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2018 midterms: An early heat for 2020 Democrats?

Bill Barrow, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 20th - 10:48am

Look closely enough at the 2018 midterm campaign and you'll see the stirrings of a Democratic scramble to reclaim the White House from President Donald Trump.

Quiz: Can you spot the fake news stories?

Jacob Klopfenstein, KSL.com  |  Posted   May 19th - 9:26pm

Do you have what it takes to spot the real headlines amid the fake ones? Take our quiz to find out!

McCaskill defends CIA vote, says reasons are classified

Steve Peoples, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 19th - 9:21pm

Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill of Missouri on Saturday defended her vote against President Donald Trump's pick for CIA director but said the specific reasons were classified.

Utah teens convince lawmakers to recognize climate change

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 19th - 4:31pm

A group of Utah teenagers has convinced state lawmakers to adopt a resolution that recognizes the consequences of climate change and encourages the reduction of emissions.

Lee introduces wilderness biking bill

Amy Joi O'Donoghue, KSL  |  Posted   May 19th - 10:26am

Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, wants to give managers of wilderness the chance to allow nonmotorized biking. The managers would be given two years to decide if routes should be opened, or affirmatively close them. Managers could also decide special limits.

Utah mayor taking leave of absence for cancer treatment

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 18th - 7:32pm

The North Logan mayor is taking a leave of absence to undergo cancer treatment.

Utah lawmaker wants to raise legal marriage age to 18

Lindsay Whitehurst, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 18th - 5:15pm

A push against underage marriage in the U.S. is coming to Utah, where a lawmaker wants to raise the legal marriage age to 18 to prevent girls from being pressured into the unions associated with higher poverty and lower education rates.

Talks stall between Utah governor, Salt Lake mayor on inland port

Amy Joi O'Donoghue, KSL  |  Posted   May 18th - 4:12pm

Negotiations among Salt Lake City Mayor Jackie Biskupski, Gov. Gary Herbert and legislative leadership have reached a standstill over provisions for a new inland port authority to govern development decisions for the city's northwest quadrant.

AP Exclusive: Judge in Stanford rape case fights recall

Paul Elias, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 18th - 11:18am

Judge Aaron Persky says he has no regrets.

State takes input from public on large-scale Medicaid expansion requested by lawmakers

Ben Lockhart, KSL  |  Posted   May 18th - 8:22am

State health officials heard public input Thursday on their efforts to make a request of the federal government to expand Medicaid coverage to tens of thousands more Utahns.

Democrats get giddy about a perennial target: Arizona

Nicholas Riccardi and Bob Christie, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 18th - 12:42am

Shortly before the raffle for a handgun, top Arizona Republicans gave a warning to the crowd gathered at a conservative group's meeting in a retirement community at the edge of Phoenix's sprawl: The Democrats are coming.

Georgia GOP candidates stay focused on guns, immigration

Ben Nadler, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 17th - 9:16pm

With just five days to go before Georgia's primary, the five Republican candidates for governor hardly mentioned topics like education and job creation during a debate Thursday night. It was all about guns and immigration.

Running mate takes place of deceased gubernatorial candidate

Brian Witte and David McFadden, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 17th - 4:08pm

The running mate of a Maryland gubernatorial candidate who died suddenly last week announced shortly before a Thursday deadline that she will run for governor in his place.

Senate confirms Gina Haspel as 1st female CIA director

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 17th - 2:16pm

Senate confirms Gina Haspel as 1st female CIA director despite questions about her role in harsh interrogation program.

North Dakota politician accused in peeping incident ends run

James MacPherson, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 20th - 4:47pm

A North Dakota politician accused in a peeping incident at a college campus says he is dropping out of the race for secretary of state.

In Pennsylvania, Rep. Barletta faces skeptics in Senate race

Marc Levy, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 19th - 6:39am

Long before he got into politics, Lou Barletta was an aspiring professional baseball player who, he says, flunked a tryout with Major League Baseball's Cincinnati Reds because he couldn't hit a curveball.

Heller's son paid $52K by campaign for social media work

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 18th - 3:33pm

U.S. Sen. Dean Heller's campaign paid the Nevada Republican's son at least $52,500 over the past two years, according to a review of campaign finance records by the Reno Gazette Journal.

The Latest: Embattled lawmaker faces discipline for language

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 17th - 10:19pm

The Latest on sexual misconduct allegations against a California lawmaker (all times local):

California #MeToo leader cleared of groping allegations

Kathleen Ronayne, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 17th - 5:51pm

Outside investigators on Thursday cleared a California assemblywoman who was once at the forefront of the state's #MeToo movement of allegations that she groped a male staff member in 2014.