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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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Utah GOP leaders will have a chance Saturday to take a step toward a truce in what Gov. Gary Herbert has called a civil war within the party over complying with a state-mandated candidate nomination process.
More than 100 Tooele County residents chanted, "Keep the joint at the Point," at a rally Thursday evening across the street from where state officials were holding an open house about the benefits of a new stat...
Seventeen years ago, the U.S. Department of Justice launched an investigation into bribery allegations against officials of another internationally known sports entity, the committee that brought the 2002 Winte...
Gov. Gary Herbert is stepping up the pressure to settle what he is calling a "civil war" within the Utah Republican Party over complying with a new candidate nominating process that limits the power of party de...
Rep. Mia Love, R-Utah, is co-sponsoring the Student Right to Know Before You Go Act, the first bill she's getting behind in a big way since taking office.
Leonard Andrews, a computer programer who works just a short distance from one of five proposed prison sites, wasn't impressed Thursday by a display intended to show how a new facility would blend into a commun...
There's now a Utah chapter of Americans for Prosperity, the main political advocacy group for the Koch brothers, billionaire industrialists playing an increasingly prominent role in Republican politics.
Within sight of Salt Lake City International Airport, a small herd of antelope roamed near a canal that cuts through one of the five proposed sites for a new state prison.
Gov. Gary Herbert said Thursday he's open to legalizing marijuana for medical use.
Two years ago, delegates to the Utah Republican Party's annual state convention soundly defeated an attempt by party leaders to change the candidate nomination process to avoid the Count My Vote initiative.