Local Headlines 1-23-18

Salt Lake Tribune

Editorial: Congress will lose support if it doesn’t legislate DACA soon

The British government is using Sundance to tell Utah it can still do business in the UK after Brexit

Utah lawmakers want to ban abortions sought by parents based on Down syndrome test

Gehrke: My perfect, absolutely definitive, no-way-you-could-argue-with-me list of Utah’s top 25 political power players

Special interests gave Utah lawmakers $9 of every $10 in campaign funds they raised

Utah House Speaker Greg Hughes declares war on drugmakers for fueling opioid-addiction epidemic as 2018 Legislature opens

Fight between Allosaurus and Utahraptor called off in Legislature

Utah chief justice praises collaboration between courts and legislators, which has led to significant judicial system reforms

The public wants better roads and transit, a research facility, denser housing and lots of open space at the Point of the Mountain. A state panel agreed

Deseret News

Op-ed: A common-sense conversation that could save lives

Editorial: Hawaii missile alert should remind states to update their systems and safeguards

Utah Supreme Court chief lauds justice reform, retired colleague in speech to Legislature

2018 Legislature kicks off with leaders talking about ‘Big Pharma’ suit, tax reform

Commission approves critical planning scenario for Point of the Mountain development

Utah lawmakers begin massive overhaul of public education statutes

Utah governor to ask lawmakers for $22.5 million in tourism funding

Senate amends protective order law in response to Sandy killings

Bill would prohibit abortion when motivation for it is Down syndrome

Grantsville mayor accused of fostering hostile work environment

Bill would increase penalty for killing police K-9

Vote on whether to recommend another Olympic bid postponed


Ogden’s Peterson again proposes bill to distribute parolees around the state (Standard-Examiner)

As Gibson police probe continues, Utah DNR head remains supportive (Standard-Examiner)