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Herbert lets radioactive waste bill become law

Amy Joi O'Donoghue, KSL  |  Posted Mar 19th - 7:44am

Utah Gov. Gary Herbert on Monday informed GOP leadership he allowed a bill on radioactive waste to become law because he believes it makes it more difficult for depleted uranium to come to Utah than the current law on the books.

Bernie Sanders' opening argument: I am electable. Really.

Juana Summers and Hunter Woodall, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 18th - 10:24pm

Bernie Sanders spent much of 2016 talking of revolution. In 2019, he's turned to a subject that's a bit more pragmatic: electability.

The Latest: Warren supports elimination of electoral college

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 18th - 7:59pm

The Latest on Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren (all times local):

Warren backs congressional plan for reparations study

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 18th - 7:39pm

Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren on Monday embraced a congressional proposal to study a framework for reparations to African-Americans hurt by the legacy of slavery as the best way to begin a "national, full-blown conversation" on the issue.

SB54 fight within Utah GOP continues with effort to oust party chairman

Lisa Riley Roche, KSL  |  Posted Mar 18th - 7:07pm

Utah GOP Chairman Rob Anderson was reaching out Monday to the state's Republicans after he said party officials changed the rules to make it easier to oust him.

State OKs $50 million for new tech building for Weber State

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 18th - 12:52pm

Utah has approved $50 million in funding for a new technology building at Weber State University.

The Latest: Court weighs proof-of-citizenship voting law

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 18th - 12:37pm

The Latest on an appeals court weighing whether to resurrect a Kansas proof-of-citizenship voting law (all times local):

Salt Lake City Mayor Jackie Biskupski withdraws from mayor's race

Carter Williams,  |  Posted Mar 18th - 12:20pm

Jackie Biskupski embraced her wife in a large hug after she finished her announcement Monday that she would not seek a second term.

Utah gun rights advocate appeals denial of attempt to block federal ban on bump stocks

Dennis Romboy, KSL  |  Posted Mar 18th - 11:47am

A Utah gun rights advocate Monday appealed a federal judge's decision denying his request to block a pending nationwide ban on an accessory that modifies rifles to fire like automatic weapons.

Supreme Court agrees to hear identity theft case

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 18th - 10:01am

The Supreme Court has agreed to take up a case that could make it more difficult for states to prosecute identity theft and other crimes.

Trump targets Biden after former VP's verbal slip

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 18th - 7:49am

President Donald Trump is targeting Joe Biden after the former vice president made a verbal slip about a potential 2020 presidential bid.

Beto O'Rourke boasts about $6.1M in campaign's 1st 24 hours

David Eggert and Dino Hazell, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 18th - 5:35am

Democratic presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke boasted Monday that the more than $6 million he raised online within a day of announcing his White House bid, the most reported by any 2020 candidate, was helping to create "the largest grassroots campaign this country has ever seen."

Pence to help Lindsey Graham kickoff S. Carolina re-election

Meg Kinnard, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 18th - 2:11am

Vice President Mike Pence is making a trip to South Carolina to help kickoff U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham's bid for a fourth term.

Warren embraces underdog role as she faces 2020 challenges

Steve Peoples, Elana Schor and Hunter Woodall, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 17th - 10:24pm

Elizabeth Warren has spent much of the last decade as a leader of the Democratic Party's liberal wing.

From gravel pits to anti-idling laws, local control saw multiple wins in the 2019 Utah Legislature

Katie McKellar, KSL  |  Posted Mar 17th - 5:30pm

The traditional state vs. local control power struggle manifested again in several ways on Capitol Hill this year, from the ongoing fight over the Utah Inland Port Authority to gravel pits and plastic bags.

Beto O'Rourke says nothing in his past will hinder 2020 run

Scott Bauer and Will Weissert, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 17th - 12:17pm

Democratic presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke told supporters Sunday that he's never taken LSD and there's "nothing" he hasn't already revealed about his past that could come back to hurt his run for office.

Other 2020 Dems begin sharpening criticism of Beto O'Rourke

Will Weissert, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 17th - 11:07am

Back when he was still just teasing a presidential run, Beto O'Rourke told Vanity Fair he was "born to be in" the race. Now that he's campaigning to far greater media attention and much larger crowds than many Democrats who've been competing longer, they are taking offense at the former Texas congressman's sense of entitlement.

NY Mayor de Blasio criticizes Obama, praises 'Obamacare'

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 17th - 8:51am

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US Supreme Court denies hearing Ron Paul 2012 aides' appeal

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 18th - 12:34pm

The U.S. Supreme Court has declined to hear an appeal of the felony convictions of three top staffers on Ron Paul's 2012 presidential campaign.