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Federal agency approves formal start of transition for President-elect Joe Biden

Trevor Hunnicutt and Michael Martina, Reuters  |  Updated Nov 23rd - 4:56pm

U.S. President-elect Joe Biden on Monday was formally given the go-ahead by a federal agency to begin his transition to the presidency, shortly after the battleground state of Michigan certified him as the winner there.

What Utah Sen. Mike Lee says about Trump's legal challenges to election results

Dennis Romboy, KSL  |  Posted Nov 23rd - 1:40pm

Utah Republican Sen. Mike Lee continues to defend President Donald Trump's pursuit of legal challenges to the 2020 election as the president lost another round in court over the weekend.

Trump campaign parts ways with Powell after conspiratorial vote-switching claim

Jan Wolfe, Reuters  |  Posted Nov 23rd - 10:26am

"Sidney Powell is practicing law on her own," Trump campaign lawyers Rudy Giuliani and Jenna Ellis said in a statement. "She is not a member of the Trump Legal Team."

BYU study: Most Americans 'supportive' of getting COVID-19 vaccine, but worried about side effects

Ashley Imlay, KSL  |  Posted Nov 22nd - 8:34pm

While more than ⅔ of Americans are supportive of getting a COVID-19 vaccine, many are also concerned about whether the vaccine will have undergone adequate testing.

Biden's 1st Cabinet picks expected Tuesday amid roadblocks

Alexandra Jaffe, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 22nd - 4:32pm

President-elect Joe Biden's first Cabinet picks are coming Tuesday and planning is underway for a pandemic-modified inauguration in January as his team moves forward despite roadblocks from the Trump administration.

Some prosecutors pushing back against bail change as state adapts to new system

Annie Knox, KSL  |  Posted Nov 22nd - 8:54am

Some prosecutors are pushing back against a new state law making it easier for certain defendants to be released from custody instead of having to post high bail.

Study emphasizes need to throw support behind female leaders in Utah

Daedan Olander, KSL  |  Posted Nov 22nd - 8:06am

What do female leaders in Utah find to be the hardest part of their job?

G20 to discuss post-pandemic world, back debt relief

Jan Strupczewski, Reuters  |  Posted Nov 21st - 11:18am

Leaders of the 20 biggest world economies (G20) will debate this weekend how to deal with the unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic that has caused a global recession and how to manage the recovery once the coronavirus is under control.

Utah Department of Corrections director moving on to lead board of pardons

Pat Reavy, KSL  |  Posted Nov 21st - 8:55am

The executive director of the Utah Department of Corrections will become head of the Utah Board of Pardons and Parole.

'Music to my ears': Salt Lake mayors heartened by Biden's promise to work with cities

Katie McKellar, KSL  |  Posted Nov 21st - 8:01am

"There are no red cities. There are no blue cities," the president-elect says.

Election by the numbers: How Utah counties voted in every statewide election, including 7 amendments

Carter Williams,  |  Posted Nov 21st - 7:06am

Here's a look at how Utahns voted in federal and state elections.

Georgia certifies Biden as winner of the presidential election in the state

Trevor Hunnicutt and Joseph Ax, Reuters  |  Updated Nov 20th - 8:55pm

Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger announced that a manual recount and audit of all ballots cast in the southern state had determined that Joe Biden was the winner. Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp, a Republican, said he was required by law to formalize the certification of the results.

Is a cog railway or gondola in the future for Little Cottonwood Canyon?

Amy Joi O'Donoghue, KSL  |  Posted Nov 20th - 8:34pm

UDOT announces two new options in efforts to mitigate traffic in the popular canyon; both were immediately denounced by critics.

Pfizer files COVID-19 vaccine application to FDA

Vishwadha Chander, Reuters  |  Updated Nov 20th - 1:59pm

Pfizer applied to U.S. health regulators on Friday for emergency use authorization of its COVID-19 vaccine, the first such application in a major step toward providing protection against the new coronavirus.

Utah unemployment rate fifth in US at 4.1% for October

Jasen Lee, KSL  |  Posted Nov 20th - 1:44pm

The Beehive State boasts one of the best jobs economies in the nation and one of the lowest unemployment rates, a new report shows.

Latter-day Saint leaders, Salt Lake mayor discuss keeping each other safe during pandemic, holidays

Amy Donaldson, KSL  |  Posted Nov 20th - 6:59am

The realities of a pandemic are so unique and overwhelming that even the nation's top scientists, doctors and political leaders cannot persuade some people to make safe choices.

Utah Sen. Mitt Romney says Trump is attempting to 'subvert the will of the people'

Roy Burton and Ashley Fredde,  |  Updated Nov 19th - 11:43pm

Sen. Mitt Romney condemned President Donald Trump's attempts to pressure Republican legislators to overrule voters in battleground states on Thursday.

Trump's election power play: Persuade Republican legislators to do what US voters did not

Michael Martina, Karen Freifeld and Jarrett Renshaw, Reuters  |  Updated Nov 19th - 10:30pm

President Donald Trump's strategy for retaining power despite losing the U.S. election is focused increasingly on persuading Republican legislators to intervene on his behalf in battleground states Democrat Joe Biden won, three people familiar with the effort said.

Herbert changing household restriction after GOP legislative outcry

Katie McKellar, KSL  |  Posted Nov 19th - 7:11pm

Gov. Gary Herbert's decision to remove limits on social gatherings outside individual households from a new public health order came after tense closed-door meetings with legislators.