Politics + Government

SALT LAKE CITY -- With just a week until a potential government shutdown, Utah leaders are saying U...
Clayre Scott

‘We’ll find the money’: Utah leaders working to keep national parks open during potential government shutdown

With just a week until a potential government shutdown, Utah leaders are saying national parks will remain open without federal funding. 
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FILE - The U.S. Capitol is seen on Tuesday, June 13, 2023, on Capitol Hill in Washington. New Jerse...
Mark Jones

Sen. Bob Menendez was indicted Friday, what does this mean?

Andy Field with ABC News shares his insight into the indictment of Sen. Bob Menendez, D-N.J,.
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New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy and other top Garden State Democrats are calling on Democratic Sen. Bob...
Dan Berman

New Jersey governor calls on Sen. Bob Menendez, a fellow Democrat, to resign

After being indicted, New Jersey Sen. Bob Menendez has been asked by New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy to resign.
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Lindsay Aerts

If government shuts down, Rep. John Curtis says Congress members shouldn’t get paid

If Congress shuts down, Rep. John Curtis (R-Utah) said he wants to make it illegal for members of Congress to get paid.
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(L) Heidi Westfall (Facebook), (R) Gavan Ganung (LinkedIn). Westfall and Ganung will know which one...
Lindsay Aerts

Roll of the dice to decide final spot in Brighton Town Council race

In the race for city council in the Town of Brighton, Heidi Westfall and Gavan Ganung are tied with 34 votes each.
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Kristin Wilson, Haley Talbot, Clare Foran and Melanie Zanona

McCarthy frustrated after GOP hardliners put his plan to avoid a shutdown on ice

Speaker Kevin McCarthy sent his House members home for the week without a clear plan to avoid a looming government shutdown on Thursday.
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US citizens Siamak Namazi (R), Emad Sharqi (L) and Morad Tahbaz (C) disembark from a Qatari jet upo...
Jennifer Hansler,

Inside final hours as American diplomats brought five Americans imprisoned in Iran home

Details into the final hours of negotiations between the United States and Iran that freed five Americans.
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Image of Gov. Spencer Cox speaks at his monthly PBS news conference at the Eccles Broadcast Center ...
Bridger Beal-Cvetko,

Tim Ballard accusations ‘incredibly disturbing’ if true, Cox says

Ballard, ex-CEO of Operation Underground Railroad and the subject of the recent hit film "Sound of Freedom," left the organization earlier this year.
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An activist marches during a rally for migrant rights on International Workers Day, May 01, 2023 in...
Hugo Rikard-Bell

Advocates say Temporary Protected Status Program benefits Utah

The Temporary Protected Status extension will benefit immigrants in Utah, as well as the communities they serve and Utah as a whole.
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governor spencer cox joins on let me speak to the governor...
Samantha Herrera

LIVE: Let Me Speak to the Governor

Live on Let Me Speak to the Governor, Gov. Spencer Cox answers listener questions.
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Siamak Namazi, Emad Shargi and Morad Tahbaz were among the Americans believed to be involved in the...
Mark Jones

Iran Prisoner Swap: Was it a good or bad deal? An expert weighs in

A prisoner swap between the United States and Iran took place earlier this week. A crisis management expert offers his insight into the situation.
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Former President Trump not expected in the next GOP debate....
Mark Jones

Breaking down President Trump’s decision to skip second GOP debate

Former President Donald Trump will skip next week's GOP presidential debate in California. Instead, he plans to visit Michigan and visit with workers there.
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Image of the exterior of the Internal Revenue Service in Washington D.C. Two new reports give confl...
Curt Gresseth

Utah economy ranked best in US, but taxes still take a bite

The Utah Taxpayers Association says Utah needs to put downward pressure on income and property taxes to compete with surrounding states.
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Image of former Utah Congressman Chris Stewart, who this week announced a new job in Washington D.C...
Lindsay Aerts

Former Rep. Chris Stewart announces new job at new lobbying firm

In his new job, Stewart will lead a company called Skyline Capitol which will help advise large industries on the federal level.
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Image of the shoreline of Great Salt Lake, a body of water in Utah to which actor Leonardo DiCaprio...
Adam Small

Leonardo DiCaprio speaks up for Great Salt Lake

Actor Leonardo DiCaprio used his platform Monday to promote a petition aimed at lawmakers better helping Great Salt Lake.
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President Joe Biden talks with Gov. Spencer Cox after his arrival on Air Force One in Salt Lake Cit...
Bridger Beal-Cvetko, KSL.com

‘Every state is now a border state,’ Cox tells Biden, asking for transparency on immigration

Gov. Spenser Cox has previously expressed concern for border states who deal with the brunt of migration.
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U.S. President Joe Biden delivers remarks on his economic agenda at Prince George's Community Colle...
Betsy Klein, Kayla Tausche and Kevin Liptak

Biden at the UN urges the world to stand firm in support of Ukraine

NEW YORK (CNN) — President Joe Biden on Tuesday made a forceful call for the world to stand up to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, calling for leaders to stand firm in their support of President Volodymyr Zelensky and his nation as the war heads toward its second autumn. Biden said Russian President Vladimir Putin and […]
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Image of President Joe Biden's son Hunter Biden, as he leaves a court appearance, July 26, 2023, in...
Mark Jones

Diving into the Hunter Biden lawsuit against the IRS

Hunter Biden is filing a lawsuit against the IRS. KSL legal analyst Greg Skordas shares his thoughts on the case.
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Side by side images of Zion, Bryce, Canyonlands Capitol Reef, and Arches National Parks in Utah, wh...
Simone Seikaly

Utah national parks will stay open if there’s a government shutdown

Two Utah lawmakers say they won't let small towns surrounding the state's national parks suffer from a government shutdown.
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Image of former Utah Rep. Jason Chaffetz, when he spoke during the American Legislative Exchange Co...
Lindsay Aerts

Jason Chaffetz not closing the door, not actively pursuing 2024 run for Senate or Governor

Chaffetz did say that a run for Utah governor in 2028 is a possibility, but not 2024 and not for the Senate.
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Image of Kerry Wickman, speaking with a 6-year-old Afghan girl near her apartment in Salt Lake City...
Andrea Smardon, KSL Podcasts

‘Stranger Becomes Neighbor’: Keeping families together

A new KSL podcast, "Stranger Becomes Neighbor," follows the experiences of Afghan refugees in Utah and the people who try to help them.
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Image of President Joe Biden's son Hunter Biden, as he leaves a court appearance, July 26, 2023, in...
Associated Press

House Republicans set first Biden impeachment inquiry hearing for Sept. 28

The Biden impeachment inquiry is expected to focus on “constitutional and legal questions” about Biden's involvement his son's overseas businesses,
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Byron Donalds, Matt Gaetz, Kevin McCarthy, and Victoria Spartz are pictured here. Photo credit: Get...
Melanie Zanona, Haley Talbot and Manu Raju

Tensions flare inside House GOP as moderates explore new plan to avoid government shutdown

Tension is building as House Republicans work to find a way to avoid a government shutdown.
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A Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II performs a demonstration flight at the Paris Air Show in 2017.
Oren Liebermann and Nouran Salahieh

Officials find debris field of F-35 fighter jet that went missing in South Carolina after a ‘mishap’

Officials in South Carolina announced Monday, that a debris field from the missing F-35 fighter jet was discovered.
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