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Mother of Utah man freed from Venezuela jail last year dies

Mother of Utah man freed from Venezuela jail last year dies

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Laurie Holt, a Utah woman who struggled for nearly two years to get her son freed from a Venezuelan jail, died on Sunday. She was 50 and died less than a year after her son returned to the U.S. Holt died unexpectedly at her home […]

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Jenny Wilson chosen to replace McAdams as county mayor

Jenny Wilson chosen to replace McAdams as county mayor

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Jenny Wilson has been chosen to take over as Salt Lake County mayor to replace new U.S. Rep. Ben McAdams. She becomes the first woman to hold the post. The Salt Lake County Democratic Party’s central committee selected Wilson over Shireen Ghorbani in the final […]

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Congressman reschedules town halls amid shutdown shuffling

Congressman reschedules town halls amid shutdown shuffling

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — U.S. Rep. Ben McAdams is rescheduling town hall meetings because Congress is expected cancel its typical Martin Luther King Day holiday break as the government shutdown drags on. The Deseret News reports McAdams said in a statement Wednesday that he hopes the new times are not too […]

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New congressman holding first town halls

New congressman holding first town halls

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Newly installed Congressman Ben McAdams will hold town hall meetings in January after a race where he said his opponent hadn’t held enough. He said in a statement Tuesday that he wants to begin helping his constituents with issues they might be having with the […]

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FILE - In this Nov. 6, 2018, file photo, Republican U.S. Rep. Mia Love walks to greets supporters during an election night party, in Lehi, Utah. Love has cut into Democratic challenger Ben McAdams' lead as vote-counting continues in the race that remains too close to call a week after Election Day. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)

Former Republican Rep. Mia Love joining CNN as commentator

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The first black Republican woman in Congress is joining CNN as a commentator after being unseated by a Democratic challenger in November. Former U.S. Rep. Mia Love of Utah tweeted Monday that she’ll offer a “different, principled and unleashed perspective” on the cable news network. The announcement […]

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FILE - In this Nov. 6, 2018, file photo, Republican U.S. Rep. Mia Love walks to greets supporters during an election night party, in Lehi, Utah. Love has cut into Democratic challenger Ben McAdams' lead as vote-counting continues in the race that remains too close to call a week after Election Day. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)

Love missed almost 84 percent of votes since election loss

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Outgoing U.S. Rep. Mia Love of Utah missed almost 84 percent of votes in the U.S. House since she lost her re-election in November. The website GovTrack, which records lawmakers’ voting habits, shows the Republican congresswoman participated in only 14 of 85 votes since losing […]

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FILE - In this Nov. 6, 2018, file photo, Republican U.S. Rep. Mia Love walks to greets supporters during an election night party, in Lehi, Utah. Love has cut into Democratic challenger Ben McAdams' lead as vote-counting continues in the race that remains too close to call a week after Election Day. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)

Defeated Republican Rep. Mia Love delivers rebuke to Trump

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Defeated Republican Congresswoman Mia Love has delivered a sharp rebuke to President Donald Trump and the party’s relationship with black Americans. The first and only black Republican woman in Congress spoke Monday for the first time since she was narrowly defeated by Democrat Ben McAdams […]

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Utah lawmaker hopes to end straight-party ticket voting

Utah lawmaker hopes to end straight-party ticket voting

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Utah lawmaker wants to put an end to straight-party ticket voting, or the process when voters mark just one box on a ballot to cast votes for all candidates running under one party’s banner. The Salt Lake Tribune reports Rep. Patrice Arent, D-Millcreek, says she plans […]

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Once rising GOP star, Utah’s Mia Love loses seat to Democrat

Once rising GOP star, Utah’s Mia Love loses seat to Democrat

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah’s Mia Love was tabbed as a rising star in the GOP when she became the first black Republican woman in Congress with her 2014 victory. But on Tuesday she became the latest Republican incumbent to fall in the midterm election’s Democratic wave that has […]

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McAdams takes lead over Love, claims win in Utah House race

McAdams takes lead over Love, claims win in Utah House race

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Democrat Ben McAdams declared victory Monday night in the tight race for a U.S. House seat in Utah, but his opponent Republican Rep. Mia Love didn’t concede and The Associated Press has not called the race. McAdams called himself the winner at a news conference […]

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