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Sen. Bernie Sanders says he's running for president in 2020

Juana Summers, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 19th - 6:12am

Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, whose insurgent 2016 presidential campaign reshaped Democratic politics, announced Tuesday that he is running for president in 2020.

The Latest: Trump campaign claims Dems embrace socialism

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 19th - 5:26am

The Latest on Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders' presidential bid (all times local):

N. Carolina elections board weighs re-doing marred election

Emery P. Dalesio, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 18th - 11:12pm

The country's last undecided congressional election was marred by falsified signatures, disappearing documents and blank ballots that were filled in by people hired by the Republican candidate, North Carolina elections officials said.

Belles of the ball: Dem freshmen courted by 2020 hopefuls

Laurie Kellman, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 18th - 10:23pm

Elizabeth Warren gave a nod to the first two Native Americans elected to Congress. Sen. Jeff Merkley got a moment on-camera with Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. And virtually all of the Democrats who would be president have reached out to freshman Rep. Joe Cunningham in early-voting South Carolina.

Protesters say 'Trump is the crisis' after national emergency declaration

Marjorie Cortez, KSL  |  Posted Feb 18th - 9:44pm

Protesters picketed on a interstate overpass Monday, holding signs that read "Trump is the crisis" after President Trump on Friday declared a national emergency on the border with Mexico.

Trump pleads with Venezuela's military to back Guaido

Zeke Miller, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 18th - 8:38pm

President Donald Trump on Monday pleaded with Venezuela's military to support opposition leader Juan Guaido and issued a dire warning if they continue to stand with President Nicolas Maduro's government.

Sen. Kamala Harris says she's no democratic socialist

Juana Summers, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 18th - 6:04pm

Democratic presidential candidate Kamala Harris said Monday she's not a democratic socialist, a not-so-veiled distinction setting her apart from New Hampshire voters' favorite 2016 primary candidate, Sen. Bernie Sanders.

Senate OKs bill to reimagine Utah school counselors' duties

Marjorie Cortez, KSL  |  Posted Feb 18th - 4:18pm

The Utah Senate gave final passage to HB81 on Friday, which directs the Utah State Board of Education to reimagine how public school counselors serve students.

Proposal would let Utah women stay on birth control in jail

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 18th - 11:02am

A proposal in the Utah Legislature would allow female jail inmates to take birth control while behind bars, though county sheriffs have raised concerns about cost of providing the medication.

Trump the pundit handicaps 2020 Democratic contenders

Zeke Miller, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 18th - 10:08am

Kamala Harris had the best campaign roll-out. Amy Klobuchar's snowy debut showed grit. Elizabeth Warren's opening campaign video was a bit odd. Take it from an unlikely armchair pundit sizing up the 2020 Democratic field: President Donald Trump.

The Latest: Suspect won't testify in US House race hearing

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 18th - 9:16am

The Latest on an evidentiary hearing outlining a ballot fraud investigation in an undeclared North Carolina congressional race for which a winner hasn't been finalized (all times local):

Bill to help abuse victims exit polygamous groups among domestic violence measures at Utah Capitol

Annie Knox, KSL  |  Posted Feb 18th - 8:01am

Several women urged a panel of Utah lawmakers on Friday to support a proposal they said would make it easier for others like them to exit polygamous communities. It is one of several measures seeking to better protect domestic violence victims.

N Carolina elections head says ballots handled illegally

Emery P. Dalesio, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 17th - 11:22pm

A Republican operative conducted an illegal and well-funded ballot-harvesting operation, North Carolina's elections director said Monday, but the first session of a days-long hearing produced scant evidence that the GOP congressional candidate he worked for knew about it or even benefited.

Border wall a complex issue for 2020 prospect Beto O'Rourke

Will Weissert, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 17th - 10:44pm

When President Donald Trump visited Beto O'Rourke's hometown to argue that walling off the southern border would make the U.S. safer, the former Democratic congressman and possible 2020 presidential hopeful was ready.

After $150M wildfire season, House panel OKs resolution urging better federal forest management

Katie McKellar, KSL  |  Posted Feb 17th - 7:05pm

After a destructive 2018 wildfire season, a House panel advanced a resolution urging the government to pursue policies allowing for better forest management.

Utah House approves bill banning abortions solely for Down syndrome diagnosis

Katie McKellar, KSL  |  Posted Feb 17th - 1:30pm

A bill that would outlaw abortions solely based on a Down syndrome diagnosis cleared the Utah House of Representatives on Friday.

White House indicates Trump to veto disapproval of emergency

Zeke Miller, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 17th - 10:10am

President Donald Trump is prepared to issue the first veto of his term if Congress votes to disapprove his declaration of a national emergency along the U.S.-Mexico border, a top White House adviser said on Sunday.

Trump 2020 campaign announces communication team

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 19th - 6:36am

President Donald Trump is staffing-up for his re-election run, naming his communications team for the 2020 campaign.

Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders announces bid for Democratic nomination for president in 2020

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 19th - 4:43am

Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders announces bid for Democratic nomination for president in 2020.