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Quiz: Can you tell the real vs. fake news stories?

Jacob Klopfenstein,  |  Posted   Apr 20th - 11:09am

Take’s weekly fake news quiz to keep your media literacy skills sharp.

Residency probe underway in San Juan commission race

Amy Joi O'Donoghue, KSL  |  Posted   Apr 20th - 8:03am

San Juan County asked a candidate for the San Juan Commission and chairman of Utah Dine Bikeyah's board to give proof of residency to remain on the ballot. The probe is a result of a complaint by a resident that Willie Grayeyes does not live there.

Romney's reception at GOP convention likely a 'mixed bag'

Dennis Romboy, KSL and Lisa Riley Roche, KSL  |  Posted   Apr 20th - 7:05am

Though Republican U.S. Senate candidate Mitt Romney has already qualified for the primary election ballot, how he fares among delegates might be an intriguing turn at what may be a raucous Utah GOP state convention Saturday.

Agriculture authorities hold hearings on how to implement new cannabis laws

Ben Lockhart, KSL  |  Posted   Apr 20th - 6:44am

The state will soon be taking an uncharted path in its approaches to the regulation of CBD oil, growth of industrial hemp, and state-directed cultivated of full-strength marijuana, thanks to a busy legislative session addressing those issues.

The Latest: Pence tweets response to Cuba's Raul Castro

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 19th - 9:34pm

The Latest on Raul Castro's handover of Cuba's presidency (all times local):

Rudy Giuliani to join Trump legal team in Russia probe

Chad Day, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 19th - 8:28pm

Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani, an outspoken supporter of Donald Trump since the early days of his campaign, is joining the team of lawyers representing the president in the special counsel's Russia investigation.

Loyalty to Trump key focus of Virginia GOP Senate debate

Alan Suderman, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 19th - 7:49pm

Virginia Republicans hoping to upset Hillary Clinton's former running mate in a U.S. Senate race heaped praise on President Donald Trump at a debate Thursday while arguing over who would be more loyal to the president if elected.

2 charged with forging signatures on Medicaid expansion ballot petition

Pat Reavy, KSL  |  Posted   Apr 19th - 1:42pm

Two men accused of forging signatures to get Medicaid expansion on the November ballot have been charged.

UTA president to leave agency after new legislation eliminates position

Jacob Klopfenstein,  |  Posted   Apr 18th - 9:45pm

The Utah Transit Authority board has voted to terminate President and CEO Jerry Benson because new legislation eliminates his position.

Utah lawmakers override Herbert's vetoes of bills expanding legislative power

Dennis Romboy, KSL  |  Posted   Apr 18th - 7:00pm

Utah lawmakers one-upped Gov. Gary Herbert on Wednesday in the ongoing power struggle between the state's legislative and executive branches.

Utah GOP asks for full appellate court review of SB54 ruling

Dennis Romboy, KSL  |  Posted   Apr 18th - 6:30pm

Republicans want the entire 10th Circuit Court of Appeals to review a three-judge panel's decision last month upholding Utah's controversial election law that gives candidates an alternative path to the primary election ballot.

Billionaire backs Feinstein challenger in US Senate race

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 18th - 4:03pm

California billionaire Tom Steyer endorsed state Sen. Kevin de Leon on Wednesday in his uphill challenge to U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein.

Excavator blamed for island-wide blackout in Puerto Rico

Danica Coto, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 18th - 3:33pm

An island-wide blackout hit Puerto Rico on Wednesday after an excavator accidentally downed a transmission line, officials said, as the U.S. territory struggles to repair an increasingly unstable power grid nearly seven months after Hurricane Maria.

Nephew of Mitt Romney fails to make Colorado primary ballot

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 20th - 1:03pm

Businessman Doug Robinson, a nephew of former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney, failed to qualify for Colorado's Republican gubernatorial primary ballot, a state official announced Friday.

Friend's death at Trump resort odd irony in Ohio Senate race

Julie Carr Smyth, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 20th - 9:58am

As he campaigns for U.S. Senate in Ohio, Republican Mike Gibbons has never thought to draw attention to the tragic coincidence that forever links him to Donald Trump.

Democratic Party sues Russia, Trump campaign and Wikileaks, claiming conspiracy to help Trump win 2016 election

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 20th - 9:30am

Democratic Party sues Russia, Trump campaign and Wikileaks, claiming conspiracy to help Trump win 2016 election.

Attorney general hopeful hires man convicted in fraud case

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 19th - 2:01pm

Campaign finance paperwork shows that the Democratic nominee for Illinois attorney general has hired a former employee of imprisoned ex-Gov. Rod Blagojevich who pleaded guilty in a fraud case.

Judge: Kansas secretary of state in contempt in voting case

Margaret Stafford, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 18th - 7:11pm

Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach violated a court order that required his office to inform certain people that they were eligible to cast a ballot while a lawsuit challenging a state law requiring proof of U.S. citizenship worked its way through the courts, a federal judge ruled Wednesday.

Federal judge finds Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach violated court order, holds him in contempt

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 18th - 3:24pm

Federal judge finds Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach violated court order, holds him in contempt.