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(Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune) Gov. Spencer Cox at a news conference at the State Capitol in Salt Lake City on Friday, July 29, 2022. Cox criticized last week's search of former President Donald Trump's home at Mar-a-Lago during an interview with The Washington Post on Aug. 16, 2022, saying the FBI and Department of Justice owe the American public an explanation.

Utah Gov. Spencer Cox criticizes DOJ for lack of information about search of former President Donald Trump’s residence

By Bryan Schott | August 16, 2022, 10:56 p.m.

(Chris Samuels | The Salt Lake Tribune) The H Rock, photographed Monday, Aug. 15, 2022 in Salt Lake City, was altered to show a large Roman numeral "III." According to family friends, the siblings of John Richards III painted the Highland High School spirit symbol in memory of their brother who died a year ago.

Family paints Highland High School’s H Rock to honor late brother

By Bryan Schott | August 16, 2022, 3:06 a.m.

(Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune) Members of the Utah GOP State Central Committee gather for the organization’s quarterly meeting in Sandy on Saturday, Aug. 13, 2022.

Utah GOP calls for a ban on elective gender-affirming medical care for minors

By Bryan Schott | August 14, 2022, 12:57 a.m.

(Rick Egan | The Salt Lake Tribune) Chris Stewart celebrates his win in the Republican Primary, at the election party at Awaken Event Center, on Tuesday, June 28, 2022. On Friday, Aug., 12, Stewart suggested the FBI search of former President Donald Trump's home was politically motivated.

‘Was it nuclear? Heck, maybe it was aliens.’ Utah Rep. Chris Stewart defends Donald Trump, calls for details on documents seized from Mar-a-Lago

By Bryan Schott | August 13, 2022, 4:04 p.m.

(Rachel Rydalch | The Salt Lake Tribune) Rep. Phil Lyman, R-Blanding, says he plans to sponsor legislation in the 2023 session to remove Utah's exemption that allows clergy members to not report child abuse.

LDS bishops and other clergy could be required to report child abuse under proposed bill

By Bryan Schott | August 13, 2022, 10:55 p.m.

(Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune) Sen. Mike Lee at the ribbon cutting ceremony for Thermo Fisher Scientific's Ogden facility on Wednesday, April 20, 2022. Lee is the author of the new Twitter account, "Based Mike Lee."

‘Bussin, forreal forreal.’ The @BasedMikeLee Twitter account is actually Sen. Mike Lee — for real.

By Bryan Schott | August 10, 2022, 10:41 p.m.

(Leah Hogsten | The Salt Lake Tribune)  A man who was handcuffed and hauled out of a Utah Senate committee hearing in March was given multiple opportunities to remove anti-vaccine passport stickers from his clothing and phone before he was arrested, body camera footage and police reports show.

Video: Body camera footage shows what happened when a member of the public was dragged out of a Utah Senate hearing

By Bryan Schott | August 10, 2022, 12:00 p.m.

(Phelan M. Ebenhack | AP) Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, lashed out at the FBI and Department of Justice for Monday's raid at Mar-a-Lago.

What Utah’s members of Congress are saying about the FBI raid on Trump

By Bryan Schott | August 9, 2022, 8:13 p.m.

(Rick Egan | The Salt Lake Tribune) Rocky Anderson says he's planning to run for another term as Salt Lake City mayor in 2023.

Rocky 3? Anderson says he’s running for Salt Lake City mayor again in 2023

By Bryan Schott | August 4, 2022, 9:07 p.m.

(Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune) The sun sets on the Utah Capitol on Wednesday, Feb. 9, 2022.

A GOP candidate narrowly lost his Utah Legislative primary race. Now he’s suing for a recount.

By Bryan Schott | August 2, 2022, 8:22 p.m.

(AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File) President Joe Biden speaks to members of the media after exiting Air Force One, Wednesday, July 20, 2022, at Andrews Air Force Base, Md. Utah Rep. Burgess Owens joined more than 50 House Republicans who called on Biden to undergo a cognitive screening.

Rep. Burgess Owens joins letter questioning Biden’s mental fitness

By Bryan Schott | August 2, 2022, 12:00 p.m.

(Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune) Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg and Gov. Spencer Cox at a news conference at the Utah Capitol in Salt Lake City on Friday, July 29, 2022.

Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg visits Utah, unveils new federal program to help respond to climate change

By Bryan Schott | Blake Apgar | July 29, 2022, 10:49 p.m.

(Francisco Kjolseth  |  The Salt Lake Tribune) A marriage performed in 2013 at the Salt Lake City County offices. Jake Oaks, who is running for Utah County Clerk in November, says he won't issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples if he's elected.

A candidate for Utah County clerk says, if elected, he won’t issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples

By Bryan Schott | July 29, 2022, 10:42 p.m.

(Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune) Lawyers for the Utah Legislature asked a court to delay ruling on a lawsuit claiming the congressional maps adopted by the Utah Legislature in 2021 are an illegal gerrymander.

Attorneys for Utah want to push pause on a lawsuit claiming Utah’s congressional maps are illegal gerrymandering

By Bryan Schott | July 26, 2022, 10:01 p.m.

(Rick Egan | The Salt Lake Tribune) Laura Jacobs runs the Agilis ballot sorting machine  at the Salt Lake County building, on Wednesday, Oct. 27, 2021.

Judge tosses lawsuit from Utah election conspiracy duo seeking 2020 voting data

By Bryan Schott | July 23, 2022, 6:47 p.m.

(Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune) The sun sets on the Utah Capitol on Wednesday, Feb. 9, 2022.

One Utah House GOP primary election was decided by 10 votes. The loser is claiming irregularities with the vote.

By Bryan Schott | July 21, 2022, 12:00 p.m.

(Leah Hogsten | The Salt Lake Tribune)  Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is applauded after taking the stage to address The American Legislative Exchange Council annual meeting July 28, 2021 at The Grand America Hotel in Salt Lake City. DeSantis is scheduled to be in Utah on Wednesday for a pair of high-dollar fundraising events.

Why Attorney General Sean Reyes is helping Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis raise money in Utah

By Bryan Schott | July 20, 2022, 12:00 p.m.

(Rick Egan | The Salt Lake Tribune) El senador Mike Lee habla en su fiesta electoral en el Awaken Event Center al concluir las elecciones primarias de Utah el martes 28 de junio de 2022. Una encuesta de julio de un súper PAC centrista le da a Lee un 14 puntos de ventaja sobre el candidato independiente Evan McMullin.

Una nueva encuesta muestra a Mike Lee con una ventaja de dos dígitos sobre Evan McMullin, pero el encuestador dice que el independiente no es un oponente típico

By Bryan Schott | July 19, 2022, 8:53 p.m.

(Rick Egan | The Salt Lake Tribune) Sen. Mike Lee speaks at his election party at Awaken Event Center at the conclusion of Utah's primary elections on Tuesday, June 28, 2022. A July poll from a centrist super PAC gives Lee a 14-point lead over independent candidate Evan McMullin.

New poll shows Mike Lee with double-digit lead over Evan McMullin, but pollster says the independent is no typical opponent

By Bryan Schott | July 19, 2022, 8:54 p.m.

Rick Egan | The Salt Lake Tribune) Joel Ferry is currently working as acting director of the Utah Department of Natural Resources. Gov. Spencer Cox has not yet officially appointed Ferry to the job.

Gov. Cox’s pick to head up the Utah Department of Natural Resources has been on the job since early July, even though he hasn’t been officially nominated yet

By Bryan Schott | July 15, 2022, 7:13 p.m.

(Chris Samuels | The Salt Lake Tribune) Utah Department of Natural Resources' acting executive director Joel Ferry is keeping his seat in the Utah Legislature, an arrangement that could violate the Utah Constitution.

Is Gov. Spencer Cox’s pick to run the Natural Resources Department violating the Utah Constitution?

By Bryan Schott | July 15, 2022, 2:40 p.m.

(Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune) Former Overstock.com CEO Patrick Byrne is reportedly set to speak with the House committee investigating Jan. 6.

Former Overstock CEO Patrick Byrne reportedly set to meet with Jan. 6 investigators

By Bryan Schott | July 13, 2022, 1:57 a.m.

(Rick Egan | The Salt Lake Tribune) Utah County Commissioner Bill Lee, who has ties to election fraud conspiracists, has asked for detailed data from the 2022 primary election, raising questions about what he plans to do with it.

He won an award from an election fraud conspiracy group. Now he wants voting machine data from the 2022 primary.

By Bryan Schott | July 11, 2022, 2:14 p.m.

(AP Photo/Michael Conroy) Former Vice President Mike Pence is hosting a fundraiser for Utah Rep. Burgess Owens in Park City on Thursday night.

Former Vice President Mike Pence hosting Thursday fundraiser for Rep. Burgess Owens

By Bryan Schott | July 7, 2022, 8:33 p.m.

(Leah Hogsten | The Salt Lake Tribune)  Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis will visit Utah later this month for a high-dollar fundraising event.

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis to make a fundraising stop in Utah this month

By Bryan Schott | July 7, 2022, 12:00 p.m.