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New county clerk to tackle election woes in Utah County

New county clerk to tackle election woes in Utah County

PROVO, Utah (AP) — The incoming county clerk in Utah County used to work for a major construction machinery company helping companies increase sales and efficiencies. Now, Amelia Powers will be tasked with figuring out to run efficient elections in a county that Gov. Gary Herbert called out last month […]

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McAdams-Love race in Utah spurred $11M in spending

McAdams-Love race in Utah spurred $11M in spending

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — New figures show the fierce battle for a U.S. House in Utah where Democrat Ben McAdams narrowly unseated Republican Mia Love was one of the most expensive races in Utah history. Final campaign finance reports filed Thursday with the Federal Election Commission show that about […]

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Ghorbani to run for mayoral post being vacated by McAdams

Ghorbani to run for mayoral post being vacated by McAdams

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Defeated Democratic congressional candidate Shireen Ghorbani is running to become the next mayor of Salt Lake County. Ghorbani declared her candidacy Saturday for the mayoral post being vacated by U.S. Rep.-elect Ben McAdams. Ghorbani works in communications at the University of Utah. In her first […]

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Latino businessman launches bid for Salt Lake City mayor

Latino businessman launches bid for Salt Lake City mayor

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Utah businessman is challenging Salt Lake City mayor Jackie Biskupski in hopes of becoming the capital’s first ethnic-minority leader. The Salt Lake Tribune reports Democrat David Ibarra made the announcement Tuesday backed by Salt Lake County Attorney Sim Gill and former mayor Rocky Anderson. Ibarra’s father […]

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After midnight, Utah Governor Gary Herbert thanks the Representatives for their work as the Legidlators ended the 2012 session in the Utah House of Representatives, Thursday, March 8, 2012.

Governor calls out county’s long lines at polling places

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah Gov. Gary Herbert has harsh words for election officials in a county with long voting lines and uncounted ballots in a still-undecided Congressional race. Herbert said in a statement Thursday that Utah County is the “the epicenter of dysfunction” anytime glitches are reported on […]

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Utah mayor slain in Afghanistan urged Americans to vote

Utah mayor slain in Afghanistan urged Americans to vote

DOVER AIR FORCE BASE, Delaware (AP) — The body of a Utah mayor and Army National Guard member who urged Americans to vote before he was killed in Afghanistan has been returned to U.S. soil. Military officials said 39-year-old North Ogden Mayor Brent Taylor was shot to death Saturday by […]

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Utah governor defends Democrat against religious freedom ad

Utah governor defends Democrat against religious freedom ad

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah Gov. Gary Herbert defended a Democratic Utah House member after the Republican challenger sent out a mailer insinuating that the incumbent does not back religious freedom. The Deseret News reports Todd Zenger says in the ad that he is the only candidate for the state House […]

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Candidates hit the streets in last days of close House race

Candidates hit the streets in last days of close House race

WEST JORDAN, Utah (AP) — Days before voters will decide a razor-thin race one of Utah’s U.S. House seats, Republican Rep. Mia Love and challenger Ben McAdams are hitting the streets to urge every last voter to cast their ballots. McAdams knocked on doors Saturday while Love and her team […]

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Navajos head to polls in potentially historic county race

Navajos head to polls in potentially historic county race

MONUMENT VALLEY, Utah (AP) — As tribes around the United States fight for increased access to the ballot box , Navajo voters could tip the balance of power in one Utah county in the first general election since a federal judge overturned their voting districts as illegally drawn to minimize Native American […]

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Listen to Interviews with Mia Love and Ben McAdams

Listen to Interviews with Mia Love and Ben McAdams

Incumbent Mia Love and challenger Ben McAdams spoke with Robert Lovell and Aimee Cobabe during KSVC’s Morning Talk on Wednesday. Mia Love (R) and Salt Lake County Mayor Ben McAdams (D) are running to represent Utah’s 4th Congressional District. McAdams: Love: