Utah

Sun rising at Bears Ears National Monument

Native Americans Organize as Sacred Utah Monument Hangs in Balance

March 12, 2017

Just over 2 months after its inception, a Utah national monument is in danger of having its status revoked.

In his last weeks of office, then-President Barack Obama designated 1.35 million acres of southwestern Utah as Bears Ears National Monument. The act was praised as an important recognition of the land’s spiritual significance for local Native American tribes. National monument status, the coalition of 5 tribes Read more about Native Americans Organize as Sacred Utah Monument Hangs in Balance

Clinton Touts Religious Freedom Credentials to Mormon Voters

Clinton Touts Religious Freedom Credentials to Mormon Voters

August 18, 2016

Last week, Democratic Party presidential nominee Hillary Clinton wrote an op-ed in Utah’s Deseret News in an endeavor to woo an unlikely target: Mormons.

In most election years, Democratic presidential candidates do not expend much effort campaigning for the Mormon vote. Consistently right-leaning voters, nearly 80 percent of the self-identified Mormons voted for Republican nominee Mitt Romney in the 2012 election.

Indeed, Utah—a heavily Mormon state—has not Read more about Clinton Touts Religious Freedom Credentials to Mormon Voters