Local Headlines 2-14-18

Salt Lake Tribune

Op-ed: Elected officials changing the will of the people before they even get a chance to vote

Editorial: The attorney general should join the effort against Big Pharma

Wary of saying humans are responsible, Utah lawmakers postpone vote on two climate-change resolutions

Rolly: If southern Utah lawmaker Mike Noel keeps pushing policies that hurt Salt Lake City residents, they should get to hurt him — at the ballot box

Bill advances to allow bicyclists to roll through stop signs, red lights

$1.5 billion in bonds for prison, highways now will come with an extra $10.5 million cost

Mayor Ben McAdams touts Operation Rio Grande, is sure Legislature will deliver funding help to areas near new homeless centers

Lawmakers vote to stiffen penalty for killing police dogs

By a single vote, the Utah House avoided a strikeout on bills that would legalize medical marijuana for terminally ill patients

Bill that would allow small Utah farmers to be free of some safety rules passes House

Lawmakers will consider — again — whether to abolish the death penalty in Utah

Jan Garbett is running as a United Utah Party candidate against Rep. Chris Stewart

Bill advances to strip power from UTA on how to spend new tax money in Weber, Davis counties

Rep. Mike Noel’s company owned land inside Grand Staircase-Escalante while he fought against the monument

Deseret News

Jay Evensen: Legislative sex scandals — entrapment, or something else?

Boyd Matheson: Indentured servitude or a contract with value?

Inside the movement for paid time off to have a baby — in Utah and beyond

Bill allowing cyclists to roll through stop signs clears first hurdle

Renewing driver’s license? Bill would tell you about improving air quality

Salt Lake County Mayor Ben McAdams renews pledge to pull support of homeless site if revenue bill fails

Utah Senate committee ices proposed gender-based wage gap study

Bill ensuring UTA follows priorities for Prop. 1 tax dollars advanced by Utah House committee

House committee ices climate change resolution but backs new emission-busting efforts

Senate approves tougher penalty for killing a K-9 police dog

Salt Lake City counters state’s pitch for inland port authority

United Utah Party candidates to challenge 2 congressmen

Group says Utah lawmaker didn’t disclose land in Grand Staircase

Washington County GOP elects lawyer to replace Utah House member caught in sex scandal

Should Utah Constitution include protection against electronic data searches?

Bill directing cultivation of cannabis in Utah narrowly passes House as several switch votes


Editorial: Utah needs to remove the stigma from breastfeeding in public (Standard-Examiner)

Northern Utah US House race draws two new hopefuls, both wary of Trump’s tone (Standard-Examiner)

Utah Rep. Gage Froerer won’t run again for House, to seek county spot instead (Standard-Examiner)