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McAdams reschedules town hall, district office meetings

Lisa Riley Roche, KSL  |  Posted Jan 16th - 11:44am

Rep. Ben McAdams, D-Utah, has rescheduled town hall meetings and open office hours planned for next week in light of Congress canceling a planned recess.

The IRS is recalling 46,000 workers to handle tax returns

Marcy Gordon, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 15th - 10:15pm

The Internal Revenue Service is recalling about 46,000 of its employees furloughed by the government shutdown — nearly 60 percent of its workforce — to handle tax returns and pay out refunds. The employees won't be paid during the shutdown.

No pay, no Washington apartment for new Utah Rep. Ben McAdams

Dennis Romboy, KSL and Ladd Egan, KSL TV  |  Posted Jan 15th - 8:04pm

"I’m not able to get into an apartment until I have a pay stub. It’s a minor inconvenience compared to what other people are going through."

Bloomberg believes he can be elected president despite age

Rob Gillies, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 15th - 7:02pm

Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg said Tuesday that if he decides to run for president he can still win despite being older.

Sen. Sherrod Brown to tour early states before 2020 decision

Elana Schor and Julie Carr Smyth, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 15th - 6:52pm

Sen. Sherrod Brown is launching a tour of three states that cast pivotal early votes in the 2020 presidential primary.

Vicente Fox, former president of Mexico, to speak at the U.

Marjorie Cortez, KSL  |  Posted Jan 15th - 4:41pm

Vicente Fox, former president of Mexico, will speak at the University of Utah Feb. 12 as a guest of the Tanner Humanities Center.

Bill would repeal, replace Medicaid expansion initiative approved by Utah voters

Lisa Riley Roche, KSL  |  Posted Jan 15th - 3:16pm

The voter-approved ballot initiative expanding Medicaid coverage to some 150,000 low-income Utahns would be repealed and replaced by a more limited plan under a bill being drafted for the 2019 Legislature.

Washington lieutenant governor skips speech over gun fears

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 15th - 12:31pm

Washington state's lieutenant governor declined to preside at Gov. Jay Inslee's State of the State speech Tuesday, saying he was concerned people might bring concealed weapons to the joint session of the Legislature.

1,500 GoFundMe pages have been set up by furloughed government employees

Doug Criss, CNN  |  Posted Jan 15th - 11:22am

The pleas on GoFundMe come from people across all walks of life. A single mom. A librarian. A Border Patrol agent. Even an artist.

AP sources: Gillibrand moving toward 2020 bid in coming days

Juana Summers, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 15th - 8:39am

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand is expected to move toward launching a 2020 presidential campaign within days by forming an exploratory committee, according to several people familiar with her plans.

Sen. Mitt Romney, Rep. Chris Stewart call for Iowa GOP congressman to resign over white supremacy comments

Dennis Romboy, KSL  |  Posted Jan 14th - 8:37pm

Sen. Mitt Romney and Rep. Chris Stewart want an Iowa GOP congressman to resign over comments he made about the terms “white nationalist” and “white supremacist.”

Utah officials starting plan for prolonged federal government shutdown

Dennis Romboy, KSL  |  Posted Jan 14th - 7:32pm

Utah remains in "decent" shape as the partial government shutdown enters its fourth week but won't be able to keep federal programs going longterm, a state budget official said.

Why Gov. Herbert proposes $1.8M for new civilian parole and probation hires

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted Jan 14th - 7:02pm

A portion of Gov. Gary Herbert’s 2020 budget proposes $1.8 million for 22 new hires to help ease the workload of Utah's parole and probation agents.

North Carolina: Let ballot probe proceed despite GOP lawsuit

Emery P. Dalesio, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 14th - 2:53pm

A judge should let a ballot fraud investigation play out in the nation's last undecided congressional race despite a Republican candidate's lawsuit demanding immediate victory, especially since Congress may ultimately decide the winner, attorneys representing North Carolina's elections agency said Monday.

AP sources: Gillibrand moving toward 2020 bid in coming days

Juana Summers, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 14th - 1:42pm

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand is expected to move toward launching a 2020 presidential campaign within days by forming an exploratory committee, according to several people familiar with her plans.

Parents wonder if kids are learning amid Los Angeles strike

Christopher Weber, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 14th - 12:15pm

A skeleton crew of substitutes welcomed students to Los Angeles schools Monday as tens of thousands of teachers walked off the job for the first time in three decades, but parents wondered how much their kids were learning in the nation's second-largest school district.

Official's 'oversight' derails key Iowa gun rights amendment

Ryan J. Foley, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 14th - 12:04pm

Iowa's top elections official acknowledged Monday that his office mistakenly derailed a long-sought plan to grant residents more expansive gun rights by forgetting to notify the public of the proposed constitutional amendment, as required.

Ex-governor, Trump critic John Kasich lands talent agent

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 14th - 10:31am

Republican John Kasich (KAY'-sik) has a talent agent.

AP sources: NY Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand to move toward presidential bid in coming days, will form exploratory committee

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 14th - 1:38pm

AP sources: NY Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand to move toward presidential bid in coming days, will form exploratory committee.