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

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

By Sheely Edwards

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 of volunteers knocked on doors and made phone calls for the candidates they supported. The $11.4 million race between now-Congressma...

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

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

By Morgan Barron

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 of growing and diversifying the state’s economy. More than 40 years later, during the final evenin...

House Bill 136 Proposes Tighter Abortion Laws in Utah

House Bill 136 Proposes Tighter Abortion Laws in Utah

By Amy Loret

February 7, 2019

  Rep. Cheryl Acton, R-West Jordan, filed a bill, 2019 House Bill 136, that would legally ban women in Utah from having abortions after 15 weeks of pregnancy with some exceptions. If passed, Utah would have one of the most restrictive abortion laws in the country. “I’ve always been opposed t...

LDS Church Takes a Step Back From Medical Marijuana and Hate-Crimes Legislation

LDS Church Takes a Step Back From Medical Marijuana and Hate-Crimes Legislation

By Christina Giardinelli

January 29, 2019

  Utah’s midterm election brought politics to the University of Utah campus in 2018, with heated campaign debates and a constant presence of signature collectors for ballot initiatives, not to mention hosting the campus’ first vote center during a non-presidential election. Perhaps the m...

Alvarado: Electoral Districts Are a Threat to Democracy

Alvarado: Electoral Districts Are a Threat to Democracy

By Andrea Alvarado

November 27, 2018

  A representative democracy is designed to safeguard the interests of the population. Electoral districts must be redrawn every ten years by the state legislature, which in the state of Utah, has been overwhelmingly Republican. This tradition has allowed Republicans to manufacture districts to fav...

Swanson: Don’t Snub Local Elections, Go Vote

Swanson: Don’t Snub Local Elections, Go Vote

By Gavin Swanson

November 4, 2017

A lot of you may not be aware that this Tuesday, Nov. 7, is Election Day in the United States. I’m sure you many of you can recall how much adults emphasized the importance of voting and making your voice heard when you turn 18 and earn the right to do so. For the vast majority of us, we have this ...

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