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Homelessness, inland port, air quality highlight first major Salt Lake City mayoral debate

Katie McKellar, KSL  |  Posted Jun 26th - 10:45pm

Seven out of eight candidates showed for Wednesday night's debate, hosted by the Alliance for a Better Utah, all vying to prove they'd be the best choice to replace Salt Lake City Mayor Jackie Biskupski at year's end.

Takeaways from the Democratic presidential debate

Juana Summers and Nicholas Riccardi, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 26th - 10:13pm

Democrats hoping that Wednesday night's first presidential debate of the 2020 campaign would be clarifying probably came away disappointed. There were no major stumbles but few standout moments as 10 candidates vied for the nation's attention.

How did members of Utah's congressional delegation vote on emergency border funding bills?

Dennis Romboy, KSL  |  Posted Jun 26th - 9:23pm

Rep. Chris Stewart says it's an "enormous understatement" to say there's a crisis at the U.S. border with Mexico.

Medical marijuana growers vie for limited licenses in Utah

Wendy Leonard, KSL  |  Posted Jun 26th - 8:12pm

The Utah Department of Agriculture and Food's Medical Cannabis Program is accepting applications for a limited number of cultivator licenses.

SLC mayor issues budget vetoes over City Council's affordable housing approach

Katie McKellar, KSL  |  Posted Jun 26th - 5:58pm

Mayor Jackie Biskupski and the City Council are at odds after the council shifted and placed contingencies on about $4 million in affordable housing money.

Democrats rail against economy-for-the-rich in first debate

Juana Summers and Steve Peoples, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 26th - 4:39pm

Ten Democrats railed against a national economy and Republican administration they argued exist only for the rich as presidential candidates debated onstage for the first time in the young 2020 season, embracing inequality as a defining theme in their fight to deny President Donald Trump a second term in office.

800,000 eligible to clear their record in Illinois legal pot

John O'Connor, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 26th - 4:09pm

For decades, getting caught with a small amount of marijuana could put Illinois residents in jail for up to six months and perhaps worse. The criminal record would follow them for the rest of their lives. Gov. J.B. Pritzker's signature this week on a law legalizing recreational cannabis includes a provision for nearly 800,000 people caught in that snare to clear their records.

Family of black Indiana man killed by officer files lawsuit

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 26th - 3:34pm

The family of a 54-year-old black man fatally shot by a white officer is suing the officer and the city of South Bend, Indiana, where Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg (BOO'-tuh-juhj) is mayor.

Sen. Mitt Romney says rape allegation against President Donald Trump should be 'fully evaluated'

Dennis Romboy, KSL  |  Posted Jun 26th - 12:46pm

Elle magazine columnist and author E. Jean Carroll claims in her new book that President Donald Trump raped her in the dressing room.

House panel backs subpoena for White House counselor Conway

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

The House Oversight Committee approved a subpoena Wednesday 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: Candidates work media in post-debate spin room

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

The Latest on the first Democratic presidential debate (all times local):

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.

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

The Latest on the Democratic primary for Queens District Attorney in New York (all times local):

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.