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Candidates sprint to NH finish, but brace for long campaign

Josh Lederman and Jill Colvin, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 8th - 8:31pm

Eyeing their first wins in a capricious campaign, Republican Donald Trump lashed out at his opponents Monday while Democrat Bernie Sanders sought to play it safe on the eve of the nation's initial primary. GOP contenders vying for second and third saw fresh hopes for survival after New Hampshire as both parties settled in for a drawn-out slog to the nomination.

Small town New Hampshire prepares for midnight voting

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 8th - 8:31pm

The first votes of the first-in-the-nation primary will be counted in three tiny communities where primary day lasts all of five minutes.

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After Rubio stumbles, rivals see opening in New Hampshire

Julie Pace and Thomas Beaumont, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 8th - 8:25pm

Marco Rubio's uneven debate performance just days before Tuesday's New Hampshire primary has emboldened a trio of governors seeking to stem his rise in the Republican race for president. But if Rubio's rivals can slow him in New Hampshire, they are likely to leave the GOP with a muddled mix of establishment contenders and no clear favorite to challenge Donald Trump and Ted Cruz.

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LDS Church's opposition does not necessarily doom medical marijuana bill, sponsor says

Lisa Riley Roche and Marjorie Cortez  |  Posted  Feb 8th - 8:08pm

The president of the Utah state Senate says a bill allowing the medical use of edible pot products may not be dead on arrival just because the LDS church opposes it.

Weber State gets $5M donation for building renovation, asking $30M from Legislature

Morgan Jacobsen  |  Posted  Feb 8th - 3:32pm

Weber State University is getting closer to renovating its Social Science Building thanks to a $5 million private donation, university leaders announced Monday.

Clinton's donors trade buck-raising for door-knocking in NH

Julie Bykowicz, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 8th - 2:51pm

The Hillary Clinton campaign volunteers made their pitch to a postal worker who said he favored her Democratic rival, Bernie Sanders.

Elizabeth Warren's hard choice in Democrats' White House run

Alan Fram, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 8th - 11:10am

A coy Elizabeth Warren is withholding an endorsement of Hillary Clinton or Bernie Sanders for now and using her leverage as liberal icon to focus the two Democratic presidential rivals on her populist agenda.

Political tourists flock to New Hampshire for up-close view

Kathleen Ronayne, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 8th - 2:01am

Ann and Jon Vitti hopped on a flight from Los Angeles to snowy New Hampshire last week to witness first-hand what they can't see on their TV: The more personal side of presidential politics.

Cruz, 'super' PACs pummeled Trump on Iowa airwaves with ads

Chad Day and Jeff Horwitz, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 8th - 1:50am

Donald Trump has given a list of reasons for his second-place finish in the Iowa caucuses, including a failure to invest in boosting voter-turnout and claiming that Ted Cruz "stole" the win. But with voting fast approaching in New Hampshire, data from political advertising tracker Kantar Media reveal another possible explanation: Trump got pummeled on TV.

Clinton making a personal pitch to New Hampshire voters

Lisa Lerer and Ken Thomas, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 8th - 1:32am

From a Michigan pulpit to New Hampshire's town halls, Hillary Clinton is working to establish a personal connection with voters as she faces an increasingly difficult struggle against Bernie Sanders for the Democratic nomination.

Trump seeks to reverse fortunes in New Hampshire

Sergio Bustos and Bill Barrow, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 7th - 11:01pm

With less than two days until New Hampshire voters go to the polls, Hillary Clinton took a trip to Michigan. And other candidates, including Jeb Bush, said their campaigns will go on no matter what the outcome Tuesday. Donald Trump said he doesn't need to win New Hampshire, but would like to — though he was notably casual in his campaign effort Sunday.

'Step up' and contribute to homeless trust fund on tax forms, Herbert says

Marjorie Cortez  |  Posted  Feb 7th - 9:55pm

Utah Gov. Gary Herbert urged Utahns to "step up" and contribute a portion of their state income tax refunds to the Pamela Atkinson Homeless Trust Fund during a press briefing Thursday at Fourth Street Clinic.

The Latest: George W. Bush appears in TV ad for brother

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 7th - 8:00pm

The Latest on the race for president in the window between the Republican and Democratic debates and the 2016 New Hampshire presidential primary on Tuesday: (all times local):

Sanders campaign plans clash with political realities

Lisa Lerer and Catherine Lucey, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 7th - 6:30pm

Bernie Sanders promises voters a "political revolution" that will fundamentally remake the American economy and its education and health care systems.

Lawmaker wants year-end tests thrown out of teacher evaluations

Morgan Jacobsen  |  Posted  Feb 7th - 6:20pm

Two bills would remove student performance on SAGE as an indicator in teacher evaluations and give schools the option of not administering the year-end exam to high school juniors.

Clinton calls Flint water crisis 'immoral' in break from NH

Ken Thomas and David Eggert, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 7th - 5:41pm

Taking a detour from New Hampshire's campaign trail, Hillary Clinton said Sunday that a water crisis in a Michigan city was "immoral" and demanded that Congress approve $200 million in emergency aid to address the community's battle with lead-contaminated water.

Utah holding presidential caucus, not primary election

Lisa Riley Roche  |  Posted  Feb 7th - 3:45pm

Utahns are going to get their turn next month to vote in the Republican and Democratic presidential nomination race, but not in a traditional primary election.

Majority Republicans hold open, closed caucuses in Legislature's opening weeks

Lisa Riley Roche and Dennis Romboy  |  Posted  Feb 7th - 9:57am

Two weeks into the 2016 Utah Legislature, majority House Republicans have not held a closed caucus. But the majority GOP Senate has held four closed-door caucuses per business as usual.

Rubio under fire in GOP debate after rise in polls

Julie Pace and Julie Bykowicz, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 7th - 12:00am

Marco Rubio, a first-term senator on the rise in the presidential race, faced a barrage of attacks in Saturday night's Republican debate, with rivals vigorously challenging his readiness to be president and the depth of his expertise as they sought to salvage their own White House hopes.