Local Headlines 2-26-15

Salt Lake Tribune

Op-ed: Tooele County is still the wrong place for Utah State Prison

Utah House panel: Ease penalty for concealed guns on public transit

Move an endangered animal in Utah? Go to prison

How Homeland Security shutdown would affect U.S., Utah

Former Utah Sen. Bennett diagnosed with pancreatic cancer

Panel wants to license autism therapists

Bill proposes spending $75M on school technology

Counselors would get more suicide prevention training under bill

Bill could strip Swallow’s pension if he’s convicted

Sponsor of Utah medical marijuana bill acknowledges sampling the product in Colorado

House leader on Medicaid expansion: ‘We’re done’

Utah House shoots down call for constitutional convention amid talk of ‘evil and conspiring men’ and quotes from former LDS apostles

Deseret News

Dan Liljenquist: In order to confront Islamic State group, we need to understand and confront ‘radical’ Islam

Op-ed: Legislature should invest in effective transportation infrastructure

Editorial: Legislature should look to keep school board elections nonpartisan

Salt Lake City to begin economic action plan effort

Panel OKs bill reducing penalties for concealed weapons on buses

Former Utah Sen. Bob Bennett has pancreatic cancer

New license proposed for Utah professionals who treat autism

Leaders celebrate Utah’s $7.5B tourism industry

Illinois professor could help Utah draft religious liberty, nondiscrimination bill

Bill would fund education for families experiencing intergenerational poverty

Hundreds assemble to demand patch for Utah’s $11.3B transportation system ‘pothole’

Statewide school technology bill passes first legislative hurdle

Lawmakers consider academic turnaround programs for low-performing schools

House Speaker Greg Hughes kills hopes for Healthy Utah plan

Move to reduce student testing passes House

Bill OK’d allowing all children to petition for restoration of parental rights

Lawmakers to hear bill that would expand medical marijuana use in Utah


Editorial: Use of cannabis oil should be expanded (Daily Herald)

Lawmakers still have big issues to tackle in remaining three weeks of session (Daily Herald)

Lehi city administrator resigns (Daily Herald)

Utah Senate stifles clean air bill after industry lunch (Standard-Examiner)

Bill to lower penalty for carrying weapons on mass transit advances (Standard-Examiner)

Group’s attorney questions funds used for Kaysville Christmas party (Standard-Examiner)

State Senate panel endorses expansion of UTTR (Standard-Examiner)

Pending bill to regulate e-cigarette products won’t include hefty tax (Standard-Examiner)