Government

Sen. Mike Lee will go to a primary election, but face no Democrat opponent....
Kira Hoffelmeyer and Lindsay Aerts

Utah Democrats will back an independent Evan McMullin, John Curtis facing primary challenger

Utah Democrats won't be putting forward a challenger for Republican Sen. Mike Lee but instead joining forces with an independent name. 
5 months ago
FILE - House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., responds to reporters at the Capitol in Wash...
The Associated Press

McCarthy, Trump have ‘positive’ call despite Jan. 6 audio

House Republican leader Kevin McCarthy had a positive phone call with then President Donald Trump.
5 months ago
Inflation caused gas to skyrocket....
Curt Gresseth

Sen. Mitt Romney talks inflation and economy

High home and gas prices and inflation, are causing real hardships for Utahns and Democrats will be blamed by voters, Sen. Mitt Romney told Inside Sources.
5 months ago
West High Students at their walkout. H.B. 11 Survey said over half of utahns approved....
Devin Oldroyd

Poll shows Utah men support transgender athlete ban more than Utah women

According to the survey, 51% of men strongly support H.B. 11, and only 37% of women do.
5 months ago
Cherie Wood...
Curt Gresseth

South Salt Lake mayor defends new $130,000 salary

The mayor of South Salt Lake defended her latest salary of $130,000 by saying she hasn't received a pay raise in 11 years in office.
6 months ago
South Salt Lake at Southern X-posure, the site of a deadly shooting....
Curt Gresseth

South Salt Lake resident wants to stop mayor and City Council from awarding themselves raises

A South Salt Lake resident has taken his ballot initiative on pay raises for city leaders to the Utah Supreme Court after being rebuffed by the city attorney on what he said was a technicality.
6 months ago
a tax form, 1040, is often used to file taxes...
Dan Bammes

Tax burden on Utah’s imaginary family — almost 25%

An imaginary family, the Beehives, is used to show the tax burden a typical family in Utah would pay.
6 months ago
oil and gas leases...
Dan Bammes

BLM plans to sell new oil and gas leases after moratorium

This is the first time the Biden administration has allowed oil and gas lease sales since it took office.
6 months ago
The Capitol in Salt Lake City on Monday, Jan. 24, 2022.  KSL Newsradio file...
Mark Jackson

Utah Named State with Best Economic Outlook for 15th Year in a Row

(Salt Lake City, UT) — Utah’s red hot economy is getting some national notice.  The Beehive State is named the state with the best economic outlook for the 15th straight year. “Every year, those predictions for Utah have come true” ALEC-Laffer State Economic Competitiveness Index, released Monday, compares its forecast of states across 15 economic […]
6 months ago
Tara Kramer sits in her apartment with her cat Busy, Friday, April 8, 2022, in Des Moines, Iowa. Mo...
The Associated Press

States scale back food stamp benefits even as prices soar

The food stamp program, month by month, is getting scaled back despite the increase in grocery prices.
6 months ago
design...
Devin Oldroyd

Utah wants your help redesigning the state flag by April 30

MILLCREEK, Utah — Utah residents have until April 30 to submit their ideas for a redesign of the Utah state flag.  According to a press release from the Utah Department of Cultural and Community Engagement, Gov. Spencer J. Cox launched the “More than a Flag” effort in January. The effort is part of a statewide […]
6 months ago
FILE - A sign requiring masks as a precaution against the spread of the coronavirus on a store fron...
The Associated Press

Philadelphia to restore indoor mask mandate as cases rise

Philadelphia reinstated its indoor mask mandate Monday due to an increase in positive coronavirus cases. It's the first major city in the country to reinstate the mandate.
6 months ago
FILE - Insurrections loyal to President Donald Trump climb the west wall of the the U.S. Capitol, J...
Mark Jones

Former detective with SLC police sentenced for role in the riot at U.S. Capitol

A former detective with the Salt Lake City Police Department was sentenced Monday for his involvement in the Jan. 6, 2021 riots at the U.S. Capitol.
6 months ago
The Salt Lake County GOP Convention was held at Magna High School...
Lindsay Aerts

Two people tried to double vote at Salt Lake GOP convention, charges could come

Sound up for live discussion with Dave and Dujanovic about this weekend’s county conventions! KEARNS, UT —  Two men were caught trying to vote more than once in the race for County Clerk at the Salt Lake County GOP Convention Saturday, and the chair of the party says it may take legal action against them. […]
6 months ago
MILFORD, UT - MAY 31: Wild horses roam free on state and some private land, outside federal disenga...
Dan Bammes

Senator Lee proposes selling BLM land to ease housing shortage

Cities would nominate parcels of BLM (or public) land as areas of potential housing. The Interior Department would have to approve the sale.
6 months ago
visitors at a meatpacking plant...
Dan Bammes

$1B to be made available to small meatpacking plants

A grant from the U.S. government will make $1 billion available to smaller meatpacking plants. The grant could help Utah's food security.
6 months ago
Baggage claim at Provo airport...
Dan Bammes

New Provo airport set to open in May

The new Provo airport is set to open in May, the city said the airport would have unique features setting it apart from other airports.
6 months ago
student debt...
COLLIN BINKLEY and ZEKE MILLER Associated Press

White House to extend student loan pause through August

The student loan pause applies to more than 43 million Americans who owe $1.6 trillion in student debt held by the federal government.
6 months ago
Parents TikTok childeren Utah Attorney General Sean Reyes reportedly will run for 2024 Senate....
Carlos Artiles Fortun

Utah AG Sean Reyes asks TikTok, Snapchat to better protect children

Utah AG Sean Reyes joined with 42 State Attorneys General to tell TikTok and Snapchat they aren't doing enough to protect children.
6 months ago
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy speaks via remote feed during a meeting of the UN Security ...
OLEKSANDR STASHEVSKYI Associated Press

Zelenskyy at the UN accuses Russian military of war crimes

Likening the troops' actions to those of Islamic State, Zelenskyy said: “The Russian military and those who gave them orders must be brought to justice immediately.
6 months ago
FILE - Sen. Mitt Romney, R-Utah, arrives to watch a speech by Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensk...
ALAN FRAM and FARNOUSH AMIRI Associated Press

Democratic, GOP Senate bargainers reach $10B COVID agreement

Sen. Mitt Romney of Utah, the lead GOP bargainer, hailed the accord as one that would address “urgent COVID needs.”
6 months ago
Ketanji Brown Jackson...
MARY CLARE JALONICK and KEVIN FREKING, Associated Press

Senate panel deadlocks on Jackson; confirmation on track

The committee's tie vote was expected, as there is an even party split on the panel and all of the Republicans are opposing Jackson's nomination to replace retiring Justice Stephen Breyer.
6 months ago
Lee Judge Ketanja Brown Jackson hearing...
Chandler Holt

Sen. Mike Lee will vote against Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson, SCOTUS nominee

Utah Sen. Mike Lee said he will vote no on Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson's supreme court nomination, citing her leniency on child porn offenders.
6 months ago
capitol evacuated...
KEVIN FREKING, Associated Press

House votes to decriminalize marijuana, but Senate fate dim

Friday's vote gave lawmakers the chance to state their view on a decriminalization push that appears to have broad support with voters across the country.
6 months ago