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Rep. Blake Moore endorses Derek Brown for Utah attorney general

Rep. Blake Moore endorses Derek Brown for Utah attorney general

Hanna Seariac, Deseret News  |  Posted June 16 - 7:42 p.m.  |  Save Story

Rep. Blake Moore has endorsed Derek Brown in the Utah attorney general race. Moore is the first member of Utah's House congressional delegation to make an endorsement in the 2024 attorney general primary election.
Who do Utah Republicans want to replace Mitt Romney?

Who do Utah Republicans want to replace Mitt Romney?

Brigham Tomco, Deseret News  |  Posted June 16 - 3:33 p.m.  |  Save Story

The heavily Republican state of Utah will likely decide its next U.S. senator on June 25 in the hotly contested primary election to replace Sen. Mitt Romney.
Utah auditor's office creates 'hotline form' for reports of alleged violations of diversity law

Utah auditor's office creates 'hotline form' for reports of alleged violations of diversity law

Tim Vandenack, KSL.com  |  Posted June 16 - 12:19 p.m.  |  Save Story

The Utah Office of the State Auditor has created a "hotline form" to allow the public to report alleged violations of the state's new law targeting diversity programs at public entities.
Trump challenges Biden to a cognitive test but confuses the name of the doctor who tested him

Trump challenges Biden to a cognitive test but confuses the name of the doctor who tested him

Will Weissert, Associated Press  |  Updated June 16 - 9:34 a.m.  |  Save Story

Donald Trump has suggested President Joe Biden "should have to take a cognitive test," only to confuse who administered the test to him in the next sentence.
'What am I going to do?': Redwood Swap Meet vendors lament possible property redevelopment

'What am I going to do?': Redwood Swap Meet vendors lament possible property redevelopment

Tim Vandenack, KSL.com  |  Posted June 15 - 9:04 p.m.  |  Save Story

As West Valley City officials debate possible redevelopment of the Redwood Swap Meet site, many of the largely immigrant vendors wonder what they'll do if forced out.
Biden and Trump campaigns agree to mic muting, other rules for upcoming CNN debate

Biden and Trump campaigns agree to mic muting, other rules for upcoming CNN debate

CNN Staff  |  Posted June 15 - 5:38 p.m.  |  Save Story

With less than two weeks until the first presidential debate of the 2024 election cycle, CNN has released additional details on the parameters agreed upon by the Trump and Biden campaigns.
Biden administration loses bid to revive legal directive for LGBTQ students

Biden administration loses bid to revive legal directive for LGBTQ students

Daniel Wiessner, Reuters  |  Updated June 15 - 11:27 a.m.  |  Save Story

A U.S. appeals court on Friday rejected a bid by President Joe Biden's administration to revive its directive that schools allow transgender students to use bathrooms and locker rooms and to join sports teams that align with their gender.
Cox calls special session of Legislature on Juneteenth, drawing criticism from NAACP leader

Cox calls special session of Legislature on Juneteenth, drawing criticism from NAACP leader

Bridger Beal-Cvetko, KSL.com  |  Updated June 14 - 11:12 p.m.  |  Save Story

Utah Gov. Spencer Cox on Friday called state lawmakers into a special session on Juneteenth, June 19, to consider changes to a handful of bills dealing with energy and state sovereignty.
Johnson says House will go to court for Biden audio after Justice Department refused prosecution

Johnson says House will go to court for Biden audio after Justice Department refused prosecution

Alanna Durkin Richer and Farnoush Amiri, Associated Press  |  Updated June 14 - 9:38 p.m.  |  Save Story

Speaker Mike Johnson said Friday that the House will go to court to enforce the subpoena against Attorney General Merrick Garland for access to President Joe Biden's special counsel audio interview.
Iceland facilities excite Utah delegation about geothermal possibilities

Iceland facilities excite Utah delegation about geothermal possibilities

Mike Anderson, KSL-TV  |  Posted June 14 - 8:04 p.m.  |  Save Story

Some state leaders are learning how small geothermal plants could power communities of the future in Utah. With access to geothermal water from the ground, there is a lot that can be done.
Cox condemns Denver sending migrants to Utah, says 'resources are completely depleted'

Cox condemns Denver sending migrants to Utah, says 'resources are completely depleted'

Bridger Beal-Cvetko, KSL.com  |  Updated June 14 - 5:36 p.m.  |  Save Story

Utah Gov. Spencer Cox says Denver officials paying travel costs to send migrants to Utah is "unacceptable," explaining that the state's "resources are completely depleted."
Trump turns 78, spotlighting age as central issue in 2024 race

Trump turns 78, spotlighting age as central issue in 2024 race

Nathan Layne, Reuters  |  Updated June 14 - 5:10 p.m.  |  Save Story

Donald Trump turns 78 on Friday, a milestone that will remind voters that the two major-party candidates running for U.S. president this year are the oldest ever to seek the office.
Poll: Trump leads big among Utah voters; Biden, Kennedy tied

Poll: Trump leads big among Utah voters; Biden, Kennedy tied

Samuel Benson, Deseret News  |  Posted June 14 - 2:01 p.m.  |  Save Story

Former President Donald Trump maintains a dominant lead over President Joe Biden in Utah, according to a new Deseret News/Hinckley Institute of Politics poll.
Brad Wilson appears to be pulling back in US Senate race

Brad Wilson appears to be pulling back in US Senate race

Daniel Woodruff, KSL-TV  |  Posted June 14 - 12:00 p.m.  |  Save Story

As the push to the Republican primary election for U.S. Senate heats up, one candidate appears to be slowing down, though Brad Wilson's campaign strongly denies it.
Sen. Romney again pursues bill mandating E-Verify to crack down on people without work visas

Sen. Romney again pursues bill mandating E-Verify to crack down on people without work visas

Tim Vandenack, KSL.com  |  Posted June 14 - 6:17 a.m.  |  Save Story

Sen. Mitt Romney is again pursuing legislation mandating the use of the federal E-Verify system to guard against the hiring of unauthorized workers.
Lt. Gov. Henderson asks for support for former US Rep. Mia Love, who's battling brain cancer

Lt. Gov. Henderson asks for support for former US Rep. Mia Love, who's battling brain cancer

Cassidy Wixom, KSL.com  |  Posted June 13 - 10:37 p.m.  |  Save Story

Lt. Gov. Deidre Henderson voiced her support Thursday night for former congresswoman Mia Love, who is battling brain cancer.
Take Back Title IX Summer 2024 bus tour visits Utah capitol

Take Back Title IX Summer 2024 bus tour visits Utah capitol

Jackson Payne for KSL.com  |  Posted June 13 - 10:14 p.m.  |  Save Story

The Independent Women's Forum brought its Take Back Title IX bus tour to Salt Lake City Tuesday as part of the Our Bodies, Our Sports movement, which claims to be the "largest and most ideologically diverse women's movement of our time."
Judge blocks Biden administration from closing 'gun show loophole' in Texas and 3 other states

Judge blocks Biden administration from closing 'gun show loophole' in Texas and 3 other states

Devan Cole, CNN  |  Updated June 13 - 9:26 p.m.  |  Save Story

A federal judge has temporarily blocked the Biden administration from enforcing a federal rule in four states that requires people who sell firearms online and at gun shows to conduct background checks on their potential customers.
Utah immigrant advocacy group aiding more and more new arrivals

Utah immigrant advocacy group aiding more and more new arrivals

Tim Vandenack, KSL.com  |  Posted June 13 - 8:59 p.m.  |  Save Story

Catholic Community Services of Utah has been offering more and more assistance to newly arrived immigrants, paralleling the surge in numbers at the U.S.-Mexico border, at least as of earlier this year.
Utah lawmakers push feds to crack down on teen vaping, illegal e-cigarettes

Utah lawmakers push feds to crack down on teen vaping, illegal e-cigarettes

Gitanjali Poonia, Deseret News  |  Posted June 13 - 5:20 p.m.  |  Save Story

Utah Sen. Mike Lee said he sees the epidemic of youth addiction to e-cigarettes as a real problem.
Rep. Blake Moore endorses colleague John Curtis for US Senate

Rep. Blake Moore endorses colleague John Curtis for US Senate

Bridger Beal-Cvetko, KSL.com  |  Posted June 13 - 4:07 p.m.  |  Save Story

Rep. Blake Moore is throwing his support behind his colleague Rep. John Curtis in the race for Utah's U.S. Senate seat.
Juneteenth to be marked at Ogden festival, Salt Lake flag-raising ceremony

Juneteenth to be marked at Ogden festival, Salt Lake flag-raising ceremony

Tim Vandenack, KSL.com  |  Updated June 13 - 3:27 p.m.  |  Save Story

Juneteenth, commemorating the emancipation of U.S. slaves, will be marked by a festival in Ogden, a flag-raising ceremony in Salt Lake and other activities.
Utah's 3 other representatives back Celeste Maloy's reelection bid over GOP challenger

Utah's 3 other representatives back Celeste Maloy's reelection bid over GOP challenger

Bridger Beal-Cvetko, KSL.com  |  Posted June 13 - 3:03 p.m.  |  Save Story

Reps. John Curtis, Blake Moore and Burgess Owens issued their support Thursday for Rep. Celeste Maloy in her reelection bid against Republican challenger Colby Jenkins.
Trump criticizes Ukraine aid, talks tax cuts and tariffs with Republicans

Trump criticizes Ukraine aid, talks tax cuts and tariffs with Republicans

David Morgan and Andy Sullivan, Reuters  |  Updated June 13 - 2:56 p.m.  |  Save Story

Donald Trump on Thursday criticized U.S. aid to Ukraine, urged Republican lawmakers to cut taxes on gratuities and talked up tariffs in a visit to Capitol Hill, participants said, as he sought to build party unity ahead of the Nov. 5 election.
President Biden speaks on Hunter Biden for first time since verdict, says he's proud of his son

President Biden speaks on Hunter Biden for first time since verdict, says he's proud of his son

Kevin Liptak, CNN  |  Updated June 13 - 2:38 p.m.  |  Save Story

President Joe Biden on Thursday offered his first public remarks about his son Hunter Biden's conviction on federal gun charges earlier this week, telling reporters in Italy he is "proud" of him and accepts the jury's verdict.
'Dedicated public servant': Utah leaders mourn passing of former state Sen. Peter Knudson

'Dedicated public servant': Utah leaders mourn passing of former state Sen. Peter Knudson

Bridger Beal-Cvetko, KSL.com  |  Posted June 13 - 2:02 p.m.  |  Save Story

Former Utah state Sen. Peter Knudson died on June 5 at the age of 86, according to an obituary.
US Supreme Court rules against effort to restrict access to abortion pill mifepristone

US Supreme Court rules against effort to restrict access to abortion pill mifepristone

Andrew Chung, Reuters  |  Posted June 13 - 9:16 a.m.  |  Save Story

The U.S. Supreme Court rejected a bid by anti-abortion groups and doctors to restrict access to the abortion pill, handing a victory on Thursday to President Joe Biden's administration in its efforts to preserve broad access to the drug.
Salt Lake's Delta Center zoning changes meet opposition from planning commission

Salt Lake's Delta Center zoning changes meet opposition from planning commission

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted June 12 - 10:35 p.m.  |  Save Story

Salt Lake City's planning commission voted to give a negative recommendation on proposed zoning changes tied to Smith Entertainment Group's Delta Center plan.
5 Republicans make their case for representing Utah's 3rd Congressional District

5 Republicans make their case for representing Utah's 3rd Congressional District

Bridger Beal-Cvetko, KSL.com  |  Updated June 12 - 10:10 p.m.  |  Save Story

Five GOP candidates for Utah's 3rd Congressional District tried to set themselves apart on a crowded debate stage in Salt Lake City Wednesday evening.
2 former Utah Supreme Court justices endorse Michelle Quist in Utah AG race

2 former Utah Supreme Court justices endorse Michelle Quist in Utah AG race

Hanna Seariac, Deseret News  |  Posted June 12 - 10:10 p.m.  |  Save Story

Michelle Quist, United Utah Party nominee for attorney general, has received two endorsements from former Utah Supreme Court justices.
Republican-controlled US House votes to hold attorney general in contempt

Republican-controlled US House votes to hold attorney general in contempt

Makini Brice, Reuters  |  Posted June 12 - 8:40 p.m.  |  Save Story

The Republican-controlled U.S. House of Representatives voted on Wednesday to hold Attorney General Merrick Garland in contempt for refusing to turn over audio recordings of a special counsel interview with Democratic President Joe Biden.
Foundational progress made in Utah homeless services but urgent crisis persists, report finds

Foundational progress made in Utah homeless services but urgent crisis persists, report finds

Ashley Fredde, KSL.com  |  Posted June 12 - 7:57 p.m.  |  Save Story

Utah has made "significant and meaningful progress" in homeless services but still faces an "urgent and growing" crisis in chronic homelessness, according to a report released Wednesday by the Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute.
The White House isn't ruling out a potential commutation for Hunter Biden after conviction

The White House isn't ruling out a potential commutation for Hunter Biden after conviction

Colleen Long, Associated Press  |  Posted June 12 - 5:32 p.m.  |  Save Story

The White House isn't ruling out a potential commutation for Hunter Biden, the president's son who was convicted on three federal gun crimes and is set to be sentenced by a judge in the coming months.
Vice President Kamala Harris to visit Utah in late June

Vice President Kamala Harris to visit Utah in late June

Samuel Benson, Deseret News  |  Posted June 12 - 4:39 p.m.  |  Save Story

Vice President Kamala Harris will visit Utah in late June, a person with knowledge of the plans said.
About half of US adults approve of Trump's conviction, but views of him remain stable, poll finds

About half of US adults approve of Trump's conviction, but views of him remain stable, poll finds

Steve Peoples and Linley Sanders, Associated Press  |  Posted June 12 - 4:05 p.m.  |  Save Story

About half of U.S. adults approve of Donald Trump's recent felony conviction, according to a poll from the Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research.
Utah families press US to let would-be Haitian adoptees come amid turmoil in Caribbean nation

Utah families press US to let would-be Haitian adoptees come amid turmoil in Caribbean nation

Tim Vandenack, KSL.com  |  Posted June 12 - 3:02 p.m.  |  Save Story

Five Utah families in the process of adopting 12 Haitian children are pressing the U.S. government to let the kids come amid turmoil in the Caribbean nation.
Democrat Caroline Gleich appeals to 'girl dads' in campaign push ahead of Father's Day

Democrat Caroline Gleich appeals to 'girl dads' in campaign push ahead of Father's Day

Bridger Beal-Cvetko, KSL.com  |  Posted June 12 - 7:32 a.m.  |  Save Story

Caroline Gleich, a Democratic U.S. Senate candidate from Utah, issued an appeal to fathers in a campaign ad ahead of Father's Day, citing concerns about access to fertility treatments and affordable housing.
Gov. Spencer Cox, challenger Phil Lyman try to differentiate during 'tame' GOP debate

Gov. Spencer Cox, challenger Phil Lyman try to differentiate during 'tame' GOP debate

Bridger Beal-Cvetko, KSL.com  |  Updated June 11 - 11:09 p.m.  |  Save Story

Gov. Spencer Cox and state Rep. Phil Lyman offered differing visions of Utah in what Lyman described as a "tame" debate ahead of the GOP gubernatorial primary.
Delta Center renovations could begin next year. Here's what some of Smith's plans look like

Delta Center renovations could begin next year. Here's what some of Smith's plans look like

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Updated June 11 - 10:58 p.m.  |  Save Story

Smith Entertainment Group offered a few more details of its plans for the Delta Center and the blocks east of it in downtown Salt Lake City on Tuesday.
Utah GOP attorney general candidates talk social media litigation, Trump

Utah GOP attorney general candidates talk social media litigation, Trump

Hanna Seariac, Deseret News  |  Posted June 11 - 8:59 p.m.  |  Save Story

Derek Brown, Frank Mylar and Rachel Terry — Republican primary candidates for Utah's attorney general — discussed issues like social media litigation, abortion and fentanyl on Tuesday afternoon in a debate on the University of Utah campus.
US proposes banning medical debt from credit reports, VP Harris says

US proposes banning medical debt from credit reports, VP Harris says

Douglas Gillison, Reuters  |  Posted June 11 - 4:06 p.m.  |  Save Story

Forthcoming regulations will remove medical debt from the credit reports of tens of millions of Americans, Vice President Kamala Harris announced Tuesday.
President's son Hunter Biden convicted of lying about drug use to buy gun

President's son Hunter Biden convicted of lying about drug use to buy gun

Tom Hals and Jack Queen, Reuters  |  Updated June 11 - 3:32 p.m.  |  Save Story

President Joe Biden's son Hunter Biden was convicted by a jury on Tuesday of lying about his illegal drug use to buy a gun, making him the first child of a sitting U.S. president to be convicted of a crime.
Industry groups sue to block 'forever chemical' drinking-water rule

Industry groups sue to block 'forever chemical' drinking-water rule

Brendan Pierson, Reuters  |  Posted June 11 - 2:35 p.m.  |  Save Story

U.S. manufacturing and chemical industry groups have filed a lawsuit seeking to block a federal rule announced this year setting the first-ever drinking water standard to protect people against toxic "forever chemicals."
House committee report finds Wall Street 'colluded' to curb emissions

House committee report finds Wall Street 'colluded' to curb emissions

Isla Binnie, Reuters  |  Updated June 11 - 1:10 p.m.  |  Save Story

A U.S. congressional committee will accuse the biggest Wall Street firms on Tuesday, in a report seen by Reuters ahead of its publication, of colluding with advocacy groups to force companies to shrink their greenhouse gas emissions.
Manhattan DA to testify to House committee after Trump sentencing

Manhattan DA to testify to House committee after Trump sentencing

Jasper Ward and Luc Cohen, Reuters  |  Updated June 11 - 12:41 p.m.  |  Save Story

Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg will testify before the House Judiciary Committee on July 12, a day after former president Donald Trump is sentenced in his hush money case, a person familiar with the matter said on Tuesday.
Senate panel to weigh Novo Nordisk subpoena on Ozempic, Wegovy prices

Senate panel to weigh Novo Nordisk subpoena on Ozempic, Wegovy prices

Susan Heavey and Ahmed Aboulenein, Reuters  |  Posted June 11 - 12:15 p.m.  |  Save Story

The U.S. Senate health panel said on Tuesday it would vote this month on whether to subpoena Novo Nordisk to answer questions about U.S. prices for weight loss drugs Ozempic and Wegovy, which are far higher than those in other countries.
Pew survey: How Trump and Biden voters differ on family issues

Pew survey: How Trump and Biden voters differ on family issues

Lois M. Collins, Deseret News  |  Posted June 11 - 10:04 a.m.  |  Save Story

As the election nears, voters are splitting along party lines in their views of whether marriage and having children should be a priority. And Trump and Biden supporters also "differ sharply over the state of women's progress in the U.S.," per a new report from Pew Research Center.
Poll: Curtis has sizable lead in Utah Senate primary, but a third of GOP voters still undecided

Poll: Curtis has sizable lead in Utah Senate primary, but a third of GOP voters still undecided

Suzanne Bates, Deseret News  |  Posted June 11 - 6:15 a.m.  |  Save Story

Four candidates are vying for the seat held by Sen. Mitt Romney, who announced late last year he wouldn't run for reelection.
Confessions of a Black conservative

Confessions of a Black conservative

Hanna Seariac, Deseret News  |  Posted June 10 - 10:04 p.m.  |  Save Story

Public intellectual and Brown University professor Glenn Loury speaks about his memoir and what brought him to identify as a Republican, and then a Democrat, and then a Republican again.
John Curtis gets the frontrunner treatment during Senate GOP primary debate

John Curtis gets the frontrunner treatment during Senate GOP primary debate

Bridger Beal-Cvetko, KSL.com  |  Updated June 10 - 9:57 p.m.  |  Save Story

Rep. John Curtis bore the brunt of attacks from opponents during Utah's GOP Senate primary debate Monday night, including a parting shot from Trent Staggs.
Rudy Giuliani processed in Arizona in fake electors case to overturn Trump's 2020 loss

Rudy Giuliani processed in Arizona in fake electors case to overturn Trump's 2020 loss

Anita Snow, Associated Press  |  Posted June 10 - 8:43 p.m.  |  Save Story

Rudy Giuliani has been processed in the criminal case over the effort to overturn Trump's Arizona election loss to Joe Biden.
Rep. Lyman responds to an investigation that found 'unprofessional,' but not illegal conduct

Rep. Lyman responds to an investigation that found 'unprofessional,' but not illegal conduct

Hanna Seariac, Deseret News  |  Posted June 10 - 5:40 p.m.  |  Save Story

A private firm conducted an investigation into the conduct of Rep. Phil Lyman, R-Blanding, after state employees reportedly said he mimicked female staff and called employees "idiots."
Where Rep. Blake Moore, Paul Miller stand on federal spending, Ukraine aid

Where Rep. Blake Moore, Paul Miller stand on federal spending, Ukraine aid

Bridger Beal-Cvetko, KSL.com  |  Updated June 10 - 4:54 p.m.  |  Save Story

Rep. Blake Moore and challenger Paul Miller differed on approach to issues such as federal spending and Ukraine aid during a 1st District GOP debate Monday.
Jurors begin deliberations in Hunter Biden's criminal gun case

Jurors begin deliberations in Hunter Biden's criminal gun case

Jack Queen and Tom Hals, Reuters  |  Updated June 10 - 1:58 p.m.  |  Save Story

The jury began deliberations on Monday in the case of Hunter Biden, the U.S. president's son accused of lying about his use of illegal drugs when he bought a handgun in 2018.
Rep. Celeste Maloy, Colby Jenkins clash over congressional spending votes

Rep. Celeste Maloy, Colby Jenkins clash over congressional spending votes

Bridger Beal-Cvetko, KSL.com  |  Updated June 10 - 1:46 p.m.  |  Save Story

Rep. Celeste Maloy defended her congressional tenure during a GOP primary election debate Monday, while challenger Colby Jenkins tried to paint her as "ceding" to Democrats.
Poll shows Cox far ahead of Lyman in Utah Republican primary

Poll shows Cox far ahead of Lyman in Utah Republican primary

Suzanne Bates, Deseret News  |  Posted June 10 - 8:44 a.m.  |  Save Story

Utah Gov. Spencer Cox has a commanding lead over his primary challenger, state Rep. Phil Lyman, ahead of the June 25 primary election.
Trump to undergo probation interview Monday, a required step before his New York sentencing

Trump to undergo probation interview Monday, a required step before his New York sentencing

Michael R. Sisack, Associated Press  |  Posted June 10 - 8:29 a.m.  |  Save Story

Former President Donald Trump is scheduled to be interviewed by New York probation officials Monday, a required step before his July sentencing in his criminal hush money case, according to three people familiar with the plan.
More Utah women in government leadership positions now than 4 years ago, study says

More Utah women in government leadership positions now than 4 years ago, study says

Emma Everett Johnson, KSL.com  |  Posted June 9 - 9:08 p.m.  |  Save Story

A new study from the Utah Women and Leadership Project finds 41.4% of leadership positions in the state government are held by women, up from 39.3% in 2020.
Utah's $300M higher education endowment can help students experiencing FAFSA rollout delays

Utah's $300M higher education endowment can help students experiencing FAFSA rollout delays

Marjorie Cortez, Deseret News  |  Posted June 9 - 7:48 p.m.  |  Save Story

The Utah Board of Higher Education has approved a policy intended to provide funding to certain state student aid initiatives.