Local Headlines 1-25-18

Salt Lake Tribune

Holly Richardson: Why do we need Better Days 2020? Because we have forgotten our heritage.

Utah’s portable classrooms put kids at risk, engineering experts say

Utah’s support for legalizing medical marijuana hasn’t budged, with 76 percent of voters in favor, a new poll says

Utah lawmakers move ahead with expanding birth control coverage for low-income women

Trump’s team wants Bears Ears, Grand Staircase lawsuits filed in D.C. sent back to Utah

Utah may end an anti-underage-drinking program — though the liquor stores that fund it brought in a record $427M last year

Utah House votes for fireworks restrictions — fewer days to shoot them off and higher fines for violations

Bill to enable toll road in Little Cottonwood Canyon advances — may lead to expanded tolls that replace state gasoline tax

This Utah mayor receives a 35 percent salary increase three weeks after taking office

No new initiatives, instead Utah Gov. Gary Herbert uses State of State address to praise Operation Rio Grande, working together

Gov. Gary Herbert, Senate leader call for Utah to follow feds’ lead on taxes, but it doesn’t look like that will happen

Utah Lt. Gov. Spencer Cox to be governor during Herbert surgery

Deseret News

Jay Evensen: Thinking of new ways to take money from your wallet

A. Scott Anderson: How ‘I can’ will change the world

Boyd Matheson: Seize the moment and leave the swamp behind

Editorial: Disabled Utahns deserve compassionate care and better housing options

This new report says Utah is better than Arizona when it comes to retirement. Here’s why

Utah Rep. John Curtis tells lawmakers he’s packed a lot into first two months on the job

Bill to remove mentally unfit elected officials gets preliminary approval in Utah Senate

Senate panel endorses bill for driver license, gun permit fee increases

Senate committee moves proposal to eliminate decals on exempt plates

Bill to create toll road into Little Cottonwood Canyon rolls on

Bill aims to give Medicaid patients access to family planning services in Utah

Utah Senate committee favors replacing Philo T. Farnsworth statue in U.S. Capitol

Low-level offenders could train for jobs instead of serving Utah jail sentences

Utah lawmakers pass bill reducing fireworks days for July holidays

Herbert touts Utah’s ‘unique spirit of collaboration’ in State of the State speech

Lawmakers worry costs ‘out of control’ as prison project nears $700 million


Point of the Mountain Commission presents regional vision (Daily Herald)

Lehi solar company debuts in Sam’s Clubs (Daily Herald)

Expansive West Mountain rezone approved by commission to prevent new gravel pits (Daily Herald)

John Curtis discusses government shutdown, DACA at town hall (Daily Herald)

Weber County officials hold off on UTA appointment over procedural issue (Standard-Examiner)

Dual language immersion headed to middle school (Logan Herald Journal)