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Amy Klobuchar needs black voters, but some feel 'peripheral'

Amy Forliti and Sara Burnett, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 26th - 9:59am

It took several weeks and about two dozen emails before Amy Klobuchar agreed to sit down with the president of the progressive racial justice organization Color of Change for his videotaped podcast on the 2020 presidential race, just as almost every other candidate has done. The Minnesota senator's campaign asked Rashad Robinson to travel to Washington and book a conference room near the Capitol for the taping.

Congress warns Pentagon not to move money to fund Trump wall

Lolita C. Baldor, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 26th - 9:22am

Lawmakers from both parties told Pentagon leaders on Wednesday that the Defense Department is undermining its own efforts to get military money by diverting billions of dollars for the construction of President Donald Trump's U.S.-Mexico border wall

The Latest: Sanders says Biden 'conventional' race won't win

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 26th - 9:05am

The Latest on the Democratic presidential primary contest (all times local):

3 takeaways from the last Democratic debate before Super Tuesday

Liesl Nielsen,  |  Posted Feb 26th - 8:39am

The American people sat through the tenth — yes, tenth — Democratic debate and listened to the candidates talk over each other in what may have been the most fiery debate yet.

Senate OKs bill to expand family planning services through Medicaid

Sahalie Donaldson, KSL  |  Posted Feb 26th - 7:02am

The Senate gave final approval to a bill that would allow more Utahns to receive family planning services and birth control under Medicaid.

Trump to detail US coronavirus efforts, Schumer seeks $8.5B

Darlene Superville and Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 26th - 6:36am

President Donald Trump pushed back Wednesday against criticism that his administration isn't doing enough to meet the coronavirus threat, as lawmakers called for giving disease fighters much more money than the $2.5 billion the White House has requested.

Spain opens talks with Catalonia over separatist conflict

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 26th - 5:07am

Spain’s prime minister and the leader of Catalonia are opening formal talks Wednesday in hopes of resolving the festering political crisis provoked by the region’s separatist movement.

Biden looks beyond Super Tuesday with Illinois endorsements

Sara Burnett, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 26th - 5:00am

Former Gov. Pat Quinn and more than 80 other top Illinois Democrats are endorsing Joe Biden for president, as the former vice president looks ahead to a state that votes weeks after Super Tuesday's contests.

Ex-Kremlin aide says Ukraine will never reclaim rebel east

Vladimir Isachenkov, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 26th - 3:47am

A former senior aide to Russian President Vladimir Putin has warned that Ukraine will never be able to regain control over the separatist-controlled east.

Many asylum seekers arrive in Europe legally, EU agency says

Lorne Cook, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 26th - 3:16am

Increasing numbers of people applying for asylum in the European Union are arriving from countries with visa-free travel agreements with the bloc, notably from Latin America, rather than entering without permission, the EU’s asylum agency said Wednesday.

2nd virus death in France, 1 new infection linked to Italy

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 26th - 2:44am

A 60-year-old Frenchman has died of the new virus in a Paris hospital, the second virus-related death in France since it emerged in China late last year.

Putin: Russian opposition provoked summer police violence

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 26th - 1:29am

Russian President Vladimir Putin says the opposition provoked police violence during mass protests in Moscow last summer, with the sole aim of showing “what kind of heroes they are and that they will protect the interests of citizens with the same zeal if they get into power.”

German with virus in grave condition; Austria probes death

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 26th - 1:16am

Authorities in western Germany said Wednesday that a man who contracted COVID-19 is in critical condition and has been taken to a specialist hospital in Duesseldorf, as officials in neighboring Austria sealed off an apartment complex where a female tourist from Italy with a possible infection died overnight.

Salt Lake County gives Olympia Hills development a green light despite opposition from residents

Kyle Dunphey, KSL  |  Posted Feb 25th - 9:09pm

The council voted yes to the controversial 6,300-unit Olympia Hills development near Herriman. A final vote will take place March 3.

Debate takeaways: Bernie bruised but not broken

Bill Barrow and Nicholas Riccardi, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 25th - 8:47pm

Democrats held their final debate before the South Carolina presidential primary and the critical Super Tuesday contests that follow three days later.

Tax cuts coming? GOP lawmakers considering options this week

Lisa Riley Roche, KSL  |  Posted Feb 25th - 8:13pm

Tax cuts for Utahns are on the table this session, but leaders of the Republican-controlled Legislature aren’t making any promises.

Salt Lake school board elects new leadership after president steps down amid board divisiveness

Marjorie Cortez, KSL  |  Posted Feb 25th - 7:00pm

The Salt Lake City Board of Education has elected new leadership after President Tiffany Sandberg stepped aside amid growing divisiveness among board members.

Utah Inland Port compromise bill between Salt Lake City, state clears first hurdle

Katie McKellar, KSL  |  Posted Feb 25th - 4:06pm

A Utah Inland Port Authority compromise bill between state and Salt Lake City leaders steamed ahead Tuesday — but not without ongoing outcry from environmental activists.

Analysis: Sanders learns what it's like to be a front-runner

Julie Pace, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 25th - 10:06pm

Bernie Sanders has spent much of his career on the political margins, an outsider looking in.