News  /  Politics  / 

Recent Stories

Harris, colleagues seek Ukraine info via public records law

Kathleen Ronayne, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 23rd - 3:00am

Presidential hopeful Kamala Harris and two of her Democratic Senate colleagues are trying to force the Trump administration to release documents related to Ukraine and potential investigations into the president's domestic political rivals through the federal Freedom of Information Act.

Despite pleas to 'don’t rush,' Utah tax task force advances reform proposal

Lisa Riley Roche, KSL  |  Posted Oct 22nd - 11:06pm

Nearly 30 people lined up at the Legislature’s tax reform task force meeting Tuesday night to voice their concerns about proposals for restructuring Utah’s tax system.

Trump 2020 targeting Hispanic vote in nontraditional places

Will Weissert, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 22nd - 10:58pm

President Donald Trump's reelection campaign is making contrarian appeals in the most unusual places, trying to win over Hispanic voters in states not known for them, like Pennsylvania.

Jeb Bush says kids born in poverty will never hold jobs 'unless we dramatically change' education

Marjorie Cortez, KSL  |  Posted Oct 22nd - 10:15pm

Unless the United States “dramatically changes how we educate our children,” many of them who are living in poverty “are never going to have jobs,” former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush said Tuesday.

South Salt Lake shelter hasn't even opened yet, but already expected to overflow

Katie McKellar, KSL  |  Posted Oct 22nd - 9:56pm

The Road Home’s downtown shelter isn’t anywhere close to shuttering — that is, unless state officials can figure out with to do with more than 100 men.

‘They’re going to leak and they’re going to lie’: Stewart, Bishop bemoan Democrats’ impeachment process

Liesl Nielsen,  |  Posted Oct 22nd - 9:35pm

The Democrats’ impeachment process is “just nonsense” and any State Department employee who testifies in the impeachment hearings is “betraying” the American people, Utah Rep. Chris Stewart believes.

Layton considers zoning changes to make way for medical marijuana

Zoi Walker, KSL Newsradio  |  Posted Oct 22nd - 9:02pm

Layton is considering a zoning change in order to grow medical cannabis. The city’s proposal asks for zoning changes in response to the legislature approving medical cannabis pharmacies.

Utah among states facing lawsuits from vape retailers after flavor ban

Ashley Imlay, KSL  |  Posted Oct 22nd - 8:40pm

A group of local vape retailers on Tuesday filed a lawsuit against the Utah Department of Health protesting the department’s emergency rule that bans flavored e-cigarettes.

Trump likens House impeachment inquiry to 'a lynching'

Darlene Superville and Jay Reeves, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 22nd - 5:51pm

Stirring up painful memories of America's racist past, President Donald Trump on Tuesday compared the Democratic-led impeachment inquiry to a lynching, a practice once widespread across the South in which angry mobs killed thousands of black people.

Former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman Jr. close to decision on another run

Lisa Riley Roche, KSL  |  Posted Oct 22nd - 4:38pm

Former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman Jr. said Tuesday he’ll announce his decision about making another run for governor in about two weeks.

Anonymous Trump official writing 'unprecedented' inside take

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 22nd - 1:57pm

The Trump administration official who wrote an anonymous essay about resistance from the inside has a book deal.

149 Iraqi protestors killed, over 3K injured by security forces, inquiry finds

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 22nd - 1:18pm

An Iraqi government-appointed inquiry into week-long protests earlier this month has determined that security forces used excessive force, killing 149 people and wounding over 3,000.

Salt Lake County Mayor Jenny Wilson proposes tax hike to solve 'huge' budget problems

Katie McKellar, KSL  |  Posted Oct 22nd - 11:28am

In her first budget address — and after what she and previous Mayor Ben McAdams described as increasingly tough budget years — Salt Lake County Mayor Jenny Wilson proposed a property tax hike Tuesday.

Major Trump donor plans private fundraiser with Romney

Cristina Alesci and Aaron Kessler, CNN  |  Posted Oct 22nd - 10:31am

Stephen Schwarzman, donor to President Donald Trump, is hosting a fundraiser with Sen. Mitt Romney in support of several Republicans colleagues seeking reelection.

Election security hearing breaks along stark partisan lines

Eric Tucker, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 22nd - 10:26am

A congressional hearing on election security broke Tuesday along stark political lines, highlighting the difficulties in getting lawmakers to address the threat outlined by federal officials who have warned that Russia and other adversaries are looking to interfere in the 2020 election and illicitly shape voter opinion.

The Latest: White House slams testimony as 'triple hearsay'

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 22nd - 9:48am

The Latest on President Donald Trump and testimony by Ambassador William Taylor in the House impeachment probe (all times local):

Canada’s Trudeau wins 2nd term but loses majority

Rob Gillies, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 22nd - 6:58am

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau won a second term in Canada’s national elections Monday, losing the majority but delivering unexpectedly strong results despite having been weakened by a series of scandals that tarnished his image as a liberal icon.

US diplomat: Trump linked Ukraine aid to demand for probe

Lisa Mascaro, Mary Clare Jalonick and Matt Lee, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 21st - 10:36pm

A top U.S. diplomat testified Tuesday that President Donald Trump was holding back military aid for Ukraine unless the country agreed to investigate Democrats and a company linked to Joe Biden’s family, providing lawmakers with a detailed new account of the quid pro quo central to the impeachment probe.

Spokeswoman says former President Jimmy Carter hospitalized with a pelvic fracture after falling his home

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 22nd - 5:27am

Spokeswoman says former President Jimmy Carter hospitalized with a pelvic fracture after falling his home.