Local Headlines 11-26-18

Deseret News

Pignanelli and Webb: A final look at political Thanksgiving

Natalie Gochnour: What to watch for as the McAdams bus heads to Washington, D.C.

A. Scott Anderson: ‘Opportunity zones’ could be a big boost for Utah

Jay Evensen: The dust of the 2018 election won’t settle for a while

Editorial: Why the American Family Survey matters

Medical marijuana compromise bill, intended as Proposition 2 replacement, updated for a 2nd time

Sen. Mike Lee, Rep. Rob Bishop back Utah GOP petition urging U.S. Supreme Court to overturn SB54

Rep. Mia Love congratulates Congressman-elect Ben McAdams in phone call Saturday

Idaho National Laboratory and the issue of contamination

Why Utahns should care about mysteries unlocked at Idaho nuclear research facility

Will nuclear power power some Utah cities in the future?

New pollution rules in the works for industry

Salt Lake Tribune

Editorial: As parties shift and stretch, straight-ticket voting is shooting in the dark

In 2017, only 12 U.S. counties had per capita income over $100K. One was in Utah.

Salt Lake Chamber pushes ahead with affordable housing blitz, but some cities are still hesitant

A Utah school district spent taxpayer money on ads advocating for a $283 million bond last year. That likely broke the law, audit finds.

Utah County ranks No. 6 nationally for employment growth over past year

Utah lawmaker hopes to end straight-ticket voting — which may have helped elect Ben McAdams this year

Utah’s Medicaid administrators are optimistic the program will be ready for full expansion in April

After a third revision, lawmakers say no more changes expected to medical marijuana bill ahead of special session

Bills, bills, bills: South Jordan Republican Sen. Lincoln Fillmore is currently Utah’s most prolific requester of new legislation

Rep.-elect Ben McAdams says he wants to get to work on DACA, could vote for a Republican speaker over Nancy Pelosi

Republican Rep. Mia Love concedes to Democrat Ben McAdams in Utah’s 4th District

Gehrke: Passing Prop. 4 was a step toward better government, but now voters have to hold leaders accountable

Longtime Rep. Jim Hansen remembered as a politician who loved people, punctuality

Opioid makers spent nearly a million dollars on Utah doctors in recent years, ties now used against the companies in lawsuits


Sex workers would get immunity from prosecution when reporting crimes (Daily Herald)

Utah lawmakers explore dos and don’ts of drinking and using firearms (Daily Herald)

Legacy Parkway speed, truck, billboard restrictions could soon expire (Standard-Examiner)

Utah’s push to tweak roadless rules worries Weber Co. ski resort expansion foes (Standard-Examiner)