Redistricting: it’s the process of defining the boundaries of voting districts and it can be politically contentious. A new law in the upcoming legislative session is trying to take some of the politics out of the process.
The Salt Lake County Council is meeting tonight to finalize steps in the Pay for Success program. It’s part of Mayor Ben McAdams’ effort to reduce homelessness and deal with criminal justice issues in the county.
Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, is one of a handful of legislators backing a sweeping criminal justice reform bill in Congress. But with a new administration comes concerns over the bill’s future, which Lee and others would still like to see passed.
In his first post-election interview, President-elect Donald Trump says he wants to act fast to deport 2-3 million undocumented immigrants with criminal histories. That has some immigration groups wondering what Trump’s policies could mean locally.
About 100 new U.S. citizens attended a naturalization ceremony at the Salt Lake District Courthouse on Wednesday. As they celebrated their new status with friends and families, some are uncertain of what a Trump presidency will mean for them.
A day after Utah Republican leaders urged skeptical conservatives to back Donald Trump, independent presidential candidate Evan McMullin stepped up his outreach to millennials at a candidate forum at the University of Utah’s Hinckley Institute of Politics.
As Utah voters cast their ballots for Governor this year, one issue in particular will be on their minds regardless of their party affiliation and that is education. Incumbent Gary Herbert is proud of how much new money he’s put into the state’s education system. But large class sizes and low teacher salaries persist in Utah. Democratic Gubernatorial Candidate Mike Weinholtz says he can change that.
This year’s U.S. Senate race in Utah pits incumbent Republican Mike Lee against political newcomer Misty Snow. She faces an uphill road to unseat Lee, but is taking a much different approach than fellow Democrats who’ve run before her.
Democrat Mike Weinholtz says if he is elected Governor this November, he will work to legalize medical marijuana in the state. The announcement came Tuesday after his wife pleaded guilty to misdemeanor pot-possession charges.