Local Headlines 10-18-17

Salt Lake Tribune

Editorial: Stop deporting mothers

Hughes questions whether University of Utah had a ‘Cinderella-slippered’ deal when it directed donation money back to donor’s company

Audit gives Utah Olympic facilities high marks, but says they need a $40M upgrade to host Games again

Study: Most Utah races are noncompetitive, leading to low voter turnout

Provo Mayor John Curtis takes a big lead in newest poll

Federal government carries biggest financial burden for $81 million price tag for homeless services in Utah, audit says

Legislature eyes suing attorney general for refusal to release legal opinion on special election

Amid healthy economy, state ends fiscal year with $26 million surplus

Rio Grande Street closure gets SLC Council’s approval

SLC Council approves new airport director to oversee $3B rebuild

Deseret News

Op-ed: Utah’s new tool for changing the bail system

Op-ed: Don’t introduce business practices into public education

Report: Ballot initiatives may invigorate Utah voters

Feds to drop 11 criminal charges against ex-UTA board member

Attorney files to expand lawsuit against Mountain Accord to all counties, cities involved

Audit: U. didn’t follow state bidding laws with $12 million gift for gene sequencing

Audit: Utah’s spending on homelessness exceeded $80 million in 2016

Is Salt Lake City a water monopoly? State commission dives for answers

Salt Lake City passes ordinance for 2-year closure of Rio Grande Street

Utah lawmakers may take attorney general to court to get opinion released

Utah’s Olympic facilities need $39 million in upgrades, legislative audit finds

Sen. Orrin Hatch ‘disappointed’ over withdrawal of drug czar nominee

Forum touts virtues of diversity in Utah’s culture and economy


Diversity, not ‘bubbles’, brings Utah prosperity, according to leaders at Utah Global Forum (Daily Herald)

Editorial: A plan to get traffic moving again in I-15 express lanes (Standard-Examiner)

Few attend hearing on Summit County’s proposed property tax increase (Park Record)

Winter Olympic map could expand through Park City area (Park Record)

Park City seen as critical to any Winter Olympic bid in Utah (Park Record)

Utah forms Olympic exploratory committee, Park City will be represented (Park Record)