Sen.-elect Mitt Romney hits orientation in D.C. and gets a (temporary) basement office

Washington • Sen.-elect Mitt Romney joined his fellow incoming senators at the Capitol on Tuesday, starting his transition into office beginning with his assignment of temporary working space tucked into the basement.Romney, a Utah Republican who will …

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Gehrke: The math doesn’t look good for Rep. Mia Love after Utah County updates its vote count

Here’s where the tight 4th District race stands after Tuesday’s early updates: With about 37,000 new Utah County votes added, there are a little more than 114,000 still outstanding in the four counties that make up the 4th District.Salt Lake County: 78…

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Will Utah have an independent redistricting commission? Update totals show Prop 4 losing its slight lead, with more votes still to count.

A ballot proposition to create an independent redistricting commission lost its slim lead in an updated vote tally released midday Tuesday.The new totals, which included an infusion from conservative Utah County, show Proposition 4 losing by 593 votes….

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Utah running back Armand Shyne responds to his promotion with a Zack Moss-level performance.

Utah already delivered the game-winning touchdown and the game-saving defensive play, and then the Utes needed the game-ending drive.Armand Shyne took care of almost everything, covering all but the last 2 yards on the Rice-Eccles Stadium field and the…

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Ben McAdams holds a 1,020 vote lead over Rep. Mia Love after update in Utah County totals. More results expected today.

Ben McAdams held his tenuous lead over Rep. Mia Love, R-Utah, on Tuesday, following the addition of roughly 40,000 votes to Utah County’s election totals.While only 7,666 of those ballots fell within the 4th Congressional District — where the Democrati…

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Undefeated BYU remains the No. 1 women’s volleyball team in the land, but injuries are testing Cougars’ ability to stay on top

Provo • Before every practice, team meeting, get-together or match, every member of BYU’s women’s volleyball team gathers for a big cheer. Then, every person gives a high-five to every other person there.“We read somewhere that it helps build chemistry…

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Dana Milbank: Donald Trump knows the true meaning of sacrifice

“We are the Dead. Short days agoWe lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,Loved and were loved, and now we lie,In Flanders fields.”— Canadian soldier John McCrae, remembering the sacrifice of fellow World War I troops.“We’re getting drenched.”— President Tr…

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Catherine Rampell: The Evergreen State just rejected the Green Wave. Will it ever wash ashore?

The Evergreen State rejected the Green Wave last week. But there may yet be hope for it to one day wash ashore.This past summer, Washington Gov. Jay Inslee (D) pitched his state to me as a model for the country, one that illustrated how Democrats could…

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University of Utah trustees approve $80M bonding for Rice-Eccles Stadium expansion to 51,000 seats

Rice-Eccles Stadium will be expanded to 51,000 seats and feature premium seating in the south end zone, according to plans approved Tuesday by the University of Utah Board of Trustees.The $80 million project, closing in the bowl on the south end and bu…

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Utah cancels partial Medicaid request after expansion passes

Utah officials are asking the federal government to cancel their request for a limited Medicaid expansion with a work requirement after voters approved a full expansion.Utah Department of Health spokeswoman Kolbi Young says the state has asked federal …

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Where you can eat out on Thanksgiving — these Utah restaurants will serve turkey, stuffing and pumpkin pie as well as prime rib, salmon, pizza, even mac ‘n’ cheese

Whether you’re looking for a casual Thanksgiving meal or an elegant holiday dinner, there is a Utah restaurant ready to serve you and your family on Thursday, Nov. 22.Most restaurants stick to the traditional menu of roast turkey with stuffing, mashed …

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Brighton will open two lifts on Thursday, kicking off Utah’s ski season

Utah skiers and snowboarders have two days to get ready for this winter’s ski season, because the first runs open Thursday.Brighton Resort, at the top of Big Cottonwood Canyon, announced Tuesday that it would open “top to bottom” on its Majestic and Ex…

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Hate crimes rose 17 percent last year, according to new FBI data

Washington • Hate crimes in America rose 17 percent last year, the third consecutive year that such crimes increased, according to newly released FBI data.Law enforcement agencies reported 7,175 hate crimes occurred in 2017, up from 6,121 in 2016. That…

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Sinema wins in Arizona as Democrats capture a longtime GOP Senate seat

Democratic Senate candidate Kyrsten Sinema captured a long-held Republican seat in Arizona, defeating Republican Martha McSally and narrowing the GOP’s majority in the upper chamber.Sinema, a three-term congresswoman, overcame attacks on her more liber…

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CNN sues White House to regain access for reporter Jim Acosta

CNN sued the Trump administration on behalf of reporter Jim Acosta on Tuesday, asking a court to restore Acosta’s White House press pass after President Donald Trump suspended it last week.The unusual suit, an escalation of Trump’s longrunning war of w…

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Family says father and 9-year-old son died in Provo barn fire

A father and his 9-year-old son died in the fire that destroyed several buildings at a Provo farm on Monday morning.Police have confirmed the deaths but have not officially released the identities of the victims. However, family members have identified…

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Letter: Hatch’s legacy is set in stone

Dear Orrin Hatch,You will soon leave the Senate with a distinctive legacy. You have decided to support a Supreme Court nominee who repeatedly lied to your face during the hearing, telling you that his high school bio was full of warm fuzzies of his fri…

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Jennifer Rubin: Three options for conscientious Republicans (or ex-Republicans)

President Donald Trump has proved beyond a reasonable doubt he is incapable of learning or living up to the requirements of the job. In the aftermath of last week’s elections, Republicans each day show beyond a reasonable doubt that they do not intend …

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Political Cornflakes: CNN sues Trump, White House over press access

CNN sues Trump, White House over press access. McAdams remains in the lead over Love but race still too close to call. Hatch to be awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom.Happy Tuesday. CNN filed a lawsuit Tuesday morning against President Donald Tru…

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Commentary: Macron’s EU Army? NATO isn’t the challenge. It’s European integration.

Late last week, French President Emmanuel Macron angered President Trump by calling for a European army. When the two met at the Elysée Palace Saturday, Macron soothed his U.S. counterpart by suggesting his proposal would help with burden-sharing in NA…

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