Local Headlines 3-12-18

Salt Lake Tribune

Op-ed: An AR-15 is not an ‘assault rifle’

Editorial: Legislature takes an incomplete on school governance

Educators say less was more at the 2018 Utah Legislature

Lawmakers punt on school safety and gun reform in Utah

Lawmakers partly expanded Utah Medicaid, took small steps to address suicide, opioid addiction and marijuana issues

BYU asks Mitt Romney to stop using footage from campus in his political campaign

Lawmakers take small steps on Utah’s big affordable housing problem

Lawmakers engineer massive overhaul of the Utah Transit Authority

Winners and Losers in the 2018 Utah Legislature

Public-lands debates on Utah’s Capitol Hill focused this year on flexing state’s rights

Utah Rep. Mike Noel, the powerful, polarizing and anti-federal-government rural voice, won’t seek re-election, report says

Lawmakers make vehicle-emissions tests more common in Utah, but penalties for ‘rolling coal’ are unchanged

No Republican candidates on the Utah ballot this year? It’s a possibility after planned fix falters.

‘I hope they get fired’: Utah senators blame Salt Lake City lobbyists for controversial inland port negotiations

Utah lawmakers made a few tweaks to liquor laws, but abstained from major alcohol legislation in 2018

Utah lawmakers opt to keep capital punishment, toughen some criminal penalties and require jail death reporting

In 45 days, lawmakers pushed to expand and assert their power here, there and everywhere

Here are the tax changes from the 2018 legislative session

Doctor focused on preventing overdose deaths in Salt Lake City now plans to run for Jim Dabakis’ state Senate seat

Gehrke: Jim Dabakis may run for Salt Lake City mayor, and Jackie Biskupski may be vulnerable

Deseret News

Frank Pignanelli & LaVarr Webb: Utah legislators — what they said … and what they meant

Mia Love: Protecting Utah direct sellers from pyramid fraud

Orrin Hatch: The road to responsible financial reform

Gary Herbert: A remarkable legislative session

Editorial: The success of another legislative session remains to be seen

BYU to Mitt: Cease and desist

Longtime Utah lawmaker Mike Noel leaving Legislature

NRA gives $828K to Utah groups, including $47K to schools

It’s official: McAdams files for run in 4th District

Salt Lake City leaders call on governor to veto inland port bill

Trump’s export tariffs could negatively impact Utah businesses

Utah tech emerges from 2018 Legislature a winner

Legislature passes ‘extremely critical’ funding for homeless shelter operations, police

What’s next for Medicaid? Ballot campaign pushes on despite passage of large-scale expansion bill

5 medicinal cannabis bills pass, but advocates and lawmakers still at odds

Flexing their muscles, Utah lawmakers expand the power of the Legislature

Raccoons, dinosaurs and plastic bags: 2018 Legislature saw some quirky contributions

Legalizing pot: How Utah fits into the nationwide debate

About Utah: Park City sergeant on school shootings: ‘We need to be even more prepared’


Utah County Republicans can now participate in caucus remotely thanks to new app (Daily Herald)

Utah Rep. Peterson becomes 4th Weber County lawmaker to forgo re-election (Standard-Examiner)

US Senate hopeful Mitt Romney to visit Ogden, Weber State campus (Standard-Examiner)

2018 election preview: Lots of potential for change from local to federal level (Logan Herald Journal)

Summit County plans to file suit against opioid manufacturers (Park Record)

Two Parkites are looking to join this year’s state legislative races (Park Record)