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After Rubio stumbles, rivals see opening in New Hampshire

Julie Pace and Thomas Beaumont, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 7th - 2:41pm

Marco Rubio's uneven debate performance just days before Tuesday's New Hampshire primary has emboldened a trio of governors seeking to stem his rise in the Republican race for president.

The Latest: Christie continues touting debate performance

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 7th - 2:21pm

The Latest on the race for president in the window between the Republican and Democratic debates and the 2016 New Hampshire presidential primary on Tuesday: (all times local):

Majority Republicans hold open, closed caucuses in Legislature's opening weeks

Lisa Riley Roche and Dennis Romboy  |  Posted  Feb 7th - 9:57am

Two weeks into the 2016 Utah Legislature, majority House Republicans have not held a closed caucus. But the majority GOP Senate has held four closed-door caucuses per business as usual.

Rubio under fire in GOP debate after rise in polls

Julie Pace and Julie Bykowicz, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 7th - 12:00am

Marco Rubio, a first-term senator on the rise in the presidential race, faced a barrage of attacks in Saturday night's Republican debate, with rivals vigorously challenging his readiness to be president and the depth of his expertise as they sought to salvage their own White House hopes.

The Latest: GOP candidates offer closing arguments to NH

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 6th - 10:01pm

The Latest on the race for president, with candidates focusing on New Hampshire, which holds the first primary in the 2016 race on Tuesday (all times local):

Concerns raised about sustainable energy bill

Jasen Lee  |  Posted  Feb 6th - 6:07pm

A coalition that includes the state's top consumer watchdog agency is staunchly opposing legislation it says would result in higher electricity bills for Utah ratepayers.

That Iowa couple Christie talks about? They voted for Rubio.

Holly Ramer, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 6th - 10:30am

An Iowa couple whose son is heading to Iraq made such an impression on Republican presidential hopeful Chris Christie that he's made them a staple of his New Hampshire campaign speech this week. But while the couple came away from the encounter just as impressed, they supported rival Marco Rubio in the state's caucuses.

Clinton's New Hampshire challenge: Winning trust

Catherine Lucey, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 6th - 9:40am

The private email server. The Wall Street ties. The evolving policy positions. The speaking fees.

After Iowa, Trump showing off effort to win in New Hampshire

Jill Colvin and Jeff Horwitz, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 6th - 7:21am

With wet snow already ankle deep and falling fast, Dave Chiokadze and James Radcliffe trekked down one long driveway after another in search of potential votes for Donald Trump.

Gun control not resonating as key issue in New Hampshire

Lisa Marie Pane, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 6th - 7:20am

With each mass shooting in the United States in the past year, a debate raged about whether gun-control measures were overdue to make Americans safe.

LDS Church opposed to state senator's medical marijuana bill

Ben Lockhart  |  Posted  Feb 5th - 10:41pm

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints confirmed Friday night that it has "expressed opposition" to a state legislative bill that would legalize access to the entirety of the marijuana plant for those suffering from a limited number of medic

Senate panel approves resolution calling porn a public health crisis

Dennis Romboy  |  Posted  Feb 5th - 8:50pm

Utahns castigated the adult entertainment industry in a legislative hearing Friday on a proposed resolution declaring pornography a public health crisis.

The Latest: Clinton makes pitch to young NH voters

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 5th - 8:41pm

The Latest from the 2016 campaign trail with days to go until the New Hampshire primary (all times local):

Republicans circle Rubio as stakes grow in New Hampshire

Josh Lederman and Jill Colvin, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 5th - 7:51pm

On the rise in a tightening race, Marco Rubio shouldered intensifying attacks Friday from moderate-leaning Republicans who fear a strong Rubio showing in Tuesday's New Hampshire primary could spell the end for their frazzled presidential campaigns.

Gun control not resonating as key issue in New Hampshire

Lisa Marie Pane, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 5th - 3:10pm

Charleston. San Bernardino. Roseburg, Oregon. With each mass shooting in the United States in the past year, a debate raged about whether gun-control measures were overdue to make Americans safe.

Pres. Obama takes victory lap on economy

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 5th - 1:42pm

President Barack Obama on Friday used a new jobs report to continue his victory lap on the economy — and jab at the Republicans vying for his job.

$11.5M public preschool bill advances; State revenues may fall short

KSL.com  |  Posted  Feb 5th - 12:52pm

Legislation roundup: An $11.5 million bill that would expand public preschools gained early approval, Utah students marched at the Capitol to battle the "pollution monster" and lawmakers are being warned that they might have less tax money to spend this year.

Clinton calls Flint water crisis 'immoral' in break from NH

Ken Thomas and David Eggert, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 7th - 1:51pm

Taking a detour from New Hampshire's campaign trail, Hillary Clinton said Sunday that a water crisis in a Michigan city was "immoral" and demanded that Congress approve $200 million in emergency aid to address the community's battle with lead-contaminated water.

Oregon businessman announces bid for US Senate seat

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 5th - 12:30pm

An Oregon businessman is looking to take U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden's job.