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Utah attorney general kicks off a cultural celebration of Latinos at the Capitol

Preston Cathcart, KSL  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 9:44pm

Attorney General Sean Reyes kicked off a cultural celebration of Latinos at the Capitol. He gave the audience a few words about Utahn Latino identity which was followed by a various assortment of dances and music from across Latin America.

Grand jury indicts Missouri governor who admitted affair

Jim Salter, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 9:16pm

A St. Louis grand jury on Thursday indicted Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens on a felony invasion of privacy charge for allegedly taking a compromising photo of a woman with whom he had an affair in 2015. The Republican governor responded that he made a mistake but committed no crime.

The Latest: Greitens legal team seeks indictment dismissal

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 9:00pm

The Latest on a grand jury indictment of Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens (all times local):

Trump says raise age for buying assault rifles, defying NRA

Jill Colvin and Matthew Daly, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 8:00pm

The nation should keep assault rifles out of the hands of anyone under 21, President Donald Trump declared Thursday, defying his loyal supporters in the National Rifle Association amid America's public reckoning over gun violence. He also pushed hard for arming security guards and many teachers in U.S. schools.

Sen. Mike Lee opposes AR-15 ban, says hard to distinguish from hunting rifles

Lisa Riley Roche, KSL  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 7:33pm

During his annual address to state lawmakers, Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, was asked about banning AR-15 rifles in the wake of last week's Florida school shooting that left 17 dead and sparked new debate about gun control.

Ex-staffer regrets racy photos sent to congressional hopeful

Bob Christie, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 6:42pm

A former aide to Arizona Senate Republicans expressed regret Thursday that she sent pictures of herself in "various states of undress" to an ex-state senator now running for the U.S. House seat of a disgraced congressman.

GOP congressmen challenge new Pennsylvania district map

Mark Scolforo, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 5:19pm

Pennsylvania's highest court overstepped its authority in drawing new congressional district lines and did not give state lawmakers enough time to produce a map of their own, eight Republican congressmen said in a lawsuit filed Thursday.

Dems see big Texas turnout early for first primary of 2018

Paul J. Weber, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 5:06pm

Democrats in Texas are early voting in large numbers ahead of the first primary elections before the 2018 midterms, stoking party optimism that backlash to President Donald Trump won't escape the biggest conservative state in the country.

The Latest: Lawsuit over congressional map called baseless

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 5:06pm

The Latest on Republican challenges to Pennsylvania's congressional map (all times local):

Closing arguments in ex-Cuomo aide trial could be next week

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 4:36pm

Jurors in the bribery trial of a former top aide to Democratic New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (KWOH'-moh) may begin deliberations as early as next week.

Bill banning ticket quotas passes; public breastfeeding bill advances

KSL.com  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 2:32pm

The Utah Senate passed a bill banning law enforcement ticket quotas, a bill that will allow mothers to breastfeed in public advanced and lawmakers have an additional $581 million in revenue

Utah lawmakers now have $581M in additional revenues

Lisa Riley Roche,dennis Romboy  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 2:12pm

Lawmakers now have a total of $581 million in additional revenues to spend this session — and that's not counting the $80 million windfall expected as a result of federal tax changes.

Utah senator day drinks before presenting bill to delay state's new .05 percent DUI law

Dennis Romboy, KSL  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 2:10pm

Sen. Jim Dabakis had two mimosas after breakfast and tested his blood alcohol content Thursday before presenting a bill at the Capitol proposing to delay Utah's .05 percent DUI law.

Utah House votes to restrict noncompete contracts in broadcast media

Dennis Romboy, KSL  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 2:02pm

The House overwhelmingly passed a bill Wednesday that would restrict the use of noncompete contracts in the broadcasting industry in Utah.

Bill allowing mothers to breastfeed in public passes in Utah House

Dennis Romboy, KSL  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 1:59pm

Nursing mothers would be free to breastfeed their babies in public places under a bill the Utah House passed Wednesday.

Utah lawmakers advance resolution calling on attorney general to directly sue opioid manufacturers

Ben Lockhart, KSL  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 1:56pm

State lawmakers Wednesday advanced a resolution urging the Utah attorney general to sue opioid manufacturers "to hold them accountable for the destruction and devastation they have inflicted upon the citizens of the state."

Missouri Gov. Greitens says he made mistake but "did not commit a crime"; attacks prosecutor as "reckless liberal"

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 5:19pm

Missouri Gov. Greitens says he made mistake but "did not commit a crime"; attacks prosecutor as "reckless liberal"

Attorney for Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens says felony charges are "baseless" and Greitens is "absolutely innocent"

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 3:52pm

Attorney for Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens says felony charges are "baseless" and Greitens is "absolutely innocent"

Grand jury indicts Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens on felony invasion of privacy charges stemming from an affair in 2015

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 3:20pm

Grand jury indicts Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens on felony invasion of privacy charges stemming from an affair in 2015.