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Utah to challenge decision overturning death row conviction

Nov. 28, 2022 18:37 PM EST

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah's attorney general plans to file an appeal challenging a judge's decision to overturn a death penalty conviction three years after the state's Supreme Court ordered a new trial due to claims of prosecutorial misconduct. Douglas Stewart Carter, 67, has...

McMullin loss in Utah raises independent candidacy questions

Nov. 12, 2022 11:05 AM EST

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah Democrats' decision to back an independent rather than nominate a member of their own party to take on Republican Mike Lee transformed the state's U.S. Senate race from foregone conclusion to closely watched slugfest. Independent Evan McMullin, an...

Burgess Owens, GOP congressmen win reelection in Utah

Nov. 09, 2022 02:04 AM EST

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — U.S. Rep. Burgess Owens won reelection to a second term on Tuesday, solidifying the Republican Party’s grip on Utah’s delegation to Washington as it vies for control of the U.S. House of Representatives. Republican Reps. Blake Moore, Chris Stewart and John...

Republican Burgess Owens wins reelection to U.S. House in Utah's 4th Congressional District

Nov. 09, 2022 01:18 AM EST
WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican Burgess Owens wins reelection to U.S. House in Utah's 4th Congressional District.

Republican John Curtis wins reelection to U.S. House in Utah's 3rd Congressional District

Nov. 09, 2022 01:16 AM EST
WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican John Curtis wins reelection to U.S. House in Utah's 3rd Congressional District.

Republican Chris Stewart wins reelection to U.S. House in Utah's 2nd Congressional District

Nov. 09, 2022 01:08 AM EST
WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican Chris Stewart wins reelection to U.S. House in Utah's 2nd Congressional District.

Republican Blake Moore wins reelection to U.S. House in Utah's 1st Congressional District

Nov. 09, 2022 00:43 AM EST
WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican Blake Moore wins reelection to U.S. House in Utah's 1st Congressional District.

Utah: What to expect on election night

Nov. 02, 2022 11:25 AM EDT

Utah's politics borrow a great deal from the state's predominant religion, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Most of its population and a vast majority of its politicians are members of the faith. Republicans hold every statewide office, all four seats in the U.S....

Utah Rep. Owens, McDonald agree on little in only debate

Oct. 28, 2022 23:44 PM EDT

SOUTH JORDAN, Utah (AP) — U.S. Rep. Burgess Owens and Democratic challenger Darlene McDonald agreed on none of the issues addressed Friday in their only debate before the midterm elections, with each largely echoing their party's talking points on inflation, abortion and infrastructure spending....

Utah Senate race: Referendum on direction Trump has led GOP

Oct. 22, 2022 13:06 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Just weeks before the Nov. 8 vote, Utah's senior senator, Republican Mike Lee, is now acknowledging a real reelection threat from Evan McMullin, an anti-Donald Trump independent and former Republican challenging him in the state's most competitive Senate race in decades. ...