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Cox: I was joking about having ‘no choice’ but to agree with governor on no statewide mask mandate

Lisa Riley Roche, KSL  |  Updated Sep 25th - 2:08pm

Lt. Gov. Spencer Cox said in the first general election gubernatorial debate Friday it was “clearly a joke” when he claimed earlier this week that he had “no choice but to agree” with Gov. Gary Herbert’s decision not to issue a statewide mask mandate to deal with a surge in COVID-19 cases.

Why President Trump isn’t mad at Mitt Romney anymore

Dennis Romboy, KSL  |  Posted Sep 25th - 7:03am

President Trump says he’s “no longer angry” at Mitt Romney over his impeachment decision because the Utah senator supports a vote on the impending U.S. Supreme Court nominee.

Utah needs to work harder at inclusion and diversity, gubernatorial candidates say

Lisa Riley Roche, KSL  |  Posted Sep 24th - 11:25pm

More needs to be done to ensure the state is inclusive as the nation focuses on embracing diversity, they said.

Nasty political bickering? Here’s one Utah race where that’s not happening

Amy Joi O'Donoghue, KSL  |  Posted Sep 24th - 9:28pm

1st District contenders find a lot to agree on in congressional race.

Top US Republicans promise peaceful transition after Trump sows doubts

Susan Heavey and Doina Chiacu, Reuters  |  Posted Sep 24th - 7:42pm

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and other top Republicans on Thursday repudiated President Donald Trump's refusal to commit to a peaceful transfer of power, assuring American voters the lawmakers would accept the outcome of November's election.

Democrats to redraft virus relief in bid to jump-start talks

Andrew Taylor, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 24th - 1:44pm

House Democrats are going back to the drawing board on a huge COVID-19 relief bill, paring back the measure in an attempt to jump-start negotiations with the Trump administration.

Trump hedges on transferring power peacefully; Romney calls suggestion 'unthinkable and unacceptable'

Jeff Mason, Reuters  |  Posted Sep 23rd - 9:26pm

U.S. President Donald Trump declined on Wednesday to commit to a peaceful transfer of power if he loses the Nov. 3 election to Democratic rival Joe Biden and said he expected the election battle to end up before the Supreme Court.

Salt Lake City, county leaders urge Utahns to tap into rent-help money before deadline

Annie Knox, KSL  |  Updated Sep 23rd - 9:09pm

Many Utahns are leaving financial assistance on the table as December deadline nears; leaders attempted Wednesday to give them information on how to get help.

Merits, problems of Endangered Species Act debated in Senate hearing

Amy Joi O'Donoghue, KSL  |  Posted Sep 23rd - 7:11pm

A Republican senator from Wyoming is hoping to make modifications to the Endangered Species Act that would prohibit litigation after a species was delisted for a five-year period while that population is monitored.

Should Utah’s governor issue a mask mandate? Cox, Peterson differ

Lisa Riley Roche, KSL  |  Updated Sep 23rd - 5:51pm

Lt. Gov. Spencer Cox claimed he has to support Gov. Herbert’s decision not to issue a mask mandate, but his opponent, Chris Peterson, insisted it’s needed now more than ever.

Intermountain Healthcare gives $1.2 million to suicide prevention cause

Daedan Olander, KSL  |  Posted Sep 23rd - 5:44pm

Seeing a need for a more comprehensive approach to battling suicide in Utah, Intermountain Healthcare is giving $1.2 million to the “Live On” campaign and its efforts to change important conversations that could lead Utahns to get help earlier.

Mourners pay respects to Ginsburg at US Supreme Court

Lawrence Hurley and Andrew Chung, Reuters  |  Posted Sep 23rd - 12:10pm

Mourners quietly filed past the late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's flag-draped coffin outside the white marble court building on Wednesday as the United States began three days of tributes to the liberal icon.

Testing ahead of US elections reveals struggle to quell disinformation

Christopher Bing, Reuters  |  Posted Sep 23rd - 8:42am

U.S. election day exercises simulating attacks ranging from hackers to anthrax to disrupt voting show state and local officials will struggle to quickly counter falsehoods flooding social media, according to five people familiar with the tests.

US House passes stopgap funding bill to avoid government shutdown

Susan Cornwell, Reuters  |  Updated Sep 22nd - 9:49pm

The Democratic-led U.S. House of Representatives passed a stopgap funding bill on Tuesday to keep the federal government operating through Dec. 11, after striking a deal with Republicans on aid for farmers and nutritional assistance to children.

KSL Investigates: How many police officers have Crisis Intervention Training to deal with mental health calls?

Brittany Glas, KSL TV  |  Posted Sep 22nd - 9:30pm

KSL investigators have spent six months looking into the process of training officers to deal with mental health calls.

Marshals who don’t wear bodycams take issue with DA’s comments about them

Pat Reavy, KSL  |  Posted Sep 22nd - 4:45pm

The U.S. Marshals Office says there is no place for politics in the officer-involved critical incident reports issued by Salt Lake County District Attorney Sim Gill.

Mitt Romney says he will vote on Trump Supreme Court nominee

Jacob Klopfenstein,  |  Updated Sep 22nd - 10:05am

U.S. Sen. Mitt Romney says he will vote on President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee whenever that nomination reaches the Senate floor.

Trump to name Supreme Court pick by Saturday as Democratic hopes of blocking nomination dim

Andrew Chung and Steve Holland, Reuters  |  Updated Sep 21st - 10:51pm

Two federal appeals court judges appointed by Trump are clear front-runners: Amy Coney Barrett of the Chicago-based 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals and Barbara Lagoa of the Atlanta-based 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. Trump met with Barrett at the White House on Monday.

Rep. Chris Stewart’s bill for 3-digit suicide hotline number heads to president’s desk

Dennis Romboy, KSL  |  Posted Sep 21st - 9:12pm

The bill to make 988 the national number for mental health emergencies passed the House and Senate with bipartisan support.