Politics

Hatch courthouse...
Kira Hoffelmeyer

Utah’s longest serving senator, Orrin Hatch, dies at 88

Orrin Hatch, Utah's longest serving senator, has died at age 88.
28 days ago
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. 
29 days 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.
29 days ago
utah nominating conventions...
Simone Seikaly

Utahns will make their choices at this weekend’s 2022 Nominating Conventions

Utah Republicans and Democrats are preparing for their nominating conventions this weekend.
30 days ago
Sen. Lee text messages...
Aimee Cobabe

Reaction to text messages from Sen. Lee to the Trump administration about 2020 election

A spokesman for Sen. Lee said the text messages "tell the story of a US Senator fulfilling his duty to Utah and the American people."
1 month ago
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Curt Gresseth

Gov. Cox’s use of pronouns unnerves Fox News’ Tucker Carlson

Tucker Carlson of Fox News attacked Utah Gov. Spencer Cox for sharing his preferred pronouns with a student during a virtual town hall a year ago. Equality Utah's Executive Director Troy Williams discusses how pronoun use is meant to convey a sense of belonging for younger Americans today.
1 month ago
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Mark Jones

Suspect in custody following an alleged child abduction at the U of U hospital

A 34-year-old man was taken into custody Monday evening after he allegedly abducted a 23-month-old child from its mother.
1 month ago
Arcimoto's recent trip through Zion National Park. Photo credit Arcimoto...
Dan Bammes

Utah drivers can soon operate autocycles without a motorcycle permit

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah — An Oregon-based company that makes electric autocycles came to the Utah legislature asking for a favor to change the definition of autocycle — a three-wheel vehicle that is something between a motorcycle and a car. The change would allow someone without a motorcycle endorsement on their driver’s license to operate […]
1 month 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. […]
1 month ago
Gerrymandering Utah Prop 4...
Curt Gresseth

Utah Legislature sued over allegedly unconstitutional gerrymandering

A Utah group is supporting plaintiffs in a lawsuit against the state's Legislature for alleged gerrymandering on Utah's newest maps.
1 month ago
A Utah woman shadowed lawmakers...
Curt Gresseth

Utah woman shadowed lawmakers to ease her political rage

Frustrated and angry with politics, a Utah woman shadowed state lawmakers to gain a better understanding of the process and to lower her own political rage.
1 month 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.”
2 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.
2 months ago
Utah Republican primaries and party affiliation...
Curt Gresseth

Are you a registered Utah Democrat seeking to vote in the Republican primaries? Deadline is midnight tonight to switch

For registered Utah Democrats seeking to vote in the Utah Republican primaries, the deadline to switch party affiliations is midnight tonight.
2 months ago
Steve Handy...
Dan Bammes

Veteran legislator defeated at GOP county convention

Rep. Steve Handy was defeated last weekend at the Davis County Republican Convention by opponent Trevor Lee.
2 months ago
Former President Donald J. Trump speaking and making hand gestures...
Farnoush Amiri, Associated Press

Judge OKs emails to Jan. 6 panel, sees likely Trump crimes

Federal Judge asserts it is “more likely than not” that former President Donald Trump committed crimes to stop the certification of the 2020 election
2 months ago
(The Senate meeting to discuss overturning Gov. Cox's veto.  Photo: Spenser Heaps, Deseret News, Ma...
Paul Nelson and Lindsay Aerts

Lawmakers overturn Gov. Cox’s veto on transgender athlete bill, make change immediately after

The veto of a transgender athlete bill (H.B. 11) was overturned Friday by the Utah Legislature.
2 months ago
Utah Democrats hold caucuses...
CHANDLER HOLT

Democratic Party Chair Eva Lopez on caucuses returning to in-person

After four years, caucuses in Utah are back to in-person.
2 months ago
The Capitol in Salt Lake City on Monday, Jan. 24, 2022. (KSL NewsRadio file photo)...
Carlos Artiles Fortun

The pressure looming on the legislature’s special session

Today, Utah lawmakers are planning to meet for a special session to override Governor Spencer Cox's veto of a controversial transgender athletes bill.
2 months ago
A transgender flag is pictured in front of the Capitol in Salt Lake City on Friday, Feb. 25, 2022, ...
KSL NewsRadio Staff

Transgender athlete ban center stage at special session

Utah lawmakers are considering overturning a veto from Gov. Spencer Cox that creates a transgender athlete ban in the state's high school sports. 
2 months ago
WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 21: Associate Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas speaks at the Heritage...
Carlos Artiles Fortun

Justice Clarence Thomas has been discharged from the hospital

Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas got discharged today according to a tweet by SCOTUSblog. Justice Thomas has been hospitalized since Friday due to an infection after experiencing flu-like symptoms. He was treated with intravenous antibiotics at Sibley Memorial Hospital in Washington. The court’s public information officer did not mention Thomas’ condition when he was released […]
2 months ago
(Hundreds of people outside the Capitol, calling for the governor's veto to be upheld.  Photo: Paul...
Paul Nelson

Hundreds rally against transgender athlete ban, call on veto to be upheld

With rallies at the Capitol, the debate over transgender ban is continuing to be a hot-button issue.
2 months ago
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Simone Seikaly

State senator asking for public input ahead of Friday special session

Ahead of Friday's special session, Sen. Derek Kitchen wants from the public on a bill that effectively bans transgender girls from playing in girls' sports.
2 months ago
Utah Senate President Stuart Adams discusses the 2022 legislative session in his office at the Capi...
Lindsay Aerts

Senate President Stuart Adams denies political pressure as reason for veto override

Utah Senate President Stuart Adams denies there is political pressure in today's vote to over Governor Spencer Cox's veto.
2 months ago