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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.

New Mexico senator, conservationist won't run again in 2020

Morgan Lee, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 25th - 10:26am

New Mexico Senator Tom Udall announced Monday he will not seek re-election in 2020, opening a secure Democratic seat to competition and ending a chapter in a Western political dynasty built on environmental conservation.

Surprise? Pennsylvania's 2020 primary could be competitive

Marc Levy, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 24th - 11:13pm

Beto O'Rourke's splashy campaign event in Pennsylvania last week appeared to herald the start of the state's presidential primary season.

Utah GOP Congress members hail Mueller conclusion that Trump didn't conspire with Russians

Dennis Romboy, KSL  |  Posted Mar 24th - 3:27pm

Utah members of Congress hailed special counsel Robert Mueller's conclusion that Trump's campaign didn't conspire with Russia to interfere in the 2016 election.

O'Rourke says owning, using guns taught him responsible use

Michelle L. Price, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 24th - 2:29pm

Democratic presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke said Sunday that his personal use and ownership of firearms taught him the responsibility of having guns and can help bridge politically fraught discussions about gun control in the U.S.

Trump didn't coordinate with Russia in 2016, report declares

Eric Tucker, Michael Balsamo, Chad Day and Julie Pace, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 24th - 8:08am

Special counsel Robert Mueller did not find evidence that President Donald Trump's campaign "conspired or coordinated" with Russia to influence the 2016 presidential election but reached no conclusion on whether Trump obstructed justice, Attorney General William Barr declared Sunday. That brought a hearty claim of vindication from Trump but set the stage for new rounds of political and legal fighting.

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.

The Latest: Departing senator warns against unauthorized war

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 25th - 12:38pm

The Latest on Democratic Sen. Tom Udall's not running for re-election (all times local):

Weld still thinking of challenging Trump post-Mueller report

Hunter Woodall, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 25th - 12:15pm

Former Massachusetts Gov. Bill Weld says the Mueller report hasn't changed his thinking about challenging President Donald Trump in the Republican primary.

New Mexico Senator Tom Udall will not seek re-election in 2020, opening secure Democratic seat to competition

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 25th - 10:08am

New Mexico Senator Tom Udall will not seek re-election in 2020, opening secure Democratic seat to competition.