Local Headlines 3-11-15

Salt Lake Tribune

Editorial: Utah senators increase risk of war

Utah lawmakers want $500K to study how public land transfer may benefit schools

County sales taxes up 6.5 percent in 2014

Nonpartisan school board bill clears first Senate test

No sex ed unless Utah students opt in, bill proposes

Census: 1 of every 5 married Utahns has been remarried

Anti-discrimination bill moves toward a final vote

Senate slashes proposed tax on natural-gas motor fuel

Tweaked ban on burn bans clears Utah House

Utah appears on verge of restoring firing squad for executions

After years of battles, bill finally passes to toughen seat-belt laws

With 2 days to go, high-profile issues remain unresolved on Capitol Hill

Bill to ban price-fixing for contacts heads to governor

Legislature OKs consistent funding for charter schools among districts

Utah may toughen cockfighting laws after years of trying

Deseret News

Op-ed: Block schedule provides more flexibility for high school students

Op-ed: Car manufacturers still unable to sell directly to Utah consumers

Op-ed: Utah’s leaders should focus on fixing potholes, not running the Internet

Richard Davis: In selecting state school board members, Utah needs citizen process, not political process

Editorial: Legislature to be commended for seeking more improvements on state’s exemplary open-records laws

Southern Utah STEM initiative gets OK from legislative committee

Nonpartisan State School Board bill moves to Senate

Bill would make parent opt-in requirement for sex education

House speaker: Up to Senate, governor, to make next move in Healthy Utah negotiations

Additional math requirements for high schoolers get House approval

Senate approves bill to equalize property tax for school capital funding

Bill to ban fixed contact lens prices passes House

Legislature passes bill allowing police to stop motorists not wearing seat belts

Bill to legalize firing squad executions passes Legislature

Student crisis line bill goes to House floor

Governor ‘not satisfied’ with proposed increase to school funding

House passes resolution calling for Utah workers to build new prison

Utah House panel endorses anti-bias, religious rights bill

Other

Chaffetz honors heroes during Spanish Fork town hall meeting (Daily Herald)

Brad Wilson: Banner year for education funding (Standard-Examiner)

Editorial: Allow Tesla to sell cars in Utah (Standard-Examiner)

Bill to expand funding for Centennial Scholarship dies in House (Standard-Examiner)

Last days of legislative session clouded by confusion (Park Record)

Senate votes to expand ATV road access, speed limits (Park Record)

Summit County officials to focus on transportation, environment and planning (Park Record)