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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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A bill adding a tax to e-cigarettes that would be used to pay for rural health care needs was introduced Friday, but the sponsor acknowledges it will be a hard sell to the Utah Legislature.
Gov. Gary Herbert announced that an independent review is underway in response to crimes committed by parolees who walked away from a halfway house, pledging that any "derelict" employees will be fired. Two cor...
A bill that would give majority Republicans control of a pair of key legislative committees made up of an equal number of Republicans and Democrats since 1975 won committee approval Wednesday.
A bill that would have allowed Utahns to wait to circulate a referendum petition until after the governor takes action on legislation failed by a close vote Wednesday in the House.
Even though the Utah State Prison won't be relocated until after a new facility expected to be completed by mid-2020 is ready, legislation was introduced Tuesday related to developing the current site in Draper...
The sponsor of a bill to legalize the medical use of marijuana says The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints' opposition to the legislation does not necessarily doom its passage.
Utahns are going to get their turn next month to vote in the Republican and Democratic presidential nomination race, but not in a traditional primary election.
Two weeks into the 2016 Utah Legislature, majority House Republicans have not held a closed caucus. But the majority GOP Senate has held four closed-door caucuses per business as usual.
Tax revenues may be falling short of projections, leaving less money to spend this session, members of the House GOP caucus were warned Thursday.
A House Democratic leader wants voters to be able to answer a nonbinding "opinion question" on the November ballot about whether the state should accept Medicaid expansion to provide health care to low-income U...