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Utah legislature gears up for ‘interesting conversation’ on conversion therapy

Gretel Kauffman, KSL  |  Posted Oct 17th - 8:21am

A proposed rule that would effectively ban conversion therapy — crafted at the request of the governor and opposed by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints — has set the stage for an “interesting conversation” on Capitol Hill, the speaker of the Utah House of Representatives said Wednesday.

Klobuchar raised $1.1M for presidential campaign post-debate

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 17th - 6:23am

Sen. Amy Klobuchar says she raised $1.1 million for her 2020 presidential campaign in the 24 hours following this week's Democratic debate.

Conservative group calls Mitt Romney a ‘Democrat secret asset’ in TV ad

Dennis Romboy, KSL  |  Posted Oct 16th - 9:22pm

Last week, Romney reiterated earlier his earlier comments that it was wrong for Trump to ask Ukraine and China to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden, the front-runner for the Democratic presidential nomination.

Activists assemble against construction ahead of Utah Inland Port Authority’s first meeting in months

Katie McKellar, KSL  |  Posted Oct 16th - 7:11pm

The group Stop the Polluting Port held another press conference to demand a halt to development of about 16,000 acres west of the airport.

Why did Bernie Sanders single out Mike Lee at presidential debate?

Dennis Romboy, KSL  |  Posted Oct 16th - 4:12pm

Bernie Sanders and Mike Lee couldn’t be farther apart politically, but the Democratic presidential candidate named the Utah senator as a surprising friendship.

Tax cut by the end of the year? Utah House speaker hopeful

Lisa Riley Roche, KSL  |  Posted Oct 16th - 1:14pm

Utah House Speaker Brad Wilson, R-Kaysville, said Wednesday he’d like to see a special legislative session on tax reform before the end of the year so a tax cut can be put in place at the start of 2020 — an election year for all House members and half of the Senate.

You're sure your candidate is going to lose. Here's why you should vote anyway

Katie Workman, KSL.com  |  Posted Oct 16th - 12:45pm

Not all political campaigns are competitive, and many districts are going to remain reliably red or blue this election season. So if your candidate won’t win, why should you vote? The answer is simple.

Trump dismisses Syria concerns; Dems walk out of WH meeting

Robert Burns, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 16th - 8:49am

Washing his hands of Syria, President Donald Trump declared Wednesday the U.S. has no stake in defending the Kurdish fighters who died by the thousands as America's partners against IS extremists. Hours later, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and other top Democrats walked out of a meeting at the White House, accusing him of having a "meltdown," calling her a "third-grade politician" and having no plan to deal with a potentially revived Islamic State group.

Sanders and Warren stockpile millions more than 2020 rivals

Brian Slodysko, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 15th - 11:15pm

Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren don't just lead the Democratic presidential primary in fundraising. They've stockpiled millions more than their rivals, including former Vice President Joe Biden, who burned through money at a fast clip over the past three months while posting an anemic fundraising haul.

Debate takeaways: Warren under fire, 70s club ignores the age issue

Nicholas Riccardi, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 15th - 11:06pm

including 78-year-old Sanders, who had a heart attack this month. Moderators asked all three how they could do the job. None really addressed the question.

Trump campaign targets Ben McAdams over impeachment inquiry

Lisa Riley Roche, KSL  |  Posted Oct 15th - 10:12pm

McAdams is one of more than 60 Democrats targeted by Trump’s reelection campaign, but McAdams’ campaign manager said the effort isn’t having an impact.

What to watch in Washington: The debate or the Nats?

Ashraf Khalil, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 15th - 9:05pm

Tuesday night presented a genuine televised quandary for many Washingtonians.

Campaign: Warren's call to exit Mideast means combat troops

Robert Burns, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 15th - 8:39pm

Sen. Elizabeth Warren's call Tuesday night for the United States to "get out" of the Middle East, if implemented, would end a generations-long U.S. military presence in the volatile region. Her campaign later softened that statement, saying she was talking about combat troops only.

Western governors want nuclear testing compensation expanded

Keith Ridler, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 15th - 7:06pm

Atmospheric nuclear weapons testing exposed more states and more people to radiation fallout and resulting cancers and other diseases than the federal government currently recognizes, Western governors said.

Trump Jr. pitches to base while his father fights for Texas

Jonathan Lemire, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 15th - 6:57pm

Two days before President Donald Trump rallies in Texas, his eldest son on Tuesday looked to help him hang onto the reliably Republican state, playing to the conservative base by delivering red meat cultural attacks and lacing into several of his father's possible Democratic foes.

AP FACT CHECK: Dems flub details on climate, guns, Syria

Hope Yen, Calvin Woodward and Seth Borenstein, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 15th - 6:35pm

A dozen Democrats seeking the presidency tussled in a debate packed with policy, flubbing some details in the process.

Schilling won't run for Arizona congressional seat

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 15th - 5:27pm

Former major league pitcher Curt Schilling says he's decided not to run for Congress.

The Latest: Councilman Marty Small named Atlantic City mayor

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 15th - 4:08pm

The Latest on the selection of Marty Small as Atlantic City's new mayor (all times local):

2 Oregon counties offer vote-by-mobile to overseas voters

Andrew Selsky, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 16th - 8:20am

Two Oregon counties are offering the opportunity for members of the U.S. military, their dependents and others living overseas to vote in special elections this November with smartphones.