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Randy Bryce's brother calls mom's letter 'unconscionable'

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 20th - 7:37am

The brother of Wisconsin congressional candidate Randy Bryce says it is "unconscionable" that the Bryce campaign released a letter from his elderly mother.

Support slipping slightly for gas tax hike to raise money for schools, poll shows

Lisa Riley Roche, KSL  |  Posted Sep 20th - 7:19am

Support is slipping slightly for the nonbinding question on the November ballot about raising state gas taxes by 10 cents a gallon to help fund schools, according to a UtahPolicy.com poll.

Vulnerable US senator welcomes Trump in tight Nevada race

Michelle L. Price, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 20th - 12:29am

Republicans' chances of keeping their majority in the U.S. Senate have become shakier as races in red states like Texas have tightened, but the party's most vulnerable member insists he's bullish about his re-election.

Trying to hold state Trump won, McCaskill feels pull to left

Sara Burnett, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 19th - 10:34pm

The college students and neighbors gathered at a St. Louis coffee shop seemed like one of the friendlier crowds Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill might face campaigning in heavily Republican Missouri. But the audience on a recent night came armed with tough questions and unafraid to push back — or cast a side eye — at any answer they didn't like.

Tennessee Senate candidate says Kavanaugh accuser 'credible'

Julie Pace, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 19th - 10:17pm

Democratic Senate candidate Phil Bredesen said that the woman accusing Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault "has a very credible story." But he said the Judiciary Committee should consider proceeding with a vote if she does not testify under oath.

DeWine, Cordray trade attacks over opioids in pointed debate

Julie Carr Smyth, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 19th - 7:33pm

Ohio's major-party governor candidates were harshly critical of each other in a spirited first debate Wednesday, jabbing each other over contrasting policy positions on opioids, abortion and e-schools and poking the other's record in public office as a failure.

Georgia's Kemp: School safety 'has nothing to do' with guns

Ben Nadler, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 19th - 5:03pm

Georgia's Republican gubernatorial candidate Brian Kemp has unveiled a $90 million proposal for school security focused on mental health and local control. But absent from his plan was any mention of the topic that has dominated the national conversation around school safety: guns.

Hatch: Senate hearing on sexual assault allegation against Kavanaugh not a trial

Dennis Romboy, KSL  |  Posted Sep 19th - 2:00pm

Sen. Orrin Hatch outlined Wednesday what he sees as the focus of next week’s possible Senate hearing on the sexual assault allegations against U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, saying it is not a trial.

US, Canada will keep talking Thursday to revamp NAFTA

Luis Alonso Lugo and Rob Gillies, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 19th - 1:43pm

U.S. and Canadian negotiators — facing a deadline at the end of the month — will extend until at least Thursday their negotiations to keep Canada in a North American trade bloc.

GOP goes back to the immigration well in Arizona

Nicholas Riccardi, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 19th - 10:22am

Jim Chilton stood before the four strands of barbed wire that separate his ranchland from Mexico and pointed at a nearby ridge. "Very often, I see scouts on that mountain, right there," he told Rep. Martha McSally.

Former aides give Wisconsin Gov. Walker re-election headache

Scott Bauer, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 19th - 9:29am

As Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker fights for his political life, some of the most devastating attacks aren't coming from Democrats. They're coming from a handful of former top officials from his own administration.

GOP frets about prospects for picking up Indiana Senate seat

Brian Slodysko, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 18th - 10:39pm

Mike Braun, the Republican candidate for a crucial Senate seat in Indiana, often refers to his rival, Sen. Joe Donnelly, as "Sleepin' Joe" and has vowed to wake the vulnerable Democrat from his "siesta" on Election Day.

Feinstein's re-election opponent criticizes her over letter

Kathleen Ronayne, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 18th - 10:23pm

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, a Republican from Kentucky, and Kevin de Leon, a Democrat in the California state Senate, rarely have much in common. But they're united in their condemnation this week of Sen. Dianne Feinstein.

Commission focuses in on Point of the Mountain traffic as it plans for 2050

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted Sep 18th - 8:04pm

Those advising the future of the Point of the Mountain signaled that transportation remains the key issue residents want to be addressed, but those in charge of the project are still trying to figure out what the final plan will be.

Oregon using Facebook to remind inactive voters to register

Andrew Selsky, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 18th - 3:27pm

In this era of manipulators using social media to interfere in elections, Oregon officials moved Tuesday to use Facebook to bolster participation by reminding as many as hundreds of thousands of inactive voters to update their registration.

Georgia state House primary voided over error; redo ordered

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 19th - 7:47pm

A Georgia judge has ordered a redo in a state House primary election where dozens cast their ballots in the wrong race.

Bredesen backs Senate vote if Kavanaugh accuser won't appear

Julie Pace, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 19th - 5:57pm

Democratic Senate candidate Phil Bredesen said Wednesday that the woman accusing Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault "has a very credible story." But he said the Judiciary Committee should consider proceeding with a vote if she does not testify under oath.

Trump group increasing its support for Texas Rep Sessions

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 19th - 3:24pm

President Donald Trump's biggest super PAC plans to pump another $1 million into a Dallas congressional race where it has already announced spending $1.5 million.

The Latest: GOP governor candidate's sign untied from noose

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 18th - 3:05pm

The Latest on a sign for a Republican gubernatorial candidate in Rhode Island that was hung from a noose in front of a home (all times local):