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It is time to abolish the death penalty in Utah

The failure of HB 147 this past legislative sessions marks the third time in the past decade the Utah Legislature has failed to repeal the death penalty despite seven people’s lives being on the line. Capital punishment has been shown to be an ineffective deterrent to crime, while being inhumane …

Skipping debates is bad for democracy

Have you heard? Skipping debates is the new summer trend. Jeff Gray, a candidate for Utah County Attorney General, said that he would not participate in a debate organized by the ACLU because the organization is ‘too liberal.’ In early June, Mike Lee’s two strongest opponents stood on a debate …

Wrapping Up the 2022 Legislative Session: Good Government

This is Part IV of a four-part series looking at the good, the bad, and the ugly of the 2022 General Session of the Utah State Legislature. This is by no means a comprehensive guide to the session, but rather a quick glance at the highlights (and lowlights) of what …

Wrapping Up the 2022 Legislative Session: Sustainable Future

This is Part III of a four-part series looking at the good, the bad, and the ugly of the 2022 General Session of the Utah State Legislature. This is by no means a comprehensive guide to the session, but rather a quick glance at the highlights (and lowlights) of what …

3 more “Rs” for Earth Day

April 22 is Earth Day! Started 52 years ago, Earth Day is an opportunity for us to focus on our personal obligation to the planet we live on. It is also a chance to join together with organizations and other residents of the planet to get involved in environmental stewardship. …

Wrapping up the 2022 Legislative Session: Strong Communities

This is Part II of a four-part series looking at the good, the bad, and the ugly of the 2022 General Session of the Utah State Legislature. This is by no means a comprehensive guide to the session, but rather a quick glance at the highlights (and lowlights) of what …

We need more Period Positive legislation in Utah

2022 is the year of periods, otherwise known as menstruation. This year, period-positive legislation is being passed and movies are being made. Periods are something that a little under half of the world population experiences, and yet there is a stigma to not even mention it. To pass even more …

Wrapping up the 2022 Legislative Session: Equal Rights

This is Part I of a four-part series looking at the good, the bad, and the ugly of the 2022 General Session of the Utah State Legislature. This is by no means a comprehensive guide to the session, but rather a quick glance at the highlights (and lowlights) of what …

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