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Utah lawmaker wants to require BYU police to follow open records rules or risk decertification

Pat Reavy, KSL  |  Posted Feb 21st - 1:24pm

A bill aimed at forcing the BYU Police Department to follow the same open records rules that all other law enforcement agencies are subjected to or risk decertification has been introduced in the Utah Legislature.

Opposition mounts against Texas governor's election chief

Paul J. Weber, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 21st - 1:09pm

Opposition intensified Thursday against Texas' new election chief as a key lawmaker said he won't back Gov. Greg Abbott's nominee, who called into question the U.S. citizenship of 95,000 voters using faulty data.

Utah hate crimes bill clears first legislative hurdle, heads to Senate floor

Katie McKellar, KSL  |  Posted Feb 21st - 10:41am

Despite languishing for years, a bill that would add teeth to Utah's hate crime laws has cleared a legislative hurdle that will allow it to be heard by the full state Senate.

Driverless car, student incentive measures move forward on Capitol Hill

KSL.com  |  Posted Feb 21st - 9:44am

A bill that would allow all levels of autonomous vehicles on state highways, plus a proposal to give incentives to students to do well on standardized tests moved ahead at the Utah Legislature Wednesday.

The Latest: New election ordered in undecided US House race

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 21st - 8:35am

The Latest on a hearing outlining a ballot fraud investigation in an undeclared North Carolina congressional race for which a winner hasn't been finalized (all times local):

Committee halts bill to decrease sales tax on diapers and feminine hygiene products

Emily Ashcraft, KSL  |  Posted Feb 21st - 8:01am

The House Revenue and Taxation Standing Committee voted 6-4 on Wednesday to hold a bill that would remove the sales tax on adult and baby diapers, as well as feminine hygiene products.

Pompeo says he's 'ruled out' Kansas Senate bid in 2020

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 21st - 7:12am

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo (pahm-PAY'-oh) appears to be ruling out a Kansas Senate race in 2020.

Utah House committee OKs bill to ban abortions after 18 weeks

Emily Ashcraft, KSL  |  Posted Feb 21st - 7:00am

After hearing personal testimony on both sides of the issue, the House Judiciary Committee voted 7-5 to pass a bill that would amend abortion law to prohibit abortions after 18 weeks.

New election ordered in disputed North Carolina House race

Emery P. Dalesio, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 20th - 11:14pm

North Carolina's elections board Thursday ordered a new election in the nation's last undecided congressional race after the Republican candidate conceded his lead was tainted by evidence of ballot-tampering by political operatives working for him.

Utah Senate passes overhaul to process of appropriating $ for college buildings

Marjorie Cortez, KSL  |  Posted Feb 20th - 4:40pm

The Utah Senate passed the latest version of SB102 Wednesday, which would overhaul the process the Utah Legislature uses to appropriate funding for buildings on state college, university and technical college campuses.

GOP's Byrne to challenge Sen. Doug Jones of Alabama in 2020

Kim Chandler, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 20th - 4:39pm

Republican Congressman Bradley Byrne of Alabama announced Wednesday that he will challenge U.S. Sen. Doug Jones in 2020 as the GOP tries to reclaim the high-profile seat previously held by Jeff Sessions.

Ready to fight: Cory Booker shows his tough side to voters

Elana Schor, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 20th - 4:18pm

Nearing the end of a lively town hall with hundreds of voters packed into an art gallery, Cory Booker surveyed the crowd and reassured them that his sunny, unity-first presidential campaign is also tough.

Democrats' resolution against Trump emergency coming Friday

Alan Fram, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 20th - 2:27pm

House Democrats will file a resolution Friday aimed at blocking the national emergency declaration that President Donald Trump has issued to help finance his wall along the Southwest border, teeing up a clash over billions of dollars, immigration policy and the Constitution's separation of powers.

Gov. Hogan: No Trump primary challenge without major shift

Steve Peoples and Zeke Miller, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 21st - 4:13pm

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan said Thursday that he's not launching a primary challenge against President Donald Trump unless the president's political standing within his own party weakens dramatically.

Trump endorses Cornyn, who is wary of O'Rourke 2020 threat

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 21st - 2:04pm

President Donald Trump is endorsing Sen. John Cornyn for re-election in 2020, saying the chamber's No. 2 Republican "has done an outstanding job for the people of Texas."

GOP candidate in disputed North Carolina race says congressional contest was undermined, new election should be called

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 21st - 12:52pm

GOP candidate in disputed North Carolina race says congressional contest was undermined, new election should be called.

Mulling presidential bid, Howard Schultz again fails to vote

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 21st - 12:09pm

Former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz, who has been criticized for having a spotty voting record in his home state, has missed another election as he considers an independent bid for president.

Democratic group to spend $100M targeting 2020 battlegrounds

Brian Slodysko, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 21st - 11:40am

A major Democratic group on Thursday announced plans to spend at least $100 million in battleground states during the 2020 election in hopes of denying President Donald Trump a second term.

US Rep Bradley Byrne to challenge Sen. Doug Jones in 2020 as GOP tries to reclaim Jeff Sessions' former Alabama seat

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 20th - 4:36pm

US Rep Bradley Byrne to challenge Sen. Doug Jones in 2020 as GOP tries to reclaim Jeff Sessions' former Alabama seat.