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Abortion flap could cost Kansas governor her commerce chief

John Hanna, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 26th - 3:54pm

Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly could be forced to replace Kansas' top business development official because of two small grants to a nonprofit group he previously managed from a fund tied to a late physician known nationally for doing late-term abortions.

Dem presidential hopeful Hickenlooper opposes Green New Deal

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 26th - 2:14pm

Democratic presidential candidate John Hickenlooper opposes the Green New Deal, saying the climate change proposal sets "unachievable goals" and shuns the private sector.

Investigators followed money in tainted N. Carolina election

Emery P. Dalesio, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 26th - 2:09pm

The ballot-rigging investigation that voided a congressional election and forced one of the country's few do-over races simply followed the money, top North Carolina elections officials said Tuesday.

Mayor Jenny Wilson pledges to balance fast growth in her first State of County address

Katie McKellar, KSL  |  Posted Mar 26th - 1:44pm

In her first State of the County address on Tuesday, newly-elected Salt Lake County Mayor Jenny Wilson highlighted a financial and culturally strong county.

'Russian playbook' remains after Mueller report wraps up

Christina A. Cassidy, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 26th - 12:14pm

The collusion question now answered, another one looms ahead of 2020: Will U.S. elections be secure from more Russian interference?

Booker to deliver commencement speech in New Hampshire

Hunter Woodall, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 26th - 10:59am

New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker will be one of four commencement speakers at Southern New Hampshire University's graduation ceremonies in May.

Trump takes victory lap; next Mueller release in 'weeks'

Mary Clare Jalonick, Lisa Mascaro and Laurie Kellman, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 26th - 10:34am

President Donald Trump took a victory lap on Capitol Hill Tuesday, emboldened by the end of the special counsel's Russia probe, even as Democrats demanded the release of Robert Mueller's full report and intensified their focus on health care and other policy disputes.

Trump administration now says entire Affordable Care Act should be struck down

Ariane De Vogue and Tami Luhby, CNN  |  Posted Mar 25th - 10:27pm

The Trump administration on Monday said the entire Affordable Care Act should be struck down, in a dramatic reversal.

Can Pete Buttigieg turn his 'buzz' into a viable 2020 bid?

Sara Burnett, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 25th - 10:23pm

Democratic presidential hopeful Pete Buttigieg (BOO'-tuh-juhj) was the longest of long shots when he announced a presidential exploratory committee in January.

Who is going to be on the ballot? Here’s how the process for Salt Lake City’s mayoral race works

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted Mar 25th - 8:49pm

There are now nine potential candidates vying for Salt Lake City's mayoral job. Here's a look at the process each possible candidate must go through before they are elected in November.

Utah governor signs into law bill to ban abortion after 18 weeks

Ashley Imlay, KSL  |  Posted Mar 25th - 8:04pm

Gov. Gary Herbert on Monday signed into law a bill to ban abortions in Utah after 18 weeks.

Youth ask Utah governor to 'defend our future' and stop lease of lands to oil and gas industries

Emily Ashcraft, KSL  |  Posted Mar 25th - 7:32pm

Young activists delivered a letter with over 1,500 signatures to the governor's office Monday asking him to take action on climate change by opposing the Bureau of Land Management’s oil and gas lease of 217,576 acres of public lands in Utah.

Sens. Mike Lee, Mitt Romney back bill to prevent Democratic 'court packing'

Dennis Romboy, KSL  |  Posted Mar 25th - 7:03pm

Utah's two Republican senators signed on to a bill Monday calling for a constitutional amendment to keep the U.S. Supreme Court at nine justices to prevent Democratic "court packing," an idea some 2020 presidential candiates are entertaining.

Mueller findings flip Trump debate in 2020 campaign

Steve Peoples, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 25th - 5:34pm

The release of the special counsel's findings in the Russia probe upended the 2020 presidential campaign, all but settling the question of whether President Donald Trump could be knocked from the race by a new revelation in the report and turning the debate over the investigation on its head.

'Jiggery-pokery'? Utah legislator rips feds over conviction for ATV protest ride

Dennis Romboy, KSL  |  Posted Mar 25th - 4:43pm

A Utah House member went off on the U.S. Attorney's Office, federal agencies and the media in a court filing opposing government efforts to quintuple his restitution payments for an illegal ATV protest ride in a prosecution he calls "jiggery-pokery."

Booker to give commencement at historically black university

Meg Kinnard, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 25th - 2:47pm

Democratic presidential candidate Cory Booker is set to give the commencement address at a historically black university in the critical early primary state of South Carolina.

Utahns ask Utah Supreme Court to restore voter-approved medical marijuana law

Dennis Romboy, KSL  |  Posted Mar 25th - 2:29pm

A group of Utahns argued at the Utah Supreme Court on Monday that state lawmakers last year improperly disregarded voters in passing legislation to replace Proposition 2 legalizing medical marijuana.

O'Rourke's casual style to be tested by national campaign

Steve Peoples and Alexandra Jaffe, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 25th - 2:07pm

He doesn't prepare speeches. He doesn't like pollsters. And, so far at least, Democratic presidential contender Beto O'Rourke doesn't always have the capacity to coordinate basic campaign logistics.

Audit: Slow Legionnaires' response at Illinois veterans home

John O'Connor, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 25th - 5:32pm

A state audit released Monday contradicted former Gov. Bruce Rauner's claim that his administration had done everything federal experts recommended to remedy a deadly 2015 Legionnaires' disease crisis at an Illinois veterans' home.