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House oversight panel backs subpoena for WH counselor Conway

Matthew Daly, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 26th - 10:47am

The House Oversight Committee on Wednesday approved a subpoena to force White House counselor Kellyanne Conway to appear before the panel as it looks into allegations that she repeatedly violated a federal law that limits political activity by government workers.

The Latest: 2020 Dems meet in Miami for 1st night of debates

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 26th - 10:46am

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Seeking gun rights back, Iowa farmer gets arrested instead

Ryan J. Foley, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 26th - 10:16am

Retired farmer Allan Phillips had been out of legal trouble for 40 years when he asked Iowa's governor to restore the gun rights he lost in 1978.

Breakouts, burns and zingers: What to watch in Dem debates

Laurie Kellman, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 26th - 7:21am

Sixty seconds for answers, a television audience of millions and, for some candidates, a first chance to introduce themselves to voters.

Utahns backing Biden for president say he's 'moderate enough' for state's voters

Lisa Riley Roche, KSL  |  Posted Jun 26th - 7:01am

With most of the two dozen Democrats running for president in 2020 set to hold their first debates this week, former Vice President Joe Biden's campaign released new endorsements from four states on Tuesday, including Utah.

As border security debate rages, Utahns look to take action close to home

Gretel Kauffman, KSL  |  Posted Jun 25th - 10:40pm

A rally protesting threats of mass deportations and conditions in border detention facilities was held in West Valley City on Tuesday.

2020 Democrats converge in Miami for 1st night of debates

Juana Summers, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 25th - 10:23pm

Ten presidential candidates, led by Sen. Elizabeth Warren, will converge on the debate stage on Wednesday on the first night of Democratic debates to offer their pitches to voters and attempt a breakout moment for their campaigns.

House passes emergency funding bill for migrant care crisis

Andrew Taylor and Alan Fram, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 25th - 9:48pm

It took last-minute changes and a full-court press by top Democratic leaders, but the House passed with relative ease Tuesday a $4.5 billion emergency border aid package to care for thousands of migrant families and unaccompanied children detained after crossing the U.S.-Mexico border.

Salt Lake County urges Utah Legislature to pass conversion therapy ban

Katie McKellar, KSL  |  Posted Jun 25th - 9:15pm

Both Republicans and Democrats on the body over Salt Lake County's most populous county are asking the Utah Legislature ban conversion therapy.

The Latest: Caban claims victory in Queens DA race

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 25th - 8:57pm

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Mueller to testify publicly before House committees July 17

Mary Clare Jalonick, Eric Tucker and Lisa Mascaro, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 25th - 7:56pm

Special counsel Robert Mueller has agreed to testify publicly before Congress on July 17 after Democrats issued subpoenas to compel him to appear, the chairmen of two House committees announced Tuesday.

UTA hires new executive director from Silicon Valley

Lisa Riley Roche, KSL  |  Posted Jun 25th - 7:03pm

The Utah Transit Authority has chosen Carolyn Gonot, the chief planning and engineering officer for a San Jose-area transportation agency, to serve as executive director.

Border official resigns amid uproar over migrant children

Nomaan Merchant, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 25th - 4:05pm

The acting head of U.S. Customs and Border Protection resigned Tuesday amid an uproar over the discovery of migrant children being held in pitiful conditions at one of the agency's stations in Texas.

Helper councilman arrested, accused of groping neighbor

Pat Reavy, KSL  |  Posted Jun 25th - 2:34pm

A city councilman in Helper was recently arrested after police say he entered his neighbor's house uninvited and groped her.

Utah alcohol agency to hold first drawing for rare, high-demand liquor

Dennis Romboy, KSL  |  Posted Jun 25th - 2:02pm

The Utah Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control will hold its first drawing for rare, high-demand products in July.

Warren in the spotlight as Democrats gather for 1st debate

Juana Summers, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 25th - 1:14pm

After circling each other for months, Democratic presidential candidates will converge on the debate stage in Miami on Wednesday as the campaign enters a new — and likely more contentious — phase.

Bevin: Trump, Pence 'committed' to boost his reelection bid

Bruce Schreiner, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 25th - 1:03pm

Gov. Matt Bevin predicted Tuesday that his political kinship with Republican President Donald Trump will be in the campaign spotlight this year, and that Trump may visit Kentucky multiple times to help Bevin counter a tough Democratic challenge.

Utah County passes anti-abortion resolution

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 25th - 11:47am

Utah County has passed a resolution in support of anti-abortion legislation, marking at least the second time a local government in Utah has a taken an official position against the procedure since state lawmakers passed new restrictions this year.

The Latest: Shelby says Sessions hasn't ruled out Senate run

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 25th - 3:44pm

The Latest on the 2020 Alabama Senate race (all times local):