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Chaffetz leads in 3rd Congressional District

11/07/2012 12:00am
Chaffetz is currently the projected winner with 76 percent of the votes to Simonson's 23 percent.

Swallow will be Utah's next attorney general

11/07/2012 12:12am
Republican John Swallow will be elected as the next Utah attorney general. In his acceptance speech Tuesday night, he promised to keep fighting for state rights.

Inside GOP HQ: The votes are in ... finally

11/07/2012 12:13am
I will be at the Republican Party Election Night Party tonight, watching as the election unfolds. Will Republicans have much to celebrate or will the party be tempered by unwanted results? I'll keep you updated of the mood at headquarters all night.

Utah House, Senate remain dominated by GOP

11/07/2012 12:22am
The Republican Party held its majority in Utah's Legislature on Tuesday, expanding their control of both chambers.

Hatch wins 7th term in US Senate

11/07/2012 12:31am
Orrin Hatch will serve his seventh term as a Utah Senator.

Herbert to serve first full term as governor

11/07/2012 12:32am
Republican Gov. Gary Herbert has won his race to serve his first full term in office.

Inside Dems HQ: Matheson claims victory over Love

11/07/2012 12:36am's Dave Newlin takes you inside the Utah Democrats headquarters on election night for all the hustle, bustle, ups and downs for the people at the center of it all in Utah's elections.

Bid to incorporate Millcreek fails

11/07/2012 12:37am
Voters in Millcreek Township rejected a ballot question Tuesday to incorporate four communities into Millcreek City.

McAdams to take seat as SL County mayor; Crockett concedes

11/07/2012 12:38am
In a tight race, Salt Lake Mayoral Candidate Ben McAdams inched ahead Tuesday evening.

On the road with Romney: concession

11/07/2012 12:48am
Mitt Romney is conceding that his hard-fought presidential bid has ended in failure. He told supporters in Boston that he gave it his all and that he is now praying that President Barack Obama will be successful in guiding the nation.

Election Pulse: 'Four more years'

11/07/2012 12:48am
There's a whole story that never gets told about how Americans experience elections, beyond the basic red and blue divisions on a map. I want to tell it.

Mormons have long history of presidential campaigning

11/07/2012 7:13am
Despite the presidential election results, Mitt Romney has made history as a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. However, a number of members of his faith, including his father, also set their sights on the nation's highest office.

Matheson wins 4th Congressional District seat

11/07/2012 7:28am
It was expected to be a tight race and turned out to be just that. Now Democratic Rep. Jim Matheson looks to continue as Utah's lone Democrat Congressman after narrowly defeating challenger Mia Love.

Romney loss leaves many wondering where he will go next

11/07/2012 11:58am
Pres. Obama's win in the 2012 election has left many asking what will happen next for Mitt Romney. Plus pundit meltdowns and other political news.

$47 million bond for parks, trails passes

11/07/2012 12:32pm
Salt Lake County residents approved a $47 million general obligation bond Tuesday to fund construction of three regional parks, substantial completion of two major trails and purchase land in Magna for a future park.

Shooting range makes good use of leftover campaign signs

11/07/2012 6:04pm
After a long, arduous and often contentious election season, many are more than willing to see campaign signs disappear. A Bountiful shooting range is providing a way to put them to good use and help charity at the same time.

Utahns wonder if state, nation are going in different directions

11/07/2012 7:01pm
Along with referendum votes in some states on such things as legalized marijuana and same-sex marriage, some Utahns today wonder if the state and the nation are going in entirely different directions.

Highland to remain closed for business on Sundays

11/07/2012 7:21pm
For Highland residents, it became an issue of weighing values against choice. In July, the city council voted to allow businesses to be open on Sunday. But a group of residents didn't like it and got the issue on the ballot.

Voters' trust propelled Matheson to victory, analysts say

11/07/2012 9:07pm
Rep. Jim Matheson's razor-thin win in Utah's 4th Congressional District race had a lot to do with the trust he and his family have built up among Utahns over the years, political analysts said Wednesday.