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(Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune) Ilai Kaufusi presents first lady Jill Biden with a traditional lei at Glendale Middle School in Salt Lake City on Wednesday, May 5, 2021.

Snapshots: A quick look at Jill Biden’s visit to Utah

By Matt Canham | May 6, 2021, 3:14 a.m.

(Rick Egan | The Salt Lake Tribune) First lady Jill Biden speaks to faculty and guests at Glendale Middle School, on Wednesday, May 5, 2021.

The latest: Jill Biden jets out of Salt Lake City after visiting a west-side school and vaccination clinic

By The Salt Lake Tribune | May 5, 2021, 11:20 p.m.

(J. Scott Applewhite, AP File photo) In this Jan. 10, 2020, file photo, Rep. Liz Cheney, R-Wyo., speaks with reporters as lawmakers leave the Capitol in Washington. Utah Sen. Mitt Romney is defending her from fellow Republicans hoping to remove her from her position in the House.

Look who’s defending Liz Cheney over her criticism of Trump. Yep, Mitt Romney.

By Matt Canham | May 4, 2021, 10:06 p.m.

(Mandel Ngan | Pool via AP) First lady Jill Biden, speaks with Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez, and his wife Phefelia Nez at Window Rock, Ariz., in the Navajo Nation on Thursday, April 22, 2021.

What Jill Biden plans to do when she’s in Utah

By Matt Canham | May 4, 2021, 10:48 p.m.

(Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune) Poneo Wilondja, a refugee from Congo, in Salt Lake City on Friday, April 16, 2021. Wilondja was supposed to be reunited with his mother and siblings in February, but their case was canceled, likely because President Joe Biden delayed his promised expansion of the program.

Hope rises and ‘happiness’ awaits for this Utahn as Biden lifts refugee cap

By Matt Canham | May 3, 2021, 11:02 p.m.

(Leah Hogsten  |  Salt Lake Tribune file photo)   A plane lands at Salt Lake City International Airport in 2019. Mitt Romney wants to get a same-day, in-person passport office set up in Utah.

Need a passport right away? Mitt Romney wants an office in Utah to do just that.

By Matt Canham | April 27, 2021, 11:14 a.m.

(Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune) Rep. Blake Moore, R-Utah, shown in July 2020, will turn 41 in June. He is the co-leader of the Congressional Future Caucus.

Millennial caucus is co-led by Utah’s Blake Moore, who may or may not be a millennial

By Matt Canham | April 26, 2021, 12:00 p.m.

(Nikki Boliaux | The New York Times) Hikers take in the view from the summit of the Angels Landing trail in Zion National Park, where the number of visitors has surged, Nov. 23, 2020. Utah received $7.3 million from the federal government to improve public lands, far below what Utah lawmakers say is needed.

Led by Mitt Romney, lawmakers complain Utah’s share of money to improve public lands is ‘shockingly low’

By Matt Canham | April 25, 2021, 5:17 p.m.

(Doug Mills | The New York Times) President Joe Biden addresses a news conference at the White House in Washington on Thursday, March 25, 2021. During an online town hall Wednesday, April 21, 2021, Utah Sen. Mike Lee and Rep. Chris Stewart shared their thoughts of Biden’s performance in his first 100 days in office.

Asked to rate Biden, here’s what Mike Lee and Chris Stewart said after the laughter stopped

By Matt Canham | April 22, 2021, 1:00 p.m.

(Rick Egan | The Salt Lake Tribune) Rep. Chris Stewart talks to Utah Republican Party chairman Derek Brown at the Utah Association of Realtors office in Sandy, on Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020.

Why Utah’s Chris Stewart got the vaccine but says you shouldn’t shame people who don’t

By Matt Canham | April 22, 2021, 12:00 p.m.

(Jim Huylebroek | The New York Times) Afghan security forces, some with uniform and others without, man a lone outpost near Panjwai, Afghanistan, Jan. 30, 2021.

Utah Sen. Mitt Romney calls Biden’s Afghanistan withdrawal an ‘error’

By Sara Tabin | Matt Canham | April 21, 2021, 3:37 p.m.

(Andrew Harnik | AP) Sen. Mitt Romney, R-Utah, attends a meeting with President Joe Biden and other members of congress to discuss his jobs plan in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, Monday, April 19, 2021.

What Mitt Romney told Joe Biden in his White House meeting on infrastructure

By Matt Canham | April 20, 2021, 3:39 p.m.

(Andrew Harnik | AP) President Joe Biden speaks about Russia in the East Room of the White House, Thursday, April 15, 2021, in Washington.

Biden backtracks after backlash, vows to keep pledge to let in more refugees

By Matt Canham | April 17, 2021, 12:59 a.m.

(Trent Nelson  |  Tribune file photo)  Aden Batar, migration and refugee resettlement director at Catholic Community Services, speaks at a news conference on March 10, 2017. Batar remains hopeful that Utah soon will begin accepting more refugees.

‘A loss of hope’ — How Joe Biden’s inaction on refugees has real consequences in Utah

By Matt Canham | April 15, 2021, 1:24 p.m.

(Rick Egan | Tribune file photo) Rep. Burgess Owens on Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020. The Utah congressman opposes reparations for slavery.

Why Utah Rep. Burgess Owens opposes reparations as the House takes a first step toward slavery compensation

By Matt Canham | April 15, 2021, 8:01 p.m.

(Seth Wenig | AP file photo) A mostly empty stadium is seen before the Opening Day baseball game between the Mets and the Atlanta Braves at Citi Field, Friday, July 24, 2020, in New York. Sen. Mike Lee wants to strip Major League Baseball of its antitrust exemption after the league moved the All-Star Game from Atlanta in response to Georgia's new voting law.

Utah Sen. Mike Lee wants to punish Major League Baseball for taking on Georgia’s voting law

By Matt Canham | April 13, 2021, 6:58 p.m.