On May 7, residents of Denver, Colorado, voted to decriminalize the use and possession of “magic mushrooms.” Oakland, California, followed suit on June 5. Oregon will vote on it in 2020. Does America really know what it’s getting into?
How should we share photos on social media of places that are simultaneously sites of tragedy and sites of tourism?
Presidential candidates and academics have been debating the pros and cons of a reparations policy. But no two people have the same definition of the word “reparations.” What does that mean for our country?
The guide said that the French will never forget what the Americans did for them on D-Day. At her words, a strong and bizarre feeling bubbled up in my chest, similar to the feeling that you get when you’re about to cry, but slightly different.
Are hate crime laws designed to protect those who have historically been discriminated against, or do they merely serve as a reflection of a state’s political values?
What happens when faith is repackaged in order to appeal to younger generations, who may be more attuned to images than words?
The Deseret News’ “Generation Vexed” series was one of six projects across the U.S. to receive the award, which recognizes projects that educate the public about mental illness and break down stigmas surrounding it.
A mother of five and grandmother of 20 went to a family physician for liposuction. The next morning, she was dead. Does this tragedy call for a closer look at the ever-widening pool of providers who offer cosmetic surgery?
The Supreme Court’s conservative majority has sparked renewed debate over abortion, with left-leaning states seeking to expand abortion rights and right-leaning states working to roll them back.
The Deseret News fact-checked and contextualized President Donald Trump’s National Day of Prayer speech.
Why, when I hear stories, or see photos on my Facebook feed, of Aleppo in ruins, do I not feel that same rush of self-identification, of personal loss, that I felt when I saw Notre Dame in flames?
Would you apply to spend time with a complete stranger every day for a month if you thought that person could become your serious boyfriend or girlfriend?
While many civil rights groups have applauded Facebook’s decision to ban white nationalism and white separatism, others argue it’s another instance of anti-conservative bias online.
As clips of Lee’s speech circulated online, the senator quickly became a trending topic on Twitter, receiving praise from some and scorn from others.
Although no senator voted in favor of the resolution, many still see the Green New Deal as having sparked an important conversation about climate change.
Following complaints from thousands of women that their breast implants are causing a series of ailments, the Food and Drug Administration is holding a hearing on “breast implant illness.”
The rapidity at which New Zealand and other countries have arrived at a consensus on gun policy after tragic mass shootings stands in stark contrast to the U.S., which has reached seemingly little consensus on how to prevent future mass shootings.
Due to an increase in the amount of Central American families crossing the border, there is no longer enough space to process and detain undocumented immigrants, Border Patrol officials said.
This is largely due to girls being exposed to higher-than-normal levels of testosterone while in the womb with their twin brothers, new research shows.
The amount of white supremacist propaganda distributed in Utah grew by nearly 500 percent from 2017 to 2018.
Some companies took to Twitter on International Women’s Day to highlight the work women have contributed to their companies or to celebrate women in general. Do these companies really support women, or are they just trying to boost revenue?
More than 76,000 undocumented immigrants crossed the U.S.-Mexico border in February, more than double the amount that crossed during the same time period last year, according to data released by Customs and Border Protection on Tuesday.
With the weakening of the Islamic State and Trump’s decision to pull American troops out of Syria, former members of IS are seeking to return to the U.S.
New data shows the vast majority of Americans think race should not be considered in college admissions decisions. How does affirmative action fit into the purpose of higher education?
A Texas federal judge ruled Friday that the all-male military draft is unconstitutional. But will this decision make a difference?
A bill that would ban therapy designed to change a teen’s sexual orientation or gender identity is expected to be introduced in the Utah Legislature Thursday with the goal of curbing the suicide rate of vulnerable youth.
A look at the Green New Deal, which comes from sponsors Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., and Sen. Edward Markey, D-Mass.
One year after Parkland, the Deseret News takes a look at what has and hasn’t changed in five different areas relating to gun control and school safety.
House and Senate negotiators have settled on a border wall deal “in principle” that would provide funding for a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border, but much less than the amount originally demanded by President Trump.
Utah played a key role in passing federal legislation that set aside $100 million for underserved communities — without the government having to pay a dollar upfront.