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Black Dems in vastly white Iowa poised to play 2020 role

Thomas Beaumont, Associated Press  |  Posted May 26th - 10:13pm

In Iowa, one of the whitest states in the nation, more than 100 black Democrats who expect to attend the 2020 caucuses crammed into a tiny community center in the capital city to position themselves as a force in the most wide-open presidential campaign in a generation.

Europe at crossroads as far right makes big gains in vote

Mike Corder and Lori Hinnant, Associated Press  |  Posted May 26th - 10:03pm

The traditional centrist leaders of Europe have been assailed from the nationalist, anti-immigration far-right and the environmental activist left in polarized, continentwide elections that will force pro-European moderates into forging new alliances.

Will Utah County's commission give way to a council-mayor form of government?

Katie McKellar, KSL  |  Posted May 26th - 3:34pm

The Utah Good Governance Advisory Board — tasked with studying a potential change of Utah County's form of government — agreed to recommend a change to the Utah County Commission.

Impeach Trump? Most 2020 Democrats tiptoe past the question

Elana Schor and Juana Summers, Associated Press  |  Posted May 26th - 7:22am

Democratic leaders in Congress have argued that impeaching President Donald Trump is a political mistake as the 2020 election nears. Most of the candidates running to succeed him seem to agree, for now.

State abortion bans may hand Democrats a political weapon

Alan Fram, Associated Press  |  Posted May 25th - 1:43pm

A flood of laws banning abortions in Republican-run states has handed Democrats a political weapon heading into next year's elections, helping them paint the GOP as extreme and court centrist voters who could decide congressional races in swing states, members of both parties say.

Hate makes a comeback in the Pacific Northwest

Nicholas K. Geranios, Associated Press  |  Posted May 25th - 12:01pm

Nearly two decades after the Aryan Nations' Idaho compound was demolished, far-right extremists are maintaining a presence in the Pacific Northwest.

Trump opens state visit, needles Japan over trade issues

Jill Colvin and Darlene Superville, Associated Press  |  Posted May 25th - 9:35am

President Donald Trump opened a state visit to Japan on Saturday by needling the American ally over its trade imbalance with the United States. "Maybe that's why you like me so much," he joshed.

Bolton says N. Korea missile tests violated UN resolutions

Mari Yamaguchi, Associated Press  |  Posted May 25th - 8:19am

U.S. national security adviser John Bolton on Saturday called a series of short-range missile tests by North Korea earlier this month a violation of U.N. Security Council resolutions and said sanctions must be kept in place.

Bernie Sanders holds first home state rally of 2020 campaign

Lisa Rathke, Associated Press  |  Posted May 25th - 7:16am

Presidential hopeful Sen. Bernie Sanders held his first home state rally of his 2020 campaign, telling a large crowd on the Vermont Statehouse lawn that his ideas that seemed radical to some in the last presidential election — such as health care for all and raising the minimum wage — are not so radical today.

2020 Dem primary calendar may boost Hispanic voter clout

Will Weissert, Associated Press  |  Posted May 24th - 10:24pm

How to pronounce Beto O'Rourke's first name — "Is it BET-oh or BAY-toe?" — is debated nearly everywhere the 2020 Democratic presidential hopeful goes in Iowa. But Rich Salas doesn't hesitate.

Governing officials, people struggling with poverty meet to discuss the affordable housing crisis

Cara MacDonald,  |  Posted May 24th - 4:39pm

An event held by Circle Salt Lake brought a panelist of individuals struggling with poverty and homelessness before community leaders and governing officials to discuss Utah’s affordable housing crisis on Thursday evening.

Mayor, US Senate hopeful cited for leaving accident scene

Matt Volz, Associated Press  |  Posted May 24th - 2:44pm

Helena mayor and Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Wilmot Collins has been ticketed for leaving the scene of an accident after a driver reported a hit-and-run near downtown Helena earlier this week, police said Friday.

The Latest: Navajo leaders mourn death of state senator

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 24th - 2:33pm

The Latest on the death of Navajo Code Talker and state Sen. John Pinto (all times local):

Online video of GOP House candidate may target super PACs

Emery P. Dalesio, Associated Press  |  Posted May 24th - 2:15pm

In a sign that rich flows of untraceable money are expected to influence the election for a North Carolina congressional seat left vacant after earlier allegations of ballot fraud, a cleanly produced video of the Republican candidate has been posted online for use by supportive outside groups.

WWII Code Talker and longtime NM lawmaker dies at 94

Morgan Lee and Mary Hudetz, Associated Press  |  Posted May 24th - 1:59pm

John Pinto, a Navajo Code Talker in World War II who became one of the nation's longest serving Native American elected officials as a New Mexico state senator, has died. He was 94.

Inslee says he's hit donor threshold for presidential debate

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 24th - 1:35pm

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee says he's hit a fundraising threshold to qualify for the Democratic presidential debates slated to begin next month.

Utah judge who criticized Trump online and in court suspended

Dennis Romboy, KSL  |  Posted May 24th - 11:30am

The Utah Supreme Court has suspended a city judge for making "shirty and politically charged" comments from the bench and posting "indelicate" criticism online about President Donald Trump.

Where and what are Utah’s public lands?

Cara MacDonald,  |  Posted May 23rd - 7:33pm

Contrary to popular belief, “public lands” doesn’t only refer to national monuments.

Online video of GOP House candidate may target super PACs

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 24th - 2:35pm

In the special election for a North Carolina congressional seat left vacant following allegations of ballot fraud, a polished, silent video of the Republican candidate has appeared online.