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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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Retiring House Speaker Becky Lockhart, R-Provo, said Wednesday lawmakers need to be involved in the negotiations to expand the federal government's Utah Test and Training Range.
America needs heroes, former Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney told BYU students and faculty gathered for a Tuesday forum.
Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, on Monday called on Democrats in the Senate to stand up to President Barack Obama's new plan to take executive action on immigration and "remind the president he is not a king."
Gov. Gary Herbert said Thursday Utahns won't be swayed by a Florida-based group's attempt to stop his proposed Healthy Utah alternative to Medicaid expansion.
The Utah Commission on Criminal and Juvenile Justice unanimously approved a series of proposed reforms Wednesday intended to reduce prison population growth, including making drug possession a misdemeanor.
A Florida-based group is trying to stop Gov. Gary Herbert's Healthy Utah alternative to Medicaid expansion with a new website urging Utahns to sign a petition against the plan.
A majority of Utahns favor removing the barrier known as the "Zion Curtain" that shields restaurant patrons from liquor bottles and the pouring of alcoholic drinks, according to a new poll.
The new 6th Circuit Court of Appeals ruling upholding bans on same-sex marriage in four states could lead to a U.S. Supreme Court decision on whether Utah and other states have the final say on the issue.
House Republicans named Majority Whip Greg Hughes, R-Draper, to replace outgoing House Speaker Becky Lockhart, R-Provo, during a closed caucus meeting Thursday night.
After being asked yet another question during an interview Wednesday about being the first black Republican woman in Congress, Rep.-elect Mia Love, R-Utah, playfully swatted at a reporter.