Voters in Idaho, Utah and Nebraska approved ballot initiatives to expand Medicaid, overcoming roadblocks that had kept an estimated 300,000 people from obtaining coverage.
There are now 33 states that have legalized marijuana to some degree, and recreational pot use is now legal in 10 states, along with Washington, D.C.
Major Brent Taylor was hailed as a true "citizen soldier," serving both the community of North Ogden and deploying with the Utah National Guard.
Ballot initiatives in Utah, Nebraska and Idaho will determine whether to expand Medicaid, after legislators refused to do so. Montanans will vote on whether to keep the state's expansion intact.
As the national Democratic Party shifts to the left, control of the House in November very likely rests on moderate Democrats beating Republicans in red districts Donald Trump carried handily in 2016.
Hell's Backbone Grill is an acclaimed restaurant founded nearly 20 years ago at the edge of the Utah monument. Now, amid controversy, its owners are battling Trump's plans to downsize the land.
The president's record of picking winners is mixed, and two races test his ability to move voters today. Democratic activists try to win a big governor's race and knock off a party leader in Congress.
The land used to be within the boundary of the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument in Utah. President Trump slashed the protected acreage by nearly half last year.