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Better education starts in our elections

It’s no secret that Utah’s funding of education is lackluster compared to the rest of the country. On average, the United States spends $12,612 on each student. Utah ranks last, spending only $7,179 on each student. Despite this, Utah’s high school graduation and college attendance rates are higher than average. But this lack of funding

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Governor Cox is right: let’s be friends

As Biden’s presidency begins, 62% of Democrats believe he should compromise and work with congressional Republicans. Only 38% of Republicans, though, want compromise and unity from their leaders. It seems a majority of Republican voters prefer division, and our Utah officials have responded accordingly. Just one day after inauguration, Senator Mike Lee proclaimed Biden’s executive

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Better Utah in the News

Romney criticizes Trump clearing out peaceful protesters to make way for photo op

This article originally appeared in the Deseret News. Read it in its entirety here. SALT LAKE CITY — Sens. Mike Lee and Mitt Romney met Wednesday with Utah National Guard soldiers deployed to Washington, D.C., to help deal with protests over the death of a black man in police custody, as a left-leaning group in Utah urged the governor to call the troops home. Also Wednesday,

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Better Utah in the News

More deaths, no benefit from drug touted by Trump to treat coronavirus, study finds

This article originally appeared on CBS News. Read it in its entirety here. A malaria drug widely touted by President Donald Trump for treating the new coronavirus showed no benefit in a large analysis of its use in U.S. veterans hospitals. There were more deaths among those given hydroxychloroquine versus standard care, researchers reported. The nationwide study was not a rigorous experiment. But with 368 patients, it’s the largest look

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Utah leaders react to the uncertain fate of the Affordable Care Act

This story originally appeared at deseret.com. Read it in its entirety here.  Utahns are watching closely as the future of the Affordable Care Act is considered by three judges on the other side of the country. A three-judge panel, two Republican-appointed and one Democrat-appointed, from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit in

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Utah leaders react to the uncertain fate of the Affordable Care Act

This story originally appeared at deseret.com. Read it in its entirety here. SALT LAKE CITY — Utahns are watching closely as the future of the Affordable Care Act is considered by three judges on the other side of the country. A three-judge panel, two Republican-appointed and one Democrat-appointed, from the U.S. Court of Appeals for

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