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Bright lights, big stakes for Democrats in Nevada

Steve Peoples, Michelle L. Price and Jonathan J. Cooper, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 21st - 2:58pm

Just past the roulette wheel and slot machines, the smoky bars and blinking lights, Nevada Democrats are preparing to weigh in on their party's presidential nomination fight.

Trump rallies Nevada GOP ahead of state's Dem caucuses

Zeke Miller, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 21st - 2:28pm

President Donald Trump rallied supporters in the battleground state of Nevada on the eve of the state's caucuses, looking to exploit Democratic divisions as he focuses on his reelection fight.

Bloomberg says 3 women can be released from NDAs

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 21st - 2:14pm

Democratic presidential candidate Mike Bloomberg said Friday that he's willing to release at least three women from nondisclosure agreements that prevented them from speaking publicly about sexual harassment or discrimination suits filed against him over the last three decades.

Looking to Nevada, will Dems avoid mistakes of Iowa?

Christina A. Cassidy and Stephen Ohlemacher, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 21st - 1:21pm

Nevada Democrats are hoping to avoid a repeat of the chaos that ensnared the Iowa caucuses, as voters gather across the Silver State on Saturday to make their presidential preferences known. Iowa's process cratered this month following a rushed effort by state Democrats to deploy a mobile app for caucus volunteers to report results. Democrats in Nevada were going to use the same app developer as Iowa did, but quickly sidelined those plans. They will still be relying to some extent on technology to assist in counting and reporting results, though, and like Iowa, they will have paper backups.

Democrats avoid immigration specifics ahead of Nevada vote

Nicholas Riccardi, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 21st - 1:20pm

As a diverse crowd filled a college student union this week, they swapped stories of seeking refuge in the U.S. or living in households that were a mix of U.S. citizens and people in the country illegally. They hoped to share their experiences with presidential candidates seeking support ahead of Saturday's Nevada caucuses.

Trump and first lady to tour Taj Mahal during India visit

Jill Colvin, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 21st - 1:16pm

President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump will tour the Taj Mahal when they visit India next week in a trip tailor-made for a president who loves grandeur and adoring crowds.

Despite strong start, Buttigieg seeks $13 million for Mar. 3

Thomas Beaumont, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 21st - 11:13am

Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg says he needs to raise $13 million to stay competitive through the 14-state Super Tuesday contests on March 3, despite strong finishes in the Iowa caucuses and New Hampshire primary.

Romney-Bloomberg ticket would heal divided America, author says

Curt Gresseth, KSL Newsradio  |  Posted Feb 21st - 10:27am

Should Utah Sen. Mitt Romney attempt another shot at the White House — but this time on the independent ticket, with former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg as his running mate?

Utah Inland Port protesters say compromise bill still ‘terrible,’ a giveaway to developers

Katie McKellar, KSL  |  Posted Feb 21st - 7:41am

Utah and Salt Lake City leaders are standing by the compromise bill as one that seeks to balance city and state powers — and one that only solidifies developer rights that city leaders already approved two years ago.

AP-NORC Poll: Democrats feel mixed about nomination process

Emily Swanson and Aamer Madhani, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 21st - 6:01am

Democratic voters feel generally positive about all of their top candidates running for president, but they have only moderate confidence that their party’s nomination process is fair, according to a new poll by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research.

US, Taliban truce takes effect, setting stage for peace deal

Kathy Gannon and Matthew Lee, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 21st - 4:48am

A temporary truce between the United States and the Taliban took effect on Friday, setting the stage for the two sides to sign a peace deal next week aimed at ending 18 years of war in Afghanistan and bringing U.S. troops home.

Algeria on cusp of change as protest movement marks 1 year

Lotfi Bouchouchi, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 21st - 2:08am

Algerians flooded into the streets of the capital and other cities on the 53rd straight Friday of peaceful protests, marking the first anniversary of their “smile revolution” that unseated the North African nation's long-time president.

Tech boom, suburban growth drive Nevada's Democratic shift

Scott Sonner, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 20th - 10:15pm

Twenty years ago, long before Nevada was part of the early presidential selection process, the phone typically rang unanswered at Washoe County Democratic Party headquarters in Reno during mid-term elections.

Senate panel advances bill to provide birth control to more under Medicaid

Ashley Imlay, KSL  |  Posted Feb 20th - 9:18pm

During its second chance in front of a Senate panel, a bill that would allow more Utahns to receive family planning services and birth control under Medicaid received a 4-1 favorable recommendation Tuesday.

Democrats big money pledges give way to reality of 2020 race

Brian Slodysko, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 20th - 9:10pm

Many Democratic presidential candidates launched their campaigns last year with bold pledges to reject help from super PACs and dark money groups. But as the realities of a tough primary fight sink in, those promises are fading away.

Sanders condemns any Russian influence in election

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 21st - 2:48pm

Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders is condemning any Russian efforts to interfere in the election.

Bloomberg says 3 women can be released from non-disclosure agreements related to comments they say he made

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 21st - 2:06pm

Bloomberg says 3 women can be released from non-disclosure agreements related to comments they say he made.

US-Taliban weeklong truce takes effect, setting stage for peace pact, troop withdrawals

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 21st - 12:30pm

US-Taliban weeklong truce takes effect, setting stage for peace pact, troop withdrawals.

Iran's state TV says polls have opened for a new parliament as some 7,000 candidates run for the 290-seat house

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 20th - 9:40pm

Iran's state TV says polls have opened for a new parliament as some 7,000 candidates run for the 290-seat house.