California Democrats are confident they will retain their iron grip on state leadership.
A bill that seeks to protect children in cases where one parent is the primary suspect in the death of the other unanimously passed the Utah House on Wednesday and now heads to the governor for his... Read more »
The investigative arm of Congress on Wednesday agreed to look into problems with state health exchange websites around the country. Read more »
The House Education Committee on Wednesday voted in a favor of a bill that would exclude high school students with a 3.5 GPA or higher from a citation of habitual truancy. Read more »
Hugo Chavez always said his socialist project would last decades, but a year after the Venezuelan president's death even some of his most fervent supporters are having their doubts. Read more »
Republicans are dismissing President Barack Obama's new $3.9 trillion budget as nothing more than a Democratic manifesto for this fall's congressional campaigns, but the fiscal plan is taking hits... Read more »
Facing off in Europe's capitals Wednesday, Russia and the West began building the elements of a diplomatic solution to Europe's gravest crisis since the Cold War — even as the West appeared... Read more »
With a little more than a week left in the 2014 Legislature, proponents of a clean air measure renewed their call Wednesday for the passage of HB388, which would allow counties to let voters... Read more »
The Utah State Board of Regents is encouraging Utahns who value higher education to attend this month's political party caucuses. Read more »
The CIA is investigating whether its officers improperly monitored members of the Senate Intelligence Committee, which oversees the intelligence agency, U.S. officials confirmed Wednesday. Read more »
The House on Wednesday backed a one-year delay in the penalty that individuals would have to pay for failing to sign up for health insurance, the 50th time Republicans have forced a vote to repeal,... Read more »
Mounting a show of support from like-minded governors, President Barack Obama put a spotlight Wednesday on a minimum wage push that Democrats hope will appeal to economically squeezed voters in... Read more »
Former IRS official Lois Lerner again refuses to testify at hearing over improper targeting of conservative groups
The former Internal Revenue Service official at the heart of the agency's tea party scandal once again refused to answer questions at a congressional hearing Wednesday that quickly devolved into... Read more »
An anchorwoman on a Kremlin-funded TV network said Wednesday that she is standing by her criticism of Russia's military incursion in Ukraine because she would rather risk her job and "go down on... Read more »
New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez is calling on political opponents to tone down harsh rhetoric and asking that critics of President Barack Obama respect his office despite political differences. Read more »
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu made a swing through the Silicon Valley to meet with high-tech leaders and sign a pro-business agreement with Gov. Jerry Brown. Read more »
The head of NATO says it is responding to Russia's military intervention in Ukraine by suspending most of the military alliance's meetings with Russia and reviewing all of its cooperation with Moscow. Read more »
The top U.S. military officer says the Pentagon has developed several options for the size of the post-2014 force in Afghanistan, ranging from zero to 10,000 troops. But he says that with every day... Read more »
One of the nation's largest coal producers will pay a $27.5 million fine and is set to spend $200 million to reduce illegal toxic discharges into waterways across five Appalachian states. Read more »
U.S. safety regulators are demanding that General Motors turn over reams of documents and other data showing what the company knew when about a dangerous ignition problem that has been linked to 13... Read more »
dowed by the international crisis over Ukraine, Russia welcomes the sporting world back to Sochi this week for Winter Paralympics that will be snubbed by some politicians and will struggle to match... Read more »
Members of the Senate Education Committee voted unanimously Wednesday to recommend a bill establishing a grant program to provide extra-curricular tutoring for children affected by... Read more »
Vital state and local services from police to schools are on the line as governments struggle to pay generous employee pensions. A panel of experts met at the Brookings Institution last week to... Read more »
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Gov. Gary Herbert has threatened to veto a controversial education technology initiative from House Speaker Becky Lockhart, R-Provo, unless the price tag is cut from $200 million to no more than... Read more »
Young adults like to think of themselves as independent, but when it comes to politics, they're more likely than not to lean to the left. Read more »
House Minority Leader Jen Seelig, D-Salt Lake, the first woman to hold the minority party's top leadership spot in the House, announced Thursday she won't seek reelection. Read more »
Rutgers University officials are standing by their decision to invite Condoleezza Rice to speak at the school's commencement in May despite opposition from the school's New Brunswick Faculty Council. Read more »
A Russian military truck broke down the gates of a Ukrainian base in the Crimean port city of Sevastopol and the installation is under siege by Russians on Friday, the Interfax news agency... Read more »
Plans to finalize the state budget once again were scrapped Friday as the Legislature's GOP majority continued to struggle to settle on how much to give House Speaker Becky Lockhart's education... Read more »
A bill to regulate the sale of electronic cigarettes in Utah was shelved by a Senate committee Friday, leaving the state lawmaker behind the effort "perplexed." Read more »
More information retrieved from former Utah Attorney General John Swallow's personal computer delayed release Friday of the House Special Investigative Committee's final report. Read more »
Utah's uninsured population shared stories of health care need with Utah's delegation. Read more »
The Obama administration will allow a two-year extension for people whose individual health insurance policies don't comply with requirements of the new health care law, helping to defuse a... Read more »
Issues of religious liberty likely will grab much of the spotlight at the Conservative Political Action Conference this weekend outside of Washington, D.C. Dr. Ben Carson says he will highlight... Read more »
An effort to allow the Utah Air Quality Board adopt standards more stringent than the federal government when it comes to pollution regulations failed to advance out of a committee hearing... Read more »
With a solitary Ukrainian athlete taking part in the opening ceremony, Russian President Vladimir Putin opened the Winter Paralympics in Sochi on Friday against the backdrop of his country's... Read more »
A young man at a bus stop hisses at a passer-by: "What you looking for ... marijuana?" It's a scene of street peddling that the Netherlands hoped to stamp out in the 1970s when it launched a policy... Read more »
Shouts of "SB100, now is the time" filled the Capitol rotunda Wednesday as advocates gathered to promote anti-discrimination in employment and housing for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender... Read more »
A Democratic plan to take the full Medicaid expansion available under the Affordable Care Act surfaced Wednesday as the Legislature's GOP majority remained split over competing proposals from their... Read more »
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said there is "no way" he will recognize Israel as a Jewish state and accept a Palestinian capital in just a portion of Israeli-annexed east Jerusalem, rebuffing... Read more »
Rick Perry says Republican governors like him are leading the nation's economic recovery. Read more »
A Senate committee unanimously recommended a bill that would legalize the use of hemp oil extract, a non-intoxicating cannabis oil taken from marijuana plants, for seizure treatment. Read more »
Two lines of trenches face off across No Man's Land. A soldier marches, rifle in hand, along a ditch. These are instantly familiar images of World War I — but this is Britain, a century on... Read more »
At least two dozen organizations and groups filed amicus briefs asking the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals to uphold U.S. District Judge Robert Shelby's ruling that stuck down Utah's voter-approved... Read more »
Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell spoke at Weber State University's fifth annual Intermountain Sustainability Summit Thursday. Other speakers, such as BYU economics professor C. Arden Pope,... Read more »
The early auditions for the Republican Party's next presidential contest are in full swing at the nation's largest annual gathering of conservative activists, where some of the GOP's most prominent... Read more »
The Senate Education Committee on Thursday voted in favor of a bill creating a child sexual abuse prevention program in public schools. Read more »
In a split 3-3 vote, members of the Senate Education Committee failed to advance a bill that would create direct, nonpartisan elections for members of the State School Board. Read more »
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