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Utah K-12 education funding drops for first time in 7 years, report states

Lauren Bennett, KSL  |  Posted Feb 20th - 7:00am

Voices for Utah Children, a nonprofit focused on children's healthy development, released its Utah Children's Budget Report Tuesday.

N. Carolina elections board calls challenged House candidate

Emery P. Dalesio, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 19th - 11:34pm

The Republican holding a slim lead in the country's last undecided congressional election is expected to explain why he stuck with a North Carolina political operative with a shady track record that even the GOP candidate thought about protesting in the past.

Analysis: Sanders may not need 2016 magic to be 2020 force

Steve Peoples, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 19th - 10:26pm

Can Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders recapture the magic that fueled his first presidential campaign?

Utah House OKs bill to require doctors to discuss opioids with patients before prescribing

Emily Ashcraft, KSL  |  Posted Feb 19th - 8:29pm

The House voted favorably on HB191, which would require physicians to discuss the risks of addiction, dangers of mixing opioid medication with other substances, reasons why the prescription may be necessary and other options with patients.

Utah House passes tweaked bill loosening restrictions on local anti-idling ordinances

Katie McKellar, KSL  |  Posted Feb 19th - 8:03pm

After a previous version of the bill failed in front of a committee, the Utah House of Representatives voted Tuesday to approve a watered-down bill to allow cities slightly more power to enforce anti-idling ordinances.

Hate crimes bill will get hearing this session

Lisa Riley Roche, KSL  |  Posted Feb 19th - 4:06pm

Sen. Daniel Thatcher pumped his fist into the air Tuesday after a majority of his fellow Senate Republicans agreed his hate crimes bill should get a committee hearing.

O'Rourke won't rule out being vice presidential candidate

Will Weissert, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 19th - 2:42pm

Beto O'Rourke said Tuesday that he hasn't ruled out being a 2020 vice presidential candidate — even as he plans to decide in the next 10 days if he'll seek the presidency.

'Good faith' bill making fixes to Utah medical marijuana law advanced by committee

Lisa Riley Roche, KSL  |  Posted Feb 19th - 1:47pm

A bill making what were described as technical changes to the Utah Medical Cannabis Act passed in a special legislative session last year was unanimously advanced by a Senate committee Tuesday.

The Latest: Sanders' 2020 campaign raises $4M in half a day

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 19th - 12:49pm

The Latest on Sen. Bernie Sanders' announcement that he is running for president in 2020 (all times local):

Georgia voting problems highlighted in congressional hearing

Christina A. Cassidy, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 19th - 12:14pm

Strict voter registration requirements, polling place confusion and other obstacles Georgia voters faced in 2018 show why federal oversight of elections is still needed in places with a history of discrimination, said several people who testified Tuesday during a congressional field hearing.

McCabe says Hill leaders didn't object when informed of Trump investigation

Sophie Tatum and Laura Jarrett, CNN  |  Posted Feb 19th - 11:08am

Congressional leadership did not object when former acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe informed them that the FBI had opened a counter-intelligence investigation into President Donald Trump, McCabe said Tuesday.

Sanders announcement revives criticism from Clinton backers

Elana Schor, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 19th - 10:34am

The tension between supporters of Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton resurfaced on Tuesday after the Vermont senator announced his second run for the White House.

The Latest: Consultant unaware how ballots were collected

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 19th - 9:00am

The Latest on a hearing outlining a ballot fraud investigation in an undeclared North Carolina congressional race for which a winner hasn't been finalized (all times local):

Sen. Bernie Sanders says he's running for president in 2020

Juana Summers, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 19th - 6:12am

Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders said Tuesday that he will seek the Democratic presidential nomination again, a decision that will test whether he can still generate the progressive energy that fueled his insurgent 2016 campaign.

The Latest: Leahy backs Sanders in shift from 2016

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 19th - 5:26am

The Latest on Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders' presidential bid (all times local):

Consultant on North Carolina race: Methods were surprise

Emery P. Dalesio, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 18th - 11:12pm

The North Carolina political consultant hired to manage the campaign of the Republican in the country's last unsettled congressional election said Tuesday that he was surprised at how little he knew last year about an operative's sketchy activities.

The Latest: Georgia voting problems highlighted at hearing

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 19th - 1:51pm

The Latest on a congressional field hearing in Atlanta on voting problems (all times local):

Trump 2020 campaign announces communication team

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 19th - 6:36am

President Donald Trump is staffing-up for his re-election run, naming his communications team for the 2020 campaign.

Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders announces bid for Democratic nomination for president in 2020

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 19th - 4:43am

Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders announces bid for Democratic nomination for president in 2020.