Local Headlines 10-17-13

Salt Lake Tribune

Editorial: Jordan bond is necessary, but it’s not a blank check

Large Utah families may be asked to kick in more for education

Hatch supports Senate compromise to end the federal shutdown

Matheson, Love about even in stockpiling 2014 cash

Utah’s Bishop says D.C. park closures may have been illegal

Funding of beds for state inmates at Utah’s county jails still lags

Count My Vote campaign inspires fans and foes

Amid Stericycle outcry, University of Utah hospitals rethink waste

Senate confirms Cox as Herbert’s new No. 2

Legislators pledge funds for parks, health benefits

Debates on drinking flow at legislative meetings

Congress OKs legislation to end shutdown, avoid default

Cities, counties seek new 3 percent gasoline tax

Deseret News

Dan Liljenquist: Now we know what unrestrained government health care looks like

Jay Evensen: Another round of negotiations over the budget? Puh-lease!

Richard Davis: Not ‘my’ president? Partisanship hurting the nation

Editorial: Shutdown solution just kicks the can — again

Public may vote on eliminating tax exemption to fund schools

Lawmakers tackle alternative fuel vehicles’ role in reducing air pollution

Utah concealed gun permit sales surge to record high

Utahns weigh in on Count My Vote initiative

Utah ranchers corral donations to replace cows lost in South Dakota blizzard

Pitch for variable beer tax falls flat in committee

Lawmakers hear proposals for, against lowering blood-alcohol driving limit

Utah lawmakers set aside another $7 million for national parks just as Congress reaches deal

‘Shocked’ Spencer Cox sworn in as new lieutenant governor


Utah expecting to see 57,000 more gun permits sold in 2013 (Daily Herald)

Lawmakers discuss $400 million tax increase to fund schools (Daily Herald)

Beer tax increase goes flat at Legislature (Standard-Examiner)

State says no quick decisions coming on Stericycle controversy (Standard-Examiner)

Utah Legislature extends state funding, if needed, to Bear River Bird Refuge (Standard-Examiner)

Utah Senate chooses not to vote on 2nd District Court nominee from Ogden (Standard-Examiner)

Utah Senate confirms Cannell as new judge in Logan’s 1st District Court (Logan Herald Journal)

Gov. Herbert heads education summit (Park Record)