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Pence staff hit by COVID-19 outbreak as Biden says Trump has surrendered to pandemic

Andrea Shalal and Ernest Scheyder, Reuters  |  Posted Oct 25th - 9:32pm

Vice President Mike Pence campaigned on Sunday despite a COVID-19 outbreak among his aides and President Donald Trump claimed progress as the United States set records for daily infections, prompting Democratic challenger Joe Biden to accuse Trump of surrendering to the pandemic.

Barrett's US Supreme Court confirmation edges closer after Sunday vote

Lawrence Hurley, Reuters  |  Posted Oct 25th - 5:43pm

The Republican-controlled U.S. Senate on Sunday moved closer toward a final confirmation vote on President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee, Amy Coney Barrett, on Monday, just over a week before Election Day.

Utah lawmaker tests positive for COVID-19 after meetings at Capitol

Jasen Lee, KSL  |  Posted Oct 24th - 10:33pm

A state lawmaker has tested positive for COVID-19, just days after he and other legislators gathered at the Utah Capitol for interim meetings.

Republican Murkowski, who opposed pre-election Supreme Court confirmation, will vote for Barrett

Reuters  |  Posted Oct 24th - 7:48pm

One of two Republican U.S. senators who had opposed the pre-election confirmation of President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee, Amy Coney Barrett, said on Saturday she would nevertheless vote to confirm Barrett.

'Very encouraging': 407K mail-in ballots already processed in Utah

Ladd Egan, KSL TV  |  Posted Oct 24th - 12:02pm

Utah is on track to have a large batch of results ready to be released at 8 p.m. on Election Day because so many voters are returning their ballots early.

Utah agency recommends body cams for all officers, building more relationships

Pat Reavy, KSL  |  Posted Oct 24th - 7:08am

Data-driven evidence, police programming and community outreach are three of the areas the Utah DPS has identified as needing reform statewide.

Trump says pandemic will end soon after Biden blasts his handling of crisis

Steve Holland and Trevor Hunnicutt, Reuters  |  Updated Oct 23rd - 7:50pm

President Donald Trump promised supporters in Florida on Friday that the coronavirus pandemic would end soon and accused Democratic rival Joe Biden of overstating the health crisis to scare Americans into voting for him.

There is distrust in a potential COVID-19 vaccine — Qualtrics is trying to solve that

Ryan Miller,  |  Posted Oct 23rd - 5:17pm

The COVID-19 vaccine, like so many other things, has turned into a political argument.

To city or not to city? Western Weber County goes to the polls with incorporation in the balance

Graham Dudley,  |  Posted Oct 23rd - 2:21pm

Residents of the western Weber County communities of Reese, Taylor, Warren, West Warren and West Weber have a big decision to make this election season, one that will affect the future of the area for generations to come.

Utah County voters: Should county move to mayor, council form of government?

Katie McKellar, KSL  |  Posted Oct 23rd - 11:56am

After years of debate over whether they should even be posed the question, Utah County voters on Election Day will have the chance to weigh in on an important issue.

4 takeaways for Utah voters from a more substantive 2nd presidential debate

Graham Dudley,  |  Posted Oct 23rd - 8:38am

Here are four takeaways we observed from the final presidential debate that Utahns can use to inform their vote.

Trump and Biden clash sharply over pandemic in less chaotic final debate

Trevor Hunnicutt and Jeff Mason, Reuters  |  Updated Oct 22nd - 10:05pm

The debate represented one of President Donald Trump's last remaining opportunities to reshape a campaign dominated by a pandemic. Polls show Trump is trailing former V.P. Joe Biden.

Explainer: Red mirage, blue mirage — beware of early US election results

Chris Kahn and Jason Lange, Reuters  |  Posted Oct 22nd - 8:43pm

Early vote counts in the most competitive, battleground states can be particularly misleading this election because of the surge in mail-in or absentee ballots, and the different ways that they are processed.

Utah Debate Commission didn’t agree to skip question about masks as AG Sean Reyes claimed in debate

Dennis Romboy, KSL  |  Posted Oct 22nd - 8:26pm

Republican Utah Attorney General Sean Reyes stated in a debate with Democratic challenger Greg Skordas on Wednesday that the Utah Debate Commission knew he couldn’t answer questions about mask mandates.

Sen. Mike Lee praises Amy Coney Barrett, rips Democrats' 'performance art' in hearings

Dennis Romboy, KSL  |  Updated Oct 22nd - 6:00pm

Utah Sen. Mike Lee praised Judge Amy Coney Barrett as the most impressive judicial nominee he has ever seen and ripped Democrats for their treatment of Republican nominees to the Supreme Court past and present.

U.S. Postal Service has delivered more than 100 million ballots

David Shepardson, Reuters  |  Updated Oct 22nd - 3:08pm

The U.S. Postal Service on Thursday said it has delivered more than 100 million blank or completed ballots since early September for the Nov. 3 presidential election.

White House releases raw footage of Trump's '60 Minutes' interview

Ernest Scheyder, Reuters  |  Posted Oct 22nd - 2:33pm

The White House on Thursday released raw footage from U.S. President Donald Trump's contentious interview with "60 Minutes" reporter Lesley Stahl, breaking an agreement to keep the material private until an edited version could air this weekend.

Analysis: U.S. Supreme Court's rightward move could benefit oil and gas interests

Valerie Volcovici and Jessica Resnick-ault, Reuters  |  Updated Oct 22nd - 2:14pm

The addition of Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court, moving it further rightward, could have significant consequences for U.S. climate change policy and complicate the government's ability to regulate pollution, according to legal experts.

Final debate offers Trump a late chance to regain ground in presidential race

James Oliphant, Reuters  |  Posted Oct 22nd - 1:19pm

Behind in opinion polls, U.S. President Donald Trump gets a late chance to make his case for reelection before a vast audience of Americans when he squares off against Democratic rival Joe Biden on Thursday in their last debate before the Nov. 3 vote.