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The Latest: Pennsylvania Dems applaud new congressional map

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 19th - 2:45pm

The Latest on Pennsylvania's congressional gerrymandering case (all times local):

Pennsylvania's new congressional map could boost Democrats

Marc Levy, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 19th - 2:24pm

Pennsylvania's high court issued a new congressional district map for the state's 2018 elections on its self-imposed deadline on Monday, potentially giving Democrats a boost in their quest to capture control of the U.S. House unless Republicans are able to stop it in federal court.

Republican state senator charged with extorting page for sex

Michelle R. Smith, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 19th - 1:27pm

A grand jury indictment unsealed Monday accuses a Republican state senator of extorting sex from a page in the Senate's page program.

United Utah Party announces slate of Utah County candidates

Preston Cathcart, KSL  |  Posted   Feb 19th - 12:42pm

The fledgling United Utah Party announced four candidates for three legislative races and one commissioner seat Wednesday.

Nevada's Heller warming to Trump before primary

Thomas Beaumont, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 19th - 10:50am

When Ivanka Trump assembled a group of Republican senators at her tony Washington home last fall, the guest list included one particularly notable name. Sen. Dean Heller of Nevada had been publicly chided by President Donald Trump months earlier and had, at times, kept the president at arm's length.

How to properly dispose of a US flag you can't use anymore

Jacob Klopfenstein, KSL.com  |  Posted   Feb 19th - 10:00am

Since a lot of people fly an American flag on Presidents Day, here are some helpful tips for how to dispose of a U.S. flag, as well as some common misconceptions about displaying and using the flag.

Former VP Biden mulling another run for presidency

Josh Lederman, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 18th - 10:39pm

Former Vice President Joe Biden is tiptoeing toward a potential presidential run in 2020, even broaching the possibility during a recent gathering of longtime foreign policy aides.

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.

New Pennsylvania congressional district map could boost Democratic Party's quest to capture control of US House

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 19th - 1:15pm

New Pennsylvania congressional district map could boost Democratic Party's quest to capture control of US House.

Pennsylvania court issues new congressional district map for 2018 elections; map almost certain to face GOP challenge

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 19th - 12:40pm

Pennsylvania court issues new congressional district map for 2018 elections; map almost certain to face GOP challenge.

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.