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Utah GOP lawmakers pushing to end death penalty

Dennis Romboy, KSL  |  Posted   Feb 20th - 2:29pm

Republican state lawmakers, including House Speaker Greg Hughes, are again pushing to end the death penalty in Utah.

Republicans push to ban death penalty in conservative Utah

Michelle L. Price, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 20th - 1:59pm

The Republican leader of the Utah House of Representatives backed an effort Tuesday to ban the death penalty in the conservative state, coming three years after lawmakers voted to reinstate the firing squad as a backup method for executions.

Shooting survivor Deserae Turner opens Utah House session, releases doves at Capitol

Dennis Romboy, KSL  |  Posted   Feb 20th - 1:38pm

Shooting survivor Deserae Turner banged the gavel Tuesday to open the Utah House of Representatives.

The Latest: National GOP vows to sue over Pennsylvania map

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 20th - 12:54pm

The Latest on redistricting in Pennsylvania (all times local):

West Valley names new police chief

Pat Reavy, KSL  |  Posted   Feb 20th - 11:37am

West Valley's interim police chief is expected to be appointed to the position full time.

State Sen. Jim Dabakis announces he won't seek re-election

Lisa Riley Roche, KSL  |  Posted   Feb 20th - 10:44am

Sen. Jim Dabakis, an outspoken Democrat from Salt Lake City, announced Tuesday he will not seek re-election this year after serving six years in the Legislature.

Correction: State Senator Arrested story

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 20th - 8:53am

In a story Feb. 19 about a Republican state senator charged with extorting page for sex, The Associated Press reported erroneously on Dennis Algiere's position. He is minority leader in the Senate, not the House.

Trump urges GOP to fight Pennsylvania's congressional map

Marc Levy, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 20th - 8:28am

President Donald Trump on Tuesday encouraged Republicans to fight Pennsylvania's new court-imposed map of congressional districts, issued a day earlier in a move expected to improve Democrats' chances at chipping away at the GOP's U.S. House majority.

Trump endorses Romney's Senate run

McKenzie Romero, KSL  |  Posted   Feb 19th - 11:29pm

President Donald Trump announced his endorsement for Mitt Romney's Senate run via Twitter Monday night.

Committee recommends bill legalizing sale of hemp products for qualifying licensees

Ben Lockhart, KSL  |  Posted   Feb 19th - 10:39pm

A bill which would widely allow the production and sale of hemp products for qualifying license holders got the OK of the House Natural Resources, Agriculture, and Environment Committee on Friday.

Pennsylvania's new congressional map could boost Democrats

Marc Levy, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 19th - 9:28pm

Pennsylvania's high court imposed a new congressional district map for the state's 2018 elections on Monday, potentially giving Democrats a boost in their quest to capture control of the U.S. House unless Republicans can stop it in federal court.

Utah measure pushes back on ruling that boosted police power

Lindsay Whitehurst, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 19th - 7:01pm

A Utah lawmaker is proposing to limit the effects of a U.S. Supreme Court ruling that bolstered police power to use evidence even if officers did something wrong to get it.

The Latest: Statehouse page says he 'moving on'

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 19th - 6:49pm

The Latest on a Republican state senator accused of extorting sex from a Statehouse page and of video voyeurism against his girlfriend (all times local):

The Latest: Analysts see more parity in congressional map

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 19th - 6:07pm

The Latest on Pennsylvania's congressional gerrymandering case (all times local):

Candidates in Pennsylvania House race oppose weapons ban

Michael Virtanen, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 19th - 5:15pm

In the year's first congressional race, Republican and Democratic candidates in suburban Pittsburgh said Monday they oppose banning weapons like the semi-automatic rifle used in Florida last week to kill 17 students and teachers at a high school.

United Utah Party announces slate of Utah County candidates

Preston Cathcart, KSL  |  Posted   Feb 19th - 12:42pm

The fledgling United Utah Party announced four candidates for three legislative races and one commissioner seat Wednesday.

Bundy to speak to Independent American Party of Nevada

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 20th - 12:23pm

Southern Nevada rancher and state's rights activist Cliven Bundy has agreed to give the keynote speech on Friday at the Independent American Party of Nevada's state convention in Sparks.

Republican gains in secretary of state posts jolt Democrats

Susan Haigh, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 19th - 10:08pm

With Republicans holding two-thirds of secretary of state offices, Democrats are focusing renewed attention and money on a statewide post once considered a sleepy political stepping stone, acknowledging they're playing catch-up with the GOP.

New Pennsylvania congressional district map could boost Democratic Party's quest to capture control of US House

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 19th - 1:15pm

New Pennsylvania congressional district map could boost Democratic Party's quest to capture control of US House.