McKenzie Romero, Utah News Dispatch

McKenzie Romero, Utah News Dispatch

McKenzie is the editor of Utah News Dispatch. She is a dedicated journalist with more than a decade of experience, and a passionate advocate for open meetings and records, ethical reporting and the future of journalism.

Gov. Kristi Noem with members of the South Dakota National Guard in Texas at the U.S.-Mexico border in September 2023. (Courtesy of the Governor's Office)

States should be reimbursed for sending law enforcement to border, congressman says

By: - February 9, 2024

Utah Republican Rep. John Curtis has introduced a bill in Congress that would reimburse states for costs they incur at the nation’s southern border. Curtis announced the Border Security State Reimbursement Act earlier this week ahead of his Thursday visit to the border — his third — in Sierra Vista, Arizona, where he spoke in […]

A driver uses a fast-charging station at John F. Kennedy airport on April 2, 2021, in New York City. (Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Noem joins letter to Biden pushing back on call for battery powered cars

By: - January 22, 2024

South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem is among a group of 16 Republican governors who wrote to President Joe Biden urging a change to his administration’s push to put more battery powered vehicles on the road, citing concerns for U.S. consumers and infrastructure. In their letter issued Monday, the governors asked that in lieu of a […]