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5 Things to know about the 2014 Utah election

| |Monday, Sep. 01, 2014

Utah's statewide and national races haven't the same drama and punch since a highly anticipated rematch in Utah's 4th Congressional District between Republican Mia Love and U.S. Rep. Jim Matheson deflated in December when the Democratic incumbent decided against seeking re-election.

Democrat Andrew Romanoff seeks political revival

| |Monday, Sep. 01, 2014

The swing dancers and loud Frank Sinatra impersonator didn't merit even a glance from Andrew Romanoff at a recent Adams County Fair event. The Democrat paid attention only to voters as he moved from table to table at a breakfast for seniors.

US Senate hopefuls differ slightly on minimum wage

| |Monday, Sep. 01, 2014

None of the top Republicans running for U.S. Senate in New Hampshire wants to increase the federal minimum wage, and one of them wants to get rid of it altogether.

Texas governor’s race: Sure thing? Or stunning upset?

| |Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014

More than a year after it began, the Texas governor’s race is entering a frenzied two-month windup toward the Nov. 4 election, with Republicans exuding confidence that they will easily keep the office that Gov. Rick Perry has held for 14 years while Democrats insist that they are within striking distance of a stunning upset.

Rauner vow revives governor's mansion question

| |Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014

It's been more than a decade since an Illinois governor lived full time at the state's Executive Mansion, but once again a Chicago-area candidate's promise to make his home there has revived the question of just how important it is for the state.

Illinois governors differed in mansion habits

|Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014

Most of Illinois' governors have lived in the Executive Mansion in Springfield at least part time. The first governor to call the 1855 manor home was Democratic former Gov. Joel Matteson, whose single term in office ended in 1857.

Buyer's remorse on Common Core for policymakers?

| |Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014

Millions of students will sit down at computers this year to take new tests rooted in the Common Core standards for math and reading, but policymakers in many states are having buyer's remorse.

Quinn to live on minimum wage for a week

|Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014

Gov. Pat Quinn, who has made his push to raise the state's minimum wage a key component of his re-election campaign, said Sunday he will live on the equivalent of a minimum wage salary for the next week.

5 things to watch in final 2 months of election

| |Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014

The final two months of campaigning in Michigan will determine if Republicans continue their four-year control of state government and who will succeed U.S. Sen. Carl Levin, a retiring Democrat who has held his seat for nearly 36 years.

50-state look at how Common Core playing out in US

|Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014

A state-by-state look at the Common Core standards: