Local Headlines 2-9-15

Salt Lake Tribune

Mero: Sexual politics in Utah just got real

Op-ed: Utah is unmatched in growing a diversified economy

Op-ed: Moving prison may be only way to get Utah to fix it

Op-ed: Give Utah regulators the flexibility to fix our air

Editorial: Wasatch ‘blueprint’ shows value of compromise

10-cent-a-gallon Utah gas tax hike proposed

Bill to allow concealed guns without permit back in Utah Legislature

In rare meeting, senator spars with voters over prison

Task force would tackle low-voter turnout in Utah

Chaffetz says Gov’s Healthy Utah makes Obamacare repeal tougher

Transportation upgrades lag behind Sugar House building boom

Bill to toughen seat-belt law advances

Too many laws? Legislator seeks to repeal a couple

Bills take aim at Count My Vote compromise

Bill advances to weaken texting ban

Utah lawmakers face tall task: balancing LGBT, religious rights

Deseret News

Frank Pignanelli & LaVarr Webb: Our primer for interpreting legislative lingo

David Blankenhorn: Why the LDS Church’s statement on LGBT families is good for America

John Florez: Lawmakers keeping schools in constant chaos

Op-ed: President Obama’s tin ear on clean coal

Op-ed: Comprehensive, not punitive, tax reform is needed

Natalie Gochnour: A bright future for Utah women

Drew Clark: Utah should welcome problem-solving and job-creating entrepreneurs

Robert Bennett: Islamic State group’s big blunder with Jordan

Editorial: Will Obama use Antiquities Act in Alaska like Clinton did in Utah in ’96 with Grand Staircase-Escalante?

Task force proposed to study reasons behind Utah’s low voter turnout

Chaffetz talks gambling, public lands, taxes with Utah lawmakers

Lawmakers to study Fairpark’s future, funding needs

House panel passes ‘Start By Believing’ resolution to help assault victims

Report: Many Utahns still trying to recover from Great Recession

Stricter seat belt law will save lives, lawmaker says

Utah House panel passes bill restricting young people from smoke shops

Lawmaker calls clean air bill ‘painful’ but ‘appropriate’

Lawmakers grapple with raw milk regulations, public health concerns

Committee approves bills that grapple with prior year’s election law

Vote on resolution to seek convention of states delayed

A verdict on Common Core? Utah gets a little closer

Former Salt Lake City Mayor Deedee Corradini diagnosed with lung cancer

How the Utah Legislature is affecting your family, one-third of the way through the session

Kirk Jowers: the Hinckley Institute’s main man

Other

Committee routes Bountiful lawmaker’s Medicaid drug bill to interim study (Standard-Examiner)

N. Ogden senator sponsors alternative to Herbert’s health plan (Standard-Examiner)

Confusion abounds on Utah school test opt-out rules (Standard-Examiner)

Bill to make non-use of seat belts a primary offense advances (Standard-Examiner)

State legislators discuss health care, water (Logan Herald Journal)

Hillyard: Education budget not finalized (Logan Herald Journal)

In regional blueprint, expansion seen in Park City transportation routes (Park Record)

Panelists weigh in on the Mountain Accord (Park Record)