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Utah’s suicide epidemic calls for gun regulations

As a college student who has never handled a gun, firearms play an unusual role in my education. Last spring my roommate came into my room to show me a social media post about a shooting planned to occur on our campus the next day. By the time I got up the following morning, text

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Op-ed: Wild West rhetoric distracts from gun-violence solutions

Source: The Salt Lake Tribune Among many incidents of gun violence this summer, two were particularly disturbing. The first was close to home, when Jeremy Patterson of Draper stalked and killed Memorez Rackley and her son as they walked home from school. Patterson injured two other children and committed suicide. The second is a road-rage

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Reflections from an Intern – Lauren Rasich

When I began my internship with Alliance for a Better Utah I had no idea what to expect. It was my first introduction to the world of “real jobs” (those that don’t involve babysitting and waitressing). I quickly realized I had nothing to worry about. My first day I attended the staff meeting. I walked

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Op-ed: Sen. Lee is putting coal over Provo

Source: Deseret News “As soon as President Trump killed the Clean Power Plan back in March, he also functionally killed the Paris Accord. Both actions, contrary to the lamentations of our liberal elite, are fantastic news for the American people,” Sen. Mike Lee wrote in an op-ed in the Deseret News titled, “Trump’s decision to

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Letter: Zinke’s itinerary was telling

Source: The Salt Lake Tribune During his recent trip to Utah, Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke intended to spend time meeting and listening to locals in the Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante regions. However, it seems he spent the vast majority of his time palling around with the likes of Utah Rep. Mike Noel. In a

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OpEd: Somewhere between ‘American Pie’ and abstinence-only is real sex education

Utah students are incredibly lucky to have “choice” in their sex education. They can choose to observe what healthy sexual relationships look like through recent cinematic greats, such as “Superbad” and “American Pie,” or they can choose to learn from an unrealistic abstinence-only curriculum that currently contains several problematic holes. Unfortunately, nowhere in the public

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Meet Christian Romano, Better UTAH’s newest intern

Christian Romano is an undergraduate at the University of Utah and a Karen Shepherd Intern for Ethics and Good Government. What can a 22-year-old intern without much experience tell you about the world around us? Perhaps more than you think. Though I’m inclined to think I can’t offer any insight that you can’t conjure up

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