Local Headlines 2-26-18

Salt Lake Tribune

Op-ed: Gun violence in movies is a big part of the problem

Op-ed: Can Sandy’s new mayor be honest without the news forcing him to be?

Op-ed: Utah may rank low on education spending — but with large class sizes, we’re getting more bang for our buck

Editorial: The dream of building an island on Utah Lake is a squishy reality — at best

Utah’s landfills are rarely inspected, so a new bill proposes a solution: Let the landfills inspect themselves

Dominion Energy, lawmakers want to add fees to Utahns’ heating bills to fund new gas lines in rural communities

With Utah governor’s suicide task force urging action, lawmakers back two prevention bills

Rolly: No Utah Republican Party on the ballot? Here’s how it could happen and how the GOP itself would be to blame.

Mia Love is not on board with arming teachers, but John Curtis could get behind it

Proposed Utah liquor law change would let restaurants take down signs that say they’re not bars — but bars would still have to explain they’re not restaurants

In a hearing that focused on polygamy, Utah legislative committee approves a bill aimed at helping kids being forced into marriage

Utah lawmakers quickly reject charging a fee for disposable grocery bags — and instead decide to ban cities from imposing their own

Lawmakers OK bill that would allow drug dealers to face homicide charges in overdose deaths

Utah representative walks back victim advocate confidentiality bill, saying he needs more time and a task force to study the issue

Another slap in governor-Legislature power struggle: Proposal to allow lawmakers to call themselves into special sessions

House approves minor tweak to Utah’s toughest-in-nation DUI law

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

Senate rejects bill to clarify the process for transgender Utahns to legally change their gender designation

House Speaker Hughes: Utah lawmakers plan to hit accelerator on bills to prevent school shootings

New Rio Grande outreach aims to help people clear their criminal records

Feds are investigating 23 potential civil rights violations at Utah elementary and high schools, according to new searchable list

Utah’s governor says it may be time to raise the age to buy an assault rifle and limit the rounds it can fire

Gehrke: If we want to address gun violence, let courts temporarily take away a troubled person’s firearms

Deseret News

Frank Pignanelli & LaVarr Webb: Gun control, death penalty and Romney vs. Trump

Boyd Matheson: Will the Florida tragedy be an American movement or just a moment?

Val Hale: Utah leaves a lasting impression on leaders around the globe

Ralph Becker: Billboard legislation represents the worst of Utah politics

Op-ed: New FERPA ruling supports student privacy rights

Editorial: Who should lead out after the shooting in Florida?

Bill advances to restore U.S. 6 as Grand Army of the Republic Highway

Bill OK’d to increase penalty for wrong-way DUIs

House approves diesel emissions testing in Utah County

‘I don’t want to die’: Provo woman pleads with lawmakers to take domestic violence seriously

Lawmaker warns of ‘havoc’ unless surplus water issue fixed

Utah Beef Council fees unconstitutional, officials say

Utah Senate leaders say it’s time to talk about gun control, school safety

Revised transportation task force bill would hike Utah sales tax to 4.85%

Proposal would restrict reporters’ access to representatives before votes

More reforms possible in state water management

Bill creating process for transgender Utahns to legally change their gender fails

Senate calls for more action on postpartum depression and anxiety

Bill inspired by elected official’s struggle with dementia now in governor’s hands

Report: Fatal opioid overdoses steady in Utah, but heroin deaths soaring

Salt Lake residents sound off on northwest quadrant development

Bill cuts down wait time for Utah divorces, but marriage experts urge caution

Other

Lawmaker proposes bill allowing Utah Lake land to be exchanged for conservation projects (Daily Herald)

Weber County’s new economic growth plan may be ready by late March (Standard-Examiner)