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Local News Highlights: Daily Briefing

Morning must reads for Monday, June 19, 2017

Good Monday morning from Salt Lake City. Today is the 170th day of the year. There are 195 days remaining in 2017. Today is the 150th day of Donald Trump's presidency.

Herbert blocks the A.G. office from giving the Legislature an opinion on the legality of November's special election process. Chris Herrod pulls off a stunning upset. A terror attack in London leaves one dead and 10 injured.

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Today At Utah Policy

Gov. Herbert blocked A.G.'s office from giving legislative leaders an opinion on legality of Congressional special election process

We may soon see a serious political battle between the Utah Gov. Gary Herbert and the Legislature over Herbert’s election process in the 3rd Congressional race....

'Political Insiders' say Salt Lake City Council made the right decision not putting Dabakis on UTA Board

Our "Political Insiders" mostly think the Salt Lake City Council made the right choice when they rejected Sen. Jim Dabakis' nomination to the Utah Transit Authority board....

Democrats elect Thomas to lead fractured party

It was Daisy Thomas' last line to the convention that likely sealed her victory in Ogden on Saturday....

Allen wins Democratic nomination for 3rd Congressional District special election

Utah Democrats overwhelmingly picked Dr. Kathie Allen to be their standard bearer in the special 3rd Congressional District election in November....

Upset! Herrod wins GOP delegate nomination in 3rd District

Around 750 3rd House District Republican delegates decided Saturday that former state House Rep. Chris Herrod will be their nominee to replace retiring U.S. Rep. Jason Chaffetz....

'Beg to Differ' podcast: Everything changes...until it doesn't

Bryan Schott and Mike Winder make you the smartest person in the room when you discuss politics. ...

Policy News

Press release: Count My Vote congratulates Republican primary election candidates
Count My Vote initiative leaders today congratulated the three candidates who have qualified for the Republican Party primary election ballot in the replacement of resigning Congressman Jason Chaffetz in Utah’s 3rd Congressional District....

SLCC, Utah Gov. honor outgoing trustees, Chair Gail Miller
Outgoing Salt Lake Community College Board of Trustees Chair Gail Miller was honored Wednesday by Utah Gov. Gary Herbert during her final meeting with the board....

Press release: United Utah Party readies lawsuit Against Lieutenant Governor's Office
The United Utah Party will file a lawsuit to compel the Utah Elections Office to certify its candidate, Jim Bennett, for the Third Congressional District.  ...

Derek B. Miller statement on Trump's changes to Cuba policy
World Trade Center Utah (WTC Utah) President and CEO Derek B. Miller released the following statement about President Trump’s revised Cuba policy:...

Local Headlines

Utah Foundation

Salt Lake Tribune

Op-ed: Founder of MADD says Utah's new drunk driving law is an unhelpful distraction

Op-ed: Working in a Mormon-owned marijuana shop made my anti-weed views more ... complicated

Utah sheriffs defend jail practices after rash of inmate deaths, more than half suicides

Democrats congressional nominee Kathie Allen predicts victory amid Trump frustrations

Former state rep wins GOP nod for 3rd District special election to replace Chaffetz

After wild race, Democrats elect Daisy Thomas as new state chairwoman

Gehrke: The showdown between the governor and Legislature over the attorney general's opinion on special election legality

Should Utah charter schools be allowed to seize land?

Muslim leader returns to Utah, says had worried that he might never be able to return to the U.S.

Deseret News

LaVarr Webb and Frank Pignanelli: 3rd District race will add heat to summer politics

Hal Boyd: Progressivism's troubling religious test

Op-ed: Utahns should demand no taxation without innovation

Tanner Ainge: The big heart, small government approach of Utah is the best for America

Backers of new Utah political party say they'll sue to get candidate in congressional race

Former lawmaker Herrod nominated for GOP primary to replace Chaffetz, will face Curtis, Ainge

Utah Democrats tap Cottonwood Heights MD to vie for Chaffetz' seat

Mayor calls transportation fund a 'political piggy bank'

Utah Muslim leader arrives home Sunday after being barred from entering U.S.

Report: 94-hour workweek required at minimum wage to afford 2-bedroom apartment in Utah


Former Provo Rep. Chris Herrod heads to Republican primary for Chaffetz seat (Daily Herald)

Medical marijuana advocates within weeks of filing ballot initiative (Daily Herald)

South Weber leaders mull new $15-a-month fee to generate road funding (Standard-Examiner)

Ogden officials show support for immigrants through community meeting (Standard-Examiner)

Park City readies for balloting by mail (Park Record)

National Headlines

Senate GOP shifts focus to Lynch (The Hill)

Facebook feels the heat (The Hill)

White House meetings add to tech's awkward dance with Trump (Politico)

Ossoff, Handel battle for Georgia special election win (Politico)

Illinois finances in 'massive crisis mode' (Associated Press)

Pentagon: US shoots down Syrian aircraft for first time (Associated Press)

Milwaukee County sheriff not joining DHS, after all (ABC News)

Lawmakers set to return to scrapping over health care, Russia probes (Politico)

UT/TT Poll: Immigration, border security still top concerns for Texas voters (Star Telegram)

The right criticized Janet L. Yellen for years. Now the left says she's too far right. (Washington Post)

Judge won't allow Trump to be added to pipeline lawsuit (Washington Post)

Wise Words

Pace of Nature
"Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience." Ralph Waldo Emerson

Lighter Side

"Trump responded to an article on Twitter and called it a "phony story." I guess at this point even Trump's tired of saying "fake news." Jimmy Fallon

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