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Utah lawmakers declare 'Orrin Hatch Day,' share stories honoring retiring senator

Lisa Riley Roche, KSL  |  Posted   Feb 21st - 6:29pm

Members of the Utah Legislature declared Wednesday "Orrin G. Hatch Day" and honored the retiring U.S. senator from Utah with their own stories from his 42 years in office.

Utah House panel endorses bill increasing penalty for killing police dog

Dennis Romboy, KSL  |  Posted   Feb 21st - 4:43pm

A House panel endorsed a bill Wednesday that would increase the penalty for intentionally killing a K-9 police dog.

Utah House panel advances bill to end death penalty

Dennis Romboy, KSL  |  Posted   Feb 21st - 3:24pm

Dave Noriega finds it disgusting that state lawmakers pushing to abolish the death penalty in Utah would try to tell his family what justice means.

Gun stances of Ohio governor candidates run the gamut

Julie Carr Smyth, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 21st - 2:34pm

Want a governor who's all-in on gun rights? How about one who's fighting for a complete statewide ban on assault-type weapons?

Gov. Herbert: Public wants leaders to 'do something' about school shootings

Amy Joi O'Donoghue, KSL  |  Posted   Feb 21st - 1:38pm

Utah Gov. Gary Herbert said the growing list of horrifying school shootings across the country has galvanized the public to ask leaders to "do something" in the wake of lives lost. Utah is assessing school safety plans in place for needed changes.

Ron Paul to give keynote speech at Iron County GOP dinner; Mitt Romney to attend

Jeff Richards, St. George News  |  Posted   Feb 21st - 1:15pm

Iron County Republicans now have not one but two former U.S. presidential candidates lined up to appear at their party’s annual Lincoln Day fundraising dinner.

Election security a high priority — until it comes to paying for new voting machines

Kate Rabinowitz, Propublica  |  Posted   Feb 21st - 11:13am

Local election administrators across the country face new problems and threats. But their budgets for new voting equipment remain inadequate.

Mitt Romney jumps out to big lead in U.S. Senate race, poll shows

Dennis Romboy, KSL  |  Posted   Feb 21st - 10:21am

Mitt Romney became the instant front-runner when he announced his U.S. Senate campaign last week, as a new polls shows him with a commanding lead four days into the race.

House committee advances bill requiring more polling places, other changes for voters

Lisa Riley Roche, KSL  |  Posted   Feb 21st - 8:48am

A bill that would make a number of changes to how Utahns vote, including adding more polling places, was advanced Tuesday by the House Government Operations Committee.

Utah House votes to remove sales tax on food

Dennis Romboy, KSL  |  Posted   Feb 20th - 7:00pm

Utahns might be paying a little less at the grocery store under a bill the House passed Tuesday to remove sales tax on food.

Republicans push to ban death penalty in conservative Utah

Michelle L. Price, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 20th - 5:54pm

The Republican leader of the Utah House of Representatives backed an effort Tuesday to ban the death penalty in the conservative state, coming three years after lawmakers voted to reinstate the firing squad as a backup method for executions.

Urged on by Trump, GOP to fight Pennsylvania's district map

Marc Levy, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 20th - 4:56pm

Encouraged by President Donald Trump, Republicans vowed Tuesday to fight Pennsylvania's new court-imposed map of congressional districts as dozens of candidates assessed their chances under newly formed districts and the odds that a federal court could block them.

Bill requiring harassment training for lobbyists passes committee

Lisa Riley Roche, KSL  |  Posted   Feb 20th - 4:43pm

A bill requiring lobbyists to take a course every year in avoiding harassment in the workplace passed the House Government Operations Committee Tuesday.

State Sen. Jim Dabakis announces he won't seek re-election

Lisa Riley Roche, KSL  |  Posted   Feb 20th - 4:40pm

Sen. Jim Dabakis, an outspoken Democrat from Salt Lake City, announced Tuesday he will not seek re-election this year after serving six years in the Legislature.

The Latest: Governor focusing on court order for new map

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 21st - 6:15pm

The Latest on Republican efforts to stop new a congressional map in Pennsylvania (all times local):

Utah Legislature passes resolution honoring Sen. Orrin Hatch

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 21st - 6:00pm

Utah's Legislature unanimously passed a resolution Wednesday honoring retiring U.S. Sen. Orrin Hatch.

2 Pennsylvania GOP legislative leaders ask US Supreme Court to block congressional district map likely to help Democrats

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 21st - 5:23pm

2 Pennsylvania GOP legislative leaders ask US Supreme Court to block congressional district map likely to help Democrats.

Senate leaders move to expel member accused of sex extortion

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 21st - 1:22pm

Leaders of the state Senate on Wednesday took the first step in trying to expel the Senate's minority whip, who was indicted on charges of extorting a teenage legislative page for sex.

Unofficial results: Wife of Kentucky lawmaker who killed himself last year loses special election to fill out his term

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 20th - 5:52pm

Unofficial results: Wife of Kentucky lawmaker who killed himself last year loses special election to fill out his term.