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Nevada Democrats skirt chaos that plagued Iowa caucuses

Christina A. Cassidy and Michelle L. Price, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 22nd - 8:47pm

After the chaos of the Iowa caucuses, Democrats were desperate to avoid another fiasco in Nevada. And early indications Saturday were that they succeeded.

Unprepared voters may face challenges on Super Tuesday 2020 primary

Jed Boal, KSL TV  |  Posted Feb 22nd - 7:11pm

The Salt Lake County Clerk has been getting a lot of questions from unaffiliated voters about how to cast their ballot in Utah’s presidential primary on Super Tuesday.

Sanders on top: Key takeaways from the Nevada caucuses

Nicholas Riccardi, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 22nd - 6:55pm

Sen. Bernie Sanders cruised to victory in the Nevada caucuses, heartening his supporters and stoking alarm among moderates who fear he is too liberal and would lose to President Donald Trump.

Utah bill to expand statute of limitations for sex with a minor clears first hurdle

Katie McKellar, KSL  |  Posted Feb 22nd - 4:32pm

Rep. Steve Handy’s HB247 would extend the statute of limitations for unlawful sex with a minor to 10 years after the victim’s 18th birthday.

Security adviser: I've seen no intel of Moscow helping Trump

Deb Riechmann, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 22nd - 4:14pm

President Donald Trump's national security adviser said he's seen no intelligence to show that Russia is interfering in the U.S. presidential campaign in hopes of reelecting President Donald Trump.

Senate encourages Utah schools to study benefits of late starts for high schools

Marjorie Cortez, KSL  |  Posted Feb 22nd - 4:07pm

The Utah Senate gave final passage Friday to a resolution that asks school districts and charter schools to study the benefits of late starts to high schools.

Mike Bloomberg SLC campaign headquarters vandalized overnight

Graham Dudley,  |  Posted Feb 22nd - 10:51am

Democratic presidential candidate Mike Bloomberg's Salt Lake City headquarters was vandalized with rocks overnight, his campaign and police confirmed Saturday morning.

The Latest: Warren thanks Nevada for keeping her in fight

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 22nd - 10:23am

The Latest on the 2020 presidential campaign (all times local):

BLM withdraws 2 controversial oil and gas leases from Moab’s Sand Flats

Amy Joi O'Donoghue, KSL  |  Posted Feb 22nd - 10:23am

The BLM announced Friday it is pulling two leases for potential oil and gas development at the Sand Flats Special Recreation Management Area.

Marchers support Assange ahead of London extradition hearing

Jill Lawless, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 22nd - 9:38am

Hundreds of supporters of Julian Assange marched through London on Saturday to pressure the U.K. government into refusing to extradite the WikiLeaks founder to the United States to face spying charges.

Togo election could see president extend family's long rule

Didier Assogba and Lekan Oyekanmi, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 22nd - 12:34am

The West African nation of Togo held a presidential election Saturday that was expected to result in the incumbent winning a fourth term despite years of calls by the political opposition for new leadership.

Sanders wins Nevada caucuses, takes national Democratic lead

Steve Peoples, Michelle L. Price, Jonathan J. Cooper and Alexandra Jaffe, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 21st - 11:31pm

Bernie Sanders scored a resounding victory in Nevada’s presidential caucuses on Saturday, cementing his status as the Democrats’ national front-runner amid escalating tensions over whether he’s too liberal to defeat President Donald Trump.

Afghan truce worry: 1 militant could threaten peace process

Lolita C. Baldor, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 21st - 11:17pm

Hopes for ending America's longest war hinge on maintaining a weeklong fragile truce in Afghanistan that U.S. officials and experts agree will be difficult to assess and fraught with pitfalls.

Six questions before the Nevada caucus

Nicholas Riccardi, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 21st - 11:14pm

The Nevada caucus, the third contest in the Democratic presidential race, is Saturday. Here are six questions going into that fateful vote.

Mussolini comment about Trump kept Chris Stewart from intelligence job, report says

Dennis Romboy, KSL  |  Posted Feb 21st - 7:01pm

“As a Republican, I’m telling you, Donald Trump does not represent Republican ideals,” Stewart told U. of U. students in March 2016. “He’s our Mussolini.”

Judge dismisses Nunes lawsuit against Fusion GPS

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 21st - 6:50pm

A federal judge on Friday dismissed a racketeering lawsuit brought by Republican Rep. Devin Nunes against the political research firm that enlisted a former British spy to look into Donald Trump’s ties to Russia during the 2016 presidential campaign.

Why is this former governor challenging Trump for the Republican nomination?

Carter Williams,  |  Posted Feb 21st - 6:06pm

Former Massachusetts Gov. Bill Weld, who visited Utah on Friday, says "It’s time for somebody to stand up and plant a flag. The flag is decency. The flag is integrity."

UN chief welcomes peace progress in Central African Republic

Edith M. Lederer, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 21st - 7:11pm

Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is welcoming slow but steady progress toward implementing a peace agreement signed a year ago by Central African Republic’s government and rebel groups, but he is “seriously concerned” about continuing hostilities and violence.

Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 21st - 6:40pm

Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows: