NORTH OGDEN, Utah (AP) — President Donald Trump has signed into law a bill passed by Congress to rename a Department of Veterans Affairs facility in Utah after a mayor who was killed while serving...
Utah say goodbye to $1 million for parks during ’13 shutdown
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah leaders are resigned to the fact that they are likely to never be repaid the nearly $1 million the state spent in 2013 to keep its popular national parks open during a government shutdown.
Puerto Rico gov backs US-sponsored statehood referendum
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico's governor says he would back a federally sponsored referendum that asks voters whether the U.S. territory should become a state.
Ricardo Rossello made the announcement on Friday after U.S. Rep. Rob Bishop of Utah asked the U.S. attorney general this week to certify such a referendum.
Puerto Rico has held five non-federal referendums, although none specifically asked people to simply vote yes or no on statehood.
Republican Rep. Rob Bishop has bested two opponents to win re-election to a ninth term
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Republican Rep. Rob Bishop has bested two opponents to win re-election to a ninth term.
Democrat, United Utah Party candidate, GOP incumbent debate
LOGAN, Utah (AP) — A Democrat and a United Utah Party candidate in the state's 1st Congressional District squared off against Republican incumbent Rep. Rob Bishop at the Utah Debate Commission's debate.
Bishop's opponents, United Utah Party candidate Eric Eliason and Democrat Lee Castillo, attempted Wednesday to paint the Republican as a career politician who represents special interests rather than Utah voters.
Zinke heads to Zion to highlight park maintenance backlog
ZION NATIONAL PARK, Utah (AP) — Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke is visiting Zion National Park to highlight a backlog of maintenance projects.
Zinke will be joined Monday by Utah Republican Reps. Rob Bishop, Chris Stewart and John Curtis.
The Interior Department has been trying to tackle nearly $12 billion in overdue maintenance projects across the country.
Bishop pushes Ogden as future Bureau of Land Management home
OGDEN, Utah (AP) — U.S. Rep. Rob Bishop said Thursday that Ogden should be the new home of the headquarters of Bureau of Land Management and that he'll make his case when a high-ranking Interior Department official visits the northern Utah city next week.
Bishop said he and Ogden officials plan to give a city tour to the acting assistant secretary of the Department of the Interior, Susan Combs, the Standard-Examiner newspaper reports .
United Utah hopeful gets nod from ex-contenders in 2 parties
OGDEN, Utah (AP) — A northern Utah candidate for a new centrist third-party has picked up some endorsements from former Democratic and Republican contenders.
Congressman Rob Bishop to host town halls this week
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — U.S Rep. Rob Bishop is scheduled to hold a series of town hall meetings this week.
The meetings will be held Tuesday in Vernal, Wednesday in North Logan and Thursday in both Morgan and South Weber.
Bishop says he's looking forward to "a positive discussion on the issues important to Utah families."
Puerto Rico introduces bill to become US state
WASHINGTON (AP) — Puerto Rico's non-voting representative in Congress is introducing a bill that seeks to make the U.S. territory a state by 2021.
Resident Commissioner Jenniffer Gonzalez said Wednesday that 14 Democrats and 20 Republicans currently sponsor the bill among the 435 members in the House of Representatives.
"This is the first step to open a serious discussion regarding the ultimate status for the island," Gonzalez said.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Social worker Lee Castillo has won the Democratic primary to challenge eight-term Republican Rep. Rob Bishop in November.
Castillo defeated businessman Kurt Weiland in Tuesday's primary to become the Democratic nominee for Utah's 1st Congressional District. The district runs across the northern part of the state.
Castillo is a gay Hispanic single father who has depicted himself as a voice for marginalized communities.
Social worker Lee Castillo wins Utah Democratic primary for U.S. House to face incumbent Rob Bishop in November.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Social worker Lee Castillo wins Utah Democratic primary for U.S. House to face incumbent Rob Bishop in November. .
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Latest on a primary election in Utah (all times local):
Social worker Lee Castillo was leading businessman Kurt Weiland in the Democratic primary in Utah's 1st Congressional District, but the race was too close to call.
Castillo led by more than 10 percentage points in votes tabulated by The Associated Press Tuesday night.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The U.S. House has approved a plan to turn northern Utah's Golden Spike National Historic Site into a park that will boost its prominence.
The proposal from Utah Republican Rep. Rob Bishop would make the site at Promontory Summit where the first transcontinental railroad in country was completed in 1869 a national historic park.
AP News Guide: Utah’s primary election
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah's Republican voters will decide Tuesday whether to revive former presidential candidate Mitt Romney's political career by making him their nominee to replace retiring U.S. Sen. Orrin Hatch.
Romney's primary matchup against state Rep. Mike Kennedy is the highest profile race Tuesday..
Voters up and down the state will select nominees to the U.S. House, state Legislature and local offices.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Utah Democrat running to replace eight-term U.S. Rep. Rob Bishop is being cited for failing to file financial disclosure forms.
The Federal Election Commission said Friday that Kurt Weiland had not filed campaign finance paperwork for the two months ahead of Tuesday's Democratic primary.
The FEC said it could take additional action such as imposing a fine on the campaign.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Early voting for Utah's primary election has begun, with the marquee matchup pitting former presidential candidate Mitt Romney against state lawmaker Mike Kennedy to become the Republican nominee for Senate.
Polls were scheduled to open in at least 11 locations around the state Tuesday. Early voting will run until the primary election on June 26.
Mail-in ballots were sent to voters starting last week.
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OGDEN, Utah (AP) — Utah Republican Rep. Rob Bishop wants to turn northern Utah's Golden Spike National Historic Site into a national park.
Bishop told The Standard-Examiner in Ogden that he's introducing legislation Thursday that would elevate the status of the site at Promontory Summit where the first transcontinental railroad in country was completed in 1869.
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Another Republican official has declared his support for granting Puerto Rico statehood.
U.S. Rep. Rob Bishop of Utah said Friday, however, that the U.S. territory first has to have a vibrant economy and a stable government. The island is trying to restructure a portion of its more than $70 billion public debt load amid an 11-year recession.
Utah Republican convention to hear from Romney, more
WEST VALLEY CITY, Utah (AP) — Utah Republican party members are gathering to decide if U.S. Senate hopeful Mitt Romney will be forced into a primary as they choose nominees for races ranging from Congress to state Legislature.
The group of several thousand core party members will talk with candidates Saturday at decked-out booths and listen to speeches.
Bishop praises plans to speed permits, move US land managers
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah Republican Rep. Rob Bishop is praising the Trump administration's plans and streamline environmental reviews to speed up permits for infrastructure projects.
Bishop told lawmakers in Utah's Senate in Salt Lake City on Monday that Trump's plan to shorten the environmental review process as part of the president's $1.5 trillion infrastructure plan will make it so "you can build things in a reasonable amount of time."
Utah Sen. Mike Lee uninjured in GOP train crash in Virginia
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Aides say U.S. Sen. Mike Lee escaped injury and was the only member of Utah's Republican congressional delegation on a train carrying dozens of GOP lawmakers that collided with a truck on tracks in central Virginia.
Lee spokesman Conn Carroll said in an email that the senator was unhurt in the Wednesday morning crash.
Congressional staffers said in emails that U.S. Sen. Orrin Hatch and Utah Reps. Rob Bishop, Chris Stewart, Mia Love and John Curtis were not on the train.
Weber County voters to pick federal, state, county hopefuls in ’18 balloting
OGDEN — Weber County voters will have plenty of candidates to choose from in elections this year.
It’s not a presidential year, but voters still have important choices to make — for U.S. Senate, U.S. House, in several county races and also for school board. Here’s a rundown, with information coming from the the Weber County elections office:
House GOP moves to revamp law on national monuments
WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans are moving to restrict the president's ability to protect millions of acres of federal land considered historic, geographically significant or culturally important.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Congressional Republicans are moving forward with legislation to roll back the Endangered Species Act, amid complaints that the landmark 44-year-old law hinders drilling, logging and other activities.
At simultaneous hearings Wednesday, House and Senate committees considered bills to revise the law and limit lengthy and costly litigation associated with it.
Needville residents go to Capitol Hill to discuss youth, mental health issues
Needville residents Helaine Sandler and Nikki Preece of Fulshear Treatment to Transition went to Capitol Hill to meet with congressional representatives and staff members as part of a 25-member delegation from the National Association of Therapeutic Schools and Programs (NATSAP).
NATSAP is the North American resource for programs and professionals assisting young people with emotional and behavioral difficulties.
President Donald Trump signed an executive order last week instructing Secretary Ryan Zinke to review dozens of national monuments with an eye towards either shrinking the monuments or eliminating them altogether. The order involves all monuments designated in the last 21 years that are larger than 100,000 acres or those that Zinke decides were designated without enough local input.
Bishop no fan of executive orders, says travel ban temporary
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — U.S. Rep. Rob Bishop says he wants to reign in presidential executive orders but stopped short of criticizing any issued by President Donald Trump.
Bishop made the comments Friday morning while addressing Utah's Legislature.
The Republican congressman declined to comment on the specifics of Trump's controversial ban on travelers from seven predominantly Muslim nations, saying he didn't want to speak about it while it was being challenged in court.
Sensing an ironyI heard Rep. Lamar Smith refer to people who object to President Donald Trump’s executive order on immigration as “intellectually dishonest.”This is the same Lamar Smith who questions global warming, regardless of the scientific data. Hearing Rep. Smith accuse others of being “intellectually dishonest” seems ironic.Andy ParsonsRemedial scienceOur congressman, Lamar Smith, heads the house Science and Technology committee (go figure), but obviously misunderstands the science of...
Keeping federal public lands public is a big issue in Montana and the West. It’s an issue that Rep. Ryan Zinke campaigned on in his successful bid for re-election. In his first term, Zinke frequently described himself as a Teddy Roosevelt Republican, strongly committed to protecting and preserving public lands owned by the people of the United States.
A rules change approved Tuesday by the U.S. House of Representatives with support from Interior secretary nominee Rep. Ryan Zinke, R-Mont., will make it easier for the federal government to transfer federal lands to states.
Utah Republicans say they worry Utah monument is looming
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Two Utah congressmen and Gov. Gary Herbert on Thursday said they worry President Barack Obama will use the waning days of his administration to name a new national monument in the state, something Utah officials say they plan to fight.
As the Donald Trump show continues to distract the country, and as social, moral and political battles are being waged across media outlets — wouldn’t we still like each other without Facebook? — something even scarier is happening behind the scenes.
A Trump presidency is as good as a bucket of blood in the drink with political sharks from the far right sniffing the next four years as a perfect opportunity to implement their far-fetched schemes. In this day and age, anything is possible, right?
So many battles to anticipate as the people of the United States seek to protect what is theirs from rapacious politicians driven either by extreme conservative philosophy or the more down-to-earth urge to line their pockets.
Utah Congress: Love, Lee win re-election to US Senate
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — U.S. Rep. Mia Love won re-election in Utah on Tuesday after defeating Democrat Doug Owens for the second time, while U.S. Sen. Mike Lee defeated political newcomer Misty Snow.
The other members of the state's congressional delegation up for re-election — Republican Reps. Jason Chaffetz, Chris Stewart and Rob Bishop — also sailed to wins in their bids for new terms.
House Majority Whip Steve Scalise makes Donald Trump’s Second Amendment team
Donald Trump has tapped U.S. House Majority Whip Steve Scalise, of Louisiana, for the GOP presidential candidate's Second Amendment Coalition, a panel of advisers on issues related to gun rights and the U.S. Supreme Court.
Scalise's name was announced along with 63 others as part of the unveiling of the coalition that, presumably, would only continue to exist if Trump defeats Democratic rival Hillary Clinton in next week's election.
Democrat: Bishop mailer is reckless, invites attack on base
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Democratic congressional candidate Peter Clemens is criticizing Republican opponent U.S. Rep. Rob Bishop for a campaign mailer he says irresponsibly invites an attack from Islamic State militants on northern Utah's Hill Air Force Base.
Utah Trump supporters rally, urge GOP to ‘come home’
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Some of Utah's top Republicans urged their fellow conservatives on Tuesday to unite around Donald Trump amid fears a surging third-party candidate is siphoning off votes from the billionaire in the solidly red state.
Sen. Orrin Hatch, Reps. Rob Bishop and Chris Stewart, and others spoke at a rally inside Utah's Capitol attended by about 150 supporters decked out with Trump campaign signs, shirts, and stickers.
After a long week in Standing Rock, N.D., I returned to work inspired to carry the water protectors’ clarity of vision and the call for courageous action into my own work to protect our communities back home in New Mexico. In visiting with my friend about our exciting collaboration to solarize the Tewa Women United community center where I work, I learned of a U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Natural Resource field hearing hosted by Rep. Rob Bishop, R-Utah, and Rep. Bruce Westerman, R-Ark., in Santa Fe.
US Rep Bishop clashes with Democratic challenger in debate
OGDEN, Utah (AP) — U.S. Rep. Rob Bishop and his Democratic opponent clashed on medical marijuana, climate change, and the Republican's continued support for Donald Trump at a debate.
The Standard-Examiner reports (http://bit.ly/2e2wxnK) doctor Peter Clemens challenged the seven-term incumbent during a spirited event in Ogden on Monday.
Utah public lands plan gets first hearing in Congress
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Two Utah congressmen on Wednesday pitched their broad plan to manage 18 million acres of the state's land as a more locally driven way to protect a sacred Native American site than a sweeping declaration from the president.
The public lands initiative from Reps. Rob Bishop and Jason Chaffetz received its first hearing in Congress, but the Natural Resources subcommittee that took up the issue didn't take a vote on the matter.
APNewsBreak: Legality of Yosemite park expansion disputed
FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — A U.S. lawmaker accused Yosemite National Park of breaking federal law by adding 400 acres for a wildlife preserve without clearing it through Congress, but federal park officials said Friday that he's misinterpreting the law.
The Latest: Park Service says Yosemite expansion was legal
FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on an expansion of Yosemite National Park (all times local):
Federal officials say a U.S. lawmaker was mistaken in claiming Yosemite National Park broke the law by adding its largest amount of land in decades without clearing it through Congress.
US takes key step to implement sage grouse conservation plan
DENVER (AP) — Federal land managers issued guidelines Thursday for restricting energy development, livestock grazing and other activities on public land in the West to protect the greater sage grouse, part of a broad effort to save the bird without resorting to listing it as an endangered species.
Utah GOP touts Trump, but not all Republicans on board
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Some of Utah's top Republicans made the case Tuesday for a Donald Trump presidency. But notable GOP officials — including Gov. Gary Herbert — were conspicuously absent from the show of support.
The Utah Republican Party put out a statement Tuesday supporting Trump and touting the billionaire's positions on issues such as energy drilling and health care.
House panel seeks briefing on scandals at Effigy Mounds
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — A U.S. congressional committee is seeking more information about decades of mismanagement at Effigy Mounds National Monument in northeast Iowa.
Rep. Rob Bishop, chairman of the House natural resources committee, sent a letter Tuesday to Interior Secretary Sally Jewell seeking a briefing by Sept. 9.