Local Headlines 1-31-19

Deseret News

Derek Miller: Utah’s growth requires smart policy

Editorial: Howard Schultz is starting the right conversations

Utah is more lenient regarding police misconduct than other states, audit finds

Utah judge sides with new San Juan leader on residency question

Democrat Shireen Ghorbani changes mind about running for open Salt Lake County Council seat

Senate committee takes up watershed management bill, study of water banking

Utah lawmaker driving licenses from wallets to cellphones

State of Afterschool Programs report shows Utah’s efforts are making a difference

House panel endorses bill that would create committee to review drug overdose deaths

Replacement for voter-approved Medicaid expansion passes first test in Senate

Utah ‘streamlines’ legal fight against OxyContin maker, names family in filing

Utah Rep. John Curtis cries foul over Democrats’ bill to expand Bears Ears National Monument

Bill calls for surveying teachers about why they’re leaving the profession

Gov. Gary Herbert: Greatest challenge for Utah? Growth

Salt Lake Tribune

Michelle Quist: How to make your legislative lobbying more effective

New Utah legislator Phil Lyman, who famously protested a trail closure, now wants to outlaw blocking such routes

Utah’s waste-tire program fuels a robust recycling industry, but audit suggests it is falling flat

More than half of Utah voters say they won’t vote to re-elect President Trump in 2020

Young Utahns who likely can’t remember the 2002 Games are even more enthusiastic than older Utahns about latest Olympic campaign

Shireen Ghorbani to run for Salt Lake County at-large seat vacated by Mayor Jenny Wilson

Gehrke: We can refine Utah’s Medicaid expansion without undermining the will of voters

As it eyes possible $1B TRAX extension, UTA warned its bond rating may soon drop

Republican Utah senators move quickly to advance Medicaid plan that would cover fewer people and initially cost more money

Auditors say Parleys Summit sound wall that some neighbors fought was built legally

Goodbye, wallets! Utah lawmaker wants to see electronic driver licenses in the state

Gov. Gary Herbert proposes dramatic cut to Utah’s sales tax rate during annual State of the State address


Audit: Utah is lenient on discipline toward police officers in misconduct cases (Standard-Examiner)