Local Headlines 1-29-16

Salt Lake Tribune

Op-ed: Wise leaders are needed to reunite the nation

Editorial: Senate bill would encourage necessary conservation of water

Utah Dems to guv: Reverse Planned Parenthood order

‘Phased retirement’ may be offered to state workers

Rolly: Utah Vietnam vet seeks VA’s help but is still waiting, waiting, waiting

Proposals for stricter punishments for Utah environmental infractions spark controversy

Utah Legislature will see push to pass a workable hate-crimes law

Bill seeks transportation tax increases without giving UTA money

Utahns split on Planned Parenthood; guv stands by order to pull funding

Online sales tax bill stalled in wake of conservative coalition opposition

Move advances to decriminalize guns on public buses

Northrop Grumman celebrates bomber contract in Utah

Utah could win public lands lawsuit, attorneys tell lawmakers

Deseret News

Boyd Matheson: Voters need to ask themselves, not candidates, a few questions

Natalie Gochnour: Decision time in America

Top educators wary of teaching gun safety in schools

Panel OKs bill removing ban on carrying weapons on buses, trains

Northrup Grumman officially announces contract for new military bomber

Social service advocates call for lawmakers to ‘end the earmarks’

U.S. in ‘dangerous’ time, Rep. Chris Stewart tells Utah lawmakers

Bill would lower age to apply for certain hunting permits

Bill would allow disabled veterans free access to state parks

2016 session will test Legislature’s stand on water issues

State senator wants to revamp Utah hate crimes law

Dozens of volunteers canvass city to survey unsheltered homeless people

LDS Church to sell Salt Palace property to S.L. County at $27M discount

Herbert stands by Planned Parenthood directive despite calls to reverse it

$14 million price tag for public lands lawsuit gives governor pause


Utah ranks well in high school graduation rates (Daily Herald)

Consultant says rebranding Ogden means finding what sets it apart (Standard-Examiner)

Utah adoption bill would favor heterosexual couples over same-sex couples (Standard-Examiner)