Members of the Utah Legislature's Transportation Interim Committee heard presentations Wednesday on the cost of getting Utah drivers' licenses compliant with Homeland Security requirements and UDOT's research of automated license plate readers.
Middle-school English teacher Maryam Powers doesn't take vacations. To earn additional money, she picks up an extra period of teaching when she can and mentors new hires. But to afford the mortgage on a $330,000 three-bedroom home she purchased in Salinas in 2015, Powers still must rent out the master bedroom for $800 a month.
Mike Catalini, Associated Press | PostedOct 17th - 8:27pm
Republican Rep. Leonard Lance touted his record as bipartisan and jabbed his Democratic challenger as a "carpetbagger" and potential Nancy Pelosi supporter, while Tom Malinowski called the five-term incumbent is ineffective and a failed check on President Donald Trump in an hourlong and at-times testy debate Wednesday.
Steve Leblanc, Associated Press | PostedOct 17th - 8:14pm
Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker said Wednesday that he hadn't decided if he would vote for fellow Republican and U.S. Senate candidate Geoff Diehl even though he has publicly endorsed his candidacy — but quickly backtracked and pledged to cast a ballot for Diehl.
Missouri Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill's campaign manager on Wednesday called for her Republican rival Josh Hawley to launch an investigation of footage of her campaign taken by a conservative group known for "sting" videos of liberal organizations.
House and Senate Republicans appear to be on board with a proposed compromise bill for dispensing medical marijuana in Utah, but detractors say lawmakers are putting on a show and patients will never get medical cannabis.
John Hanna, Associated Press | PostedOct 17th - 5:23pm
Republican Kris Kobach promised Wednesday to push for tougher work requirements for welfare and state health coverage recipients in Kansas, building on existing policies that have populist appeal but draw criticism as punitive toward the poor.
Rep. Rob Bishop, R-Utah, took to the stage Wednesday night at Logan's Utah State University to argue why voters should send him back for another term in Congress. His challengers are Lee Castillo, a Democrat, and Eric Eliason, United Utah.