Local Headlines 2-25-16

Salt Lake Tribune

Op-ed: Legislators talk local control but they want to micromanage my neighborhood

Editorial: Utah legislators fail to act on air quality measures

Utah Senate votes to crack down on Mantua ‘speed trap’ in Box Elder County

Utah Senate declares pornography a ‘public health crisis’

Utah panel blocks bill to ensure LGBT equality in adoption, foster care

House will hear stricter water-heater emissions bill

Salt Lake City initiates resident survey for mass-transit preferences

Utah Senate rejects proposal to charge fees for full-day kindergarten

Swallow named co-defendant to Johnson in federal election fraud case

Advocates push for Medicaid expansion, but House plan would leave many without

Researchers: Don’t blame drought for low Great Salt Lake

Though ‘Columbus is a hero to a lot of people,’ Utah Senate will consider a switch to Indigenous Peoples Day

Bills advance to collect tax from online sales to Utahns

House approves ban on noncompete clauses

A rainy day fund for Utah’s higher education buildings?

Utah’s Mike Noel again takes aim at federal law enforcement, wants to give locals more control

Deseret News

Jay Evensen: GOP’s Utah debate won’t boost the state much, but still is a good thing

Op-ed: Legislature, public must act to save children’s brains

Op-ed: Utah seniors reap benefits from Medicare Advantage

Dan Liljenquist: The perils of presidential elections

Editorial: Changing the makeup of key legislative committees is a bad idea

Utah House panel rejects gay couples adoption, foster care bill

Committee OKs bill withdrawing S.L.’s ability to raise taxes for prison costs

FEC officially adds ex-Utah A.G. John Swallow to election fraud case

Proposal to charge fees for optional full-day kindergarten fails in Senate

One Medicaid expansion bill gains favor of leadership, but people still want more

Utah Tax Commission honored for uncovering tax refund fraud

Bill calls for ‘homeless to housing’ initiative, enhanced role for city, county mayors

Bill authorizing clean-burning water heaters clears committee

An ID for the homeless a step toward getting help

Utah Senate declares porn a public health crisis

Will the Great Salt Lake be reduced to dust?

Committee advances bill to rename Columbus Day in Utah


Editorial: Herald editorial: Politicians smart to take advantage of technology (Daily Herald)

Editorial: Northern Utah air quality is a moral issue. Start testing diesels (Standard-Examiner)

Medicaid expansion a moral imperative, proponents say (Standard-Examiner)

Bill advances to siphon state transportation dollars for future water projects (Standard-Examiner)

Study evaluates humans’ impact in dropping Great Salt Lake (Standard-Examiner)

Two education bills change year-end tests for students, teacher evaluations (Logan Herald Journal)