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    Salt Lake County Republican Party elects replacement for state lawmaker

    The Salt Lake County Republican Party has elected Steve Christiansen to replace Ken Ivory, who resigned from the Legislature to join the private sector. Christiansen will represent District 47.
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    Utah lawmakers will vote on changes to medical marijuana law

    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah lawmakers are expected to meet Monday night to consider changes to the state’s medical marijuana law, an issue that has faced fierce criticism from people on both sides of the debate. The proposed changes include scrapping plans for an unusual state-run dispensary system and adopting protections for patients who […]
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    AP source: New York prosecutors subpoena Trump’s tax returns

    Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance has subpoenaed President Donald Trump's tax returns. A subpoena to the accounting firm Mazars USA seeking eight years of Trump's personal and business returns.
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    Solid gold toilet stolen from Winston Churchill’s birthplace

    A unique solid gold toilet that was part of an art exhibit was stolen early Saturday from a magnificent home in England where British wartime leader Winston Churchill was born.
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    Boyd Matheson breaks down Thursday night’s Democratic debate

    Deseret News opinion page editor Boyd Matheson, who was in Washington DC during Thursday night's Democratic presidential debate in Houston, says the mood in the nation's capital is not good, and the Texas debate featuring ten 2020 hopefuls is not likely to change that gloomy outlook any time soon.
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    Liberal, moderate divide on display in Democratic debate

    Joe Biden parried attack after attack from liberal rivals Thursday night on everything from health care to immigration in a debate that showcased profound ideological divides between the Democratic Party's moderate and progressive wings.
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    Mitt Romney says he doesn’t plan to endorse anyone in 2020

    Utah's Junior Republican Senator, Mitt Romney, told CNN he plans to withhold his endorsement in the 2020 race both in the primary and in the general election.
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    New drop boxes in Riverton aim to fight the opioid crisis

    RIVERTON – Drop boxes will be installed at police and fire stations in Riverton, as well as at some government buildings. It’s all in an effort to fight Utah’s opioid crisis. The drop boxes will be filled with NarcX, a non-toxic substance that instantly destroys opioids. Mayor Trent Staggs says they were looking for a […]
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    Inside Sources: Joe Walsh on why he’s running against Trump

    Former Republican Rep. Joe Walsh of Illinois said he’s sorry he voted for President Donald Trump. Now, he says, he’s ready to do something about it. Guest co-hosts Amy Donaldson of the Deseret News and Utah Republican Rep. Steve Handy spoke Wednesday to Walsh on KSL’s “Inside Sources” about his primary challenge against Trump. Walsh’s announced his […]
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    Utahns weigh-in on gun policy

    SALT LAKE CITY, Utah — The ongoing conversation surrounding gun control policy has seemingly split politicians in Washington.  And a recent Utah Policy Analytics poll shows it’s proving to be a divisive issue in Utah as well. Overall, Utah tends to lean conservative and the numbers reflect that. Of those surveyed, 42-percent said they trusted […]