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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.
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  |  Posted June 12 - 8:24 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.
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.
When it comes to climate change, the world may be identifying the wrong enemy

When it comes to climate change, the world may be identifying the wrong enemy

Gitanjali Poonia, Deseret News  |  Posted June 9 - 7:05 p.m.  |  Save Story

Conservative climate advocates like Rep. John Curtis don't support an alarmist approach to climate change.
Tension mounts in Utah Republican Party over county GOP's pre-primary mailer

Tension mounts in Utah Republican Party over county GOP's pre-primary mailer

Hanna Seariac, Deseret News  |  Posted June 9 - 6:17 p.m.  |  Save Story

Tension over a mailer sent out by the Salt Lake County Republican Party is roiling the party and may be indicative of a broader split in the GOP.
India just elected its chief executive. Here's how they do things differently than the US

India just elected its chief executive. Here's how they do things differently than the US

Gitanjali Poonia, Deseret News  |  Posted June 9 - 8:31 a.m.  |  Save Story

Indian voters turned out in record numbers despite heat waves and cyclones to elect their chief executive.
Macron is hosting Biden for a state visit as the two leaders try to move past trade tensions

Macron is hosting Biden for a state visit as the two leaders try to move past trade tensions

Chris Megerian, Zeke Miller and Sylvie Corbet, Associated Press  |  Posted June 9 - 7:56 a.m.  |  Save Story

President Joe Biden is being feted by French President Emmanuel Macron with a state visit this weekend in Paris. The two allies aim to show off their partnership on global security issues and move past trade tensions.
Weber State to axe Black, Latino, other cultural centers to comply with new diversity law

Weber State to axe Black, Latino, other cultural centers to comply with new diversity law

Tim Vandenack, KSL.com  |  Posted June 9 - 7:22 a.m.  |  Save Story

Weber State University will eliminate cultural centers for Black, Latino and other students to comply with the new Utah law targeting diversity initiatives.
Former Trump chief of staff Mark Meadows pleads not guilty in Arizona's fake elector case

Former Trump chief of staff Mark Meadows pleads not guilty in Arizona's fake elector case

Jacques Billeaud, Associated Press  |  Posted June 8 - 9:59 p.m.  |  Save Story

Former Donald Trump presidential chief of staff Mark Meadows and Trump 2020 Election Day operations director Michael Roman have pleaded not guilty in Phoenix to nine felony charges for their roles in an effort to overturn Trump's election loss in Arizona to Joe Biden.
Millions are pouring into Utah GOP Senate race. Most has gone to 1 candidate

Millions are pouring into Utah GOP Senate race. Most has gone to 1 candidate

Hanna Seariac, Deseret News  |  Posted June 8 - 7:06 p.m.  |  Save Story

As Utah moves toward the June 25 primary, millions of dollars have been poured into ads for Republican Senate candidates running for the seat currently held by Sen. Mitt Romney.
Developing countries call on US to lift Palestinian UN veto

Developing countries call on US to lift Palestinian UN veto

Reuters  |  Posted June 8 - 6:13 p.m.  |  Save Story

The D-8 group of developing nations called on Saturday for the U.S. to lift its veto on the full membership of Palestine as an independent and sovereign state in the United Nations.
Dr. Phil asks Donald Trump if he is willing to forgive, forgo revenge

Dr. Phil asks Donald Trump if he is willing to forgive, forgo revenge

Suzanne Bates, Deseret News  |  Posted June 7 - 9:26 p.m.  |  Save Story

TV host Dr. Phil McGraw conducted an hourlong interview with former President Donald Trump. They discussed several topics, including the criminal cases brought against him by local and federal prosecutors.
Biden aide raises possible increased deployments of US strategic nuclear weapons

Biden aide raises possible increased deployments of US strategic nuclear weapons

Jonathan Landay, Reuters  |  Updated June 7 - 7:31 p.m.  |  Save Story

The United States may have to deploy more strategic nuclear weapons in coming years to deter growing threats from Russia, China and other adversaries, a senior White House aide said on Friday.
Hunter Biden's daughter testifies about him in his federal gun trial, ending 1st week

Hunter Biden's daughter testifies about him in his federal gun trial, ending 1st week

Randall Chase, Michael Kunzelman, Colleen Long and Claudia Lauer, Associated Press  |  Updated June 7 - 4:08 p.m.  |  Save Story

Hunter Biden's daughter Naomi testified Friday in his federal gun trial about visiting her father while he was at a California rehab center, telling jurors that he seemed to be improving in the weeks before he bought the revolver in 2018.
Three Americans in alleged coup attempt appear in Congo military court

Three Americans in alleged coup attempt appear in Congo military court

Chrstina Malkia, Associated Press  |  Posted June 7 - 9:54 a.m.  |  Save Story

The military trial of 51 suspects, including three Americans, accused of being involved in a foiled coup attempt in Congo last month has opened in Kinshasa. The suspects appeared in court on Friday facing several charges including terrorism, murder and criminal association. They all face death penalty.
Candidate Trent Staggs blames Dems, 'establishment' Republicans for what's ailing Washington

Candidate Trent Staggs blames Dems, 'establishment' Republicans for what's ailing Washington

Bridger Beal-Cvetko, KSL.com  |  Posted June 7 - 7:17 a.m.  |  Save Story

Riverton mayor and U.S. Senate candidate Trent Staggs is running to replace Sen. Mitt Romney, who he sees as the embodiment of the "establishment" Republicans he's setting out to oppose.
Cox touts need for data, results in homeless services

Cox touts need for data, results in homeless services

Ashley Fredde, KSL.com  |  Posted June 6 - 9:02 p.m.  |  Save Story

The idea of holding Utah's homeless service providers accountable for their results — and holding homeless community members accountable for their situation — is seen by some leaders and law enforcement members as a possible solution to homelessness.
Trump, in first post-trial rally, demands appeals courts reverse felony conviction

Trump, in first post-trial rally, demands appeals courts reverse felony conviction

Jonathan J. Cooper and Meg Kinnard, Associated Press  |  Updated June 6 - 7:44 p.m.  |  Save Story

Donald Trump has returned to the campaign trail with a trip to Arizona, his first appearance in a battleground state since he was convicted in a hush money scandal.
Supreme Court sides with Native American tribes in health care dispute with feds

Supreme Court sides with Native American tribes in health care dispute with feds

Lindsay Whitehurst, Associated Press  |  Posted June 6 - 5:37 p.m.  |  Save Story

The Supreme Court is siding with Native American tribes who said they faced increased costs after taking over management of their own health care programs from the federal government.
Hunter Biden's sister-in-law describes finding crack, gun in his truck

Hunter Biden's sister-in-law describes finding crack, gun in his truck

Jack Queen and Tom Hals, Reuters  |  Updated June 6 - 2:19 p.m.  |  Save Story

Hunter Biden's sister-in-law testified at his criminal trial on Thursday that she took and threw away his gun out of fear of his spiraling addiction, potentially bolstering prosecutors' case that President Joe Biden's son broke a law barring illegal drug users from owning firearms.
Trump ally Bannon ordered to report to prison for defying Jan. 6 probe

Trump ally Bannon ordered to report to prison for defying Jan. 6 probe

Andrew Goudsward, Reuters  |  Posted June 6 - 11:32 a.m.  |  Save Story

Steve Bannon, a former top adviser to Donald Trump, must report to prison by July 1 to serve a four-month sentence for contempt of Congress, a federal judge said on Thursday.
Ogden mayor seeks focus on single-family home development, less emphasis on apartments

Ogden mayor seeks focus on single-family home development, less emphasis on apartments

Tim Vandenack, KSL.com  |  Posted June 6 - 10:03 a.m.  |  Save Story

Ogden Mayor Ben Nadolski has announced plans to seek an ordinance change to encourage less apartment growth and more single-family home development.
Brad Wilson hopes his Utah roots will help him win a seat in the US Senate

Brad Wilson hopes his Utah roots will help him win a seat in the US Senate

Bridger Beal-Cvetko, KSL.com  |  Posted June 6 - 6:20 a.m.  |  Save Story

Former Utah House Speaker Brad Wilson has deep connections in the Utah political scene, and hopes they will keep him grounded if voters send him to Washington.
Appeals court halts Trump's Georgia case during appeal of order allowing Willis to stay on case

Appeals court halts Trump's Georgia case during appeal of order allowing Willis to stay on case

Kate Brumback, Associated Press  |  Posted June 5 - 9:49 p.m.  |  Save Story

An appeals court has halted the Georgia election interference case against former President Donald Trump and others while it reviews the lower court judge's ruling allowing Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis to remain on the case.
'This day has finally come': Martha Cannon heads to Washington after 4-year delay

'This day has finally come': Martha Cannon heads to Washington after 4-year delay

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted June 5 - 9:13 p.m.  |  Save Story

Four years after it was first unveiled, a statue honoring Martha Hughes Cannon got a major sendoff to Washington, D.C.
Utah drivers to see enhanced penalties in July 1 road rage law

Utah drivers to see enhanced penalties in July 1 road rage law

Lindsay Aerts, KSL-TV  |  Posted June 5 - 9:08 p.m.  |  Save Story

Utah's recently passed road rage law takes effect July 1, but one of the lawmakers who crafted it says the law alone can only go so far in curbing Utah's road rage problem.
Why this Florida dad is talking to Utah's state school board about school safety

Why this Florida dad is talking to Utah's state school board about school safety

Marjorie Cortez, Deseret News  |  Posted June 5 - 8:15 p.m.  |  Save Story

The Utah School Board of Education is looking to establish a school safety dashboard to reduce violence on school campuses by providing timely access to critical school safety data.
'Democrats are fearmongering' with contraception bill, says letter signed by Romney and Lee

'Democrats are fearmongering' with contraception bill, says letter signed by Romney and Lee

Hanna Seariac, Deseret News  |  Posted June 5 - 6:03 p.m.  |  Save Story

A Democrat-backed bill aimed at enshrining the right to contraception into federal law infringes on parental rights and religious freedom, according to a letter signed by 22 Senate Republicans including Utah Sens. Mitt Romney and Mike Lee.
The border crisis reaches Utah schools, says Rep. Burgess Owens

The border crisis reaches Utah schools, says Rep. Burgess Owens

Gitanjali Poonia, Deseret News  |  Posted June 5 - 1:28 p.m.  |  Save Story

Utah Rep. Burgess Owens said the high number of migrants entering the U.S. through the southern border is affecting the entire country, including Utah.
Hunter Biden's ex-wife describes his drug use at his criminal trial

Hunter Biden's ex-wife describes his drug use at his criminal trial

Jack Queen and Tom Hals, Reuters  |  Updated June 5 - 12:37 p.m.  |  Save Story

Hunter Biden's ex-wife testified on Wednesday about first discovering his drug use, speaking at a criminal trial where prosecutors are trying to prove that President Joe Biden's son lied about his addiction to illegally buy a gun.