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Are Utahns Trump Republicans or Romney Republicans? Poll has answers

Are Utahns Trump Republicans or Romney Republicans? Poll has answers

Dennis Romboy, Deseret News  |  Posted May 24 - 6:23 a.m.

Donald Trump and Mitt Romney are a lot like oil and water. You can mix them together once in a while, but they always separate.
Utah hunting guide charged with baiting bear for Trump Jr., leading separate 'canned hunt'

Utah hunting guide charged with baiting bear for Trump Jr., leading separate 'canned hunt'

Pat Reavy, KSL.com  |  Posted May 23 - 6:00 p.m.

A Utah big game hunting guide is facing a felony accusing him of baiting a bear that was killed by Donald Trump, Jr. during a 2018 hunting trip in eastern Utah.
Republicans join Democrats in backing NATO expansion despite rising nationalism

Republicans join Democrats in backing NATO expansion despite rising nationalism

Patricia Zengerle, Reuters  |  Posted May 23 - 4:20 p.m.

Democratic and Republican U.S. Senate leaders introduced a resolution on Monday backing Sweden and Finland's bids to join NATO, underscoring support for expanding the alliance despite growing nationalism in the Republican party.
Supreme Court makes it more difficult for prisoners to argue they had ineffective counsel

Supreme Court makes it more difficult for prisoners to argue they had ineffective counsel

Ariane de Vogue and Devan Cole, CNN  |  Posted May 23 - 3:18 p.m.

The Supreme Court said Monday that state prisoners may not present new evidence in federal court in support of a claim that their post-conviction counsel in state court was ineffective in violation of the Constitution.
Biden: US would intervene with military to defend Taiwan

Biden: US would intervene with military to defend Taiwan

Josh Boak, Aamer Madhani And Zeke Miller, Associated Press  |  Posted May 23 - 6:50 a.m.

President Joe Biden says the U.S. would intervene militarily if China were to invade Taiwan.
78K pounds of infant formula arrives in US

78K pounds of infant formula arrives in US

Michael Conroy, Associated Press  |  Updated May 22 - 5:33 p.m.

A military plane carrying enough specialty infant formula for more than half a million baby bottles has arrived in Indianapolis, the first of several flights expected from Europe aimed at relieving a shortage that has sent parents scrambling to find enough to feed their children.
US sees risk of COVID supply rationing without more funds

US sees risk of COVID supply rationing without more funds

Zeke Miller, Associated Press  |  Posted May 21 - 2:12 p.m.

The White House is planning for what it calls "dire" contingencies that could include rationing supplies of vaccines and treatments this fall if Congress doesn't approve more money for fighting COVID-19.
Controversial border policy stays — for now; Utah Gov. Cox says repealing it would be a 'mistake'

Controversial border policy stays — for now; Utah Gov. Cox says repealing it would be a 'mistake'

Kyle Dunphey, Deseret News  |  Posted May 21 - 7:17 a.m.

Repealing Title 42, the controversial public health policy that allows Customs and Border Protection officers to turn away migrants seeking asylum, is a "mistake," Utah Gov. Spencer Cox said Thursday.
Biden's approval dips to lowest in presidency, poll says

Biden's approval dips to lowest in presidency, poll says

Nicholas Riccardi, Associated Press  |  Posted May 20 - 9:28 p.m.

A new poll shows President Joe Biden's approval rating dipped to the lowest point of his presidency in May. Only 39% of U.S. adults approve of Biden's performance as president.
'Water is not going to magically appear,' says Interior's Tanya Trujillo

'Water is not going to magically appear,' says Interior's Tanya Trujillo

Amy Joi O'Donoghue, Deseret News  |  Posted May 20 - 9:05 p.m.

Communities across the country are tapping more than 660 million reasons to boost the integrity of water supply and delivery systems, especially during the drought.
Utah unemployment dips below 2% for 1st time as labor becomes 'precious commodity'

Utah unemployment dips below 2% for 1st time as labor becomes 'precious commodity'

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted May 20 - 3:06 p.m.

Utah labor officials reported Friday that the state's unemployment rate slipped to a record-low of 1.9% in April after steadily staying at 2% for months.
Baby formula shortage is 'colossal failure' of federal government, Utah governor says

Baby formula shortage is 'colossal failure' of federal government, Utah governor says

Bridger Beal-Cvetko, Deseret News  |  Posted May 20 - 7:42 a.m.

The nationwide baby formula shortage is a "colossal failure" by the federal government, which failed to prevent a "foreseeable crisis," according to Utah's governor.
Elon Musk ditches Democrats, says he will support Republicans but not GOP super PACs

Elon Musk ditches Democrats, says he will support Republicans but not GOP super PACs

Art Raymond, Deseret News  |  Posted May 19 - 9:57 p.m.

Once an outspoken supporter of Democratic political candidates, Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk now says the party has morphed from "kindness" to "division and hate" and he will throw his support behind Republicans.
How is the GOP primary race for Senate shaping up in Utah? New poll has answers

How is the GOP primary race for Senate shaping up in Utah? New poll has answers

Dennis Romboy, Deseret News  |  Posted May 19 - 8:59 p.m.

Incumbent Sen. Mike Lee has a large lead over his two challengers for the Republican nomination in the U.S Senate race in Utah.
Federal money to help fix baby formula shortage? Utah GOP congressmen say no

Federal money to help fix baby formula shortage? Utah GOP congressmen say no

Dennis Romboy, Deseret News  |  Posted May 19 - 7:11 p.m.

While criticizing the Biden administration for not doing enough to deal with the nationwide baby formula shortage, all four of Utah's Republican congressmen voted against providing $28 million to the Food and Drug Administration to address the issue.
Does it matter that Utah's population was overcounted in the 2020 census?

Does it matter that Utah's population was overcounted in the 2020 census?

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted May 19 - 5:19 p.m.

U.S. Census Bureau officials said Thursday that they overcounted the population of the Beehive State and seven other states during their 2020 census collection period.
Utah Gov. Cox on the Idaho GOP primary: Gov. Little is the type of Republican the US needs

Utah Gov. Cox on the Idaho GOP primary: Gov. Little is the type of Republican the US needs

Katie McKellar, Deseret News  |  Updated May 19 - 4:36 p.m.

Utah Gov. Spencer Cox weighed in Thursday on the Idaho gubernatorial race, saying he was happy to see Gov. Brad Little beat his rivals in the primary.
'We have to do better': Policymakers, advocates call for better support of maternal mental health

'We have to do better': Policymakers, advocates call for better support of maternal mental health

Ashley Fredde, KSL.com  |  Posted May 19 - 8:21 a.m.

State leaders called for better support and policies for maternal mental health Tuesday as almost half of Utah mothers report mental health symptoms before, during or after pregnancy.
Sen. Mitt Romney says US can 'walk, chew gum at same time' when it comes to Ukraine aid

Sen. Mitt Romney says US can 'walk, chew gum at same time' when it comes to Ukraine aid

Dennis Romboy, Deseret News  |  Posted May 19 - 6:20 a.m.

Utah Sen. Mitt Romney chided at least one fellow Republican for opposing a $40 billion Ukraine aid package in explaining why he will vote in favor of the legislation.
Biden invokes Defense Production Act to increase infant formula supply

Biden invokes Defense Production Act to increase infant formula supply

Eric Beech and Steve Holland, Reuters  |  Updated May 18 - 9:08 p.m.

President Joe Biden took steps on Wednesday to address the shortage of infant formula in the United States, invoking the Defense Production Act to help manufacturers obtain the ingredients needed to ramp up supply, the White House said.
Biden administration pauses disinformation board after 3 weeks

Biden administration pauses disinformation board after 3 weeks

Bridger Beal-Cvetko, Deseret News  |  Posted May 18 - 7:39 p.m.

Just weeks after its announcement, the Department of Homeland Security's Disinformation Governance Board is reportedly being put on pause and its leader is resigning following a wave of online pushback.
Do not open until 2122: Utah Capitol time capsule returns home with poignant message

Do not open until 2122: Utah Capitol time capsule returns home with poignant message

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted May 18 - 7:11 p.m.

Utah leaders resealed a time capsule at the state Capitol with the hope it helps Utahns 100 years from now understand the efforts to make the state a better place.
WATCH: Utah Gov. Spencer Cox on his first 500 days as governor — and what's next

WATCH: Utah Gov. Spencer Cox on his first 500 days as governor — and what's next

Katie McKellar, Deseret News  |  Posted May 18 - 6:26 p.m.

Utah Gov. Spencer Cox on Wednesday marked his first 500 days as governor, and he's celebrating the milestone with a live discussion about his achievements so far and his plans for the second half of his term.
Europe plans to spend $221 billion to ditch Russia's energy

Europe plans to spend $221 billion to ditch Russia's energy

Anna Cooban, CNN Business  |  Posted May 18 - 3:26 p.m.

The European Union has unveiled a $221 billion plan to wean itself off Russian oil and gas.
Midterm updates: Idaho Gov. Little defeats Trump-backed foe

Midterm updates: Idaho Gov. Little defeats Trump-backed foe

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 17 - 10:53 p.m.

Idaho Gov. Brad Little has survived a Republican primary challenge from his lieutenant governor, who was endorsed by former President Donald Trump.
Supreme Court rules for Sen. Cruz in campaign finance case

Supreme Court rules for Sen. Cruz in campaign finance case

Jessica Gresko, Associated Press  |  Posted May 17 - 3:00 p.m.

The Supreme Court has sided with Republican Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas in his challenge to a provision of federal campaign finance law. The 6-3 decision Monday divided the court along ideological lines.
Utah Sen. Mike Lee has a plan to combat baby formula shortage

Utah Sen. Mike Lee has a plan to combat baby formula shortage

Dennis Romboy, Deseret News  |  Posted May 17 - 2:31 p.m.

Sen. Mike Lee has a proposal to combat the national baby formula shortage, which he attributes to the Biden administration.
Sen. Mike Lee among 11 Republicans to vote against aid package to Ukraine

Sen. Mike Lee among 11 Republicans to vote against aid package to Ukraine

Kyle Dunphey, Deseret News  |  Posted May 17 - 11:32 a.m.

Utah Sen. Mike Lee voted against advancing a $40 billion aid package for Ukraine Monday evening, joining 10 other GOP senators who said the spending lacked oversight.
Will Republican incumbents skip bipartisan debate in favor of one sponsored by the Utah GOP?

Will Republican incumbents skip bipartisan debate in favor of one sponsored by the Utah GOP?

Bridger Beal-Cvetko, Deseret News  |  Posted May 16 - 7:47 p.m.

Citing concerns with the Utah Debate Commission, the Utah Republican Party is planning to sponsor its own debates between primary contenders for Senate and Congress.
The Fed's slow response to inflation was a mistake, says ex-chair Ben Bernanke

The Fed's slow response to inflation was a mistake, says ex-chair Ben Bernanke

Nicole Goodkind, CNN Business  |  Posted May 16 - 2:27 p.m.

The first rule of running the Federal Reserve is: You do not criticize the Federal Reserve.
US set to remove 5 groups from foreign terrorism blacklist

US set to remove 5 groups from foreign terrorism blacklist

Matthew Lee, Associated Press  |  Posted May 15 - 10:31 p.m.

The United States is poised to remove five extremist groups, all believed to be defunct, from its list of foreign terrorist organizations. Several of these groups once posed significant threats, killing hundreds if not thousands of people across Asia, Europe and the Middle East.
Biden balances anti-crime and reform agendas in message to police

Biden balances anti-crime and reform agendas in message to police

Daphne Psaledakis and Trevor Hunnicutt, Reuters  |  Posted May 15 - 7:51 p.m.

President Joe Biden said Sunday that police officers must deliver both effective crime deterrence and equal justice in a message that balanced two fraught political priorities as his law-enforcement reforms have stalled.
In early primaries, voters favor polling places over mail

In early primaries, voters favor polling places over mail

Christina A. Cassidy, Associated Press  |  Posted May 15 - 4:56 p.m.

Ten of millions of people in the United States opted for mail ballots during the pandemic election of 2020. This year, voters in the early primary states are returning in droves to in-person voting.
Clarence Thomas says abortion leak has changed Supreme Court

Clarence Thomas says abortion leak has changed Supreme Court

Jessica Gresko, Associated Press  |  Posted May 15 - 9:21 a.m.

Justice Clarence Thomas says that the Supreme Court has been changed by the shocking leak of a draft opinion earlier this month. That opinion suggests the court is poised to overturn Roe v. Wade.
Use American Rescue Plan funds to fight crime, Biden tells states

Use American Rescue Plan funds to fight crime, Biden tells states

Steve Holland and Jeff Mason, Reuters  |  Posted May 14 - 6:14 p.m.

President Joe Biden urged state and local leaders on Friday to make greater use of money from the $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan to fight crime, as cities gird for summer crime waves and the U.S. Treasury releases billions more in funds.
Sen. Mike Lee says abortion-rights protesters showed up at his house as a child

Sen. Mike Lee says abortion-rights protesters showed up at his house as a child

Dennis Romboy, Deseret News  |  Posted May 13 - 10:04 p.m.

Sen. Mike Lee, who has condemned protests outside the homes of Supreme Court justices over the anticipated undoing of Roe v. Wade, encountered similar protests outside his own house as a child.
Why Mitt Romney says President Biden's land conservation plan deserves scrutiny

Why Mitt Romney says President Biden's land conservation plan deserves scrutiny

Amy Joi O'Donoghue, Deseret News  |  Posted May 13 - 3:06 p.m.

President Joe Biden's 30 by 30 plan is under attack by a group of GOP senators, including Utah's Mitt Romney, because of what they say is a lack of transparency.
Utah Legislature pushes back on gerrymandering lawsuit as legal battles gear up across US

Utah Legislature pushes back on gerrymandering lawsuit as legal battles gear up across US

Kyle Dunphey, Deseret News  |  Posted May 12 - 7:01 p.m.

Attorneys for the Utah Legislature pushed back against a lawsuit claiming the redistricting process was rife with unconstitutional gerrymandering in a motion to dismiss.
Biden presses companies to make more infant formula, FDA eyes more imports

Biden presses companies to make more infant formula, FDA eyes more imports

Jeff Mason and Susan Heavey, Reuters  |  Updated May 12 - 5:27 p.m.

U.S. President Joe Biden met on Thursday with executives from infant formula manufacturers and retailers including Target, Walmart and Nestle's Gerber, pressing them to beef up tight supplies and do everything possible to get families access.
After championing teen treatment reform in Utah, Paris Hilton pushes for oversight at US Capitol

After championing teen treatment reform in Utah, Paris Hilton pushes for oversight at US Capitol

Kyle Dunphey, Deseret News  |  Posted May 12 - 4:06 p.m.

Paris Hilton described the "torture" she endured at the Provo Canyon School, urging leaders in Washington to act on the billion-dollar troubled teen industry that has a foothold in Utah.
Burgess Owens wants to defund Biden's Disinformation Governance Board

Burgess Owens wants to defund Biden's Disinformation Governance Board

Bridger Beal-Cvetko, Deseret News  |  Posted May 12 - 3:38 p.m.

Utah Republican Congressman Burgess Owens signed on to legislation to immediately defund the Department of Homeland Security's Disinformation Governance Board, which he called a "political tool for so-called experts to referee free speech."
Is Gmail marking messages from Republicans as spam? Google says it's based on user behavior, not bias

Is Gmail marking messages from Republicans as spam? Google says it's based on user behavior, not bias

Bridger Beal-Cvetko, Deseret News  |  Updated May 12 - 3:10 p.m.

Politicians like to accuse social media platforms of having political or ideological biases, but the real culprit in Big Tech might be your email provider.
Biden marks COVID 'tragic milestone' in US at global summit

Biden marks COVID 'tragic milestone' in US at global summit

Zeke Miller and Maria Cheng, Associated Press  |  Posted May 12 - 2:49 p.m.

President Joe Biden has appealed to world leaders for a renewed international commitment to attacking COVID-19 as he leads the U.S. in marking the "tragic milestone" of 1 million deaths in America.
Jan. 6 panel subpoenas McCarthy, four other GOP lawmakers

Jan. 6 panel subpoenas McCarthy, four other GOP lawmakers

Mary Clare Jalonick, Associated Press  |  Posted May 12 - 12:08 p.m.

House investigators said Thursday they have issued subpoenas to House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy and four other GOP lawmakers as part of their probe into the violent Jan. 6 insurrection.
Utah County attorney heads to Ukraine to help anonymous donor find 500 families to support

Utah County attorney heads to Ukraine to help anonymous donor find 500 families to support

Becky Bruce, KSL NewsRadio  |  Posted May 11 - 10:31 p.m.

Utah County Attorney David Leavitt is heading to Ukraine to help an anonymous donor select 500 families to support for an entire year.
Is Utah GOP trying to shield Sen. Mike Lee from primary election debate?

Is Utah GOP trying to shield Sen. Mike Lee from primary election debate?

Dennis Romboy, Deseret News  |  Posted May 11 - 4:46 p.m.

A GOP challenger says the Utah Republican Party asking candidates to hold off on committing to Utah Debate Commission debates might be a ploy to shield incumbent Sen. Lee.
Abortion bill fails in US Senate as Supreme Court weighs overturning Roe v. Wade

Abortion bill fails in US Senate as Supreme Court weighs overturning Roe v. Wade

Richard Cowan, Reuters  |  Updated May 11 - 3:19 p.m.

Legislation to make abortion legal throughout the United States was defeated in the U.S. Senate on Wednesday, amid solid Republican opposition.
Judge: Trump must pay $110K, meet conditions to end contempt

Judge: Trump must pay $110K, meet conditions to end contempt

Michael Sisak, Associated Press  |  Posted May 11 - 1:09 p.m.

A New York judge says he will lift his contempt of court order issued against Donald Trump if the former president meets certain conditions, including paying $110,000 in fines racked up for being slow to respond to a subpoena issued by the state's attorney general.
Where does US Senate candidate Evan McMullin stand on abortion law?

Where does US Senate candidate Evan McMullin stand on abortion law?

Dennis Romboy, Deseret News  |  Posted May 10 - 8:47 p.m.

Independent U.S. Senate candidate Evan McMullin appears to be trying to walk a fine line on abortion rights.
Sen. Mitt Romney wants federal action on the baby formula shortage

Sen. Mitt Romney wants federal action on the baby formula shortage

Bridger Beal-Cvetko, Deseret News  |  Posted May 10 - 7:35 p.m.

Romney wants the FDA to do more to ensure the availability of baby formula, citing "serious implications of the current shortage on infant health."
Elon Musk says he would reverse Twitter's ban of Donald Trump

Elon Musk says he would reverse Twitter's ban of Donald Trump

Matt O'Brien, Kelvin Chan and Tom Krisher, Associated Press  |  Posted May 10 - 3:47 p.m.

Elon Musk said he will reverse Twitter's permanent ban of former President Donald Trump if the Tesla CEO follows through with his plan to buy the social media company.
Southern Utah lawmaker charged in poaching case resigns from Utah Legislature

Southern Utah lawmaker charged in poaching case resigns from Utah Legislature

Ashley Imlay, KSL.com  |  Updated May 10 - 11:58 a.m.

Southern Utah state Rep. Travis Seegmiller, who was recently charged in a poaching case, has announced he plans to resign from the Utah Legislature due to a move.
What's in Gov. Spencer Cox's new energy and innovation plan?

What's in Gov. Spencer Cox's new energy and innovation plan?

Amy Joi O'Donoghue, Deseret News  |  Posted May 10 - 11:33 a.m.

Utah Gov. Spencer Cox unveiled the state's new Energy and Innovation Plan that pursues an "all of the above" strategy and a commitment to American energy independence.
Biden signs Ukraine bill, seeks $40B aid, in Putin rejoinder

Biden signs Ukraine bill, seeks $40B aid, in Putin rejoinder

Zeke Miller and Lisa Mascaro, Associated Press  |  Updated May 10 - 7:02 a.m.

Congressional Democrats are preparing a plan that would boost President Joe Biden's requested $33 billion Ukraine aid package to nearly $40 billion.
Abortion 'desert': Where will women in the West go if Roe v. Wade falls?

Abortion 'desert': Where will women in the West go if Roe v. Wade falls?

Marjorie Cortez, Deseret News  |  Posted May 10 - 6:24 a.m.

Organizations that provide or advocate for women's reproductive health care have been planning for years for the possibility that Roe v. Wade could be overturned.
Sen. Mike Lee wants warnings on LGBTQ content in children's TV programs

Sen. Mike Lee wants warnings on LGBTQ content in children's TV programs

Dennis Romboy, Deseret News  |  Updated May 9 - 6:33 p.m.

Sen. Lee and four Republicans are calling for a new TV rating so parents can block children from watching programs with "disturbing content," including LGBTQ characters.
Call Trump or Pence? It's decision time for Jan. 6 panel

Call Trump or Pence? It's decision time for Jan. 6 panel

Mary Clare Jalonick And Farnoush Amiri, Associated Press  |  Posted May 9 - 2:51 p.m.

As the Jan. 6 Capitol riot investigation winds down, members of the committee are wrestling over whether to call former Pres. Donald Trump or former Vice President Mike Pence, saying they've obtained all the information they need without them.
Poll: 1 in 3 fears immigrants influence US elections

Poll: 1 in 3 fears immigrants influence US elections

Anita Snow, Associated Press  |  Posted May 9 - 2:11 p.m.

About 1 in 3 U.S. adults believes an effort is underway to replace native-born Americans with immigrants for electoral gains, according to a poll by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research.
After Roe v. Wade, next US abortion battle: state v. state

After Roe v. Wade, next US abortion battle: state v. state

Brendan Pierson, Tom Hals and Jacqueline Thomsen, Reuters  |  Updated May 9 - 1:36 p.m.

With the U.S. Supreme Court expected to strike down the right to an abortion, the next legal fault line is already taking shape as lawmakers from some states explore ways to take the step to extend bans to states where the procedure remains legal.