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Marathon Petroleum Corporations Salt Lake City Refinery in Northern Salt Lake City on Oct. 4, 2021.

Lezaic: Don’t Abandon the West Side

By Angela Lezaic, Opinion Writer November 9, 2022

  Having grown up next to the Jordan river, I’m familiar with the smell of polluted water. I went to a school where, on the other side of the fence at recess, farmers burned horse and cow manure....

Shipping containers are lined up at the Salt Lake City Intermodal Terminal (SLCIT) in Salt Lake City, Utah on Monday, October 4, 2021. (Photo by Brooklyn Critchley | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

Langley: The Utah Inland Port Authority Works Against Salt Lake Citizens

By Jeffrey Langley Jr., Opinion Writer September 26, 2022

  Heat waves, waning water sources and toxic dust have stoked anxieties here in the west. In Salt Lake City, record-breaking temperatures this month have made us all quite uncomfortable. For some,...

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

Hibben: The Utah State Legislature Is Out of Control

By Aya Hibben, Opinion Writer April 15, 2022

  Republicans are known for their love of limited government. However, the Republican-controlled Utah State Legislature is out of control. Most recently, they bypassed Gov. Spencer Cox’s veto...

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Saifee: The Inland Port Started with the U, and Should End with You

By Zahra Saifee, Opinion Editor October 29, 2021

  The University of Utah sits at the base of the foothills and peers down into the valley. Oftentimes, the U feels like a bubble, disconnected from the rest of Salt Lake City. But the...

Laura Seymour and Mina Brown at the welcome desk at the ASUU offices in the Ray A. Olpin Student Union on the University of Utah Campus, Salt Lake City, UT on Thursday, July 13, 2017.

ASUU Senate Meets to Discuss New Resolutions as Semester Comes to a Close

By Kayleigh Silverstein, Special Projects Managing Editor, News Writer December 11, 2020

    On Dec. 10, ASUU held a senate meeting to discuss three resolutions, including Joint Resolution 10: “A Resolution Condemning the Utah Inland Port" written by the Sustainability Board. According...

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...

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Christopherson: SLC Mayoral Candidates Should Commit to Reducing Plastic Waste

By Nain Christopherson, Assistant Opinion Editor July 30, 2019

  Though the project began ten years ago, I've just recently been exposed to photographer Chris Jordan’s series "Midway: Message from the Gyre." It's a collection of images demonstrating the...

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Barron: The Utah Inland Port Authority is Not Sexy, but It is Serious

By Morgan Barron, Opinion Writer July 24, 2019

In 1974, the Utah State Legislature passed S.B. 25, authorizing the establishment of port authorities — special districts to facilitate commerce — in any municipality. This was done with the hopes...

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Improved Ties with the Governor and Downtown Development Addressed in Televised SLC Mayoral Debate

By Miacel Spotted Elk, News Writer July 16, 2019

  On Monday, July 15, Salt Lake City’s mayoral candidates gathered for a debate hosted by the Pioneer Park Coalition. Broadcast by KSL-TV and live-streamed on Facebook, the forum was moderated...