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New law aims to help job applicants with criminal history

Michelle L. Price - Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 23rd - 6:02pm

Job applicants who've been convicted of a crime won't have to disclose their criminal record before some job interviews under a new Utah law aiming to help convicts find work after prison.

Bernie Sanders: 'We can win here in Utah'

Lisa Riley Roche  |  Posted   Apr 21st - 6:21pm

Former presidential candidate Bernie Sanders rallied Utah Democrats Friday with the promise the national party will help them overcome Republican dominance in the state.

Trump says he will release tax reform package next week

Julie Pace, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 21st - 5:19pm

President Donald Trump says businesses and individuals will receive a "massive tax cut" under a tax reform package he plans to unveil next week.

Future of revamped health care bill remains dubious in House

Alan Fram and Julie Pace, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 21st - 3:04pm

President Donald Trump on Friday downplayed the significance of pushing Republican health care legislation through the House next week, a retreat from more bullish White House pronouncements a day earlier, which had gotten a skeptical reception at the Capitol.

Trump's budget chief says money for border wall a must

Andrew Taylor, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 21st - 1:41pm

Money for the wall President Donald Trump wants to build along the U.S. border with Mexico must be part of the massive spending bill Congress is preparing, the White House budget director says.

US woman released from Egypt prison after 3 years' detention, visits Trump

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 21st - 11:06am

Egyptian-American charity worker Aya Hijazi was released from prison after nearly three years of detention, her lawyer said Wednesday.

Gov. Herbert declines to say if he'll run for re-election

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 21st - 7:42am

Though Utah Gov. Gary Herbert has said he won't run for re-election in 2020, he appears to be toying with the idea after joking about seeking another term and refusing to clarify his comments.

The senior Sanders backs party youth to remake Democrats

Thomas Beaumont, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 20th - 9:01pm

Bernie Sanders, who attracted millions of college-aged and young adults to his presidential campaign last year, is following through on a promise he made when he left the race: to promote younger leaders for the Democratic Party.

Hatch visits Bears Ears, calls monument designation a 'massive land grab'

Amy Joi O'Donoghue  |  Posted   Apr 20th - 7:00pm

Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, visited San Juan County on Thursday to meet with local residents over the controversial Bears Ears National Monument designation. Hatch and other members of Utah's congressional delegation are pushing to rescind the action.

State plans for special election after Chaffetz confirms he may step down before his term ends

Lisa Riley Roche  |  Posted   Apr 20th - 6:58pm

Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, confirmed Thursday he may step down before the end of his term, raising the possibility of a special election to fill his 3rd District seat in Congress.

Poll: Evan McMullin beats Sen. Orrin Hatch in head-to-head matchup

Dennis Romboy  |  Posted   Apr 20th - 5:49pm

Former independent presidential candidate Evan McMullin would beat Sen. Orrin Hatch in a head-to-head matchup for the U.S. Senate, a new polls shows.

Utah's Chaffetz says he may not finish term in Congress

Michelle L. Price, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 20th - 2:19pm

Utah Rep. Jason Chaffetz's decision not to seek another term in Congress and possibly resign sets the GOP congressman up for a 2020 run for governor without a damaging re-election campaign or pressure to doggedly investigate his party's president.

House Republicans near potential breakthrough on health care, source says

MJ Lee, Deirdre Walsh and Lauren Fox, CNN  |  Posted   Apr 20th - 1:37pm

Top House Republicans may be nearing a significant breakthrough among some key players on efforts to repeal and replace Obamacare, one month after a Republican health care bill was pulled from the House floor.

GOP praises Chaffetz as Democrats celebrate his impending departure

Dennis Romboy  |  Posted   Apr 19th - 10:28pm

Reaction to Rep. Jason Chaffetz's unexpected decision Wednesday to not run for re-election in 2018 rolled in from both sides of the political aisle.

Utah Rep. Jason Chaffetz says he won't seek re-election but his plans remain unclear

Lisa Riley Roche  |  Posted   Apr 19th - 8:43pm

Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, announced Wednesday he is not running for re-election — or any other office — in 2018, but his plans remain unclear, including whether he'll step down before his term ends.

Runoff in Georgia House race could test Trump, opposition

Bill Barrow and Erica Werner, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 19th - 8:03pm

A narrow miss by a Democratic newcomer in a conservative Georgia House district has triggered a high-stakes runoff that could test President Donald Trump's influence and the limits of the backlash against him.

How Trump's swamp-draining words compare with his actions

Julie Bykowicz, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 21st - 12:45pm

President Donald Trump began promising to "drain the swamp" while campaigning, with his rally crowds often chanting along with him. In October he outlined a few proposals he said would get the drainage started: Clamping down on lobbying, fundraising and even the number of terms lawmakers can serve.

Father of Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan dies; served in Congress

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 20th - 9:42pm

Lawrence Hogan Sr., a former Maryland congressman and father of Gov. Larry Hogan, died on Thursday at age 88, the governor's spokesman said.

Groups challenge registration deadline in Georgia House race

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 20th - 3:07pm

A coalition of civil rights groups is challenging a Georgia law that doesn't allow new voters to register before a closely watched runoff election in the 6th Congressional District.