Local Headlines 2-15-18

Salt Lake Tribune

Holly Richardson: Utah needs to free members of the media from their non-compete shackles

Utah senator scolded for his speech during debate on a free-speech bill

Some Utah lawmakers are skeptical that pollution from vehicles is a problem, but give initial support to reducing emissions from trucks and trains

Held in a Venezuelan prison for a year and a half, Josh Holt receives a letter of encouragement from Utah’s Sen. Orrin Hatch

Utah GOP chief slams Mitt Romney’s expected Senate run; Romney delays announcement, citing Florida shooting

Senate gives preliminary approval to expand birth control for low-income Utah women

Utah on the verge of replacing Philo Farnsworth statue with Martha Hughes Cannon with House OK

Bill that allows Utah liquor stores to be built at a quicker pace moves ahead in Legislature

House narrowly passes bill that could lead to prescription drugs coming across Canadian border in attempt to lower U.S. prices

Deseret News

Ralph Hancock: Exploring the limits of nurture, nature and feminism

Jay Evensen: Is it time to outlaw quotas for police officers writing tickets?

Editorial: Now is the time to move forward with an inland port in Utah

Bill would allow 17-year-olds to vote in Utah primary elections

Lawmakers debate allowing foreign visitors to buy alcohol in Utah with ID other than passport

Bill calls for child sexual abuse prevention training for Utah teachers

Utah House committee backs bill aimed at unplugging power provision disputes

Got milk? Committee advances bill for small raw milk producers

Mitt Romney plans, then abruptly cancels online launch of U.S. Senate campaign

South Salt Lake asking state to fund 12 new cops, firefighters to service homeless center

Mayor Biskupski approves demolition of ‘eyesore’ building holding up Other Side Academy expansion

Utah film industry heads to Capitol Hill

Iron County GOP officer resigns after prostitution arrest

Committee halts bill on ‘evidence-based’ behavioral health services

Utah seeks to ‘opt out’ of Every Student Succeeds Act year-end tests

Senate gives first nod to IUDs for low-income women

Utah House passes resolution for Martha Hughes Cannon statue in U.S. Capitol

UDOT smart vehicle network lays groundwork for transportation’s future


Layton city pushing plan to address three decades of major growth (Standard-Examiner)

Rep. Webb: Bill would protect property owners from UDOT access management (Logan Herald Journal)