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Minnesota House hopeful calls marriage, fraud claims 'lies'

Amy Forliti, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 17th - 2:37pm

A Minnesota Democratic candidate for Congress is poised to become the first Somali-American elected to the U.S. House. But as the election approaches, Ilhan Omar is dogged by questions about her past.

Sen. Joe Manchin extols bipartisan work in op-ed pieces

John Raby, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 17th - 2:13pm

U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin has co-written a series of op-ed pieces with Republican senators in an effort to demonstrate his bipartisan chops three weeks before the midterm elections.

Proposed Utah law would let violent crime victims, families seek review of open investigations

Dennis Romboy, KSL  |  Posted Oct 17th - 1:42pm

Crime victims and their families who believe investigations are languishing may seek a review of the status all the way to the attorney general's office under a proposed Utah law.

The Latest: Shakeup in Alaska governor's race a shock

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 17th - 1:29pm

The Latest on the shake-up in the Alaska governor's race (all times local):

In governor's race, issues of age, health and forthrightness

Kim Chandler, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 17th - 12:27pm

Gubernatorial challenger Walt Maddox's introductory television ad aimed to convey crucial details to voters. He described rebuilding tornado-ravaged Tuscaloosa as the city's mayor and called his politics "pro-life and pro Second Amendment." He also emphasized his age.

The Latest: Ellison's wife: Unsealing proves no abuse

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 17th - 11:43am

The Latest on a court's unsealing of the divorce file involving U.S. Rep. Keith Ellison and his former wife, which media organizations had sought (all times local):

Pritzker pumps $146M of his cash into Illinois governor bid

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 17th - 10:07am

Billionaire Democrat J.B. Pritzker is showing no reluctance to pour his own money to unseat multimillionaire Republican Bruce Rauner from the Illinois governor's office.

Filing: Minnesota Rep. Keith Ellison says ex-wife abused him

Kyle Potter and Steve Karnowski, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 17th - 9:48am

Divorce records for Keith Ellison, who is fending off an allegation of abuse from an ex-girlfriend, contain no allegations that the Minnesota congressman physically abused his ex-wife. But Ellison said in a 2015 filing that Kim Ellison repeatedly hit him during their 25-year marriage.

Montana Senate race awash in outside money as Trump returns

Matthew Brown, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 17th - 9:37am

Outside groups and individual donors have poured more than $45 million into Montana's U.S. Senate race as President Donald Trump prepares a third trip to the Big Sky state in his crusade to unseat two-term Democratic Sen. Jon Tester.

Heitkamp: Staffer out after ad that named victims

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 17th - 9:07am

Sen. Heidi Heitkamp says a staff member who helped gather names for a newspaper ad that identified some victims of sexual abuse without their permission is no longer with her campaign.

Salt Lake City may require pet stores to sell only shelter animals

Katie McKellar, KSL  |  Posted Oct 17th - 6:43am

With the aim of reducing animal populations and cutting off puppy mill suppliers, Salt Lake City officials are considering a new ordinance to prohibit local pet stores from selling animals unless they come from shelters or rescues.

Resignation shakes up Alaska's governor's race

Becky Bohrer, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 16th - 11:29pm

In a stunning October surprise, Alaska's lieutenant governor resigned for making unspecified inappropriate comments, imperiling the re-election hopes of Gov. Bill Walker, a man with whom he shared a brother-like bond.

Feinstein takes heat over Trump, immigration in only debate

Kathleen Ronayne, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 16th - 11:24pm

U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein talked up the knowledge and accomplishments that come from her long career in Washington during a debate Wednesday as her rival in the November election, fellow Democrat Kevin de Leon, suggested she's to blame for dysfunction in Congress and the lack of action on immigration and climate change.

Canada to pardon pot possession as it legalizes marijuana

Rob Gillies and Gene Johnson, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 16th - 10:15pm

The Canadian government is ready to pardon those with a pot possession record of 30 grams or less after Canada becomes the second and largest country with a legal national marijuana marketplace Wednesday.

Salt Lake City Council approves mother-in-law apartment ordinance

Ashley Imlay, KSL  |  Posted Oct 16th - 9:41pm

The Salt Lake City Council on Tuesday approved an ordinance to allow accessory dwelling units, also known as mother-in-law apartments, citywide.

Menendez attacks rival Hugin's prostitution ad as 'lies'

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 17th - 2:16pm

Democratic Sen. Bob Menendez of New Jersey is attacking his Republican rival's latest ad revisiting old, unsubstantiated allegations that he patronized underage prostitutes.

Sheriff accused of using stolen school supplies on campaign

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 17th - 2:01pm

An Oklahoma sheriff accused of stealing donated school supplies and using them for his election campaign has been charged with embezzlement.

Jordan sent $20,000 to newly-formed company in Wyoming

Keith Ridler and Rebecca Boone, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 17th - 1:22pm

Staffers for Democratic gubernatorial candidate Paulette Jordan's campaign say $20,000 sent to a recently-formed Wyoming company was for polling, consulting and voter registration work.

Love asserts win on fundraising probe, but complaint remains

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 16th - 11:26pm

Republican U.S. Rep. Mia Love says the Federal Election Commission is siding with her on questions of whether she improperly raised money for a primary that never happened, but the agency isn't commenting and Democrats aren't backing down.