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Bluffdale mayor's husband charged with threatening her opponent, causing him to drop out

Bluffdale mayor's husband charged with threatening her opponent, causing him to drop out

Pat Reavy and Ashley Imlay, KSL.com  |  Updated June 30 - 6:01 p.m.

The husband of Bluffdale Mayor Natalie Hall was charged Thursday with threatening a councilman who ran against her, which caused him to drop out of the race last year.
Ketanji Brown Jackson sworn in as first Black woman on US Supreme Court

Ketanji Brown Jackson sworn in as first Black woman on US Supreme Court

Rose Horowitch, Reuters  |  Updated June 30 - 12:24 p.m.

Ketanji Brown Jackson was sworn in on Thursday as a U.S. Supreme Court justice, making history as the first Black woman on the nation's top judicial body while joining it at a time when its conservative majority has been flexing its muscles in major rulings.
Poll: Most say nation on wrong track, including Dems

Poll: Most say nation on wrong track, including Dems

Josh Boak And Emily Swanson, Associated Press  |  Posted June 30 - 11:52 a.m.

A new poll shows an overwhelming and growing majority of Americans say the U.S. is heading in the wrong direction, including nearly 8 in 10 Democrats.
Trump's last-minute endorsements of Utah Republicans pad his win-loss record

Trump's last-minute endorsements of Utah Republicans pad his win-loss record

Dennis Romboy, Deseret News  |  Posted June 30 - 11:00 a.m.

Former President Donald Trump's endorsement of three Utah candidates, including two at the 11th hour, in Tuesday's Republican primary election had no impact on the outcome other than padding his stats.
US Supreme Court backs Biden in bid to end Trump 'remain in Mexico' policy

US Supreme Court backs Biden in bid to end Trump 'remain in Mexico' policy

Andrew Chung, Reuters  |  Posted June 30 - 8:44 a.m.

The U.S. Supreme Court sided with President Joe Biden on Thursday as he seeks to end a hardline immigration policy begun under his predecessor Donald Trump that forced tens of thousands of migrants to stay in Mexico to await U.S. hearings on their asylum claims.
Poll: About half of Americans say Trump should be charged for Jan. 6 Capitol attack

Poll: About half of Americans say Trump should be charged for Jan. 6 Capitol attack

Farnoush Amiri And Nuha Dolby, Associated Press  |  Updated June 30 - 6:50 a.m.

A new poll shows that about half of Americans say former President Donald Trump should be charged with a crime for his role in what happened on Jan. 6.
'From pronouns to parades': Experts discuss mental health, support for LGBTQ community

'From pronouns to parades': Experts discuss mental health, support for LGBTQ community

Ashley Fredde, KSL.com  |  Posted June 29 - 9:35 p.m.

While symbols and celebrations embracing the LGBTQ community are widespread during Pride Month, mental health experts say continued support and resources for the community are vital as higher mental health concerns persist year-round.
Utah primary election brings possible shake-up in state Legislature, Utah County Attorney's Office

Utah primary election brings possible shake-up in state Legislature, Utah County Attorney's Office

Ashley Imlay and Arianne Brown, KSL.com  |  Updated June 29 - 8:26 p.m.

Twenty-three Utah state Senate and House primary races will determine many of the candidates for the Utah Legislature during the general election this November.
Utah governor sends messages to those on both sides of abortion debate

Utah governor sends messages to those on both sides of abortion debate

Arianne Brown, KSL.com  |  Posted June 29 - 6:50 p.m.

Gov. Spencer Cox had messages Wednesday for those on both sides of the abortion issue, saying it's important that people on both sides don't see those on the other side as evil.
Jan. 6 hearings fuel the question: Did Trump commit a crime?

Jan. 6 hearings fuel the question: Did Trump commit a crime?

Eric Tucker and Mary Clare Jalonick, Associated Press  |  Posted June 29 - 6:40 p.m.

The House Jan. 6 committee has heard dramatic testimony about Donald Trump's efforts to overturn the 2020 election — and his encouragement of supporters who stormed the U.S. Capitol. But the big question remains: Was any of it criminal?
Facebook and Instagram are removing posts offering abortion pills

Facebook and Instagram are removing posts offering abortion pills

Carlene Coombs, Deseret News  |  Posted June 29 - 4:51 p.m.

Since the Supreme Court's ruling to overturn Roe v. Wade, Facebook and Instagram have begun to remove posts offering abortion pills to those who may no longer have access to abortion care.
Powell: 'No guarantee' Fed can tame inflation, spare jobs

Powell: 'No guarantee' Fed can tame inflation, spare jobs

Paul Wiseman, Associated Press  |  Posted June 29 - 3:36 p.m.

Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell said there's "no guarantee'' the central bank can tame runaway inflation without hurting the job market.
Ketanji Brown Jackson to join US Supreme Court on Thursday as Stephen Breyer departs

Ketanji Brown Jackson to join US Supreme Court on Thursday as Stephen Breyer departs

Andrew Chung and Lawrence Hurley, Reuters  |  Updated June 29 - 2:59 p.m.

Ketanji Brown Jackson, picked by President Joe Biden to become the first Black woman on the U.S. Supreme Court, is set to be sworn in to begin serving the lifetime job on Thursday with the formal retirement of liberal Justice Stephen Breyer.
Justices limit 2020 ruling on tribal lands in Oklahoma

Justices limit 2020 ruling on tribal lands in Oklahoma

Mark Sherman, Associated Press  |  Updated June 29 - 1:28 p.m.

The Supreme Court has ruled that Oklahoma can prosecute non-Native Americans for crimes committed on tribal land when the victim is Native American.
Here's how your personal online data could be used against you following Roe v. Wade reversal

Here's how your personal online data could be used against you following Roe v. Wade reversal

Art Raymond, Deseret News  |  Posted June 29 - 9:10 a.m.

Personal online information could come into play as part of criminal investigations under new state-level abortion bans following the reversal of Roe v. Wade last week.
Los Angeles County votes to return beach property taken from Black owners in Jim Crow era

Los Angeles County votes to return beach property taken from Black owners in Jim Crow era

Meron Moges-Gerbi and Cheri Mossburg, CNN  |  Posted June 29 - 8:44 a.m.

A stretch of prime Southern California beachfront real estate was returned to the descendants of its Black owners Tuesday, nearly a century after the parcel was taken by the city of Manhattan Beach.
What Ruth Bader Ginsburg really thought of the Roe v. Wade decision

What Ruth Bader Ginsburg really thought of the Roe v. Wade decision

Madison Selcho, Deseret News  |  Posted June 29 - 6:50 a.m.

Since the death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and the recent overturning of Roe v. Wade, the conversation about abortion has escalated.
Sen. Mike Lee set to face independent Evan McMullin in Senate race

Sen. Mike Lee set to face independent Evan McMullin in Senate race

Dennis Romboy, Deseret News  |  Updated June 28 - 11:24 p.m.

Sen. Mike Lee will face Evan McMullin in one of Utah's most intriguing U.S. Senate races in years. In Utah's congressional districts, the GOP incumbents are predicted to win.
Turkey lifts its objections to Sweden, Finland joining NATO

Turkey lifts its objections to Sweden, Finland joining NATO

Jill Lawless and Joseph Wilson, Associated Press  |  Updated June 28 - 10:24 p.m.

Turkey has agreed to lift its opposition to Sweden and Finland joining NATO, a breakthrough in an impasse clouding a leaders' summit in Madrid amid Europe's worst security crisis in decades triggered by the war in Ukraine.
Former aide: Trump dismissed threat of armed protesters, wanted to join Jan. 6 crowd

Former aide: Trump dismissed threat of armed protesters, wanted to join Jan. 6 crowd

Mary Clare Jalonick, Farnoush Amiri, Eric Tucker and Michael Balsamo, Associated Press  |  Updated June 28 - 7:32 p.m.

Former President Donald Trump dismissed the presence of armed protesters headed to the Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, and even endorsed their calls to "hang Mike Pence," a key former White House aide told House investigators Tuesday.
Utah bars abortions after 18 weeks while latest trigger law is debated in courts, lawmaker says

Utah bars abortions after 18 weeks while latest trigger law is debated in courts, lawmaker says

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Updated June 28 - 6:50 p.m.

A Utah representative announced Tuesday that an abortion trigger law passed in 2019 is now law while Utah courts sift through a 2020 trigger law that went into effect on Friday.
Will expanding reporting options in Utah help rape victims seeking an abortion?

Will expanding reporting options in Utah help rape victims seeking an abortion?

Ashley Fredde, KSL.com  |  Posted June 28 - 6:17 p.m.

Rep. Jennifer Dailey-Provost, D-Salt Lake City, has announced plans to introduce a bill expanding reporting options for rape victims after the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade.
HHS secretary pledges to protect access to reproductive health care

HHS secretary pledges to protect access to reproductive health care

Virginia Langmaid and Jeremy Diamond, CNN  |  Updated June 28 - 5:31 p.m.

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra announced multiple steps to protect access to reproductive health care in a news conference on Tuesday.
Colorado Rep. Lauren Boebert says she's 'tired of this separation of church and state junk'

Colorado Rep. Lauren Boebert says she's 'tired of this separation of church and state junk'

Carlene Coombs, Deseret News  |  Posted June 28 - 4:13 p.m.

During a worship service in Colorado on Sunday, Rep. Lauren Boebert, R-Colo., told the congregation she is "tired of this separation of church and state junk" in the U.S.
New nomination would give Utah Supreme Court a female majority for first time

New nomination would give Utah Supreme Court a female majority for first time

Emily Ashcraft, KSL.com  |  Posted June 28 - 1:11 p.m.

Gov. Spencer Cox nominated Judge Jill M. Pohlman to fill an opening on the Utah Supreme Court on Tuesday. If confirmed, the high court would have its first female majority.
Awaiting judge's decision, Utah women seeking abortions spent day in clinic waiting room

Awaiting judge's decision, Utah women seeking abortions spent day in clinic waiting room

Marjorie Cortez, Deseret News  |  Posted June 28 - 12:37 p.m.

From late Friday afternoon until about 3:45 p.m. Monday abortion providers in Utah were prevented from offering women the services they had anticipated.
Voters head to polls for Utah primary election: Here's what you need to know

Voters head to polls for Utah primary election: Here's what you need to know

Karah Brackin, KSL-TV  |  Posted June 28 - 11:45 a.m.

Voters headed to the polls for the Utah primary election on Tuesday.
Roe ruling shows complex relationship between Supreme Court, public opinion

Roe ruling shows complex relationship between Supreme Court, public opinion

Hannah Fingerhut, Associated Press  |  Posted June 28 - 8:43 a.m.

Scholars point to judicial appointments and court legitimacy as potential ways that the public has indirect influence over the court, but recent political trends may be undermining that influence.
New poll says 59% of Americans disapprove of Roe v. Wade being overturned

New poll says 59% of Americans disapprove of Roe v. Wade being overturned

Carlene Coombs, Deseret News  |  Posted June 28 - 6:29 a.m.

A CBS News poll published on Sunday shows 59% of Americans disapprove of the Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe v. Wade.
Lawyer who advised Trump says federal agents seized phone

Lawyer who advised Trump says federal agents seized phone

Eric Tucker, Associated Press  |  Posted June 27 - 9:41 p.m.

A lawyer who aided former President Donald Trump's efforts to undo the 2020 election results says in a federal court filing that federal agents have seized his cell phone.
Could Utah's federal lands become a safe haven for abortion?

Could Utah's federal lands become a safe haven for abortion?

Marjorie Cortez, Deseret News  |  Posted June 27 - 9:09 p.m.

In the aftermath of the Supreme Court overturning Roe v. Wade, leading Democratic women in Congress are calling on President Joe Biden to use federal lands as a "safe haven" for abortion.
Court revives block of vaccine mandate for federal workers

Court revives block of vaccine mandate for federal workers

Kevin McGill, Associated Press  |  Posted June 27 - 8:31 p.m.

A court ruling is back in effect that blocks President Joe Biden from requiring federal employees to get vaccinated against COVID-19. A Texas-based federal judge had blocked the federal employee vaccine mandate in January.
Senate Democrats question Facebook's rules against gun sales on platform

Senate Democrats question Facebook's rules against gun sales on platform

Bridger Beal-Cvetko, Deseret News  |  Posted June 27 - 5:54 p.m.

Three Senate Democrats want Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg to be more transparent about how the social media giant regulates gun sales on the platform, after reporting shows the site allows gun sellers to violate internal rules 10 times before being kicked off the platform.
Judge issues restraining order, banning Utah abortion law from taking effect

Judge issues restraining order, banning Utah abortion law from taking effect

Emily Ashcraft, KSL.com  |  Updated June 27 - 5:42 p.m.

A Utah judge issued a temporary restraining order Monday, temporarily banning Utah's new abortion law from being enacted. The order is good for 14 days.
GOP lawmaker alleges fraud in Utah primary election. State says otherwise

GOP lawmaker alleges fraud in Utah primary election. State says otherwise

Dennis Romboy, Deseret News  |  Posted June 27 - 5:23 p.m.

A Republican state lawmaker raised a question about fraud in Utah's GOP primary election in an inflammatory social media post over the weekend, but state officials say every voter — all eight of them — was able to cast a ballot for their preferred candidates.
Who did Donald Trump just endorse in Utah GOP primary races?

Who did Donald Trump just endorse in Utah GOP primary races?

Dennis Romboy, Deseret News  |  Posted June 27 - 3:13 p.m.

Former President Donald Trump endorsed two incumbent Utah congressmen Monday, a day before the Republican primary election.
Hundreds protest in Provo to demand abortion rights

Hundreds protest in Provo to demand abortion rights

Michael Locklear, KSL-TV  |  Posted June 26 - 9:07 p.m.

The group has organized several demonstrations since the leaked decision came out in early May.
Stars use BET Awards stage to criticize Roe v. Wade ruling

Stars use BET Awards stage to criticize Roe v. Wade ruling

Jonathan Landrum Jr., Associated Press  |  Posted June 26 - 8:40 p.m.

Taraji P. Henson, Janelle Monae and Jazmine Sullivan were some of the big stars using the BET Awards stage to strongly criticize the Supreme Court's recent decision to strip away women's constitutional protection for abortion.
For families deeply divided, a summer of hot buttons begins

For families deeply divided, a summer of hot buttons begins

Leanne Italie, Associated Press  |  Posted June 26 - 7:45 p.m.

For families fractured along red house-blue house lines, summer's slate of reunions, trips and weddings poses another exhausting round of tension at a time of heavy fatigue.
Pride parades march on with new urgency across US

Pride parades march on with new urgency across US

Bobby Caina Calvan, Associated Press  |  Posted June 26 - 6:28 p.m.

Parades celebrating LGBTQ pride kick off in some of America's biggest cities Sunday amid new fears about the potential erosion of freedoms won through decades of activism.
Biden looking for 'solutions' after Supreme Court abortion ruling

Biden looking for 'solutions' after Supreme Court abortion ruling

Reuters  |  Posted June 26 - 5:38 p.m.

U.S. President Joe Biden will continue to look for "solutions" in the aftermath of the Supreme Court overturning the right to abortion, his spokesperson said as the White House evaluates possible executive orders.
LGBTQ+ community concerned Supreme Court could revisit same-sex marriage

LGBTQ+ community concerned Supreme Court could revisit same-sex marriage

Mike Anderson, KSL-TV  |  Posted June 26 - 3:03 p.m.

An opinion filed by Justice Clarence Thomas has some people concerned over whether the Supreme Court could reconsider other past rulings, including same-sex marriage and contraception.
Planned Parenthood seeks to stop Utah's abortion 'trigger law'

Planned Parenthood seeks to stop Utah's abortion 'trigger law'

Matt Brooks, KSL.com  |  Posted June 25 - 5:47 p.m.

Planned Parenthood filed a lawsuit on Saturday to stop the Utah law that bans abortions with few exceptions.
Biden signs gun safety bill into law, takes swipe at Supreme Court

Biden signs gun safety bill into law, takes swipe at Supreme Court

Trevor Hunnicutt, Reuters  |  Posted June 25 - 4:12 p.m.

U.S. President Joe Biden on Saturday signed into law the first major federal gun reform in three decades, days after a decision he condemned by the Supreme Court expanding firearm owners' rights.
Thousands rally against 'chilling' Roe v. Wade overturn, new Utah abortion law

Thousands rally against 'chilling' Roe v. Wade overturn, new Utah abortion law

Emily Ashcraft, KSL.com  |  Updated June 24 - 10:55 p.m.

Utahns in favor of abortion rights joined rallies Friday evening as a response to the U.S. Supreme Court decision overturning Roe v. Wade.
Biden says abortion ruling a 'sad day' for Supreme Court, America

Biden says abortion ruling a 'sad day' for Supreme Court, America

Nandita Bose and Trevor Hunnicutt, Reuters  |  Updated June 24 - 7:41 p.m.

President Joe Biden said the U.S. Supreme Court decision on Friday to overturn the constitutional right to abortion was a "sad day" that will deny women in America control of their own destiny.
Gun safety bill: Mitt Romney votes yes, Utah GOP congressmen vote no

Gun safety bill: Mitt Romney votes yes, Utah GOP congressmen vote no

Dennis Romboy, Deseret News  |  Posted June 24 - 4:45 p.m.

Utah's four Republican congressmen voted against the bipartisan gun safety bill Friday, leaving Sen. Mitt Romney as the only member of the state's federal delegation to support the package that now heads to the president's desk.
Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade; states can ban abortion

Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade; states can ban abortion

Mark Sherman, Associated Press  |  Updated June 24 - 3:26 p.m.

The Supreme Court has ended constitutional protections for abortion that had been in place nearly 50 years in a decision by its conservative majority to overturn Roe v. Wade.
Senate approves gun safety bill. How did Mitt Romney, Mike Lee vote?

Senate approves gun safety bill. How did Mitt Romney, Mike Lee vote?

Dennis Romboy, Deseret News  |  Posted June 24 - 2:59 p.m.

The Senate passed a bipartisan gun safety bill, with one Utah Republican senator voting in favor of Congress' most significant response to mass shootings in nearly three decades and the other voting against.
Transgender girls detail fears about high school sports ban in new Utah lawsuit

Transgender girls detail fears about high school sports ban in new Utah lawsuit

Ashley Imlay, KSL.com  |  Posted June 24 - 12:04 p.m.

A lawsuit filed on behalf of three transgender girls seeks a halt on Utah's new law that would ban them from participating on girls' teams.
Roe v. Wade ends: Latter-day Saint leaders urge 'to protect life and to preserve religious liberty'

Roe v. Wade ends: Latter-day Saint leaders urge 'to protect life and to preserve religious liberty'

Tad Walch, Deseret News  |  Posted June 24 - 11:12 a.m.

Soon after the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade on Friday, leaders of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints updated a webpage on the topic of abortion.
Will one of these be Utah's next state flag? Task force gets 1st glimpse of 5.7K designs

Will one of these be Utah's next state flag? Task force gets 1st glimpse of 5.7K designs

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Updated June 23 - 11:19 p.m.

Members of the Utah State Flag Task Force got their first look Thursday at all the possible design and color combinations for a new state flag.
Senate OKs landmark gun violence bill, House passage is next

Senate OKs landmark gun violence bill, House passage is next

Alan Fram, Associated Press  |  Posted June 23 - 8:57 p.m.

The Senate has approved a bipartisan gun violence bill. The vote late Thursday clears the way for expected House passage Friday of what will be Congress' most far-reaching response in decades to the nation's run of brutal mass shootings.
Supreme Court expands gun rights, striking New York limits on carrying firearms in public

Supreme Court expands gun rights, striking New York limits on carrying firearms in public

Jessica Gresko, Associated Press  |  Updated June 23 - 6:03 p.m.

The Supreme Court said Thursday that Americans have a right to carry guns in public, a major expansion of gun rights.
Jan. 6 hearing: Trump told Justice Dept. to call election 'corrupt'

Jan. 6 hearing: Trump told Justice Dept. to call election 'corrupt'

Eric Tucker, Associated Press  |  Updated June 23 - 5:46 p.m.

The House committee investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection will hear from former Justice Department officials who faced down a relentless pressure campaign from then-President Donald Trump over the 2020 election results.
What a former NFL player, Utah congressman had to say to Roger Goodell

What a former NFL player, Utah congressman had to say to Roger Goodell

Dennis Romboy, Deseret News  |  Posted June 23 - 5:41 p.m.

Rep. Burgess Owens railed on NFL commissioner Roger Goodell in a hearing over what he says is the league's long-standing bias against Black athletes.
Under Supreme Court ruling, police can't be sued for not giving Miranda warning

Under Supreme Court ruling, police can't be sued for not giving Miranda warning

Bridger Beal-Cvetko, Deseret News  |  Posted June 23 - 2:27 p.m.

You still have the right to remain silent if you are arrested, but now have fewer legal options for recourse if a police officers fails to inform you of your rights at the time of arrest.
What a Utah lawmaker wants to do about campaign signs on public property

What a Utah lawmaker wants to do about campaign signs on public property

Carlene Coombs, Deseret News  |  Posted June 23 - 12:38 p.m.

Utah state Sen. Mike McKell has filed a bill that would crack down on illegal placement of campaign signs on public property.
How does Evan McMullin stack up against Sen. Lee, Edwards or Isom in potential Senate race?

How does Evan McMullin stack up against Sen. Lee, Edwards or Isom in potential Senate race?

Dennis Romboy, Deseret News  |  Posted June 23 - 9:33 a.m.

Independent Senate candidate Evan McMullin continues to put the heat on Utah Republican Sen. Mike Lee in a possible November matchup.