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Poll: Nearly 67% of Utahns open to voting for new United Utah Party candidates

Lisa Riley Roche  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 3:47pm

Nearly two-thirds of Utahns say they are "not very loyal" to the Republican or Democratic parties and would consider voting for a candidate from the recently created United Utah Party, a new poll found.

Correction: Bernie Sanders-Wife-Investigation story

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 1:53pm

In a story June 26 about how wife of U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders hiring attorneys to represent her during a federal investigation into a real estate deal she was involved with, The Associated Press reported erroneously when Bernie Sanders made comments on the investigation. The comments were made May 5, not last week.

Chaffetz says Fox News role just part of his post-Congress plans

Lisa Riley Roche  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 12:45pm

Newly announced Fox News contributor Jason Chaffetz, who steps down as a Utah congressman Friday, said he also has an agreement to write a book and plans to work as a consultant for technology firms in Washington, D.C.

Former Trump campaign chairman registers as foreign agent

Chad Day and Jeff Horwitz, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 9:54pm

President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, registered Tuesday with the Justice Department as a foreign agent for political consulting work he did for a Ukrainian political party, acknowledging that he coached party members on how to interact with U.S. government officials.

Hatch, Lee on opposite sides of Senate health care bill as vote postponed

Lisa Riley Roche  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 8:16pm

Utah's senators, on opposite sides of the debate over the Senate's health care bill, joined their Republican colleagues at a meeting Tuesday with President Donald Trump after plans were scrapped for a vote this week.

Trump hails 'energy revolution' as exports surge

Matthew Daly, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 4:54pm

President Donald Trump on Tuesday hailed an energy revolution marked by surging U.S. exports of oil and natural gas.

New United Utah Party a step closer to official state recognition

Lisa Riley Roche  |  Posted   Jun 26th - 8:35pm

The new United Utah Party got closer Monday to official state recognition, the same day a federal judge set a July hearing on whether the party can field a candidate in the special congressional election already underway.

Danny Ainge main host of first congressional fundraiser for son Tanner

Lisa Riley Roche  |  Posted   Jun 26th - 8:08pm

Former BYU basketball star Danny Ainge was the main host of his son Tanner's first campaign fundraiser in the race for the 3rd District seat in Congress being vacated by Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah.

Supreme Court's action on travel ban cause for concern, local organizations that serve refugees say

Marjorie Cortez  |  Posted   Jun 26th - 6:57pm

Elected officials and Utah organizations that work with refugees expressed concern over the Supreme Court's action on the Trump administration's travel ban.

Utah medical marijuana advocates launch ballot initiative for 2018

Ryan Morgan  |  Posted   Jun 26th - 4:15pm

David Cromar and his son Holden, who has intractable epilepsy, are hopeful that a new ballot initiative will allow them to move back to Utah while still allowing Holden to get the treatment he needs.

Armed Services panel chairman seeks $696 billion DOD budget

Richard Lardner, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 26th - 4:14pm

Declaring the U.S. military in dire need of rebuilding, an influential House committee chairman pressed his case Monday for $696 billion defense budget in 2018 — more military spending than at any point during the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

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.

Report: Black girls thought to need less protection

Jesse J. Holland, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 5:23pm

Adults think that black girls are less innocent, less in need of protection and nurturing, and seem older than similarly aged white girls, which could lead to stiffer punishments in school, a new report said Tuesday.

Longtime Trump ally defends qualifications for housing job

Steve Peoples, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 26th - 5:45pm

A longtime Donald Trump ally named chief of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's regional office in New York and New Jersey is defending her qualifications.

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.