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The Latest: No-show mayors prompt Buttigieg to drop SC event

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 28th - 9:26am

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

Sanders ahead in Utah Super Tuesday poll; Bloomberg, Buttigieg, Warren trailing

Jacob Klopfenstein,  |  Posted Feb 28th - 8:58am

A new Utah Democratic presidential primary poll puts Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders in the lead in the Beehive State.

Dems joust with Pompeo at hearing, the 1st since impeachment

Eric Tucker, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 28th - 8:26am

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo defended the Trump administration's response to the spreading coronavirus but also faced contentious questions from Democrats about the basis for an airstrike that killed Iran's most powerful general and whether the attack had put American security at risk.

Dems launch Justice Department probe, seek Stone interviews

Mary Clare Jalonick, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 28th - 8:00am

The House Judiciary Committee is launching a wide-ranging probe of Attorney General William Barr and the Justice Department, demanding briefings, documents and interviews with 15 officials as it tries to determine whether there has been improper political interference in federal law enforcement.

Coronavirus in Utah: Governor says state is prepared and actively monitoring illness

Amy Joi O'Donoghue, KSL  |  Posted Feb 28th - 6:11am

Former Utah governor and former U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Mike Leavitt told Fox News on Thursday, “This is a time to inform, not to inflame.

Sanders' appeal tested in moderate Virginia on Super Tuesday

Alan Suderman and Will Weissert, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 27th - 10:22pm

Rep. Elaine Luria is the kind of up-and-comer the Democratic Party would like to keep in Congress.

Better Boundaries, Legislature present compromise on redistricting

Sahalie Donaldson, KSL  |  Posted Feb 27th - 9:09pm

Lawmakers and Better Boundaries organizers laid out a deal on the citizen initiative proposing the creation of an independent redistricting commission.

Utah lawmaker, police looking to crack down on ‘fringe’ gambling

Dennis Romboy, KSL  |  Posted Feb 27th - 7:55pm

A Utah lawmaker wants to crack down on illegal gaming machines popping up in convenience stores and other shops, often in lower-income neighborhoods.

Trump meets with black supporters, vows equal opportunity

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 27th - 6:54pm

President Donald Trump on Thursday cited low unemployment rates for African Americans and passage of a criminal justice bill providing earlier release for thousands of federal drug offenders as examples of how he’s helping the black community.

AP decides not to declare Iowa caucus winner after recount

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 27th - 6:27pm

The Iowa Democratic Party on Thursday released updated results of the Iowa caucuses after the completion of a recount requested by the campaigns of Bernie Sanders and Pete Buttigieg.

AP Explains: Why there isn't a winner of Iowa's Dem caucuses

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 27th - 6:08pm

The New Hampshire primary and Nevada caucuses have passed, and South Carolina’s vote is just days away — but there’s still no winner of the Iowa caucuses.

Utah House gives quick approval to medical marijuana amendments

Wendy Leonard, KSL  |  Posted Feb 27th - 4:17pm

Gov. Gary Herbert is expected to sign the bill Friday so the system can be up and running Monday.

White House hopefuls target Trump on coronavirus response

Alexandra Jaffe, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 27th - 3:52pm

Democratic White House hopefuls are seizing on President Donald Trump’s delayed response to the coronavirus outbreak, calling it the latest evidence of his incompetence and warning that the crisis may only deepen as a result.

Bloomberg might not spend to help Sanders if he's nominee

Kathleen Ronayne, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 27th - 3:22pm

Billionaire Mike Bloomberg said Thursday that he might not spend money to assist Bernie Sanders if Sanders is the Democratic presidential nominee, days after a Sanders adviser said they wouldn't want the help.

Pence tries to project calm as virus response coordinator

Zeke Miller and Darlene Superville, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 27th - 1:47pm

Vice President Mike Pence sought to project calm Thursday in his new role as chief coordinator of the government's response to the coronavirus as the Trump administration rushed to contain mounting public concerns and some of the worst stock market declines in more than a decade.

Democrats eye Super Tuesday even as South Carolina looms

Thomas Beaumont and Alexandra Jaffe, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 27th - 12:55pm

Bernie Sanders will swing through North Carolina, Virginia and Massachusetts in the coming days. Elizabeth Warren will make stops in Texas and Arkansas. Amy Klobuchar will be in Tennessee and Virginia.

Marine general orders removal of Confederate items at bases

Lolita C. Baldor, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 28th - 11:43am

All Confederate flags, bumper stickers and similar items must be removed from Marine Corps bases, according to a new directive from the commandant.

Justice Dept. charges professor with hiding ties to China

Eric Tucker, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 27th - 3:50pm

A professor at the University of Tennessee has been arrested on charges that he hid his relationship with a Chinese university while receiving research grants from the federal government, the Justice Department said Thursday.

Cartel boss' daughter arrested attending brother's trial

Ashraf Khalil, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 27th - 3:37pm

U.S. authorities have arrested the daughter of a fugitive Mexican drug kingpin, who was in Washington to attend her brother's trial.