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The Latest: Polls open for Wyoming's primary election

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 21st - 7:15am

The Latest on Wyoming's primary election (all times local):

States move quickly to tap into money for election security

Christina A. Cassidy, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 21st - 7:04am

Racing to shore up their election systems before November, states are using millions of dollars from the federal government to tighten cybersecurity, safeguard their voter registration rolls and improve communication between county and state election officers.

Crowded Wyoming Republican governor's race heads to vote

Mead Gruver, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 20th - 10:06pm

Wyoming voters head to the polls Tuesday to choose from six Republican candidates for governor and to decide whether a wealthy outsider has made his case to oust an influential U.S. senator.

How often does your congressional representative hold public town hall meetings?

Liesl Nielsen,  |  Posted Aug 20th - 8:09pm

Utah’s four congressional representatives conduct public town halls in a variety of ways — from virtual telephone meetings to hikes up Mount Timpanogos. But how often does your congressional representative hold these meetings?

FBI probes computer hacks in California House campaigns

Michael R. Blood and Michael Balsamo, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 20th - 5:40pm

The FBI launched investigations after two Southern California Democratic U.S. House candidates were targeted by computer hackers, though it's unclear whether politics had anything to do with the attacks.

Democrats challenge independent bid for Kansas governor

John Hanna, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 20th - 5:31pm

Kansas Democrats launched a legal challenge Monday in hopes of removing Kansas City-area businessman Greg Orman from the November ballot as an independent candidate for Kansas governor after Orman stoked fears that his bid would imperil Democrats' chances of winning.

Could Ogden be new home for BLM headquarters?

Amy Joi O'Donoghue, KSL  |  Posted Aug 20th - 5:15pm

Rep. Rob Bishop is bringing top U.S. Department of Interior official to Ogden next week for a tour and discussion on the reorganization of the agency. His full committee will conduct a field hearing in Roosevelt and will meet to discuss forest fires.

Watergate wisdom? Cohen lawyer turns to Nixon turncoat

Michael R. Sisak, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 20th - 3:37pm

If anyone knows what Michael Cohen is up against, his lawyer figures it's John Dean, the former White House counsel who turned on President Richard Nixon and helped run him out of office.

Alaska voters to decide primaries for governor, US House

Becky Bohrer, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 20th - 12:29pm

Voters in Alaska on Tuesday will select a Republican to move on to what's expected to be a closely watched governor's race this fall and choose the latest contender to try to unseat the longest-serving member of the U.S. House.

Whitmer names 'tech guru' Gilchrist as Michigan running mate

David Eggert, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 20th - 10:37am

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Gretchen Whitmer announced the selection of Garlin Gilchrist II as her running mate Monday, calling the University of Michigan social media expert and former liberal organizer a "tech guru" who would fix problems in state government.

Record number of women have won major party primaries

Christina A. Cassidy and Laurie Kellman, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 19th - 10:09pm

Women are not just running for office in record numbers this year — they are winning.

Prominent Republicans struggling to fit into Trump's party

Steve Peoples, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 19th - 10:07pm

The ranks of forgotten Republicans are growing.

Steve Bannon says GOP must rally behind Trump to survive

Catherine Lucey, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 19th - 6:03pm

Steve Bannon has a dire warning for Republicans.

Women win primaries in record numbers, look to November

Christina A. Cassidy and Laurie Kellman, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 19th - 4:16pm

Women are not just running for office in record numbers this year — they are winning.

Rural Idaho counties have more active voters than urban ones

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 21st - 7:49am

Recent data shows more Idaho voters are turning out for statewide elections than ever before, but many Idaho counties lag behind the U.S. average, which the Pew Research Center puts at about 56 percent.

Ex-Senate president's spouse admits making crank phone calls

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 20th - 3:01pm

The estranged husband of former Massachusetts Senate President Stan Rosenberg has pleaded guilty to placing harassing phone calls to a treatment facility where he was a patient.

The Latest: Walker submits signatures for general election

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 20th - 2:17pm

The Latest on the Alaska primary (all times local):

Stacey Abrams' record complicates 'radical' label from GOP

Bill Barrow, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 20th - 1:59pm

Democrat Stacey Abrams is running for Georgia governor as a progressive who knows how to negotiate with Republicans to get things done.

Banking giant says no to Florida candidate who supports pot

Gary Fineout, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 20th - 9:28am

A Florida candidate running to become the state's next agriculture commissioner says banking giant Wells Fargo shut down her campaign account because she supports medical marijuana.