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Pete Buttigieg makes pitch to Utahns at Presidents Day town hall

Katie Workman, KSL.com  |  Posted Feb 18th - 12:48am

A surprise endorsement from Erin Mendenhall, 4,500 people, and a message of support for Mitt Romney's impeachment vote colored Buttigieg's Salt Lake town hall.

Boy Scouts file for bankruptcy due to sex-abuse lawsuits

David Crary, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 17th - 10:45pm

for decades a major sponsor of Boy Scout units — cut ties and withdrew more than 400,000 scouts in favor of programs of its own.

More $ sought for ailing Utah Lake, drying Great Salt Lake

Amy Joi O'Donoghue, KSL  |  Posted Feb 17th - 9:27pm

What will help these struggling lakes?

$1 million loan for affordable housing approved by Salt lake City Council

Kelli Pierce, KSL Newsradio  |  Posted Feb 17th - 8:32pm

The Salt Lake City Council has approved a $1 million loan for affordable housing. The complex is to be built at 535 West 300 North.

Social Security tax, medical marijuana and more: Week 4 at the legislative session

Graham Dudley, KSL.com  |  Posted Feb 17th - 6:32pm

It can be hard to keep track of the comings and goings at the Utah State Capitol during the annual legislative session.

Mike Bloomberg returning to Utah Thursday

Lisa Riley Roche, KSL  |  Posted Feb 17th - 12:48pm

Democratic presidential candidate Mike Bloomberg will be back in Utah Thursday morning for a second campaign appearance in advance of the state’s Super Tuesday primary on March 3.

The Latest: Warren calls for party unity in taking on Trump

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 17th - 12:38pm

The Latest on the 2020 presidential campaign (all times local):

Pompeo in Africa visit praises Angola's moves against graft

Cara Anna, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 17th - 10:26am

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in his latest Africa stop on Monday praised Angola’s president for his dramatic actions to recover billions of dollars looted bycorrupt officials, saying it would help attract investment to one of Africa's largest economies.

2020 Watch: Who can show strength with voters of color?

Steve Peoples, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 17th - 4:28am

Presidential politics move fast. What we're watching heading into a new week on the 2020 campaign:

One thing unites establishment Democrats: Fear of Sanders

Steve Peoples and Alan Fram, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 16th - 10:40pm

A growing number of Democratic lawmakers, union officials, state leaders and party strategists agree that Bernie Sanders is a risky nominee to put up against President Donald Trump. There's less agreement about whether — and how — to stop him.

Trump attends wedding of key White House aides

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 16th - 7:55pm

President Donald Trump went from the Daytona 500 on Sunday to attending the wedding of two top members of his administration, senior adviser Stephen Miller and Katie Waldman, press secretary for Vice President Mike Pence.

Utahns advocate for suicide prevention and mental health legislation

Sahalie Donaldson, KSL  |  Posted Feb 16th - 7:47pm

Utahns who’ve been personally impacted by suicide came to the Capitol Thursday to share their stories with lawmakers and urge them to consider legislation pertaining to mental health.

Bloomberg takes veiled swipe at rival's aggressive loyalists

Alexandra Jaffe and Nicholas Riccardi, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 16th - 4:23pm

With the Nevada caucuses less than a week away, Democratic presidential candidates campaigning were fixated on a rival who wasn't contesting the state.

Utah lawmakers strike at air pollution with 21 legislative proposals

Amy Joi O'Donoghue, KSL  |  Posted Feb 16th - 2:41pm

The Utah Legislature’s Bipartisan Clean Air Caucus is touting an ambitious set of 21 legislative proposals in an effort they say aims to get ahead of the state’s population growth and its attendant pollution problems.

US secretary of state visits Senegal to start Africa tour

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 16th - 1:09pm

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said the Trump administration is working to determine what level of American military forces is needed in West Africa to counter the rise of extremist violence in the region.

Rains postpones Daytona 500, dampening event, Trump's visit

Jenna Fryer, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 16th - 12:45pm

The Daytona 500 has been postponed by rain for the first time since 2012, dampening NASCAR's season opener that started with a ballyhooed visit from President Donald Trump.

Democratic hopefuls now test strength among minority voters

Bill Barrow and Tom Foreman Jr., Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 16th - 11:05am

For I.S. Leevy Johnson, the Democrats’ search for a challenger to take on President Donald Trump is personal.

Buttigieg campaign announces venue change for Monday SLC event

Graham Dudley, KSL.com  |  Posted Feb 16th - 9:50am

The Pete Buttigieg campaign announced Sunday that the location of the candidate's Monday-night town hall event in Salt Lake City has been changed.

Trump takes Daytona 500 warmup lap in presidential limousine

Kevin Freking, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 16th - 9:48am

President Donald Trump gave an election-year embrace to NASCAR and its fans Sunday when he became the second president ever to attend the Daytona 500. The presidential motorcade took to the track to join in a warm-up lap after he had told the crowd that the racers and their teams were competing “for pure American glory.”