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Utah delegation follows partisan split in response to Trump border proposal

Art Raymond, KSL  |  Posted Jan 19th - 10:17pm

A nationally televised presentation of a border security compromise proposal Saturday from President Donald Trump was met with mixed results, including from Utah's congressional delegation.

Rep. Ben McAdams rallies with constituents in his first District 4 town hall meeting

Art Raymond, KSL  |  Posted Jan 19th - 8:47pm

Freshly inaugurated Congressman Ben McAdams convened a town hall in West Valley City on Saturday, just a few weeks after taking office. He fielded questions and encouraged engagement in the hour-long event.

Trump says trade deal with China 'could very well happen'

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 19th - 6:53pm

As trade talks between the U.S. and China move to Washington later this month, President Donald Trump is hopeful that the economic powers can find a way to end a costly tariff fight.

Women's marches kick off with focus on 2020 and progressive policies

Jason Hanna, CNN  |  Posted Jan 19th - 12:10pm

Thousands of demonstrators are gathering Saturday for the Women's March in Washington and related rallies across the country, with many looking to channel two years of momentum and common cause against President Donald Trump into progressive policies.

Trump offers temporary 'Dreamers' deal for border wall

Jill Colvin, Catherine Lucey and Zeke Miller, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 19th - 9:45am

In a bid to break the shutdown stalemate, President Donald Trump on Saturday offered to extend temporary protections for young people brought to the U.S. illegally as children and those fleeing disaster zones in exchange for his long-promised border wall. But while Trump cast the move as a "common-sense compromise," Democrats were quick to dismiss it at a "non-starter."

Should Utah taxpayers get a sales tax or income tax cut? Governor and legislative leaders don't agree

Lisa Riley Roche, KSL  |  Posted Jan 19th - 8:30am

Gov. Gary Herbert and GOP legislative leaders see eye to eye about broadening Utah's sales tax base to include some still-to-be specified services — but not on where the 2019 Legislature should cut taxes.

Multiple women eyeing 2020 hands Dems 'wonderful challenge'

Elana Schor and Juana Summers, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 19th - 12:04am

Advocates for gender equality are reckoning with what one called a "wonderful challenge" — four or more women running for president in 2020.

Gillibrand, in Iowa, highlights family, children issues

Thomas Beaumont, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 18th - 11:57pm

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand introduced herself to Iowa Democrats as a common-sense fighter for family, and especially children's, issues, in her first visit to the early-voting state as a 2020 Democratic presidential prospect.

Weber County commissioners discuss financial fears with Sen. Romney

Jed Boal, KSL TV  |  Posted Jan 18th - 10:10pm

After four weeks, the frightening impacts of the federal government shutdown continue to intensify for workers who are not getting paid. Utah Sen. Mitt Romney today talked with several Weber County commissioners about legitimate financial fears among families in their community.

Utah politicians remain mixed over US involvement in Syria after recent attack

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted Jan 18th - 9:11pm

Wednesday’s suicide bombing attack that killed four Americans in Syria didn't change the minds of three Utah politicians in Washington who either spoke out for or against the decision to pull troops from the country.

Utah officials discuss hate crime legislation and obstacles faced by Latinos in Utah

Cara MacDonald, KSL.com  |  Posted Jan 18th - 8:38pm

A hate crime in Utah this past December prompted Lt. Gov. Spencer Cox to meet with the Mexican Consulate in Salt Lake City on Jan. 14. They sought to address negative rhetoric impacting Utah’s Latino populations.

Trump, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to hold 2nd summit

Matthew Lee and Deb Riechmann, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 18th - 4:41pm

President Donald Trump will hold a second summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to try to broker a deal to coax the North to give up its nuclear weapons, the White House announced Friday.

Kobach says he's seriously considering US Senate bid in 2020

John Hanna, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 18th - 4:29pm

Kris Kobach, a vocal ally of President Donald Trump and an advocate of tough immigration laws, confirmed Friday that he is considering a run for the U.S. Senate in 2020 after losing the Kansas governor's race.

Travel industry fears damage from a long government shutdown

David Koenig and Christopher Rugaber, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 18th - 3:25pm

America's busiest airport, Atlanta's Hartsfield-Jackson International, is a blur of activity on the best of days. But an extra layer of anxiety gripped the airport Friday, the eve of a three-day holiday weekend. The partial government shutdown — the longest ever — has thinned the ranks of federal workers who staff airport security lines. And some travelers had braced for the worst.

Kobach's defeat puts future of voter database in doubt

Roxana Hegeman, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 18th - 3:17pm

The future of a much-criticized database that checks if voters are illegally registered in multiple states is up in the air after its patron, Kris Kobach, lost the Kansas race for governor and is out of elected office.

Cohen's shoulder sling creates stir after minor procedure

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 18th - 2:59pm

President Donald Trump's former lawyer, Michael Cohen, created a stir when he was photographed outside his New York City apartment with his arm in a sling and a hospital ID bracelet on his wrist

'Aggravated' Utah Gov. Gary Herbert says he has solution to government shutdowns

Dennis Romboy, KSL  |  Posted Jan 18th - 11:32am

Saying government shutdowns "aggravate" him, Gov. Gary Herbert suggested Thursday that returning power to states could mitigate them in the future.

Gillibrand, in Iowa, bills herself as a fighter for families

Thomas Beaumont, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 18th - 10:58am

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand introduced herself to Iowa Democrats on Friday as a common-sense fighter for family, and especially children's, issues, in her first visit to the early-voting state as a 2020 Democratic presidential prospect.

North Carolina elections official: Congress can see evidence

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 18th - 4:06pm

North Carolina's elections director says evidence collected in an investigation into possible fraud in the nation's last undecided congressional race is secure and ready if Congress needs to take a look.