Dirty Air, Climate Change Preoccupy Salt Lake City Leaders

Local officials in smoggy Utah are fighting to reduce pollution and move toward solar and other renewable energy sources.

Increase in Youth Suicide Prompts States to Act

The decade-long rise in youth suicide in the U.S. has been particularly steep in Utah, which has launched several suicide prevention efforts aimed at young people.

A New Coalition to Lower State and Local Incarceration Rates

Launched by the White House, the Data-Driven Justice Initiative wants to lower prison inmate numbers and increase the number of prisoners receiving health care and mental health services with proven methods.

Code for America Names Local Government Partners for Its 2016 Fellowship Program

Among the priorities for 2016 fellows: Improve access to health and human services, reduce incarceration levels and promote economic development.

8 State and Local Election Results Worth Noting

From the Kentucky gubernatorial election to ballot measures on affordable housing in San Francisco, here are some of the races and initiatives we were tracking.

Police Lawsuit Aims to Make Milwaukee Gun Shop Pay; Major Kentucky ‘Obamacare’ Insurer Goes Belly Up

Also: Salt Lake charter school teachers are ‘unqualified,’ not sticking around and judge orders Arkansas to reveal the identity of its execution-drug supplier.

Mixed Messages With Utah’s Deseret Flag?; Virginia’s ‘Road to Nowhere’ Settlement

Also: More woes for Detroit and mental health challenges for hospitals in Massachusetts.