Government

Orem lawmaker questions Libertas Institute claims about medical cannabis

Medical Marijuana Utah-2

A Republican lawmaker from Orem is fighting back against a pending state ballot initiative that...

Police & Fire

Davis County's sheriff-in-waiting will recruit new senior deputies

Kelly Sparks Davis County sheriff's candidate

Kelly Sparks, Republican nominee for Davis County sheriff, says he hopes for a smooth transition when he takes office so turmoil can be put behind the embattled agency.


Government

US veteran who survived blast receives penis transplant

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Baltimore hospital says a wounded U.S. veteran has received the world’s most extensive penis transplant. Doctors at Johns Hopkins University say the transplant included the scrotum and part of the abdominal wall. They say the patient had the highly experimental transplant last...


Government

Pompeo poised to be top diplomat even if Senate panel spurns him

(c) 2018, Bloomberg. Mike Pompeo may fail to win approval from the Senate Foreign Relations Committee to be the next secretary of state. It would be an unprecedented slight, but it probably won’t matter. With Republican Rand Paul and Democrats on the panel opposed to making the CIA director the top...


Government

AP-NORC Poll: Amid strikes, Americans back teacher raises

America Protests Why Now

WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans overwhelmingly believe teachers don’t make enough money, and half say they’d support paying higher taxes to give educators a raise. The findings of the new poll from The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research come amid recent teacher strikes and other...


Government

Travel ban case is justices' first dive into Trump policy

Supreme Court Travel Ban

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has so far had little to say about Donald Trump’s time as president, even as the nation has moved from one Trump controversy to another. That’s about to change. The justices’ first deep dive into a Trump administration policy comes in a dispute over the third and...


Government

The Latest: Trump slams Dems for objecting to Pompeo

Pompeo Senate

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the nomination of Mike Pompeo as secretary of State (all times local): 9:30 a.m. President Donald Trump is attacking Democrats as he seeks Senate confirmation of Mike Pompeo as secretary of State. Trump says on Twitter Monday: “Hard to believe Obstructionists May...


Government

Pompeo facing rare opposition from Senate panel

Pompeo Senate

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s nominee for secretary of state, Mike Pompeo, is facing serious opposition before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, which may not have enough votes to recommend him for confirmation because all Democrats, and at least one Republican, have said they...


Government

Pompeo poised to be top diplomat even if Senate panel spurns him

(c) 2018, Bloomberg. Mike Pompeo may fail to win approval from the Senate Foreign Relations Committee to be the next secretary of state. It would be an unprecedented slight, but it might not matter. With Republican Rand Paul and Democrats on the panel opposed to making the CIA director the top U.S....


Government

Koch network success in Trump era draws Democratic pushback

Koch Network Congress

WASHINGTON (AP) — The sprawling network funded by the billionaire Koch brothers is having a very good run with President Donald Trump in the White House and Republican control of Congress. Tax cuts are now signed into law. A conservative judge is seated on the Supreme Court. And many governmental...


Government

It's time for Trump's doctor to be examined, for VA chief

White House Doctor VA

WASHINGTON (AP) — Rear Adm. Ronny Jackson was tending to grievously injured military personnel in Iraq when he was summoned to Washington to interview for a job he barely knew existed. He didn’t see a way to get there. “I thought this was it — this is where the road stops,” he told the Lubbock...


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