Local Headlines 3-7-17

Salt Lake Tribune

Editorial: New travel ban is much less terrible, but still a bad idea

Homeless funding bill empowers state to override city in picking Salt Lake County shelter site

Chaffetz: ‘I have not seen anything’ to support Trump’s wiretap allegations

Food-tax hike is dead in Utah’s Legislature

Rolly: Swallow’s acquittal more of an indictment of Utah’s political culture

Lawmakers sideline secret shopper plan for Utah liquor stores

Air board seeks Utah governor’s veto for first time in a decade

House steps into Utah prep sports debate, pushes for transparency by UHSAA

House OKs plan to limit ‘surprise billing’ for medical emergencies

Need a neck massage? Ask your barber

Bill advances to allow quicker release of police body camera videos

Lawmakers quickly draft, pass bill for $100 million more for new state prison

Resurrected school truancy bill dies again in the Utah Senate

Committee kills bill to tax counties statewide to support Salt Lake shelters

Bill advances to allow voters to make their voting records private

Mormon leader Dallin Oaks points to ‘aggressive’ Trump, climate change as ‘big worries’

House OKs resolution calling for state to acquire Bears Ears

Hatch applauds Trump’s new travel ban; Chaffetz calls order ‘a good move’

Shurtleff slaps agents with misconduct complaint

Deseret News

Op-ed: Why I am running for Congress

Editorial: Town halls are an essential forum for citizens and government representatives

Air quality board asks for veto on outdoor cooking bill

Bill would eliminate home confinement as sentencing option for most DUIs

School testing, accountability bill moves forward despite concerns about letter grades

Bill exempts coverage for ‘reckless’ behavior in search and rescues

Lawmakers reject proposal to raise age for tobacco use

Utah is known for this job more than any other state

Bill authorizing $1 billion in transportation bonding passes Senate

Utah may join national crime prevention compact

Former Utah Senate president calls alcohol reform proposal ‘bad bill’

Senate committee advances Utah Public Lands Act

Legislature passes bill allowing massages during haircuts

Senate again defeats bill to nix criminal penalties for parents of truant children

Lawmakers divided on Utah’s environmental message

House passes bill that alters operations of Utah High School Activities Association

Senate passes amended gas tax

Bill adding ‘targeting’ an officer to aggravated murder statute passes House

Bill to expedite release of body-camera footage clears House

House slams brakes on proposed California-style motorcycle law

Will Bears Ears National Monument get funded?

Bill would give state, Salt Lake County leaders power to choose homeless shelter site

Lawmakers rush through bill to allow $100 million more for new prison

Deal to restore sales tax on food falls apart

New travel ban ‘cruel’ and will further harm refugees, Utah agencies say

Rep. Chris Stewart says Trump’s wiretapping claim not from ‘thin air’


Senate committee passes bill to accelerate transportation projects, possibly including I-15 (Daily Herald)

Op-ed: Utah regulation reform is a positive for local businesses (Standard-Examiner)

Ogden advocates, those in need express relief after food tax hike plan fizzles (Standard-Examiner)