Local Headlines 12-7-17

Salt Lake Tribune

Utah health care providers are steadily raising rates and charging widely different amounts for common procedures, report says

UTA says its ridership is down because homeless riders were swept up in Operation Rio Grande

Hatch, Herbert, Mormon observers blast Bannon’s attack on Romney’s LDS faith as ‘disappointing and unjustified’

A sexual harassment complaint alleges Utah County Commissioner Greg Graves intimidated staff and was prone to outbursts

The number of police officers in Utah is down by about 650 — not including the 5 disciplined on Wednesday

Gehrke: Steve Bannon’s attack wasn’t just targeting Mitt Romney, it pitted Alabama’s evangelicals against Mormons

Utah Dine Bikeyah, Patagonia and others file latest lawsuit challenging Trump’s authority to shrink Bears Ears

After Hatch said Trump had ‘no choice’ but to back Moore, the Utahn now says he’s ‘deeply disturbed’ by the Alabama GOP Senate candidate

Park City is now the nation’s 2nd wealthiest small urban area, with average incomes $27,000 more than in Salt Lake City

Deseret News

Jay Evensen: Why national monuments are bad for democracy

Hal Boyd: Bannon’s attack against Mormon missions and Mitt Romney has no moral authority

Editorial: Changes to UTA’s board could bolster its public image

American Community Survey says Utah’s getting older, earning more and paying more for housing

Utah County commissioner accused of sexual harassment, intimidation, bullying

Census data pinpoints diversity among Utah’s Pacific Islanders

Salt Lake Comic Con organizer testifies he saw no trademark barrier to ‘comic con’ name

‘You hid behind your religion’: Bannon’s comments on Romney draw fire from Utah leaders

Utah governor calls Steve Bannon a ‘Mormon bigot’

Man announces excessive force lawsuit against police, then gets arrested


Complaint details sexual harassment allegations against Greg Graves, fellow commissioners call for his resignation (Daily Herald)

Logan mayor envisions smooth handoff to successor (Logan Herald Journal)