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Hospitality industry says Utah .05% DUI law targets wrong people, hurts tourism

Dennis Romboy  |  Posted   Jun 21st - 9:03pm

Utah's lowest-in-the-nation DUI law targets the wrong people and hurts tourism, restaurant and hospitality associations told state lawmakers Wednesday.

Lawmakers continue conversation about bill to remove incapacitated elected officials

Katie McKellar  |  Posted   Jun 21st - 7:38pm

As county officials prepare to use their purse strings power to help address the troubling situation around Salt Lake County Recorder Gary Ott, state leaders also are pushing forward.

New Utah party sues to get onto ballot to replace Chaffetz

Brady McCombs, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 21st - 5:04pm

Jim Bennett, the son of the late U.S. Sen. Bob Bennett, sued the state of Utah Wednesday to be allowed on the ballot with his new political party in the November special election to fill the seat of outgoing U.S. Rep. Jason Chaffetz of Utah.

United Utah Party sues for access on special election ballot

Ryan Morgan  |  Posted   Jun 21st - 4:16pm

A newly formed Utah political party filed a lawsuit Wednesday against the lieutenant governor's office seeking to gain access to the ballot for the 3rd District special election to replace Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah.

In Georgia, Republicans celebrate while Dems seek upsides

Bill Barrow and Kathleen Foody, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 21st - 3:37pm

Republicans say Karen Handel's victory in Georgia's 6th Congressional District proves the GOP is still the dominant party in Georgia.

The Latest: Georgia Dems search for upsides in House loss

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 21st - 3:08pm

The Latest on Georgia's 6th District Congressional race (all times local):

Council considers cutting embattled county recorder's budget

Katie McKellar  |  Posted   Jun 21st - 3:01pm

After a series of closed sessions amid concerns over troubled Salt Lake County Recorder Gary Ott, the County Council plans to use its power of the purse strings to take action.

US Rep. Jacky Rosen to run for Senate in key Nevada race

Alison Noon, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 21st - 2:47pm

Nevada Rep. Jacky Rosen said Wednesday she will seek the Democratic nomination to take on incumbent Republican Sen. Dean Heller in the 2018 election.

Utah lawmakers might consider allowing higher alcohol content for beer sold in grocery stores

Dennis Romboy  |  Posted   Jun 21st - 2:43pm

Utah lawmakers might consider increasing the alcohol content allowed in beer sold in grocery and convenience stores as national breweries look at cutting production of 3.2 percent beer because all but two states have abandoned it.

GOP holds on to House seat, but Dems surpass expectation

Meg Kinnard, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 21st - 2:15pm

Republicans held onto Mick Mulvaney's South Carolina congressional seat in Tuesday's special election, but the 3-point margin was hardly what they may have been presuming, given Mulvaney's 20-point victory in November.

GOP Medicaid cuts would hit states fighting opioid epidemic

Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 21st - 1:41pm

The Republican drive to roll back Barack Obama's health care law is on a collision course with a national opioid epidemic that's not letting up.

Educators want state funding to increase enrollment capacity in Utah's nursing schools

Ben Lockhart  |  Posted   Jun 21st - 11:46am

Educators inquired with legislators Tuesday about what funding can be provided to allow for higher enrollment in nursing programs in Utah, citing both a nurse shortage in the state and schools' inability to admit all qualified students.

Analysis: Dem loss in Georgia underscores party challenges

Erica Werner, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 21st - 9:47am

Republicans just got a big argument for sticking with President Donald Trump and pushing forward with dismantling former President Barack Obama's health law. And Democrats are struggling to translate the energy of their core supporters into actual election victories.

Trump likely to reveal this week whether secret tapes exist

Jonathan Lemire and Jill Colvin, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 21st - 9:01am

President Donald Trump is expected to make an announcement in the coming days on whether any recordings exist of his private conversations with former FBI Director James Comey, potentially bringing to an end one of the central mysteries of the ongoing probe that has consumed his White House.

Republican Handel wins Georgia race, thanks Donald Trump

Bill Barrow and Kathleen Foody, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 20th - 10:24pm

Republican Karen Handel won a nationally watched congressional election Tuesday in Georgia, and she thanked President Donald Trump after she avoided an upset that would have rocked Washington ahead of the 2018 midterm elections.

The Latest: Republican Handel wins 52 percent of the vote

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 20th - 10:16pm

The Latest on Georgia's 6th District Congressional race (all times local):

Republican aligned with Trump wins South Carolina House seat

Meg Kinnard, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 20th - 9:51pm

Republican Ralph Norman won a special election Tuesday to fill the South Carolina congressional seat vacated by Mick Mulvaney, battling to a victory closer than many expected to replace the new White House budget director.

Man arrested in 'pizzagate' incident in DC to be sentenced

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 7:06am

A man who walked into a District of Columbia pizza restaurant with an assault rifle, intent on investigating internet rumors dubbed "pizzagate," is scheduled to be sentenced.

Democratic strategist defends his #HuntRepublicans tweets

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 21st - 11:34am

A Democratic strategist criticized for tweeting "#HuntRepublicans" after a shooting that seriously wounded a top GOP leader is defending his bellicose language and doubling down on his support for "hunting."