Recent Articles by Lisa Riley Roche
Published: Thursday, May 19, 2016 4:47 pm MDT
Gov. Gary Herbert said Thursday a strongly worded resolution from Utah lawmakers opposing a new Bears Ears national monument won't hurt his discussions about the designation with the Obama administration.
Published: Wednesday, May 18, 2016 8:15 pm MDT
The Utah Legislature told the Obama administration Wednesday in a strongly worded resolution that the state doesn't want a new national monument and is gearing up to fight any attempt to create one.
Published: Wednesday, May 18, 2016 4:11 pm MDT
Democratic candidate for governor Mike Weinholtz accused Gov. Gary Herbert Wednesday of abusing his power at a secretly recorded meeting with lobbyists where he offered to meet with their clients in exchange fo...
Published: Tuesday, May 17, 2016 6:11 pm MDT
The Utah Communications Authority, an independent agency, should be subject to a series of controls in the wake of about $1 million being stolen by a now former employee over more than a decade, lawmakers decid...
Published: Monday, May 16, 2016 7:09 pm MDT
Gov. Gary Herbert said Monday he regrets the "tone and tenor" of a secretly recorded fundraising meeting with lobbyists and that when he called himself "Available Jones," he only meant he was ready to meet with...
Published: Friday, May 13, 2016 7:28 pm MDT
There's new pressure on presumptive GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump to release his tax returns, after the party's 2012 pick, Mitt Romney, said his refusing to release them to voters is "disqualifying."
Published: Thursday, May 12, 2016 2:38 pm MDT
Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, said Thursday he "will do what I can" to help Donald Trump win the presidency, even though many of his Utah constituents have "serious reservations" about the GOP's presumptive nominee...
Published: Wednesday, May 11, 2016 5:32 pm MDT
Gov. Gary Herbert continues to maintain a significant lead over his GOP primary opponent, Overstock.com chairman Jonathan Johnson, in a new UtahPolicy.com poll released Wednesday.
Published: Tuesday, May 10, 2016 8:47 pm MDT
After drawing harsh criticism Tuesday, Gov. Gary Herbert backed off of an attempt to get lawmakers to address an issue related to the controversial Common Core standards in Utah at next week's special session o...
Published: Monday, May 9, 2016 8:09 pm MDT
Gov. Gary Herbert may ask lawmakers to go along with his newly announced opposition to mandatory high school SAGE testing at this month's special session of the Utah Legislature.