Local Headlines 5-2-18

Salt Lake Tribune

Trying to stem the skyrocketing price of Utah housing is goal of new Salt Lake Chamber coalition

Gehrke: Why it makes sense for Rep. Mia Love to go on the attack against Democrat Ben McAdams

On ‘Fox & Friends,’ Utah veteran who took photos of dirty hospital room says he’d like more choices in health care

Feds give Utah three years to bring ozone pollution down to acceptable levels

Gov. Gary Herbert nominates Paul Garver — with 25 years’ experience in human resources — to head Utah department

A Utah district will relocate its elementary school on a desert fairground after its first pick was too close to an ancient burial ground

His deputy called a pro-fracking letter ‘political, plain and simple.’ Why Utah A.G. Sean Reyes signed it anyway.

Former state Rep. Carl Duckworth — husband of current Rep. Sue Duckworth — dies after long battle with cancer

Most Mormons remain against gay marriage, new poll shows, but that opposition is fading fast; younger LDS support it

San Juan County seeks to join Bears Ears case, says overturning Trump’s changes would hurt its economy

UTA names temporary chief: Steve Meyer, who helped oversee expansion of its rail system

Salt Lake City Council approves half-penny sales-tax hike to bolster police, roads; 7.35% rate begins in October

Deseret News

Editorial: White House Correspondents’ Dinner — humor is great, contempt is not

Wasatch Front, portions of Uinta Basin miss ozone standard

Former Democratic state lawmaker Carl Duckworth dies after battle with cancer

New citizenship question, murky immigration policy, could impact 2020 Census results

UTA picks up pace on name change to Transit District of Utah

Utah business leaders tout focus on growing housing affordability gap

Council votes to enact $25 million sales tax hike to ‘change life’ in Salt Lake City

Granite teachers to receive 2.5 percent cost-of-living raise, bonus

Utah pursuing opioid settlement while preparing for possible lawsuit against Big Pharma

Groups halt lawsuit over Gunnison sage grouse

Other

Utah County selects law firm to represent in opioid lawsuit (Daily Herald)

N. Utah Democrats split on US House hopefuls, who will face off in primary (Standard-Examiner)

Democrats seeking to topple Rob Bishop head to a primary (Park Record)

Utah’s Democrats mobilize at state convention (Park Record)