Local Headlines 3-1-18

Salt Lake Tribune

Michelle Quist: Utah GOP will lose effort to exclude Republicans who take the signature path from the primary ballot. Again.

Op-ed: Protect the natural environment of the city’s northwest quadrant

Many cities fight Airbnb rentals. This remote Utah county is proud its listings have jumped from zero and wants more.

Feds approve uranium mine expansions in Utah’s San Juan County, one of them near Bears Ears

More than half of Utah teens who say they drink alcohol also use e-cigarettes, survey finds

Intermountain Healthcare upgrades digital care for Utah patients with a new, more centralized ‘virtual hospital’

Analysis: The Utah lawmakers who approved a $1.7 million fee break for EnergySolutions received thousands in campaign contributions

Utah should be exempt from the 112-year-old law that lets U.S. presidents create national monuments, legislators say

Lawmakers vote to change UTA’s name and raise car fees 64% to revamp Utah transit

Legislative committee endorses bill that would clear roadblock for Tesla to sell new cars in Utah

After a spike in deaths, bill advances to require jails to report how many inmates die every year

Senate resurrects, passes ban to prevent cities from charging fees on shopping bags

Housing advocates press lawmakers to pass $100 million bond to ‘jump-start’ affordable housing

It’s looking likely that toll roads are in Utah’s future — starting with the crowded Wasatch canyons

GOP hard-liners voted for a bylaw to exclude candidates who gather signatures. Now it may force all Republicans to do just that.

After intense debate, Utah House OKs plan to impose fee on cities that don’t offer affordable housing

Deseret News

Jay Evensen: U. study shows how today’s partially autonomous cars are dangerous

Natalie Gochnour: Here’s why the Utah Legislature should pass an earned income tax credit

Creating equitable education reforms for Utah students

Senate approves $5M in tax credits for movie post-production

Committee OKs bill funding improvements, patrols on Jordan River

Proposed amendment would strip powers of State School Board

Salt Lake County District Attorney Sim Gill seeking 3rd term

Senate passes bill to improve K-3 reading

Red light won’t change? Bill would let you drive through

House passes bill that paves the way for more toll roads

Utah lawmakers hold bill creating duty to report opioid mishandling

Lawmakers advance bill promoting data collection on heart attack, stroke emergencies

GOP lawmakers plan to take action on party bylaw change

Bill charging Utah cities for homeless shelters clears House

Salt Lake City leaders hold closed meeting on controversial inland port bill

Utah Senate moves to nullify Park City’s ban on plastic bags

Sweeping transportation bill barely passes Senate

Utah House committee rejects bill to delay .05% DUI law

Undergraduates show off their research at the Capitol

Clean energy advocates decry proposed electric, hybrid vehicle fees

Dick’s, Walmart to restrict firearms; Utah lawmakers set to convene safe schools task force

Pair of affordable housing bills advance at Utah Legislature

Utah lawmakers consider new crime for drug-induced homicide

Virtual hospital service aims to save patients time and money


Utah’s House of Representatives take on Schoolhouse Rock in homemade video (Daily Herald)

West Haven’s Kathie Darby plans to vie again for District 9 Utah House post (Standard-Examiner)