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Lisa Riley Roche
Lisa Riley Roche covers politics for the Deseret News/KSL news division, producing content for the newspaper, the TV and radio stations, and both deseretnews.com and ksl.com. She has been a reporter for more than 25 years, including more than 20 years at the Deseret News. Her assignments have included serving as the lead reporter on the 2002 Winter Olympics and covering Mitt Romney’s 2008 presidential bid in Iowa and other states. Roche was born and raised in Las Vegas and graduated from the University of Nevada Las Vegas with a degree in communications studies. She has taught a course in reporting at the University of Utah and has won numerous awards for her work, including a 2011 USC Annenberg Walter Cronkite Award for Excellence in Television Political Journalism special commendation for investigative reporting with KSL-TV’s John Daley.
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The tea party movement that toppled former Utah Sen. Bob Bennett in 2010 and supported his successor, Sen. Mike Lee, remains strong, a Harvard University professor said Thursday at the University of Utah.
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A historic anti-discrimination and religious rights compromise and a monumental stalemate over Medicaid expansion will bring down the curtain late Thursday on the 2015 Utah Legislature.
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There's a deal in the works in the ongoing back-and-forth between the House and the Senate over Gov. Gary Herbert's Healthy Utah alternative to Medicaid expansion.