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Both parties say abortion bans give Dems a political weapon

Alan Fram, Associated Press  |  Posted May 25th - 7:53am

A flood of laws banning abortions in Republican-run states has handed Democrats a political weapon heading into next year's elections, helping them paint the GOP as extreme and court centrist voters who could decide congressional races in swing states, members of both parties say.

2020 Dem primary calendar may boost Hispanic voter clout

Will Weissert, Associated Press  |  Posted May 24th - 10:24pm

How to pronounce Beto O'Rourke's first name — "Is it BET-oh or BAY-toe?" — is debated nearly everywhere the 2020 Democratic presidential hopeful goes in Iowa. But Rich Salas doesn't hesitate.

Governing officials, people struggling with poverty meet to discuss the affordable housing crisis

Cara MacDonald, KSL.com  |  Posted May 24th - 4:39pm

An event held by Circle Salt Lake brought a panelist of individuals struggling with poverty and homelessness before community leaders and governing officials to discuss Utah’s affordable housing crisis on Thursday evening.

Mayor, US Senate hopeful cited for leaving accident scene

Matt Volz, Associated Press  |  Posted May 24th - 2:44pm

Helena mayor and Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Wilmot Collins has been ticketed for leaving the scene of an accident after a driver reported a hit-and-run near downtown Helena earlier this week, police said Friday.

The Latest: Navajo leaders mourn death of state senator

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 24th - 2:33pm

The Latest on the death of Navajo Code Talker and state Sen. John Pinto (all times local):

Online video of GOP House candidate may target super PACs

Emery P. Dalesio, Associated Press  |  Posted May 24th - 2:15pm

In a sign that rich flows of untraceable money are expected to influence the election for a North Carolina congressional seat left vacant after earlier allegations of ballot fraud, a cleanly produced video of the Republican candidate has been posted online for use by supportive outside groups.

WWII Code Talker and longtime NM lawmaker dies at 94

Morgan Lee and Mary Hudetz, Associated Press  |  Posted May 24th - 1:59pm

John Pinto, a Navajo Code Talker in World War II who became one of the nation's longest serving Native American elected officials as a New Mexico state senator, has died. He was 94.

Inslee says he's hit donor threshold for presidential debate

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 24th - 1:35pm

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee says he's hit a fundraising threshold to qualify for the Democratic presidential debates slated to begin next month.

Utah judge who criticized Trump online and in court suspended

Dennis Romboy, KSL  |  Posted May 24th - 11:30am

The Utah Supreme Court has suspended a city judge for making "shirty and politically charged" comments from the bench and posting "indelicate" criticism online about President Donald Trump.

Where and what are Utah’s public lands?

Cara MacDonald, KSL.com  |  Posted May 23rd - 7:33pm

Contrary to popular belief, “public lands” doesn’t only refer to national monuments.

Lawsuit against Utah medical marijuana law moved to federal court

Dennis Romboy, KSL  |  Posted May 23rd - 5:13pm

A legal challenge to the medical marijuana compromise bill that Utah lawmakers passed last year will now take place in federal court.

Tax reform can get done in special session, but must include tax cut, Utah governor says

Lisa Riley Roche  |  Posted May 23rd - 1:46pm

"I believe it's important that we get it right than get it quick," the governor said during the taping of his monthly news conference.

Sen. Mike Lee says impeaching Trump would be 'huge mistake' for Democrats

Dennis Romboy, KSL  |  Posted May 23rd - 12:47pm

With Democrats ramping up talk of impeaching President Donald Trump, Utah Sen. Mike Lee says it would be a "huge mistake" for the House go down that path.

North Carolina Democrat in House race not for impeachment

Emery P. Dalesio, Associated Press  |  Posted May 23rd - 11:49am

The Democrat running for a still-vacant U.S. House election he seemed to lose last year before signs of ballot fraud were unearthed says he doesn't favor impeachment hearings confronting President Donald Trump and believes the Iraq War wasn't justified.

Rivals for Kentucky governor both have work to do

Bruce Schreiner, Associated Press  |  Posted May 23rd - 10:26am

The winning candidates for Kentucky governor drew just a fraction of the state's voters in party primaries this week, a signal that both have lots of work to do in what will likely be a brutal general election campaign.

Governor survives nearly fatal blow over blackface scandal

Ben Finley and Alan Suderman, Associated Press  |  Posted May 22nd - 11:14pm

The mystery of whether Gov. Ralph Northam was in the racist yearbook photo that upended Virginia politics may never be solved, but one thing is clear: The governor has survived what many initially thought was a fatal blow and has managed to return to something resembling normal.

Bernie Sanders holds first home state rally of 2020 campaign

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 25th - 7:16am

Presidential hopeful Sen. Bernie Sanders is holding his first home state rally of his 2020 campaign.

Online video of GOP House candidate may target super PACs

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 24th - 2:35pm

In the special election for a North Carolina congressional seat left vacant following allegations of ballot fraud, a polished, silent video of the Republican candidate has appeared online.

Presidential hopeful John Delaney seeks carbon emissions fee

Juana Summers, Associated Press  |  Posted May 23rd - 11:03am

Democratic presidential candidate John Delaney is the latest 2020 contender to introduce a climate change plan, and he's proposing a fee on carbon emissions that he says aims to reduce them by 90% by midcentury.