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Herbert signs 8 bills for suicide prevention in Utah

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 1:15pm

Gov. Gary Herbert signed eight suicide prevention bills into law at a ceremony Tuesday afternoon.

Idaho governor candidates off distinct options to voters

Kimberlee Kruesi, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 12:53pm

Idaho's open gubernatorial seat is shaping up to become one of the most competitive races in a state better known for its wide margins of victory when vying for a top elected office.

GOP unsettled by narrow win in US House race in Arizona

Bob Christie and Anita Snow, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 12:49pm

It took a big money push from the Republican Party, tweets by the president and the support of the state's current and former governors, but the GOP held onto an Arizona U.S. House seat they would have never considered endangered in any other year.

Hatch, Lee say Mueller legislation unconstitutional

Dennis Romboy, KSL  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 11:57am

Utah's two Republican senators oppose legislation that would prevent President Donald Trump from firing Robert Mueller but say the special counsel must be allowed to finish his investigation into Russia's election meddling.

The Latest: Democrat concedes in Arizona special election

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 10:55am

The Latest on Arizona's 8th Congressional District special election (all times local):

Curtis-Herrod re-match in 3rd District not making same headlines as Romney's Senate race

Lisa Riley Roche, KSL  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 7:04am

Mitt Romney may be making national headlines for being forced into a primary in the U.S. Senate race, but the re-match between Rep. John Curtis and former state lawmaker Chris Herrod isn't attracting much attention.

Republican wins US House race in Arizona GOP stronghold

Bob Christie and Anita Snow, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 11:00pm

Republican Debbie Lesko won the special election in Arizona's 8th Congressional District on Tuesday, keeping the U.S. House seat in GOP control but by a much narrower margin than expected.

Salt Lake County approves ordinance to enact $58M sales tax hike if enough cities signal support

Katie McKellar, KSL  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 9:25pm

Under a new ordinance the Salt Lake County Council passed Tuesday, the once-failed $58 million sales tax hike that voters rejected in 2015 will come back from the dead if enough city leaders signal support.

Judge orders reopening of DACA, after 90-day delay

Tal Kopan and Ariane De Vogue, CNN  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 8:45pm

Another federal judge has overruled the Trump administration's efforts to end a popular immigration program — this time saying the government has to accept new applications.

In big shift, Trump assesses Kim Jong Un as 'very honorable'

Jonathan Lemire and Matthew Pennington, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 8:32pm

President Donald Trump on Tuesday said Kim Jong Un wants a historic, high-stakes meeting as soon as possible and suggested the North Korean dictator has been "very open" and "very honorable," a sharply different assessment of a leader he once denounced as "Little Rocket Man."

Trump wants 'detente' with Russia, U.S. Ambassador Jon Huntsman Jr. says

Dennis Romboy  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 5:17pm

President Donald Trump wants to work with Russian President Vladimir Putin to achieve "detente" with Russia, U.S. Ambassador Jon Huntsman Jr. said.

Judge tosses lawsuit by Utah imam involving no-fly listing

Lindsay Whitehurst, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 3:36pm

A judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed by a Utah Muslim leader who said he was wrongly placed on a government watch list and temporarily blocked from leaving Kenya with his family last summer.

Ohio governor's race feud grows over Kucinich's Syria work

Julie Carr Smyth, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 4:12pm

Accusations escalated Wednesday in Ohio's Democratic primary for governor over former U.S. Rep. Dennis Kucinich's work with an organization sympathetic to the government of Syrian President Bashar Assad.

The Latest: Peace activist behind Kucinich fee met Hamas

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 3:32pm

The Latest on former U.S. Rep. and governor candidate Dennis Kucinich's work with an organization sympathetic to the government of Syrian President Bashar Assad (all times local):

The Latest: Florida AG asks for more time on voting rights

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 2:13pm

The Latest on restoring voting rights to felons after they leave prison in Florida (all times local):

Ex-Rhode Island governor considers run for old Senate seat

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 1:53pm

Former Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chafee says he's considering running for his old seat in the U.S. Senate.

Texas governor wants Farenthold to pay for special election

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 1:30pm

Republican Texas Gov. Greg Abbott is asking a former congressman from his own party who resigned following sexual harassment allegations to pay for the special election to replace him.

Emergency special election will replace Texas' Farenthold

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 3:31pm

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has suspended state law and called a special election in June to fill the seat vacated by Republican U.S. Rep. Blake Farenthold, who recently resigned following sexual harassment allegations.

APNewsBreak: Candidate refunds illegal EMILY's List donation

Ryan J. Foley, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 3:06pm

A Democratic candidate for Iowa Secretary of State said Tuesday she would refund a major contribution from a national political group after learning it was mistakenly given and accepted in violation of Iowa law.