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Mitt Romney has big lead against Mike Kennedy in Senate primary, poll shows

Dennis Romboy, KSL  |  Posted   May 26th - 1:15pm

Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney has a huge lead over state Rep. Mike Kennedy with the Republican primary election just a month away, a new UtahPolicy.com poll shows.

Lawsuit filed against Utah Lt. Gov. Cox over Count My Vote initiative

Lisa Riley Roche, KSL  |  Posted   May 25th - 9:12pm

A group attempting to stop a citizens initiative aimed at maintaining a controversial candidate nomination process filed a lawsuit against Lt. Gov. Spencer Cox in 3rd District Court late Friday.

Quiz: Can you spot the fake news stories?

Jacob Klopfenstein, KSL.com  |  Posted   May 25th - 8:04pm

Billionaire tech innovator Elon Musk’s latest idea is to create a website that rates journalists and news organizations based on their credibility.

Trump cancels summit with Kim; North Korea still wants talks

Catherine Lucey, Zeke Miller and Matthew Lee, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 10:44pm

President Donald Trump on Thursday abruptly canceled his summit with North Korea's Kim Jong Un, blaming "tremendous anger and open hostility" by Pyongyang — a decision North Korea called "regrettable" while still holding out hope for "peace and stability."

Trump cancels summit, citing 'open hostility' by North Korea

Catherine Lucey, Zeke Miller and Matthew Lee, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 9:01pm

President Donald Trump on Thursday abruptly canceled his summit with North Korea's Kim Jong Un, blaming "tremendous anger and open hostility" by Pyongyang — a decision North Korea called "regrettable" while still holding out hope for "peace and stability."

Trump nominates Utahn to be an assistant secretary of state

Lisa Riley Roche, KSL  |  Posted   May 24th - 7:33pm

Utahn Ronald Mortensen was nominated by President Donald Trump Thursday to serve as assistant secretary of state for population, refugees and migration.

Iowa gubernatorial candidate accused of misconduct drops out

Barbara Rodriguez and Scott Stewart, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 4:34pm

A popular Democrat's exit from the Iowa governor's race Thursday amid sexual misconduct allegations could impact the party's efforts to coalesce behind the eventual nominee and regain power in a state that has moved sharply to the right in recent years.

Utah Rep. John Curtis' concerns over North Korea summit being 'too good to be true' prove right

Lisa Riley Roche, KSL  |  Posted   May 24th - 4:03pm

Even before President Donald Trump announced Thursday he'd canceled his summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, Rep. John Curtis, R-Utah, had questioned whether expectations for the meeting had gotten out of hand.

Biden: Republicans show 'phony populism,' 'fake nationalism'

David Klepper, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 3:35pm

In a forceful rebuke to President Donald Trump and other Washington Republicans, former Vice President Joe Biden told fellow Democrats in New York on Thursday that the GOP has abandoned traditional American values in the name of "phony populism" and "fake nationalism."

Democratic Senate candidate Jenny Wilson says GOP tax cuts failing, offers her own plan

Dennis Romboy, KSL  |  Posted   May 24th - 3:31pm

Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Jenny Wilson unveiled her own tax reform bill Thursday, saying the Republican plan isn't working for middle-class families while corporations are riding high.

Herbert: Utah has to take charge of Inland Port Authority

Amy Joi O'Donoghue, KSL  |  Posted   May 24th - 2:41pm

The governor stressed Thursday the vital nature of Utah's involvement — and control.

APNewsBreak: Ethics complaint filed over Gianforte assault

Matt Volz, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 2:03pm

The head of the Montana Democratic Party on Thursday asked for a congressional ethics investigation into whether Republican U.S. Rep. Greg Gianforte lied to the police and the public when he assaulted a reporter last year.

Clinton 'wants to be helpful' to Democrats. Can she?

Steve Peoples and David Klepper, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 9:47am

Hillary Clinton is not going away.

In US House race, former Navy commander targets former SEAL

Ben Finley, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 9:39am

Political battle lines are forming in Virginia where a woman who once led a combat-ready unit of 400 sailors wants to capture a Republican congressional seat held by a former Navy SEAL.

UTA board reaffirms former boss's $200K severance package

Lisa Riley Roche, KSL  |  Posted   May 24th - 6:42am

Former UTA top boss Jerry Benson will keep a severance package valued at more than $200,000 after trustees narrowly voted Wednesday to reaffirm their earlier decision to fire him without cause.

Senate primary splits Arizona conservatives between 2 icons

Melissa Daniels and Nicholas Riccardi, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 12:52am

Former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio was asking dozens of tea party activists for their backing in Arizona's Republican Senate primary when one audience member said it was a shame disgruntled conservatives couldn't send "both of you" to Washington.

Kentucky judge candidate dies 1 day after primary victory

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 8:36pm

A 43-year-old Kentucky lawyer running for judge collapsed and died the day after he got the most votes in a primary election.

AP source: Jared Kushner granted security clearance

Eric Tucker and Jonathan Lemire, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 7:36pm

President Donald Trump's son-in-law, Jared Kushner, has been granted a security clearance after a lengthy background check, a move that ensures the key White House adviser with a broad international portfolio can have access to some of the country's most closely held secrets.

Global trade experts urge Utah leaders to put politics aside for inland port, but talks remain stalled

Katie McKellar, KSL  |  Posted   May 23rd - 7:32pm

After negotiations broke down ahead of a planned special session to tweak the controversial inland port authority law, a panel of global trade experts called on Utah leaders to put politics aside for the sake of the state's future.