Local Headlines 2-22-16

Salt Lake Tribune

Op-ed: Fractured GOP’s uniter? Mitt Romney is still in the wings

Op-ed: Test scores are not a valid measure for teacher evaluations

Op-ed: For fairness to all, Utah should require Internet sales-tax collection

Op-ed: Outside opponents of Internet tax collection don’t have Utahns’ needs at heart

Op-ed: Government, Tribune intend to scare ranchers from pursuing rights

Rolly: Hatch says position on SCOTUS opening is not political. Really?

Editorial: A chance for a new start at Utah Office of Education

Bill advances to outline how Utah would manage federal lands

At Legislature, Chaffetz attacks 3 federal agencies

State considering next-generation voting methods

Utah lawmakers urge BLM to restore Bonneville Salt Flats for high-speed racing

Utah House committee OKs push for constitutional convention

Committee endorses proposal to remove arts-grants law

In conference that includes Gov. Herbert, Interior Secretary says Oregon standoff didn’t gain traction

Republican presidential debate coming to Salt Lake City

Legislature will audit University of Utah athletics in wake of BYU rivalry suspension

Utah’s ‘unelected governor’: The political clout of Zions Bank CEO Scott Anderson

New scrutiny for Salt Lake City Fire chief

Annexation hearings in Sandy on Tuesday

Utah committee passes bigamy bill spurred by ‘Sister Wives,’ but with lessened penalties

Monson: Now it’s Utah that’s on the receiving end of a power play

Deseret News

Frank Pignanelli & LaVarr Webb: Supreme Court nominations and Utah delegates

Editorial: Successful education systems require adequate funding and wise spending; Utah could see major improvement in both

Bill to permit state’s affordable housing loan fund to award grants advances

One medical marijuana bill set to advance, another hangs in the balance

Rep. Chaffetz wants to legalize CBD marijuana extract in states where approved for medical use

Polygamists speak against bill reviving Utah plural marriage ban

Legislation sets up ways to manage federal lands, should they come

Advertise with usReport this ad Prostitutes in China? Lawmaker says federal government needs to return Utah’s money

Expanding kindergarten in Utah gets more support from Legislature

Utah family is ‘complete’ thanks to Orrin Hatch’s penchant for Costco hot dogs

Committee says military retirement tax exemption bill needs more study

Scott Jones to remain at state education office

Poll: Nearly two-thirds of Utahns want comprehensive sex ed

Should parents be punished for a child’s school absences?

Salt Lake City will host Republican presidential debate March 21

History shows century of angst over new national parks

Bill striking two-week wait on vote counts already on governor’s desk

Group: Fix the national parks we have; don’t create new ones


Church’s stance on Madsen’s bill may be biggest hurdle to medical marijuana (Daily Herald)

Amendments give medical marijuana bill new life in Utah Legislature (Daily Herald)

Local school districts speak out about what they want in the next state superintendent (Daily Herald)

‘Follow the money:’ Cache legislators discuss funding, budgets, medical marijuana (Logan Herald Journal)

Qualified to Judge? Amended legislation won’t affect Cache Valley justice court judges (Logan Herald Journal)

Editorial: SB73 best hope for limited, humane medical marijuana law (Standard-Examiner)

Utah Democrats blast bill that could exclude independent voters from primaries (Standard-Examiner)

Utah Senate debates medical pot; one bill advances, more discussion for another (Standard-Examiner)

Huntsville lawmaker to sponsor Utah medical marijuana bill if it advances (Standard-Examiner)

Editorial: Future of Summit County rests on caliber of candidates in coming election (Park Record)

Cannabis advocates urge patience at Legislature (Park Record)

Kraig Powell, GOP legislator, faces a challenge from the far right (Park Record)