Local Headlines 2-24-16

Salt Lake Tribune

Op-ed: Congress should follow Utah’s lead on sentencing reform

Op-ed: Olene Walker’s housing legacy needs a statewide boost

Editorial: Legislative audit won’t equalize Utah and BYU

Proposed restrictions on historic preservation aimed at Salt Lake City

‘Juneteenth’ may become official Utah observance

Move for independent redistricting commission in Utah stalls

Utah’s House GOP votes to tilt two committees in its favor

Utah Senate asks Congress to reclassify marijuana

Rolly: State preparing a pro-fossil fuels agenda for public schools

State Senate wants to pick Utah’s U.S. senators

Sens. Orrin Hatch and Mike Lee say they won’t meet with Obama’s Supreme Court pick

Utah’s members of Congress blast Obama for plan to close Gitmo

FEC audit finds Utah Democratic Party misstated financial activity over two years

State Republicans create debate-ticket sign-up

Bill bulldozes bans on late-night road work

Utah House approves bill limiting public access to school district records

Utah House OKs bill that lets distilleries give samples to customers

Utah Senate panel endorses death-penalty abolition

Full Medicaid expansion clears hurdle on way to Utah Senate floor

Utah House panel defeats sex education bill, debates change in abuse prevention training

House panel moves to remove SAGE scores from teacher evaluations

Deseret News

Op-ed: Utah should put carbon regulations on ice

Op-ed: Support Advancing Targeted Therapies for Rare Diseases Act

Richard Davis: Time to put aside partisanship in judicial selection

Op-ed: A shortage of teachers and other public servants

Editorial: GRAMA best ensures transparency and privacy for body cam content

Measure aims to grow Utah jobs, cut pollution

House passes bill shifting control of key legislative committees to majority

Student immunizations bill heads to House floor

Lawmakers sideline health care cost-sharing bill

Consumer confidence in economy holds steady

Bill to ban gas chamber use at animal shelters fails in House

Conference highlights challenges to Great Basin ecosystem, sage grouse

Senate committee backs full Medicaid expansion, but limited House bill expected

Tickets to GOP presidential debate can be requested online

Senate panel advances bill to repeal Utah death penalty

‘Keep pushing forward’: Clearfield family battles medical challenges with optimism

Comprehensive sex education gets early opposition from lawmakers


Sponsor delays final Senate vote on medical marijuana bill (Daily Herald)

Editorial: Exploited children aren’t criminals — they’ve victims. Utah, enact HB 206 (Standard-Examiner)

Bill to observe Juneteenth as a Utah state holiday clears House committee (Standard-Examiner)

Bill to help pregnant and breastfeeding moms at work heads to House (Standard-Examiner)

Salt Lake GOP debate could make or break Trump (Standard-Examiner)

GOP debate: will Trump, Rubio, Cruz, Kasich and Carson hit Park City? (Park Record)

Senate debates bill targeting Mantua’s ticketing practices (Logan Herald Journal)