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FILE - President Joe Biden speaking in the Rose Garden of the White House, Thursday, Sept. 15, 2022...
ZEKE MILLER and DARLENE SUPERVILLE Associated Press

Biden: ‘Our country hurts’ after Hurricane Ian slams Florida

President Joe Biden on Thursday said “our entire country hurts” along with the people of Florida.
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Sen. Gene Davis...
Simone Seikaly

Salt Lake County Dems call for immediate resignation of Sen. Gene Davis

Salt Lake County Democrats say they've completed their investigation and determined that Sen. Gene Davis violated anti-harassment policies.
2 days ago
Utah less red...
Lindsay Aerts

Voters could see an increase in police presence at the polls

Growing tensions may result in an increase in the presence of uniformed officers at polling stations during mid-terms.
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First Lady Utah vaccine mandate...
Priscilla Alvarez, CNN

Biden touts climate package at Global Citizen Festival

President Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden addressed the Global Citizen Festival early Sunday, underscoring the administration's commitment to climate action
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Mark Jones

Senate race between Lee and McMullin is tight as election day gets closer

According to the latest Deseret News/Hinckley Institute of Politics survey, Sen. Mike Lee holds a two-point lead over challenger Evan McMullin Utah's U.S. Senate race.
7 days ago
Steve Handy is pictured...
Lindsay Aerts

A tale of two Steves: Davis County voters face confusion over two write-in’s named Steve

The write-in campaign by Rep. Steve Handy might face an added challenge now that a second "Steve," Steve Fershtut, has entered the race.
7 days ago
Utah court rules book pictured. Utah judges can be reviewed on a revamped site...
Kate Davis

New site helps inform voters on Utah judges ahead of election season

People looking to vote on Utah judges this election season have a revamped resource to look to. An official website provides summaries of judges.
7 days ago
U.S. Capitol pictured. The House just voted on an election law...
MARY CLARE JALONICK Associated Press

House passes election law overhaul in response to Jan. 6

The bill, which is similar to bipartisan legislation moving through the Senate, would overhaul an arcane 1800s-era statute known as the Electoral Count Act
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Rep Ferry...
Lindsay Aerts

Joel Ferry confirmed to be director of Department of Natural Resources

On Wednesday, Joel Ferry was confirmed as director of the Utah Department of Natural Resources by the Utah Senate. He still faces a lawsuit from Utah Democrats.
8 days ago
Biden pictured. He will address the UN on Wednesday...
Kevin Liptak, CNN

Biden returns to UN as world grapples with Putin’s latest provocations in Ukraine war

One of Biden's objectives in his speech Wednesday will be to stress the importance of maintaining unity among western allies in supporting Ukraine.
9 days ago
Gov. Spencer Cox announced Utah Court of Appeals Judge Jill M. Pohlman is his nominee to serve on t...
Mark Jones

Paul Tsosie appointed to Colorado River Authority Board by Gov. Cox

Attorney Paul Tsosie has been appointed by Gov. Spencer Cox to serve on the Colorado River Authority Board. Tsosie will serve to ensure Utah's American Native tribes have a say on policy concerning the Colorado River.
9 days ago
Former Vice President Mike Pence speaks at Utah Valley University in Orem on Tuesday, Sept. 20, 202...
Lindsay Aerts

In speech at UVU, former vice president discusses protecting freedoms

Former vice president Mike Pence gave a speech at Utah Valley University on Tuesday. He discussed freedoms that must be protected. He wouldn't say if he plans to run for President.
9 days ago
Vice President Mike Pence reacts to audience members after a roundtable with agriculture and food s...
Lindsay Aerts

Former Vice President Pence to speak at UVU

Former Vice President Pence is scheduled to speak at Utah Valley University on Thursday morning. KSL NewsRadio to stream.
10 days ago
FILE photo: 2022 General Election debates will begin in October. (Photo University of Utah)...
Kira Hoffelmeyer

Just announced: General Election debate participants and locations

SALT LAKE CITY — Universities across Utah will host General Election debates this October. Ahead of the mid term elections, The Utah Debate Commission has determined who qualifies for debate, including an announcement that a candidate have at least a 10% polling rate to participate.  Utah’s Congressional Districts 2 and 4 will feature debates between […]
10 days ago
In his 60 Minutes appearance, President Biden said the pandemic is "over". (Photo by Alex Wong/Gett...
Kate Sullivan, Jamie Gumbrecht, Allie Malloy and Kevin Liptak, CNN

Biden: “The pandemic is over”

(CNN) — President Joe Biden said he believes the Covid-19 pandemic is “over” in an appearance on CBS’ “60 Minutes,” but acknowledged the US still has a “problem” with the virus that has killed more than 1 million Americans. “The pandemic is over. We still have a problem with Covid. We’re still doing a lot […]
11 days ago
President Biden Delivers Remarks On Reducing Gun Crime...
Allie Malloy and Kevin Liptak, CNN

Biden says it’s ‘much too early’ to make decision about running again

President Biden said in an interview that it's "much too early" to make the decision on whether he will run again for president in 2024.
11 days ago
In his 60 Minutes appearance, President Biden said the pandemic is "over". (Photo by Alex Wong/Gett...
Kevin Liptak, CNN

Biden pays respects to Queen Elizabeth II at Westminster Hall

President Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden on Sunday paid their respects to Queen Elizabeth II, whose coffin has been lying in state at London's Westminster Hall.
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Mark Jones

EPA announces $63 million in federal funding for Utah’s drinking water

The state was awarded $63 million in federal funding from the EPA on Friday to help with water infrastructure repairs to such things as drinking water.
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Reps. Joel Ferry and Calvin Musselman are pictured....
Lindsay Aerts

Democrats will ask Utah Supreme Court to rule on former Rep. Joel Ferry

A case involving former Rep. Joel Ferry and whether he violated the separation of powers will be taken to the Utah Supreme Court by Utah Democrats.
13 days ago
Sen. Mike McKell, R-Spanish Fork, told KSL NewsRadio on Thursday that the student loan forgiveness ...
Allie Litzinger

Utah leader says student loan forgiveness plan will hurt everybody

Governors from 22 states, including Utah, sent a letter to President Biden opposing the student loan forgiveness plan. Utah Sen. Mike McKell (R-Spanish Fork) says the plan will hurt everybody.
14 days ago
Trump property Mar-a-lago is pictured...
Katelyn Polantz and Hannah Rabinowitz, CNN

Trump asks judge to reject DOJ’s request to continue to review documents seized from Mar-a-Lago

The filing is the latest attempt from Trump to muddy the perception of the investigation into the mishandling of national security documents after he left the presidency.
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On Wednesday, President Biden announced forgiveness of some student loan debt.
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Kevin Liptak, CNN

Biden says he’ll attend Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral

President Joe Biden said Thursday he plans to attend the funeral for Queen Elizabeth II, a monarch he is remembering as a "great lady."
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Utah capitol is picture. Leaders reacted to a leaked abortion opinion...
Mark Jones

Utah Debate Commission names moderators for 2022 debates

The moderators for the upcoming five general election debates were announced Thursday by the Utah Debate Commission. The debates will be held in October.
21 days ago
Reps. Joel Ferry and Calvin Musselman are pictured....
Samantha Herrera

Utah Democrats file lawsuit to remove Joel Ferry from ballot in November

The lawsuit comes weeks after Joel Ferry refused to take his name off the ballot and defended himself by saying he wasn't taking legislative pay.
21 days ago

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