Mitt Romney

Gage Skidmore

Thursday, the Republican Speaker of the Utah House, Brad Wilson, of Kaysville filed a resolution “paying tribute” to Trump on the same day another lawmaker sponsored a censure resolution calling for U.S. Sen. Mitt Romney to be censured for his vote to convict President Donald Trump for abuse of power.

Salt Lake Tribune

After a final day of questions, a vote to allow witnesses in the Senate impeachment trial of President Trump is expected Friday. A lawsuit alleges violent and illegal actions during a law enforcement raid on the home of a Utah family. And Salt Lake City's school superintendent announces her retirement, but a board member says she was forced out. 

Salt Lake Tribune

President Donald Trump is impeached. Utah Republican Congressmen Chris Stewart, Rob Bishop and John Curtis vote against impeachment, while Democrat Ben McAdams votes for it. And a whistleblower claims that the LDS Church stockpiled $100 billion in charitable donations.

Salt Lake Tribune

With less than a month to Election Day, the race for Salt Lake City mayor intensifies with debates, endorsements and deeper dives into the issues. Rep. Ben McAdams throws his support behind the Trump impeachment inquiry. And Sen. Mitt Romney and the president clash in a war of words that has included “appalling” and “pompous ass.”

KUTV

Following a spate of vaping-related illnesses, Sen. Mitt Romney suggests a recall of e-cigarettes. A Utah man is exonerated in a sexual abuse case after spending more than 15 years behind bars. And marijuana opponents cry foul over proposed changes to Utah’s medical cannabis law. At 9 a.m. on Friday, Salt Lake Tribune government and politics editor Dan Harrie, reporter Jessica Miller and news columnist Robert Gehrke join KCPW guest host Marcie Young Cancio to talk about the week's top stories. Every Friday at 9 a.m., tune in to Utah Public Radio for the broadcast.

Mitt Romney, Utah's junior U.S. Senator, speaks with a constituent at a town hall meeting on the Utah State University campus in Logan on Thursday.
Chris Polansky / Utah Public Radio

A few dozen people gathered in the David B. Haight Alumni Center at Utah State University on Thursday, for a town hall meeting with Mitt Romney, Utah’s junior senator. 

Salt Lake Tribune

  The FBI is reportedly investigating a political action committee run by governor Gary Herbert’s former campaign manager. After a contentious debate, the Salt Lake County Council 

3. The Endangered Species Act

Mar 12, 2019
James Marvin Phelps

The Endangered Species Act (ESA) is one of the most controversial pieces of legislation in the American West. This week, UPR's Niall Clancy explores the perceptions and realities of the ESA with the help of the University of Utah's Dr. Bob Keiter.

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

What do grizzly bears, the Death Valley Pupfish, Desert Tortoises and Giant Kangaroo Rats have in common? If you’re playing endangered species bingo – you may be a winner! That’s right, all of those animals are protected under the Endangered Species Act.

Flickr: Gage Skidmore

Days before being sworn in as Utah's newest senator, Mitt Romney 

A sign reads, "Welcome to Utah."
Wikimedia Commons

     

Salt Lake Tribune editors reflect on the stories that defined 2018, including the debate around medical marijuana, the seismic shifts inside the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, election-year battles, fallen heroes, gun protests and wildfires. 

Romney Calls For Endangered Species Act Reform

Oct 19, 2018
Niall Clancy

The Endangered Species Act has prevented the extinction of iconic species such as the Humpback Whale, Florida Manatee and Bald Eagle. It has also generated considerable controversy. 

LDS Church News

The November election ballots hit mailboxes this week, with 27 of Utah's 29 counties voting primarily by mail. Plus, comments by Latter-day Saint leader Dallin H. Oaks about the LGBTQ community stir up controversy. And President Donald Trump's approval rating in Utah keeps falling.   

Mia Love
wikipedia.org

Republican Utah Congresswoman Mia Love is hosting a campaign rally with the state's beloved adopted son, Mitt Romney, as she gears up for the final months of a tight election race.

The rally at Friday night at Thanksgiving Point will also include more than 40 local elected officials.

Quartz

A judge rules that San Juan County Commission candidate Willy Grayeyes be put back on the ballot after an elections official backdated a complaint against him. U.S.

Mitt Romney
uselectionatlas.org

Mitt Romney is calling for a high-tech early detection system and more logging to prevent wildfires ravaging the U.S. West.

The U.S. Senate candidate in Utah said in an essay Tuesday the government can do more to prevent fires there and other places like California, which is fighting its largest wildfire in state history.

Jenny Wilson
utahdemocrats.org

Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Jenny Wilson is throwing down the gauntlet to Mitt Romney on immigration.

Wilson said in a news conference Thursday Romney is "out of touch" with Utah voters on the issue. She says Romney's policies are harsh, including ending so-called chain migration, a term critics use to describe family-based immigration. He's also supported a border wall backed by President Donald Trump.

Mitt Romney and Mike Kennedy were forced into a runoff primary since neither won 60 percent of delegates' votes.
upr.org

  Mitt Romney is readying for a second chance to dispatch a state lawmaker who defeated him at the state Republican Party convention in the race for a Utah Senate seat.

He's competing with Mike Kennedy in a primary election Tuesday to replace U.S. Sen. Orrin Hatch, who is retiring after more than 40 years in office.

Mitt Romney makes final bid for Senate seat this week.
stream.org

  Mitt Romney is flashing his familiar smile at city parks and backyards in Utah's mountains and suburbs this week, making his final pitch after being forced into a Republican primary against a conservative state lawmaker.

At stake is the party's nomination to vie for the Senate seat long held by retiring Republican Sen. Orrin Hatch.

Mitt Romney has large lead on opponent for the primary elections.
en.wikipedia.org

Financial disclosures show former presidential candidate Mitt Romney has a large leg up on his opponent heading into Utah Republican primary next Tuesday.

Romney's campaign reported raising nearly $2 million between April and June. He spent $1.4 million in that period and has roughly $1.6 million in the bank.

U.S. Senate candidate Mitt Romney defended himself at a debate Tuesday from attacks on his status as a recent Utah transplant who has previously criticized President Donald Trump.

Mitt Romney under criticism for comments about pastor.
upr.org

Utah Senate candidate Mike Kennedy is defending a prominent Baptist minister who has come under fire from Mitt Romney and others for his past criticism of Mormonism, Islam and Judaism. 

Kennedy said that it was "embarrassing" for Romney to call Pastor Robert Jeffress a "religious bigot."

Mitt Romney
NPR.org

A group of conservative Republicans has hired a firm to persuade Utah voters to remove their names from a ballot initiative petition that would cement Utah's candidate nominating system.

Fundraising disclosure forms show Keep My Voice spent $174,000 on the effort. Backer Dave Bateman says that he's heard voters were misled, believing it was for other causes like to get Mitt Romney on the ballot.

GENE SWEENEY JR. / GETTY IMAGES

 

State Rep. Mike Kennedy, R-Alpine, bested Mitt Romney in the Republican convention last weekend and will face off with him in the primary election. The tension between conservative and moderate Republicans also played out at the convention. And the Utah Jazz gear up for Game 6 against the Oklahoma City Thunder. 

 

Pages