Local Headlines 1-3-17

Salt Lake Tribune

Paul Mero: Hatch should focus on next two years, not re-election

Paul Rolly: Utah officials say they can manage lands better, but look at their record

Op-ed: New homeless shelters won’t be enough

Editorial: Monument benefits children if Utah leaders allow it

Happy New Year: No rise in Utah fuel tax

Salt Lake has lowest unemployment among nation’s large metro areas

Rolly: LaVell Edwards had a heart big enough for everyone — even the likes of me

Interior looks to put 10 million acres off limits to mining to protect sage grouse habitat

Lawmaker proposes making Utah first state to lower alcohol limit to 0.05

Next anti-smut bill? Measure would let Utahns sue makers of porn movies

Millcreek City leads county into a new era

Inside Obama’s decision to name the Bears Ears National Monument

Salt Lake City ranked as nation’s second-friendliest city

Former Utah lawmaker Chad Bennion found safe, St. George police report

Rolly: Tooele County commissioners play Santa Claus — for themselves

The party is Wednesday, but Gov. Gary Herbert’s real swearing in took place Monday

School funding proponents moving forward with tax-increase initiative as Utah lawmakers prepare to convene

Bears Ears backers say work is needed to ensure designation results in protection — not degradation

Deseret News

Frank Pignanelli & LaVarr Webb: Guesses for the new year

Op-ed: Utah needs to update its water laws

Jay Evensen: Reasons to be optimistic about 2017

Editorial: Prison planners must be realistic about assessing future capacity demands

Presidential election ‘Trumps’ biggest stories of 2016 in Utah

School trust lands board to hold special meeting in monument aftermath

Utah lawmaker proposes lowering legal alcohol limit to .05

Rep. Chris Stewart: ‘Cold War-esque’ relationship with Russia difficult, dangerous

Utah Democrats hope to leverage concern over President-elect Trump as they rebuild party

Early construction work underway near Salt Lake City prison site

Former legislator who disappeared while running is home safe

Utah homicides skyrocket in 2016

Biskupski’s first year: Challenges, critics, ‘joy’ and a ‘heartbreaking finish’

Other

Editorial: A potential misstep to preserve Bears Ears (Daily Herald)

‘Zion curtain’ restaurant liquor law again targeted for repeal (Standard-Examiner)

State trust land in Bears Ears Monument up in the air (Logan Herald Journal)

Valley Democrat, GOP member sound off on Trump’s immigration plan (Logan Herald Journal)

Tal Adair leaves mark on Summit County Council (Park Record)

Summit County Council member-elect Glenn Wright readies for new position (Park Record)