Politics Archive

Sen. Harry Reid Boosts Profile of LDS Dems

Utah’s LDS Democrats caucus is enjoying an explosion in media popularity after an appearance this week with Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid

Utah Democratic Party Chair Not Focused on Platform in Charlotte

It’s the Democrats’ turn to celebrate this week as they hold their national convention in Charlotte, North Carolina. And for Utah Democrats,

Politics Up Close: Congressional Candidate Chris Stewart, Auditor Hopeful Mark Sage

Despite the Republican National Convention held this week in Tampa, Florida, Republican Congressional candidate Chris Stewart has been here in Utah. The

Utah Delegates at RNC Spend Hours Stuck on Bus

While delegates from Utah were thrilled to hear from Mitt Romney last night as he accepted the GOP nomination for president, not

Love: “We Are Truly the Best, Last Hope on Earth”

Saratoga Springs Mayor and Congressional Candidate Mia Love drew applause last night as she spoke at the Republican National Convention. In her

Chaffetz: Elect Romney Because “We Need to Believe in America Again”

Utah Congressman Jason Chaffetz continued to make the case for GOP Presidential candidate Mitt Romney in a brief speech at the Republican

Utah GOP Chair Discusses Convention from Tampa

Tonight at the Republican National Convention, it will be Utah’s turn in the sun, even if there’s not much sun to be

Crockett Makes Case for Reducing County’s Debt

A debate over Salt Lake County’s debt load has emerged in the opinion pages of The Salt Lake Tribune, with outgoing County

Politics Up Close: Rep. Jim Matheson and PoliticIt

Today on the show, we spoke with Josh Light of PoliticIt.com, which tracks candidates' digital influence online, followed by Democratic Utah Congressman

Romney Says He Should Be Able to Keep Church Contributions Private

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney remains defiant in the face of criticism from Democrats and other GOP figures alike that he should

Neighborhood Bars Plan Still Up for Debate

The fate of Salt Lake City Mayor Ralph Becker’s initiative to allow bars in more walkable neighborhood areas remains up in the

Matheson Visits For-Profit School, Praises Students & Administrators

Democratic Utah Congressman Jim Matheson offered praise to administrators at Fortis College and students studying in fields like nursing there as he

Labor Leader Jim Judd Remembered After Death in Motorcycle Accident

Utah AFL-CIO President Jim Judd died this morning after being taken off life support, following a severe head injury he sustained in

Politics Up Close: Rep. Rebecca Chavez-Houck, Gov. Herbert’s Environmental Adviser

Progressive public policy is the goal of Democratic State Representative Rebecca Chavez-Houck. The Salt Lake City lawmaker has served in the legislature

McCain Campaigns for Mia Love

With the November election just a few months away, Republicans are ramping up their campaigns in Utah. Just one day after a

VP Pick Ryan, Rep. Matheson Co-sponsored Successful Bill

Utah Republicans have been swift to praise Mitt Romney’s pick of Wisconsin Congressman Paul Ryan as his running mate. But the only

Boehner Mixes Humor, Criticism of Democrats in Fundraiser for Love

The most powerful Republican in Congress made a stop in Salt Lake City today, giving Congressional hopeful Mia Love a fundraising boost

Issues Facing Latinos in Colorado, Nevada Could Shape Election

While Utah can hardly be considered a swing state in this year’s presidential election, its neighbors to the east and west are

Cooke’s Opposition to Same-Sex Marriage and Civil Unions Met with Some Disappointment

With the Democratic Party moving to endorse same-sex marriage nationally, Democratic gubernatorial candidate Peter Cooke made it clear Monday he's not on

Politics Up Close: Rep. Kraig Powell on Open Caucus Meetings, Treasurer Candidate Christopher Stout

Today on the show, we talked with State Rep. Kraig Powell of Heber City about his effort's to open up caucus meetings

Report Looks at Oil Shale Contributions, Industry Responds

A closed-door meeting in late March of officials from several counties in Utah, Colorado and Wyoming, along with lobbyists for the oil

Utah Request Puts Beehive State in Middle of Welfare Waiver Debate

The Obama Administration’s plan to offer waivers to individual states on welfare work requirements has drawn sharp criticism from presumptive GOP presidential

Report Says Medicaid Won’t Bust Utah’s Budget

A new report by a local advocacy group says Medicaid spending is not going to cripple Utah’s budget, despite fears expressed by

Corroon Proposes Smaller Parks Bond

After his last parks bond was rejected by Republicans on the county council, Salt Lake County Mayor Corroon is proposing a new

Politics Up Close: Automatic License Plate Readers/Congressional Candidate Donna McAleer

Today on the show, we looked at automatic license plate scanners with the ACLU of Utah and Salt Lake County Sheriff Jim

Texas Tea Party Candidate Similar to Utah’s Mike Lee

Utah’s Mike Lee may soon be joined by a like-minded Tea Party Republican in the U.S. Senate, after Ted Cruz won victory

Outdoor Retailer Brings Attention to Public Lands Issues

Thousands of outdoor enthusiasts will be visiting Salt Lake City this week. What is expected to be the largest Outdoor Retailer Show

Push for Latino Candidates in Utah Finds Success

Salt Lake City is seeing a large number of Latino candidates running for seats in state legislative races. A total of

Politics Up Close: ALEC Critics & Supporters, Salt Lake County’s FCOZ Commission

Depending on which person you ask, the American Legislative Exchange Council is a useful tool for state lawmakers to learn how to

2002 Olympic Records & Romney

GOP Presidential contender Mitt Romney is in London for today’s opening ceremony for the 2012 summer Olympic Games. Meanwhile, some are hoping