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Utah lawmakers look at bonds for affordable housing

Jasen Lee, KSL  |  Posted Jul 19th - 12:16pm

Some lawmakers and civic leaders believe one of the answers to Utah's growing housing affordability issue could lie in a $100-million bond proposal that would support housing options for very low-, low-, and moderate-income individuals and families.

AP News Guide: It is hard to remove Indiana attorney general

Brian Slodysko, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 19th - 11:57am

Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill remains defiant despite growing bipartisan pressure for him to resign after three women, including a state lawmaker, went public with claims that he drunkenly groped them at an Indianapolis bar.

Michelle Obama joins nationwide voter registration effort

Darlene Superville, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 19th - 11:51am

Stepping back into the political fray, Michelle Obama is lending her star power to a new nationwide effort to register anyone who wants to vote in the November midterm elections.

Panel debates requiring Utahns to lock guns away

Annie Knox, KSL  |  Posted Jul 19th - 8:45am

With school shootings and suicides in mind, some Utah lawmakers on Wednesday debated penalizing gun owners who do not properly lock away their weapons.

Amendments are ballot twist in North Carolina power struggle

Gary D. Robertson, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 19th - 7:09am

In closely divided North Carolina, an intense power struggle between Republican lawmakers and Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper will shift from the General Assembly and courts to voting booths this fall.

Sen. Orrin Hatch takes a swing at defending Supreme Court nominee

Dennis Romboy, KSL  |  Posted Jul 18th - 7:32pm

Sen. Orrin Hatch defended U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh on Wednesday, particularly his going into debt to buy season tickets to Washington Nationals games.

Greene joins Democratic debate for Florida governor

Terry Spencer and Brendan Farrington, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 18th - 7:03pm

The five Democratic candidates for Florida governor sped through a wealth of issues during a fast-moving debate Wednesday, but differences on the environment, education, guns, health care and standing up to President Donald Trump were few. The follow, in the order they were first introduced are some areas where each stood out from the others:

Trump makes endorsement in runoff for Georgia governor

Ben Nadler, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 18th - 4:35pm

President Donald Trump endorsed Secretary of State Brian Kemp over Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle for Georgia governor Wednesday, just days before voters decide the contentious Republican runoff.

US House hopeful for Alaska seat has never been to the state

Becky Bohrer, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 18th - 4:11pm

Carol Hafner is on the Democratic primary ballot for an Alaska U.S. House seat.

Lawmakers weigh possible ban on driving while talking on phone

Annie Knox, KSL  |  Posted Jul 18th - 2:03pm

A Utah lawmaker is again seeking to ban drivers from operating their phones unless they are using hands-free technology.

Records show Arizona lawmaker has history of traffic stops

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 18th - 2:01pm

An Arizona lawmaker already under fire for claiming legislative immunity during a traffic stop has a record of getting pulled over for speeding, and only got a warning each time, according to state police reports.

Mueller seeks immunity for 5 witnesses in Manafort case

Eric Tucker, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 18th - 10:51am

The special counsel in the Russia investigation is seeking immunity for five potential witnesses in the upcoming trial of President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort.

Utah County GOP chooses Marsha Judkins to fill Utah House seat

Dennis Romboy, KSL  |  Posted Jul 18th - 8:39am

Utah County Republicans have chosen Marsha Judkins to fill a vacancy in the Utah House of Representatives.

Senate confirms Utah investor to serve on Federal Reserve board

Dennis Romboy, KSL  |  Posted Jul 18th - 7:40am

The U.S. Senate confirmed a Utah native to serve on the Federal Reserve board Tuesday.

Ala. congresswoman wins runoff turning on loyalty to Trump

Kim Chandler and Steve Peoples, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 18th - 5:29am

U.S. Rep. Martha Roby won Alabama's Republican runoff, fighting through lingering fallout from her years-old criticism of then-candidate Donald Trump in a midterm contest that hinged on loyalty to the GOP president.

Pence defends Trump's summit performance in St. Louis speech

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 19th - 12:43pm

Vice President Mike Pence is defending President Donald Trump against claims that the president is too soft on Russia, telling a St. Louis crowd that Russian aggression has been met with "American strength and action."

VP Pence set to attend Georgia rally in governor's race

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 19th - 12:42pm

Vice President Mike Pence is set to attend a rally in Macon, Georgia, Saturday to support Secretary of State Brian Kemp's bid for governor.

Outgoing Texas GOP lawmaker calls for Trump's impeachment

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 18th - 4:21pm

An outgoing Republican legislator in Texas who has been an outspoken critic of President Donald Trump is calling for his impeachment.

AP Sources: Charlotte poised to host 2020 GOP convention

Steve Peoples, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 18th - 1:36pm

Charlotte, North Carolina, is poised to host the Republican Party's 2020 presidential nominating convention.