Recent Articles by Lisa Riley Roche
Published: Monday, November 30, 2015 6:15 am MST
Mitt Romney's plans to run a third time for president fell to a "shock and awe" campaign launched by another Republican already in the race, Jeb Bush, according to a chapter of a new book obtained by the Desere...
Published: Tuesday, November 24, 2015 6:19 pm MST
More than two years after a man drove his truck up the west steps of the state Capitol, new concrete barriers are being installed outside building entrances throughout the grounds.
Published: Friday, November 20, 2015 6:22 pm MST
Ben Carson is the favorite choice of Utah voters among the Republican presidential candidates, with more than twice the support of national frontrunner Donald Trump, according to a new poll.
Published: Thursday, November 19, 2015 7:40 pm MST
Gov. Gary Herbert is looking at calling a special session of the Utah Legislature within weeks to deal with election issues including allowing unaffiliated voters to participate in next year's primary.
Published: Thursday, November 19, 2015 7:04 pm MST
Former Gov. Mike Leavitt told lawmakers Thursday they need to face a number of long-term issues including an eroding sales tax base and offered some advice on combining statesmanship with political gamesmanship...
Published: Wednesday, November 18, 2015 6:05 pm MST
A bill that would allow vote totals to be updated between Election Day and the official canvass two weeks later was unanimously endorsed by lawmakers Wednesday.
Published: Wednesday, November 18, 2015 5:31 pm MST
House Republicans fell short Wednesday of enough votes to take a stand against Gov. Gary Herbert's choosing not to join a majority of other governors in refusing to accept Syrian refugees following the recent t...
Published: Tuesday, November 17, 2015 6:49 pm MST
It will take more than $90 million to cover the cost of an additional 9,730 students expected to enroll in Utah schools next fall, legislative leaders were told Tuesday.
Published: Monday, November 16, 2015 6:25 pm MST
Former GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney's tough talk about the need for an American-led war against the Islamic State that includes ground troops is being seen as strengthening his role as leader of his p...
Published: Saturday, November 14, 2015 6:15 pm MST
Harold and Leslie Scilley, of Ogden, had just returned to their hotel on the last night of their dream trip to Paris to celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary when they heard the French capital was under atta...