GILLIAN FRIEDMAN is an award-winning investigative reporter for the Deseret News. Her reporting has appeared in news outlets across the globe, including The Associated Press, The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Seattle Times, The Jerusalem Post, and The Times of Israel. She graduated summa cum laude from Whitman College in 2016 with a B.A. in Race and Ethnic Studies.

Liberal democracy is in retreat around the world. Should Americans be worried?
“There’s effectively no asylum being offered at the land border right now.”
What celebrating Passover on Zoom with my family taught me about gratitude, even in the hardest of times
“Get prepared now. Prepare for beyond what you ever thought you’d see in North America,” said Dr. David Dewitt, an infectious disease specialist in Northern California
“The supply shortages are putting health care workers at risk,” said a cardiologist in Seattle.
“It becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy. If people are concerned that the shelves will become empty, they will become empty,” said Paul Sheard.
Concerns about the spread of coronavirus are spurring people to stockpile necessities. But some of the things people are buying in large quantities, including toilet paper and water, don’t seem to make much sense.
For big-box stores like Costco, coronavirrus has been a boon to their bottom line, with fear driving Americans to go on toilet paper shopping sprees. But it may not last.
“Weinstein, whose signature throughout 40 years of allegations was lack of accountability, has been declared guilty on two counts.”
The feeling of safety on religious dating sites may be an illusion, and a dangerous one at that.
There is not one news source that can manage to earn the trust of more than half of Americans. The study found that none of the 30 sources is trusted by more than 50% of all U.S. adults.
A cancer survivor wants the chance to become a mother. But after her divorce, a court is requiring her to donate the embryos she created with her ex-husband
The newest research, published earlier this month in the Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry analyzed 40 studies examining the link between social media use and depression and anxiety among adolescents and found the link was small and inconsistent.
“It is extremely dangerous to suggest that the messenger is the problem,” said Peter Laufer, a professor of journalism at the University of Oregon and a former Washington correspondent for NBC News.
Does the decline show that Trump administration policies are effectively reducing immigration? And if the trend continues, how could lower immigration numbers affect the U.S. economy?
“Big donor philanthropy ... is an exercise of power. It is a form of power that is unaccountable, low on transparency, donor directed, and by default perpetual.”
A city tried to ban homeless people from sleeping on the street. The court ruled the law was “cruel and unusual punishment.”
With anti-Semitism sharply on the rise, the Deseret News talked to more than 50 Jews around the world about whether they will put a menorah in their window this year.
The vote was prompted by an executive order signed by President Trump in September, which for the first time, required states and local governments to provide written consent before allowing refugees to be resettled.
The study predicted that Salt Lake and Ogden-Clearfield would be among the 10 top regions in the United States most impacted by the rise of artificial intelligence.
‘If this is an attempt at being inclusive, it’s a major failure.’
Buttigieg frequently uses the Bible to undergird his policy positions on everything from gun control to immigration to minimum wage.
‘There’s no greater validation you can ask for,’ rabbi says
‘DNA is intensely personal, private and sensitive information,’ said Esha Bhandari with the ACLU. ‘When you expand the databases of DNA profiles that the government has access to, it opens up the door in the future to population surveillance that could impact all of us.’
Is “trunk-or-treating” a safe and fun alternative for kids to meet new people and get extra candy — or is it an activity born of fear preventing children from growth?
“As Jews, we have always found solace and comfort in strengthening ourselves as a community,” said Rabbi Avremi Zippel. “We don’t run. We don’t cower in fear.”
We’ve tracked his administration’s influence in the areas of political discourse, religion, the economy, immigration, government institutions and the media.
In a political era defined by partisanship and cynicism, is an undertaking as serious as impeachment nothing more than a political scandal used for campaign fundraising?
Trump’s support of Israel may not be intended to galvanize Jewish voters at all. Instead, Trump’s support of Israel may in fact be energizing a larger part of Trump’s voting base: evangelical Christians.