Why Josh Hawley’s move could endanger Senate Republicans

Senators are still blocking an immediate and final vote to override President Donald Trump’s veto of the National Defense Authorization Act, Republican leaders are grappling with a new problem on their hands: GOP Sen. Josh Hawley of Missouri and his planned objection to the results of a fair and...

Why Josh Hawley’s move could endanger Senate Republicans

Senators are still blocking an immediate and final vote to override President Donald Trump’s veto of the National Defense Authorization Act, Republican leaders are grappling with a new problem on their hands: GOP Sen. Josh Hawley of Missouri and his planned objection to the results of a fair and...

2020 Shatters the Myth of American Exceptionalism

2020 will go down for me as the year I did not travel to Minnesota. Strictly speaking, it is more accurate to say this was the year when I did not travel to my version of Minnesota. My Minnesota is a crisp morning stroll in Northfield — which for...

Elizabeth Warren’s next chapter

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez wants Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer replaced, lamenting that there’s no one ready to step in. Elizabeth Warren has a different approach. The Massachusetts Democrat is a member of Schumer’s leadership team and is working closely with the Senate minority leader on a policy priority that could...

Rep. Lou Shurtliff dies after 3-week battle with pneumonia

Rep. LaWanna Shurtliff, D-Ogden. | Utah Legislature OGDEN — Rep. LaWanna “Lou” Shurtliff, D-Ogden, died Wednesday night after a three-week battle with pneumonia. Weber County’s lone Democrat, Shurtliff, who was just reelected to represent House District 10, has been hospitalized for three weeks after becoming sick on Dec. 6....

Should minority communities in Utah be prioritized for vaccine?

Marlon Armirez collects saliva for COVID-19 testing through the Wellness Bus and a University of Utah Health medical team at the Utah State Fairpark in Salt Lake City on Tuesday, Dec. 29, 2020. | Kristin Murphy, Deseret News SALT LAKE CITY — Families in Utah are generally withstanding COVID-19’s...

Seeing 2020 in photos

A Trump supporter and a Biden supporter argue prior to the vice presidential debate between Vice President Mike Pence and his Democratic rival, California Sen. Kamala Harris, at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City on Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2020. | Laura Seitz, Deseret News A look back at...