Local Headlines 2-17-15

Salt Lake Tribune

Op-ed: State workers need more pay to continue Utah’s prosperity

Rolly: Bill adds roadblocks to investment transparency

Op-ed: Despite rhetoric, Utah is quite capable of managing federal lands

Editorial: No need to hide gas tax hike

Editorial: BLM right to choose history over expediency

Editorial: Utah should let death penalty go

Himonas unanimously confirmed to the Utah Supreme Court

New vision for U.S. 40 unveiled

Firing squad bill passes Utah House after tough debate

Count My Vote: Don’t back out on nominating deal

House endorses clean-burning school bus bill

Bill advances to make prosecuting human trafficking easier

Utah is lone cowboy trying to wrangle public lands

Volunteers and staff worried prison may be built too far away

Housing for the homeless: a scrum for site selection

Rolly: LaVar Christensen could be Utah LGBT community’s best friend

Deseret News

Frank Pignanelli & LaVarr Webb: Legislature review: Fierce debate involving federal government

Jill Major: Utah lags behind in educational storm

A. Scott Anderson: Time to pass Immigration Innovation Act

John Florez: Courts should protect children’s interests, too

McMillen and Cortez: Drug possession reform is long overdue

Michael and Jenet Erickson: Protecting conscience is not discrimination

Robert Bennett: The vote on war should never turn into ‘policy by bumper sticker’

Editorial: Proposed altering of ‘death tax’ inflicts the estate tax on nearly every successful family business

Editorial: Public schools deserve greater responsibility for innovation

Committee OKs $13.5M bill for teacher salary increases

School capital funding equity bill gets House approval

In RootsTech speech, former first lady Laura Bush encourages savoring family, life’s moments

Bill to replace worst polluting school buses passes House

Utah House narrowly passes bill to restore firing squad

Performance funding for higher ed would preserve college missions, lawmakers say

Count My Vote supporters call legislation undoing agreement ‘troubling and alarming’

Salt Lake City mayor, councilman oppose North Temple sites for homeless support housing

Senate confirms new Utah Supreme Court justice

Warrants allege how Mark Shurtleff, John Swallow used political power

Should Utah bid an early farewell to SAGE testing?

Protections for breast-feeding women may be added to Utah’s anti-discrimination laws

Legislative showdown erupts over Fairpark, soccer stadium deal

Huntsman apparently hasn’t ruled out run against Sen. Mike Lee


Op-ed: Legislators must move Utah education toward the top (Standard-Examiner)

Editorial: Let police enforce seat belt law (Standard-Examiner)

Bill could change how juveniles are dealt with in court (Standard-Examiner)

Rep. Chris Stewart trying to change veterans health care law (Standard-Examiner)

With four bills pending, Utah Hospital Association backs Healthy Utah (Standard-Examiner)

Football analogy gave North Salt Lake lawmaker the edge Friday (Standard-Examiner)

Editorial: Provo responds to retail demands, but will residents help? (Daily Herald)

Openshaw: Redirect the prison, don’t move it (Daily Herald)

Laura Bush talks family, memories and ancestry at RootsTech (Daily Herald)

Balance is at the heart of LGBT rights and religious freedom, legislators say (Daily Herald)

Texting and driving bills go head to head (Daily Herald)

Cities encouraged to participate in Utah Lake Commission (Daily Herald)

Lawmakers look to prioritize $1 billion funding requests (Logan Herald Journal)