Cheryl Diaz Meyer, For the Deseret News
Senator-elect Mitt Romney, R-Utah, greets supporters and friends during a reception at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., on January 3, 2019.

SALT LAKE CITY — Here’s a look at the news for Jan. 4.

Mitt Romney says President Donald Trump should “up his game” as he and Rep. Ben McAdams are sworn in. Read more.

We found 78 people were killed in Utah in 2018. These are their stories.

“La La Land” composer and 2019 Golden Globe nominee spoke with us about creating music for “First Man.” Read more.

Police say an intoxicated and unruly JetBlue passenger was arrested in Salt Lake City. Read more.

The wife of the mayor killed in Afghanistan asks anyone “moved by our story” to donate to a veterans charity. Read more.

Can those pushing for transgender rights find common ground with faith groups? Read a look ahead to 2019.

Here are three questions about religion to ask as you follow Congress this year.

A look ahead to your weekend:

A look our most-read stories:

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