Local Headlines 1-2-18

Salt Lake Tribune

Editorial: In 2018, Utah voters could go where lawmakers wouldn’t with medical marijuana, education funding, redistricting and more

Christmas liquor sales in Utah break record, with brisk business expected to continue as New Year’s holiday nears

After hearing from lots of locals opposed to turning the former Cottonwood Mall site into a residential development, it’s decision time for Holladay planners

Feds optimistic Utah’s history of failing to meet air quality rules is coming to an end, new EPA boss says

Utah’s hepatitis A outbreak soars to 118 cases, but health officials hope vaccination campaign will soon halt its spread

A Utah lawmaker says his proposal simply encourages self-reliance — but some see it as an attack on new, legal immigrants

Rolly: Two historic Salt Lake City churches fear new alcohol law puts them in development crosshairs

Ready for the next election? Ready or not, here it comes — beginning Jan. 2

Happy New Year: Utah will not hike the gasoline tax to kick off 2018

Tanner Ainge plans to run for Graves’ seat on Utah County Commission

After more than 30 years in politics, Midvale Mayor JoAnn Seghini is retiring — but not saying goodbye to service

Two Salt Lake City Council members are leaving — and expressing their frustration with the mayor on their way out

Deseret News

Frank Pignanelli & LaVarr Webb: Some cheap and easy 2018 predictions

Op-ed: Why I stand with Rep. Curtis’ national monument legislation

Op-ed: Peace officers should not be revenue generators

A. Scott Anderson: Utah’s good people made 2017 an excellent year

Editorial: Utah should remain cautious in moving forward with medical marijuana

Sen. Hatch expected to announce whether he’s running or retiring next week

Controversial Kaysville councilman focus of extortion investigation

Trump’s monumental decision tops Beehive State’s biggest stories of 2017

Legislator wants tougher law against driving with cellphone in hand

Lawmakers take aim at significant water law reform

How Carbon County is ‘building a fence’ to protect the community from opioids


Top 5 Utah County political stories from 2017 (Daily Herald)

Vineyard welcomes its first female mayor (Daily Herald)

Political carousel, string of homicides lead top 2017 stories (Daily Herald)

Embezzlement charges result in secret agreement for former S. Weber councilman (Standard-Examiner)

Van Tassell, Park City’s state senator, to retire after 12 years (Park Record)

Park City mayor retires after tensions, triumphs (Park Record)