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Salt Lake City to provide free feminine hygiene products in city buildings

Gretel Kauffman, KSL  |  Posted Jun 18th - 10:13pm

With its $20,000 pilot program, Salt Lake City joins a number of other cities across the country in offering tampons and sanitary pads at no cost in public building restrooms.

Utah prisons see biggest population increase in at least 20 years

Dennis Romboy, KSL  |  Posted Jun 18th - 8:38pm

The population at the Utah State Prison grew by 257 inmates in the past year, the largest 12-month increase in at least 20 years. Corrections officials say they're alarmed and fear they could run out of beds.

After shooting, Buttigieg says police must activate cameras

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 18th - 8:04pm

South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg (BOO'-tuh-juhj) is telling officers after a fatal police shooting that they must activate their body cameras during any interaction with civilians.

Trump rehashes gripes, rips 'radical' Dems in 2020 launch

Jill Colvin, Jonathan Lemire and Michael Schneider, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 18th - 7:33pm

Jabbing at the press and poking the eye of the political establishment he ran against in 2016, President Donald Trump officially kicked off his reelection campaign Tuesday with a grievance-filled Florida rally that focused more on settling scores than laying out his agenda for a second term.

Salt Lake City teachers rally amid salary negotiation standstill

Ashley Imlay, KSL  |  Posted Jun 18th - 5:47pm

Amid an impasse in salary negotiations, about 150 Salt Lake School District teachers rallied Tuesday to ask for more money.

Testing company that lost Utah contract hasn't been paid since January, still working to recover data

Lisa Riley Roche, KSL  |  Posted Jun 18th - 4:40pm

Utah lawmakers were told Tuesday there's more than $2 million in unpaid invoices from the testing company whose contract was terminated earlier this month after a series of problems surfaced.

McConnell on reparations for slavery: Not a 'good idea'

Laurie Kellman, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 18th - 1:08pm

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Tuesday rejected reparations for slavery in part because it would be hard to know whom to pay.

Trump: Shanahan out at Pentagon, Esper now acting secretary

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 18th - 12:41pm

President Donald Trump announced Tuesday that Acting Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan is withdrawing his nomination to lead the Pentagon.

Biden balances middle-class appeal with ritzy fundraisers

Thomas Beaumont and Brian Slodysko, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 18th - 12:23pm

During the early weeks of his presidential campaign, Joe Biden stopped by this exclusive Dallas-area enclave to headline a fundraiser at the home of Russel Budd, a lawyer known for overseeing billions of dollars in settlements with corporations sued for asbestos exposure. The former vice president urged the lawyers in the room to go after pharmaceutical companies and told them their work mattered.

Trump could have tough time meeting his deportation threat

Colleen Long, Jill Colvin and Elliot Spagat, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 18th - 12:07pm

President Donald Trump could have a tough time making good on his threat to deport millions of people living in the U.S. illegally. But maybe that wasn't his point.

Alabama's Roy Moore to announce US Senate plans Thursday

Kim Chandler, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 18th - 11:03am

Conservative firebrand Roy Moore of Alabama will announce this week if he is running for U.S. Senate in 2020.

Collins casts 7,000th straight vote as reelection race looms

David Sharp, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 18th - 10:57am

Republican Sen. Susan Collins on Tuesday took her 7,000th consecutive vote as a member of the U.S. Senate, extending a streak she has carefully maintained during more than two decades in the Senate.

Flap over Lt. Gov. aide's firing roils Kentucky leadership

Bruce Schreiner, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 18th - 10:53am

When the Kentucky governor's chief of staff authorized the firing of a top aide to the lieutenant governor he "overstepped his boundaries," Lt. Gov. Jenean Hampton said Tuesday, ratcheting up an unsettling election-year dispute for Republicans.

US, Iran voice resolve in brinkmanship, say war not sought

Matthew Lee, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 18th - 10:33am

The United States and Iran said Tuesday they were not seeking war with each other as tensions simmered between the two in the Persian Gulf and President Donald Trump vowed the U.S. would respond to any attack.

Republicans renew call for hearing on Fairfax allegations

Alan Suderman, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 18th - 10:18am

Virginia Republicans are renewing their push to hold a bipartisan hearing into sexual assault allegations two women have made against the state's Democratic lieutenant governor. Their effort looks doomed, as Democrats quickly opposed it and called it a political stunt.

Biden teases a $19.8M fundraising haul for this quarter

Brian Slodysko, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 18th - 9:57am

Joe Biden touted fundraising figures on Monday that suggest he has taken in at least $19 million this quarter, a sum that — if true — would top what all of his leading rivals raised during the last period.

Utah legislator Dan McCay isn't running for Congress

Gretel Kauffman, KSL  |  Posted Jun 18th - 7:38am

State Sen. Dan McCay said Monday that he doesn't plan to challenge U.S. Rep. Ben McAdams in Utah’s 4th Congressional District.

GOP candidates for Utah governor raising campaign funds at rapid pace

Dennis Romboy, KSL  |  Posted Jun 18th - 7:02am

Republican Lt. Gov. Spencer Cox has raised more than $250,000 since announcing his candidacy for governor a month ago, according to his campaign.

Disgraced former Virginia lawmaker gets new opponent

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 19th - 4:48am

A former Virginia lawmaker who used to spend his days at the General Assembly and his nights in jail after being accused of having sex with his teenage secretary is facing an independent challenger after recently winning a Democratic primary contest.