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Republican congressional candidate John Curtis is leading fundraising totals heading into the final stretch of the 3rd District House race.

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The future of a limited Medicaid expansion in Utah is in question after the departure of U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Tom Price.

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Anyone who follows Utah politics or the hashtag #utpol on Twitter knows Republican state Sen. Todd Weiler. He freely admits he can be pretty sarcastic online. He pokes fun at liberals, current events and his tortured love of BYU football.

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Former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon is reportedly fielding candidates in an effort to unseat Utah Sen. Orrin Hatch and other establishment Republicans.

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Sen. Orrin Hatch says he’s not ready to take a firm position on the regulation of bump stocks, the controversial device used in last week’s mass shooting in Las Vegas.

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Congressional candidate John Curtis picked up a major endorsement on Wednesday from Republican Mitt Romney for the 3rd District special election.

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Utah's elected officials have offered assistance to Nevada authorities following the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. History. At least 58 people were killed and more than 500 injured when a shooter opened fire on people attending a country music concert on the Las Vegas Strip on Sunday night. 

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At least four ballot initiatives are expected to go before voters next year - and there might soon be a fifth.

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The chair of Utah’s Republican party says it will now be up to the public to decide on a direct primary system after the re-launching of the Count My Vote ballot initiative.

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Provocative commentator Ben Shapiro told a crowd at the University of Utah that he thinks it’s pathetic college campuses have to beef up security when conservatives come to speak. Shapiro’s lecture took place amid heightened political tensions on campuses across the country.

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An upcoming televised debate between candidates running to replace former Congressman Jason Chaffetz will now include a third-party candidate.

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Utah’s senators could have one more chance to vote on a proposal to replace the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare, but time is running out.

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Organizers behind a ballot initiative known as Count My Vote are planning to restart their efforts this week.

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New information emerged over the weekend on the advice Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke is giving president Donald Trump on two national monuments in Utah.

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Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-UT, says it’s “high time” to allow research into the medical benefits of marijuana.

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Imagine you’re Mitt Romney. You’re 70 years old. A distinguished statesman. A former governor of Massachusetts and a two-time Republican presidential candidate. What do you do in your golden years?

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Utah Congressman Chris Stewart is defending his “no” vote on a House bill that provides disaster relief funding for Houston residents after Hurricane Harvey.

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Utah’s business community has joined a growing chorus of concern over President Trump’s decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. 

Utah’s elected officials reacted swiftly to the president’s decision Tuesday to discontinue a program that protects children of undocumented immigrants.

Gov. Gary Herbert says Congress must act “quickly, humanely and with certainty” to fix the country’s broken immigration system.

His was just one of several statements issued across Utah’s political establishment after Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced an end to the Obama administration’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, better known as DACA.

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U.S. Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein addressed a Utah conference Wednesday on the Trump administration’s multi-front fight against violent crime and terror.

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Provo resident Jennifer Griffin is in her 40s, works in the film industry and doesn’t always vote in primaries.

Except earlier this month when she made the decision to register as a Republican to cast her ballot for Provo Mayor John Curtis, who won the 3rd District’s primary on Aug. 15.

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Utah Democrats will hold a second convention next week to address unfinished business from their previous gathering.

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Third District Congressional candidate John Curtis has solidified the Republican nomination in his bid to replace former Representative Jason Chaffetz.

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John Curtis was declared the winner of the 3rd District Republican primary just two hours after the first wave of ballots were counted on Tuesday night.

 

But the Provo mayor wasn’t the only one celebrating.

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Provo Mayor John Curtis was declared the winner of Tuesday night’s Republican primary for the congressional race to replace Jason Chaffetz, though his main opponent had not yet conceded.  

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Elected officials gathered on the steps of the Utah State Capitol Monday night in a show of unity against racist demonstrations in Charlottesville, Va., over the weekend.

Organizers are planning two rallies tonight in Salt Lake in response to a white nationalist protest that turned violent over the weekend in Charlottesville, Va. 

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Utahns will cast their ballots in primary elections along the Wasatch Front next week. Among the hundreds of candidates competing are several millennials running for office for the first time.

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Democratic Congressional candidate Kathie Allen is launching a health care listening tour in a bid to highlight an issue she hopes will resonate with voters of the 3rd District.

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A national group focused on enacting congressional term limits has launched a Utah chapter.

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