Government

1st District U.S. House race between Democrats Weiland, Castillo getting testy

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Most notably, an exchange between the two at the Davis County Democratic Party convention drew...

Local

Weber Co. seeks accord with Davis Co. to join forces in economic development

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State lawmakers set aside $775,000 during the legislative session earlier this year to aid in the effort, which the Economic Development Corp. of Utah would help spearhead.


Government

Mixed signals from Trump on VA nominee as allegations build

Veterans Affairs Jackson

WASHINGTON (AP) — His nomination in peril, Veterans Affairs nominee Ronny Jackson fought to convince lawmakers of his leadership abilities as more details of accusations against him emerged, ranging from repeated drunkenness to a toxic work environment as he served as a top White House doctor....


Government

Trump-state Senate Democrats raise more than GOP challengers

(c) 2018, Bloomberg. Senate Democrats in this year’s toughest re-election races raised more than twice as much as their Republican opponents during the first quarter of 2018, while the GOP burned resources on primary fights in multiple states. The 10 Democratic incumbents running in the November...


Government

Peak Health Plan Premiums Give Rise To Activism — And Unconventional Solutions

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — When Garnett and Dave Mellen sent their 19-year-old daughter, Gita, off to college an hour away at Virginia Commonwealth University last fall, they didn’t expect to follow her. But in November, the family received notice that its monthly health insurance premium in...


Government

California Lawmakers Seek Reparations For People Sterilized By The State

Rosie Zaballos liked to host playtime tea parties and was sweet to everyone she met. But her older brother worried that the 16-year-old, whom her family described as “a little slow,” might someday become pregnant. In his 30s and married, he had three kids of his own. And their mom was sick and...


Government

Lax vetting on Trump nominees begins to frustrate senators

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WASHINGTON (AP) — As President Donald Trump’s pick to lead Veterans Affairs skids to a halt, senators from both parties are voicing frustration that the White House is skipping crucial vetting of nominees and leaving lawmakers to clean up the mess. That sentiment was evident Tuesday on Capitol Hill...


Government

Trump travel ban is focus of Supreme Court's last arguments

Supreme Court Travel Ban

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is saving one of its biggest cases for last. The justices are hearing arguments Wednesday over President Donald Trump’s ban on travelers from several mostly Muslim countries. It’s the last case the justices will hear until October. The Trump administration is...


Government

Judge deals big setback to Trump on 'Dreamers' program

Homeland Security Immigration

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A federal judge ruled that the Trump administration must resume a program that has shielded hundreds of thousands of young immigrants from deportation but gave it 90 days to restate its arguments before his order takes effect. The ruling by U.S. District Judge John D. Bates in...


Government

Trump calls Kim open, honorable as summit planning goes on

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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Kim Jong Un wants a historic, high-stakes meeting as soon as possible and suggested the North Korean dictator has been “very open” and “very honorable,” a sharply different assessment of a leader he once denounced as “Little Rocket Man.” The United...


Government

Handshakes and kisses aside, some issues split Trump, Macron

APTOPIX Trump US France

WASHINGTON (AP) — With exaggerated handshakes and a pair of kisses, President Donald Trump and French President Emmanuel Macron professed a sunny, best-friends relationship, even as the two allies strained to bridge differences over the Iran nuclear agreement, Syria and more. Hosting Macron for the...


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