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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Democrat Doug Owens said Monday his campaign's new poll shows Republican Mia Love has only a single-digit lead, confirming the race is "highly competitive."
Utahns file their taxes, bank and shop online all the time, says state Sen. Curt Bramble, R-Provo, so why shouldn't they also be able to vote on their laptops?
Legislative action on Gov. Gary Herbert's proposed alternative to Medicaid expansion could be pushed back until next year as a result of conflicting appeals court rulings on the Affordable Care Act issued Tuesd...
A new solar energy project at the Utah Olympic Oval announced Monday is expected to shave about $100,000 off the speedskating facility's annual $750,000 power bill.
A $5,000 reward is being offered by the Humane Society of Utah for information leading to the arrest and successful prosecution of the person or persons responsible for the recent shootings of four horses in Sy...
State Sen. Luz Robles, the Salt Lake Democrat challenging 2nd District Rep. Chris Stewart, R-Utah, rallied some 40 volunteers gathered at Warm Springs Park on Saturday morning before sending them off to canvass...
Democrat Doug Owens, already lagging behind Republican Mia Love in raising money for the 4th District congressional race, now has a new campaign manager.
The number of Utahns in the Medicaid coverage gap is "significantly larger" than previously calculated, according to a new analysis presented Thursday to the state's Health Reform Task Force.
Lawmakers were told Wednesday that no one has yet applied to buy a liquor license along with a restaurant or bar, an option available under a law that took effect July 1.
Gov. Gary Herbert called the arrests Tuesday of former Utah Attorneys General Mark Shurtleff and John Swallow on public corruption charges a "sad day" and a "black eye" for the state.