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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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Derrin Owens has been selected to fill the vacant District 58 seat in the Utah Legislature that represents Sanpete County and eastern Juab County.
By the end of the week, two of the biggest issues facing the state were supposed to be resolved. But state leaders are going to miss their self-imposed deadlines by weeks if not months.
Gov. Gary Herbert took a four-hour tour of the Utah State Prison on Tuesday to see firsthand the pluses and minuses of rebuilding on the Draper site rather than relocating the 4,000-bed facility.
Gov. Gary Herbert said Monday he and other state leaders are less than a month away from having a new Medicaid expansion proposal ready to be considered in a special session of the Legislature.
Gov. Gary Herbert became chairman of the National Governors Association Saturday, announcing an agenda aimed at showcasing why states are better than the federal government when it comes to solving the nation's...
Opponents of moving the Utah State Prison from Draper are criticizing a recently released study showing putting a new facility on the Point of the Mountain site would be costly and present security risks.
Democrat Doug Owens says the difference between his newly announced rematch with Rep. Mia Love, R-Utah, and their hard-fought race in 2014 is that this time he plans to be the winner.
Supporters of keeping the state prison in Draper made another attempt Wednesday to win approval from Utah Supreme Court to circulate a referendum.
It didn't take long for the campaigning to get down and dirty after Democrat Doug Owens announced Tuesday he is making another run for the 4th District seat in Congress held by Rep. Mia Love, R-Utah.
An attempt by a state lawmaker to help a group opposed to moving the state prison from Draper launch a referendum was dismissed Friday by the Utah Supreme Court.