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Gun stances of Ohio governor candidates run the gamut

Julie Carr Smyth, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 21st - 11:12am

Want a governor who's all-in on gun rights? How about one who's fighting for a complete statewide ban on assault-type weapons?

Mitt Romney jumps out to big lead in U.S. Senate race, poll shows

Dennis Romboy, KSL  |  Posted   Feb 21st - 10:21am

Mitt Romney became the instant front-runner when he announced his U.S. Senate campaign last week, as a new polls shows him with a commanding lead four days into the race.

House committee advances bill requiring more polling places, other changes for voters

Lisa Riley Roche, KSL  |  Posted   Feb 21st - 8:48am

A bill that would make a number of changes to how Utahns vote, including adding more polling places, was advanced Tuesday by the House Government Operations Committee.

Utah House votes to remove sales tax on food

Dennis Romboy, KSL  |  Posted   Feb 20th - 7:00pm

Utahns might be paying a little less at the grocery store under a bill the House passed Tuesday to remove sales tax on food.

Republicans push to ban death penalty in conservative Utah

Michelle L. Price, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 20th - 5:54pm

The Republican leader of the Utah House of Representatives backed an effort Tuesday to ban the death penalty in the conservative state, coming three years after lawmakers voted to reinstate the firing squad as a backup method for executions.

Urged on by Trump, GOP to fight Pennsylvania's district map

Marc Levy, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 20th - 4:56pm

Encouraged by President Donald Trump, Republicans vowed Tuesday to fight Pennsylvania's new court-imposed map of congressional districts as dozens of candidates assessed their chances under newly formed districts and the odds that a federal court could block them.

Bill requiring harassment training for lobbyists passes committee

Lisa Riley Roche, KSL  |  Posted   Feb 20th - 4:43pm

A bill requiring lobbyists to take a course every year in avoiding harassment in the workplace passed the House Government Operations Committee Tuesday.

State Sen. Jim Dabakis announces he won't seek re-election

Lisa Riley Roche, KSL  |  Posted   Feb 20th - 4:40pm

Sen. Jim Dabakis, an outspoken Democrat from Salt Lake City, announced Tuesday he will not seek re-election this year after serving six years in the Legislature.

The Latest: Democrats: No basis for GOP to sue over new map

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 20th - 4:38pm

The Latest on congressional redistricting in Pennsylvania (all times local):

Utah GOP lawmakers pushing to end death penalty

Dennis Romboy, KSL  |  Posted   Feb 20th - 3:59pm

Republican state lawmakers, including House Speaker Greg Hughes, are again pushing to end the death penalty in Utah.

Romney on relationship with Trump: 'I’ve seen eye to eye with the President'

Carter Williams,  |  Posted   Feb 20th - 2:45pm

A day after receiving an endorsement from President Donald Trump, Utah Senate candidate Mitt Romney said he has seen “eye to eye” with the president on most issues, sidestepping noted squabbles in the past between the two.

Shooting survivor Deserae Turner opens Utah House session, releases doves at Capitol

Dennis Romboy, KSL  |  Posted   Feb 20th - 1:38pm

Shooting survivor Deserae Turner banged the gavel Tuesday to open the Utah House of Representatives.

West Valley names new police chief

Pat Reavy, KSL  |  Posted   Feb 20th - 11:37am

West Valley's interim police chief is expected to be appointed to the position full time.

Correction: State Senator Arrested story

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 20th - 8:53am

In a story Feb. 19 about a Republican state senator charged with extorting page for sex, The Associated Press reported erroneously on Dennis Algiere's position. He is minority leader in the Senate, not the House.

Trump endorses Romney's Senate run

McKenzie Romero, KSL  |  Posted   Feb 19th - 11:29pm

President Donald Trump announced his endorsement for Mitt Romney's Senate run via Twitter Monday night.

Committee recommends bill legalizing sale of hemp products for qualifying licensees

Ben Lockhart, KSL  |  Posted   Feb 19th - 10:39pm

A bill which would widely allow the production and sale of hemp products for qualifying license holders got the OK of the House Natural Resources, Agriculture, and Environment Committee on Friday.

Senate leaders move to expel member accused of sex extortion

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 21st - 12:40pm

Leaders of the state Senate on Wednesday took the first step in trying to expel the Senate's minority whip, who was indicted on charges of extorting a teenage legislative page for sex.

Unofficial results: Wife of Kentucky lawmaker who killed himself last year loses special election to fill out his term

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 20th - 5:52pm

Unofficial results: Wife of Kentucky lawmaker who killed himself last year loses special election to fill out his term.

Bundy to speak to Independent American Party of Nevada

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 20th - 12:23pm

Southern Nevada rancher and state's rights activist Cliven Bundy has agreed to give the keynote speech on Friday at the Independent American Party of Nevada's state convention in Sparks.