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The Latest: Trump Jr. urges Republicans to unseat Tester

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 22nd - 10:00pm

The Latest on Donald Trump Jr. addressing Montana Republicans as the party seeks to topple two-term incumbent U.S. Sen. Jon Tester (all times local):

US officials say girl on Time cover isn't separated from mom

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 22nd - 5:53pm

A crying Honduran girl depicted in a widely-seen photograph that became a symbol for many of President Donald Trump's immigration policies was not actually separated from her mother, U.S. government officials said on Friday.

Trump not seeing eye-to-eye with House GOP on immigration

Lisa Mascaro and Zeke Miller, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 22nd - 4:46pm

Just when House Republicans needed Donald Trump's backing the most — on their big immigration overhaul — he dashed off a presidential tweet on Friday saying they should quit wasting their time on it.

Julian Castro seizes on border separation while musing run

Emily Schmall, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 22nd - 3:42pm

Former U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julian Castro is seizing on the outcry over family separation at the border as he explores a 2020 presidential run, telling delegates at a Texas Democratic Party convention in Fort Worth Friday that the issue underscores "in poignant terms what the stakes are."

Independents can vote in Colorado's major party primaries

James Anderson, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 22nd - 3:24pm

Colorado is joining a growing list of states that allow unaffiliated voters — the state's largest voting bloc — to participate in the major party primaries, thanks to a voter-passed initiative that coincided with disenchantment with the polarization of the 2016 election.

Utah city complains of pain from tax shift to fund homeless

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 22nd - 2:32pm

Officials in Logan say they were caught off guard by a new state law requiring places with no homeless services to contribute sales tax revenue to cities with shelters.

Baltimore's tough-talking prosecutor a formidable candidate

David McFadden, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 22nd - 10:56am

During her first months in office as Baltimore's top prosecutor, Marilyn Mosby vowed to "deliver justice" on behalf of a black man whose death in police custody triggered massive protests and the city's worst riots in decades.

Mia Love only US House member from Utah to vote against hardline immigration bill

Lisa Riley Roche, KSL  |  Posted Jun 22nd - 7:00am

Rep. Mia Love, the only one of Utah's four U.S. House members voting against a hardline immigration bill that failed to pass Thursday, made a plea from the House floor for a compromise bill that may also be in trouble.

Utah agencies taking 'wait-and-see' approach to Trump's agency overhaul idea

Marjorie Cortez, KSL and Amy Joi O'Donoghue, KSL  |  Posted Jun 21st - 7:47pm

Utah agency heads may be taking a "wait-and-see" approach to President Trump's proposed federal government overhaul, but the leader of the National Education Association calls it an attempt to distract the nation from the ongoing border crisis.

#NeverTrump to #OKTrump: Romney's evolution mirrors party

Steve Peoples and Lindsay Whitehurst, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 21st - 6:16pm

Mitt Romney did not ride a donkey.

Ex-Alaska lawmaker sentenced on harassment count

Becky Bohrer, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 21st - 5:54pm

A former Alaska legislator accused of hitting a woman hard enough to rupture her eardrum pleaded guilty Thursday to a misdemeanor harassment charge.

Arpaio seeks investigation of his defeat in 2016 election

Jacques Billeaud, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 21st - 5:54pm

Joe Arpaio is seeking an investigation into his claim that the U.S. Justice Department meddled in his unsuccessful 2016 campaign for sheriff in metro Phoenix.

Mining at the former Grand Staircase monument?

Amy Joi O'Donoghue, KSL  |  Posted Jun 21st - 4:35pm

Colt Mesa within the former boundaries of the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument used to host a copper mine. It has been idled since 1974. Now, a Canadian company says it will start exploring and drilling, but no permits have been issued.

Angry Republican teachers create split inside Oklahoma GOP

Sean Murphy, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 21st - 10:12am

Sherrie Conley is like most people in small-town Oklahoma: solidly conservative. When she goes to the polls, she faithfully votes Republican.

Trump stresses support for SC governor

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 21st - 7:16am

President Donald Trump is stressing his support for South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster, who is competing in a runoff election for the GOP gubernatorial nomination.

Vice President Pence stumping for McMaster in South Carolina

Meg Kinnard, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 22nd - 8:45pm

South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster is getting the first of two Trump administration visitors hoping to boost his chances at winning a first full term in office.

2 Senate rivals get attention for different reasons

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 22nd - 3:01pm

A Republican and Democrat hoping to unseat Maine's popular independent Sen. Angus King of Maine are getting some attention, one for his arrest, the other for his dance moves.

Trump lets bygones be bygones as he backs Roby in Alabama

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 22nd - 9:04am

President Donald Trump is letting bygones be bygones as he endorses embattled Alabama Republican Rep. Martha Roby for re-election.

Trump: DeSantis has "full endorsement" for Florida governor

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 22nd - 7:18am

President Donald Trump is giving his "full endorsement" to U.S. Rep. Ron DeSantis in Florida's wide open race for governor.