Local Headlines 2-22-17

Salt Lake Tribune

Op-ed: Utah invested in public lands access, and OR’s customers will keep coming

Editorial: House bills see Utah as a violent place, and seek to make it more so

Uranium tailings were once found at proposed Salt Lake City homeless shelter site — though records show apparent cleanup

Senate committee signs off on repealing Utah’s ‘no promo homo’ sex-ed law

Bill stalls to allow removing officials for mental incapacity

Proposed changes to school turnaround programs would be less reliant on grades

Bill advances to study, prevent homelessness among children

House approves allowing concealed gun permits for Utahns as young as 18

Chaffetz probes Bryce Canyon tweet welcoming Bears Ears

Bill stripping party diversity requirements from state boards wins final passage

In initial vote, Senate supports extending motorcycle helmet law up to age 21

Environmental groups want the governor to veto wood-burning bill

Measure pushing environmental, air issues at new prison site is a nonstarter

Utah leaders acknowledge immigrants’ contribution to state’s economy

Bill advances to stop ‘surprise billing’ for medical emergencies

Immigration resolution elicits praise from community, SLC school board considers it

Swallow jury told to follow the money and the gold coins and the burner phones and …

Deseret News

Jay Evensen: Town hall disruptions — what do they accomplish?

Richard Davis: Remembering our model president

Editorial: Local decisions need local involvement

Editorial: Finding common ground on sex education reflects well on lawmakers

Prosecutors could rest Swallow case Wednesday without crucial witness

Legislature endorses statewide suicide crisis hotline

Sponsor says bill treats kids equally in Utah sex ed instruction

Senate supports online sales tax collection bill

Utah leaders call for immigration reform, cite contributions of immigrants

Bill to remove incapacitated elected officials on hold

Lee: Too much power given to too few people

NASA in Tooele County? Lawmakers endorse resolution encouraging new testing facility

Gun legislation for young adults advances

Lawmakers support bill to research causes, solutions of child homelessness

House backs capital punishment for sex trafficking deaths

Committee recommends bill increasing penalties for prostitution-related crimes

Chaffetz: President ‘absolutely’ wants to take action on Bears Ears

Chaffetz says he’s already taken on Trump administration

Committee OKs bill that would make sexually motivated extortion its own crime

Report: Most Utah young adults ill-prepared for workforce, ineligible for military

Bill tweaks process to turn around low-performing schools


In wake of federal crackdown on immigration, Utah leaders advocate for immigration reform (Daily Herald)

Legislation amends construction and fire codes, worries Park City officials (Park Record)