Local Headlines 1-16-18

Salt Lake Tribune

Op-ed: Prosecutors need to be held accountable for wrongdoing

Op-ed: Romney should open his mind to space exploration

Editorial: Utah Rep. Mike Noel starts the session with two bad ideas

This intellectually disabled Utah woman wants to date, work more and go to college. But the state makes it impossible to leave her ‘crowded, noisy and isolated’ institution, lawyers say.

National poll: 61 percent of Mormons approve of President Donald Trump — highest of any religious group

Utah immigrants defend their homelands after Trump’s ‘s—hole countries’ comment

More money flowed to Utah ballot initiatives than state candidates last year

Gov. Gary Herbert is raising money as if he’s running for re-election — though he says he’s not

Utah Rep. Mia Love, the only Haitian-American in Congress, says Trumps ‘s—hole countries’ remark was racist

After its check was rejected, eBay tops the list of 2017 Wasatch Front property-tax delinquents

Mitt Romney denounces Trump ‘s—hole’ comment in Martin Luther King Jr. Day tweet

Deseret News

Frank R. Pignanelli and LaVarr Webb: The battle continues between GOP insiders and Count My Vote

Op-ed: A dive into a candidate’s financial history could help end voter’s remorse

Editorial: Assisting in suicide should have legal recourse

Mitt Romney says talks with President Monson didn’t involve politics

Money being raised for Sen. Orrin Hatch library, public policy institute

Utah lawmaker brings back bid to boost minimum wage

GOP legislators drafting bill to expand Medicaid, with limitations

Tech summit works to fill Outdoor Retailer void with titans of innovation, 10,000+ attendees

Utah lawmaker seeks state oversight of federal land designations


Field starts to crowd in race for Greg Graves’ Utah County Commission seat (Daily Herald)

Northern Utah cities want West Davis Corridor tagged as scenic byway (Standard-Examiner)

Summit County leaders plan to keep a watchful eye on Utah’s 2018 legislative session (Park Record)

A Republican from Francis enters contest (Park Record)