Local Headlines 2-12-18

Salt Lake Tribune

Op-ed: Investing in infrastructure must include investing in technology — and partnering with Silicon Slopes companies is a good place to start

Op-ed: How do Utah lawmakers sleep at night, knowing medical marijuana could help so many people

Editorial: Squaring the circle of tax reform

Utah lawmaker’s resignation over claims he solicited sex complicates a proposed overhaul for the state’s technical colleges

Trump’s Interior Secretary announces wildlife initiative with hunting benefits, as protesters in Salt Lake City slam his public-lands policies

Utah support for proposed Medicaid expansion initiative holds steady, with two-thirds in favor

Taxpayers paid for hotel stays allegedly used by Rep. Jon Stanard for tryst with prostitute

Utah lawmakers fearing manufactured scandals after strange woman came to a senator’s hotel room and said ‘I’m your date’

Net safety program that trains Utah students at risk in attorney general budget cuts

The Utah House voted on two bills to legalize medical marijuana. Both needed to pass. One didn’t.

A ban on hand-held cellphone use while driving? The public, highway patrol, PTA and insurers want it. Lawmakers reject it in first hearing.

Utah employers were accused of a lot more discrimination and retaliation in 2017

Gehrke: One intern’s story, and recent headlines, prove that Utah’s Capitol is in need of a major cultural shift

Deseret News

Patricia Jones: Good leaders help organizations cope with change

Frank Pignanelli & LaVarr Webb: Legislative highs and lows, Romney’s run and city/state intrigue

Op-ed: Drug importation legislation is a poison pill for Utah patients, not a panacea

Editorial: Defeat the noncompete bill — it will hurt the people it seeks to help

Another SLC Olympic bid would be slowed but not stopped if USOC doesn’t seek 2026 Games

Hopes too high for teacher pay raises? ‘There isn’t the money everyone thinks there is,’ Senate leader says

Alleged ‘entrapment’ attempt has Utah lawmakers on ‘high alert’

Utah House passes right-to-try bill, rejects cannabis growing, dispensing measure

Interior Secretary Zinke issues order on big game migration corridors

Resolution advances permitting EnergySolutions application for landfill in Tooele County

Resolution OKed urging repeal that could help Puerto Rico

Support for the death penalty waning in Utah, study says

Utah Lake, wild horses, grazing, river dispute angle for lawmakers’ attention

‘Personal park’? South Salt Lake leaders question neighborhood’s exclusive access to city land

Forward thinking or blowing smoke? Sides deeply at odds over cannabis research bill one year later

Frustrated residents by homeless resource site still waiting for buyout offers

Vandals leave message supporting Bears Ears at Capitol


Editorial: Utah County can no longer limp along with only three commissioners (Daily Herald)

Utah businesses, legislators work towards better air quality (Daily Herald)

Bill calls on USU Extension to create jobs in rural Utah counties (Logan Herald Journal)

Summit County contemplates role in future bid for Winter Olympics (Park Record)

Mexico’s top man in Utah impressed with Park City (Park Record)