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Donations, volunteering surge at border asylum-seeker center

Manuel Valdes, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 25th - 8:02am

One by one, around Father's Day, the surge of Amazon boxes containing shirts, pants, underwear and many other items began arriving at an asylum-seeker rest center in the border town of McAllen, Texas.

Primary Election Day is Tuesday, but ballots must be postmarked by Monday

Lisa Riley Roche, KSL  |  Posted Jun 25th - 7:02am

Primary Election Day is Tuesday, but ballots from voters in the 27 of Utah's 29 counties holding largely by-mail elections must be postmarked no later than Monday to be counted.

Hours before polls open, Trump to stump for S. Carolina gov

Meg Kinnard, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 25th - 3:16am

As he fights for his political life, Gov. Henry McMaster could be getting a big boost on Monday as the two-week sprint to South Carolina's primary runoff comes to an end.

Trump tweets, hard-right voters hamper GOP immigration push

Alan Fram, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 24th - 10:34pm

Republican apprehension over President Donald Trump's next tweet and fear of riling conservative voters are undermining GOP leaders' election-year struggle to shove an immigration bill through the House this week, leaving their prospects dubious.

Democrat who wins Hawaii primary likely to take House seat

Sophia Yan, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 24th - 7:00pm

Coming off a high-profile challenge of President Donald Trump's travel ban, it seemed that Hawaii Lt. Gov. Doug Chin would parlay that name recognition into a U.S. House seat.

New legislation seeks to fight opioid use among pregnant women

Ladd Egan, KSL TV  |  Posted Jun 24th - 11:13am

Among the legislation the U.S. House of Representatives passed Friday to curb the opioid crisis was a bill designed to address this statistic: Utah leads the nation in opioid prescriptions for pregnant women.

Democrats hoping to flip House not just trash-talking Trump

Steve Leblanc, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 24th - 9:58am

Democrats hoping to flip enough seats to regain control of the U.S. House of Representatives say they aren't putting all their eggs in the anti-Trump basket.

Immigration key issue in rough GOP race for Kansas governor

John Hanna, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 23rd - 7:01pm

Kris Kobach's top Republican rivals are trying to sound the right notes on illegal immigration to appeal to business and agriculture leaders without conceding too many conservative votes to a hardliner who's made tougher state policies a key theme in an increasingly contentious race.

Vice President Pence stumps for McMaster in South Carolina

Meg Kinnard, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 23rd - 4:37pm

Vice President Mike Pence said Saturday that he and President Donald Trump are grateful for South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster's early backing, which Pence said helped propel their ticket to victory in 2016.

8 vie in primaries to succeed centrist Colorado governor

James Anderson, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 23rd - 10:07am

Colorado holds primaries Tuesday to select the top two contenders to succeed Gov. John Hickenlooper, a centrist Democrat whose promotion of aerospace, tech and a plethora of other industries helped generate unprecedented economic growth in this rapidly-growing state of 5.6 million people.

Romney making final pitch ahead of Senate primary in Utah

Lindsay Whitehurst, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 23rd - 9:31am

Mitt Romney is flashing his familiar smile at city parks and backyards in Utah's mountains and suburbs this week, making his final pitch after being forced into a Republican primary against a conservative state lawmaker.

Some House candidates in redrawn district don't live there

Brian Witte, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 23rd - 9:09am

In the crowded and competitive race for Maryland's only open congressional seat, some of the better known candidates don't actually live in the district and they blame the lingering effects of partisan gerrymandering, which has gotten new attention and court challenges recently in the state and beyond.

Trump Jr. rallies Republicans to defeat Montana Sen. Tester

Matthew Brown, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 22nd - 10:04pm

Donald Trump Jr. urged Montana Republicans to rally against U.S. Sen. Jon Tester in the fall election and said Friday that the two-term Democrat had fallen out of step with the state's voters on issues ranging from immigration to gun control.

The Latest: Trump Jr. urges Republicans to unseat Tester

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 22nd - 10:00pm

The Latest on Donald Trump Jr. addressing Montana Republicans as the party seeks to topple two-term incumbent U.S. Sen. Jon Tester (all times local):

US officials say girl on Time cover isn't separated from mom

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 22nd - 5:53pm

A crying Honduran girl depicted in a widely-seen photograph that became a symbol for many of President Donald Trump's immigration policies was not actually separated from her mother, U.S. government officials said on Friday.

Trump not seeing eye-to-eye with House GOP on immigration

Lisa Mascaro and Zeke Miller, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 22nd - 4:46pm

Just when House Republicans needed Donald Trump's backing the most — on their big immigration overhaul — he dashed off a presidential tweet on Friday saying they should quit wasting their time on it.

Julian Castro seizes on border separation while musing run

Emily Schmall, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 22nd - 3:42pm

Former U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julian Castro is seizing on the outcry over family separation at the border as he explores a 2020 presidential run, telling delegates at a Texas Democratic Party convention in Fort Worth Friday that the issue underscores "in poignant terms what the stakes are."

Independents can vote in Colorado's major party primaries

James Anderson, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 22nd - 3:24pm

Colorado is joining a growing list of states that allow unaffiliated voters — the state's largest voting bloc — to participate in the major party primaries, thanks to a voter-passed initiative that coincided with disenchantment with the polarization of the 2016 election.

Ryan, Sensenbrenner endorse Vukmir in Senate primary

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 25th - 7:17am

House Speaker Paul Ryan and Wisconsin Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner are endorsing Leah Vukmir (VOOK'-mir) in a Republican primary for Democrat Tammy Baldwin's U.S. Senate seat.