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Armani rejects overdone emotion, Ferragamo favors color

Colleen Barry, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 25th - 11:16am

Fashion and politics clashed Saturday in Milan's main squares and runways, as protesters rallied ahead of Italy's divisive national election and designers at Milan Fashion Week showed off their own visions of what the future should look like.

Bill inspired by elected official's struggle with dementia now in governor's hands

Katie McKellar, KSL  |  Posted   Feb 25th - 8:32am

A bill inspired by the controversy that swirled around former Salt Lake County Recorder Gary Ott received official approval from the Utah Legislature on Friday. It needs one more signature, from Gov. Gary Herbert, before it can become law.

Revised transportation task force bill would hike state sales tax to 4.85%

Lisa Riley Roche, KSL  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 10:25pm

A sweeping transportation bill that overhauls how UTA is managed now would raise the state sales tax by 0.15 percent starting in 2019 to raise $80 million annually for mass transit projects.

Trump says arming teachers in schools 'Up to States'

Darlene Superville, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 9:51pm

President Donald Trump appeared Saturday to begin refining his proposals for combatting school violence, tweeting that arming teachers as a deterrent against such often deadly violence — an idea he championed in recent days — is "Up to States."

California Democrats fail to narrow crowded US House races

Kathleen Ronayne, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 9:07pm

California Democrats struggled to narrow the field Saturday in several U.S. House races critical to the party's hope of taking back Congress in the midterm elections.

Congress releases redacted, declassified Democratic memo

Mary Clare Jalonick and Chad Day, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 8:29pm

Two weeks after President Donald Trump blocked the full release of a classified Democratic memo, the House intelligence committee published a redacted version of the document that aims to counter a narrative that Republicans on the committee have promoted for months — that the FBI and Justice Department conspired against Trump as they investigated his ties to Russia.

The Latest: No California Democratic Party nod in key race

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 8:19pm

The Latest on the California Democratic Party's convention (all times local):

Senate calls for more action on postpartum depression and anxiety

Ben Lockhart, KSL  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 7:09pm

A resolution which identifies postpartum depression and anxiety as "a serious statewide public health issue" was approved Friday by the Senate in a unanimous vote.

Salt Lake residents sound off on northwest quadrant development

Wendy Leonard, KSL  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 6:01pm

Salt Lake City residents on the west side expressed concerns to lawmakers about proposed development in the city's northwest quadrant.

UN unanimously demands a 30-day cease-fire across Syria

Edith M. Lederer, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 3:14pm

The U.N. Security Council unanimously approved a resolution Saturday demanding a 30-day cease-fire across Syria "without delay" to deliver humanitarian aid to millions and evacuate the critically ill and wounded.

5 techy things in the Utah Legislature

Liesl Nielsen, KSL.com  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 12:28pm

From self-driving cars to drones, here are five tech-centric bills on Capitol Hill.

Bill creating process for transgender Utahns to legally change their gender fails

Lisa Riley Roche, KSL  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 11:02am

A bill intended to make it clear how transgender people could legally change their gender through the courts failed in the Senate on Friday after a lengthy and sometimes emotional debate.

Indictment of Missouri governor could have political ripples

David A. Lieb, Jim Salter and Blake Nelson, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 7:54am

It didn't take long after Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens was indicted for alleged invasion of privacy for Missouri Democrats to tie him to Attorney General Josh Hawley, the presumed GOP front runner in Missouri's hotly contested U.S. Senate race.

Washington Lawmakers approve legislative records exemption

Rachel By Corte, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 10:08pm

The Washington Legislature has overwhelmingly approved legislation meant to circumvent a recent court ruling that found state lawmakers were fully subject to the state's public disclosure laws.

Utah Senate leaders say it's time to talk about gun control, school safety

Lisa Riley Roche  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 9:10pm

Senate President Wayne Niederhauser, R-Sandy, said Friday he believes it's time for Utah lawmakers to look at gun control in the context of school safety following last week's deadly mass shooting at a Florida high school.

Quiz: Can you spot the fake news stories?

Jacob Klopfenstein, KSL.com  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 7:32pm

In the nine days since the tragedy at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida, conspiracy theories have begun to take route.

Utah bill would give teens fleeing polygamy more rights

Lindsay Whitehurst, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 6:29pm

Teenagers fleeing polygamous communities would get more legal protection from parents who could expose them to sexual abuse or forced marriage under a proposal approved Friday by a panel of Utah lawmakers.

Bill OK'd to increase penalty for wrong-way DUIs

Preston Cathcart, KSL  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 5:40pm

A legislative committee voted Friday in favor of a bill that would increase the penalties for driving under the influence if the individual was also driving in the wrong direction on a freeway or controlled-access highway.

Paul Ryan: 'We're going to win' despite midterm challenges

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 25th - 10:47am

House Speaker Paul Ryan says he's confident Republicans will triumph at the polls in November, while at the same time acknowledging that midterm elections are often tough for the president's party.