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Utah sales, income taxes grow, but lawmakers say tax reform still needed

Katie McKellar, KSL  |  Posted Feb 18th - 9:20pm

Ahead of revenue projections anticipated for later this week, the Utah State Tax Commission released actual 2020 revenue collection figures Tuesday.

AP source: Barr tells people he might quit over Trump tweets

Michael Balsamo and Zeke Miller, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 18th - 7:52pm

Attorney General William Barr has told people close to him he’s considering quitting his post after President Donald Trump wouldn’t heed his warning to stop tweeting about Justice Department cases, an administration official told The Associated Press.

Pete Buttigieg's strategy for victory in Utah on Super Tuesday

Katie Workman, KSL.com  |  Posted Feb 18th - 7:22pm

Presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg’s path to victory in the Utah Democratic primary relies on a compilation of endorsements from local politicians, a bump from his in-person appearance and recent national surge in polls, and a unification of moderates on the left and right.

Utah bill to require warning label on pornography passes House

Katie McKellar, KSL  |  Posted Feb 18th - 6:24pm

A Utah bill to require pornography sites to post warning labels about the harmful effects lawmakers say it can have on minors cleared another legislative hurdle Tuesday.

Bloomberg's debate debut set to shake up Democratic primary

Steve Peoples, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 18th - 6:19pm

Mike Bloomberg will confront the greatest test of his presidential campaign on Wednesday when he faces five Democratic rivals in a debate in Las Vegas that could fundamentally change the direction of the party’s 2020 nomination fight.

Bernie Sanders' campaign to request recount of Iowa caucuses

Alexandra Jaffe, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 18th - 5:26pm

Bernie Sanders' presidential campaign plans to ask for a partial recount of the Iowa caucus results after the state Democratic Party released results of its recanvass late Tuesday that show Sanders and Pete Buttigieg in an effective tie.

UTA hopes to tap into federal grant to enhance FrontRunner service

Dennis Romboy, KSL  |  Posted Feb 18th - 5:15pm

The Utah Transit Authority hopes to tap into a multibillion-dollar federal fund to expand the capacity of the FrontRunner commuter rail line.

Bloomberg to go face to face against rivals after ad blitz

Alexandra Jaffe and Kathleen Ronayne, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 18th - 3:57pm

For Mike Bloomberg, the one-way conversation with Democratic voters is about to end.

Trump vows to 'clean up' LA at Olympic meeting briefing

Zeke Miller, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 18th - 2:27pm

President Donald Trump on Tuesday veered into politics during a briefing on preparations for the 2028 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles, criticizing the city's political leadership for failing to curtail its homelessness epidemic.

Trump to visit South Carolina ahead of Democratic primary

Meg Kinnard, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 18th - 1:33pm

He’s not competing in a primary in the state, but President Donald Trump is planning to make an appearance in South Carolina just before Democrats hold their primary election there.

Trump says he knows identity of 'Anonymous' tell-all writer

Aamer Madhani, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 18th - 12:50pm

President Donald Trump said Tuesday he knows the identity of the author known as “Anonymous,” the senior administration official who wrote an inside-the-White House account that painted the president as inept and dangerous.

Ex-Gov. Blagojevich released from prison after Trump pardon

Michael Tarm, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 18th - 12:19pm

Rod Blagojevich walked out of prison Tuesday after President Donald Trump cut short the 14-year prison sentence handed to the former Illinois governor for political corruption.

DOJ taps U.S. attorneys to coordinate Ukraine investigations

Mary Clare Jalonick and Michael Balsamo, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 18th - 12:12pm

The Justice Department has appointed U.S. attorneys in New York and Pennsylvania to coordinate federal investigations into Ukraine-related matters, including new information collected by President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani.

President Trump goes on clemency spree, and the list is long

Jill Colvin, Zeke Miller and Michael Tarm, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 18th - 11:37am

President Donald Trump went on a clemency blitz Tuesday, commuting former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich’s 14-year prison sentence and pardoning former New York City police commissioner Bernie Kerik, among a long list of others.

US lawmaker defends meeting with Iran FM in Munich

Matthew Lee, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 18th - 11:16am

Sen. Chris Murphy on Tuesday defended a weekend meeting he held with Iran's foreign minister in Europe, after his actions were questioned in conservative media andas President Donald Trump suggested they may have violated U.S. law.

AP source: Attorney General William Barr has told people close to him he’s considering quitting over Trump's tweets

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 18th - 7:46pm

AP source: Attorney General William Barr has told people close to him he’s considering quitting over Trump's tweets.

US designates 5 Chinese media outlets as foreign missions

Matthew Lee, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 18th - 2:27pm

The Trump administration on Tuesday designated five state-run Chinese news outlets that operate in the United States as “foreign missions,” requiring them to register their properties and employees in the U.S.

Trump grants clemency to former NYPD commissioner Bernie Kerik, financier Michael Milken

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 18th - 11:53am

Trump grants clemency to former NYPD commissioner Bernie Kerik, financier Michael Milken.

Trump commutes ex-Gov. Blagojevich's sentence, calls it 'ridiculous'

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 18th - 11:47am

Trump commutes ex-Gov. Blagojevich's sentence, calls it 'ridiculous.'