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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.

Why did Bernie Sanders single out Mike Lee at presidential debate?

Dennis Romboy, KSL  |  Posted Oct 16th - 4:12pm

Bernie Sanders and Mike Lee couldn’t be farther apart politically, but the Democratic presidential candidate named the Utah senator as a surprising friendship.

Tax cut by the end of the year? Utah House speaker hopeful

Lisa Riley Roche, KSL  |  Posted Oct 16th - 1:14pm

Utah House Speaker Brad Wilson, R-Kaysville, said Wednesday he’d like to see a special legislative session on tax reform before the end of the year so a tax cut can be put in place at the start of 2020 — an election year for all House members and half of the Senate.

You're sure your candidate is going to lose. Here's why you should vote anyway

Katie Workman, KSL.com  |  Posted Oct 16th - 12:45pm

Not all political campaigns are competitive, and many districts are going to remain reliably red or blue this election season. So if your candidate won’t win, why should you vote? The answer is simple.

Trump dismisses Syria concerns; Dems walk out of WH meeting

Robert Burns, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 16th - 8:49am

Washing his hands of Syria, President Donald Trump declared Wednesday the U.S. has no stake in defending the Kurdish fighters who died by the thousands as America's partners against IS extremists. Hours later, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and other top Democrats walked out of a meeting at the White House, accusing him of having a "meltdown," calling her a "third-grade politician" and having no plan to deal with a potentially revived Islamic State group.

Sanders and Warren stockpile millions more than 2020 rivals

Brian Slodysko, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 15th - 11:15pm

Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren don't just lead the Democratic presidential primary in fundraising. They've stockpiled millions more than their rivals, including former Vice President Joe Biden, who burned through money at a fast clip over the past three months while posting an anemic fundraising haul.

Debate takeaways: Warren under fire, 70s club ignores the age issue

Nicholas Riccardi, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 15th - 11:06pm

including 78-year-old Sanders, who had a heart attack this month. Moderators asked all three how they could do the job. None really addressed the question.

Trump campaign targets Ben McAdams over impeachment inquiry

Lisa Riley Roche, KSL  |  Posted Oct 15th - 10:12pm

McAdams is one of more than 60 Democrats targeted by Trump’s reelection campaign, but McAdams’ campaign manager said the effort isn’t having an impact.

What to watch in Washington: The debate or the Nats?

Ashraf Khalil, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 15th - 9:05pm

Tuesday night presented a genuine televised quandary for many Washingtonians.

2 Oregon counties offer vote-by-mobile to overseas voters

Andrew Selsky, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 16th - 8:20am

Two Oregon counties are offering the opportunity for members of the U.S. military, their dependents and others living overseas to vote in special elections this November with smartphones.