Politics

What will this election mean for the future of Provo?

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The Provo Municipal 2021 election is on Nov. 2 and residents will be voting on the mayor and multiple city council seats. Will the election and support of more moderate candidates cause a decline of Provo's red legacy or will the conservatives hold the line against the supposed "blue wave" coming in?

BYU Republicans and Democrats debate on vaccines, infrastructure and stimulus measures

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Three topics, six debaters, and a crowd full of students. Politics were front and center on the table as the BYU Democrat and Republican clubs went head to head in a debate. Over a hundred people gathered to watch the clubs debate three issues affecting us today. This debate was the first between the two clubs since the pandemic began.

BYU students encouraged to be involved in local elections

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Usually the turnout in local elections is lower than in others, meaning people’s votes can make even more of a difference. Understanding the different local government roles and their impacts is essential in influencing choices that affect the local community. 

Utah Rep. John Curtis becomes spokesman for conservatives focused on climate...

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Rep. John Curtis, R-Utah, chair of the Conservative Climate Caucus, is fast becoming the go-to person when it comes to representing Republicans who support policy changes on climate change.

BYU students, faculty express concern over Haitian refugees

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BYU faculty and students reacted to the thousands of Haitian refugees headed toward the U.S.-Mexico border. These refugees are fleeing natural disasters and political instability, seeking new opportunities after already attempting to do so in other countries.

Lies, ‘American carnage’ and the way forward to truth

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The state of society depends heavily on the information we consume, but that information is becoming increasingly disjointed, confusing and difficult to trust. To fully understand what is occurring, one must be able to evaluate where news comes from, analyze why it was written, whether the writers were trying to simply inform or persuade, and come to an informed conclusion about what is being presented. In other words, every person in society needs to become more news literate.