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Jane Fonda returns to civil disobedience for climate change

Ellen Knickmeyer, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 18th - 12:08pm

Inspired by the climate activism of a Swedish teenager, Jane Fonda said Friday that she is returning to civil disobedience nearly a half-century after she was last arrested at a protest.

Shifting explanations for withholding aid draw GOP alarm

Lisa Mascaro, Andrew Taylor and Mary Clare Jalonick, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 18th - 12:00pm

The shifting White House explanation for President Donald Trump's decision to withhold military aid from Ukraine drew alarm Friday from Republicans as the impeachment inquiry brought a new test of their alliance.

Gabbard fires back at Clinton suggestion she's Russia's pawn

Hunter Woodall, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 18th - 11:28am

It's Hillary Clinton vs. Tulsi Gabbard on the sidelines of the 2020 presidential race.

With Warren's rise, Biden faces Dems' anxiety about 2020 bid

Bill Barrow, Steve Peoples and Brian Slodysko, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 18th - 8:34am

Joe Biden is confronting growing anxiety among would-be allies in the Democratic establishment about his ability to win the presidential nomination following underwhelming debate performances, lagging fundraising and withering attacks from rivals in his own party and from President Donald Trump .

Kentucky governor highlights national issues in campaign

Bruce Schreiner, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 18th - 7:54am

In a state where the president's popularity surpasses his own, Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin launched into an impassioned defense of Donald Trump while standing near a placard displaying one word: Impeachment.

Attorney tied to controversial case to host Buttigieg event

Brian Slodysko and Errin Haines, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 18th - 7:31am

Democratic White House hopeful Pete Buttigieg is scheduled to attend a Chicago fundraiser co-hosted by a former city attorney who tried to block the release of video depicting the police shooting death of Laquan McDonald .

Senate panel advances David Barlow for federal judgeship

Dennis Romboy, KSL  |  Posted Oct 17th - 9:43pm

The Senate Judiciary Committee advanced the nomination of David B. Barlow as a federal judge in Utah to the full Senate on Thursday.

China's economic slowdown deepens, weighing on global growth

Joe McDonald, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 17th - 8:13pm

China's economic growth sank to a new multi-decade low in the latest quarter as a trade war with the U.S. deepened a slump that is weighing on the global economy.

Dabakis lobs ‘anti-endorsement’ against Salt Lake mayoral candidate over past land deal

Katie McKellar, KSL  |  Posted Oct 17th - 5:07pm

Former state Sen. Jim Dabakis, the top vote getter of the Salt Lake City mayoral candidates who failed to advance through the primary, weighed in on the race.

White House: Ukraine aid held up in part over election probe

Lisa Mascaro and Mary Clare Jalonick, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 17th - 4:50pm

The White House acknowledged Thursday that President Donald Trump's decision to hold up military aid to Ukraine was linked to his demand that Kyiv investigate the Democratic National Committee and the 2016 U.S. presidential campaign.

Poll: McAdams’ favorability higher than Utah’s other congressmen

Lisa Riley Roche, KSL  |  Posted Oct 17th - 2:58pm

Utah’s only Democrat in Congress, Rep. Ben McAdams, rated higher among voters than the state’s three other U.S. House members, according to a new UtahPolicy.com poll.

About that photo: Trump, Pelosi clash amid impeachment

Laurie Kellman and Lisa Mascaro, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 17th - 12:22pm

President Donald Trump tweeted it as evidence of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's weakness. Pelosi raised it as a banner of strength.

US picks Trump resort for G-7; critics call choice 'brazen'

Kevin Freking and Bernard Condon, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 17th - 10:44am

President Donald Trump's suggestion that his Miami golf resort host next year's Group of Seven summit became a reality Thursday, sparking an outcry from critics who called it the most blatant example yet of him using the power of his office to boost his business empire.

Utah legislative proposals seek to snuff out youth vaping, focus on sales to teens

Annie Knox, KSL  |  Posted Oct 17th - 9:04am

If it calls itself a vape shop, it’s a vape shop.

Utah legislature gears up for ‘interesting conversation’ on conversion therapy

Gretel Kauffman, KSL  |  Posted Oct 17th - 8:21am

A proposed rule that would effectively ban conversion therapy — crafted at the request of the governor and opposed by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints — has set the stage for an “interesting conversation” on Capitol Hill, the speaker of the Utah House of Representatives said Wednesday.

Klobuchar raised $1.1M for presidential campaign post-debate

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 17th - 6:23am

Sen. Amy Klobuchar says she raised $1.1 million for her 2020 presidential campaign in the 24 hours following this week's Democratic debate.

Conservative group calls Mitt Romney a ‘Democrat secret asset’ in TV ad

Dennis Romboy, KSL  |  Posted Oct 16th - 9:22pm

Last week, Romney reiterated earlier his earlier comments that it was wrong for Trump to ask Ukraine and China to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden, the front-runner for the Democratic presidential nomination.

Activists assemble against construction ahead of Utah Inland Port Authority’s first meeting in months

Katie McKellar, KSL  |  Posted Oct 16th - 7:11pm

The group Stop the Polluting Port held another press conference to demand a halt to development of about 16,000 acres west of the airport.

President Trump plans election eve rally in Kentucky

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 18th - 4:00pm

President Donald Trump's campaign says the president will headline a Kentucky rally on Nov. 4 — the day before the state's voters decide whether to give Trump ally Matt Bevin another term as governor.