workers HB 2431 Would Bring

By Theadora Soter, Multimedia Managing Editor September 16, 2020

  Patients at the University of Utah Neuropsychiatric Institute are split into four age groups. When I was 15, I was admitted to the institute and placed in the 12-14 group because my appropriate...

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Barron: Don’t Vote for Utah’s RNC Republicans

By Morgan Barron, Opinion Writer September 8, 2020

  Three Utah politicians played major roles in the recent Republican National Convention — two of whom are seeking office this November. Senator Mike Lee proudly cast Utah’s 40 Republican delegate...

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Reese: Why Shouldn’t Marijuana Dispensaries Be Able to Use Banks?

By Isaac Reese, Opinion Writer September 5, 2020

  Utahns legalized medical marijuana via ballot initiative in 2018. Less than two years later, the first medical marijuana dispensary opened and more locations are planned to open statewide. In...

Barron: A Vote for Ben McAdams Is a Vote for Utah

Barron: A Vote for Ben McAdams Is a Vote for Utah

By Morgan Barron, Opinion Writer September 1, 2020

  A recent Deseret News poll found that the race for Utah’s Fourth Congressional District (UT-04) is tied up, with 35% of voters supporting Ben McAdams, the Democratic incumbent, and 35% supporting...

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Barron: Kim Coleman Wants To Bring The Swamp To UT-04

By Morgan Barron, Opinion Writer January 23, 2020

  Last July, Congressman Ben McAdams (D-Salt Lake City) had the highest approval rating of any member of Utah’s congressional delegation. Analysts credited this high rating to the bipartisan...

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Reese: Progressives Need to Think Local Before Taking On Moderates Like McAdams

By Isaac Reese, Opinion Writer January 18, 2020

  Many centrist Democrats are facing progressive challengers in 2020, inspired by the wins of progressives such as Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Rep. Rashida Tlaib and Rep. Ilhan Omar. Rep. Ben...

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Barron: McAdams’s Choosing of Country Over Self Is an Act of Patriotism

By Morgan Barron, Opinion Writer December 29, 2019

  Earlier this month, I received an email with the subject line “A Message from Congressman Ben McAdams.” As a resident of Utah’s 4th Congressional District, I had sent Congressman McAdams...

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Christopherson: Utah Democrats Play a Critical Role in Moderating Conservative Leadership

By Nain Christopherson, Assistant Opinion Editor November 25, 2019

As a resident of Salt Lake City and a student at the University of Utah, I’m constantly surrounded by people who share my liberal values — in school, at my job and even within my religious congregation....

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Edwards: For Those Frustrated with National Chaos, Local Politics is a Better Focus

By Sheely Edwards, Editor-in-Chief August 30, 2019

  Last November, over 75% of all active, registered voters in Utah turned out to vote in the 2018 Midterm Elections. Tens of thousands of new voters were registered across the state, and hundreds...