Local Headlines 2-21-18

Salt Lake Tribune

Op-ed: The proposed ‘Utah Yield‘ bicycle law is all about safety

Op-ed: Utah‘s HB241 would undermine the role of news in society

Editorial: Utah legislators love their guns and their religion

High schools could reject open-enrollment students under a bill drawing little opposition so far at the Utah Legislature

Utah lawmaker abandons online sex ed effort to instead urge lessons on consent and the dangers of pornography

With youth suicides at ‘epidemic proportions,’ Utah panel calls for expanding mental-health support, outreach and encouraging more gun locks

‘Too drunk to drive, but sober enough to carry a .45?’ Alcohol lobby says gun-related tweak is hypocritical

Special interests find that the best way to Utah lawmakers’ hearts — or at least their calendars — is through their stomachs

Salt Lake City Sen. Jim Dabakis to retire from Legislature at end of term

Will Utah legislators abolish the death penalty in 2018? These conservative lawmakers think so.

After Florida shooting, Utah congressman says, ‘We can and must provide solutions’

Bill advances to help prevent sexual harassment of legislative interns

Utah House votes to eliminate state sales tax on food — bill now goes to the Senate

House Speaker Hughes says Utah TV stations silence news employees on controversial ‘noncompete’ bill

As Salt Lake City weighs a sales tax hike or bonds for its big capital plan, ‘The public process begins’

Deseret News

Op-ed: ‘Truth Decay’: How to know when facts have exited

Op-ed: Strengthening the relationship between teachers and parents in Utah

Editorial: Hasn’t the country learned that free trade is good economics?

Bill requiring harassment training for lobbyists passes committee

Mitt Romney jumps out to big lead in U.S. Senate race, poll shows

State Sen. Jim Dabakis announces he won’t seek re-election

Bill requiring greater crisis line accessibility in Utah moves forward

House committee advances bill requiring more polling places, other changes for voters

Utah House votes to remove sales tax on food

House committee advances long-shot effort to create one Utah uber-metro

Bill would ensure state oversight of oil and gas production in Utah

Senate OKs bill punishing abortion providers for not giving required info

Committee OKs resolution allowing sale of property for Utah County connector

Committee OKs measure recognizing postpartum depression as ‘public health issue’

What’s the public appetite for 2 tax increases? Salt Lake leaders want to find out

Utah GOP lawmakers pushing to end death penalty

Salt Lake City leaders ‘optimistic’ in negotiations over inland port authority


Utah County Attorney speaks against proposed prosecutorial review board (Daily Herald)