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Get ready for Election Day with voter-registration events

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 25th - 11:34am

With election season heating up, people in Utah can register to vote at a series of events on National Voter Registration Day.

Candidates for governor in red Oklahoma face off at forum

Sean Murphy, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 24th - 7:15pm

The Democrat trying to capture the governor's seat in Oklahoma said Monday his government experience is a benefit, but he also quickly pointed out that it's been eight years since he's held office in the red state where a dozen incumbents have already lost primary elections this year.

Lawsuits over monuments will stay in Washington, D.C., judge orders

Annie Knox, KSL  |  Posted Sep 24th - 4:40pm

A federal judge in Washington, D.C., has declined to move to Utah a pair of lawsuits fighting President Donald Trump's downsizing of the Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante national monuments.

Michigan AG alleges opponent lied about Nassar probe

David Eggert, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 24th - 2:19pm

Michigan's attorney general alleged Monday that his opponent in the governor's race did not tell the truth about her handling of the prosecution of serial sexual abuser Larry Nassar, accusing her of an "integrity gap" that disqualifies her for the state's top job.

Hatch slams Democrats for 'character assassination' of Kavanaugh

Lisa Riley Roche, KSL  |  Posted Sep 24th - 2:03pm

Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, slammed Democrats Monday for "partisan games and transparent attempts at character assassination" against U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.

Indicted congressman makes court appearance before midterms

Julie Watson, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 24th - 1:52pm

The Democratic opponent of California's Republican Rep. Duncan Hunter released a new TV ad Monday aimed at conservative voters in a deeply red district as the indicted congressman made his last court appearance before midterm elections.

Voting in America is nuts; here’s how to plan ahead

Cynthia Gordy Giwa, Propublica  |  Posted Sep 24th - 12:55pm

Let’s get you ready to vote. There are three key questions you should ask.

Expert says 'there's no going back' as both Love, McAdams running negative TV commercials

Lisa Riley Roche, KSL  |  Posted Sep 24th - 12:15pm

The latest TV commercial from Rep. Mia Love features a narrator who sounds like former President Bill Clinton thanking Love's Democratic rival, Ben McAdams, "for all your help." McAdams is debuting an ad saying love has 'gone Washington.'

Eyeing White House, Cory Booker introduces himself to Iowa

Thomas Beaumont, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 24th - 10:15am

Cory Booker is not being subtle. The Iowa caucuses are well over a year away, but the New Jersey senator is working overtime to make an impression in Iowa and in other states that will be crucial to winning the Democratic presidential nomination in 2020.

New California law helps utilities with wildfire lawsuits

Jonathan J. Cooper, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 23rd - 9:55pm

Gov. Jerry Brown signed a measure Friday allowing utilities to bill their customers to pay for future legal settlements stemming from devastating 2017 wildfires, even if the blazes are blamed on the company's mismanagement.

Michelle Obama drums up voter participation at Nevada rally

Michelle L. Price, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 23rd - 7:54pm

Former first lady Michelle Obama held a campaign-style rally in Las Vegas on Sunday to urge Nevadans to register to vote and cast ballots this fall, warning them that sitting out means someone else will make decisions for them.

As Senate hearing set for Kavanaugh, new accuser emerges

Lisa Mascaro and Mary Clare Jalonick, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 23rd - 12:33pm

Just as negotiators reached agreement on an extraordinary hearing for Brett Kavanaugh and his accuser, a second allegation of sexual misconduct by the Supreme Court nominee put the White House and Senate Republicans on the defensive and fueled calls from Democrats to postpone further action on his confirmation.

Many states' governor's races become proxy battle over Trump

David Eggert and Geoff Mulvihill, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 23rd - 8:17am

It's a resume that reads like an ideal springboard to higher office: investigated sexual assaults of Olympic gymnasts, charged government officials responsible for a tainted water crisis, bucked the governor on tax hikes.

Tenn. Democrat aims for Senate win by edging away from party

Julie Pace, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 23rd - 6:24am

Phil Bredesen is a Democrat. But he'd rather you not mention that.

Groups with Obama ties help with black voters in 5 states

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 25th - 12:33pm

Political committees with ties to Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer and former President Barack Obama are aiming digital messages to black voters in five states with pivotal U.S. Senate races.

Panel urges funding for new voting machines in Pennsylvania

Mark Scolforo, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 25th - 9:00am

A group examining election security in Pennsylvania urged Congress and state lawmakers Tuesday to speed up the funding required to replace voting machines, noting most lack a paper record needed to check for fraud and errors.

Democratic Congressional candidate in Florida dies

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 24th - 4:27pm

A 54-year-old Florida Democrat who was making her third run for Congress has died.

Georgia Gov. race: Pence sets a visit as Biden postpones one

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 24th - 12:31pm

Vice President Mike Pence has rescheduled a stop in Georgia with Republican gubernatorial candidate Brian Kemp that was pushed back by Hurricane Florence.

Biden postpones Georgia trip for Abrams

Bill Barrow, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 24th - 12:06pm

Former Vice President Joe Biden is putting off a campaign trip on behalf of Stacey Abrams, Georgia's Democratic gubernatorial candidate.