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Scalia's death leaves major void in high court, Utah legal experts say

Jasen Lee  |  Posted  Feb 13th - 10:44pm

The death of one of the U.S. Supreme Court's strongest conservative voices is likely to have a major impact on cases currently under review by the nation's top judicial panel, a University of Utah legal expert says.

Fight night: Personal attacks, court debate for GOP hopefuls

Julie Pace and Will Weissert, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 13th - 9:21pm

Republican White House hopefuls insisted that President Barack Obama step aside and let his successor nominate the next Supreme Court justice, in a raucous Saturday night debate that also featured harshly personal jousting over immigration and foreign policy.

Lawmaker proposes new statue for Capitol

Emily Larson  |  Posted  Feb 13th - 8:05pm

Rep. Mark Wheatley, D-Murray, has proposed a new statue for the state Capitol honoring Father Francisco Atanasio Dominguez and Father Silvestre Velez de Escalante.

Civil rights leader Lewis softening dismissal of Sanders

Meg Kinnard, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 13th - 5:40pm

Civil rights leader John Lewis on Saturday softened his dismissal of Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders' work in the 1960s on behalf of racial equality.

In this case, wild horses drag them together

Amy Joi O'Donoghue  |  Posted  Feb 13th - 5:25pm

A cooperative management agreement struck by the Bureau of Land Management in Utah and the School and Institutional Trust Lands Administration shelves a lawsuit and means certain wild horse populations will be more closely managed by the agency.

Utah Foster Care Foundation lives on; 'Constitutional carry' bill shelved for the year  |  Posted  Feb 13th - 4:24pm

The Utah Foster Care Foundation will live on thanks to a vote from lawmakers, a new "constitutional carry" bill has been shelved for the year, and a committee vote on a vote on a gay adoption bill was unexpectedly postponed Friday.

Sanders says Clinton is coming 'unraveled' by his progress

Catherine Lucey and Michelle Rindels, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 13th - 3:11pm

Bernie Sanders is pronouncing himself startled by the ferocity of Hillary Clinton's attempts to take him down, saying she's coming "unraveled" by his progress in the Democratic presidential campaign.

Sanders meets solar workers in Nevada

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 13th - 1:31pm

Bernie Sanders is making common cause with advocates for Nevada's struggling solar industry as the state's Democratic presidential contest approaches.

Allies of Bush, Kasich spar over military spending

Kathleen Ronayne, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 13th - 12:40pm

John Kasich proudly cites his efforts while in Congress to cut what he believed was wasteful defense spending. But allies for Jeb Bush, a Republican presidential rival, see a potential vulnerability for Kasich in military-minded South Carolina and are trying to slow the Ohio governor's momentum after a strong showing in New Hampshire.

Republican group likens Clinton to Trump in advertisement

Julie Bykowicz, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 13th - 12:30pm

Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders is getting an assist from a Republican super PAC founded by a top strategist to former President George W. Bush.

1,000 pages of Clinton emails released; 84 classifications

Bradley Klapper, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 13th - 11:10am

The State Department has released more than 1,000 new pages of Hillary Clinton's emails.

Cruz's right turn on immigration belies more moderate past

Will Weissert, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 13th - 1:01am

Ted Cruz has for months repeated that when it comes to immigration, he has never supported granting "amnesty" or "legalization" to people in the United States illegally.

Research and control at center of marijuana debate: LDS Church issues new statement

Katie McKellar  |  Posted  Feb 12th - 9:41pm

As two very different bills aimed at making medical marijuana available to Utahns make their way through the Utah Legislature, both medical and religious leaders are urging lawmakers to pass cautious and research-driven legislation.

The Latest: Cruz ad puts Clinton in 'Office Space'

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 12th - 7:41pm

The Latest on the 2016 presidential campaign (all times local):

Committee OKs resolution encouraging return of Olympics to Utah

Emily Larson  |  Posted  Feb 12th - 5:58pm

A resolution that would encourage bringing the Olympics back to Utah is one step closer to passing the Legislature.

Angle mulls US Senate bid; testing waters for money, support

Scott Sonner, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 12th - 5:50pm

Nevada conservative Sharron Angle says she's trying to determine if she could raise enough money to run for the U.S. Senate again, a move that could throw a wrench in Republicans' hopes to claim Democratic Sen. Harry Reid's soon-to-be-vacant seat.

Former Virginia Gov. Gilmore ends bid for the White House

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 12th - 3:11pm

Former Virginia Gov. Jim Gilmore says he is dropping out of the race for the White House.

Clinton tells Nevada workers she's about more than 1 issue

Michelle Rindels, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 13th - 3:41pm

Hillary Clinton told an audience of union workers in Henderson that she's more than a single-issue candidate and can build on President Barack Obama's progress rather that diverting the country toward untested ideas.

Things To Know: Oregon Legislature Roundup

Kristena Hansen, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 13th - 12:20pm

Oregon lawmakers have wrapped up week two of this year's rapid-fire 35 day session, and from here on things get interesting.