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Utah governor, lawmakers, advocates hail banner year for air quality measures

Amy Joi O'Donoghue, KSL  |  Posted Apr 22nd - 9:08pm

Utah Gov. Gary Herbert, flanked by lawmakers and advocates, conducted a ceremonial signing Monday of 15 air quality-related measures and the investment of $28 million to make further emissions reductions. He praised the collaborative effort.

The Latest: Buttigieg: It's clear Trump deserves impeachment

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 22nd - 5:23pm

The Latest on a series of town halls with five 2020 Democratic presidential candidates (all times local):

Utah mayor's aggressive behavior violated city policies, investigator concludes

Katie McKellar, KSL  |  Posted Apr 22nd - 5:04pm

A newly-released version of a previously heavily redacted report shows an investigator concluded that a Utah mayor — who has been of being demeaning and physically intimidating to former city employees and others — violated city policies multiple times.

Harris joins impeachment call during Democratic town hall

Steve Peoples and Hunter Woodall, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 22nd - 3:54pm

California Sen. Kamala Harris joined the call for President Donald Trump's impeachment on Monday as five leading Democratic presidential contenders clashed in a series of prime-time town hall meetings that exposed deep divisions in a party desperate to end the Trump presidency.

Attack give-and-take in four-way Spanish electoral debate

Aritz Parra, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 22nd - 2:47pm

Four contenders to become the next Spanish prime minister exchanged heated attacks Monday night while slipping in campaign pledges during the first of two televised live debates heading into the weekend general election.

Sen. Mike Lee take his view of the Mueller report to 'The View'

Dennis Romboy, KSL  |  Posted Apr 22nd - 1:45pm

Sen. Mike Lee doesn't share the concerns of Utah's junior senator over special counsel Robert Mueller's report, parts of which he said he finds "odd."

New Ukrainian leader's campaign took page from sitcom script

Nataliya Vasilyeva, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 22nd - 10:23am

The president-elect of Ukraine does not have a political record that foreign governments and companies can search for clues. For now, a 51-episode TV sitcom might offer the clearest view of what kind of leader Volodymyr Zelenskiy will be.

Warren unveils $640 billion college debt forgiveness plan

Meg Kinnard, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 22nd - 10:02am

Democrat Elizabeth Warren is proposing the elimination of existing student loan debt for millions of Americans, part of a sweeping set of education funding proposals announced as she and other presidential candidates seek to differentiate themselves in a sprawling field.

Congressman's death triggers election, glut of candidates

Gary D. Robertson, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 22nd - 9:11am

U.S. Rep. Walter Jones Jr.'s long-held congressional seat in North Carolina was expected to be up for grabs soon, but it happened more quickly than most people anticipated.

Military vet Moulton joins 2020 presidential race

Steve Leblanc, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 22nd - 3:59am

U.S. Rep. Seth Moulton is the latest Democrat to jump in the race for the White House.

Possible presidential candidate Howard Schultz postpones Utah visit

Lisa Riley Roche, KSL  |  Posted Apr 21st - 7:15pm

Howard Schultz, the former Starbucks chief executive considering a third-party run for president in 2020, has postponed a planned visit to Utah this week.

Utah faith, political leaders mourn deadly toll in Sri Lankan bombings

Annie Knox, KSL  |  Posted Apr 21st - 5:10pm

Faith leaders and members of Utah's congressional delegation had messages of sympathy and support for Sri Lank following a series of a Easter bombings.

Harris' campaign focuses on black colleges for support

Juana Summers, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 21st - 11:57am

California Sen. Kamala Harris has described her experience as a student at a historically black college as "one of the most important aspects" of her life. Now, her Democratic presidential campaign is using that experience to connect with voters.

Accuracy at core of Supreme Court case over census question

Mark Sherman, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 21st - 10:45am

Justice Elena Kagan's father was 3 years old when the census taker came to the family's apartment on Ocean Parkway in Brooklyn, New York, on April 10, 1930.

Trump brushes off Romney's criticism, points to loss in 2012

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 21st - 10:01am

Sen. Mitt Romney says he's "sickened" by the dishonesty the Russia investigation found in the Trump White House, but the president fires back that Romney should have put the same energy into running for president in 2012 that the Utah Republican has tapped in criticizing him.

Conference hopes to help Utah women get 'in the money'

Jasen Lee, KSL  |  Posted Apr 21st - 9:19am

On Monday, Utah Treasurer David Damschen, along with the Utah Financial Empowerment Coalition will host the first "Women in the Money" Utah Financial Empowerment Conference "to empower Utah women to achieve financial security."

Democratic hopefuls demur on pursuing Trump post-White House

Hunter Woodall, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 20th - 4:29pm

Some Democratic contenders for president aren't saying whether they would re-open investigations into President Donald Trump if they were to oust him from the White House in 2020.

2020 campaign trail runs through churches in South Carolina

Meg Kinnard, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 20th - 1:31pm

By now, most Democratic presidential candidates have polished their stump speeches. But when they're in South Carolina, they may need to add in a sermon.

Casey lobbies for Democratic primary debate in Pennsylvania

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 22nd - 9:03am

Democratic U.S. Sen. Bob Casey of Pennsylvania is lobbying for a presidential primary debate in his home state, which is a projected battleground in the 2020 presidential election.