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Native American voters, once overlooked, seek role for 2020

Kali Robinson, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 16th - 10:08pm

Democratic presidential candidates will descend on Iowa next week to do something that Native Americans say doesn't happen enough: court their vote.

Advocates lay out top women’s initiatives

Kim Bojórquez, KSL  |  Posted Aug 16th - 9:47pm

Local advocates from a range of women’s organizations laid out issues affecting Utah women and girls at the Utah Women’s Policy Conference on Friday.

Councilman accused of poor taste for using bulletproof vest during meeting

Christina Giardinelli, KSL  |  Posted Aug 16th - 9:11pm

A councilman’s attire and behavior earlier this week is being called “inappropriate” and “in poor taste” by some Sandy residents

Mendenhall, Escamilla headed to general election, latest results confirm

Gretel Kauffman, KSL  |  Posted Aug 16th - 5:13pm

Salt Lake City Councilwoman Erin Mendenhall and state Sen. Luz Escamilla are headed to the Salt Lake mayoral general election, results released Friday confirmed.

Republicans still waiting on Pompeo in Kansas Senate race

John Hanna, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 16th - 12:57pm

Even though U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has declared a Senate run to be "off the table" next year, many fellow Republicans in Washington and his home state of Kansas aren't buying it.

UN: Migrant deaths in Americas top 500 so far this year

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 16th - 12:33pm

More than 500 migrants have lost their lives in the Americas so far this year, about a 33% increase from a year ago, the U.N. migration agency said Friday.

Public lands management critic resigns from Utah Legislature

Dennis Romboy, KSL  |  Posted Aug 16th - 12:01pm

A Utah legislator is stepping down.

Energized liberals fear Warren, Sanders can't beat Trump

Steve Peoples, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 16th - 11:59am

They want fundamental change: single-payer health care, debt-free college, environmental protections and the end of big money in politics.

O'Rourke visits town targeted by 'terrifying' ICE raids

Emily Wagster Pettus and Will Weissert, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 16th - 10:44am

Beto O'Rourke on Friday became the first Democratic presidential candidate to visit one of the Mississippi towns where federal immigration agents raided chicken processing plants and arrested nearly 700 people — kicking off a new phase of his campaign he says will focus on President Donald Trump's damaging policies.

China flexes muscle near Hong Kong amid more weekend rallies

Dake Kang and Yves Dam Van, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 16th - 10:32am

Members of China's paramilitary People's Armed Police marched and practiced crowd control tactics at a sports complex in Shenzhen across from Hong Kong in what some interpreted as a threat against pro-democracy protesters in the semi-autonomous territory.

Google employees call for pledge not to work with ICE

Rachel Lerman, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 16th - 9:04am

Hundreds of Google employees are calling on the company to pledge it won't work with U.S. Customs and Border Protection or Immigration and Customs Enforcement. It's the latest in a year full of political and social pushback from the tech giant's workforce.

AP sources: Trump has talked about buying Greenland for US

Zeke Miller and Matthew Lee, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 16th - 8:43am

Aiming to put his mark on the world map, President Donald Trump has talked to aides and allies about buying Greenland for the U.S.

Tlaib declines to visit West Bank, citing Israeli conditions

Joseph Krauss and Isaac Scharf, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 16th - 7:44am

Democratic Rep. Rashida Tlaib said Friday she would not visit her grandmother in the occupied West Bank, despite being granted an Israeli permit on humanitarian grounds, saying Israel's "oppressive" conditions aimed to humiliate her.

Claims: Migrant children molested in U.S.-funded foster care

Juliet Linderman, Garance Burke, and Martha Mendoza, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 16th - 7:03am

This story is part of an ongoing joint investigation between The Associated Press and the PBS series FRONTLINE on the treatment of migrant children, which includes an upcoming film.

Judge orders paper ballot contingency plan for Georgia

Kate Brumback, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 15th - 11:04pm

If Georgia election officials fail to meet the tight timeline they've set to implement an entirely new voting system, they'll have to quickly pivot to hand-marked paper ballots for the March presidential primaries.

The Latest: Trump focuses on mental illness, not gun control

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 15th - 4:39pm

The Latest on President Donald Trump's campaign rally in New Hampshire (all times local):

Utahns split on Congress holding Trump impeachment hearings, poll shows

Dennis Romboy, KSL  |  Posted Aug 15th - 4:03pm

Utahns are evenly split on whether Congress should pursue impeachment of President Donald Trump, according to a new UtahPolicy.com poll.

Even as some cringe, Rep. Steve King's support may endure

Scott McFetridge and Margery A. Beck, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 15th - 2:59pm

Rep. Steve King's most recent insensitive remarks about rape are the kind that have doomed political candidates elsewhere, but some fellow Iowa Republicans say it's possible they actually could do more good than harm for the embattled congressman's re-election chances by reinforcing his credentials as a social conservative.

Two women to face off for Salt Lake City mayor for first time in city’s history

Gretel Kauffman, KSL  |  Posted Aug 15th - 2:59pm

Mendenhall is leading with 8,928 votes and 24.27% of the vote, ahead of Escamilla with 7,884 votes and 21.43%.