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Arches National Park, near Moab. (Photo by Cassandra Palor | Daily Utah Chronical)

Linnabary: Utah’s Economic Growth Depends on the Outdoors

By Ian Linnabary, Opinion Writer September 23, 2021

  In Utah, outdoor recreation contributes roughly $6.4 billion to the economy and employs 83,000 people. It is also recognized as the primary driver of Utah’s budding tourism industry. That...

Students at the University of Utah are following the COVID-19 guidelines by wearing masks while working on campus (Photo by Abu Asib | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

New Utah State of Emergency Impacts U Campus

By Natalie Colby and Kayleigh Silverstein November 9, 2020

  As COVID-19 cases surge in Utah, Gov. Gary Herbert declared a state of emergency in Utah at 9:30 p.m. on Nov. 8. He announced a statewide mask mandate until further notice and limited social...

Many are stepping up and showing love in the face of considerable uncertainty. If you aren’t seeing it, you aren’t looking for it.(Courtesy Fairchild Air Force Base)

Maxfield: COVID-19, An Unprecedented Test of Our Humanity

By Lynda Maxfield April 9, 2020

  I’ve often wished the world would stop for just a minute so I could catch up. Undoubtedly, my idea came from Piper of the TV series "Charmed," who could freeze time by just flicking her hands...

Clever marketing and unconventional health campaigns will better reach the youth of this state.
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Starr: The Utah Way of Ignorance and Disease

By Kennedie Starr, Opinion Writer February 8, 2020

  Earlier this month, an HIV awareness campaign was brought to a standstill by Governor Herbert. “Suggestive” condom wrappers appeared to be the hardline that the Department of Health crossed...

The Family Promise Salt Lake Shelter for the homeless on Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2017. (Photo by Rishi Deka | Daily Utah Chronicle)

Crofts: Utah Should Take Care Of Its Homeless Before Resettling Refugees

January 29, 2020

  One of the most underreported social crises is the national rise in homelessness. One might expect that the past decade of economic growth and record low unemployment would have brought a drop...

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Opposition to New Utah Tax Bill Starts Up a New Grassroots Movement

By Natalie Colby, Editor-in-Chief January 18, 2020

  Local citizens are collecting signatures to get the recent tax reform bill on the ballot for the November 2020 election.  Krista Palmer, executive director of the Utah Tax Reform Coalition,...

Salt Lake City and County Building (Courtesy Wkimiedia Commons)

Starr: The Tumultuous Inland Port Protest Was Not ‘Domestic Terrorism’

By Kennedie Starr, Opinion Writer August 1, 2019

  Earlier this month, protestors gathered to speak up against the controversial inland port, a future development project which would transform northwest Salt Lake City into a global import and...

Petersen: The Conversion Therapy Debate Exposed Utahs Troubled Relationship with LGBTQ People

Petersen: The Conversion Therapy Debate Exposed Utah’s Troubled Relationship with LGBTQ People

By Josh Petersen April 4, 2019

  When HB399, a bill banning conversion therapy for LGBTQ minors, was proposed in the 2019 Utah State Legislative Session, there was reason to be hopeful. In its original form, the bill won support...

(Photo Courtesy of the Utah Health Policy Project)

House Committee Shuts Down Healthy Utah Bill

By Christine Kannapel March 9, 2015

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] On Wednesday, SB 164, legislation for Healthy Utah, was shot down in the House Business and Labor Committee, meaning it won’t go the full Utah House for vote. TOP...

Gymnastics: Lothrop receives award for excellence

April 17, 2013

Corrie Lothrop ruptured her Achilles tendon Feb. 1 and has missed the remainder of the season, but that didn’t stop her from earning some accolades. Lothrop won the second annual Governor’s State...

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