Local Headlines 3-21-17

Salt Lake Tribune

Hatch: Gorsuch is qualified, and politics shouldn’t stop him

Editorial: Utah should have kept teacher mentoring program

Will new robotics, new mandate spur faster testing of Utah’s rape kits ­— or fuel a new backlog?

Lawyer contends bigamy bill is case of LDS legislators discriminating against polygamists

Gov. Herbert signs more education, public lands, election bills

FBI confirms Russia, Trump probe; Utah’s Stewart notes that doesn’t mean wrongdoing

West Valley City ‘rejects’ homeless shelter site selection process

Hatch, Lee back Supreme Court nominee Gorsuch, decry Democrats’ ‘litmus tests’

New homeless plan to meet demand despite 500 fewer shelter beds? Here’s the math

Despite repeated Trump overtures, Sen. Mike Lee remains a no on health care bill

Push to test rape kits has slowed work at state crime labs in Utah, other states

Deseret News

Op-ed: The myths and facts behind a .05 blood-alcohol content law

Op-ed: Gorsuch’s nomination highlights contrasting views of a judge’s role

Op-ed: Who are we as a people?

Editorial: College campuses should practice more civility

Trump’s proposed budget cuts would hurt Utah arts and dance groups

Herbert signs dozens of bills, including changes to sex ed statute

Hatch, Lee urge Senate against politicizing Gorsuch hearings

West Valley official calls homeless site selection ‘fake process,’ threatens litigation

Rep. Chris Stewart wants FBI to ‘crack’ heads of classified info leakers

‘We’re not pulling back’ from helping refugees, LDS leader says as First Presidency increases budget

West Jordan sees new membership on Salt Lake City airport board as chance for ‘economic boon’

School board resolution affirms city schools do not collect info on students’ immigration status

Road Home owner plans for larger role in overseeing service providers


Editorial: Let it shine (Daily Herald)

Unused Ogden fire station could transform into day center for homeless families (Standard-Examiner)

Ogden city, school district put up fence separating students and homeless adults (Standard-Examiner)

Layton burn plant closure will improve air quality, but overall benefits mixed (Standard-Examiner)