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Trump says raise age for buying assault rifles, defying NRA

Jill Colvin and Matthew Daly, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 4:58pm

The nation should keep assault rifles out of the hands of anyone under 21, President Donald Trump declared Thursday, defying his loyal supporters in the National Rifle Association amid America's public reckoning over gun violence. He also pushed hard for arming security guards and many teachers in U.S. schools.

Grand jury indicts Missouri governor who admitted affair

Jim Salter, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 4:54pm

A St. Louis grand jury has indicted Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens on a felony invasion of privacy charge for allegedly taking a compromising photo of a woman with whom he had an affair in 2015, the city circuit attorney's office said Thursday.

Closing arguments in ex-Cuomo aide trial could be next week

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 4:36pm

Jurors in the bribery trial of a former top aide to Democratic New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (KWOH'-moh) may begin deliberations as early as next week.

GOP congressmen challenge new Pennsylvania district map

Mark Scolforo, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 3:52pm

Pennsylvania's highest court overstepped its authority in drawing new congressional district lines and did not give state lawmakers enough time to produce a map of their own, eight Republican congressmen said in a lawsuit filed Thursday.

Bill banning ticket quotas passes; public breastfeeding bill advances

KSL.com  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 2:32pm

The Utah Senate passed a bill banning law enforcement ticket quotas, a bill that will allow mothers to breastfeed in public advanced and lawmakers have an additional $581 million in revenue

Utah lawmakers now have $581M in additional revenues

Lisa Riley Roche,dennis Romboy  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 2:12pm

Lawmakers now have a total of $581 million in additional revenues to spend this session — and that's not counting the $80 million windfall expected as a result of federal tax changes.

Utah senator day drinks before presenting bill to delay state's new .05 percent DUI law

Dennis Romboy, KSL  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 2:10pm

Sen. Jim Dabakis had two mimosas after breakfast and tested his blood alcohol content Thursday before presenting a bill at the Capitol proposing to delay Utah's .05 percent DUI law.

Utah House votes to restrict noncompete contracts in broadcast media

Dennis Romboy, KSL  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 2:02pm

The House overwhelmingly passed a bill Wednesday that would restrict the use of noncompete contracts in the broadcasting industry in Utah.

Bill allowing mothers to breastfeed in public passes in Utah House

Dennis Romboy, KSL  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 1:59pm

Nursing mothers would be free to breastfeed their babies in public places under a bill the Utah House passed Wednesday.

Utah lawmakers advance resolution calling on attorney general to directly sue opioid manufacturers

Ben Lockhart, KSL  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 1:56pm

State lawmakers Wednesday advanced a resolution urging the Utah attorney general to sue opioid manufacturers "to hold them accountable for the destruction and devastation they have inflicted upon the citizens of the state."

Controversial water bills taking aim at Salt Lake City

Amy Joi O'Donoghue, KSL  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 1:54pm

Water law reform measures that have been changed multiple times and spring from decades of tension between Wasatch Canyons property owners and Salt Lake City earned legislative committee approval Wednesday. A push to have them studied failed.

Utah Senate passes ban on law enforcement ticket quotas

Preston Cathcart, KSL  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 1:51pm

The Senate passed a bill that prohibits law enforcement quotas from being placed on officers.

Wealthy independent enters Wyoming US Senate race

Mead Gruver, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 1:50pm

A businessman who says he's prepared to spend at least $1 million of his own money announced Thursday that he's running against Wyoming U.S. Sen. John Barrasso as an independent.

The Latest: Pennsylvania congressmen sue over district map

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 1:33pm

The Latest on Republican challenges to Pennsylvania's congressional map (all times local):

Utah House panel OKs bill reducing time to declare if gathering voter signatures

Lisa Riley Roche, KSL  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 9:46am

A bill cutting the period of time candidates have to declare they're gathering voter signatures for a place on the ballot to just a week was advanced Wednesday by the House Government Operations Committee.

Dems see big Texas turnout early for first primary of 2018

Paul J. Weber, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 4:36pm

Democrats in Texas are early voting in large numbers ahead of the first primary elections before the 2018 midterms, stoking party optimism that backlash to President Donald Trump won't escape the biggest conservative state in the country.

Attorney for Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens says felony charges are "baseless" and Greitens is "absolutely innocent"

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 3:52pm

Attorney for Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens says felony charges are "baseless" and Greitens is "absolutely innocent"

Grand jury indicts Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens on felony invasion of privacy charges stemming from an affair in 2015

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 3:20pm

Grand jury indicts Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens on felony invasion of privacy charges stemming from an affair in 2015.

Maine ethics panel won't investigate once-anonymous GOP site

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 12:29pm

Maine ethics commissioners say they won't investigate a once-anonymous website owned by a state Republican official.