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DNC chairman effectively kills plans for virtual caucuses

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Democrats' plans for virtual presidential caucuses in Iowa and Nevada are effectively dead as the national party chairman said Friday the results would be vulnerable to hacking and abuse. Tom Perez, chairman of the...

 

For Democrats, a shift toward the middle on health care

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Rank-and-file Democrats appear to be shifting to the middle on health care, worried about what's politically achievable on their party's top 2020 issue. While "Medicare for All" remains hugely popular, the majority say they'd...

 

US Air Force warns against joke event to 'storm Area 51'

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The U.S. Air Force has warned people against participating in an internet joke suggesting a large crowd of people "storm Area 51," the top-secret Cold War test site in the Nevada desert. A prank event on Facebook that's attracted m...

 

Rural Nevada creating a virtual presidential campaign trail

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Democrat Kimi Cole is tired of excuses from presidential candidates who say it's too expensive and time-consuming to visit areas of rural Nevada like her town of Minden, population 3,400. To get there from Washington, D.C.,...

 

Nevada becomes 1st US state with female-majority Legislature

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nevada became the first state in the U.S. with an overall female majority in the Legislature on Tuesday when county officials in Las Vegas appointed two women to fill vacancies in the state Assembly. The appointments of Democrats...

 

New Nevada attorney general: Background check law a priority

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nevada's new attorney general wants to find a way to implement a stalled, voter-approved gun background check law when he takes office early next year after his predecessor said the measure couldn't be enforced. Democrat Aaron...

 

Pimp Dennis Hof wins Nevada legislative race after death

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nevada brothel owner and reality TV star Dennis Hof died last month but still won a heavily GOP state legislative district after fashioning himself as a Donald Trump-style Republican candidate. County officials will appoint a...

 

Nevada's famous pimp expected to win election despite death

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nevada's most famous pimp tried to bring the state's legal brothel industry into the mainstream by mingling with celebrities, showcasing his business on HBO and staging outlandish publicity stunts. Dennis Hof's fame made him an...

 

Nevada pimp wins GOP primary, rejoices with Hollywood madam

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Pimp Dennis Hof, owner of half a dozen legal brothels in Nevada and star of the HBO adult reality series "Cathouse," won a Republican primary for the state Legislature on Tuesday, ousting a three-term lawmaker. Hof defeated hospita...

 

Romney says states should have final say on arming teachers

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Mitt Romney said there are a number of things officials should look at to prevent school shootings but wouldn't say Tuesday if he thinks more states should let teachers carry guns, as Utah does. Romney, who is seeking a U.S....

 

Romney makes it official: He's running for Utah Senate seat

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Former presidential hopeful Mitt Romney is running for a Utah Senate seat, officially launching his political comeback attempt Friday by praising his adopted home state as a model for an acrimonious national government in...

 

AP sources: Romney focusing Senate bid on Utah, not Trump

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Mitt Romney on Thursday will announce his bid for Utah's Senate seat held by retiring Orrin Hatch, a position some hope the 2012 GOP presidential nominee will use to continue his biting criticism of President Donald Trump. Rom...

 

Women will march again with aim to become a political force

A year after more than 1 million people rallied at women's marches worldwide with a message of female empowerment and protest against President Donald Trump, activists will return to the streets this weekend in hopes of converting anger and...

 

Opportunity in Utah: Mitt Romney eyes political resurgence

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — He has already made a fortune in business, managed an Olympics, served as governor and secured a presidential nomination. Now, Mitt Romney, at 70 years old, is considering a new career in Congress. Those who know Romney best...

 

Tribes: Trump's monument order disrespects native people

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — President Donald Trump's rare move to shrink two large national monuments in Utah triggered another round of outrage among Native American leaders who vowed to take the fight to court to preserve protections for land they...

 

Critics: Utah horse meeting is secretive 'slaughter summit'

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Swollen populations of federally-protected wild horses roaming 10 Western states are starved and damaging rangelands, Utah and U.S. government officials said at a conference Wednesday, an invitation-only meeting that...

 

Utah moves to toss school ban on 'advocacy of homosexuality'

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah lawmakers took the first step Tuesday to get rid of a state law that bans the "advocacy of homosexuality" in schools, a move driven by a court challenge from gay rights groups. The Senate Education Committee voted...

 

Lawmakers to weigh revamp of sex education, abuse prevention

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah lawmakers on Monday afternoon will dive into a debate about the role of parents when it comes to teaching their kids about sex and sex abuse. Legislators on a House education committee plan to debate one proposal that wou...

 

Herbert: Health law repeal without replacement bad for Utah

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — If Congress repeals President Barack Obama's health care law without having a replacement plan ready, it could jeopardize coverage for about 180,000 Utah residents, Utah's Republican governor has cautioned. Gov. Gary Herbert...

 

Coin toss for a council seat: Tied race determined by chance

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Officials settled a deadlocked race for a spot on a city council in suburban Salt Lake City by drawing names from a pilgrim hat and flipping a coin — a decision-by-chance that Utah and a number of other states allow to break...

 

Beached boats, pink water as drought saps Great Salt Lake

SALT LAKE CITY (AP, posted Sept. 22, 2016) — On the southern shore of Utah's Great Salt Lake, more than 100 boats are sitting high and dry in a parking lot, unable to sail the shallow, drought-stricken sea. North of the nearly empty marina,...

 

Mom who died saving son kept him above water until rescue

SALT LAKE CITY (August 26, 2016 ) – A mother was enjoying a family boat trip across Lake Powell when she heard a scream and splash. Her 2-year-old son had slipped off their houseboat and into the water. Chelsey Russell, a 35-year-old mother of two...

 

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