Local Headlines 3-20-18

Salt Lake Tribune

Editorial: County jails help inmates find new life

New laws to give Utah women easier and less expensive access to birth-control pills and IUDs

PAC with ties to Nancy Pelosi to spend $43 million to help Democrats but leaves Utah’s Ben McAdams off the list for now

Only three legislative races are unopposed this year — down from 15 in 2016 as Democrats say Utah GOP infighting boosts candidate recruitment

Big GOP donor accuses state senator of attempted extortion; senator says he tried to aid sexual harassment victim of his accuser

Smith’s stores in Utah will stop carrying magazines about ‘assault rifles’

Salt Lake County elections director is challenging her boss, Clerk Sherrie Swensen, in a scenario that is becoming a pattern this year

Gov. Herbert signs 71 more bills — including curbs on panhandling, protection for public breastfeeding

Deseret News

Editorial: Trump must communicate clearly to Kim Jong Un what’s at stake

What Utah found when surveying students about vape, alcohol use

Sen. Mike Lee says Congress shouldn’t bail out ‘Obamacare’ in spending bill

Extortion accusations fly in ugly Utah GOP fight over controversial election law

Intermountain Healthcare employees brace for more job cuts as Utah’s largest employer readies to ‘adapt or die’

Political party caucus meetings on tap Tuesday across Utah


Weber County Republicans to pick delegates, key in selecting GOP candidates (Standard-Examiner)