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Pence praises China tariffs during stop in New Hampshire

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 22nd - 11:02pm

Vice President Mike Pence said Thursday that President Donald Trump's decision to impose tariffs on goods imported from China was an effort to combat unfair trade practices.

McMaster out, Bolton in as Trump's national security adviser

Catherine Lucey, Zeke Miller and Ken Thomas, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 22nd - 9:18pm

Charging ahead with the dramatic remaking of his White House, President Donald Trump said Thursday he would replace national security adviser H.R. McMaster with the former U.N. Ambassador John Bolton, a foreign policy hawk entering a White House facing key decisions on Iran and North Korea.

Herbert pushes GOP to drop fight against signature gathering

Katie McKellar, KSL  |  Posted   Mar 22nd - 5:47pm

The governor covered a range of topics during Thursday's news conference, including talk of gun violence solutions, bills he may veto, and plans for an upcoming special session to make changes to the inland port authority bill.

Departing Sen. Cochran 'optimistic about the future' of US

Emily Wagster Pettus, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 22nd - 4:32pm

Republican Sen. Thad Cochran of Mississippi on Thursday gave a farewell speech in the U.S. Senate, where he's the longest-serving current member of Congress.

United Utah Party caucuses exceed expectations with 900 attendees

Jacob Klopfenstein,  |  Posted   Mar 22nd - 4:30pm

The turnout at Tuesday’s caucuses for Utah’s newest political party vastly exceeded expectations, party leaders said.

Herbert signs bill that could raise marriage license fees

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 22nd - 4:12pm

Some couples tying the knot in Utah will have to pay more for their marriage license later this year unless they undergo counseling, thanks to a new law signed by Gov. Gary Herbert.

Hurricane Harvey's toxic impact deeper than public told

Frank Bajak Of The Associated Press and Lise Olsen Of The Houston Chronicle  |  Posted   Mar 22nd - 2:18pm

A toxic onslaught from the nation's petrochemical hub was largely overshadowed by the record-shattering deluge of Hurricane Harvey as residents and first responders struggled to save lives and property.

Budget deal includes wildfire disaster fund to end borrowing

Matthew Daly, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 22nd - 11:56am

A spending bill slated for a vote in Congress includes a bipartisan plan to create a wildfire disaster fund to help combat increasingly severe wildfires that have devastated the West in recent years.

US Ambassador Jon Huntsman Jr. sees Trump, Putin moving toward formal meeting

Dennis Romboy, KSL  |  Posted   Mar 22nd - 6:42am

President Donald Trump suggested he would soon meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin. Seven weeks earlier, U.S. Ambassador to Russia Jon Huntsman Jr. told a Moscow radio station the two leaders were headed in that direction.

Utah governor signs bill allowing medical marijuana use by terminally ill patients

Ben Lockhart, KSL  |  Posted   Mar 21st - 9:11pm

A bill giving terminally ill patients access to certain forms of medical cannabis was signed into law this week by Gov. Gary Herbert.

Saccone concedes Pennsylvania US House race to Lamb

Marc Levy, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 21st - 7:18pm

Republican Rick Saccone conceded defeat to Democrat Conor Lamb on Wednesday night in a closely watched special election in Pennsylvania, more than a week after the end of a remarkable race that has shaken GOP confidence ahead of the November midterm elections.

The Latest: Greitens' lawyer: No conflict of interest

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 4:12pm

The Latest on the investigation of Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens (all times local):

Mitt Romney reports fortune worth up to about $270M

Michelle L. Price, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 4:09pm

Mitt Romney earned more than $5.5 million over the past year and has a fortune worth up to $270 million, according to disclosure forms he filed Friday as part of his campaign for a U.S. Senate seat in Utah.

Foundation says former U.S. Sen. and Georgia Gov. Zell Miller, a lifelong Democrat, has died at age 86

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 9:02am

Foundation says former U.S. Sen. and Georgia Gov. Zell Miller, a lifelong Democrat, has died at age 86.

Bannon blames GOP leaders for Roy Moore's defeat in Alabama

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 22nd - 4:01pm

Former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon is blaming the Republican establishment for Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore's defeat, saying GOP leaders pushed pedophilia accusations against him.

GOP chief justice slams Republican judicial impeachment move

Mark Scolforo, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 22nd - 3:44pm

The Republican chief justice of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court lashed out Thursday at an effort by a group of GOP state lawmakers to impeach four Democratic justices over their rulings in a congressional redistricting case, calling it "an attack upon an independent judiciary."

The Latest: House GOP leader criticizes judicial impeachment

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 22nd - 3:32pm

The Latest on an effort to impeach four justices on the Pennsylvania Supreme Court (all times local):

Wisconsin judge orders Walker to call special elections

Scott Bauer, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 22nd - 12:25pm

A Wisconsin judge Thursday ordered Gov. Scott Walker to call special elections to fill a pair of legislative seats vacated by fellow Republicans, handing a victory to Democrats who have pushed for the elections to be held.

The Latest: Walker won't say if he'll call elections

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 22nd - 11:59am

The Latest on lawsuit to force Gov. Scott Walker to call special elections (all times local):