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Utahns ask Utah Supreme Court to restore voter-approved medical marijuana law

Dennis Romboy, KSL  |  Posted Mar 25th - 2:29pm

A group of Utahns argued at the Utah Supreme Court that state lawmakers improperly disregarded voters in passing legislation to replace Proposition 2.

O'Rourke's casual style to be tested by national campaign

Steve Peoples and Alexandra Jaffe, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 25th - 2:07pm

He doesn't prepare speeches. He doesn't like pollsters. And, so far at least, Democratic presidential contender Beto O'Rourke doesn't always have the capacity to coordinate basic campaign logistics.

New Mexico Democrat Tom Udall won't seek Senate re-election

Morgan Lee, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 25th - 10:26am

New Mexico Senator Tom Udall announced Monday he will not seek re-election in 2020 in a move that opens up a secure Democratic seat to competition.

Surprise? Pennsylvania's 2020 primary could be competitive

Marc Levy, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 24th - 11:13pm

Beto O'Rourke's splashy campaign event in Pennsylvania last week appeared to herald the start of the state's presidential primary season.

Utah GOP Congress members hail Mueller conclusion that Trump didn't conspire with Russians

Dennis Romboy, KSL  |  Posted Mar 24th - 3:27pm

Utah members of Congress hailed special counsel Robert Mueller's conclusion that Trump's campaign didn't conspire with Russia to interfere in the 2016 election.

O'Rourke says owning, using guns taught him responsible use

Michelle L. Price, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 24th - 2:29pm

Democratic presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke said Sunday that his personal use and ownership of firearms taught him the responsibility of having guns and can help bridge politically fraught discussions about gun control in the U.S.

Trump didn't coordinate with Russia in 2016, report declares

Eric Tucker, Michael Balsamo, Chad Day and Julie Pace, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 24th - 8:08am

Special counsel Robert Mueller did not find evidence that President Donald Trump's campaign "conspired or coordinated" with Russia to influence the 2016 presidential election but reached no conclusion on whether Trump obstructed justice, Attorney General William Barr declared Sunday. That brought a hearty claim of vindication from Trump but set the stage for new rounds of political and legal fighting.

In speech at Trump hotel, Gillibrand calls Trump a coward

Juana Summers, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 24th - 4:04am

New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand on Sunday launched a pointed attack of President Donald Trump and his policies, speaking feet away from one of Trump's Manhattan properties. She called Trump a "coward" who "punches down" and says that he is "tearing apart the moral fabric of our country."

Testing strength, Harris and Sanders take 2020 to rival turf

Paul J. Weber and Michael R. Blood, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 23rd - 6:40pm

Charging onto the home turf of their Democratic rivals, Sen. Kamala Harris campaigned in Texas for the first time Saturday while Sen. Bernie Sanders swung through California — both a test of early strength in a crowded presidential race and a peek at the country's two biggest states carrying big stakes in 2020.

Facebook detected overseas ad farm targeting Utah midterm election

Dennis Romboy, KSL  |  Posted Mar 23rd - 2:01pm

Facebook stopped an overseas ad farm targeting Utah’s midterm election last fall, Bloomberg News reported Friday.

Jackie Biskupski honors Salt Lake's women leaders, hopes awards continue under next mayor

Lauren Bennett, KSL  |  Posted Mar 23rd - 11:22am

Salt Lake women were honored at the second-annual Deedee Corradini Women’s Leadership Awards Thursday, named after the city's first woman to serve as mayor. Outgoing Mayor Jackie Biskupski says she hopes the awards continue after she leaves office.

Voters in New Hampshire fill in blanks on O'Rourke candidacy

Hunter Woodall, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 23rd - 9:44am

Beto O'Rourke leaves room for voters to decide for themselves what he is and what he could be.

Barr scours Trump-Russia report to see how much to open

Eric Tucker, Michael Balsamo and Chad Day, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 23rd - 7:29am

Attorney General William Barr scoured special counsel Robert Mueller's confidential report on the Russia investigation with his advisers Saturday, deciding how much Congress and the American public will get to see about the two-year probe into President Donald Trump and Moscow's efforts to elect him.

Utah members of Congress call for release of Mueller report

Dennis Romboy, KSL  |  Posted Mar 22nd - 7:35pm

Members of Utah's congressional delegation renewed their call for the public release of Robert Mueller's report on whether the Trump campaign colluded with Russia.

Utah governor signs 163 bills, including bill banning abortions solely for Down syndrome

Katie McKellar, KSL  |  Posted Mar 22nd - 5:51pm

Gov. Gary Herbert has signed 75 bills, according to his office, bringing the total number of bills passed by the 2019 Utah Legislature so far to 99.

Sen. Mike Lee elected chairman of Joint Economic Committee

Dennis Romboy, KSL  |  Posted Mar 22nd - 4:27pm

Sen. Mike Lee has been elected as chairman of the Joint Economic Committee.

The Latest: Departing senator warns against unauthorized war

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 25th - 12:38pm

The Latest on Democratic Sen. Tom Udall's not running for re-election (all times local):

Weld still thinking of challenging Trump post-Mueller report

Hunter Woodall, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 25th - 12:15pm

Former Massachusetts Gov. Bill Weld says the Mueller report hasn't changed his thinking about challenging President Donald Trump in the Republican primary.

New Mexico Senator Tom Udall will not seek re-election in 2020, opening secure Democratic seat to competition

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 25th - 10:08am

New Mexico Senator Tom Udall will not seek re-election in 2020, opening secure Democratic seat to competition.