Jeffrey D. Allred, Deseret News
Dr. David Parker speaks during a panel discussion during Sutherland Institute's "Striving for Inclusion" conference in Salt Lake City on Tuesday, May 14, 2019.

SALT LAKE CITY — Here’s a look at the news for May 15.

The Deseret News’ Kelsey Dallas writes about what Republicans and Democrats get wrong about religious freedom.

Washington has passed legislation that will allow tuition-free college. Could this unique approach work elsewhere?

U.S. birth rate hits new low, with fewer teen moms and more older moms. This could be bad news for everyone.

Utah's Britain Covey has taken a licking but keeps on ticking.

President Russell M. Nelson's Pacific Tour: Where will he visit?

Will this city become the third in Utah to ban plastic bags? The debate is already heating up.

A look at our sports highlights:

Deseret News sports writer Brad Rock writes that Jason Buck says BYU independence situation 'rips his heart out'

High school boys soccer: Roy rallies past Corner Canyon for 5A first round victory

Real Salt Lake player ratings: The 'Man of the Match' goes to Sam Johnson in a 3-2 win against Colorado

Former 5-star recruit linebacker Mique Juarez transferring from UCLA to Utah

Fremont High's mascot might not be what you think it is

A look at our top-read stories:

From hate crimes to drinking while riding an e-scooter, new laws taking effect in Utah

Read the church's full statement on the Equality Act

Lori Loughlin whistleblower? Guidance counselor raised 'red flags' over daughters' applications

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Former 5-star recruit linebacker Mique Juarez transferring from UCLA to Utah

News from the U.S. and world:

Alabama lawmakers pass bill banning nearly all abortions | NPR

‘I don’t see him crying uncle’: Trump believes China tariffs will help him win reelection | The Washington Post

Two small planes crashed in Alaska. Why few experts were surprised. | The New York Times

Poway synagogue shooting suspect pleads not guilty to federal hate crime charges | CBS News

Winter makes comeback in Northeast as storm brings late-season snowfall | Fox News