St George News

House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, of California, walks out of a nomination vote meeting on Capitol Hill after dropping out of the race to replace House Speaker John Boehner, Washington, D.C., Oct. 8, 2015 | AP photo by Evan Vucci, St. George News

McCarthy abruptly withdraws candidacy for House speaker 

WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP) — With no warning, Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy withdrew Thursday from the contest for speaker of the U.S. House, shocking fellow Republicans just before voting was to begin and plunging Congress into chaos. Lawmakers said they were thunderstruck and in disbelief following McCarthy’s announcement, which came moments after they had shown up […]

Parowan City Main Street, Parowan, Utah, date not specified | Photo by Corey McNeil, St. George News

Candidates talk roads, recreation, business for Parowan 

PAROWAN — Municipal elections are around the corner and four candidates for Parowan City Council are aiming to land one of three open positions. Some are looking to work with how the city manages road repairs while others would like to concentrate more on city growth. Alan Adams Alan Adams was born and raised in Parowan. He is an […]

U.S. Capitol Building, Washington | Stock image, St. George News

Q-and-A: How does the US House elect a new speaker? 

WASHINGTON (AP) — At noon on Thursday, Republicans will gather behind closed doors and vote by secret ballot for their candidate for the most powerful job in the House, a post that’s second in line to the presidency — Speaker of the House. The Republican caucus — at 247, the largest majority in more than […]

California Gov. Jerry Brown meets with board members of the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California in Los Angeles. California will become the fifth state in the nation to allow terminally ill patients to legally end their lives using doctor-prescribed drugs. Gov. Jerry Brown, a former Jesuit seminarian, announced, Monday, Oct. 5, 2015, he has signed a bill approved by state lawmakers after an emotional and deeply personal debate, Los Angeles, Calif., June 9, 2015 | AP File Photo by Damian Dovarganes.

California governor signs right-to-die legislation 

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California will become the fifth state to allow terminally ill patients to legally end their lives using doctor-prescribed drugs after Gov. Jerry Brown announced Monday he signed one of the most emotionally charged bills of the year. Brown, a lifelong Catholic and former Jesuit seminarian, announced he signed the legislation after […]

In this file photo, House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, is seen on Capitol Hill in Washington. Chaffetz said Sunday, Oct. 4, 2015, he’s running for House speaker in a longshot challenge to Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, of California, Washington, April 29, 2015 | AP File Photo by Cliff Owen, St. George News

Utah Rep. Chaffetz announces uphill run for US House speaker 

WASHINGTON (AP) — GOP Rep. Jason Chaffetz of Utah announced Sunday that he is running for House speaker in a longshot challenge to Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy of California, adding a new dose of turmoil for reeling House Republicans. Chaffetz, 48, chairman of the high-profile House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, said voters and the […]

Downtown Springdale, Utah, June 2015 | Photo by Dan Fowlks, St. George News

Springdale candidates hope to preserve ‘village atmosphere’ 

SPRINGDALE – Three candidates are seeking two available seats on Springdale’s Town Council and despite some differences in personality and focus, they all agree that the unique charm of the town is one best enjoyed on foot and one to be preserved. The intimate character of Springdale, a town that serves as gateway to Zion National Park and […]

Welcome monument, Leeds, Utah, June 19, 2012 | Photo by Joyce Kuzmanic, St. George News

Leeds council candidates have Grapevine Wash dispute, balance on their minds 

LEEDS — The status quo in the town of Leeds is being challenged this year by a planning commissioner who would like to see a past wrong righted. Two council seats are available this cycle and the incumbents are seeking to retain those seats. The general election is Nov. 3. Commissioner and water board member […]

Washington City Offices, Washington City, Utah, May 2015 | Photo by Mori Kessler, St. George News

Economic growth, planning common themes among Washington City Council candidates 

WASHINGTON CITY – Continuing to build the city’s economic base, city planning and keeping the citizenry apprised of what city government is doing are among the items focused on by candidates vying for a spot on the Washington City Council this election. Three seats are up for grabs this year, with only one incumbent seeking […]

Washington County Administrative Building, St. George, Utah, Sept. 30, 2015 | Photo by Mori Kessler, St. George News

County administrator announces intention to seek County Commission seat 

ST. GEORGE — After serving on the Washington County Commission for 20 years, Alan Gardner will be retiring by the end of 2016, leaving Seat A of the commission open for a newcomer. While potential candidates for the County Commission won’t be able to officially register for candidacy until March, some have already announced their intent […]

House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy of Calif., center, walks to a procedural vote and debate in the House on a stopgap spending bill to avert a government shutdown. A temporary funding measure aiming to keep the government open past a midnight deadline sailed through the Senate on Wednesday and was expected to make its way shortly through a divided House and on to President Barack Obama, Capitol Hill, Washington, Sept. 30, 2015 | AP Photo by Jacquelyn Martin, St. George News

No shutdown: Congress approves bill to keep government open 

WASHINGTON (AP) — Just hours before a midnight deadline, a bitterly divided Congress approved a stopgap spending bill Wednesday to keep the federal government open — but with no assurance there won’t be yet another shutdown showdown in December. Democrats helped beleaguered House Republican leaders pass the measure by 277-151 — a lopsided vote shrouding […]


Ivins council candidates look back, look forward 

IVINS – Community involvement, business development and getting the Ironman 70.3 World Championship are a few of the issues being discussed by Ivins City Council candidates. Five Ivins City residents are competing for three city council seats in the upcoming 2015 municipal general election set for Nov. 3: Dennis Mehr, Jenny L. Johnson, Crystal Lewis, Ron Densley and Lance Anderson. […]

St. George City Offices, St. George, Utah, June 2014 | Photo by Mori Kessler, St. George News

St. George City Council candidates say serving residents is primary goal 

ST. GEORGE — Serving the residents of St. George is a common theme among the candidates running for City Council this election cycle. Three council seats are up for grabs this year, with two incumbents — Bette Arial and Jimmie Hughes — seeking re-election against challengers Ed Baca, Craig Hammer, Gregg McArthur and Bryan Thiriot. St. George News […]

Graphic, St. George News

On the EDge: Should a Muslim be allowed to be elected? Before you answer, consider this 

OPINION — Should a Muslim be banned from the White House simply because of his or her religion? Before you answer, I have two words for you to ponder: Mitt Romney. A lifetime member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Romney clearly has no ties to the Muslim faith. Still, you might recall that […]


Hurricane council candidates focus on RAP tax use, infrastructure, people above government 

HURRICANE — Six Hurricane City Council candidates are hoping to fill three open council seats come election day this year. Current council members Darin Thomas and Ethelyn Humphries are stepping down from their seats. Current Councilwoman Pam Humphries is the only incumbent in the field, seeking her third term. All of the candidates were asked what […]

Enterprise, Utah, stock image | St. George News

Enterprise City Council candidates sound off 

ST. GEORGE – Parks, recreation facilities and a reliable source of power are the top issues facing candidates for Enterprise City Council. Two incumbents will face off against three challengers for three open seats Nov. 3. Incumbent Darcy Holt is running for a second term and hopes to continue her work developing the city park […]

Page 1 of 5412345...102030...Last »