Local Headlines 1-8-14

Deseret News

Richard Davis: Are the two major parties in trouble?

Editorial: Supreme Court stay a promising sign for democracy, federalism, families

Sen. Orrin Hatch didn’t vote on Federal Reserve chairwoman confirmation

Ogden mayor commits to riding his bike to work every day in 2014

Former Lt. Gov. Greg Bell named chairman of USTAR

Defining marriage by what it does

Salt Lake residents ask City Council for ban, regulation on carriage horses

Convention hotel study stirs Salt Lake County Council debate

Utah grappling with legal status of married same-sex couples

Salt Lake Tribune

Editorial: Salt Lake City should make deals on downtown development rules

Editorial: Families face the consequences of voting down Jordan bond issue

More questions than answers for Utah same-sex newlyweds

Taxpayers’ group: Hotel plan a ‘transfer of wealth’

With couples caught in the middle, experts weigh in on status of Utah’s same-sex marriages

Salt Lake City mulls changing horse-carriage regulations


USU official discusses USTAR leadership changes (Logan Herald Journal)

Anxious to serve: Petersen takes oath as Logan mayor (Logan Herald Journal)

Provo council sworn in, chooses leadership (Daily Herald)

Bill proposed to raise Utah’s minimum wage by $1 (Standard-Examiner)

Another lawmaker proposes gas tax hike (Standard-Examiner)

Weber County breaks tradition, Gibson returns as commission chair (Standard-Examiner)