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Politics Up Close: Winder Runs for County Mayor

West Valley City Mayor Mike Winder is plowing ahead with his bid for Salt Lake County Mayor. The candidate has picked up

Romney, Hatch Weigh in on Birth Control Insurance Mandate

While the Catholic Church has battled the Obama administration on mandatory contraception coverage for health insurance plans, Utah’s dominant religion, which does

Politics Up Close: Former Superlobbyist Jack Abramoff

Former Utah House Speaker David Clark now has his sights set on a higher political office, running for Congress in the 2nd

Budget Would Impact Central Utah Project

It’s no surprise that Republicans in Utah’s Congressional delegation have nothing positive to say about President Obama’s new budget proposal. But how

Matheson to Run in 4th Congressional District

The National Republican Congressional Committee has stepped up its attacks on Utah Congressman Jim Matheson, releasing an ad highlighting his support of

Matheson Weighs in on Deficit Reduction Following Supercommittee Failure

With the congressional budget-cutting supercommittee’s super failure, whether or not the House and Senate can rein in the deficit during the upcoming

Pro-Huntsman Super PAC Rolls Out New Hampshire Ad

A political Super PAC supporting Jon Huntsman’s presidential bid pulled out the stops this week, starting a broadcast advertising blitz in New

Ashdown Launches Second Senate Bid

Pete Ashdown, founder and CEO of Utah Internet Service Provider XMission announced his second candidacy for the U.S. Senate Friday at the

Huntsman Could Benefit From Other Candidates’ Woes

One presidential candidate who might stand to benefit from Texas Governor Rick Perry’s forgetfulness or repeated allegations of sexual harassment against Herman

Hatch Acknowledges Seeking Fed. Help for Now-Bankrupt Firm

When Democrats criticized Republican Utah Senator Orrin Hatch for supporting Raser Technologies, a Provo-based green energy firm that went bankrupt, his office

CityViews 10/24/11: Food Policy: Supporting Healthy Foods and Local Farmers

Segment 1: It’s no secret that the federal government subsidizes farmers to grow corn, soy, wheat, cotton and rice – commodities that

Shurtleff Joins Push to Confirm Head of Financial Protection Bureau

Despite opposition from his own party, Republican Utah Attorney General Mark Shurtleff is pushing to have former Ohio Attorney General Richard Cordray

Conservationists Slam Attempt to Overturn New Uranium Claim Moratorium

Conservation groups are slamming an attempt by Utah and Arizona lawmakers to overturn the Interior Department’s moratorium on new uranium mining claims

Lawmakers Want to Overturn Moratorium on Uranium Mining Claims in Arizona Strip

Republican Utah lawmakers are teaming up with Arizona’s congressional delegation to try to overturn the Interior Department’s moratorium on new uranium mining

Politics Up Close: Herbert, Hatch on Economy & Jobs Speech

Utah Governor Gary Herbert is continuing his push to promote Utah’s economy with a trip to New York City. Unemployment in the

Democrats Take Redistricting Message to Southern Utah

The newly-elected chairman and other leaders of the Utah Democratic Party have embarked on a “Red Rock Tour.” The party says Jim

Chaffetz Says No to Senate Run in 2012

Republican Utah Congressman Jason Chaffetz says he would like to return to Washington, but not as a senator… at least for now.

Huntsman Goes After Perry

The entrance of Texas Governor Rick Perry into the presidential race provides another candidate to stack up against former Utah Governor Jon

Love Discusses Potential Congressional Bid

When she was elected mayor of Saratoga Springs in 2009, Mia Love made history as the first African American woman ever to

McCain Berates Tea Party Senators, Like Lee

Utah Senator Mike Lee and other Tea Party Republicans pushing a balanced budget amendment during the debt ceiling crisis got a verbal

Groups Urge House to Reject Conservation Cuts

Conservationists say an appropriations bill the U.S. House of Representatives will vote on this week would mean massive cuts to programs that

Web Merchants Fight States Efforts to Tax Out-of-State Purchases

A war is raging over whether states can force out-of-state retailers to collect sales taxes on purchases made by their residents. For

Huntsman Gets New Campaign Manager

He’s not the first GOP candidate this has happeed to, and he likely won’t be the last, but former Utah Governor Jon

Lee: No Real “Gang of Six” Plan on the Table Right Now

Although the bipartisan “Gang of Six” proposal has been getting a lot of attention in Congress, Republican Utah Senator Mike Lee says

Lee Opposes McConnell Debt Ceiling Plan

Republican Utah Senator Mike Lee says he’s willing to support raising the debt ceiling… under three conditions. The first is mandated cuts

Politics Up Close: State of National Parks

Climate change. Nearby development. Native plants and animals being driven out. These are just a few of the threats to America’s national

Politics Up Close: Rep. Jason Chaffetz on Border, Political Plans

Utah Congressman Jason Chaffetz continues to be a rising star in the GOP, getting more and more attention as he moves to

Lockhart Calls Out Utah Delegation Over Immigration

Utah’s congressional delegation is derelict on immigration. That’s the exact message sent by an op-ed from Utah House Speaker Becky Lockhart that

Matheson Expects Gerrymandering Again

While the Utah legislature’s redistricting committee has been getting input from residents across the state, one Utahn who’s not hesitant to weigh

Politics Up Close: Mayor Ralph Becker at the Arts Festival

Compared to recent years, it was a relatively pain free process this time as the Salt Lake City Council passed a new