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A first for Georgia: Democrats pick black woman for governor

Bill Barrow, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 11:14pm

Several of Tuesday's nomination races in four states ended well for female candidates, one of them winning a chance to become the first black female governor in American history.

GOP candidates for Georgia governor ready for runoff

Ben Nadler, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 10:46pm

Stacey Abrams got immediate accolades and attention nationally as Georgia Democrats nominated her for the state's top job, but any focus on her chances becoming the nation's first black female governor first has to wait for her Republican opponent who won't be settled for another two months.

Kasich to address graduates of Harvard Kennedy School

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 10:26pm

Republican Ohio Gov. John Kasich (KAY'-sihk) is delivering the spring graduation address at the Harvard Kennedy School.

Democrats nominate first woman as GOP race heads to runoff

Ben Nadler, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 9:59pm

In Georgia's gubernatorial primary, Democrats elected a woman who could become the first black female governor in American history, but no Republican candidate gathered more than 50 percent of the vote — so the top two face a July runoff.

The Latest: A runoff for Georgia's GOP governor primary

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 8:24pm

The Latest on the gubernatorial primary in Georgia (all times local):

A tale of tortoises and transportation in Washington County

Amy Joi O'Donoghue, KSL  |  Posted   May 22nd - 7:31pm

A bill by Rep. Chris Stewart, R-Utah, would literally pave the way for a new northern corridor in Washington County to support the nation's fastest-growing metropolitan area. That route, however, would impact a tortoise reserve.

School shooting not likely to decide Texas runoff races

Will Weissert, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 5:00pm

A key Texas runoff for a U.S. House seat will test whether the national Democratic Party's establishment can overcome an insurgent wing more openly hostile to President Donald Trump.

Sen. Orrin Hatch aims to eliminate caps on employment-based green cards

Dennis Romboy, KSL  |  Posted   May 22nd - 2:46pm

The senator said there is no good reason to force workers from large countries to wait longer for a green card simply because they come from highly populated nations.

The Latest: Dallas voter backs Valdez with some 'hesitation'

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 12:36pm

The Latest on primary runoff elections in Texas (all times local):

Kennedy apologizes on behalf of all Utahns for opponent Romney calling pastor a bigot

Lisa Riley Roche, KSL  |  Posted   May 22nd - 8:01am

State Rep. Mike Kennedy said Monday he apologized on behalf of all Utahns to a pastor that Mitt Romney, his GOP U.S. Senate primary opponent, recently called a "religious bigot" for statements about Mormonism and other faiths.

Voters choose nominees in Arkansas, Georgia, Kentucky, Texas

Bill Barrow, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 21st - 10:38pm

Voters in four states are casting ballots Tuesday as the 2018 midterm elections take shape.

Lee targeting powers of BLM, Forest Service

Amy Joi O'Donoghue, KSL  |  Posted   May 21st - 7:35pm

Frustrated with the police powers of federal land management agencies he says are straying far from their authority, Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, is crafting legislation to restrict or abolish them. He says federal agencies are overstepping their purpose.

FBI, Justice to 'review' classified info sought by lawmakers

Desmond Butler and Chad Day, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 21st - 6:04pm

Ratcheting up pressure on the Russia investigation, the White House announced Monday that top FBI and Justice Department officials have agreed to meet with congressional leaders and "review" highly classified information the lawmakers have been seeking on the handling of the probe.

Obamas will be on and off camera in unique Netflix deal

Brian Stelter, CNN  |  Posted   May 21st - 4:12pm

Barack and Michelle Obama will work both in front of and behind the camera in a multi-year production deal with Netflix.

State Rep. Clarke Tucker wins Arkansas Democratic primary for US House seat; to face Republican US Rep. French Hill

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 8:56pm

State Rep. Clarke Tucker wins Arkansas Democratic primary for US House seat; to face Republican US Rep. French Hill.

Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle and Secretary of State Brian Kemp face a July runoff for GOP nomination for Georgia governor

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 8:19pm

Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle and Secretary of State Brian Kemp face a July runoff for GOP nomination for Georgia governor.

Stacey Abrams wins Dem primary in Georgia's gubernatorial race; she would be 1st black woman governor in the U.S.

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 7:31pm

Stacey Abrams wins Dem primary in Georgia's gubernatorial race; she would be 1st black woman governor in the U.S.

Democrats want their US House candidate out over 1973 abuse

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 11:17am

The head of the South Carolina Democratic Party is asking one of its leading U.S. House candidates to withdraw from the race after his ex-wife said he beat her according to their 1973 divorce records.

Clerk: Conyers III short of valid signatures for ballot

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 21st - 6:21pm

The son of former U.S. Rep. John Conyers will not have his name printed on the Aug. 7 Democratic primary ballot to replace his father.