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Utah County Commissioner Greg Graves is under mounting pressure to resign amid allegations that he created a hostile and intimidating work environment. 

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Education has been a top priority for Gov. Gary Herbert's administration, and this year’s budget is no different.

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Earlier this year, a woman who works at the Utah Legislature was talking to a lawmaker in the hallway at the Utah State Capitol. It was a professional conversation — they were talking about a bill, when the lawmaker started fiddling with a button on his jacket. It was starting to come loose, and he hinted that he’d like her to sew it back on for him.

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State Sen. Brian Shiozawa, R-Salt Lake, announced his resignation on Monday to serve under the Trump administration. The former Utah emergency room doctor had been a leader on health legislation.

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Environmental groups and Native American tribes wasted no time in filing lawsuits to stop the Trump administration's vast cuts to two Utah national monuments. 

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To see how far back the issue of public lands has divided Utahns, look no further than the guest list for President Trump’s signing ceremony at the state capitol on Monday.

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Update 12:35 PM MST — Pres. Donald Trump has signed two presidential proclamations, one to modify Bears Ears and another for Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monuments.

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Thousands of protesters fired up by President Donald Trump's expected announcement to shrink two national monuments in Utah rallied in Salt Lake City on Saturday. Click photo for a gallery by RadioWest's Kelsie Moore.

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A botched sting of the Washington Post by conservative anti-media activist James O’Keefe has renewed scrutiny of his organization, Project Veritas, and its fundraising capabilities.

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Congressman Chris Stewart says despite nearly a year of setbacks for the GOP's legislative efforts, he believes his party's sweeping rewrite of the tax code will make it across the finish line this week. 

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Every state gets two statues to display at the U.S. Capitol in Washington. Utah’s are Brigham Young, who you’ve heard of, and Philo Farnsworth, an early television pioneer, who you might not have heard of.

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Utah's Lieutenant Governor Spencer Cox just returned from a five day humanitarian trip to Puerto Rico. He hopes his trip reminds people that the island is still recovering.

Some of the quote “biggest losers” in the proposed GOP tax plan gathered in Salt Lake City to rally against the bill. Large families, college students and disabled vets say they’ll bear the brunt of the cuts.

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Sen. Orrin Hatch and Ohio Democratic Sen. Sherrod Brown got into an angry exchange Thursday night after Brown accused Republicans of protecting the rich in their new tax plan.

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Republican state lawmaker Dan Hemmert was reading headlines about Orrin Hatch’s Senate seat last month that worried him.

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Mitt Romney is among a growing chorus of Republicans in Utah condemning Alabama Senate hopeful Roy Moore. Moore is under fire after the Washington Post reported that he had sexual contact with a 14-year-old when he was 32.

Four incumbent mayors in Salt Lake County will be out of the job, if unofficial election results hold. KUER spoke to two of the new mayors-elect who will replace them.

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Provo Mayor John Curtis landed a decisive victory Tuesday night in the special House race to fill former Congressman Jason Chaffetz’s seat. 

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It's election day in Utah. More than 400 municipal races will be decided Tuesday night, in addition to ballot questions and bond referendums. 

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When President Donald Trump said he would pull the U.S. out of the Paris Climate Accord in June, Stacy Palen decided it was time to step out of the classroom and into the political arena. 

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Provo will make history on Tuesday when voters elect their first female mayor since the city's founding 167 years ago. Sherrie Hall Everett, co-vice chair of the Utah Transit Authority, will face Michelle Kaufusi, a Provo School Board member, in the race to replace John Curtis, who's running for Congress. 

Hatch Retirement Rumors Heat Up Again

Oct 27, 2017
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Sen. Orrin Hatch retirement rumors are heating up again, and this time it could be a question of when, not if Utah's senior senator plans to step aside.

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Organizers behind a direct primary ballot initiative will hold public hearings this week across Utah.

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A lawsuit over Utah’s voter rolls is still up in the air — and so might President Trump’s voter fraud commission that requested the data in the first place.

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Gov. Gary Herbert says a courtroom may be the best option to settle a dispute between the legislature, attorney general and his office. The legislature has been in a power struggle with the governor for months over who has the authority to organize a special election.

Salt Lake County

Democratic Salt Lake County Mayor Ben McAdams is jumping into the race for the 4th Congressional District seat against Republican Congresswoman Mia Love.

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Utah officials presented an update of Operation Rio Grande on Wednesday. That’s the initiative to crackdown on crime and drug activity in downtown Salt Lake City.

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Republican congressional candidate John Curtis is leading fundraising totals heading into the final stretch of the 3rd District House race.

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The future of a limited Medicaid expansion in Utah is in question after the departure of U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Tom Price.

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Anyone who follows Utah politics or the hashtag #utpol on Twitter knows Republican state Sen. Todd Weiler. He freely admits he can be pretty sarcastic online. He pokes fun at liberals, current events and his tortured love of BYU football.

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