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Impeachment an afterthought for vulnerable Democrat lawmaker

Laurie Kellman, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 23rd - 10:24pm

A man held up a hostile poster a few rows back Michigan Rep. Elissa Slotkin as she spoke. On other side of the room, allies hoisted a Slotkin-friendly banner. But the most striking sign at Slotkin's first town hall since President Donald Trump's impeachment and acquittal was the one that wasn't there.

Sanders' 2016 movement now has political machine to push it

Will Weissert, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 23rd - 10:02pm

By the fall of 2018, when Democrats were promoting a slate of centrist candidates to topple Republicans in Congress, Bernie Sanders was seeing a very different picture.

Senate panel agrees adding time to safe haven for babies a good step

Wendy Leonard, KSL  |  Posted Feb 23rd - 8:49pm

In the last 18 years, Utah’s Newborn Safe Haven law has saved at least 42 babies whose mothers were able to relinquish them anonymously.

Utah House committee backs bill requiring burial, cremation of fetal remains

Wendy Leonard, KSL  |  Posted Feb 23rd - 7:41pm

Lawmakers on Thursday again heard pleas from the public saying that having the option to bury or cremate the remains of a baby miscarried prior to 20 weeks gestation might be too much to bear after the loss of a baby.

Winder Newton ends signature gathering; Wright submits names in governor’s race

Dennis Romboy, KSL  |  Posted Feb 23rd - 5:20pm

Republican gubernatorial candidate Aimee Winder Newton has stopped gathering voter signatures to qualify for the primary election ballot and says she’ll instead focus on winning the party’s nomination at the state convention.

New SLC mayor in favor of hosting another Olympics

Alex Cabrero, KSL TV  |  Posted Feb 23rd - 4:43pm

Newly-elected Salt Lake City Mayor Erin Mendenhall said she fully supports bringing the Olympic Games back to Utah and a future announcement could come during her first term in office.

Buttigieg questions 3rd place finish in Nevada, cites errors

Michelle L. Price, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 23rd - 12:41pm

Pete Buttigieg’s campaign has questioned his third-place finish in Nevada’s caucuses and called for the state’s Democratic party to release a more detailed breakdown of votes and address reports of more than 200 problems allocating votes in Saturday’s caucuses.

Trump express optimism for US peace deal with Taliban

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 23rd - 11:10am

President Donald Trump said Sunday he’s ready to sign a peace deal with the Taliban in Afghanistan if a temporary truce holds in America's longest war. “Time to come home,” he said.

Utah bill to criminalize ‘willful’ failure to call 911 fizzles again

Katie McKellar, KSL  |  Posted Feb 23rd - 11:08am

It’s happened in Florida, when a group of teens taunted a drowning man while filming his death, laughing while the man struggled to keep his head above water.

Cancer survivors, students advocate for legislation to ban minors from using tanning beds

Sahalie Donaldson, KSL  |  Posted Feb 23rd - 10:32am

Around 100 advocates, survivors, students and others impacted by cancer gathered at the Capitol Friday to educate legislators about a bill that would prevent minors from using tanning beds even with a parent’s consent.

The Latest: Biden urges Sanders to rein in some supporters

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 23rd - 8:45am

The Latest on presidential campaign developments (all times local):

US to lay out case against Assange at extradition hearing

Jill Lawless, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 23rd - 7:16am

The U.S. government and WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange will face off Monday in a high-security London courthouse, a decade after WikiLeaks infuriated American officials by publishing a trove of classified military documents.

Who is No. 1? Whoever gets to fill out 2020 Census form

Mike Schneider, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 23rd - 6:58am

It's a question spouses, domestic partners and roommates are going to be forced to confront in the next few weeks as they fill out their 2020 Census forms: Who gets to be the primary person in the household?

Victims of 2 African embassy bombings await US court case

Jessica Gresko, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 23rd - 6:04am

Doreen Oport was pulled from the rubble of the U.S. Embassy in Nairobi, Kenya, in 1998 covered in blood. Her hair was burned from the bombing. Pieces of metal and glass were embedded in her skin.

TSA halts employees from using TikTok for social media posts

Michael Balsamo, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 22nd - 11:21pm

The Transportation Security Administration said Sunday it has stopped allowing employees to use the China-owned video app TikTok to create social media posts for the agency after the Senate’s top Democrat raised concerns about potential national security issues.

Nevada Democrats skirt chaos that plagued Iowa caucuses

Christina A. Cassidy and Michelle L. Price, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 22nd - 8:47pm

After the chaos of the Iowa caucuses, Democrats were desperate to avoid another fiasco in Nevada. And early indications Saturday were that they succeeded.

Unprepared voters may face challenges on Super Tuesday 2020 primary

Jed Boal, KSL TV  |  Posted Feb 22nd - 7:11pm

The Salt Lake County Clerk has been getting a lot of questions from unaffiliated voters about how to cast their ballot in Utah’s presidential primary on Super Tuesday.

Sanders on top: Key takeaways from the Nevada caucuses

Nicholas Riccardi, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 22nd - 6:55pm

Sen. Bernie Sanders cruised to victory in the Nevada caucuses, heartening his supporters and stoking alarm among moderates who fear he is too liberal and would lose to President Donald Trump.

Albania opposition backs president’s anti-government protest

Llazar Semini, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 23rd - 12:18pm

Albania’s main opposition Democratic Party on Sunday supported a call from the country’s president for an anti-government protest and also asked for a new election.