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Facebook to verify ads with postcards after Russian meddling

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 18th - 9:46pm

Facebook will soon rely on centuries-old technology to try to prevent foreign meddling in U.S. elections: the post office.

Salt Lake lawmaker urges restorative justice to better manage school discipline

Marjorie Cortez, KSL  |  Posted   Feb 18th - 8:43pm

A House resolution that urges the state's school system to implement restorative justice programs to better address student discipline was endorsed Friday by the House Education Committee. The bill moves to the full House for further consideration.

Legislature: Lawmakers honor fallen soldiers, child health measure advances

KSL.com Staff  |  Posted   Feb 18th - 3:32pm

This week in the Utah State Legislature, lawmakers held a solemn tribute to honor fallen soldiers.

Utahraptor bill sails through House committee

Preston Cathcart, KSL  |  Posted   Feb 18th - 2:00pm

A bill to designate the Utahraptor as the state dinosaur sailed through a House committee Thursday.

Committee approves measure seeking more coordination on pediatric trauma care

Ben Lockhart, KSL  |  Posted   Feb 18th - 1:50pm

A resolution asking that the state organize a network of providers to set "standards and guidelines to reduce morbidity, mortality and the cost of injury and illness to pediatric patients in Utah" passed the House Health and Human Services Committee.

Utah Legislature gives somber recognition to families of 16 fallen soldiers

Preston Cathcart  |  Posted   Feb 18th - 1:40pm

Family members of fallen Utah soldiers filed onto the House floor, encircling the legislative body around the edges of the room, while Rep. Justin Fawson, R-North Ogden, dressed in military uniform, honored them with poetry and a moment of silence.

Utah House passes bill to import cost-saving pharmaceutical drugs from Canada

Preston Cathcart  |  Posted   Feb 18th - 1:18pm

House Majority Leader Brad Wilson, R-Kaysville, called the idea that Utahns can find cheaper drugs by importing them from another country a "snipe hunt." But Rep. Norm Thurston, R-Provo, is sponsoring a bill that he says would do just that.

Orrin Hatch apologizes to Rob Porter's ex-wives

MJ Lee and Maegan Vazquez CNN  |  Posted   Feb 18th - 11:58am

The ex-wives of Rob Porter, a White House aide who recently resigned over domestic abuse allegations, say they have received letters of apology from Porter's old boss, Republican Sen. Orrin Hatch of Utah, who previously defended his former staffer as a "decent man."

Bill penalizing Utah doctors for not providing abortion information moves forward

Marjorie Cortez, KSL  |  Posted   Feb 18th - 8:58am

A bill that would penalize health care providers who don't show women an informational video or module before they undergo an abortion moved forward in the Senate on Friday afternoon.

Trump adviser: Russian meddling 'incontrovertible'

Desmond Butler and David Rising, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 17th - 10:31pm

President Donald Trump's national security adviser said Saturday there was "incontrovertible" evidence of a Russian plot to disrupt the 2016 U.S. election, a blunt statement that shows how significantly the new criminal charges leveled by an American investigator have upended the political debate over his inquiry.

Florida, angry and grieving, takes gun protest to streets

Jason Dearen, Allen G. Breed and Tamara Lush, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 17th - 8:25pm

Thousands of angry students, parents, teachers and neighbors of a Florida high school where 17 people were killed demanded Saturday that immediate action be taken on gun-control legislation, insisting they would not relent until their demands were met.

Jake Parkinson resigns as Salt Lake County GOP chairman

Jacob Klopfenstein, KSL.com  |  Posted   Feb 17th - 6:39pm

Jake Parkinson has resigned as chairman of the Salt Lake County Republican Party.

A look at competitive US House races in the Illinois primary

Sophia Tareen, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 17th - 1:51pm

Several U.S. House races are expected to be competitive in the Illinois primary, including an open seat, a seat held by a seven-term Democrat facing a challenge from his left and several Republican seats that Democrats hope to flip come November.

How to disrupt an election: Fake IDs, fraud and Facebook

Desmond Butler, Stephen Braun and Ryan Nakashima, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 17th - 1:16pm

A year before Donald Trump announced his presidential candidacy, two Russian operatives landed in the United States to lay groundwork for an intelligence operation targeting the legitimacy of the 2016 election.

Romney, favored in Senate bid, could take on outsized role

Matthew Daly, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 17th - 11:31am

Mitt Romney's extensive resume has many Republicans looking to him to take on a role in the Senate as a political and moral counterweight to a president many in the GOP see as divisive and undignified.

Illinois Democratic congressman faces challenge from left

Sara Burnett, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 17th - 10:24am

A Lipinski has represented what's now Illinois' 3rd congressional district since U.S. Rep. Dan Lipinski's father was first elected more than three decades ago. Now the younger Lipinski, a seven-term incumbent known as one of Congress' most conservative Democrats, is facing a tougher-than-usual primary challenge from the left flank of his party.

Romney calls for states, not feds, to find solutions to school violence

Dennis Romboy, KSL  |  Posted   Feb 16th - 11:00pm

States — not the federal government — are the best place to find solutions for school violence like the deadly shooting in Florida earlier this week, Mitt Romney said Friday.

Pennsylvania awaits first look at court's congressional map

Marc Levy, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 18th - 8:35pm

Pennsylvania's high court is on the cusp Monday of imposing a new congressional district map to take effect for the state's 2018 elections, all but ensuring that Democratic prospects will improve in several seats and boosting the party's quest to capture control of the U.S. House.

Maryland GOP candidate raffles off AR-15 assault weapon

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 18th - 10:48am

A Republican running for a Maryland legislative seat raffled off an AR-15 assault weapon at a Saturday night fundraiser, only days after the same type of weapon was used to kill 17 people at a Florida high school.