Local Headlines 1-7-19

Deseret News

Pignanelli and Webb: How to spend Utah’s hefty budget surplus

Op-ed: Roadside traffic stop or fishing expedition?

Utah Sen. Mike Lee suggests Sen. Mitt Romney take ‘mulligan’ on harsh words for Trump

What Senate committees did Sen. Mitt Romney land on?

Utah has resources to survive shutdown through January, but ‘can’t float this forever’

Their street ‘swallowed’ by homeless center, South Salt Lake neighbors take county buyouts

‘We’re the model’: Mayor Jackie Biskupski lauds Salt Lake City’s affordable housing efforts

Utah congressmen urge emergency measures to keep national parks open

Lawmaker wants to remove slavery exception from Utah Constitution

Sen. Mike Lee prods governor to stop defending ‘unconstitutional’ SB54

Sen. Mitt Romney scolds Michigan Democrat’s profane reference to Trump

Utah bill aims to better protect sex assault, domestic violence victims before trial

Utah national parks affected by shutdown will get federal help ‘within days’

Greg Hughes goes behind the scenes of Utah’s medical marijuana compromise

New Utah County clerk ‘Powers’ her way forward to fix ‘dysfunction’ in elections office

Salt Lake Tribune

Editorial: On air quality, Utah sputters as Utahns cough

Utah lawmakers applaud move to keep national parks going, but which parks? And is the move legal?

If the government shutdown lasts much longer, food programs intended to help women and children could run out of funding

Utah’s dip in Obamacare enrollment reverses as late sign-ups push the numbers above 2018

Trump’s nomination of a Utahn, who is an immigration hardliner, to oversee refugee issues has now expired

Sen. Mike Lee urges Utah governor to drop state defense of ‘unconstitutional’ law that both Lee and Gov. Herbert used in their last elections

Utah’s state constitution bans slavery — mostly. And Rep. Sandra Hollins says mostly isn’t good enough.

Utah’s U.S. House members seek emergency funding to keep national parks in the state fully staffed during shutdown

Property tax delinquents: a railroad disputes its big bill and 3 lawmakers miss the deadline, including one who blamed his wife


Government shutdown has about 200 Utah forest service employees out of work (Daily Herald)

Four Utah County cities may pilot new ranked-choice voting (Daily Herald)

North Ogden mayoral hopefuls weigh in on amphitheater, Brent Taylor’s legacy (Standard-Examiner)