Local Headlines 2-29-16

Salt Lake Tribune

Rolly: Could Romney be eyeing a chance at an open convention?

Lee: Senate well within its rights, and within precedent, to wait on court nominee

Op-ed: We have a good plan for homelessness, and now is the time

Op-ed: Thanks, Rep. Love and Sen. Hatch, for going to bat for Medicare Advantage

Editorial: Utah lawmakers work to hold more power for themselves

Editorial: Herbert’s CPP decision suggests Utah is not worthy of self-determination

Utah committee has fun ‘ripping up’ school funding bill

Senate approves landlord opt-out bill despite warnings it will deepen low-income housing

Mormon faithful faced with reconciling marijuana use and church’s concerns

Utah abortion bill would mandate anesthesia for fetus after 20 weeks

Committee kills bill to limit lobbyist revolving door

House OKs plan to manage federal lands

Senate gives initial OK to hate-crimes bill, but debate is far from over

House panel approves bill to end life sentences for juveniles

Bill would ease billboard restrictions on scenic byways

Legislator says teens fighting e-cigs threatened with violence

Hutchings completes mountain planning panel, filling west-side slot

Bernie Sanders supporters rally in Salt Lake City

Cannabis catch-22: Utah research on medical pot hamstrung by drug’s federal status

Ted Cruz asks court to dismiss Utahn’s claim that he’s not eligible to be president

Deseret News

Frank Pignanelli & LaVarr Webb: Legislature offers contradictions in standard issues and new trends

John Florez: Stop punishing parents for a child’s school absences

Op-ed: Obama’s federal land grab continues

Op-ed: Don’t expand airspace around Utah Test and Training Range

Editorial: Valentine’s Day, the hidden mountains, and the search for clean air

Editorial: U. of U. audit shrouded in suspicion

Signature gathering lands Sen. Mike Lee spot on GOP primary ballot

Veterans express support for medical marijuana bill

Investigation underway for threats allegedly made to students over support for e-cigarette tax

U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan visiting Utah to ski with donors, raise money for Mia Love

Utah Senate gives initial approval to hate crimes bill

Advocate opposed to life without parole for youths asks legislators to give children a chance

Utah activists rally for Bernie Sanders

A look at what’s behind audit of University of Utah athletics

Western states chafe at new federal ozone standard


Editorial: Plenty of local examples of politicians behaving badly (Daily Herald)

Editorial: Discussing porn in the Utah Legislature (Standard-Examiner)

Utah Supreme Court stay limits public access to waters, reverts back to HB141 (Standard-Examiner)

Constituents call on Cache legislators for more attention to national issues (Logan Herald Journal)

Dashing beneath the Dome: A day in the life of a legislative intern (Logan Herald Journal)

Editorial: Utah legislators are still operating with a Jurassic perspective (Park Record)

Park City rental owners check in with worries about bill (Park Record)

Despite partisanship, King sees progress (Park Record)