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'A true friend': Salt Lake County Councilman Sam Granato dies at 67

Annie Knox  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 10:34pm

Salt Lake County Councilman Sam Granato has died following a battle with cancer, his family said Wednesday. He was 67.

Nation's nastiest GOP primary playing out in Pence's Indiana

Brian Slodysko, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 10:34pm

For a glimpse of red-state politics in the era of Donald Trump, look no further than Vice President Mike Pence's home state of Indiana, where a grueling Republican Senate race has been dubbed the nation's nastiest primary.

Brazil debates da Silva jailing impact on presidential race

Peter Prengaman, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 10:02pm

With former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva behind bars, the people of Latin America's largest nation are pondering how October's presidential election will be affected by the jailing of the poll front-runner.

Lieutenant governor: AG's Flint probe 'gross abuse of power'

David Eggert, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 8:57pm

Michigan Lt. Gov. Brian Calley on Wednesday escalated his criticism of state Attorney General Bill Schuette's prosecution of top state officials for the Flint water crisis, calling it a "gross abuse of power" intended to aid Schuette's run for governor.

Arizona's only black legislators chastised after race talk

Bob Christie, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 8:57pm

The only two black members of the Arizona Legislature were formally chastised for speaking out against a Republican lawmaker's published column, which included a racial slur and they say derided black activists while attempting to discredit leaders of a teacher group protesting for better pay.

Trump and Kanye West trade Twitter love

Jonathan Lemire, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 7:32pm

Trump-West 2020?

Macron resists Trump's 'America first' in speech to Congress

Josh Lederman and Lisa Mascaro, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 6:51pm

French President Emmanuel Macron drew sharp contrasts with President Donald Trump's worldview Wednesday, laying out a firm vision of global leadership that rejects "the illusion of nationalism" in a candid counterweight to Trump's appeals to put "America first."

Herbert signs 8 bills for suicide prevention in Utah

Carter Williams,  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 6:45pm

Gov. Gary Herbert signed eight suicide prevention bills into law at a ceremony Tuesday afternoon.

The Latest: Federal court sides with Florida in voting case

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 6:33pm

The Latest on restoring voting rights to felons after they leave prison in Florida (all times local):

Idaho governor candidates off distinct options to voters

Kimberlee Kruesi, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 12:53pm

Idaho's open gubernatorial seat is shaping up to become one of the most competitive races in a state better known for its wide margins of victory when vying for a top elected office.

GOP unsettled by narrow win in US House race in Arizona

Bob Christie and Anita Snow, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 12:49pm

It took a big money push from the Republican Party, tweets by the president and the support of the state's current and former governors, but the GOP held onto an Arizona U.S. House seat they would have never considered endangered in any other year.

Hatch, Lee say Mueller legislation unconstitutional

Dennis Romboy, KSL  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 11:57am

Utah's two Republican senators oppose legislation that would prevent President Donald Trump from firing Robert Mueller but say the special counsel must be allowed to finish his investigation into Russia's election meddling.

The Latest: Democrat concedes in Arizona special election

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 10:55am

The Latest on Arizona's 8th Congressional District special election (all times local):

Curtis-Herrod re-match in 3rd District not making same headlines as Romney's Senate race

Lisa Riley Roche, KSL  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 7:04am

Mitt Romney may be making national headlines for being forced into a primary in the U.S. Senate race, but the re-match between Rep. John Curtis and former state lawmaker Chris Herrod isn't attracting much attention.

Colorado congressman sues to get onto GOP primary ballot

Nicholas Riccardi, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 5:52pm

Rep. Doug Lamborn filed a federal lawsuit on Wednesday in a last-ditch bid to get his name back on the GOP primary ballot after the Colorado Supreme Court ruled he must be kicked off it because his campaign did not gather petitions correctly.

Ohio governor's race feud grows over Kucinich's Syria work

Julie Carr Smyth, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 4:12pm

Accusations escalated Wednesday in Ohio's Democratic primary for governor over former U.S. Rep. Dennis Kucinich's work with an organization sympathetic to the government of Syrian President Bashar Assad.

The Latest: Peace activist behind Kucinich fee met Hamas

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 3:32pm

The Latest on former U.S. Rep. and governor candidate Dennis Kucinich's work with an organization sympathetic to the government of Syrian President Bashar Assad (all times local):

Ex-Rhode Island governor considers run for old Senate seat

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 1:53pm

Former Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chafee says he's considering running for his old seat in the U.S. Senate.

Texas governor wants Farenthold to pay for special election

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 1:30pm

Republican Texas Gov. Greg Abbott is asking a former congressman from his own party who resigned following sexual harassment allegations to pay for the special election to replace him.