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Rally alleges police brutality against inland port protestors

Gretel Kauffman, KSL  |  Posted Jul 23rd - 9:49pm

Protestors demanded charges be dropped against people arrested at a July inland port protest and that charges be filed against police who "brutally attacked" protesters.

Salt Lake County mayor denies 'done deal' for controversial development

Katie McKellar, KSL  |  Posted Jul 23rd - 8:09pm

After outcry over her comments that a development proposed near Herriman will be approved, Salt Lake County Mayor Jenny Wilson walked back her statement.

Report: Utah ranks 2nd highest in nation for support of LGBT nondiscrimination laws

Liesl Nielsen, KSL.com  |  Posted Jul 23rd - 7:38pm

Seventy-seven percent of Utahns said they either favor or strongly favor “laws that would protect (LGBT) people against discrimination in jobs, public accommodations and housing,” according to study from the Public Religion Research Institute.

Utah Sen. Mike Lee votes against 9/11 victims fund after failing to cap spending

Dennis Romboy, KSL  |  Posted Jul 23rd - 4:09pm

The two senators, including Utah Sen. Mike Lee, who held up a bill last week to continue funding for 9/11 victims and first responders were the only members of the Senate to vote against it Tuesday.

Diplomats' brain scans show differences, add to Cuba mystery

Lindsey Tanner, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 23rd - 11:47am

Advanced brain scans found perplexing differences in U.S. diplomats who say they developed concussion-like symptoms after working in Cuba, a finding that only heightens the mystery of what may have happened to them, a new study says.

Democratic group launches ad campaign targeting Trump

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 23rd - 11:29am

The largest outside Democratic group announced Tuesday that it will spend as much as $450,000 per week on ads aimed at weakening President Donald Trump in battleground states.

Want to vote from your smartphone? Utah County to become 3rd area in U.S. to test mobile voting

Katie McKellar, KSL  |  Posted Jul 23rd - 11:03am

Utah County will be the first area in the state — and only the third in the nation — to undertake a mobile voting pilot program this year.

Mueller takes the TV stage; Democrats hope America tunes in

Mary Clare Jalonick and Eric Tucker, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 23rd - 9:31am

Democrats are pretty sure America didn't read the Mueller report. On Wednesday, they're hoping the nation will be glued to the TV version.

Utah's high court tosses hurdle to suing for malpractice

Annie Knox, KSL  |  Posted Jul 23rd - 7:38am

The Utah Supreme Court determined the Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing cannot make the final call on whether a malpractice claim goes to court.

Senate approves bill to extend 9/11 victims fund

Matthew Daly, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 23rd - 4:05am

The Senate gave final legislative approval Tuesday to a bill ensuring that a victims' compensation fund related to the Sept. 11 attacks never runs out of money.

Biden criminal justice plan reverses part of 1994 crime bill

Thomas Beaumont and Elana Schor, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 23rd - 4:04am

Joe Biden plans to propose a criminal justice agenda that would reverse key provisions of the 1994 crime bill that he helped write as a senator and that his rivals for the Democratic presidential nomination have blamed for the mass incarceration of racial minorities since then.

W. Virginia senators take zip line ride at Scout Jamboree

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 23rd - 3:39am

West Virginia's two U.S. senators let their adventuresome sides take over at the World Scout Jamboree.

Bernie Sanders thinks media is unfair, so he created his own

Juana Summers, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 23rd - 12:19am

When Bernie Sanders wanted to preview a speech about his signature health care plan, "Medicare for All," he did not opt for a traditional interview.

Gillibrand: Female senators unfairly blamed for Franken exit

Will Weissert, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 22nd - 6:29pm

Democratic presidential candidate Kirsten Gillibrand said Monday that she doesn't regret calling for Al Franken's resignation from the Senate and that female senators are being blamed for it in a way their male colleagues are not.

New approval rating for Gov. Gary Herbert as he welcomes nation's governors to Salt Lake City

Lisa Riley Roche  |  Posted Jul 22nd - 5:47pm

Nearly half of Utah voters approve of the job Gov. Gary Herbert is doing in his last term as governor after a decade in the state's top office, according to poll results released Monday.

Trump expands fast-track deportation authority across US

Elliot Spagat, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 22nd - 5:33pm

The Trump administration announced Monday that it will vastly extend the authority of immigration officers to deport migrants without allowing them to appear before judges, its second major policy shift on immigration in eight days.

O'Rourke announces 1st campaign hires in early voting Nevada

Michelle L. Price, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 22nd - 5:17pm

Democratic presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke is announcing his first campaign staff hires in the early voting state of Nevada.

Detroit Mayor Duggan endorsing Biden in presidential race

Corey Williams, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 22nd - 3:58pm

Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan is endorsing former Vice President Joe Biden in the race to challenge Donald Trump in the 2020 race for the White House.

Term limit initiative launched by United Utah Party

Lisa Riley Roche  |  Posted Jul 22nd - 10:20am

The United Utah Party announced Monday a citizen initiative petition is being launched to set term limits on state officials, including legislators and the governor.