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Police shooting poses Buttigieg's biggest 2020 challenge yet

Sara Burnett, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 19th - 10:38pm

Mayor Pete Buttigieg stood before newly sworn police officers to welcome them to the city's ranks, just as he has more than a dozen times since taking office. But this time he was a Democratic candidate for president, speaking just days after a white officer fatally shot a black man the officer said was armed with a knife.

Little to report from Utah tax reform task force until town halls start next week

Lisa Riley Roche, KSL  |  Posted Jun 19th - 10:02pm

There wasn't much to say during the first official report of the Legislature's Tax Restructuring and Equalization Task Force to lawmakers on Wednesday.

2020 hopefuls lend support in Queens district attorney race

Elana Schor, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 19th - 2:03pm

An election for district attorney in the New York City borough of Queens became an unexpected proving ground in the Democratic presidential primary on Wednesday as two leading 2020 candidates offered their endorsements.

Utah Sen. Dan McCay to introduce bill to end elective abortion 'because it matters'

Dennis Romboy, KSL  |  Posted Jun 19th - 1:44pm

A new group calling itself Abortion-Free Utah launched a campaign Wednesday to end elective abortion in the state.

AP-NORC poll: Majority worry about 2020 foreign meddling

Eric Tucker and Emily Swanson, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 19th - 11:12am

A majority of Americans are concerned that a foreign government might interfere in some way in the 2020 presidential election, whether by tampering with election results, stealing information or by influencing candidates or voter opinion, a new poll shows.

Gov. Herbert meets with Pope Francis at Vatican

Carter Williams,  |  Posted Jun 19th - 10:25am

Gov. Gary Herbert met with Pope Francis at Vatican City Wednesday as a part of his 11-day European trade mission to improve trade relations between the state and Europe.

All statewide-elected SC officers give early Graham support

Meg Kinnard, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 19th - 10:22am

South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham is heading into his re-election campaign with a slate of endorsements from state Republicans, a strong position he hasn't always enjoyed.

Georgia won't hold presidential primary on Super Tuesday

Ben Nadler, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 19th - 10:09am

Georgia is shifting its presidential primary to late March, leaving the group of states that vote on Super Tuesday.

Trump, in 2020 campaign mode, calls Democrats 'radical'

Jill Colvin, Jonathan Lemire and Michael Schneider, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 19th - 4:03am

President Donald Trump jabbed at the press and poked the political establishment he ran against in 2016 as he kicked off his reelection campaign with a grievance-filled rally focused more on settling scores than laying out his agenda for a possible second term.

Salt Lake City to provide free feminine hygiene products in city buildings

Gretel Kauffman, KSL  |  Posted Jun 18th - 10:13pm

With its $20,000 pilot program, Salt Lake City joins a number of other cities across the country in offering tampons and sanitary pads at no cost in public building restrooms.

Utah prisons see biggest population increase in at least 20 years

Dennis Romboy, KSL  |  Posted Jun 18th - 8:38pm

The population at the Utah State Prison grew by 257 inmates in the past year, the largest 12-month increase in at least 20 years. Corrections officials say they're alarmed and fear they could run out of beds.

After shooting, Buttigieg says police must activate cameras

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 18th - 8:04pm

South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg (BOO'-tuh-juhj) is telling officers after a fatal police shooting that they must activate their body cameras during any interaction with civilians.

Trump rehashes gripes, rips 'radical' Dems in 2020 launch

Jill Colvin, Jonathan Lemire and Michael Schneider, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 18th - 7:33pm

Jabbing at the press and poking the eye of the political establishment he ran against in 2016, President Donald Trump officially kicked off his reelection campaign Tuesday with a grievance-filled Florida rally that focused more on settling scores than laying out his agenda for a second term.

Salt Lake City teachers rally amid salary negotiation standstill

Ashley Imlay, KSL  |  Posted Jun 18th - 5:47pm

Amid an impasse in salary negotiations, about 150 Salt Lake School District teachers rallied Tuesday to ask for more money.

Testing company that lost Utah contract hasn't been paid since January, still working to recover data

Lisa Riley Roche, KSL  |  Posted Jun 18th - 4:40pm

Utah lawmakers were told Tuesday there's more than $2 million in unpaid invoices from the testing company whose contract was terminated earlier this month after a series of problems surfaced.

'Why not now?' Lawmakers debate reparations for slavery

Errin Haines Whack, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 18th - 2:08pm

The debate over reparations catapulted from the campaign trail to Congress on Wednesday as lawmakers heard impassioned testimony for and against the idea of providing compensation for America's history of slavery and racial discrimination.

McConnell on reparations for slavery: Not a 'good idea'

Laurie Kellman, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 18th - 1:08pm

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Tuesday rejected reparations for slavery in part because it would be hard to know whom to pay.

Trump: Shanahan out at Pentagon, Esper now acting secretary

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 18th - 12:41pm

President Donald Trump announced Tuesday that Acting Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan is withdrawing his nomination to lead the Pentagon.

Disgraced former Virginia lawmaker gets new opponent

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 19th - 4:48am

A former Virginia lawmaker who used to spend his days at the General Assembly and his nights in jail after being accused of having sex with his teenage secretary is facing an independent challenger after recently winning a Democratic primary contest.