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Outside money flows into race for Susan Collins' Senate seat

David Sharp and Brian Slodysko, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 20th - 10:09pm

Democrats vowed last year to make Republican Sen. Susan Collins pay for her vote confirming Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court. Republicans declared they would have her back. Neither has forgotten its promises.

Inland port opponents confront SLC Council over $28 million tax for warehouse

Katie McKellar, KSL  |  Posted Aug 20th - 9:42pm

An agreement Salt Lake City leaders made last year, before the state created the controversial Utah Inland Port Authority, has come back to haunt them.

Audit asks if revenue will be sufficient to cover the $1.43 billion Lake Powell Pipeline

Amy Joi O'Donoghue, KSL  |  Posted Aug 20th - 9:09pm

If projections pan out, it appears the Washington County Water Conservancy District will generate sufficient revenue — perhaps even an excess — to cover the costs of the planned $1.43 billion Lake Powell Pipeline, according to a legislative audit released Tuesday.

Leaders, treatment providers reflect on success stories from 2 years of Operation Rio Grande

Ashley Imlay, KSL  |  Posted Aug 20th - 5:45pm

Amy Daeschel had gone to college. She had a career. A family.

Ex-Draper council candidate claims employee and fast clock wrongly tossed him from race

Annie Knox, KSL  |  Posted Aug 20th - 4:08pm

A disqualified candidate for Draper City Council is suing the city claiming its elections officer and a too-fast clock in her office improperly kept him out of the race.

An apology, a packed rally and a plan: 24 hours with Warren

Kathleen Hennessey and Elana Schor, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 20th - 2:29pm

Elizabeth Warren started the day with an apology, repeating her regrets for her past claims of Native American heritage. She ended it with a clear sign that Democrats aren't holding the mistake against her — her largest crowd yet.

Kentucky governor looks for boost from Trump

Bruce Schreiner, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 20th - 2:05pm

The reelection campaign of Republican Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin recently raised the ante in the November election, placing nearly $4 million worth of advertising on television and radio leading up to his showdown with Democratic challenger and Attorney General Andy Beshear.

After petition, Georgia to reexamine new voting system

Kate Brumback, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 20th - 1:29pm

The Georgia secretary of state's office said Tuesday that it plans to reexamine the state's new election system as required by law after receiving a request from voters.

O'Rourke on historical racist attacks: US as divided as ever

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 20th - 12:37pm

Democratic presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke this week visited sites in Tulsa and Oklahoma City that were targeted by violence, and made a point of linking the Tulsa race riots and a recent deadly mass shooting in his Texas hometown.

White House confirms details of Vice President Pence’s trip to Utah

Lisa Riley Roche, KSL  |  Posted Aug 20th - 12:00pm

Vice President Mike Pence is expected to arrive in Salt Lake City on Air Force Two on Wednesday evening.

Pompeo says ISIS is 'more powerful' in some places but downplays overall threat

Jennifer Hansler and Ryan Browne, CNN  |  Posted Aug 20th - 11:47am

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Tuesday acknowledged that there are "places where ISIS is more powerful today than they were three or four years ago," but sought to downplay the risk posed by the terrorist organization in the wake of a report warning of its resurgence in Syria.

Vice President Mike Pence to visit Merit Medical Systems in Utah this week

Lisa Riley Roche, KSL and Gretel Kauffman, KSL  |  Posted Aug 19th - 10:37pm

Pence is scheduled to speak at the South Jordan headquarters of Merit Medical at 9:30 a.m. Thursday, after spending the night in Utah.

Restoring state sales tax on food a topic of tax reform task force

Lisa Riley Roche, KSL  |  Posted Aug 19th - 10:25pm

There were lots of charts and graphs but little discussion about restoring the full sales tax on food, reducing the state income tax rate and other proposals on the agenda.

Democrats spending millions to try to take back statehouses

Brian Slodysko and Paul J. Weber, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 19th - 10:14pm

Democrats still shaken by the 2010 tea party wave that netted Republicans six governors' offices, flipped 21 statehouse chambers and drove nearly 700 Democratic state legislators from office are mounting a comeback, pouring millions of dollars into state level races.

How Planned Parenthood’s withdrawal from the Title X family planning program will affect Utah clinics

Gretel Kauffman, KSL  |  Posted Aug 19th - 10:01pm

The Planned Parenthood Association of Utah joined other Planned Parenthood affiliates across the country on Monday in announcing that it will withdraw from the Title X federal family planning program rather than comply with a new Trump administration rule.

A federal campaign to keep the West from burning

Amy Joi O'Donoghue, KSL  |  Posted Aug 19th - 4:11pm

The U.S. Department of Interior is stepping up its efforts to ward off catastrophic wildfires in the wake of last summer’s unprecedented season in which much of the West burned, including an entire California town, and Utah mourned the loss of one of its firefighters killed in a northern California blaze.

Why Sen. Mitt Romney sees himself as a ‘renegade’ Republican

Dennis Romboy, KSL  |  Posted Aug 19th - 1:40pm

Sen. Mitt Romney doesn’t see himself as an establishment Republican.

Michael Bennet banking on moderation in age of Trump

Alexandra Jaffe, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 19th - 12:36pm

Michael Bennet was about as fired up as he ever gets at the Iowa State Fair's Political Soapbox, railing against Bernie Sanders' health care plan — but politely.

Dem House candidate joins GOP rival in helping super PACs

Emery P. Dalesio, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 20th - 11:36am

The Democrat in the country's last undecided U.S. House race has decried dark money in politics but is joining his Republican rival by making it easier for outside flows of political spending to help out their campaigns.