News  /  Politics  / 

Recent Stories

Global trade experts urge Utah leaders to put politics aside for inland port, but talks remain stalled

Katie McKellar, KSL  |  Posted   May 23rd - 7:32pm

After negotiations broke down ahead of a planned special session to tweak the controversial inland port authority law, a panel of global trade experts called on Utah leaders to put politics aside for the sake of the state's future.

California's Feinstein drops support for death penalty

Kathleen Ronayne, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 6:12pm

California U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein says she no longer backs the death penalty, a reversal of decades-long support that comes during a primary campaign where her stiffest challenge is from a fellow Democrat who is trying to outflank her with the party's base. 

Judge: President can't block critics on Twitter

Larry Neumeister, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 5:47pm

A federal judge ruled Wednesday that President Donald Trump is violating the First Amendment when he blocks critics on Twitter because of their political views.

Pompeo doesn't have good news on effort to free Utahn in Venezuela

Dennis Romboy, KSL  |  Posted   May 23rd - 5:43pm

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo didn't have good news Wednesday about securing the release of a Riverton man being held in a Venezuelan prison the past two years.

The Latest: NY Dems endorse James for state attorney general

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 4:42pm

The Latest on the New York state Democratic convention (all times local):

Trump eager to sign bill rolling back Dodd-Frank regulations

Marcy Gordon, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 4:13pm

President Donald Trump indicated Wednesday that he's eager to sign a bill that would dismantle a chunk of the rules framework for banks, installed to prevent recurrence of the 2008 financial crisis that brought millions of lost jobs and foreclosed homes.

Kasich to Harvard graduates: Find 'higher moral purpose'

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 3:44pm

Republican Ohio Gov. John Kasich focused his spring graduation address at the Harvard Kennedy School on Wednesday on graduates finding meaning to their lives.

US employee in China reported strange sounds, pressure

Christopher Bodeen, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 2:14pm

A U.S. government employee in southern China reported abnormal sensations of sound and pressure, the State Department said Wednesday, recalling similar experiences among American diplomats in Cuba who later fell ill.

Utahns with Medicaid, CHIP through Molina to lose coverage in U. health system

Ben Lockhart, KSL  |  Posted   May 23rd - 2:04pm

Beginning Sept. 1, Utahns who get their Medicaid coverage through Molina Healthcare will no longer be insured for nonemergency services they receive through the University of Utah Health system, with few exceptions.

Mike Kennedy says 'snippet' shows he wasn't speaking for all of Utah

Lisa Riley Roche, KSL  |  Posted   May 23rd - 1:42pm

Kennedy now says he did not apologize on behalf of all Utahns to a pastor his GOP U.S. Senate primary opponent Mitt Romney called a "religious bigot" for statements about the LDS Church and other faiths.

Georgia Democrat challenges racial barrier in governor race

Bill Barrow, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 11:28am

Georgia Democrats gave Atlanta lawyer Stacey Abrams a chance to become the first black female governor in American history on a primary night that ended well for several women seeking office.

Bitter, expensive fight for Arkansas court seat to drag on

Andrew Demillo, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 10:56am

A bitter and expensive fight for an Arkansas Supreme Court seat that drew more than $1 million in outside spending and a flurry of attack ads will drag on for another six months, with an incumbent justice heading into a runoff in November against an attorney backed by an out-of-state Republican group.

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.

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.

Koch-aligned group runs ads against big spending in Congress

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 5:08pm

A group backed by the influential Koch brothers is unleashing new ads warning members of Congress off "wasteful spending."

ACLU sues over battleground Ohio's congressional districts

Julie Carr Smyth, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 2:21pm

The American Civil Liberties Union filed a constitutional challenge to Ohio's congressional map on Wednesday, using Republican Gov. John Kasich's statements opposing gerrymandering as ammunition.

Governor: Hurry up on getting election security grant money

Terry Spencer, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 2:07pm

Florida Gov. Rick Scott ordered state officials Wednesday to expedite the acquisition of a $19 million federal grant aimed at protecting the state's election systems from cyberattack, one day after the state's top elections official said the money wouldn't be available until after the November election.

A Cianci runs again: Cousin of 6-term mayor seeking office

Dylan McGuinness, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 12:52pm

A Cianci is again running for office in Providence.

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.