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Utah group files 2018 medical marijuana ballot initiative

Michelle L. Price, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 26th - 2:40pm

Activists who say they are tired of waiting for Utah's conservative Legislature to pass a broad medical marijuana law launched an effort Monday to ask voters next year to pass the law, a move that would bypass state lawmakers.

Majority of Utahns support Chaffetz's decision to leave Congress early

Lisa Riley Roche  |  Posted   Jun 26th - 12:41pm

A majority of Utahns support Rep. Jason Chaffetz's decision to resign from Congress only partway through his term to pursue other interests, according to a UtahPolicy.com poll released Monday.

New study of Seattle's $15 minimum wage says it costs jobs

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 26th - 11:45am

Seattle's $15-an-hour minimum wage law has cost the city jobs, according to a study released Monday that contradicted another new study published last week.

Tom Price, U.S. health secretary, meets with business leaders in Sandy, promotes health reform

Ben Lockhart  |  Posted   Jun 26th - 10:56am

U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Tom Price talked with state business leaders Monday morning during a stop in Utah, making his pitch for the health care reform bill currently pending in the Senate.

Melania Trump takes to Washington in her own understated way

Darlene Superville, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 26th - 12:44am

Don't expect to see first lady Melania Trump turn into Washington's newest social butterfly just because she's moved into the White House.

Lawmakers labor to clean up state education code with 90-plus more bills in pipeline

Marjorie Cortez  |  Posted   Jun 25th - 5:10pm

Even as Utah lawmakers labor to tidy up the section of the Utah code on education, legislators have filed more than 90 bills for consideration in the 2018 legislative session, and it's only June.

Analysis: Utah House map may give GOP advantage

Michelle L. Price, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 25th - 4:46pm

Utah is one of the most conservative states in the country, and Republicans have long controlled the state Legislature. But an Associated Press analysis shows the state's legislative districts were drawn in a way that may have given the GOP extra help.

Trump: Obama 'did nothing' about Russia election meddling

Eugene Scott, CNN  |  Posted   Jun 24th - 4:38pm

President Donald Trump questioned former President Barack Obama's response to Russia's attempts to influence the 2016 election in an interview airing Sunday morning, saying Obama didn't do enough to address the situation.

Depp's 'assassin' comments the latest in celebrity anger

Mark Kennedy, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 6:43pm

Johnny Depp apologized Friday for joking about assassinating Donald Trump during an appearance at a large festival in Britain, the latest example of artists using violent imagery when dealing with the president.

5 GOP senators now oppose health bill _ enough to sink it

Alan Fram and Regina Garcia Cano, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 4:20pm

Nevada Republican Dean Heller became the fifth GOP senator to declare his opposition to the party's banner legislation to scuttle much of Barack Obama's health care overhaul on Friday, more than enough to sink the measure and deliver a stinging rebuke to President Donald Trump unless some of them can be brought aboard.

Chaffetz announces his resignation from Congress again for Utah lawmakers

Lisa Riley Roche  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 4:02pm

Rep. Jason Chaffetz announced his June 30 resignation date again Friday, this time in a letter to U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan that's intended to clear up concerns raised by Utah lawmakers that Chaffetz might change his mind.

Governors wary of Medicaid cost shift in Senate health bill

Julie Carr Smyth and Geoff Mulvihill, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 1:41pm

Governors in several states that opted to expand Medicaid under former President Barack Obama's health care law are wary of the Senate Republican plan to end the added federal funding for it within seven years.

Supreme Court could reveal action on travel ban at any time

Mark Sherman, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 10:28am

The Supreme Court has almost certainly decided what to do about President Donald Trump's travel ban affecting citizens of six mostly Muslim countries.

Trump suggests he was trying to keep FBI director honest

Jonathan Lemire and Eric Tucker, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 9:37am

President Donald Trump suggested he was just trying to keep fired FBI Director James Comey honest with his cryptic tweet implying there might be recordings of their private conversations.

Senate GOP unveils 'Obamacare' overhaul, but not all aboard

Alan Fram and Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 9:10pm

Senate Republicans launched their plan for shriveling Barack Obama's health care law Thursday, edging a step closer to their dream of repeal with a bill that would slice and reshape Medicaid for the poor, relax rules on insurers and end tax increases on higher earners that have helped finance expanded coverage for millions.

Lee 'not ready' to support Senate health care bill, could be one of few GOP holdouts

Ben Lockhart  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 6:53pm

The American Health Care Act is now the Better Care Reconciliation Act after changes to Republicans' health care bill were unveiled Thursday in the U.S. Senate.

No tapes after all: Trump says he didn't record Comey talks

Jonathan Lemire and Eric Tucker, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 4:07pm

President Donald Trump declared Thursday he never made and doesn't have recordings of his private conversations with ousted former FBI Director James Comey, ending a month-long guessing game that he started with a cryptic tweet and that ensnared his administration in yet more controversy.

Federal review debunks Georgia election hack accusation

Kathleen Foody, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 26th - 3:44pm

Allegations that the federal government tried to hack Georgia's election systems were unfounded, according to a letter the Department of Homeland Security's inspector general sent Monday to Congress.

Obama to return to campaign trail to stump for Northam

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 1:34pm

Former president Barack Obama will return to the U.S. campaign fray to stump for Democrat Ralph Northam in the Virginia governor's race.