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Departing Sen. Cochran 'optimistic about the future' of US

Emily Wagster Pettus, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 22nd - 4:32pm

Republican Sen. Thad Cochran of Mississippi on Thursday gave a farewell speech in the U.S. Senate, where he's the longest-serving current member of Congress.

United Utah Party caucuses exceed expectations with 900 attendees

Jacob Klopfenstein,  |  Posted   Mar 22nd - 4:30pm

The turnout at Tuesday’s caucuses for Utah’s newest political party vastly exceeded expectations, party leaders said.

Pence praises China tariffs during stop in New Hampshire

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 22nd - 4:20pm

Vice President Mike Pence says President Donald Trump's decision to impose tariffs on goods imported from China is a move to combat unfair trade practices.

Herbert signs bill that could raise marriage license fees

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 22nd - 4:12pm

Some couples tying the knot in Utah will have to pay more for their marriage license later this year unless they undergo counseling, thanks to a new law signed by Gov. Gary Herbert.

Hurricane Harvey's toxic impact deeper than public told

Frank Bajak Of The Associated Press and Lise Olsen Of The Houston Chronicle  |  Posted   Mar 22nd - 2:18pm

A toxic onslaught from the nation's petrochemical hub was largely overshadowed by the record-shattering deluge of Hurricane Harvey as residents and first responders struggled to save lives and property.

Budget deal includes wildfire disaster fund to end borrowing

Matthew Daly, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 22nd - 11:56am

A spending bill slated for a vote in Congress includes a bipartisan plan to create a wildfire disaster fund to help combat increasingly severe wildfires that have devastated the West in recent years.

US Ambassador Jon Huntsman Jr. sees Trump, Putin moving toward formal meeting

Dennis Romboy, KSL  |  Posted   Mar 22nd - 6:42am

President Donald Trump suggested he would soon meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin. Seven weeks earlier, U.S. Ambassador to Russia Jon Huntsman Jr. told a Moscow radio station the two leaders were headed in that direction.

Utah governor signs bill allowing medical marijuana use by terminally ill patients

Ben Lockhart, KSL  |  Posted   Mar 21st - 9:11pm

A bill giving terminally ill patients access to certain forms of medical cannabis was signed into law this week by Gov. Gary Herbert.

Saccone concedes Pennsylvania US House race to Lamb

Marc Levy, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 21st - 7:18pm

Republican Rick Saccone conceded defeat to Democrat Conor Lamb on Wednesday night in a closely watched special election in Pennsylvania, more than a week after the end of a remarkable race that has shaken GOP confidence ahead of the November midterm elections.

Land deal finalized to clean up, develop old Salt Lake landfill, likely for inland port

Katie McKellar, KSL  |  Posted   Mar 21st - 7:00pm

A real estate arm of the LDS Church has donated to a state agency the site of the old Salt Lake City landfill — a 770-acre property in the city's northwest quadrant that has long been eyed as part of an inland port development.

The Latest: Democrats giddy after Illinois primary showing

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 21st - 4:46pm

The Latest on Illinois' primary and the November governor's race (all times local):

Democrats giddy about odds of retaking Illinois' top job

Sara Burnett, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 21st - 4:44pm

Democrats are giddy following Illinois' primary about their chances of reclaiming the governor's office from a GOP incumbent who barely survived his own nomination fight.

Bannon blames GOP leaders for Roy Moore's defeat in Alabama

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 22nd - 4:01pm

Former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon is blaming the Republican establishment for Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore's defeat, saying GOP leaders pushed pedophilia accusations against him.

GOP chief justice slams Republican judicial impeachment move

Mark Scolforo, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 22nd - 3:44pm

The Republican chief justice of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court lashed out Thursday at an effort by a group of GOP state lawmakers to impeach four Democratic justices over their rulings in a congressional redistricting case, calling it "an attack upon an independent judiciary."

The Latest: House GOP leader criticizes judicial impeachment

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 22nd - 3:32pm

The Latest on an effort to impeach four justices on the Pennsylvania Supreme Court (all times local):

Wisconsin judge orders Walker to call special elections

Scott Bauer, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 22nd - 12:25pm

A Wisconsin judge Thursday ordered Gov. Scott Walker to call special elections to fill a pair of legislative seats vacated by fellow Republicans, handing a victory to Democrats who have pushed for the elections to be held.

The Latest: Walker won't say if he'll call elections

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 22nd - 11:59am

The Latest on lawsuit to force Gov. Scott Walker to call special elections (all times local):

Woman in affair that led US rep to resign still wants to run

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 21st - 6:36pm

A woman whose affair with a married eight-term Pennsylvania congressman led to his resignation says bad weather prevented her from filing paperwork on time to run for a U.S. House seat in Pittsburgh.

Republican Rick Saccone concedes Pennsylvania congressional race to Democrat Conor Lamb

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 21st - 5:32pm

Republican Rick Saccone concedes Pennsylvania congressional race to Democrat Conor Lamb.