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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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Sen. Orrin Hatch said Tuesday he was "sorry to see" that Utah businessman and philanthropist Jon Huntsman Sr. called Sen. Mike Lee an embarrassment to the state, but he isn't ready to endorse Lee's re-election.
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An overflow crowd opposing a proposed prison relocation site pledged to stand with the Eagle Mountain City Council as it adopted a resolution city officials hope will ward off the facility.
When Gov. Gary Herbert announces his proposed budget Thursday, the bottom line is expected to exceed $14 billion thanks to a big boost in ongoing revenues and surplus funds.
Despite new budget projections showing the state can count on an additional $638 million for the 2015 Legislature to spend, lawmakers Tuesday ordered an initial 2 percent budget cut.
Rep.-elect Mia Love, R-Utah, added her voice Tuesday to the growing opposition to sites under consideration for a new state prison, telling lawmakers it's "not warranted" to include three potential locations in...
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