Politics + Government

Julian Assange greets supporters at the Ecuadorian embassy in London....
Kyle Remund

Julian Assange, Wikileaks founder, reaches plea deal with U.S. government

The longtime activist, hacker, and journalist, Julian Assange, has entered a plea deal in connection with the 2010 Chelsea Manning leaks.
3 hours ago
A Utah County ballot drop box in 2022. Recently sent out Utah County ballots say you need to provid...
Lindsay Aerts, KSL TV

County clerks hope for last-minute turnout for Utah primary elections

Utahns are making a last-minute push to the ballot box to make sure their votes are counted before Tuesday‘s primary election.
5 hours ago
Demonstrators in support of trans rights gathered outside the Utah Capitol in early 2024. (Aimee Co...
Aimee Cobabe

High court decision may impact transgender-related medical treatment for Utah minors

The Supreme Court will hear a Tennessee case arguing that a ban on all medical treatments prescribed to help minors transition is unconstitutional.
17 hours ago
Salt Lake City Ballot Box. Recent poll shows that about half of Utahs are worried about the economy...
Mark Jackson

Poll finds that voter preference reflects Utahn economic worry

As Utah heads toward primary election, a new poll shows that 48% of Utahns believe their financial situation is currently getting worse.
22 hours ago
A Utah County ballot drop box in 2022. Recently sent out Utah County ballots say you need to provid...
Allessandra Harris Gurr

Today is the deadline for 2024 Primary mail-in ballots to be postmarked

Planning on voting by mail this primary? Make sure your ballot is postmarked today!
1 day ago
someone taps on facebook icon, utah lawmakers working to protect kids from social media...
Curt Gresseth

Utah lawmaker talks about his work to shield kids from social media

State Sen. Mike McKell discusses the legislation he has sponsored to undo the harm to Utah children from social media.
4 days ago
governor spencer and rep phil lyman shown, lyman is calling the signatures from cox's campaign into...
Peter Johnston

Governor candidate Phil Lyman calls for audit into Gov. Spencer Cox’s signatures

Rep. Phil Lyman is calling for an audit to look into whether the signatures Gov. Spencer Cox gathered should count.
4 days ago
Wyoming has an artificial intelligence running for mayor....
Michael Camit

An artificial intelligence is running for mayor in Wyoming

An artificial intelligence running for mayor? Sounds like science fiction but it's happening in Wyoming in 2024.
4 days ago
Supreme Court Police officers stand on duty outside of the Supreme Court building on Thursday, June...
MARK SHERMAN, Associated Press

The Supreme Court upholds a gun control law intended to protect domestic violence victims

The Supreme Court has upheld a federal gun control law on Friday with intentions to protect domestic violence victims.
4 days ago
Image of Temple Mountain found on BLM land within Emery County, Utah. (Mike Coronella)...
Aimee Cobabe

Utah files lawsuit over BLM Public Lands Rule

In the lawsuit, Utah accuses the BLM of taking a "museum-like" approach to the state's public lands.
5 days ago
coal power plant in Delta, utah...
Alexandrea Bonilla and Kennedy Camerana

Special session addresses future coal needs in Utah

Lawmakers approved a bill that changes the ownership of a coal plant in Delta, Utah, thereby giving the state more control.
5 days ago
President Joe Biden, left, and former President Donald Trump (right) have each accepted an invitati...
Amie Schaeffer

The first presidential debate set for next week

The first presidential debate between President Joe Biden and former President Donald Trump will take place at the CNN studios on June 27.
5 days ago
Utah lawmakers begin addressing several issues in a special session called by Gov. Spencer Cox....
Kennedy Camarena

Utah lawmaker weighs in on federal power in Utah

House Speaker Mike Schultz explains what decisions were made in Utah State Legislature special session and why those decisions were made.
5 days ago
An official ballot drop box is pictured outside of the Salt Lake County Government Center on March ...
Becky Bruce

Research: Threats, harassment of local officials up 55% since 2022

Princeton University's Bridging Divides Initiative performed the research with Civic Pulse, surveying local elected officials nationwide about their experiences with threats. 
5 days ago
Utah lawmakers begin addressing several issues in a special session called by Gov. Spencer Cox....
Aimee Cobabe

Utah House passes bill requiring government to comply with Utah law, not portions of federal Title IX law

One of the biggest issues involves a bill passed during the regular session, having to do with the future of a coal power plant in Delta, Utah. 
6 days ago
A man holds a passport in front of a world map. Expansions of passport services are on their way ac...
Kyle Remund

Salt Lake City to get a passport agency

Currently, Utahns have to travel out of state to reach a passport agency. That is set to change with the announcement of an agency in SLC.
6 days ago
People outside the Supreme Court, supporting the DACA program. A Utah immigration attorney said Bid...
Aimee Cobabe and Emma Keddington

Utah immigration attorney breaks down Biden’s executive action aimed to help immigrants

Local immigration attorney Carlos Trujillo said these changes will impact thousands of people here in Utah.
7 days ago
A small group gathered outside the committee room to protest agains HB261 prior to Senate members o...
Josuee Sanchez

Complaint hotline for DEI law already receiving false complaints

The DEI law hotline has received 27 false complaints in the last week, but that's far less than a hotline associated with a bathroom bill received.
7 days ago
Mail-in ballots being sorted...
Don Brinkerhoff

Nonprofit working to build trust in Utah elections

Trust Utah Elections, a new nonprofit, is working to help Utahns have confidence in the state's election process.
7 days ago
File photo of a Utah elementary school. The School Safety Security Task Force met Monday, June 17, ...
Briana Chavez

School Safety Security Task Force discuss new requirements for schools as part of new bill

One of the biggest requirements includes a school safety needs assessment. Each school in the state must fill one out.
8 days ago
drivers memorial day...
Curt Gresseth

Is it time for Utah to bring back photo cop to bust speeders?

A Utah lawmaker joins the show to discuss a possible return of photo radar to bust speeders.
8 days ago
View of Salt Lake City pictured, governor is cracking down on denver sending immigrants to utah...
Aimee Cobabe

Utah governor’s office pushing back against Denver for bussing immigrants to Utah

Gov. Spencer Cox's office says that the City of Denver did not consult with them about sending immigrants to Utah.
11 days ago
The Capitol is pictured in Salt Lake City, the governor hascalled a special session...
Sam Herrera and Jessica Lowell

Gov. Cox calls special legislative session to be held on Juneteenth

The special legislative session happens on Juneteenth. The governor's office said it would observe Juneteenth on Monday rather than Wednesday.
11 days ago
A Biden-Harris campaign sign is seen among signs for other Utah Democratic Party candidates during ...
Eric Cabrera

Stealing campaign signs could get you a misdemeanor charge

Police say stealing campaign signs from your neighbor's lawn could cost you a misdemeanor, or even the right to vote.
11 days ago