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Algeria on cusp of change as protest movement marks one year

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 21st - 2:08am

Algeria's peaceful "smile revolution" unseated the long-time president of Africa's largest country along with his powerful entourage and struck hard at the corruption they bred. But a year later, the pro-democracy movement is still holding its weekly marches, hoping to make further dents in the establishment.

Tech boom, suburban growth drive Nevada's Democratic shift

Scott Sonner, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 20th - 10:15pm

Twenty years ago, long before Nevada was part of the early presidential selection process, the phone typically rang unanswered at Washoe County Democratic Party headquarters in Reno during mid-term elections.

Senate panel advances bill to provide birth control to more under Medicaid

Ashley Imlay, KSL  |  Posted Feb 20th - 9:18pm

During its second chance in front of a Senate panel, a bill that would allow more Utahns to receive family planning services and birth control under Medicaid received a 4-1 favorable recommendation Tuesday.

Democrats big money pledges give way to reality of 2020 race

Brian Slodysko, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 20th - 9:10pm

Many Democratic presidential candidates launched their campaigns last year with bold pledges to reject help from super PACs and dark money groups. But as the realities of a tough primary fight sink in, those promises are fading away.

Intel officials say Russia boosting Trump candidacy

Mary Clare Jalonick and Michael Balsamo, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 20th - 6:53pm

Intelligence officials have warned lawmakers that Russia is interfering in the 2020 election campaign to help President Donald Trump get reelected, three officials familiar with the closed-door briefing said Thursday.

Bill targeting insulin costs gets nod from Utah House committee

Wendy Leonard, KSL  |  Posted Feb 20th - 6:26pm

A bill that would deliver some financial relief to diabetes patients and their families got one step closer to becoming law in the Utah Legislature on Thursday.

Jan Garbett announces run for Utah governor as Republican

Graham Dudley, KSL.com  |  Posted Feb 20th - 5:29pm

Garbett said she decided to run for governor after every gubernatorial candidate at the Jan. 31 Silicon Slopes debate backed President Donald Trump for reelection.

Mike Bloomberg's strategy for victory in Utah on Super Tuesday

Graham Dudley, KSL.com  |  Posted Feb 20th - 5:04pm

Bloomberg needs a strong showing on Super Tuesday to give his campaign real legs. Will Utah hand him a key primary victory?

Warren's next challenge: Maintain post-debate momentum

Will Weissert, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 20th - 4:06pm

Elizabeth Warren enters the final stretch before Saturday's Nevada Democratic caucus with a new and enviable but nonetheless critical mission: capitalizing on a standout performance during Wednesday's presidential debate.

Trump savoring scrambled Dem race, Bloomberg's debate debut

Zeke Miller and Jonathan Lemire, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 20th - 3:11pm

Relishing in Democrats' jumbled primary in the wake of a fractious debate, President Donald Trump offered stinging criticism of his rivals as he sought to take advantage of the moment.

Democrats' feisty debate reaches nearly 20 million viewers

David Bauder, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 20th - 1:50pm

This week's feisty Democratic presidential debate, the first to feature former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, was a huge television hit with nearly 20 million viewers.

Sanders' 'summer camp' in Vermont becomes fodder in debate

Lisa Rathke, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 20th - 1:25pm

Can a socialist own a summer house?

Senators pass bill to increase penalty for illegally passing school buses

Sahalie Donaldson, KSL  |  Posted Feb 20th - 11:33am

State senators gave initial approval without debate on Wednesday to a bill that would increase the penalty for passing a school bus displaying flashing lights.

Irish lawmakers meet as wrangling to form government goes on

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 20th - 10:25am

Ireland’s parliament convened Thursday for the first time since an election two weeks ago that left three parties on roughly level pegging, with no easy route to forming a stable government.

Bloomberg rallies in Salt Lake City the morning after first appearance in Democratic debate

Graham Dudley, KSL.com  |  Posted Feb 20th - 10:14am

After a challenging first Democratic debate, former New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg rallied in Salt Lake City Thursday morning.

Iran's state TV says polls have opened for a new parliament as some 7,000 candidates run for the 290-seat house

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 20th - 9:40pm

Iran's state TV says polls have opened for a new parliament as some 7,000 candidates run for the 290-seat house.

Trump loyalist Roger Stone gets 40 months in prison after Justice Department backs off sentencing recommendation

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 20th - 10:33am

Trump loyalist Roger Stone gets 40 months in prison after Justice Department backs off sentencing recommendation.

US sanctions Iran clerics for vetoing election candidates

Matthew Lee, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 20th - 9:56am

The Trump administration on Thursday ratcheted up pressure on Iran by slapping sanctions on top members of a powerful clerical body that disqualified thousands of candidates from running in that country's parliamentary elections.

Georgia blames Russia for cyberattack, US, UK agree

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 20th - 9:29am

Georgian authorities on Thursday accused Russia's military intelligence of launching a large-scale cyberattack that targeted the government and private organizations with the goal of destabilizing the ex-Soviet nation .