Politics + Government

Rioters at the US Capitol...
Curt Gresseth

Utah bill would limit police access to your cellphone data

A spokesman for a a libertarian think tank in Utah discusses why he supports a bill at the Legislature limiting law enforcement access to the cellphone of a person near a crime scene.
4 months ago
WASHINGTON, DC - AUGUST 10: U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA)  alongside members of the Congre...
Clare Foran and Annie Grayer, CNN

Nancy Pelosi announces she won’t run for leadership post

The announcement sets the stage for a major shakeup in House Democratic leadership and marks the end of an era in Washington.
4 months ago
Sen. Mitt Romney, R-UT, voted to advance the Respect for Marriae Act on Wednesday while Sen. Mike L...
Simone Seikaly

Sens. Lee and Romney on different sides of advancing Respect for Marriage Act

The 67-32 vote allows the legislation to advance. If it were to pass, the RFMA would repeal the Defense of Marriage Act and add safeguards for same-sex and interracial marriage.
4 months ago
Republicans will win the House of Representatives, CNN projects...
Stephen Collinson, CNN

Republicans will win the House, CNN projects

Republicans will win the House of Representatives, CNN projects.
4 months ago
FILE: Former President Donald Trump, seen here on May 28, filed his paperwork on November 15 establ...
Gabby Orr and Fredreka Schouten, CNN

Former President Donald Trump says he’s launching another White House bid

On Tuesday, former President Donald Trump announced that he will run again for President in 2024.
4 months ago
paid assistants utah lawmakers abortion ban...
Simone Seikaly

Utah lawmakers say AG should fight legal challenge to abortion ban

State lawmakers signaled their willingness to fight a legal challenge to an abortion ban in Utah by asking the attorney general to write an amicus brief.
4 months ago
Florida Sen. Rick Scott hopes to challenge longtime GOP Sen. leader Mitch McConnel....

GOP Sen. Scott mounts long-shot bid to unseat McConnell

The challenge against McConnel by Sen. Rick Scott is rare and comes after Republicans failed to win back the majority.
4 months ago
Three Utah senators have added their names to the list of Utah lawmakers urging Florida Gov. Ron De...
Simone Seikaly

Three Utah senators encourage Gov. DeSantis to run for president

Sen. Dan McCay, Sen. Todd Weiler, and Sen. Mike McKell join dozens of other Utah lawmakers in encouraging DeSantis.
4 months ago
From "The Story of Change" told by citizens...
Amanda Dickson

Opinion: We are citizens, not consumers.

Because we act like consumers, we stand at a distance, judgmental and opinionated, but never about our own role.
4 months ago
Democratic Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto will win reelection in Nevada, CNN projects, clinching a cri...
Maeve Reston, CNN

Nevada’s Catherine Cortez Masto will win reelection, CNN projects, allowing Democrats to keep the Senate

Democratic Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto will win reelection in Nevada, CNN projects, allowing Democrats to keep control of the US Senate.
4 months ago
Former President Donald Trump has sued the House select committee investigating January 6, 2021. Tr...
Katelyn Polantz, Sara Murray and Gabby Orr, CNN

Trump sues January 6 committee seeking to block subpoena for his testimony and documents

The January 6 committee is being sued by former President Donald Trump to prevent subpoenaed documents from being turned over.
4 months ago
Sen. Gene Davis...
Simone Seikaly

Special election to replace Sen. Gene Davis after sexual harassment allegations

Utah Democrats are holding a special election to replace Sen. Gene Davis who is retiring early after allegations of sexual harassment from a former intern. 
4 months ago
Curt Gresseth

Anti-gambling advocate: For banning lottery, Utah wins

Utah hits the biggest jackpot of all the states for banning a state lottery, says anti-gambling advocate.
4 months ago
The Utah Senate Minority Caucus announced its leadership team on Thursday....
Simone Seikaly

Utah Senate Minority Caucus announces 2022 leadership

The leadership described the Senate Minority Caucus as having a responsibility to give voice to underrepresented populations in Utah.
4 months ago
diverse elections...
Elizabeth Weiler

For some states, this year’s elections are historically diverse

SALT LAKE CITY — From either end of the country, history is being made as more diverse candidates are winning elections and positions in politics.  Diversity in east coast state elections Along the east coast, Massachusetts championed a new governor. Not only is Maura Healey the first woman to hold the position, but she is also […]
4 months ago
Image of ballots at the Salt Lake County Clerk's processing center on Nov. 8, 2022. Several races i...
Samantha Herrera

At least 147,000 ballots left to be counted in Salt Lake County election

Some of the races in the Salt Lake County election are very close, with just a few hundred votes separating candidates.
4 months ago
Side by side image of Herschel Walker and Raphael Warnock, the candidates for U.S. Senate running i...
Gregory Krieg, CNN

Georgia Senate race will go to a runoff

Neither candidate surpassed the 50% threshold to win the race outright on Tuesday.
4 months ago
Republican Florida Governor Ron DeSantis celebrates onstage during his 2022 midterm elections night...
Eric Bradner, Dan Merica and Gregory Krieg, CNN

Takeaways from the 2022 midterms: Battle for control of the House and Senate still up in the air

Control of the House and Senate was unknown by Wednesday morning.
4 months ago
Senator Mike Lee is among those working on an amendment to protect religious liberties in The Respe...
Adam Small

Evan McMullin concedes Senate race to Mike Lee

SALT LAKE CITY — Utah’s highly contentious and expensive Senate race has its winner.  After arguably the most popular Utah race began counting votes, Sen. Mike Lee appeared to be in the lead.  It wasn’t until numbers were just over an hour into being counted that Evan McMullin conceded the race last night. Sen. Lee […]
4 months ago
Kira Hoffelmeyer

GOP candidates keeping their jobs

SALT LAKE CITY — Utah’s Republican congressmen will all keep their jobs.  It seemed as if Blake Moore, Chris Stewart, John Curtis and Burgess Owens barely broke a sweat last night as they soared to victory in their respective districts. Moore swept past his opponent leading Democrat Rick Jones by 40%. The other three congressmen […]
4 months ago
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - NOVEMBER 08: Voters stand in voting booths as they fill out their ballots at a ...
Maeve Reston and Stephen Collinson, CNN

Democratic pick up in Pennsylvania boosts their hopes of holding Senate

Some of the most aggressive deniers of the 2020 election results will lose their 2022 gubernatorial races, CNN projects.
4 months ago
Voting in person gets you an "I voted" sticker in this midterm election....
Kira Hoffelmeyer

In-person voting surge has Utah County Clerk adding resources

The Utah County Clerk's Office tells KSL NewsRadio it's adding two printers and check-in stations to two different locations where in-person voting has turned out to be more popular than anticipated.
4 months ago
Election utah "i voted" stickers pictured...
KSL NewsRadio Staff

Midterm Election 2022: Live Utah updates

It's Election Day and KSL NewsRadio is here to keep you up-to-date on Utah results. Tune in or read along to see what Utah voters chose this year.
4 months ago
Voting stations pictured, Davis county house race is heating up...
Lindsay Aerts

Local races to watch on election day

What is on your ballot? Here are some under the radar races to local races to watch this Election Day.
4 months ago

Today’s Top Stories