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Trump expected to make new shutdown offer to Democrats

Jill Colvin and Catherine Lucey, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 19th - 9:45am

Seeking a shutdown solution, President Donald Trump was expected to announce Saturday that in exchange for money for his promised U.S.-Mexico border wall he was open to trading protections for young people brought to America illegally as children. Democrats have previously rejected such a deal and it was not clear whether Trump's offer would make headway

Should Utah taxpayers get a sales tax or income tax cut? Governor and legislative leaders don't agree

Lisa Riley Roche, KSL  |  Posted Jan 19th - 8:30am

Gov. Gary Herbert and GOP legislative leaders see eye to eye about broadening Utah's sales tax base to include some still-to-be specified services — but not on where the 2019 Legislature should cut taxes.

Multiple women eyeing 2020 hands Dems 'wonderful challenge'

Elana Schor and Juana Summers, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 19th - 12:04am

It's certainly not an unwelcome challenge for advocates for gender equality that four or more women are running for the Democratic nomination for president in 2020.

Gillibrand, in Iowa, highlights family, children issues

Thomas Beaumont, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 18th - 11:57pm

New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand is meeting Iowa Democrats on her first foray into the early presidential testing ground, and defending her role in bringing down former Sen. Al Franken.

Weber County commissioners discuss financial fears with Sen. Romney

Jed Boal, KSL TV  |  Posted Jan 18th - 10:10pm

After four weeks, the frightening impacts of the federal government shutdown continue to intensify for workers who are not getting paid. Utah Sen. Mitt Romney today talked with several Weber County commissioners about legitimate financial fears among families in their community.

Utah politicians remain mixed over US involvement in Syria after recent attack

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted Jan 18th - 9:11pm

Wednesday’s suicide bombing attack that killed four Americans in Syria didn't change the minds of three Utah politicians in Washington who either spoke out for or against the decision to pull troops from the country.

Utah officials discuss hate crime legislation and obstacles faced by Latinos in Utah

Cara MacDonald, KSL.com  |  Posted Jan 18th - 8:38pm

A hate crime in Utah this past December prompted Lt. Gov. Spencer Cox to meet with the Mexican Consulate in Salt Lake City on Jan. 14. They sought to address negative rhetoric impacting Utah’s Latino populations.

Trump, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to hold 2nd summit

Matthew Lee and Deb Riechmann, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 18th - 4:41pm

President Donald Trump will hold a second summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to try to broker a deal to coax the North to give up its nuclear weapons, the White House announced Friday.

Kobach says he's seriously considering US Senate bid in 2020

John Hanna, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 18th - 4:29pm

Kris Kobach, a vocal ally of President Donald Trump and an advocate of tough immigration laws, confirmed Friday that he is considering a run for the U.S. Senate in 2020 after losing the Kansas governor's race.

Travel industry fears damage from a long government shutdown

David Koenig and Christopher Rugaber, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 18th - 3:25pm

America's busiest airport, Atlanta's Hartsfield-Jackson International, is a blur of activity on the best of days. But an extra layer of anxiety gripped the airport Friday, the eve of a three-day holiday weekend. The partial government shutdown — the longest ever — has thinned the ranks of federal workers who staff airport security lines. And some travelers had braced for the worst.

Kobach's defeat puts future of voter database in doubt

Roxana Hegeman, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 18th - 3:17pm

The future of a much-criticized database that checks if voters are illegally registered in multiple states is up in the air after its patron, Kris Kobach, lost the Kansas race for governor and is out of elected office.

Cohen's shoulder sling creates stir after minor procedure

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 18th - 2:59pm

President Donald Trump's former lawyer, Michael Cohen, created a stir when he was photographed outside his New York City apartment with his arm in a sling and a hospital ID bracelet on his wrist

'Aggravated' Utah Gov. Gary Herbert says he has solution to government shutdowns

Dennis Romboy, KSL  |  Posted Jan 18th - 11:32am

Saying government shutdowns "aggravate" him, Gov. Gary Herbert suggested Thursday that returning power to states could mitigate them in the future.

Gillibrand, in Iowa, bills herself as a fighter for families

Thomas Beaumont, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 18th - 10:58am

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand introduced herself to Iowa Democrats on Friday as a common-sense fighter for family, and especially children's, issues, in her first visit to the early-voting state as a 2020 Democratic presidential prospect.

Paul's lawyers want his political views excluded from trial

Bruce Schreiner, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 18th - 10:20am

U.S. Sen. Rand Paul never shies away from speaking his mind, but his attorneys are asking a Kentucky judge to make the Republican lawmaker's political beliefs off-limits at his upcoming trial against the neighbor who tackled him while he was doing yard work at his home.

Casey ends consideration of a presidential run in 2020

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 18th - 7:31am

U.S. Sen. Bob Casey of Pennsylvania is ending any consideration of joining a potentially crowded Democratic field running for president in 2020.

Repeal and replace bill for voter-approved Medicaid expansion revised

Lisa Riley Roche, KSL  |  Posted Jan 18th - 7:21am

A bill to repeal and replace the Medicaid expansion ballot initiative approved by voters is being revised to make sure some low-income Utahns will still get health coverage starting April 1.

North Carolina elections board let green card holder vote

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 18th - 5:14am

A federal judge has chastised election officials in North Carolina who let a Korean woman with a green card vote in three elections.

North Carolina elections official: Congress can see evidence

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 18th - 4:06pm

North Carolina's elections director says evidence collected in an investigation into possible fraud in the nation's last undecided congressional race is secure and ready if Congress needs to take a look.