Local Headlines 3-1-16

Salt Lake Tribune

Op-ed: Time to hit the history books, Rolly

Editorial: Headwaters survey shows federal lands boost rural economies

Rolly: Legislature champions free market, with exceptions

Senate will debate bill requiring anesthesia for fetus in abortions

Utah to Congress: Pay us back $1 million for keeping parks open during shutdown

Bill advances that may make more Utah liquor licenses available

‘Juneteenth’ advances as possible Utah observance

Utah lawmakers reject attempt to raise smoking age to 21

Biskupski appoints Reberg and two others to key posts at City Hall

Utah police chiefs speak out against bill that would limit role of victim advocates in sexual assault cases

License plates for Real Salt Lake win approval

White House appeals to Hatch’s ‘constitutional duty’ to vote on Supreme Court nominee

Committee endorses bill to decriminalize victims of child prostitution

Senators give first OK to making Utah school grades more difficult each year

House votes to name building for former Speaker Becky Lockhart

If drones interfere with emergencies, bill would allow ‘neutralizing’ them

Opioid abuse emergency measures win Senate panel backing

Dems want State Bar to weigh in on public lands lawsuit dispute

House panel OKs bill promoting health care for homeless, mentally ill

Compromise bill lets districts off the hook for charter funding bump

New bill would have Utah taxpayers invest $51 million in California coal port

Deseret News

Op-ed: Education First, Prosperity 2020 seek to improve K-12 and higher education

Editorial: Local business community’s reaction to HB 251 shows its issues

Lawmakers pass bill requiring workplace accommodations for breast-feeding women

Democrat Vaughn R. Cook announces he’s running for governor

Legislative committee snuffs out bill to raise legal age to use tobacco

Juneteenth bill passes House unanimously

Utah’s low unemployment may not be good news for everyone

Charter school funding equity plan gets approval from House committee

Bill to require anesthesia for abortions clears hurdle

Bill allowing law enforcement to take down drones passes committee

Debate over SAGE testing continues in Utah Legislature

Jazz owner: Utahns have ‘urgent moral responsibility’ to address homelessness

Committee approves bill extending Medicaid to Utahns in the ‘greatest need’

Is the Salt Lake County recorder really running his office?


Utah lawmakers approve soccer-themed license plates (Standard-Examiner)

Limited Medicaid expansion bill advances to Utah House (Standard-Examiner)

Utah bill to fund homeless facilities and services advances to House (Standard-Examiner)