Local Headlines 2-1-17

Salt Lake Tribune

Hatch: Like Scalia, Gorsuch has shown steady devotion to Constitution

Poll shows a majority of Utahns oppose Bears Ears

As $7M turnaround program wobbles, educators eye lower-cost alternatives to help Utah’s struggling schools

Senators say Utah schools will be ‘kept whole’ without a tax increase

Utah liquor commission considers consumer app. But would it promote alcohol sales?

Will Mormon church embrace Scouting’s new transgender policy? It’s assessing the issue

Bill criminalizing panhandling on high-speed roads clears Utah House committee

New bill would bring big changes in how youth are treated in Utah’s juvenile justice system

Digital recording could replace government minutes

Utah online sales tax bill advances despite warning it probably will be struck down in court

Utahns frustrated at full voicemail boxes in congressional offices

Affordable housing bill gets Senate committee’s OK

Utah senators praise Gorsuch, who’s sided with religious and conservative sides from bench

Amid shelter outcry, SLC mayor hints at housing plan, asks for help in State of the City speech

Deseret News

Jay Evensen: State GOP finds new tools for keeping candidates aligned with party

Op-ed: We need local politicians to show leadership on education

Op-ed: Misuse of national executive authority over Utah’s lands

Editorial: Utah should explore different options of education reform as well as increased funding

Drone legislation fails to get off the ground

Bill advances designating portion of Mountain View Corridor ‘Minuteman Highway’

House committee passes bill to extend early voting period

Lawmaker makes another pitch for state park status for Little Sahara

Online sales tax bill advances while discussions underway on education funding

Utah House urges Trump to undo Bears Ears National Monument

Panhandling safety bill passes House committee

Bhutanese family among last refugee arrivals in Salt Lake as order takes effect

Despite drug, homeless issues, Biskupski delivers message of ‘hope’ in 2nd State of the City address

LDS Church announces it will study more closely Boy Scouts’ allowance of transgender boys

Utah senators praise Supreme Court nominee


American Fork resident Damian Kidd announces primary campaign against Rep. Jason Chaffetz (Daily Herald)

Utah County Commissioners call for better communication and transparency on TRIP project (Daily Herald)