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Queens DA race a test for left-wing vs moderate Democrats

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 25th - 4:03am

The national fight between left-wing and moderate Democrats is playing out again Tuesday in New York City, where primary voters are selecting a new Queens district attorney.

Democratic candidate Sanders to speak at black press meeting

Dan Sewell, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 25th - 3:59am

Democratic presidential contender Sen. Bernie Sanders will be the featured speaker at a black press convention that begins Tuesday evening in Cincinnati.

AP-NORC Poll: Democrats most excited by experience in office

Nicholas Riccardi and Hannah Fingerhut, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 24th - 10:29pm

Most Democratic registered voters are looking for a 2020 presidential candidate who has experience in elected office.

Harris pressed to get more personal about why she's running

Errin Haines Whack and Julie Pace, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 24th - 10:23pm

Kamala Harris nodded knowingly when a black woman at a weekend candidate forum recounted watching her mother face racial discrimination during her childhood.

Senate confirms Cicero Chairman Randy Shumway as U. trustee; leadership vote on Tuesday

Marjorie Cortez, KSL  |  Posted Jun 24th - 9:43pm

The Utah Senate has confirmed Cicero Group Chairman Randy Shumway as a member of the University of Utah’s board of trustees. The trustees are slated to meet Tuesday morning to vote on board leadership.

Salt Lake's hopes of another Olympics officially shifts to 2030 or beyond

Lisa Riley Roche, KSL  |  Posted Jun 24th - 7:02pm

With the decision to give the 2026 Winter Games to Milan, Italy, Salt Lake City's efforts to secure another Olympics officially shifts to 2030 or beyond.

Special prosecutor requested in South Bend police shooting

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 24th - 3:47pm

A special prosecutor was requested Monday to investigate the fatal shooting of a black man by a white police officer in a case that has inflamed tensions between the black community and law enforcement and roiled the Democratic presidential campaign of Mayor Pete Buttigieg.

Government moves migrant kids after AP exposes bad treatment

Martha Mendoza and Garance Burke, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 24th - 3:30pm

The U.S. government has removed most of the children from a remote Border Patrol station in Texas following reports that more than 300 children were detained there, caring for each other with inadequate food, water and sanitation.

SLC mayor files amended complaint in lawsuit against Utah Inland Port Authority

Katie McKellar, KSL  |  Posted Jun 24th - 2:33pm

Mayor Jackie Biskupski filed an amended complaint against the Utah Inland Port Authority, Monday.

Salt Lake City mayor says city police won't cooperate with possible increased ICE raids

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted Jun 24th - 12:16pm

Salt Lake City Mayor Jackie Biskupski said she has directed Salt Lake police to “not enforce any federal immigration” crackdowns.

Sanders, liberals, out with bill to cancel student debt

Laurie Kellman and Elana Schor, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 24th - 10:21am

Days before the first Democratic presidential debates, Sen. Bernie Sanders and House progressives rolled out legislation to cancel all student debt, going farther than a signature proposal by Sen. Elizabeth Warren as the two jockey for support from the party's liberal base .

O'Rourke proposes new 'war tax' to fund veteran health care

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 24th - 4:04am

Democratic presidential candidate Beto (BET'-oh) O'Rourke is pledging to end the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and help create a federal health care fund to cover the costs of caring for those who serve in future wars by taxing those who don't.

Can Utah's water supply keep up with its booming population?

Kim Bojórquez, KSL  |  Posted Jun 23rd - 7:14pm

Utah State University professor Michelle Baker presented her research on Utah water's quality, quantity and efficiency in Salt Lake City.

The Latest: 1 killed, 10 wounded in South Bend violence

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 23rd - 6:23pm

The Latest on shootings in the Indiana city where Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg is mayor (all times local):

Former congressman Joe Sestak launches presidential campaign

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 23rd - 2:58pm

Former Pennsylvania congressman Joe Sestak has become the latest Democrat to enter the presidential race.

Buttigieg criticized at emotional town hall after shooting

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 23rd - 2:27pm

Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg faced criticism Sunday from angry residents of South Bend, Indiana, at an emotional town hall meeting a week after a white police officer fatally shot a black man in the city where he is mayor.

Trump says he'd rather face Biden, isn't prepared to lose

Will Weissert, The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 23rd - 2:03pm

President Donald Trump said Sunday that he'd prefer to run for re-election against Joe Biden, suggesting that the former vice president won't be the "great candidate" Hillary Clinton was in 2016.

Military veteran is first to challenge Shaheen for Senate

Hunter Woodall, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 24th - 12:08pm

A Republican military veteran on Monday announced his campaign to oust Democrat Jeanne Shaheen from her New Hampshire U.S. Senate seat, which the GOP sees as vulnerable.

GOP aims to copy Dem fundraising power with new online tool

Brian Slodysko, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 24th - 10:11am

Republicans launched a new mobile donation platform on Monday that they hope will rival ActBlue, the Democrats' internet-based fundraising behemoth.