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Police group worried about enforcing recreational marijuana ban if medical use initiative passes

Ben Lockhart, KSL  |  Posted Aug 15th - 10:15pm

The Utah Chiefs of Police Association said it has concerns over how feasible it will be for officers to quickly determine whether a person is lawfully carrying marijuana with them, in the event that an initiative permitting its medical use passes.

Federal agency issues proposals for downsized Utah monuments

Brady McCombs, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 15th - 9:41pm

The U.S. government on Wednesday issued proposals for managing two national monuments in Utah that were significantly downsized by President Donald Trump last year, saying its preference for one of the sites would be the "least restrictive to energy and mining development."

'Hot bench' questions Count My Vote, state lawyers over ballot initiatives

Dennis Romboy, KSL  |  Posted Aug 15th - 3:31pm

Count My Vote made its case before the Utah Supreme Court for getting on the November election ballot Wednesday after being disqualified because nearly 3,000 residents removed their names from its initiative petitions.

Moderates are key to defeating Kobach in Kansas

Christina A. Cassidy and Roxana Hegeman, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 15th - 3:28pm

With Kris Kobach as the Republican nominee for governor, Kansas Democrats may have the candidate they want.

5 issues that will affect the 2018 midterm elections

Kurt Manwaring, Contributor  |  Posted Aug 15th - 2:01pm

The 2018 midterm elections will be affected by a number of issues, including the Russia investigation, a possible government shutdown, a Supreme Court nominee and more.

Trump yanks ex-CIA chief's clearance, hitting vocal critic

Jill Colvin, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 15th - 1:02pm

President Donald Trump abruptly revoked the security clearance of ex-CIA Director John Brennan on Wednesday, an unprecedented act of retribution against a vocally critical former top U.S. official.

Democrats avoid abuse allegations against party leader

Steve Peoples, Bill Barrow and Kyle Potter, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 15th - 11:51am

The head of the Democratic Party insisted Wednesday that allegations of domestic abuse against his second-in-command would not hurt his party ahead of this fall's midterm elections.

Debt forces hunt for Lincoln-item auctioneers

John O'Connor, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 15th - 10:09am

The hunt for auctioneers to settle a $9.7 million debt by selling off parts of a valuable collection of Lincoln artifacts, including an iconic stovepipe hat and gloves bloodied the night he was assassinated, began Wednesday, but the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum Foundation cautioned a sale isn't imminent.

US House rivals in Ohio deadlocked, but regrouping for fall

Julie Carr Smyth, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 15th - 9:20am

It's rare that two candidates for a coveted open congressional seat get a do-over.

Dems pick 'firsts,' GOP goes for Trump fave in primaries

Steve Peoples and Kyle Potter, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 15th - 8:21am

In a night of firsts, Democrats in Vermont's primary chose the nation's first transgender gubernatorial nominee. In Minnesota, they picked a woman who would be the first Somali-American member of Congress. Connecticut Democrats nominated a candidate who could become the first black woman from the state to serve in Congress.

Wisconsin Senate, governor's races feature Trump backers

Scott Bauer, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 15th - 7:24am

Republican Gov. Scott Walker will have to defeat Wisconsin's top education official to win a third term, while U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin faces a longtime state legislator as she tries to keep the seat under Democratic control.

Kobach's take-no-prisoners style at forefront in Kansas race

John Hanna, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 15th - 6:23am

At a parade this summer, candidate for governor Kris Kobach rode a jeep with a replica machine gun mounted on it. When some people complained that the stunt scared children, Kobach, Kansas' secretary of state, mocked their "snowflake meltdown ."

Victory offers Muslim candidate new platform to oppose Trump

Steve Karnowski, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 15th - 5:49am

President Donald Trump, meet Ilhan Omar.

Vermont nominates 1st US transgender candidate for governor

Wilson Ring, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 15th - 2:59am

A former Vermont utility executive on Tuesday became the first transgender candidate from a major political party to be nominated for governor, and she'll face the Republican incumbent, who survived a bitter backlash from his base over gun restrictions he supported.

Primaries marked by Democratic diversity, Trump's picks

Steve Peoples and Kyle Potter, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 15th - 12:03am

Democrats embraced diversity Tuesday in a primary night of firsts, while Republicans in Minnesota rejected a familiar face of the GOP old guard in favor of a rising newcomer aligned with President Donald Trump.

Pawlenty loss shows Minnesota GOP's reluctance to coronate

Kyle Potter, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 14th - 11:49pm

As the last Republican to win statewide in traditionally blue Minnesota, former Gov. Tim Pawlenty hoped to be the party's savior by running for his old job. Voters instead chose a lesser-known local official who didn't carry the stigma of the GOP establishment or of calling President Donald Trump "unhinged."

Gubernatorial candidate challenges mayor with chicken outfit

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 15th - 3:10pm

A Rhode Island gubernatorial candidate has brought a campaign volunteer in a chicken suit to challenge a rival to debate.

Lawyer: Chicago alderman to plead guilty in corruption cases

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 15th - 11:56am

A member of the Chicago City Council is expected to join a long list of city aldermen to be convicted in corruption cases after his attorney told a federal court that he'd plead guilty.

Ex-Trump campaign manager says Bloomberg is 2020 threat

Zeke Miller, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 15th - 8:28am

President Donald Trump's former campaign manager said Wednesday Democrats need to nominate a Washington outsider to compete in 2020.