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Last week, Utah state legislators rejected a plan for comprehensive sexual education, insisting on maintaining an abstinence-based curriculum.

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Editorial: Bears Ears: National decisions affect locals

On Dec. 28, 2016, former President Barack Obama designated a new 1.35 million-acre national monument in southeastern Utah called Bears Ears — so named for two buttes rising out of the desert in San Juan County.

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Editorial: If knowledge is power, then ignorance is STDs

Last week, Utah state legislators rejected a plan for comprehensive sexual education, insisting on maintaining an abstinence-based curriculum.

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Editorial: We must restore a full democracy in the U.S.

In 2016, the United States went from a “full democracy” with a score of 8.05 to a “flawed democracy” with a score of 7.98, according to The Economist Intelligence Unit’s Democracy Index.

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Editorial: Don't blame the media; use your better judgment

Fifty-five percent of American voters believed the media was biased against then-President-elect Donald Trump in 2016, according to a poll by Quinnipiac University. Since then, President Trump and Chief Strategist Steve Bannon have both openly condemned the media, with Trump labeling them as dishonest.

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Editorial: SUU must curb growth or expand its resources

In 2015, SUU’s enrollment went up by 16 percent from the previous year, according to an annual enrollment report by the Utah System of Higher Education.

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Editorial: The Board tackles repeal of the ACA

From Jan. 11-12, the U.S. Senate partook in a “vote-a-rama.” Members voted on amendments for seven hours before finally passing a budget resolution to enable the repeal of large portions of the Affordable Care Act, popularly known as Obamacare. This is one of the first steps toward a full repeal of the ACA, which NPR estimates will take several more weeks.