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(Photo Courtesy of Zachary Moses) Photo submitted by Zachary Moses shows the Democratic candidate for Utah governor hiking with wife, Trisha.

Zachary Moses, a Democratic candidate for governor, wants to break up Republican control of Utah and build a space port

By Benjamin Wood | April 10, 2020, 7:07 p.m.

(Rick Egan  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)      Republican Jeff Burningham announces that he is running for governor during a news conference at the Utah Capitol, Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2019.

Jeff Burningham declares his candidacy for Utah governor

By Benjamin Wood | April 10, 2020, 7:07 p.m.

(Leah Hogsten  | Tribune file photo) Salt Lake County Councilwoman Aimee Winder Newton talks with her brother, state Rep. Mike Winder, R-West Valley City, at the Salt Lake County Republican Party Organizing Convention at Cottonwood High School on April 14, 2018.

Salt Lake County Councilwoman Aimee Winder Newton is running for Utah governor

By Benjamin Wood | Taylor Stevens | April 10, 2020, 7:07 p.m.

(Rick Egan  |  Tribune file photo)  Thomas Wright says a few words during a news conference with second lady Karen Pence at the Utah Sate Capitol, Friday, Nov. 15, 2019.

Former Utah GOP Chairman Thomas Wright is running for governor. Greg Hughes to announce bid next week.

By Benjamin Wood | April 10, 2020, 7:04 p.m.

(Rick Egan  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   Spencer Cox, Greg Hughes, and Jeff Burningham look on as Thomas Write answers a question during a panel featuring gubernatorial candidates at the annual Utah Eagle Forum convention in Sandy, Saturday, Jan. 11, 2020.

Utah Eagle Forum tests Utah’s GOP candidates for governor

By Benjamin Wood | April 10, 2020, 7:04 p.m.

(Courtesy photo) Jan Garbett

Jan Garbett says she’s running for governor to give Trump-skeptical Utahns a choice

By Benjamin Wood | April 10, 2020, 7:03 p.m.

(Patrick Semansky | AP file photo) Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., departs Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, March 18, 2020, after the Senate passed a second coronavirus response bill.

Bernie Sanders is awarded 16 of Utah’s 29 Democratic delegates

By Benjamin Wood | March 26, 2020, 3:03 a.m.

(Courtesy photo) State Auditor John Dougall on Tuesday became the running mate of Republican gubernatorial candidate  Aimee Winder Newton.

Aimee Winder Newton picks Utah Auditor John Dougall as her running mate in the governor’s race

By Benjamin Wood | March 24, 2020, 10:22 p.m.

(Rick Egan  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)     Hope Preston welcomes home her brother Elder Kaleb Preston, from his mission in the Philippines, at the Salt Lake City International Airport. The Prestons are from Kaysville, Sunday, March 22, 2020.

Coronavirus brings hundreds of LDS missionaries back to Utah

By Benjamin Wood | David Noyce | March 24, 2020, 2:24 a.m.

(Rick Egan  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   Utah Department of Health state epidemiologist Angela Dunn announces the first death in Utah attributed to the coronavirus, during a news conference at the Utah Health Department, Sunday, March 22, 2020.

Utah’s first coronavirus death was a Davis County man over age 60

By Benjamin Wood | March 23, 2020, 1:49 a.m.

(Trent Nelson | Tribune file photo) Former Utah Attorney General John Swallow, charged with public corruption, at a pre-trial hearing in Salt Lake City, Friday, Jan. 6, 2017.

Ex-A.G. John Swallow says his corruption trial will make him a better attorney general

By Benjamin Wood | March 20, 2020, 10:53 p.m.

(Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune) Sen. Deidre Henderson, R-Spanish Fork, speaks after being announced as Lt. Gov. Spencer Cox's running mate in the campaign for governor, in Salt Lake City on Thursday, March 19, 2020.

Spencer Cox picks his running mate in Utah’s race for governor — state Sen. Deidre Henderson

By Bethany Rodgers | Benjamin Wood | March 20, 2020, 7:01 p.m.

(Rick Egan  |  Tribune file photo) Doug Owens chats with Leroy Tharp as he campaigns in a shopping center in West Jordan, Monday, November 3, 2014

Familiar faces join the 2020 race for the Utah Legislature

By Benjamin Wood | March 20, 2020, 3:49 p.m.

(Chris Detrick | Tribune file photo) In this March 2, 2017 photo, former Utah Attorney General John Swallow talks to members of the media after his trial in Salt Lake City. Swallow was acquitted of criminal charges and his legal fees were paid by the state.

Former Utah Attorney General John Swallow, ousted by scandal, wants his old post back

By Benjamin Wood | March 20, 2020, 3:29 p.m.

(Trent Nelson  |  Tribune file photo) Sen. Deidre Henderson, R-Spanish Fork, listens to comment at the first public hearing for SB102, which would make polygamy between consenting adults an infraction (punishable by a ticket but no arrest or jail time) instead of a felony, on Monday, Feb. 10, 2020. At right speaking in favor of the bill is Jessica Christensen of Hope After Polygamy and at left, preparing to speak against the bill, is Tonia Tewell of Holding Out Help.

Utah lawmaker who led abortion walkout won’t seek reelection

By Benjamin Wood | March 19, 2020, 12:14 a.m.

(Steve Griffin | Tribune file photo) In this Nov. 22, 2016, file photo, Jack Jones, left, culinary arts instructor at the Weber Basin Job Core in Ogden, helps Alondra Medina, Alejandro Pereez, Alan Hurtado and Seth Carroll who are students in the Utah Restaurant Association's ProStart Culinary training program, as they prepare Thanksgiving dinner for more than 1,000 families. For the past several years, the Restaurant Association has collaborated with the Salvation Army and Chartwell's Dining Services to provide the holiday meal. The Union Building Kitchen on the University of Utah campus in Salt Lake City.

State auditor dings teen chef education program over ‘dummy’ checks

By Benjamin Wood | March 17, 2020, 10:12 p.m.

(Francisco Kjolseth  |   Tribune file photo) Rep. Patrice Arent, D-Millcreek, who is retiring at the end of her current term, speaks with colleagues during the first day of the session at the State Capitol in Salt Lake City, Utah, on Monday, Jan. 26.

Utah Legislature signs off on repeal of straight-party voting

By Benjamin Wood | March 14, 2020, 1:00 p.m.

(Leah Hogsten  |  Tribune file photo) Teachers in Salt Lake City’s teacher union stage a walkout and rally at the Capitol to protest teacher pay in an effort to pressure the Utah State Legislature as it decides how much money it will allocate to the state’s education system Friday. Teachers began the rally at the Federal Building and walked up Capitol Hill to the statehouse for a rally in the rotunda, Feb. 28, 2020.

Utah lawmakers turned to teachers — and now to voters — for a budget fix

By Bethany Rodgers | Benjamin Wood | March 13, 2020, 5:25 a.m.

(Francisco Kjolseth  |  The Salt Lake Tribune) Linking arms for a photograph, the governor, Utah Education Association members, state representatives and others gather in the Gold Room at Utah Capitol on Wednesday, March 11, 2020, following an announcement on a compromise  changing rules about funding for education that will be put before voters on the November ballot.

Utah’s biggest teachers union signs on to compromise plan for schools funding

By Benjamin Wood | March 12, 2020, 2:50 a.m.

(Courtesy Utah Senate Democrats) This photo shows the six female senators who walked out of the chamber Tuesday night in protest of the mandatory ultrasound bill. From l-r are Sens. Ann Millner, R-Ogden; Karen Mayne, D-West Valley City; Jani Iwamoto, D-Holladay; Luz Escamilla, D-Salt Lake City; Deidre Henderson, R-Spanish Fork; and Kathleen Riebe, D-Cottonwood Heights.

Every woman in the Utah Senate walked out in protest of a mandatory ultrasound bill

By Benjamin Wood | March 12, 2020, 1:29 a.m.

(Leah Hogsten | Tribune file photo) "It costs over $1,000 a month to keep my child alive," said Diana Thomas, left, protesting the high cost of insulin with her daughters Grace, 13, center, and Laura, 16, to the right. Grace Thomas has diabetes. Diabetes patients, their families and supporters rallied on the state Capitol lawn, Saturday, Sept. 7, 2019.

Utah lawmakers pass bill to cap insulin prices

By Benjamin Wood | March 10, 2020, 11:20 p.m.

(Francisco Kjolseth  |  Tribune file photo) Gov. Gary Herbert answers questions from reporters on a number of topics at the Utah Capitol on Thursday, March 5, 2020, as the Legislative session enters its last week.

Utah Gov. Gary Herbert says deal is close on school funding shift

By Benjamin Wood | March 10, 2020, 10:57 p.m.

(Social Security Administration) This is a screen shot of the main page of the Social Security Administration. Utah lawmakers are considering a $15M tax cut for Social Security recipients.

Utah lawmakers looking at $15M Social Security tax cut

By Benjamin Wood | March 10, 2020, 4:40 p.m.

(Leah Hogsten  |  Tribune file photo) The Marathon Petroleum refinery in Salt Lake City, Jan. 9, 2020. Marathon now produces Tier 3 fuel, that reduces the sulfur in gasoline from 30 parts per million to 10, enabling a car's catalytic converter to run more efficiently and reduce volatile organic compounds and nitrogen oxide emissions on all vehicles.

Senate OKs tax break for refineries not producing cleaner fuel

By Benjamin Wood | March 10, 2020, 2:03 a.m.

(Francisco Kjolseth |  Tribune file photo) In this 2016 file photo, 5th grade students take a short "Brain Break," at Ascent Academy in Farmington dance and sing along to a video on the screen.

Utah PTA joins in support of big schools funding change

By Benjamin Wood | March 10, 2020, 1:05 a.m.