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Lawmakers: Delay in federal monitor for UTA underscores need for agency overhaul

Lisa Riley Roche, KSL  |  Posted   Mar 19th - 8:59am

Not having a federal monitor in place to oversee the Utah Transit Authority nearly a year after a deadline set in a nonprosecution deal underscores the need for the major changes just made to the agency, lawmakers said Friday.

Sen. Heitkamp: Democratic party far from dead in red states

James MacPherson, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 17th - 4:28pm

U.S. Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, who is facing a tough re-election fight as the only Democratic statewide officeholder in North Dakota, expressed optimism Saturday for the future of her party in conservative-leaning states such as her own.

Xi reappointed as China's president with no term limits

Christopher Bodeen, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 17th - 7:41am

China's rubber-stamp legislature on Saturday unanimously approved the reappointment of Xi Jinping as president with no limit on the number of terms he can serve.

Utah governor signs controversial inland port bill, plans special session to make fixes

Katie McKellar, KSL  |  Posted   Mar 16th - 10:29pm

Despite calls from Salt Lake City leaders, residents and some county officials to veto the controversial bill establishing an inland port authority in the city's northwest quadrant, Gov. Gary Herbert on Friday signed the bill.

Michael Flynn campaigns in 1st appearance since guilty plea

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 16th - 9:38pm

Disgraced former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn campaigned for a Republican congressional candidate in California Friday in his first public appearance since pleading guilty to lying to the FBI.

Quiz: Can you spot the fake news stories?

Jacob Klopfenstein,  |  Posted   Mar 16th - 8:04pm

Do you have what it takes to spot the real news headlines amid the fake ones? Take’s weekly fake news quiz to find out.

Utah governor signs law legalizing 'free-range parenting'

Lindsay Whitehurst, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 16th - 4:44pm

So-called free-range parenting will soon be the law of the land in Utah after the governor signed what appears to be the country's first measure to formally legalize allowing kids to do things on their own to foster self-sufficiency.

Fired top diplomat Tillerson says he's praying for America

Matthew Lee, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 16th - 12:54pm

Fired top diplomat Rex Tillerson says he's praying for America.

Wyoming guns in church bill signed by governor

Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 16th - 11:02am

Gov. Matt Mead has signed into law a measure allowing people to carry concealed weapons into churches and other houses of worship in Wyoming.

Utah governor gets Scouting for Food drive started

Preston Cathcart, KSL  |  Posted   Mar 16th - 10:48am

Utahns can leave on their doorsteps bags or boxes filled with nonperishable food items by 9 a.m. Saturday, and Boy Scouts assisted by the National Guard across the state will pick them up.

Feral cats make Western Governor's list of invasive species

Dan Elliott, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 16th - 10:34am

Western U.S. governors have compiled their first region-wide list of the worst invasive species for their states.

Flake eyes 2020 primary challenge to stop Trump

Steve Peoples, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 16th - 8:38am

Jeff Flake has a direct message for the Republicans of New Hampshire: Someone needs to stop Donald Trump. And Flake, a Republican senator from Arizona, may stand up against the Republican president in 2020 — either as a Republican or an independent — if no one else does.

Democrats seek balance between base's demands, election wins

Bill Barrow, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 16th - 8:16am

Pennsylvania's Conor Lamb and Alabama Sen. Doug Jones, the new miracle men of the Democratic Party, offer a clear model for how to run in Republican territory: Focus on economics, not guns, immigration or President Donald Trump.

Utah schools to see record $74M in trust land funding

Marjorie Cortez, KSL  |  Posted   Mar 15th - 9:25pm

As Utah officials prepare to disburse $74.5 million in investment earnings to Utah schools, legislation recently passed by the Utah Legislature moves oversight of the state schoolchildren's trust out from under the State School Board.

Salt Lake City residents visit governor's office to urge veto of inland port bill

Katie McKellar, KSL  |  Posted   Mar 15th - 8:04pm

Marlene Jennings, who lives on Salt Lake City's west side, campaigned for Gov. Gary Herbert in 2016, but Thursday, she took her campaign shirt back to the governor's office to send a message.

Donald Trump Jr., wife headed for divorce after 12 years

Jonathan Lemire and Larry Neumeister, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 15th - 7:08pm

Donald Trump Jr.'s wife took legal steps on Thursday to formally end their 12-year marriage, and the couple issued a statement saying they're going their separate ways but "will always have tremendous respect for each other and our families."

Pawlenty files campaign committee for Minnesota governor run

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 19th - 1:04pm

Former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty has formed a campaign committee to run for his old job.

Lamb, Saccone in line for primary contests in new districts

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 16th - 3:04pm

Democrat Conor Lamb and Republican Rick Saccone each could see a primary contest in new congressional districts after they battled for an existing district in southwestern Pennsylvania.

Texas accuses more schools of 'unlawful electioneering'

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 16th - 9:58am

Republican Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton has ordered two more school districts to stop "unlawful electioneering activities," accusing them of using state funds to endorse a political candidate.