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The University of Utah's Independent Student Voice

The Daily Utah Chronicle

The University of Utah's Independent Student Voice

The Daily Utah Chronicle

The front gate of the Utah State Prison in Draper, Utah on Sept. 19, 2018. (Photo by Justin Prather | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

Lezaic: You Need to Know About Prison Gerrymandering

By Angela Lezaic, Opinion Writer January 12, 2023

  The results of the midterm elections, while disappointing, were utterly unsurprising. As a seemingly immovable red state, the powers that be in Utah have many tricks up their sleeves to maintain...

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Bringhurst: RINOs are Inherent to Utah’s Political Process

By Maggie Bringhurst, Opinion Writer April 8, 2022

  I recently filed to change my political affiliation to Republican to participate in Utah’s primary election in June. The state hasn’t had a Democrat governor since 1985, and hasn’t had...

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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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Cushman: Governor Spencer Cox, A Year Later

By KC Ellen Cushman, Opinion Writer December 2, 2021

  In April 2020, I wrote a piece explaining why I would cast my ballot for Spencer Cox in the Utah gubernatorial race, despite our different ideologies. I saw a politician willing to stand against...

(Graphic by Storey McDonald | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

Edwards & Shadley: Building Better Boundaries

By Sheely Edwards and Will Shadley November 30, 2021

  Against the wishes of the Salt Lake community, Utah Republicans have chosen to prioritize their job security over genuine representation. Utahns voted for an independent commission to redraw...

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Edwards: The Manipulative Motive Behind a Census Citizenship Question

By Sheely Edwards, Editor-in-Chief July 14, 2019

  In preparation for the decennial census, the Federal Government has to prepare and print more than 1.5 billion sheets of paper to be mailed out in 2020. Printing begins six months early in order...

Utah must redistrict to prevent misrepresentation

November 13, 2013

Recent congressional misadventures all have the same theme. Be it the continuing debate over health care or the near annual budget crisis, the legislature is defined by partisan gridlock. Congressmen...