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Trump administration approves 2 coal mining projects in Utah

Trump administration approves 2 coal mining projects in Utah

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Trump administration on Thursday announced the approval of two coal mining projects in southern Utah, including one nestled between two national parks in the state’s red rock region. The U.S. Department of the Interior announced the mining projects in a news release Thursday, declaring […]

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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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Mitt Romney says shutdown not ‘way to get things done’

Mitt Romney says shutdown not ‘way to get things done’

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — U.S. Sen. Mitt Romney says he doesn’t think using the government shutdown to push for funding for a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border is the right way “to get things done.” The Standard-Examiner newspaper reports the Utah senator made the comments Tuesday night in Farmington, Utah, during […]

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Mitt Romney to hold town hall in Utah Tuesday

Mitt Romney to hold town hall in Utah Tuesday

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Mitt Romney is set to hold his first town hall as a sitting senator for Utah as a government shutdown continues. The event is set for Tuesday night in Farmington, at the Davis County Administration Building. Romney also appeared in Ogden last week to meet […]

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Romney backs Trump in shutdown showdown, questions Pelosi

Romney backs Trump in shutdown showdown, questions Pelosi

OGDEN, Utah (AP) — U.S. Sen. Mitt Romney of Utah said Friday he supports President Donald Trump’s push for a border wall that has led to a government shutdown and questioned why Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi won’t agree to “another few miles” of barriers on the U.S.-Mexico border. Romney […]

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Orrin Hatch ends 4-decade Senate run as unique GOP voice

Orrin Hatch ends 4-decade Senate run as unique GOP voice

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Orrin Hatch ended his tenure Thursday as the longest-serving Republican senator in history, capping a unique career that positioned him as one of the most prominent conservatives in the United States. The departure of the vocal supporter of President Donald Trump ushers in another outsized […]

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Republicans worry a primary challenge would hurt Trump

Republicans worry a primary challenge would hurt Trump

NEW YORK (AP) — Donald Trump declared himself “the most popular president in the history of the Republican Party” on Wednesday. Yet his allies fear a primary challenge from a high-profile Republican could doom his re-election. The concern was outlined in a private email shared among Republican National Committee members […]

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Incoming Sen. Romney questions Trump’s ‘character’ in op-ed

Incoming Sen. Romney questions Trump’s ‘character’ in op-ed

WASHINGTON (AP) —The Latest on Sen.-elect Mitt Romney’s criticism of President Donald Trump (all times local): 8:10 a.m. President Donald Trump is responding to blistering criticism from Republican Sen.-elect Mitt Romney. Trump says he would “much prefer that Mitt focus on Border Security and so many other things where he […]

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Departure of Trump’s GOP critics in Senate leaves a void

Departure of Trump’s GOP critics in Senate leaves a void

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s most prominent GOP critics on Capitol Hill are days away from completing their Senate careers, raising the question of who — if anyone — will take their place as willing to publicly criticize a president who remains popular with nearly 9 in 10 Republican […]

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Senate votes to name Salt Lake City courthouse after Hatch

Senate votes to name Salt Lake City courthouse after Hatch

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The nameless federal courthouse in Salt Lake City could soon have a name. The Senate passed a bill Thursday to name the building the Orrin G. Hatch Federal Courthouse in honor of the outgoing senator. Hatch says he’s “honored and overwhelmed” that the Senate voted […]

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