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Colorado's independent voters get voice in party primaries

James Anderson, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 22nd - 1:01am

Colorado is joining a growing list of states that allow unaffiliated voters — the state's largest voting bloc — to participate in the major party primaries, thanks to a voter-passed initiative that coincided with disenchantment with the polarization of the 2016 election.

Utah agencies taking 'wait-and-see' approach to Trump's agency overhaul idea

Marjorie Cortez, KSL and Amy Joi O'Donoghue, KSL  |  Posted Jun 21st - 7:47pm

Utah agency heads may be taking a "wait-and-see" approach to President Trump's proposed federal government overhaul, but the leader of the National Education Association calls it an attempt to distract the nation from the ongoing border crisis.

#NeverTrump to #OKTrump: Romney's evolution mirrors party

Steve Peoples and Lindsay Whitehurst, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 21st - 6:16pm

Mitt Romney did not ride a donkey.

Arpaio seeks investigation of his defeat in 2016 election

Jacques Billeaud, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 21st - 5:54pm

Joe Arpaio is seeking an investigation into his claim that the U.S. Justice Department meddled in his unsuccessful 2016 campaign for sheriff in metro Phoenix.

Ex-Alaska lawmaker sentenced on harassment count

Becky Bohrer, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 21st - 5:54pm

A former Alaska legislator accused of hitting a woman hard enough to rupture her eardrum pleaded guilty Thursday to a misdemeanor harassment charge.

Mining at the former Grand Staircase monument?

Amy Joi O'Donoghue, KSL  |  Posted Jun 21st - 4:35pm

Colt Mesa within the former boundaries of the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument used to host a copper mine. It has been idled since 1974. Now, a Canadian company says it will start exploring and drilling, but no permits have been issued.

Angry Republican teachers create split inside Oklahoma GOP

Sean Murphy, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 21st - 10:12am

Sherrie Conley is like most people in small-town Oklahoma: solidly conservative. When she goes to the polls, she faithfully votes Republican.

Trump stresses support for SC governor

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 21st - 7:16am

President Donald Trump is stressing his support for South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster, who is competing in a runoff election for the GOP gubernatorial nomination.

Utah congressional delegation welcomes Trump executive order

Lisa Riley Roche, KSL  |  Posted Jun 21st - 7:02am

Members of Utah's all-Republican congressional delegation welcomed President Donald Trump's decision Wednesday to sign an executive order to keep immigrant families detained at the border from being separated.

The U.S. has left the U.N. Human Rights Council. Here’s what you need to know about the decision.

Jacob Klopfenstein,  |  Posted Jun 20th - 8:05pm

What is the U.N. Human Rights Council, and what does the Trump administration’s decision to leave mean for the U.S. — and for the United Nations — moving forward?

Utah Safe Schools Commission report emphasizes mental health, 'red flag' law

Marjorie Cortez, KSL  |  Posted Jun 20th - 6:48pm

The top recommendations of the Utah Safe Schools Commission released Wednesday key on the availability of mental health resources in schools and the consideration of a gun violence restraining order to help enhance safety in Utah schools.

Utah legislators, county leaders to meet with Trump administration

Dennis Romboy, KSL  |  Posted Jun 20th - 4:13pm

Several dozen Utah legislators and county commissioners will meet Friday with Trump administration officials in Washington, D.C., for what House Speaker Greg Hughes says is more than a photo op.

Baltimore's tough-talking prosecutor a formidable candidate

David McFadden, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 22nd - 9:09am

Baltimore's tough-talking top prosecutor made international headlines when she declared that police would be held accountable for the broken neck of a black man whose 2015 death in custody triggered riots and protests.

Trump lets bygones be bygones as he backs Roby in Alabama

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 22nd - 9:04am

President Donald Trump is letting bygones be bygones as he endorses embattled Alabama Republican Rep. Martha Roby for re-election.

2 Senate rivals get attention for different reasons

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 22nd - 8:59am

A Republican and Democrat hoping to unseat Maine's popular independent Sen. Angus King are getting some attention, one for his arrest, the other for his dance moves.

Trump: DeSantis has "full endorsement" for Florida governor

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 22nd - 7:18am

President Donald Trump is giving his "full endorsement" to U.S. Rep. Ron DeSantis in Florida's wide open race for governor.

Trump plays central role in South Carolina governor debate

Meg Kinnard, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 20th - 7:58pm

South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster was an early supporter of presidential candidate Donald Trump, who had never run for political office. McMaster's opponent said Wednesday it's inconsistent for McMaster to now say there's no time for on-the-job training where the governorship is concerned.

Trump supporters steadfast despite the immigration uproar

Angie Wang and Dave Kolpack, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 20th - 7:50pm

Cincinnati resident Andrew Pappas supported President Trump's decision to separate children from parents who crossed the border illegally because, he said, it got Congress talking about immigration reform.

Maine names Janet Mills as Democratic gubernatorial primary winner in nation's biggest test of ranked-choice voting

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 20th - 4:54pm

Maine names Janet Mills as Democratic gubernatorial primary winner in nation's biggest test of ranked-choice voting.