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Trump warns health care system will "implode" unless fixed

Ken Thomas, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 27th - 4:15pm

President Donald Trump warned Monday that the nation's health care system was in danger of imploding and said Congress must make fundamental changes to the sweeping health law passed by his predecessor.

Senate passes bill allowing legal action on behalf of minors injured by pornography

Lisa Riley Roche  |  Posted   Feb 27th - 2:32pm

A bill that would allow legal action to be taken on behalf of minors injured by pornography was unanimously passed by the Senate on Monday and now goes to the House.

White House: Trump budget will hike defense spending by $54B

Andrew Taylor and Julie Pace, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 27th - 1:38pm

The White House says President Donald Trump's upcoming budget will propose a whopping $54 billion increase in defense spending and impose corresponding cuts to domestic programs and foreign aid. The result is that Trump's initial budget wouldn't dent budget deficits projected to run about $500 billion.

Utah lawmakers unveil alcohol law reform bill

Dennis Romboy  |  Posted   Feb 27th - 12:17pm

A state lawmaker unveiled a much anticipated Utah alcohol law reform bill Monday, though several key provisions remain in flux less than two weeks before the Legislature adjourns.

Spicer cracks down on White House leaks

Dylan Byers, CNN  |  Posted   Feb 27th - 8:02am

White House press secretary Sean Spicer recently checked his aides' cellphones to ensure they weren't communicating with reporters as part of an aggressive effort to stem the recent tide of White House leaks.

Utah GOP reverses decision to drop Count My Vote lawsuit

McKenzie Romero  |  Posted   Feb 26th - 10:38pm

The Utah GOP is reversing its decision to drop a legal challenge of the Count My Vote election law change that allows candidates a pathway to a primary ballot by gathering signatures.

Lawmaker pushes for 'cooling-off period' to withhold officers' names in critical incidents

McKenzie Romero  |  Posted   Feb 26th - 7:22pm

A Utah County legislator is sponsoring a bill to keep the names of officers involved in critical incidents secret for months to allow a "cooling-off period" for the public, but a former police chief and a media lawyer say it would do the opposite.

Sessions' tough on crime talk could lead to fuller prisons

Eric Tucker, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 26th - 6:27pm

The federal prison population is on the decline, but a new attorney general who talks tough on drugs and crime and already has indicated a looming need for private prison cells seems poised to usher in a reversal of that trend.

Trump's choice to be Navy secretary withdraws

Ken Thomas, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 26th - 6:21pm

President Donald Trump's choice to be secretary of the Navy, businessman Philip Bilden, said Sunday he was withdrawing from consideration for the post, citing concerns about privacy and separating himself from his business interests.

Utah students organize public hearing on climate change

Ryan Morgan  |  Posted   Feb 26th - 11:20am

Hundreds of Utah residents crowded a Capitol meeting room Thursday to support an informal public hearing for a resolution recognizing a consensus on climate change.

Democrats elect Perez national chairman

Bill Barrow, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 25th - 11:31pm

Democrats chose former Labor Secretary Tom Perez as their new national chairman Saturday over a liberal Minnesota congressman, capping a divisive campaign that reflected the depths of the party's electoral failures as well as the energy from resistance to President Donald Trump.

Trump administration blocks changes on coal mining royalties

Matthew Brown, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 25th - 11:04pm

The Interior Department has put on hold changes to how the federal government values huge volumes of coal extracted from public lands, primarily in the Western United States, after mining companies challenged the agency in federal court.

Trump says he won't attend correspondents dinner this spring

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 25th - 5:09pm

President Donald Trump, who has been criticizing the news media and is famously thin-skinned, says he won't be attending the White House Correspondents' Association dinner — sparing himself the dubious honor of being an in-the-house target of jokes.

Lawmaker: Utah should take over Bears Ears monument

Amy Joi O'Donoghue  |  Posted   Feb 25th - 3:43pm

Rep. Mike Noel, R-Kanab, unveiled a resolution Friday that proposes the state acquire the Bears Ears National Monument in San Juan County and work with Native American tribes to establish a management plan.

The Latest: Obama congratulates Perez as new DNC leader

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 25th - 2:34pm

The Latest on the selection of a new national leader of the Democratic Party (all times local):

AP Explains: Why the Democratic Party chair race matters

Bill Barrow, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 9:55pm

National Democrats will elect a new chair whose task is to steady a reeling party and capitalize on the widespread opposition to Republican President Donald Trump.

Official: Ahlquist vows to register as governor candidate

Kimberlee Kruesi, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 27th - 5:21pm

Boise businessman Tommy Ahlquist has promised to file as a registered candidate for governor following a complaint, an Idaho official said Monday.

Feds rescind opposition to key part of Texas voter ID law

David Saleh Rauf, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 27th - 4:27pm

The U.S. Justice Department said Monday it is abandoning its longstanding opposition to a key aspect of Texas' toughest-in-the-nation voter ID law, costing voting rights groups their most important ally and possibly encouraging other conservative states to toughen their own election rules with President Donald Trump in charge.

Judge asks US election commission to weigh in on lawsuit

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 27th - 9:29am

A federal judge has asked the U.S. Election Assistance Commission to say whether its executive director had the authority to unilaterally require people to prove their citizenship in order to register to vote using a federal form in Kansas, Georgia and Alabama.